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Case Mod - In Progress "CT700" by Paladin - FINAL PICS

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Paladin | Patrick, 29 Dec 2010.

  1. Paladin | Patrick

    Paladin | Patrick LiveModder

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    Hello my name is Patrick and I come from Germany (Bavaria) and do case modding since 2006.
    I attended the german casemod championship and won several awards.
    You can see all my other projects at www.complex-mods.de

    This time I want to present my current casemod project internationally.
    I choose bit-tech, because it is on of the biggest communities.

    Unfortunately I can not speak English, so I translated everything with google, so do not be surprised if something sounds funny.

    My newest project based on a Cougar 6XR9 Midi-Tower.
    For this project I choose a racing car theme. I also want to add some design elements from the cougar S700 power supply at the case.

    Before I start the disassembling of the case, I make a sketch of the case design. You can download the file at this. link.

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    The first Step was to demount the case. The following pictures shows the disammble step by step
     
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  2. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Thats a really nice looking case, not one that I've seen before.
     
  3. ringo

    ringo What's a Dremel?

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    It is nice to see you here at bit-tech, Patrick.
     
  4. Paladin | Patrick

    Paladin | Patrick LiveModder

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    Thanks :D

    I started with the disassembly of the case, and conversion to IATX because the NT is down. My first conversion iATX :dremel: Is so easy :)

    First side cover off...

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    ...then front and LW cages...

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    ...top...

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    ...then turn everything upside...

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    ...and test with HW dummys...

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    ...the tab I do not need anymore...

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    ...the NT slip even further back, but cut off again what ^^ ...

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    ...the front fan grill do not need any more than get rid of it...

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    ...has not yet passed :D

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    so that's only now again behold, now if I then write something like ... hmm what do you think?
     
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    I like the stock look of that case

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  7. Paladin | Patrick

    Paladin | Patrick LiveModder

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    Sorry for the long time in which I have made ​​no update. We have bought a house, and that makes a lot of work.
    You can watch it look so times: http://we-mod-it.com/board1-modding...ce-mods/686-hausmodding-by-paladin-und-sonja/

    Now comes the next update. :D

    After disassembling the cases I have myself at times made ​​the sketch on an MDF board, but somehow I did not get the form out so beautifully as in Skechup.

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    So I printed out the page view times to use it as a template.
    It has helped me Homer: thumbsup:

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    However, it has but then not quite fit and I had to cut it and a little increase.
    Then we went to the cut of Plexiteile

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    Appropriate time to make a trial ... Watch out!

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    She knows dingens yet? I wanted to hernehmen Plexistreifen to turn that one looks below.
    I've also made ​​a movie, but it will be online until tomorrow. Where I explain these strips are for what.

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    PS: I translate everything with google ;)
     
  8. Paladin | Patrick

    Paladin | Patrick LiveModder

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    When I finally stuck with was finished, I've caught my belt sander and sanded the edges clean times.

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    I have since then machined with a router (rebating cutter with stop ring) in which a fold of the cover is then glued on.
    Of these, get updated very often, unfortunately, no pictures. :(

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    The case had, of course, continue to suffer :D ...

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    ... and became victim to the angle grinder...

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    ... fit!

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    I had the sides on both sides to exclude something, for the strips from the sides

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    Now am back at the sides. Since then it had to be firmly screwed to the case a large opening purely...

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    ...the two straight edges I cut back with the circular saw, with the rest of the jigsaw.

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    This day has me in a long time like the most.
    A shipment of Aquatuning has come.

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    ... cover-up and a grin...

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    PHOBIA ENERGY DRINK ... same time tried :rock:

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    ... oh yeah, that's a treat that looks matte Anodized of hammer, Conjoined class color for a Case :D

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    ...which are also fine. Is the first time that I have so black nickel-plated fittings, and I'm thrilled. Why did I not before the time appointed?

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    Terms of here, what I like the fact that the sides can sometimes go out, or just down. Oh, and where does it also cover Laing...

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    oh yeah, that part is awesome, is half a car radiator. 20x20 cm + corresponding fan...

