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kyleboy77

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Would there be any problems involved in creating a carbon fiber case. I have heard that the dust can conduct electricity therefore making it dangerous to use a dremel. Also has anyone tried this??
 

{PMS}fishy

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Smirabi said:
wouldnt carbon fiber hold heat pretty well? it seems like a good insulator to me. anyone know of its heat properties?

Isn't that the point of air flow?

The material of the case hardley effects the temp. inside.

Mainly the reason people think Aluminum cases cool better than steel, is becuase they do. Its because they are designed for better air flow, and are more expensive. Not because of what they are made of.
 

Steve978

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wow mashie has some amazing mods, who won the 2003 winter CPL mod contest? because that millenium bug mod is just... wow how he uses the water cooling to make the inside of the bug look like it has organs...
 

vonkaar

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My favorite part is the eyeballs... big, buggy(tee hee) sockets for a windowed HDD... awesome.

He also used Carbon Fiber in his SG conversion.
 
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kyleboy77

kyleboy77

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I think when I get some money together I will try to make a case out of carbon fiber myself... btw did any of you gys the the sing about the srevo controller on mashie's site... think of the things you could do with servo controlled part on you comp...
 

DaveSauce

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{PMS}fishy said:


Isn't that the point of air flow?

The material of the case hardley effects the temp. inside.

Mainly the reason people think Aluminum cases cool better than steel, is becuase they do. Its because they are designed for better air flow, and are more expensive. Not because of what they are made of.

I wouldn't go that far....the Lian-Li cases are better designed, but the steel and aluminum chieftec/antec clones are the same case, just different material.

And as far as that rumor goes....I never believed it. They conduct heat better, but I dont know about radiant heat...
 

suicidalmole

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another reason for aluminum cases is the reduced weight if you go to LANs a lot...but yes I do think they affect the heat a bit....the heat from the air inside the case is transferred to the aluminum and then to the air outside the case much better than steel.
 

Nightingale

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Sometimes you can get it on ebay. I know you can get Fiberglass fabric which uses the same technique just different look.
 

Robrules18

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i do belive carbon fiber is conductive but its usually made so thin heat diffuses through it, and if i made case out of it id use rubber standoffs for sure.
 

Wiseass

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If you don't mind the "rice factor" you can get this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=50449&item=2447304195

cheaper and could probably cover quite a few cases, drive bezels, etc. I've got 2 of those sheets in that size, I just havn't had the time to start on a case yet.

Stuff looks like carbon fiber tho, I mean obviously it's not REAL CF, but you know, its just a thing I wanted to try :)

If I ever get it done I'll post pics
 

Robrules18

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those are just stickers...

The whole poiunt of building a carbon fiber case would be to have a cool shape, and say you actually used carbon fiber....... But those kinda look like it i guess might be neat for a drive mod...