New Mod I am planning. Bullet PC *Major Redesign Posted*

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  1. INerTIal

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    LOL, thats a very nice idea. You could prob rip off all the fans on the components and just run the one major fan. Whats the CFM and dB rating of that fan anyway?
     
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    use a foam filter as the point :)
     
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    The fan is this one http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UID=2006042201174959&item=16-958-A&catname=electric

    As you can see thre is no DB rating, but it does move 500cfm, I probably won't run it at max speed as that would just be overkill. It says quiet running on the site but 500cfm is not gonna be quiet. Taking all the other fans out of the machine is part of the idea behind the mod I will probably even mod the psu case to be alot less restrictive, or replace it with metal mesh. I am planning to put mesh around the base to prevent things getting sucked into the pc, putting foam behind it to act as a filter could be a good idea but it might not be that easy to pull it out when it inevitably needs cleaning.

    Also the other part of this would be that the fan just sits on a ledge inside the cylinder and can just be lifted out when i need to work on the PC.
     
  5. cbb1935

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    Holy crap, man.. that looks awesome ..

    What program did you use to do the pictures?

    Also some army surplus stores sell large ammunition shells, but the width might be an issue.

    No problems, just use some sheet metal, and bend it around in shape.
     
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    very nice.

    nice find on the fan.
     
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    Very nice, but it looks more like a bomb then a bullet.
     
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    I am planning to put a mesh cone on the top, don't really want people sticking their fingers into the rather powerful fan
     
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    Unless you're the one holding them down, anyway.
     
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    why dont you make the mesh on top of the fan into a cone and complete the bullet look.

    You could then paint the whole thing in a brass colour if you wanted....
     
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    I have a half-finished mod designed that uses that concept. Just for interest:

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    nice idea mate. itd be awesome if u could pull it off.

    PS. Deckham is that wood, if so how'd u get the shape?
     
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    Like pets and small children?! :lol:

    Nice idea chief.. :thumbup:
     
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    SketchUP at a guess.
    There are a lot of enthusiast sites with premade computer parts. Hence you can just download them, fit them together and instant mock up of how well a computer fits in place.
     
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    Small update to the design. Just did the mesh top and bottom pieces and darkened the acrylic some. Have been thinking it would be awesome to do it in a brass colour (so as to look like a bullet shell) but not sure how sturdy brass is and how easy it is to work with. any input on this would be greatly appreciated. The other idea was too perhaps make it look like a shotgun shell using matt red paint over PVC piping of the correct size. I have more ideas in the works and will post them for your perusal as they come to me.

    On a side note I have worked out that the fan is gonna cost me around about $72 AUD to get (inc shipping) but it's only an extra $8 USD to ship two of them. So if anyone wants one of these fans or something else from www.surpluscenter.com let me know and we might be able to go halves in shipping costs.
     
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    looks like a nice idea. the fan looks cool. ahaha it would look so much like a nuke. i'm very interested in how this would turn out.
     
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    Just an Idea for you (Mainly because I work next to a car yard), WHy not go to a car yard, go rip out the radiator of a car, take the fan, and wire it up so you can run it off 240v, should be that hard, maybe Goth can help you out - he seems to be wise in the electronics department (The fans are fucking big too)
     
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    Will you have the fan sucking air in through the top and blowing on the components, or acting as a huge exhaust pointing upwards?

    Can't wait to see the big mofo heatsinks you'll be using!
     
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    First up love the design and originality. Looks to be VERY promising :D

    Side note is that fan at all magnetically shielded? I'm not 100% on magnets near HDD's but a fan that powerfull right next to the HDD(s) would turn me off a bit. If it were me I would look at relocation mabey halfway down or so, unless it's perfectly fine there and that rumur about magnets and HDD's is balony. like I said not 100% sure on the whole magnet theory.
     

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