QUOTE(asimmon6 @ Apr 4 2009, 03:36 PM)
yeah, know what you mean. was painting mine and something fell on it breaking the top piece and the front panel. i'll throw up some pics in a thread to show how mine is going, i'm not as good at making this stuff, so it probably won't look as good as yours.
also, for your controller ports, did you just take the breakaway cable and splice it into the wires that connect to the board? i was trying to do that but couldn't get the controller to work. just wondering, i would rather have the two small holes for the controller ports, rather than a big rectangle
Well i've remade the faceplate and cut the holes again for the controller port, ir eye and led's. Yes, i used the breakaway cable part for the port as it kept the size down. I got the idea from "guy inthe back"s wip where he did the same thing (look for his Decepti-slim thread). I was going to originally use usb ports but this looks so much better.
I used a small piece of 2mm plexi and a 3mm piece to make a support as shown here:
The glue is still drying, sorry it doesnt show it better. The side of the case is 3mm so that plus the support i glued on means the hole for the port to sit in is 8mm which fits perfectly flush with the front.
Yes i wired it directly to the motherboard plug and it works fine. Check you dont have any wires touching each other, that could be the problem.
On another note, i'm worried that just gluing this case together will mean that it wont be very strong so i've ordered some 10mm diameter acrylic rod from ebay that i'm going to use as supports.
There will be 2 at the front (using 2 existing motherboard screwholes and attaching to the case bottom) and 2 at the back (one next to the 40mm fan and one next to the dvd connector socket)
These will hold both top and bottom pieces of the case together providing more strength.
Now im off to solder on the wires for the lan activity led whilst that glue dries