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Case Mod - In Progress Batman : Arkham City Update 01/06/2012 Finished Pictures

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by jj_sky5000, 16 Dec 2011.

  1. jj_sky5000

    jj_sky5000 Member

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    Happy Holidays,

    My oringinal Idea for the case mod, was to re mod this NZXT Vulcan micro-atz case all i was going to do was Batman etching on the window for my 7 year old son, Just a little weekend project, the ultimate goal was to make a nice little Lan case ,but when i started getting a few more ideas came to mind .

    I very thankful for Biostar, Intel and NZXT . With out there support these are just visions on paper. I showed my friend at Boistar the progress of teh case and he ask to showcase it in Vegas for CES.



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    I started working on the side panel first to replace it with plexi.

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    making the window opening bigger with a dremal tool

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    all is left is to is a few places to File.

    Next up to see how it look on the case

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    removing the rivots and the disassemblyhas begun

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    6 differnt grades of sand paper for the finish

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  2. jj_sky5000

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    Ok brought out the heavy duty paint stripper!!!! Yea thats a airplane on the can, alwasy use proper Ventilation and a mask or you will feel like your flying !!!

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    You know its done its job when it starts to peal off

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    60 Grit !!!
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    And when the sanding is done

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    repainted the top fan cover to a metallic silver

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  3. jj_sky5000

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    Decided to change the front panel a bit and add a little Batman touch to it.

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    I will be re-using the orginal mesh from the side panel for the front
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    I had some left over anodized aluminium from my other super secret project

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    With a scroll Saw and a file you can do amaizing things

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    all thats is left is have the Rez cut out and add power button and a little polishing
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    Alot more too do
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    Thank you again for checking the project out.
     
  4. Nixjuh

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    Hey, that's a really cool theme! :)

    And i like the way it already looks!

    Maybe it would be an idea to build a gargoyle and put batman on top of it?
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    Keep up the great modding!!
     
  5. OmightyOne

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    keep it up! what colour will the case end up?
     
  6. slipperyskip

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    All right James! Headed back to the big show. Awesome. I'm sure you will build something to wow the crowds like last year.

    PS Work on your packing skills. :D
     
  7. jj_sky5000

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    I have learned. I dont pack the mods myself anymore professional packers Cheesecake

    I shipped 2 ice case mods and they made it in one piece not 500 :)
     
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  8. Waynio

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    :clap::)

    Subbed, looking good :).
     
  9. jj_sky5000

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    Its all starting to come together down the Final stretch before CES. Primer and paint

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    More Primer

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    Decided to cut the top out for a place to fill the watercooling

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    More Sanding to get the annodized marks removed

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    Side panel was next , 50 grit,100, 150, 400, 1000, 1500 and 2000 for a finish

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    Interior of teh Side Panal Black with metal flakes

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    Small teaser

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    Thanks for looking
     
  10. jj_sky5000

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    Happy New year !!!! Back to Modding

    Finishing painting the frame

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    Started assembly Case feet on first

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    Adding the rad

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    Thanks Db for the idea of adding some lights behind the bat should also cast a shadow

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    My intial thought was glue or double sided tape to attched to teh front panel. but it for my son, I better screw it in. :)
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    another teaser

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    Thanks for looking
     
  11. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I really like this one. Looks nothing like the original case. Got some lovely little touches. Thats proper modding, nice work dude.
     
  12. jj_sky5000

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    Small update before the final photos and off to CES

    A big thank to NZXT for Sending me the HALE90 850W Power supply to Showcase in the MOD.

    The black and white theme ps went perfectly with the mod

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    Also another Big Thank you to Biostar supporting the mod as well, By sending the Extreme Edition TH67XE Micro ATX MB

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    Adding The Blood Red Danger Den waterblock

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    Black and red going together well

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    Finished the water cooling loop

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    A little Batman

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    Teaser ( its time to Signal Batman)
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    Thanks again. come back tommorrow for the Finished Photos.
     
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  13. Waynio

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    Love that last shot :) looks excellent overall JJ :). rep
     
  14. jj_sky5000

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    Thank you. The Bat came out better than exspected.
     
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    Final Pictures are up!!!!! Thanks again for following the MOD. And a Big Thank you to Intel, Biostar and NZXT If you going to CES and stopping by The NZXT Suite you can check it out.

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  16. OC Maximus

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    Why the cyclops bat?

    Why not use 3m double sided tape?

    Screw it in?

    No need.

    The rest is.... "Holy sht Batman, this project is fantastic."
     
  17. jj_sky5000

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    Funny thing is That what i used on my first pics and ran out lol ( i was on a deadline) i have a few changes when it comes back, I watch and listen ::)
     
  18. jj_sky5000

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    2012 CES Biostar Suite pics then its of to The NZXT Suite for the remainder of the Show

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    Thanks for looking !!!
     
  19. MjFrosty

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    nice job, looks fantastic
     
  20. jj_sky5000

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    thank you
     

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