Overclockers Tech - Forums! http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/ en Thu, 22 Mar 2012 07:41:15 GMT vBulletin 15 http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/blak-ice/misc/rss.jpg Overclockers Tech - Forums! http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/ DIY Radiator Stand http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2758&goto=newpost Sun, 18 Mar 2012 14:32:36 GMT So I am getting a test bench from and Italian maker but it has no watercooling options. So I got to thinking about a radiator stand because the test... So I am getting a test bench from and Italian maker but it has no watercooling options. So I got to thinking about a radiator stand because the test bench is a mini test bench, no WC options.

I saw the Phobya stand and I really really liked it. Which fits 3x 3.120 rads or a 4x180 rad, but its $90. And they have a smaller one, which fits 2x 2.120 rads and its $60.

They have options which are great. You can mount your res and pump to the outside or inside of the rad stand.

So why can't I make it out of pelxi? So after a few hours in sketchup. I came up with this.

Inside the rad stand. You can see where the Rads go.


Outside the rad stand. Here you can see where the fan holes need to go.


I actually think I may be able to just cut the openings by hand and then just use some modders mesh to cover the holes. That will be way cheaper in the long run as I won't have to ship the plexi out and pay for a laser cutter and I can do it in 1 big piece.

Here is how I will cut the fan holes. All I did was make an X across where the fan hole needs to be (mounting hole to hole) and then drew a 2 5/8" hole there. Delete the parts that are outside the fan hole and there you have nice rounded corners. Should be easy enough to make if I take my time.


As of right now the feet are 8" long and 2" wide.

Total dimensions are :
1' 7" tall
1' 5" wide
4" deep (might make this 5 for thicker rads)

All materials are 1/4" thick acrylic.

So I'm going back to the acrylic idea. 1/4" is more than thick enough to handle the weight of the rads. + I will have rad grills made to give it some more strength.

The new feet. I'm 100% sure these will keep it sanding.


And the cutouts for the rads.


I got replies for the aluminum and just having the main pieces cut will cost over $140 so alu is out.

I just sent some emails to plexi companies to get work done. Hopefully I'll have a reply tomorrow.

Comments and advice welcomed. Cheers till then. ]]>
Fuganater http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2758
Custom HDD activity VU meter http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2757&goto=newpost Thu, 15 Mar 2012 00:05:58 GMT basically gilgamesh and i was talking and i mentioned in handy with a solder iron so he's asked me to work out a circuit for driving leds to act essentially as a VU meter for his hdd activity.

i'll be doing the worklog in this thread and will be open to doing these on an individual level at component cost + 30% to cover labour then obviously the postage costs. (the 30% will be split between gilg and i as it was his idea)

there will be 2 models available, 1 with enclosure and 1 without. the leds will have cables on them so they can be placed where you like, example, a modded drive bay cover.

the units will have 2 modes too! one mode is the VU meter and the other is the led needle style.

working up the component list and will add a proper worklog as and when work on it progresses. its still in the planning stage right now. ]]>
SecretReeve http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2757
Tutorial - Connect Watercooling Parts Using Tubing in SketchUp http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2753&goto=newpost Sat, 10 Mar 2012 09:18:30 GMT In my last tutorial I showed you how to make tubing for your watercooling system in SketchUp. You can read it here... In my last tutorial I showed you how to make tubing for your watercooling system in SketchUp. You can read it here.

Now using those basic skills from the tubing tutorial, I will show you how to connect a full watercooling system in SketchUp.

  1. Using SketchUp 3d Warehouse, download the watercooling parts you want to use.
  2. Open each of the parts you downloaded and copy them into a single blank SketchUp page. You can also add them to a case if you already have one in mind.

  3. I am going to use the same technique from HowTo Create Tubing tutorial.
  4. Find a barb that you want to start at. I will start at the bottom of the res to the pump.

  5. Locate the center of the barb opening and create a circle that has a radius of 1/4". Then draw a line straight across that circle you just drew.

  6. Use the Offset tool to create a 1/8" circle around the one you just created. Your tubing dimensions are now 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD.

  7. Delete the filling of the inside circle. You should be able to see the inside the barb now.

  8. Position your connecting watercooling component. I will be putting the pump directly below the res. (Keep your positions piratical. Think of how you might do it inside your case)

  9. Draw a line across the barb that you want the tubing to connect to.

  10. Now connect the two barbs by drawing a line from one barb to the other. Make sure this line connects to the exact center of the line across each barb opening. This will ensure your tubing lines up correctly.

