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Case Mod - In Progress Bitfenix Shinobi remake, scratch built front/top/side - Oct. 2 update

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by HCP, 19 May 2012.

  1. HCP

    HCP Minimodder

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    The holes i needed landed in the middle of the fan grilles on top of the case.
    So i made a new roof for the fans and radiator.

    Made out of 2mm styrene, mounted to the case it will be stiff enough.
    I use the 140mm holes to rivet the plastic to the case, and made new holes for 120mm and radiator.
    This is a prototype and the real deal will cover the complete top of the case to get something to build the case top from.

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    Rad mounted inside, it will go up about 10mm more, dont have shortened the bolts yet :)

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    But... the rivets bent the s*it out of the styrene plastic, i will drill them out tomorrow as its just a test to see if riveting the top is possible, wich its not :)

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    The roof will get the same "look" as the front later, here testing with some cardboard to see what i´m deling with :p

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    Side view of the case will look something like this.
    Grey parts are the "wings" on the top and front. (dimensions not correct, just a 30 sec paint)

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  2. GamerIDGoesHere

    GamerIDGoesHere www.^.com

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    Looking good, I've always loved the shinobi case :) this is going to be awesome!

    Subbed.
    - Dan
     
  3. HCP

    HCP Minimodder

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    Its friday, and i have alot of fun... or not :)
    I´m gonna have nightmares about drilling holes...

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  4. Sarakon

    Sarakon The German

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    Good work! I like where you are going with this :D
     
  5. HCP

    HCP Minimodder

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    Sleeving time!

    Just going to figure out wich colors to go with, i like to "break" a pattern, black and red on the outside probably will get too much to run on the inside too, maybe.
    We´ll se

    I have some to choose from.

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  6. HCP

    HCP Minimodder

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    Some parts, ands its going fast now ;)
    waterjet-guy taking ages, so theese are cnc-milled/routed.
    1mm Aluminium :)

    Too bad Be Quiet have their color codes for their logo, otherwise it had been really cool with a brusched aluminium one.

    You can also see the bitfenix logo there, or parts of it going on the side of the case.
    The ring is the outside of the fan grille, and the letters are just parts of BeQuiet! logo

    Some small filing to do, this is the "raw" product, cutter head is 2mm dia. and cant make the sharp inner angles, but thats a piece of cake :)

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  7. HCP

    HCP Minimodder

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    4 done, 20 to go.
    The camera flash killing all the color of the Paracord, its really intensive dark red ;)

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  8. HCP

    HCP Minimodder

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    Time to wrap this up

    Checking sizes on all small parts before i paint them.

    Side door with window have the right color, but wrong shinyness, need to sand it down and paint again. More dark red and more shiny is what im locking for.

    Thinking about saving the bitfenix logo in brushed/polished aluminium, may get some nice details to the dark red case :)

    Sorry for crappy cellphone-pic, will take som better pics later when im home again.

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  9. kelmannen

    kelmannen What's a Dremel?

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    nice build! good to see progress =)

    i think you can keep the bitfenix logo shiny, makes a nice contrast =)
     
  10. Methanoid

    Methanoid What's a Dremel?

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    Any chance of re-uploading the photos.. All gone.. Wanted to see what it looked like for ideas
     
  11. HCP

    HCP Minimodder

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    Oh, i´ll fix the pics.
    But this got abandoned before it was finished, still got the case sitting in my closet waiting for better times :)
    The sponsored stuff got moved to other projects after i talk to the sponsors. Check my profile for all other crazy mods.
     

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