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    ...but he had found as I unfortunately do not fit into the case...

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    ...So once an old fan picked out Collermaster...

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    ...by the side of something "cut off" is exactly matches the pure...

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    ...and fits great on the boards holding the cooler supplied.

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    Thanks again to Aquatuning.
     
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    Paladin | Patrick LiveModder

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    I was driving first to Regensburg and got me a load of acrylic glass fetched.

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    Same time, the side panels on the gray acrylic glass and transferred to the jigsaw cut coarsely.

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    Then I glued it together with double sided tape and with the router in which a trimming cutter driven around in it once was.

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    Then I assembled the cutter with a 45 ° cutter and chamfered all the edges.

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    Now, it proceeded to make the parts for the cover. So, at first a pair of pieces cut with the table saw.
    Up into the dwelling and therefore in the oven.

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    Here I have drawn the acrylic glass in the middle to bottom, since it has been very convex.

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    this is after grinding (unfortunately become a bit blurry ...)

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    for all tin cans which can be good :D

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    cut out and used as template for the Plexi ...

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    ... Two holes drilled for the jigsaw ...

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    ... cut out ...

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    of the sides had to give way, of course, what that have the new parts place.

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    When I was ready to cut it occurred to me that the horror parts are 5 mm yes, the orange, but only 3
    So the whole game again. For the second Transparent film but I have taken the orange plexi I'll highlight later ...

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    ... stuck here already done ...

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    ... + Side panel

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    Now a step by step instructions for Windows ...
    For this I have a template from the waste pieces of the inner side portion made ​​and attached with double sided tape.

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    then once around the outside with a utility knife and cut the film ...

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    ... then remove the foil and remove the acrylic part again.

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    at least 2 layers of paint on it, or even light shines through.

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    completed.
    I think it has somehow iPhone front style.

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    Now it was on the rear panel.
    To cut out 2 pieces and re-equipped with mitered.
    Then cut out the opening for the power supply and made ​​the panels for the sides.

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    Fits ....
    The plate must also affect more and more: D: D: D

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    This piece is for the underside of the spoiler. Up to the spot I had to grind away, what a **** job. : (

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    Joa, what can I say, now it was cruel.
    Cut out letters. I feel his fingers still hurt now.

    I got the letters to be printed out and glued with wood glue on the aluminum.
    Then cut out roughly with the chop saw. Then a part of the jigsaw, and the rest with the scroll saw.

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    Phu, 47 pictures, because I think I need is ready to do it no more :D
     
  10. Shurika

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    Nice to see the thread`s back! love the design. subbed!
     
  11. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Very much cool handywork going into this one. Echt geil, sag' Ich. ;)
     
  12. KoSoVaR^

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    OOOHHH MYY GOOOD !
    Handyman number one !
     
  13. Paladin | Patrick

    Paladin | Patrick LiveModder

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    Then I'll continue where I left off. With the slogan...

    The Cougar logo've cut me out of these beautiful stickers, which was perhaps a fiddly job.

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    the drills I've used as spacers...

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    Next we went to the fan. First off, screwed onto the mounting plate and then to the radiator.

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    Unfortunately, he was down a little over, and then he went to the floor. So look at the chop saw and is well :D

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    Then I myself once made to secure the side cover.
    The question was how best to fix.
    I'm there for the first time in 5 mm thick acrylic glass 3mm deep holes drilled, then paint in and immediately turned the screw inside.


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    Here you can see how the cover page are hooked.

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    On the back was still such a piece that I did not like, therefore, had to give it.

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    Covered, this is a grille from a Cougar SX700 power supply.

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    After I made ​​the grid on it I went from something. Since you have not seen on the back panel I myself decided to dress up with the acrylic glass.
    So cut only once, and glue.

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    I've pasted it, I noticed that I forgot the cutout for the fan. So I had to cut out the case and then painting again.

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    Thus we see the dismembered Case times in all its glory :D

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    Thanks at LUMITRONIX for 3m RGB Controller with Remote plus Flex Lights

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    Also, I wanted to install the watercooling, but unfortunately do not fit the size 13 connectors. Therefore, I must now lay everything on 10/8 he ports. But is not a problem, since only the CPU depends on it anyway.

