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Case Mod - In Progress FINISHED Redefined

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MetallicAcid, 9 Nov 2014.

  1. MetallicAcid

    MetallicAcid New Member

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    Redefined



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    Introduction

    Hello and welcome to my latest project which I have named Redefine.

    This project is using the Corsair Carbide Air 240 which I will transform into a stylish and sleek performing machine, which will look to belong in the cockpit of a Maclaren Spider supercar.





    The mods that I will be performing

    Fill in all front USB/power/reset holes at the front with plastic filler
    Install a single monetary switch in the middle of this newly covered section
    Repaint entire case white, inside and out.
    File/sand away all of the plastic bars which cover the areas where the fans draw in fresh air
    Cover these bare areas with a round style mesh
    Paint components white to match the newly painted white interior
    Have a single GPU solution where the GPU sits on a 45° angle making the front face visible through window
    Install custom leather dressed panels




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    Thank you for joining me once again on another project, and as always, see you at the next update! :)

    Kind regards,
    Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen
     
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    The Tour


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    Kind regards,
    Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen
     
  4. Bartacus

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    Woohoo, I get in early on one of your builds this time!! :D IN!!! :rock: :rock: :clap:
     
  5. MetallicAcid

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    Hey man! Awesome! Welcome :)

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    Hey everyone!

    I have a nice little update for you. I have been hard at work painting and clear coating these last few days, but have not had so much time to get so many photos. I am doing all of this at my workplace before/after work and during lunch breaks and whenever I get a free minute to spare.

    In this update I show that I painted the inside of the case from black to white... And oh my does it look mighty fine! :D

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    I am in the process of painting the fans and top/bottom panels, and clear coating the painted PSU and redone front panel. I will have photos of those after the weekend for your viewing pleasure.

    I hope you have liked this update :)

    Kind regards,
    Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen
     
  7. Parge

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    Lovely stuff - really good paint job.
     
  8. MetallicAcid

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    Cheers mate. Wait until I post up photos of the PSU with clear coat!! O...M...G....

    /J
     
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    Liked the look of the render, also the painting the interior white is a perfect start. will be following for sure.
     
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    Update No.3



    Hey guys!

    Progress on this project has been steaming along at 12000m/s (in my opinion anyways ;) ) and the project is almost complete. I am going to play some catch up with the updates now, and they should be coming in every couple of days whenever I get some free time to sit down and type :)

    So, I thought it would be a cool idea to dress the inside of the case with leather :) I was inspired by the Maclaren Spider, with it's sleek looks and awesome white/black/tan coloured leather details. So I went ahead and ordered the leather!


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    Once the leather came in, my daughter thought it was an awesome idea to run around on the leather when it was fully laid out in the kitchen. I had noticed that during delivery, the company that sent it had folded the leather so that it would fit into the box, thus leaving fold creases all of it! Seriously, what do people think sometimes??

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    I hope you guys liked this taste portion of the awesomeness that is about to come. See you all at the next update!

    Kind regards,
    Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen
     
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    Update No.4
    Backplate Construction
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    Hello again and welcome to another of my crazy updates, using this fine little case called the Carbide Air 240 from Corsair.

    Well, Once I got the leather in, I started experimenting with how I would use it in this project. I had the idea of creating some vanity plates in various places of the case to make it feel cozy, like the inside of the Maclaren Spider's cockpit. First I started off with making a cable cover for the backside.

    To attach these two plates together, I made a plate which screws into both the top and bottom plates which features my logo. I cut the logo from vinyl using scissors ( as I do not have one of those fancy plotters... Maybe you guys can crowdfund me one? :) ) and stuck it on. Then I painted the plate and logo which gave this awesome embossed look which is only visible from certain angles.


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    Once everything was cut, glued and fitted, I went ahead and installed it into the case. Here you can also see the painted PSU. more pictures of that coming soon ;)

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    There are some small wrinkles in the leather that I cannot get out, but I do not mind. It gives the case a "worn in" feel.

    That is it for me with this update. Please let me know what you think so far, and if you want any more details, you need but just ask :)

    Kind regards,
    Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen

     
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    I like it! But no watercooling?:(
     
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    Nope :( This case isn't the best to water cool if one wants to upgrade to SLI in the future. Besides, I am building it for a work friend, and he wants zero maintenance besides from blowing out dust.

    But it will still look killer I think :)

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    Update No.6
    UPC sponsorship update




    Hello guys and girls of modding!

    This update is to announce UPC (Ultimate Personal Computer) as a sponsor of custom made and sleeved cable kit for my Corsair RM850 PSU.

    These cables were hand made by Adam Birli - who is the owner at UPC - using a combination of MDPC sleeving and his own sleeving named Aegis! These cables will go perfect with this build. I just love the look and feel of them and best of all, I don't need to sleeve!

    Thanks UPC for the sponsorship.

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    So guys, thank you for reading, and I will have another update for you in just a few days!

    Kind regards,
    Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen

     
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    Great Justin! Absolutely loving the sleeving, colors looks soo beautiful. Looking forward to the next update :)
     
  17. MetallicAcid

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    Cheers Zoyadog. Needless to say that I am very happy and excited to see them in the final build :D

    /Justin
     
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    Update No.7
    Inet and ASUS sponsor announcement




    G'day and welcome!

    In this latest update, I would like to happily announce Inet and ASUS as sponsors for the Re(de)fine project. It was certainly a surprise to me that Inet and ASUS had collaborated together to sponsor an ASUS Z97 Gryphon Armor Edition mATX motherboard! On top of this, ASUS had sent me a whole bag of awesome ROG "Swag" which I will be giving away to a lucky reader :) My thinking is that I would love to give back something to the modding community for all of the support that I have been given. The swag is including the following:
    ROG shirt
    ROG mousepad
    ASUS 8GB USB flashdrive
    ASUS bag

    This motherboard will work perfectly is this project, which I have plans to paint the Armor with white Plastidip so that it blends well with the inside of the Air 240 chassis.

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    Thanks for looking guys and girls, I will have a modding update for you VERY soon! ;)

    Kind regards,
    Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen

     
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    Update No.8
    Front/top panel wrap





    Hello friends and welcome to my latest update!

    Today I would like to share with you a concept I came up with to cover the grill/mesh which is one of the defining features of the Carbide Air 240.

    I decided that I wanted to use a single piece of aluminium, cut it, bend it and cover it in leather speaker material. This is what it turned out like :)

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    Short and sweet little update, I hope you enjoyed it! :D

    Kind regards,
    Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen
     
  20. Iraklis Gkolios

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    GOGO MetallicAcid

    Cheers
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