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Project Silicon

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Inspired by Mashies conversion of a Silicon Graphics O2 case I sourced a similar case for a project of my own. These are very cool little cases but its a tight squeeze to fit a MATX sized motherboard inside. There have been three different versions of this project as I wasn’t happy with the first two. After nearly two years in the making its now finished. The specs of the final system is a Pentium IV 2.26ghz cpu, 512mb of Corsair Ram, 160GB Seagate HDD, Sony DVD writer and a Sapphire 9600XT Ultimate.


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Project Silicon: Version Number 2

2004-06-05

Some of you have been following my work of late will have realised I’ve been working on Project Liquid Bloo mainly of late.

I have got to the stage of the project where I have moved the cpu ram etc over from my old SGI mod project Silicon. This forced me to take apart Project Silicon and give me some fresh ideas on the project. I decided I didn’t like the original inner case and that I could do things much better.

So I decided to make a new inner chassis. I intend to use aluminium sheet with L shape aluminium on the edges fixed together with rivets. I had a shock this afternoon after coming back from the store with the parts to see Mashie had decided to use the same materials on his SGI case remake as well. So a big sorry to mashie for picking the same materials, I know he will create something very different to mine in the end.

Project Silicon: SGI O2
Project Silicon: SGI O2
Project Silicon: SGI O2


Project Silicon: SGI O2


I tried to keep the structure as simple as possible with as few parts as I could.

Project Silicon: SGI O2
Project Silicon: SGI O2
Project Silicon: SGI O2


Project Silicon: SGI O2
Project Silicon: SGI O2
Project Silicon: SGI O2


Project Silicon: SGI O2
Project Silicon: SGI O2


The chassis was brushed and painted with clear coated to protect the surface, I created two 80mm blow holes at the rear to keep the case nice a cold.

Project Silicon: SGI O2
Project Silicon: SGI O2
Project Silicon: SGI O2


Project Silicon: SGI O2


I brushed the power supply and combo drive to match the chassis.

Project Silicon: SGI O2
Project Silicon: SGI O2
Project Silicon: SGI O2


I was trying to get this version ready for a tv show, but during the final build phase an error I made in the wiring blew both the combo drive and my hard disc. I never got to finish this version properly.

The film shoot was fun , big hellos to mashie and macroman who joined my on the day. It was a long but fruitful day. No pics of my mods but heres us on the day.

Here’s mashies work the pics dont do them justice:

Project Silicon: Sgi 02 Conversion
Project Silicon: Sgi 02 Conversion
Project Silicon: Sgi 02 Conversion


Project Silicon: Sgi 02 Conversion
Project Silicon: Sgi 02 Conversion


Macroman didnt bring any of his projects unfortunately but here’s his rig he was demoing for the program.

Project Silicon: Sgi 02 Conversion
Project Silicon: Sgi 02 Conversion


Macros nice collection of weapons hehe.

Project Silicon: Sgi 02 Conversion


And some final mug shots.

Macro and myself:

Project Silicon: Sgi 02 Conversion



Myself , Macro , Aleks (the nice presenter) and Mashie:

Project Silicon: Sgi 02 Conversion



I totally failed to take any pictures of the car pc I took along what a tool I am 😀

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