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    Because we are just talking on the CPU ...
    Fat THANK YOU to AMD for this little gem.

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  14. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    Its a shame that this great build doesnt use thicker hoses and bigger fittings :(
     
  15. Karrek

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    I'm impressed with your work! that looks like a lot of time. Are the lights really bright? Maybe there is a way to tone them down so they are not distracting as you use the computer. Then again, myabe they are fine and just look bright in the pics. Either way, great job so far!
     
  16. fr0Zen

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    2 posts later and a complete build:thumb:
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  17. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    I thought it was more of a shame that the tubes already look like there's quite a lot of corrosion going on in that loop?
     
  18. Paladin | Patrick

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    I was able to block for the CPU cooler is no big, I tentatively mounted fittings 10. And yes, the pipes are old. The system is also still no water, because it is still not quite finished. I will replace the CPU cooler and still use 16 mm ports.
     
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    Paladin | Patrick LiveModder

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    I decided to convert the "CT 700" Casemod to a Scratch build, because I built the case has never really liked.
    Since I already have the rear but I had to keep the part of the IO panel unfortunately. Well, this time I make an exception.

    First I had to get the dusty brother from the attic ...

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    ...and remove the .

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    At the drill out the rivets on the IO panel I have immediately once drilled. Now I've got myself all the time at the house and the large machines doing nothing ... apparently I do not want modding :p

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    But Benjamin the elephant patch on it and move on :D

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    As you can see even from the other side in the case, I wanted a nice MB tray. I've worked out for a beautiful shape.

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    On the tray is then also the expansion tank be fixed.

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    see if everything fits just...

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    Then I have it bolted to the IO panel.

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    On the front upper corner I've attached with motherboard holder.

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    The rear it was bolted to the back panel.

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    with foil...

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    ...without.

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    more coming soon...
     
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    Since the law was Mainboardtray Labil through the thin frame I decided the second one Plate to make it.
    This is also slightly tinted, and got my logo is engraved.

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    At trimming it has snowed a little. :p

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    For the first time in my life I've engraved what it has become quite good.

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    Then I have the acrylic parts on which the roof rests reworked. I've overslept before then I glued it.

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    For that I have used a crowbar as a scraper. This works almost better than sand, I would not have thought.

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    Should look like this from then.

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    In addition, have a nice supply of Aquatuning has arrived. Thank you for having it went so fast.

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    At one point I had to disconnect the headers, since a bridge was gone. The new soldering had only times the silicone shell can be removed.

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    Then everything was just glued with superglue.

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    On the ground also Flex Lights were installed. These illuminate the text and let it glow. Unfortunately I have no picture of it now.

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    On the 2nd Yes side has lacked even the lettering. In order to get a clean cut straight I simply pushed on sandpaper on a stop along.

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    Then came the worst work. The cut of the logo stickers from an alloy. Shoot worse.

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    With the new Flex Light I had the roof 8 mm wide strips of painting that the light is visible only to the Transparrenten Plexi.

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    The power button I would have also forgotten about. I then got my box with all the switches and buttons fetched, but did not know quite what I should do.
    So i pulled my wife to rate and I have shown the green button. Since then lay still on the table around the 3D stickers, which she placed on it since then.
    There were then an extra kiss :D

    So Button black painted, washer stuck on it and then the 3D logo. Finish is the Cougar Power button.

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    Dried the meantime all the fun is for me, I still wanted a beautiful place and with the step drill to bore a hole.

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    Feet he needed also still, as I have given it just felt gliders. I've also at "The BOOK" and "Cougar Tower" already done so and has proven itself.

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    The pump I have secured with thumbscrews, as the slots in the bracket are quite wide and slip as normal screws.

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    In addition, the SSD has found its place.

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    Oh, and all the cables Cougar Sleeve got.
    The water cooling unfortunately I could fill only half as missing with a screw.
    But was now already made

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    Today or tomorrow then come the Final Pics
     

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