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Modding My first real mod

Discussion in 'Modding' started by eeced, 25 Jul 2009.

  1. eeced

    eeced My finger is in the fan

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    After I finished a small paintjob on my girlfriends computer she asked me to mod a case to two brothers (9 & 11 years old). Which was fine except I've never modded a case and the budget I had to work with was €23.

    So no new hardware could be bought, an old IBM APTIVA case was used and the window was taken from an old discarded bookcase. The only thing I spent money on was sandpaper, primer, paint and putty (filler or whatever it's called):rolleyes:.

    Since my girlfriend went on holiday to her parents and took the camera with her I had to use my phonecamera which isn't the greatest there is (actually it's nowhere near). So the projectlog was never put up here, but I thought I'd show the result anyway.

    I'm currently planning a higher budget casemod and I've already got the theme selected, just have to get some parts to build it with. :worried:

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  2. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    That is damn cool! Huge difference, and can't tell it was that old case! I especially like how you made the keyboard match. I would love to see a full worklog from ya in the future! Good luck and keep on modding!
     
  3. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    GREAT job :thumb:
    I've a whole list of OEM cases I'd like to get my grubby paws on :naughty:
     
  4. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Wow, that's a very green case. :thumb:
     
  5. null_x86

    null_x86 Thread Closer

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    lol yeah, thats a very green case :p it looks good, any progress pics?
     
  6. sentek

    sentek What's a Dremel?

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    wow, really nice :thumb:
    i love the colour :D
     
  7. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Way to go! That's excellent for a first mod, and I respect that you went "all out" rather than just doing something little!
     
  8. anubis1126

    anubis1126 Modder newbie but not for long

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    That is awsome such a huge difference for virtually no outlay awsome
     
  9. eeced

    eeced My finger is in the fan

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback :)

    I put quite some effort into the case since I wanted them to have something that wouldn't look too much like the old Aptiva case which is quite ugly if I may say so.
    I'm aware that the colour is quite unusual but it sure makes the case noticable. :p
     
  10. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    Very nice, great job!
     
  11. GiGo

    GiGo was once a nerd.....

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    Good job, a nice green, the keyboard looks great!

    Regards
    GiGo
     
  12. shazza

    shazza What's a Dremel?

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    Very well done! Did you add the window as well?

    Looks like you did a pro job on the keyboard also.
     
  13. eeced

    eeced My finger is in the fan

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    Yes the window was added by me.
    The keyboard was a real pain to paint, each key had to be removed seperately and the put back the same way. Had to use another keyboard for reference when I put them all back, never seen a keyboard designed that way before (but then again, I don't open every keyboard I come across).
     
  14. mod job

    mod job never leave unsupervised

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    great job on a shoe string budget . nice colour scheme
     
  15. Bonzo45

    Bonzo45 Ex CPC

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    Are you sure that's the same case as it started out?!?!? Looks nice! How'd you do the fan vent in the front of the PC?

    Bonzo
     
  16. eeced

    eeced My finger is in the fan

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    As mentioned I had a very tight budget so I had to make use of whatever I had lying around, the front hole I used a spindle-case.

    Since some of the pics were quite because of the camera bad I'll just put up a few of them.

    Front removed and put on table, all buttons etc was removed.
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    Started building up the new front with the filler (correct word?).
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    After some sanding I thought that a front hole for the fan would be nice, I came up with ideas for the case as I went along (which I'll never do again).
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    I used a drill(!) to cut out the hole and then sanded it down smooth. Here I've glued the spindle to the front and testing if it fits correctly when the front is attached to the rest of the case.
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    Some more filling to do...
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    Not done yet but very close to finished, some edges needed some finetuning with the sandpaper.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Loom

    Loom What's a Dremel?

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    Good job!
     
  18. N!ck

    N!ck ModMag.Net

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    nice!
     

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