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DoctorWho05

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#1 10 years ago

Hey guys it's been a long ass time since I've posted, but I've got a new brainstorm. I was thinking of building a new computer and I was trying to think of ideas of what to do for a case when it dawned on me that a Star Trek related case would be rather interesting to do. I was thinking of basing it around a scale of the warp core, probably from Voyager and using that as the reservoir, then have the reaction chamber be the pump, then have the hoses branch of the power transfer conduits then pumped through two radiators and back into the reservoir through where the injectors would be, and have it integrated with the case. The other idea is to try and have the front have an LCARS style control panel for the on/off/water cooling system. What do you guys think of that idea and any input would be awsome! Thanks




kow_ciller

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#2 10 years ago

Do it. That would be awesome.




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#3 10 years ago

You could go all out and build a clear acrylic case out of plastic so all the internals you mentioned are visible too. Where I live we have great plastics retailers called TAP Plastics that have all sorts of stuff. They cut custom shapes for you and even blow torch edges smooth. As far as I know TAP Plastics has stores throughout the west coast.




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#4 10 years ago
>Omen<;4570709As far as I know TAP Plastics has stores throughout the west coast.[/quote] [quote=DoctorWho05's location]That little state on the East Coast

:rolleyes:




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#5 10 years ago

All you need is a telephone directory, or you'll probably find companies online who'll deliver anyway. Most decent plastics companies will do the things Omen mentioned (at least, they do in the UK?), so being on the wrong side of the states really doesn't matter.




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#6 10 years ago

Besides that I only mentioned west coast because I knew they had stores there. I didn't mean to imply they don't have stores elsewhere. It may be worth a check, but TAP is one of the best I've seen.




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#7 10 years ago

Home Depot carries plexiglass and polycarb (though it's not namebrand Lexan, which kind of sucks.) it's not too expensive either, last I recall.

As for the idea, do it, and post pictures. That would be entirely badass.