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Case Mod - In Progress "BATTLEFIELD 3" PC Case Mod..... VIDEO Posted Today!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 4 Oct 2011.

  1. mnpctech

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    Thanks Mads! I'm ordering Ace 40mm green led fan for the TUF shield, it will mount in place of the small cover in middle of the sabertooth.

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  2. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Wow, looks amazing. I love that fan controller.
     
  3. killbucket

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    Very nice build. The mobo cover really sets it off.
     
  4. mnpctech

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    Thank you! I should have some more hardware arriving soon, will post pics!
     
  5. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Bill, you ought to show us all how you used regular spray cans for decorating that mobo shield.
    You must have an awesome technique and I want to steal it. ;)
     
  6. mnpctech

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    I recorded how I did the case, same technique for MB.. I won't have time to edit for few weeks yet, sorry... juggling between too many things atm. My advice is experiment and practice... Otherwise PM your skype, and I can try and help you, mid mornings are best for me.

    For the top exhaust fan, I'm painting this 120mm "Sniper billet fan grill, http://www.mnpctech.com/MnpctechBilletFanGrill.html

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    It's well worth having the fan installed Bill :thumb:

    I installed a Fractal Design 50mm Silent Series fan FD-FAN-50 as an assistant fan, running at 2000RPM it has produced an effective 10°C minimum average drop in temps across the board.

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  8. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Top modding Bill. The paint job on the mobo works perfectly with the Sabre tooth..Looks like it's almost ready to go in to battle...
     
  9. mnpctech

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    @23R0, good to know, thank you :thumb:

    @jeff, Thank you dude! :D


    Apevia Green LED Fans, 1x 120mm for top panel and 4x 140mm for chassis and 2x for Genesis heatsink

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    For the top exhaust fan, I've painted this 120mm "Sniper billet fan grill, http://www.mnpctech.com/MnpctechBilletFanGrill.html

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  10. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Thanks, Bill, for inviting me to PM you my Skype info - however, I have a strict policy on not to hand out my contact info to ANY deity out there. But in this case, I think I'll have to revise that policy, hmmm... ;) I'll get back to you once I'm done with the paintjob for my own current army-styled casemod (any day now....)

    Those Apevia fans look the part - kinda like super-Nanoxias (Nanoxia fans are the ones I used for Project Nutman). Is that a aluminium frame I spot on those Apevias? (or is it the paintjob? It looks too sturdy to be plastic. Hm, so it probably is plastic, heh...)
     
  11. Hannes

    Hannes Design | Art | Performance

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    I really like how you guys wen't all out on this one. It's really authentic in a way.
     
  12. mnpctech

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    @ Nutman, yep, plastic, and I think the Nanoxias are the same fan as Apevia. The connector and even the packaging looks identical. Great fans!

    @Hannes, Thanks for tuning and commenting :D
     
  13. Hannes

    Hannes Design | Art | Performance

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    No problem, mate. :) I must ask, is the arc front plastic?
     
  14. Fedmas

    Fedmas Leader of the casemod watchers :D

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    It really does look amazing, good job!
     
  15. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Glowing effect airbrushing is awesome! Love the bullet holes too.:clap:
     
  16. mnpctech

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    Thanks for tuning in and commenting! Yes, Hannes, it's plastic.

    While I'm still waiting for the system hardware to arrive,
    I'm adding final details to the interior, like these 140mm Honeycomb Fan Grills for the exhaust and floor intake, I've painting them camouflage, to match the painted interior.

    http://www.mnpctech.com/120mm_Custom_FanGrill.html

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    Supplies in order of Use.
    1. Red Scotch brite Pad to scuff the surface of the grills
    2. Tack Cloth to clean
    3. Red Primer (any color is fine)
    4. Apply Rustoleum "Specialty Series" Camouflage Paints
    5. Apply Matte Clear

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  17. Moddingboy

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    Very nice work Bill! :rock:
     
  18. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Frak me. Some seriously well executed work there. :thumb:
     
  19. Kovoet

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    Very nice work so far was waiting for someone to do this especially with that mobo.
     
  20. mnpctech

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    Thank you guys! Well, the system hardware has finally started arriving. Just waiting on SSD/MEM from Patriot. First hardware to arrive is Intel's i-7 2600 and the Prolimtech Genesis cpu cooler. I was initially concerned about space for install / uninstall of the Patriot memory modules (w/ heat spreaders), but there is plenty of space! I bumped the asus sabertooth optional 50mm fan hole for cooling the P67 chipset to 60mm...and camouflaged the fan too! This PC will be at Fractal-Design's booth at CES, which I'll be sharing with them.


    If you're going to CES, (Las Vegas, Jan 10- 14) please drop by and say "Hi" I want to meet you :thumb: I'll also be handing out free posters. We'll be located on the Main Floor, South 2 - 25508.

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    Final detail was cover the Apevia "Green blade" cooling fans with 120mm billet "Sniper" fan grills

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