  11. Next use the Follow me tool and drag the flat face of the circle along the line you made until you reach the other barb.

  12. Now use the Push/Pull tool and grab the flat end of the tubing and pull it to cover the barb.



  13. Do the same to the opposite end of the tube to complete this section of tubing.

  14. Now lets do a section that has a bend in it. I'll now connect the radiator to the resivour.

  15. Follow steps 4-9 again for these two barbs. I created the circle on each piece to show that it can be done from either end.

  16. Draw a line perpendicular to the line across the opening of the barbs. I moved my parts so the lines would intersect once for a 90 degree bend.

  17. Use the Arc tool and draw a line from the center of one line until it is purple on the other line.

  18. Once you click you must drag your cursor along one of the lines until it turns purple again and says "Tangent to Edge".

  19. Delete all the extra lines.

  20. Use the Follow Me tool again and pull your circle along the line until you reach the other barb.
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User Guides Fuganater http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2753
<![CDATA[[Review] Raidmax Aeolus]]> http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2752&goto=newpost Sat, 10 Mar 2012 07:48:26 GMT AEOLUS
More than cool

"Aeolus defines itself as "the ruler of the winds." This Raidmax gaming case delivers a fresh visual design as well as exceptional functional use. This properly cooled system keeps a constant stream of air moving throughout the entire case at all times which is vital for proper function and longevity of electronic components. The 430mm depth of chassis supports longer VGA cards and removable HDD cage allows more room for a larger sized power supply. Tool-free and cable management allow for easy assembly at all times. Rule your PC world with Aeolus."

Packaging








The box looks just like any case box. I got the impression that Raidmax wanted to show off the color accents on the case by the color choices of the box. On the back side of the box there are some key features about the case. Also on the side of the box there is a "Basic Specification" section that gives you some hard numbers about the case.




The case packaging was pretty standard. 2 closed-cell foamed end pieces held the case in place inside the box. The case was wrapped in a thick plastic bag to keep dust off the case and to keep it from getting scratched.


A Closer Look









I really like the look of this case. It has a slight "futuristic" look to it without looking or feeling cheap. Older Raidmax cases were very flimsy and cheap feeling. Well that was not the case here. The quality build of this case is something you would expect from a $100+ case.


The case comes with a very limited amount of mounting hardware.



After taking the side panel off you can see how the fans, PCI slot covers and the 5.25" bay locks all match. By removing the front rear HDD cage there is 315mm f space for your PSU. Having the HDD cages mounted to the bottom of the case gives you 430mm of space for those huge video cards.



The 5.25" bay have a tool-less mounting system works well and is not flimsy.






Moving to the bottom of the case, you can see the PSU vent has a filter. It is well made and not very flimsy. To the right are the 2 HDD cages. The bays to the left are removable by taking out the screws located under the case. The HDD slides are rather flimsy but once installed the are sturdy. You can mount a 3.5" or 2.5" HDD to the slides.




My biggest problem with these HDD bays is that they are not stackable. There is no way to get a PSU in and have both HDD cages installed. Also the left HDD cage covers up the PSU cable management hole. I stacked them and you can see it would work out well. Even when I installed a system my GTX 560Ti had more than enough room to fit with the HDD cages stacked.


Inside the top of the case there are two 120mm fans held in with 4 pressure clips. These enable quick and easy mounting. During shipping one of the fans came loose and damaged 2 of these clips so now the fan is not completely secure. You can also see the very large CPU cutout in the motherboard tray which is not removable. ]]>
User Reviews Fuganater http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2752
<![CDATA[[Review] Tt eSports MEKA G Unit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard]]> http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2750&goto=newpost Fri, 09 Mar 2012 21:07:04 GMT *Introduction* The MEKA G Unit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is one of the newest products out of the Tt eSports by Thermaltake lab. This keyboard has... Introduction
The MEKA G Unit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is one of the newest products out of the Tt eSports by Thermaltake lab. This keyboard has all of the features a gamer would want from a gaming keyboard without all the fluff that some other keyboards have. Now let’s take a look at what this device has to offer.

