1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

SketchUp MNPCTech Design Contest Volume 6 - Modify a Cooler Master HAF 932

Discussion in 'Modding' started by confusis, 16 May 2011.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,848
    Likes Received:
    1,534
    @jrs77 - Yes, post it. Then you'll have a whole month to do a 2nd one.
    @Guille - Think bigger parts.
    @disturbed- Added one fan, radiator, and fan controller.:p Everything else was deleted or moved.:D I even used the stock feet.
     
  2. jrs77

    jrs77 Modder

    Joined:
    17 Feb 2006
    Posts:
    3,487
    Likes Received:
    103
    I don't consider doing a second one actually, as I'm quiet pleased with the one I did allready.

    I'm just adding a little bit of detail currently, like screws and such before I post the result.

    Also, I didn't want to modify the case too heavily keeping the overall look of the HAF ;)
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,848
    Likes Received:
    1,534
    Nope, you gotta do a "balls-out crazy" version. :D
    [​IMG]
    -Case in point. I'm playing with the tech used in Thermalfins/Feser Admiral radiators here. My hint to the manufacturer: Quit screwing around with a drop-in version. Build a big *&^%$%# rad, then build a case to fit, and sell it as one part.
     
  4. k0rben

    k0rben I use my dremel as a toothbrush

    Joined:
    22 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    98
    Likes Received:
    2
    Heck no :duh: when i saw
    haf 932 was first case that came to my mind
    also cheaps you are faast :thumb:
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,848
    Likes Received:
    1,534
    And starting to spam a bit...:D
    [​IMG]
    -I got this crazy idea I should model the radiator surface on this one. It's just amazing that the computer didn't burst into flames. The do-hickey on the back is the reservoir, -all in welded stainless steel.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. MechDoc02

    MechDoc02 What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    7 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    52
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hope screen shots are allowed, because the nature of my mod would require I (re-)learn a whole lot more SketchUp than is really necessary to convey completely my mod concept. It's aimed at those who find this modding hobby hard to swallow. The only parts required in addition to the case and usual internal components are some paint, some sheet aluminum for eyes and eyebrows, and a couple of gloves.

    Edit: oh, and I might add a blob of a nose, to go where the painted nostrils are. I'd make it from paper mache - which I have now done.

    Here it is, in all it's glory:

    [​IMG][/url] case by MechDoc, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Glad to hear that isn't a body part, Cheaps. I'd hate to turn a corner and see your whimsy.
     
    Last edited: 22 May 2011
  7. jrs77

    jrs77 Modder

    Joined:
    17 Feb 2006
    Posts:
    3,487
    Likes Received:
    103
    Here we go... vintage style :D

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

    Joined:
    16 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    114
    I couldn't mod a normal PC if my life depended on it... My mind doesn't work like that... :lol:
     
  9. Noswal

    Noswal What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    3 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why don't you call it HalfHaf lol
     
  10. j0rd

    j0rd FLOSS folder

    Joined:
    13 May 2011
    Posts:
    77
    Likes Received:
    2
    I love this chassis, I've always wanted to see a mITX sized HAF and it looks great in yellow, One of these days i'll have to mod a HAF similar to your concept because it looks epic
     
  11. jrs77

    jrs77 Modder

    Joined:
    17 Feb 2006
    Posts:
    3,487
    Likes Received:
    103
    Yeah. Actually it's far easier to build a case from scratch then totally modifying an allready existing one. Some minor mods like a window etc are what ready made cases are good for tho, and it's easily doable without decent engineer-knowledge and alot of tools.

    I've basically stopped building cases two years ago, when I started to opt for miniITX and less powerful hardware. Small black boxes... :worried:

    Because of the hardware thats inside ofc :p
     
  12. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

    Joined:
    9 Sep 2003
    Posts:
    3,446
    Likes Received:
    140
    Hmmm ive gone down a similar route to JRS, ill get pics up in a bit, but ive tried to create something that wouldnt be too complicated to actually build from a HAF

    Sent from my Desire HD using Tapatalk
     
  13. k0rben

    k0rben I use my dremel as a toothbrush

    Joined:
    22 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    98
    Likes Received:
    2
    Is shrinking allowed? cos i've read that we have to keep the frame :waah:
    i was working on my small "haffie" too.
     
  14. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

    Joined:
    21 Apr 2003
    Posts:
    4,255
    Likes Received:
    265
    OK, Here is the Prize Announcement for Volume 6 :thumb:

    1st Place "Anodized Billet Pron by Mnpctech" Prize Package

    + US$40 MNPCTech voucher supplied by Aurora Creative Studios NZ

    1x set of Black Anodized Billet "Diamond Knurl" PC Feet. Product Details

    [​IMG]


    1x Black Anodized Billet 120mm Fan Grill with Honeycomb insert. Product Details

    [​IMG]


    1x set of 4 Black Anodized Aluminum Thumbscrews 6/32 thread. Product Details

    [​IMG]


    20x Black Pop Rivets for PC Chassis. Product Details

    [​IMG]


    2nd Place "PC Modding Tools!" Prize Package

    + US$30 MNPCTech voucher supplied by Aurora Creative Studios NZ

    1x Aluminum PC Mod Ruler & Reference Tool. Product Details

    [​IMG]

    ATX Power Supply Pin Removal Tools. Product Details

    1x ATX Pin Removal Tool (PSU & PCI-e)

    [​IMG]

    1x ATX Molex Removal Tool (Male & Female) ATX Power Supply Pin Removal Tools. Product Details


    [​IMG]


    3rd Place "Custom DIY window" Prize Package

    + US$20 MNPCTech voucher supplied by Aurora Creative Studios NZ

    1x 12" x 12" cast acrylic PC window sheet. Product Details

    [​IMG]

    1x 6 ft Mnpctech u-channel window molding. Product Details

    [​IMG]

    1x roll of Scotch Tape #4010 super strength mounting tape, Product Details

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2007
    Posts:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    45
    nice prices ! :thumb:
     
  16. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

    Joined:
    3 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    1,688
    Likes Received:
    55
    Great prizes Bill! and it's nice to see Cheaps hard at work :) will be interesting to see what people come up with on such a fugly case :)
     
  17. jrs77

    jrs77 Modder

    Joined:
    17 Feb 2006
    Posts:
    3,487
    Likes Received:
    103
    That's the rules, yes. Keeping the chassis as it is.

    But you know, designing something cool inbetween is alot of fun aswell, and that's why I made it a blurry postcard instead of a real entry-picture. Like cheaps said... go crazy for the fun of it :D
     
  18. Xye

    Xye What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    21 Nov 2010
    Posts:
    270
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ok Managed to Pull Dimensions off Sketchup. Now to Solidworks. :D
     
    Last edited: 22 May 2011
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,848
    Likes Received:
    1,534
    @MechDoc - I thought the nose was the face, which led me to think the mouth was...:worried: -Same message I guess.
    @jrs77 - It stinks of CM propaganda.
    @Korben - I'm going to say a chop would be allowed.
    @Bill - I like the themed organization of the prizes.:thumb:

    I'm beginning to see why it's taking so long to see results. Everyone is rebuilding in their favorite software.
     
  20. MechDoc02

    MechDoc02 What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    7 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    52
    Likes Received:
    2
    Well when you're right... Okay, Cheaps, I've done my pitiful best to sketch a paper mache nose into my picture of the computer case being swallowed. Here it is again:

    [​IMG][/url] case by MechDoc, on Flickr[/IMG]
     

Share This Page