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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2007, 03:12:01 PM »

Ok finally found my camera ! :).Here are some better pics
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2007, 04:00:22 PM »

More Pics!! You may be wondering where are the rest of the panels. I ran out of plexi and can't find any. There are only two Hardware stores in the entire city that sell plexiglass and they're both out of clear plexi in that thickness  :x ST. Lucia Sucks!!! :x. Here are some size comparison pics   
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2007, 12:22:23 PM »

Wow, that's small.  How are you gonna fit everything in that tiny little box?
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2007, 06:18:40 PM »

I mocked everything up, did a test fit and everything fits with enough space for clearance and somewhat proper cooling for the PSU but cooling for the cpu, board, mem and hdd will be fine :D. Do remember that this case won't have an optical drive, just a board, hdd, 2 add on cards and a stripped down psu circuitboard. I guess i can find a way to fit an optical drive in there but there are too many details and i'm too lazy! :P. On the other hand i could easily fit a slim drive in there but that would incur extra cost and the point of this project is to go as SMALL as possible for as CHEAP as possible!

I'm still open for suggestions on how to join the panels without using epoxy or silicone!. Anyone with any ideas please share cause i'm stumped right now :-?


Here's a pic of some mod stuff courtesy newegg!. Who knew they sold that kind of stuff :wtf: .I was shopping for a monitor and stumbled across this stuff, so i said why not since i'm already here :D BTW i bought the acer Al2223w. 22" of goodness :P
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2007, 04:53:22 AM »

I was looking at that monitor.  How do you like it so far?
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2007, 09:16:11 AM »

I was looking at that monitor.  How do you like it so far?



I love it!!!. Especially as i'm comming from a 15" dell lcd ,the difference is night and day. It doesn't seem that big from across the room but when you sit in front of it OMG  :o the thing is huge!
No dead pixels! and no problems with web text like some of the reviews on newegg said. Also the colors are fine but you can tweak it, I actually find it's more vivid than my dell. I just ran the nvidia display op wizard and fixed it to my liking!

There are no cons for me but little annoyances. First of all, like everyone says the stand is really flimsy. It amplifies every little vibration causing your monitor to shake. If you plan on using it in a high traffic area I reccommend getting a better stand or you will be annoyed everytime someone bumps your desk. Not a con but i couldn't get it to work via vga at native resolution without there being fuzzy scanlines across the screen!. Did work perfectly on all other resolutions I tried but DVI was flawless out of the box. There is also some noticable light bleed at the top and bottom of the screen but it isn't that bad.

Yes there are better 22" lcds but for the price the Acer is amazing!

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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2007, 04:41:47 PM »

Cool Glitch.  The price is what attracted me to it in the first place.  Thanks for your input!
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2007, 09:07:53 AM »

Okay i'm really tired of waiting for the hardware store to get the new plexi i need so I decided to go with a thicker plexi. The one i'm currently using is about 4mm and they have 7mm in stock so I'll do the rest of the panels with that thickness. I already remeasured the lengths so it will work out pretty good. Just the front and the base will be in the thicker size.

It wouldn't be cost effective to change all the panels since they charge about $25 EC (approx $10 US) for a sqaure foot, which is high way robbery!! :x
Everything is ridiculously expensive down here!!!. For example a vanilla 7900gt is going for $1450 EC (approx $550 US) which is just plain CRAP!!!!!!!!!

Ok enough ranting! I'm off to work (hope that stupid plane doesn't divert to the other airport, it's raining like a mother this morning and these AA pilots are always scared to land when they see rain)   
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2007, 07:09:45 PM »

Just heard back from the repair shop and got a ridiculous quote for the repairs :o. So since it was kinda old and slowly dying I'll put it to rest :cry:. I'm just gonna order a new one!.  I saw an xpr 400 with four attachments from lowes for about 90 bucks. I saw that it comes with a "circle cutter" and was wondering if it could be able to cut blowholes in plexi!. I went to dremel's site and they don't say anything about cutting acrylic just drywall and wood!. I wonder if i use an acrylic drillbit if it will work  :undec:.

IF ANYONE HAS USED THIS ATTACHMENT TO CUT PLEXI PLEASE SHARE!
aslo need help with attaching panels!
     
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2007, 07:17:40 PM »

1) Gluing acrylic I would use weld on #3 (can not heat the edges to much or it will cause crazing (cracks)).


worklog > http://forums.gideontech.com/index.php/topic,32564.0.html

2) get a hole saw that is made for metal and go slowly when cutting the blow holes, Just like cutting the acrylic use a slow speed and lots of teeth blade.

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