Specifications
• Interface: USB
• Operational system: Windows® 7/Vista/XP
• Number of Multimedia keys: 7
• 2.0 USB port: 2
• Mic-In &SP Out jacks
• Switch lifecycle: 50 Millions
• Switch brand: Cherry Black switch
• Cable length: 1.5m military grade cable
• Detachable palm rest
• Body dimension (LxWxH): 430x160x40mm

Features
• Detachable USB Cable
• Backlit keys. 3 individual white illumination sections for 4 levels and pause-breaking lighting design.
• USB hub & Audio jacks
• Macro Capability
• Normal/Game Mode switchable. Win key disabled in Game mode to avoid any accidental pressing.
• ISS (Instant Switch System) advanced macro key shifting fiction allows Gamer to reach all 60 macro keys within one profile.
• Up to 20 macro keys (12 fixed & 8 unfixed) per profile and total up to 60 macro keys with 3 profiles.
• 7 media hotkeys to provide gamers the instant control of audio sound.
• Up to 1000Hz polling rate which equates to 8x quicker than regular gaming keyboard.

Packaging

Packaging looks great. The box itself is very eye catching and points out lots of the features.


The back displays those features on the keyboard so that you can have a better idea of what it offers. Several of the main features are displayed in 15 different languages on the back which is great for the international market.

What’s inside?

Once we get into the box you will see the CD/manual case and a snapshot of what the GUI setup looks like. It points out all of the things you can change like macro key assignments, backlight key lighting and profile settings. Having 3 profiles is really great for gamers because you can have different hotkey setups for your favorite games. Or for generic gaming you can switch to Gaming mode to disable/enable different functions like disabling the windows key. (No one likes seeing the start menu pop up when you’re trying to crouch.


Under the details flap you will find the keyboard wrapped in a protective plastic wrap. It is also tucked into a cardboard insert to ensure it does not slide around. This is great to see because no one wants their product scratched up in shipping. Under the keyboard is the USB cable, wrist rest and carrying bag.

A Closer Look

Once we pull everything out you can notice the Tt eSports logo on everything. It looks very tasteful to me. Some companies slap their logo every 2 inches on their product but luckily, Tt does not. I can say that I am a huge fan of the carry bag. This really puts Tt ahead of others because they include something to protect your investment with instead of throwing it in your backpack.


Here you can see how everything fits in to its place. There is a separation at the bottom of the bag that you can’t see. This keeps the keyboard from rubbing against the wrist rest. And at the top left of the bag you can see the small compartment for the USB cable.




The USB cable for this device is pretty awesome. I have owned well over 10 different keyboards in my time and I have never seen one that was sleeved. This shows me that Tt is really paying attention to the small details for this device. It even comes with a Velcro strap attached for easy bundling.




From left to right on the back of the keyboard you will see the cable management U-Channel. Next to that you will see the mini USB input which is where the data/power cable for the keyboard plugs into. In the middle there are 2 USB 2.0 ports. These are great for USB sticks or even your mouse. It’s a great addition because I hate bending down to put a USB drive or USB HDD in to my tower. And finally on the far right you have your audio and mic inputs. Also a great addition if you don’t have a long cable on your headphones or if you don’t want to run the cable over with your office chair.


Here you can see the 12 macro keys. The spacing from the main keys is great. You can easily reach over to spam your med macro key while still moving. I never really used macro keys before for MMO gaming but I found it very easy to learn and make it second nature. You can also see some of the backlit keys. CTRL, Shift, W A S D and the spacebar on this side of the keyboard. The Caps Lock key is illumined when active. This is great for gamers but for daily drivers that just like the feel of a mechanical keyboard this really isn’t helpful. A nice improvement would be if all the keys were backlit and maybe the key gaming keys were a different color. That way it would satisfy both crowds.


On the other side of the keyboard you can see that the arrow keys and 4 8 6 2 keys are backlit. The Num Lock and Scroll lock are illuminated when active. On the top right of the keyboard you can see the 7 media keys and the brightness level key. They are easily accessible and work with a single touch. Nothing to complain about here.

Conclusion

Pros:
• Fast response time when gaming
• Sleek look
• Normal/Gaming mode
• Multiple profiles for macro keys
• Onboard USB and audio ports

Cons:
• $129.99 MSRP
• Loud when typing
• Limited amount of keys are backlit

Even though this is the first mechanical keyboard that I have ever used it was very impressed. I am used to the consumer grade keyboards which sometimes make gaming difficult but after using the mechanical keyboard my gaming experience changed dramatically. Overall I give it a 4/5 because of 3 things. Number one being that it the keys are not fully backlit. The second thing being that it is really loud to type on. So loud that you can hear it in the next room. And the third thing being the price. For me spending around $75 for a peripheral is OK but at $130, I think it will scare away some of the mid level or even younger gamers.


