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Case Mod - In Progress CMSTORM PROJECT: Cooler Master Scout "Miltary Digital Camo" (Updated, Computex Clip!)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 9 May 2009.

  1. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    This Case Mod was done by bit-tech's MOTM Sponser, Mnpctech!
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    This will be another Insane Case Mod by Mnpctech.com

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    Heres a little recap video of the project for ya'll



    Nate CustomPCMax and I have been given a new mission.

    We have only 2.5 weeks to build a military theme "Scout" Gaming Rig for CM Storm's display at the Computex Show.

    The Scout arrives at Mnpctech.com's Workshop. It's an awesome case. It's gonna be hard having to give it up once it's finished! :D

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    not finished, the stainless socket screws will be replaced with black ones

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    You know Ive got em, so I'm gonna use em! Black anodized machined aluminum case feet and I'm gonna use them! :D

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    Photos before packing case for Computex Show next week in Tapei :thumb:

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  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Dear lord, ANOTHER one?!

    I'm subbing this without having ANY idea of the final outcome.

    OT: Can I work for you? Like bonded labor? :lol:
     
  3. Spoooon

    Spoooon New Member

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    Really looking forward to this! :)
     
  4. Kenny_McCormick

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    Military theme... I'll try some urban or ACU camo. Combined with green (night vision) lighting, can be a great result. Straight lines and some black rubber elements. Those are a few ideas. GL & HF!
     
  5. SkiDave

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    Good Luck :thumb:

    I can't wait to see how this turns out.
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  6. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    good idea as the case already does look a bit industrial which will help
     
  7. CustomPCMAX

    CustomPCMAX Computer Geek

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    I am very excited to be able work with Bill on this project. To have this system head to Computex is an unbelievable honor.

    It tells you a lot about Bill's reputation too... CM trusts him to get a nice mod done in a matter of a couple weeks. This should be an interesting and fast moving mod to watch!
     
  8. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    I'll be watching this. I love your mods Bill.
     
  9. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Sweet. I just read the Scout review, and looks to be a great LAN box.. durable, and chock full of LAN-centric features. :D

    Can't wait to see what you do with it Bill!
     
  10. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    The review was nice. Thanks.
    It's the 2.5 weeks that is the pressure..

    Bill can pull it off if anyone can.

    john
     
  11. subset7

    subset7 Spanking the Monkey

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    It'll be interesting to see what you do with this,being a new case and all and the timescale,looking forward to it,sub'd :thumb:
     
  12. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    kicking back and setting up camp...
     
  13. mnpctech

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    I will try and do a video review of the case, it will have to be tommorow before I dismantle it. If you want mobility, the scout's handle is brilliant tho. I like it

    CM STORM logo. Storm is Cooler master's high performance sub brand, like what SVT is for Ford

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    Heres the concept for the front Cooler Master chose. I'm making a front grill, using 2 of the "eye of the storm" designs from the CM Storm logo. I may change things a bit, just cause I'm like that... if time allows of course

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    1/8" thick "smoked" acrylic sheet
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    Using 2x 120mm Radiator Template to position. You can download your own Radiator templates

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    Using band saw to cut the "smoked" acrylic
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  14. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    nice ideas you have there
     
  15. mnpctech

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    Thanks! The objective is keep the mods simple without causing any major surgery to the case.
     
  16. stonedsurd

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    So that they don't 'whine' about how different it ends up looking? :hehe:

    Great work!
     
  17. mnpctech

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    Bingo!

    Diagram of the CM Storm Scout

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    1st order of business is to open the top perforated 140mm grill to help improve airflow. The top handle will have to be removed in order to perform this procedure.
    The plastic carry handle is reinforced with steel. You can remove the handle's plastic shell by removing the 4x 140mm fan screws and 2x screws towards the top rear of the case

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    2x screws are located underneath the front I/O ports
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    To pull the top handle's shell off with the cables, the factory cable ties must be cut
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    This is as far as I'm going to pull the handle off. ....cause it will be a PITA otherwise
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    Closer look at the 140mm top exhaust grill
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    4x screws fasten on the steel portion of the handle. Notice it has large tabs that slide into the top of the chassis.
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  18. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    That's a SERIOUS wire bundle for the front panel. :jawdrop:

    I watch.

    john

    It takes me 2.5 weeks to pick a color - you do a whole mod.
     
  19. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    And so it begins.
    I'll be keeping on eye on this as well ;)
     
  20. Guest-23315

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    Crikey! How many mods on the go is it now eh Bill?

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