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Case Mod - In Progress Gigi's decent micro no-window mod - final photos !!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by gigik, 18 Nov 2007.

  1. TapperSwe

    TapperSwe What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice and clean looking case, i love the paint job and the psu/top panel gives the case a more interesting look. :thumb:
     
  2. gigik

    gigik What's a Dremel?

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    i tried that (2000 sandpaper under water) but the result was worse



    comparsion with SILVERSTONE Sugo
    (dimensions: 200x360x312 mm)

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    and new gpu cooler
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    probably I will move hdd to other place
     
  3. Naberius

    Naberius What's a Dremel?

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    Thats awesome dude, problem is, i look at it and think watercooling, could just about get a 120.2 in the front :D
     
  4. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    ^^are you kidding? that's a solid front.

    great job on the case, it looks really slick. nice cables in that last pic, too.
     
  5. Naberius

    Naberius What's a Dremel?

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    Replace the gigi bit with fine mesh, that would be awesome.
     
  6. gigik

    gigik What's a Dremel?

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    some minor updates
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    new fan for psu (now running at 800rpm)

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    hdd moved to vertical for better airflow for graphic card
    (wrong orientation of fan in picture was repaired - in this way fan would be blowing air from psu down)

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    baby got new feet
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    thats all my friends, see ya at next case mod/case build :dremel: :lol:
     
  7. Teknokid

    Teknokid Minimodder

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    Nice, very neat and clean
     
  8. badje

    badje boni

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    Really nice mod, nice and small. I really like those sidepanels, Mustangs rule. Where did you get that sticker on the sidepannel?
     
  9. -Nick-

    -Nick- What's a Dremel?

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    ah man that's so class looking case, how'd you get such a good finish on the side panels? sanded down or something else on them?
     
  10. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Pretty damn good looking mod, dude!

    The only thing i dont like about this is the loss of light you have on the bottom. Maybe you should consider masking the bottom of the front panel? Should be an easy fix.

    Can you please elaborate a bit on the cooling switch you placed in the back, and how you did it? I'm really interested in doing that too :)

    :thumb:
     
  11. b4i7

    b4i7 modding dreams into reality

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    dang thats nice
     
  12. gigik

    gigik What's a Dremel?

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    my best friend work as car painter, so he did this for me (profi tools, skils etc and you got this :cooldude: )
    layers: primer - sanded - primer - sanded - white - sanded - orange - sanded - orange + pearl - polished - sticker - clearcoat - polished - clearcoat - matt black stripe

    on deviantart.com from one user, I take his picture, trasfered it to black and white, then to vectors and in advertisement company they cut it from sheet of sticker

    yeah fixing that leaking light would be easy, but i like it leaking :hehe:

    if you mean that switch on the psu: the original fan was little too noisy for me (1200rpm at 120mm) and so I install a switch.
    1.position= fan at 3,3V (550rpm?) for movies etc.. realy quiet
    2.position= fan at original thermo controled circuit for games etc..

    now I changed the fan for nexus and regulated the rpms to 750, so its quiet in nights and powerfull enough for games.

    (don't thing I am just trying luck, my psu is Fortron GLN 350w, power consumption of my rig is about 200w at full load, the gln in name of psu means high effectivity = less heat, many gln users has fan at 3,3v all the time without problems)


    I am satisfied about the noise now:
    hdd - silented
    cpu - 450rpm at idle (windows, movies), thermo controled
    psu - 750rpm - nexus
    gpu - pasiv
     
  13. Guest-23315

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    Really is an awesome little case :thumb:
     
  14. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    lol, well, it's your case i guess :hip:
    Yup, that's the trick i mean. The problem is that i am a n00b, and would like to know how to wire that.

    And spending that much expertise on a paintjob for the case is just cheating! How are us mortals ever going to be happy with our own spraypaint work now? :eyebrow:
     
  15. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    OMG!:jawdrop: :) It is amazing - what kind of filler did you use to make front sooo smooth??? Looks like one piece!
     
  16. badje

    badje boni

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    What did you use to go from the black and white picture to the vector picture. Did you use a program?
     
  17. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    lol, this thread is from back in november. He updates it we some new casefeet and we start bombing the guy with questions about everything else :D
     
  18. gigik

    gigik What's a Dremel?

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    yes I know, but I did some paints before by my self with spray in my hand too, and it was much more satisfying :)
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    (my old modifed keyboard+mouse+graphic+audio 2PC switch with custom paint job and lighted VU meters)

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    but when you have a friend (with airgun and acces to metallic, pearlescent,...) try to say no :)


    last version of corelDRAW (demo is aviable) is pretty automatic in converting to vector, I made just some final tuning
     
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  19. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Beautiful! Love it! Can I haz it pliz?
     
  20. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Send your friend to me with the same offer, i'll let you know if i could resist :naughty:
     
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