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Case Mod - In Progress Dawn of War Mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by maestro0428, 30 Dec 2010.

  1. Hannes

    Hannes Design | Art | Performance

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    This case doesn't look like a PC at all. More like a model or a painting. Exactly how I like it! :-D Keep up the epic work!
     
  2. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    The front panel

    Here is the front panel. I am using oven cured clay to make the parts and lettering.
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  3. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    more front panel pics

    Here are two more front panel pics. The lettering is done and now I need to stealth the optical drive.
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  4. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Thats amazing!
     
  5. Hannes

    Hannes Design | Art | Performance

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    You're doing a great job brother!
     
  6. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    Thanks for the nice comments. I appreciate it.
     
  7. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    Ordering parts

    I just ordered up two Apevia 120 red led fans, once blue 4"ccfl and a sumsung dvdrwdl.
    Thing is, I don't have anyother parts to go into this rig right now other than a powersupply. I need some sponsorship, lol. Here are some drawing of the power genreator on the top of the pc. I couldn't find my in progress photos so here is a pic with its dummy ccfl.
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  8. KRQKAN

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    WoW Wicked! you have 2 make a guide on your rust look
     
  9. Captain Awesome

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    I allways thought a case had to be clean and tidy to be awesome. You certainly proved me wrong.

    I agree with KRQKAN, keeping that rust trick to yourself is just mean :D
     
  10. sc0ontz

    sc0ontz I'm a modder... I guess... :D

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    +1

    it's nice and very artistic! looking forward for the final build!:thumb:
     
  11. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    The rust technique

    I wish I took pictures of each step of the paint process. But here is how it went down. First I painted the base coat with spray paint. Glossy red on the case sides and front. The flat colored acrylic paints contrast well with the at one time glossy red coat. The I got acrylic paints in the colors: Burnt Umber, Teddy Bear Tan, and Pure Orange along with black and silver. The key is to get it watery and not too thick. I used a round brush for the rust patches using a dry brush. The black came next with bits of silver layers around sharp edges. I used the burnt umber to give the case a dirty used look. I like the way it turned out. It has a realistic look with a bit of distance. I looked at a couple of pictures of rusty cars when I did it, to help me figure what it looks like in real life. I need take more photos I know. I know better for next time.:duh:
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  12. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    On the inside

    Well, I have secured some parts from my parts bin. With that I have 3GB of Adata Extreme an 80gb ata hard drive and an intel e2200 pentium. Now all I need is a motherboard and a gpu. This rig will end up folding like my other rigs that I don't use on a daily basis. I'd like to use it as a game machine but right now I don't have the budget for that and my main workstation works great as a gaming rig....I do have a HD 4870, but those are not so good at folding.

    My new fans and lights, and burner should be here Wednesday so expect an update.
     
  13. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    Stealthing the optical drive

    This part was simple. Trim the original bay cover and glue it right to the front of the drive. The eject button is easily pushed through the bay cover.
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    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    Transplant

    Ive decided to transplant some hardware from another pc to this one. The motherboard is red which will look best I think. Hardware as follows e6700, Abit, yeah Abit Fatality (yeah, fatality, it was cheap on eBay), an 8800gs and 2GB of red Adata Extreme ram. That should run fine on the FSP 400w psu I have in there.
     
  15. k.3nny

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    Thats an awesome Build u got there!
     
  16. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    Here comes the UPS man.

    Thanks.

    Man I love it when I get home to a package sitting on my front steps! I remember when I built my first folding farm and I had like 10 boxes all stacked in front of my door. That was so awesome. I will update a few times tonight as I go. First update coming up.
     
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    First I cut the fan holes to 120mm and put a little edging on the holes. The fans are Apevia and although look orange when not lit, burn a nice bright red. At 12v the are super quiet too.
     
  18. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    I forgot to mention that the fans are not enough to light the whole case up. Bummer. Gotta order up some more ccfls in red. Next up, the Dawn of War power supply gets lit up.
     
  19. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Loving this dude! Amazing work!
     
  20. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    Here is the power supply lit up in blue. Now I have to mount it to the case.
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