This product was provided free of charge for the purpose of this review. ]]>
User Reviews Fuganater http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2750
Tutorial - Create Tubing in Sketchup http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2749&goto=newpost Fri, 09 Mar 2012 20:54:13 GMT This tutorial will show you how to make tubing in Sketchup. This will really help all you PC modders out there trying to make models of your dream... This tutorial will show you how to make tubing in Sketchup. This will really help all you PC modders out there trying to make models of your dream system. You will need the latest version of Sketchup. As of this tutorial the most recent version is v8 and can be downloaded here.
  1. Once you have the program installed, open it up.
  2. Make a 1/4" circle using the circle tool. This will make the diameter 1/2" which is a common ID (Inside Diameter) size for tubing.

  3. Use the Offset tool and pull the circle out 1/8".

  4. Draw a line across the inner circle. It must be exactly straight.

  5. Delete the filling of the inside circle. You should have a 1/8" think ring with a circle through it left over.

  6. Draw a line perpendicular to the line through the circle. Then make a few more lines if you wish.

  7. Using the arc line tool, draw a line from the center of a line to the connecting perpendicular line until it is purple. A popup next to your cursor will say "Tangent to Edge". That is when you know you have a good bend. Do this for any and all bends you have.

  8. Delete the white areas and the outside lines. You should should have a nice flowing path left over.

  9. Use the "Follow Me" tool and grab the flat surface of the circle and drag your cursor along the line you made. It should follow you and start to look like this.

  10. Continue along your line until you reach the end.

  11. Right click the tubing and hit "Hide". You will have to do this twice. Once for the outside and once for the inside.
  12. Select the line that you made and the line across the original circle you created and delete it.

  13. Once the lines are deleted hit Edit > Unhide > All. You should now see your finished tubing.

  14. You can then color it as you wish to get the desired effect. Here is an example of some Orange Tubing.

I hope this helps you become more proficient with Sketchup.



Cheers. ]]>
User Guides Fuganater http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2749
Post pics of your WC setup! http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2746&goto=newpost Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:35:59 GMT Ok here it is. The offical OCT watercooled rig pic thread. Post pics of you wc setup. Please do not flame anyone elses rig. *Constructive... Ok here it is. The offical OCT watercooled rig pic thread.

Post pics of you wc setup.

Please do not flame anyone elses rig. Constructive criticism only!


And to start it off, here is my rig.

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The Water Cooling forum Fuganater http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2746
To the TROLL on specialtech http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2745&goto=newpost Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:41:08 GMT To the troll called spider on specialtech....... How does it feel to be WRONG EH? gilgamesh aka ENKIDU! To the troll called spider on specialtech.......

How does it feel to be WRONG EH?


gilgamesh aka ENKIDU! ]]>
gilgamesh http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2745
Project: The Little Owl http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2742&goto=newpost Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:14:49 GMT THE LITTLE OWL Little is just an understatement here as I will be using an XSPC H1 case. STORYLINE: Jakob (pronounced Yakob) commissioned... THE LITTLE OWL

Little is just an understatement here as I will be using an XSPC H1 case.

STORYLINE:

Jakob (pronounced Yakob) commissioned me to build a kick **** machine BASED on the NEW NOCTUA NF-F12 (ones that are optimised for water cooling rads) fans.

In addition he wanted me to base the case on Noctua collours, however some people do not like these, so one had to base this build around a slighty differing theme.



If you look at the noctua website, the colours are much more 'red' than the fans themselves (which are brown based)

IDEA EXPLAINED. Essentialy this is going to be part scratch build/part mod with a dark red and white themed case with the internals being polar white and typhoon red.

The RED LASER TUNNEL effect will be used here

Sponsors so far:
Noctua (Ofcourse)
LAMPTRON (ofCourse)
MAYHEMS
INNOVATION COOLING for the IC Diamond

note:

Remember the LASER PROJECT? This will be used in here.

