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Project "Ovni"/UFO from Mexico (2009 Mod Entry)-COMPLETE

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I then traced, drilled, used my dremel attachments to open up 6 vent holes in all:

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I then glued them in with pvc pipe glue and filled in the defects with a catalyzed filler:

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view from the inside.

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view from the other underside.

The vent holes with the motherboard layed in, taking into account the underside of the motherboard which also produces a lot of heat but not many take into account.

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Now that I have the inside taken care of more or less, time to see how to affix the power supply and the hard drive on the "underside" of this part. Not much done but necessary.

Cheers & thanks for dropping by

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PaPang    0

I have a flying saucer but you have a walking alien (maybe flying too).

Thanks for dropping by & prazer em ve-lo.

Ate mais tarde/Cheers

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Mpovh    0

Heeey PaPang.. do you speak portuguese ? kkkkk I'm very curious to view your case finished.. It seems that will be very nice ;DD

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PaPang    0

Spanish really, a little of Portuguese from a small stint in Brazil with a company (6 weeks-too little) and a Brazilian workmate who was more interested in learning Spanish than teaching me Portuguese, heh-heh. It was an American company so we spoke mostly English. I can understand the writing better than speech.

Glad to see you back and thanks for dropping by.

Cheers

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PaPang    0

Hey thanks Masbuscado, do let us know how well your home-made system works. I suspect better than a lot of factory made kits. Your benchmarks will tell us all. Hope you get your CM parts fast so that you can run your tests on those components. It really would be great & you would be paying homage to CM this way. Happy overclocks!

Cheers.

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Mpovh    0
Spanish really, a little of Portuguese from a small stint in Brazil with a company (6 weeks-too little) and a Brazilian workmate who was more interested in learning Spanish than teaching me Portuguese, heh-heh. It was an American company so we spoke mostly English. I can understand the writing better than speech.

Glad to see you back and thanks for dropping by.

Cheers

I love Spanish =D I have a Mexican friend who did exchange to Brazil, I always spoke in Spanish with her... but in English, I'm not very good, I use google to translate, just do a few fixes hehehe :oops:

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PaPang    0

Ahhh, a FEMALE exchange student from Mexico. No wonder you love Spanish, heh-heh. I learned English in the USA in High School and College, good enough for most occasions altho I screw up every once in a while.

Yeah, a lot of people use Google translator, just remember to use classic construction: subject > verb > object & you will get a pretty good translation. On technical terms, yes you have to fix the construction or it will not make sense.

Hasta la vista, Mpovh & happy modding!

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PaPang    0

Well, this is weird, my site is down for an overhaul for a couple of weeks and there is were I post the original logs of my project and by the time I post here, I re-edit and usually cut down photos and text into a more compact form. Now I will make my original post here for a change, so bear with me as it will be the full Monty vs. the usual form:

Before I go to the next step, I painted the mobo tray and added more vent holes

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Next up is how to mount the power source and hard drive in the mod. I had mocked up the 2 components but just placed them inside the dome, so time to make something more permanent. I looked around and found a part of an old computer used for the internal drives so:

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Since I have cooled my hard drives a while ago, I cut the base to house an 80mm led fan. I could not use the Cooler Master fan I got because it was to fat (25mm vs 10mm for this one-CM should make these as they are very hard to get):

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Fully assembled with junk components, sanded and painted:

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Now off to the acrylic shop for the feet and some acrylic rings:

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The charge for labor: $150 mn ($11.53 usd) sort of steep for Mexico but OK for the amount of time he put into it. Cesar, my supplier, nods his head every time I go to him for these "odd-ball" jobs. These are things I cannot do well due to a lack of proper tools. And no, I will not invest in buying them because I will probably not use them again or would way down the road.

Back home now, time to figure how to attach the new accessories plus I picked up from the trash before leaving Cesar, an extra ring that did not fit. I'm guessing I can use it somehow! The strip with red acrylic down the middle will be used on the leading edge of the saucer, but damn, it is so hard to bend. It must be because Cesar glued the red strip which causes the strip to not bend as it should.

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Hmmm.. time to put on the "thinking cap" again, but first things first, I have to secure the landing gear onto the body. Now the legs look sort of "plain", I will definitely have to dress them up, even though they will be have leds in them.

Thanks for looking and excuse the verboseness but this is the way I post back home, with all the ugly details, hoping that folks will pick up a hint/idea or two and if they wish, incorporate them into their own mods. There is no better flattery than imitation and I assure all of you, nothing more satisfying.

Cheers,

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