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Case Mod - In Progress AERA 51

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by icutebluezone, 18 Mar 2011.

  1. icutebluezone

    icutebluezone The meaning of life is to MOD

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    Hi all. Built myself a new system over the last year. Called AREA 51. Hope you enjoy the build.

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    Some of you may have played the game AREA51. I have and have got it installed on the pc at moment.

    Build started out with a brand new NZXT Vulcan case.
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    1st thing I did was strip all the fans and wires out of the case and removed the mesh of the side panel.
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    Then I moved onto the top part of the case that had the usb, headphone, mic and other ports. I glued and fulled in the holes and made all smooth. My little friend holding it for me.
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    Test fit of hdd's and mobo. Also this Alien some how found its way into my case and started helping me.
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    This fan has to go he says as he trys to rip it off.
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    My new 4gb of ram turned up and also another Alien.
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    Also got my fans.
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    Started installing cable sleeving. Its a PVC sleeving. Got it from a electrics shop.
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    Front fan installed.
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    Rear fan installed.
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    I designed up in CAD all the parts I needed to get CNC cut and emailed the DXF files off to a mate for him to cut. He emailed this 2 files of the parts ready to send to the CNC machine.
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    Picked up the CNC cut parts from mate. Very nice job.
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    2 bay 2.5" hdd unit.
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    Stripped the top fan holder and painted the mesh green.
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    1 side panel finished. The green the the Aliens eyes in vinyl.
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    Next I moved onto the front of the case. Stripped it and got it ready to mod.
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    I removed the fan controller out of the top of the front and fulled it in and made smooth. Also pained the mesh green and added some of the alloy CNC cut parts.
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    Alien head on rear fan. Wasnt to worryed about lossing a bit of airflow.
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    Picked up some parts.
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    Test of side panel.
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    Top fans and grills installed also cables sleeved.
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    The stock fan controller.
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    Stripped and painted it black to match the case
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    More of the CNC cut parts.
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    2x 160gb WD Black 2.5" hdd's
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    Card reader. I stripped it after taking this photo and sleeved the cable and painted the front of it.
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    Logo on the front of the case.
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    This is how I have been holding stuff to the plastic. using washers so it holds better.
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    The new CPU cooler.
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    New graphics card.
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    Got some more parts.
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    New fan installed on CPU cooler. I made the cable shorter and sleeved it also.
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    On the top of the case power button and panel installed.
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    Card reader and 2 bay 2.5" hdd unit with the 2x 160gb WD Black 2.5" hdd's.
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    Fan controller and dvd writer installed.
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    Hdd holder with CNC cut parts installed.
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    CNC cut window and adaptors for feet.
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    Hdd holder installed back in case.
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    Case feet with the adaptor plates painted green.
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    Feet installed.
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    Got my PSU. What a cable nightmare.
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    Painted the green text.
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    Started work on the PSU. Removed all the cables I dont need and sleeved the others.
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    PSU installed.
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    Mobo installed.
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    Cards installed.
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    Starting to look like a pc.
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    CPU cooler installed
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    Started on installing the cables.
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    Cables anyone.
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    Thats that side done and covers all the cables.
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    Back of the pc sofar.
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    Front view.
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    Side views.
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    Cards.
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    Top view.
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    Placed on desk ready to hook up cables and install OS.
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    Powered up and installing OS. Fans set on low.
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    Fans set on high.
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    Green glow.
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    Night photo.
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    Side panel installed. Still got to install the window.
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    Hdd light flashing.
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    Finishing off the side window.
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    Side panel finished and pc all installed and up to date.
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    Time for some new photos of the pc case.
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    I will post some more info and screen shots soon. :) Hope you like my build. Also you mite have seen another pc case in some of the photos thats my next project. :)
     
  2. icutebluezone

    icutebluezone The meaning of life is to MOD

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    Here is some photos of my little friends that helped me.

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  3. icutebluezone

    icutebluezone The meaning of life is to MOD

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    CASE: NZXT Vulcan m-atx case
    CPU: 1x Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 775 LGA, 2.40GHz
    MOBO: 1x Intel Guardfish DQ965GF, Q965, m-atx
    RAM: 4x Kington PC2-6400, DDR2
    GPU: 1x AMD Radeon HD 5570, DDR2 1GB, PCI Express 2.1
    HDD 1: 1x WDC WD1600BEKT-00A25T0, SATA, 160GB
    HDD 2: 1x WDC WD1600BEKT-00A25T0, SATA, 160GB
    HDD 3: 1x WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0, SATA, 1Tb
    HDD 4: 1x WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0, SATA, 1Tb
    5.25" Bay 1: 1x ASUS DRW-24B1ST, SATA
    5.25" Bay 2: 1x Sunbeam Rheobus Fan Controller, Black
    3.5" Bay 1: 1x Generic internal USB card reader
    3.5" Bay 2: 1x RaidSonic Stardom SR2760-2S-S2, Black, SATA
    PCI 1: 1x TP-Link TL-WN851N PCI Wireless Network
    PCI 2: 1x Genius Sound Maker 5.1 PCI Sound Card
    PSU: 1x Silverstone Strider 400W PSU 80 Plus
    CPU Cooler: 1x Scythe Katana 3 Intel, CPU Cooler, 92mm
    FAN 1: 1x SilenX iXtrema Pro, 92mm, 9dBA (CPU)
    FAN 2: 3x Zalman ZM-F3 GL Case Fan, 120mm, Clear, Green LED (Front and top case fans)
    FAN 3: 1x Zalman ZM-F2 GL Case Fan, 92mm, Clear, Green LED (Rear case fan)

    Monitor 1: 1x Sony Bravia KLV-32S550A, 32" LCD
    Monitor 2: 1x Philips 170B7CB/75, SXGA, 17" LCD

    Xtra info on parts:
    OverclockersNZ Fan Grills, Silver
    AC Ryan cables
    Black PVC cable sleeving
    3mm Thick CNC machined aluminium plates

    OS: Windows XP Pro SP3 with Black theme
     
  4. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    Like what you've done. Looks really interesting, the green is always nice to see and the metal is a nice offset / accent.

    Also great cable management, cables are basically non-existent!
     
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  5. RabidCicada

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    Man that looks sweet. I love neon green.:). Definitely very polished.
     
  6. icutebluezone

    icutebluezone The meaning of life is to MOD

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  7. bigkingfun

    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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    Good job!
    The black case looks super against the blank metal and bright green.
     

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