PAINT TO BE USED

HYCOTE tornado RED
HYCOTE POLAR WHITE
HYCOTE GLOSS WHITE
HYCOTE PRIMER
HYCOTE CLEAR OVERCOAT
Hycote Crystal Silver
Hycote Pepper RED pEARLeSCENT
hYCOTE tANGO RED mETALLIC

Photo of a default XSPC H1 CASE




Remember my last build where I used acrylic feet instead of the luggage-trolly-like castor wheels?

well since the mounting of the castors are exactly the same as the Mountain Mods level, we can re-use that idea.

Take one XSPC H1 Base plate

carefully mark out where the fifth hole for the LED is to go.



score a line from bottom left to the top right mounting hole and likewise for bottom right to top left.




Now do the same for all four acrylic feet mounts



Now here is where I had a problem, as I didnt have a centre punch available in order to create a pilot for the drill.

So i thought of using an engraving tool that comes with my dremel set.








Slowly but firmly press the dremel onto the desired spot



This then allows a 2mm pilot hole with the dremel



Now that is sorted lets use the big drill shall we?



Press the drill trigger slowly as to drill gently through the delicate aluminium (DO NOT USE HAMMER ACTION)

This then creates a nice 5mm hole for the LED to shine into the acrylic feet.



TESTING THE FIT

Note the LED has just enough room to fit whilst leaving the 5mm room to have a grip within the hole.





watch out for the next part:D ]]>
gilgamesh http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2742
Project Log: Rhapsody in Red http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2741&goto=newpost Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:48:37 GMT *Rhapsody in Red* Overclockers has received news we have a case coming to review. A case that we hope to turn into an epic build in the course of...
Rhapsody in Red

Overclockers has received news we have a case coming to review. A case that we hope to turn into an epic build in the course of its review. I'm trying for a relatively quick turnaround on the review, so this log will probably be short and to the point when it gets here. Until then, here's what we'll be working with.

The case: Lian Li PC-Z70



Its interior is as expansive as its exterior is monolithic.



Also along for the ride and (and for evaluation) are going to be quite a few accessories from Bitfenix. They are sending:

Alchemy multisleeved cables...



Alchemy LED Strips (quantity/type TBD)...



...and Spectre Pro LED fans for all the spots in the case.



As the title implies, it's also going to be red. Lots and lots of red. The motherboard and GPUs are all red & black. The benching SSD is even red.

The system going in the case is befitting such a monster. (Links are to our reviews.)

CPU: Intel i7 3960X
MB: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-2133 Quad Channel Memory
GPUs: AMD HD6990 + AMD HD6970
SSDs: OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240G (main OS), Patriot Inferno 100GB (benching OS)
HDDs: Samsung 1TB, Seagate 750GB
ODD: ASUS CD/DVD RW
Fan Controller: Lamptron FC9
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W (**HUGE thanks to Bobnova for loaning that for this build!)

I'm debating whether to air or water cool the CPU (GPUs will both retain their stock cooler, befitting the red theme). Water would, of course, be cooler (heh) but it will require purchasing a dual 140mm radiator. I've found an inexpensive one at FrozenCPU and hope to go with that. I already have pump, res, block & tubing.

The case obviously does not have a side panel window. I'm seeing if Lian Li possesses something like that, otherwise I'll be taking on my first side panel window mod.

The project is being named after a song my band in college wrote & performed regularly. It's by far NOT our best song and always felt to me to be repetitive and annoying but the title fits this build to a T - Rhapsody in Red.

That's it for now. The components save PSU are already here and in use, but the case, accessories and PSU are on their way. I hope you enjoy this log somewhat close to how much I expect to enjoy building it. :cool: ]]>
hokiealumnus http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2741
Rasberry Pi - Credit card sized Computer NOW AVAILABLE http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2740&goto=newpost Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:39:13 GMT The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the... The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spread sheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. The creators want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming in schools and as a hobby.

Their idea is very simple; to see cheap, accessible, programmable computers everywhere without spending hundreds of pounds on a PC. They want owning a truly personal computer to be normal for children.

I honestly think the device is an insanely excellent idea, the possibilities are endless! You could even go as far as making a robot with this credit card sized computer. I know that this probably isn’t for the faint hearted, but starting at $25 what more could you buy at that price that could offer as much fun!? Let’s all become programmers!

There are two models of the Rasberry Pi, model A and model B.

Model A has 256mb of ram, 1 usb port and no ethernet. This is the one the foundation expects to be used mostly for educational reasons.

Model B has 265mb of ram, 2 usb ports and 1 ethernet port.

