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Chieftec dragon ::UPDATE Mar 25::

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by x3r0, 12 Dec 2003.

  1. x3r0

    x3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    ah stuff it. i've been doing this thing for so long i might as well start a log.... unless nobody wants to read it, in which case i'll just go finda corner and cry :waah:

    i also have to say that most of the things you'll see me doing to my case where my own idea. Later on i found out that other people have already done this.... only better, so i tried to adapt their techniques. All though i've forgotten who they are, thanks to you all for your great cases.

    anyways.
    i started out with a black chieftec dragon case that i'd had for a while, always planned to do something with it but never seemed to have the time / money.
    Anyways, i've been going at this for a little while now so i'll post the pictures in the order things where done.

    SORRY FOR THE SIZE BUT I REALLY DONT WANT TO RESIZE THIS MANY PICTURES..... i'm lazy ^_^
    but if someone tells me an easy way to do it, since i'm to to sure how then i'll be more than happy to do it.

    anyways on with the pics.

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    This is basically the case with all the panels of.

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    top and botom panels off.

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    coming apart, rivets being drilled out
    i'll just let you know at this stage that putting the case back together is going to be one hell of a bitch to do. I must have pulled out at least 100 rivets from this damn thing :hip:



    The next thing i did was attack the rear fan holes, those stock holes where soo ugly they almost made me cry :waah:
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    After that i was planning on trying to make them into circles when i noticed a little sheet of acrylic sitting on the other side of the room and got an idea. I thought... why not make a little window :lol:
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    this is basically what i want to stick in there with some fan hole moulding around the edges to hide the shoddy jigsaw work :blush: ..... but i ran out of the stuff... thats where the purchasing comes in :naughty:
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  2. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    all except the first pic are dead
     
  3. x3r0

    x3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    yeah i know :(
    i'm trying to work it out now.
     
  4. x3r0

    x3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    just thought it would be better to break it up a bit rather than all in one post
    anyway ... here is what i was working on yesterday.
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    I decided to get rid of the reset switch because i'm original and an individual *cough*
    acctually what happned is that i got some bondo in it... and i decided it would be best (for god knows what reason) to get it out with our mouse sander..... baaad idea. The hole got very borked.
     
  5. ArsoN

    ArsoN What's a Dremel?

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    Hmmm, interesting idea with the filler, I'd never though of that. *Starts thinking..*
     
  6. Ampora

    Ampora What's a Dremel?

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    dude, making chieftec a hell of a great mod aint easy...

    prove us wrong ;)
     
  7. Gnemelf

    Gnemelf Minimodder

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    damn.. someone else has the same idea as me for the front.. ::sniffle::
     
  8. x3r0

    x3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    aawww... i'm sorry :(
    dont worry though
    theres quite a few other people who have done the same thing so far.
    it's just a matter of personalising it a little.

    Another thing i forgot to mention

    to get these fan holes the way they are i had to get rid of the HD cages...... all my HDs are now in HD racks and now i have tonnes of room for a nice little water cooling setup.
    which i dont have any money for :waah:
     
  9. x3r0

    x3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    bondo'd the top door today.
    the pictures dont show what i'm trying to show with this bondo stuff.
    what i'm trying to show is the perfect smoothness of this stuff after going at it with the mouse sander and how well it is flush with the rest of the case.
    once it's painted i'm sure it will look great :worried:

    i'm off to go get the paint now :hip:
     
  10. A13n0rma1

    A13n0rma1 Wannabe

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    Flushed front, ey?

    I'm lovin' this! :rock: :rock:
     
  11. SweMOD

    SweMOD What's a Dremel?

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    this is what I had in mind to do with my case also...
    just need to make a few more 100 pages of notes and think
    about 1000 hours more... then I start my project.

    it will be very interesting to see the result when u spraypainted the case :D
     
  12. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Looking good so far...what colour is it gonna be?
     
  13. Gnemelf

    Gnemelf Minimodder

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    that sorta my idea.. kinda looks like that.. but its majorly diff :)
     
  14. x3r0

    x3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    White :lol:
    unless someone can suggest a better colour to go with my blue cc's

    funny you should say this.... because other than the front panel.... i have done almost no planning whatsoever :idea:
    So far it's just been.... "wtf can i do with this..... ooo i can do that"
    then i go and do it. :naughty:
    bit of a risk but it adds a certain spice to the fun :hip:

    i've been looking at your thread
    i cant wait to see what yours is going to look like :clap:
     
  15. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    Pfft...keep it black!

    I know black with blue lights are overused, but that wouldn't stop me! I'd do whatever I like and think would look good, even if it's not original :p. Do whatever you want, but imo black is the best :D
     
  16. Gnemelf

    Gnemelf Minimodder

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    Honestly I think silver and blue ccfls would look nice but thats just me :p
     
  17. x3r0

    x3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    hmm...
    yeah .. i do like black on blue
    but iwanted to try something different this time.
    plus.... if i do go black again then all the work i put into sanding of the black powder coating on the panels will have gone to waste :eeek:
     
  18. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    Nahh, go with a mirror black finish. I think linear's site has a guide up on that :thumb:

    I like the look of what you're doing, keep it up ;)
     
  19. SweMOD

    SweMOD What's a Dremel?

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    link to linear's site??
    maybe I've seen it already.....


    anyway...
    a blackmirror finish is what I thought of...
    I just need to look up what it all costs... then I need to
    do some filling on my front and then spray some...

    I hope I can succeed as mostly the others who have tried
    to make a mirror finish... cause it would be great :D

    anyway... got any ideas for other finishes?
    blackmirror could be nice...
    but also white could be nice... but it could get dirty pretty quick...
    u know what I mean?? :idea:
     
  20. at_b

    at_b What's a Dremel?

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    http://linear1.org/ <-linear's site

    but do a search on mirror finish or something like that and you will find a lot of mods...and i mean great mods and they explained how they did it....

    you can find linear s guides in the case mods section of the site
     

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