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Suspended User Sep 18, 2008, 02:58am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey guys,

So I got a new case ( Silverstones PS01 ) and on my old case I had a front LCD that let me control the fans and it told me certain temperatures, the time and date etc, and I liked it.

So, I put it in my new case and had it hanging out the front like so:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/refusedthrice/P9180398.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/refusedthrice/P9180397.jpg

The new case also has a front door which has a detachable face on it with a piece of mesh steel in it. So I took the face off the door and cut the steel to accommodate the LCD display. With a bit of hot glue in the back to hold the LCD in place this is how it came out:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/refusedthrice/P9180398-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/refusedthrice/P9180400.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/refusedthrice/P9180399-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/refusedthrice/P9180402.jpg

The cables at the rear of the LCD slide in and out between the front 5.25" bay plates so it works nicely.I am pretty happy with the outcome. And it looks tidy and clean as well. I would like to have something covering the green chipboard at the bottom of it, but I will figure that out later.

Just a small mod :)


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Jules Sep 19, 2008, 06:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Small Mod
Hey Kieran
More pix than you sent me!!
NOW I can see what you mean.
Obviously you don't open the 'door' much. I would be worried that I would damage those leads feeding through the mesh.
Why didn't you just take the door right off.?

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Meats_Of_Evil Sep 20, 2008, 02:50pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey, that does look good. It gives a nice touch to the silver but that green... :|

Anyway, you did a good job on recycling that lcd temp reader. Does it control the fans like in the old case?

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Liquid Shadow Sep 20, 2008, 03:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Goddamn, that looks nice!

What would be even better is if you can hide the green PCB somehow :P

But other than that, beautifully done.



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Suspended User Sep 20, 2008, 05:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks guys

It can control up to 3 fans, and has 3 temperature probes that I can place around inside my case.

I will work on covering up that green PCB.i might have to cut up my old case for that :)

Gerritt Sep 20, 2008, 05:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 20, 2008, 05:41pm EDT

 
>> Re: Small Mod
Do you have access to a Dremel tool?
If so, what I'd do is bond a couple of the coverplates together, then dremel out an opening for the LCD while attaching the PCB to the coverplates from behind with just the LCD exposed.
Edit: I didn't see the second set of pics until I wrote this. But you may still be able to accomplish the same thing with the coverplates, but making sure you allign both holes.

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Sean Costello Sep 20, 2008, 07:32pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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not too shabby

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