BOTH models have native hdmi output, RCA video out for connecting to an older tv and both use a SD card for thier operating systems and micro usb connector for its power.

The Foundation will be selling power supplies, pre loaded SD cards and other accesories along side the Pi at extra cost. However you can make your own preloaded SD card or power supply as there is LOTS of information on thier website.

Here is a video of the Pi running Quake 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_mDuJuvZjI

The first batch being rolled out is model B ($35) and has a limited quantity of 10,000 and is further limited to one per household to ensure fair chance to purchase one.

Further, the first batch came off the production like monday and is currently in QA prior to being shipped to the foundation from the manufacturers where they will then be available via the foundations website.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity – For more information visit their website: http://www.raspberrypi.org

Also, if you have any questions im keeping up to speed on progress and developement of the Pi and will endeavour to answer any questions.


WHERE TO BUY!
www.RaspberryPi.org
http://www.element14.com/community/groups/raspberry-pi
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalD..._-Raspberry_Pi
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General Hardware SecretReeve http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2740
R-Pi Laptop Project http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2739&goto=newpost Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:28:26 GMT okay so i have a little side project going on at the moment on top of my sponsored build. it evolves around the RASBERRY Pi. basically its... okay so i have a little side project going on at the moment on top of my sponsored build.

it evolves around the RASBERRY Pi.

basically its wacking it in an aluminium flight case with a 7" monitor, keyboard with track pad, USB storage drives and a wireless network adaptor, oh and a usb hub. and not forgetting, battery packs.

some custom fabrication of sheet metal to house the monitor and so on.

so i have already started to work on the sheet metal for it.

2 peices are needed, one for the main part of the case and one for the lid.

the bottom peice acts as a resting place for the keyboard and somewhere for the battery pack and the Pi board to be attatched to.

the top peice is there mostly just to hold the monitor in place.

anyway i'll throw up some pictures when i can be bothered to take them and go into more detail in the next couple of days, but the main point is basicaly make it a laptop in a flight case. weighing less than a laptop, and costing less with any luck.







For information on the Rasberry Pi credit card sized computer, go to http://www.raspberrypi.org/ ]]>
SecretReeve http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2739
<![CDATA[[Sponsored] Goliath, the 7ft tall case]]> http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2738&goto=newpost Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:17:17 GMT Welcome to the Ultimate computer case worklog thread on specialtechs forums! This is a bit of a large project due to the sheer size of the case. ... Welcome to the Ultimate computer case worklog thread on specialtechs forums!

This is a bit of a large project due to the sheer size of the case.

The Pillar case is so called because its quite literally a Pillar of technology, measuring in at 2ft wide by 2ft deep, the real jaw dropping magnitude comes in with its height, SEVEN (yes 7!!!) full length feet make up the height of this goliath!

Consisting of an aluminum framework there will be 3 sections of grilled/meshed areas for radiator mounting, 2x2ft x 2ft acrylic panels with a custom terra nova themed pattern which will be backlit red.


A big thank you to Lamptron, www.lamptron.com



Link to my youtube channel where i will be posting up video work logs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpKJN49Q3_c

Firstly i give you the basic framework



Now where the grilled/meshed areas will be



rough design of the front panel. This is going to be hidden behind a flip down peice of mesh to conceal it all maintaining the clean simple look




the power supply mounts



worse than chinese instructions. actually this was to help me work out how much metal i need. the numbers like 609 are mm lengths.



Finally i present to you, a rough, basic image of what the Pillar will look like when completed




Currently owned hardware:
MSI X58 PRO-E motherboard
Intel i7 920 2.66ghz cpu
3gb DDR3 1333mhz ram tri channel
GTX460 1gb OC edition gpu
Corsair TX850watt psu
magicool 360 slim radiator
GTX 240 radiator
EK 800l/p pump
EK basics res
8/10mm tubing + compression fittings
koolance GPU 220 gpu block
XSPC RASA cpu waterblock
5 x scythe gentle typhoon 1850rpm fans ]]>
SecretReeve http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2738
just saying hi http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2737&goto=newpost Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:18:28 GMT hello,

Names Secretreeve, most people just call me secret or reeve though, im the new mod in town and glad to be part of the community.

I'll be doing my best to keep an eye on things to maintain a safe and freindly enviroment.

have fun and enjoy. ]]>
Introductions SecretReeve http://www.overclockerstech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2737