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Modding My first real project

Discussion in 'Modding' started by evildude5t5, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. evildude5t5

    evildude5t5 Real gamers overclock

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    i am building my first real modded pc.i am kinda noobish at this. help would be appreciated. i have built a few pc' but never modded any

    case i will mod
    http://www.logisyscomputer.com/viewsku.asp?SKUID=CS51WSL&DID=C001

    it is a cheap case my boss gave me for $40. It will be fan cooled.i want it to look clean inside.i would like to only see cpu parts. i will post pics when i start. i guess you could say it is a clean themed case
     
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  2. maxinflixion

    maxinflixion New Member

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    Well, as far as we can tell, you haven't done anything wrong so far.
     
  3. star_treking

    star_treking New Member

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    Can't wait to see what you do to it.
     
  4. Jux_Zeil

    Jux_Zeil New Member

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    Hi mate.
    You only have to ask in the relevant section if you need help at all.
    Remember not to rush the mod and you will make a better job of it. Also, don't forget to take the pics of each task.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    not to be rude, but the rules of the forum are that you start a project log with pictures and progress of the project, not intentions.
     
  6. MrWizard

    MrWizard New Member

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    Good luck, it looks like you're starting with a pretty decent canvas to work with. As Jux_Zeil said, patience is everything; don't rush something to get it done and you'll thank yourself for it at the end.
     
  7. darren

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    Congrats for your little project, make sure you share the result with all of us.
     
  8. evildude5t5

    evildude5t5 Real gamers overclock

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    i have some pics to share. i went out and bought some parts at micro center. need ideas on how to paint and what color.the lights in front of the case light up blue

    http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx345/evildude5t5/bigfan.jpg
    fan i bought

    http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx345/evildude5t5/cardreader.jpg
    used card reader i thought i would put in it.it will be painted to match case

    http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx345/evildude5t5/tvpci.jpg
    tv pci card to watch tv

    http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx345/evildude5t5/pciwireless.jpg
    wireless card
     
  9. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil New Member

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    How to paint is simple enough, onces you've dismantled the case it goes something like:


    Sand > medium sand > fine sand > wet sand > clean > prime > wet sand > prime > wet sand > prime > main colour > wet sand / fine sand ( depending on type of paint used ) > main colour > wet sand / fine sand > main colour > possibly clearcoat ( gloss or matt, whichever you prefer- could also polish it with T-cut and a rotary buffer like you would use on a car ).

    Just lots of prepwork to ensure a smooth finish; unless ofcourse you are after a textured finish which some PC cases have as a natural finish, in which case I'd figure its just priming & painting. Which colour is personal choice- often to match the mobo ( black and blue, black and red etc ), or to match a certain theme you're shooting for.

    Plenty of tutorials for painting around, hit up google or that instructables website :)
     
  10. evildude5t5

    evildude5t5 Real gamers overclock

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    i need an idea for what colors to use
     
  11. MrWizard

    MrWizard New Member

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    Well, what colors do you like? It's your case after all, so make sure it's what you want. :thumb:
     
  12. evildude5t5

    evildude5t5 Real gamers overclock

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    i choose to paint the frame white and the panels black. will upload pics when done
     
  13. evildude5t5

    evildude5t5 Real gamers overclock

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  14. Jux_Zeil

    Jux_Zeil New Member

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    Not bad so far but before you get too far with the painting, I would suggest cutting those horrid honeycomb fan grills out and checking out MNPCTECH's vids on spray painting as gloss black over a large area can look amazing or amazingly bad depending on the prep of the workpiece. I don't have the links but just do a Google search as he's the man when it comes to modding tutorials and he gets loads of hits.

    Also I know it's a tad tedious but it would be a good idea to upload the pics to an album in your profile after resizing them and use those for your post. It's just that it's annoying when the hosted pics become broken links.

    You have an ambitious first mod in the works, but you should be able to pull it off well with the right help so keep at it and remember it's better to learn from other peoples mistakes rather than your own.
     

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