Posted on March 9, 2005
Notice the stealthed DVD ROM drive and the lighted rings around buttons and knobs, though HDD LED wasn't on at the time.
A total of 18 Panaflo 0.16 A. 29 dB. 36.6 CFM fans were used, which equates to a total of 35 watts of power, 42 dB just from the fans, and approximately 330 CFM. The fans are actually not that loud, though its more of a high pitch whining sound which becomes quite irritating. A total of 200 round head screws were used on the exterior of this case.
The Cool Cube turned out a lot better then expected I love that metallic industrial look about it. The cathodes also worked about a treat, I am sure there are only a few cases that have a full 360 degrees of light emitted. If I was to do it all again, I would definitely chose to have the aluminum sheet laser cut, and I might think about adding fan grills as its pretty much impossible to move around when powered, without getting at least one of your fingers caught up in a fan. One thing that I would have preferred was if the fans were able to slow down to just a gradual spin, the rheobus didn't make too much of a difference in fan speeds.
I haven't bothered about temperatures or overclocking the motherboard as this project was mainly novelty and for looks.