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Modding My PimpRig

Discussion in 'Modding' started by RussianBoy, 2 Nov 2004.

  1. RussianBoy

    RussianBoy What's a Dremel?

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    MORE PICS ON THE BOTTOM
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    CASE SPECS:
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    4 case fans - 2 Ultra back UV-sensitive, side UV + LED's
    Fan filters
    2 12" Ultra UV black lights
    12" cold cathode blue liquid light
    2 PS fans (separate from the rest of case)
    Cooler Master Aerogate II fan controller
    Compaq system speaker
    Lock on the door
    Side I/O panel (2 USB, Firewire, DV)
    CD-ROM bezel like on Macs, but glued onto the cd-rom bezel (slides out instead of rolling in when CD-ROM opens)
    Handle on the back
    Door opens downward like on the Mac G4 case
    Most things, other than fans and mobo attach with industrial-strength Velcro for easy detachment (including hard drive bay)
    CD-ROM easily-removable (snap-in style)
    All-aluminum, including hard drive bay, providing better heat dissipation and making the case strong
    Rubbery bottom and rubbery feet
    No ribbon cables and no sleeving...all cables are round and UV-sensitive

    MATERIALS USED:
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    Acrylic plastic - 3 sheets (2 24x24", 1 12x36"
    Aluminum sheets (2 18.5" x 18.5", 3 7.5" x 18.5", 1 7.5" x 19.5"
    Black glossy spray paint (two cans for metal, one for plastic)
    About 200 screws in the whole case
    Some All-Styx glue became necessary for a few small parts
    Akasa noise reducing stuff...the black stuff you see stuck to the aluminum (the acrylic plastic goes on top)
    Lock and other stuff

    TOOLS USED:
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    Various power saws I could find in my dad's garage
    Plastic scraper tool or whatever it's called
    Screwdrivers and keys
    And lots of other stuff
    oh, and a buffing wheel

    People ask me how long the whole thing took to make. A LONG TIME. In November 2003 I decided to do it and drew a design of what I wanted it to be like. I spent most of the summer building it at my Russian country house. Finished it here in Houston. Between November and May I looked at many cases and mods online to see what I could use for my case...basically did lots and lots of research on modding. Since this was the first ever thing I built like this, with power tools and everything, it took me much longer to learn how to use all the tools and do everything. I also spent a lot of time redoing parts I didn’t do right and going to the store to buy more materials.
    The case is very strong and sturdy. It’s all out of aluminum sheets and with the acrylic plastic on the outside. So I was talking to my friend once and telling him about my computer case. He was like “can you sit on it?” Like what the hell, is it supposed to be bullet-proof? You know when I was making the case I didn’t think of using it as a chair. Anyway, it is still very strong especially with the two-layer design. I don't know if you can sit on it though.

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    SEE THIS ONE MY SITE www.matrixagent.net/PimpRig/PimpRig.htm (IE only for now)
     
  2. Drivel

    Drivel What's a Dremel?

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    the case is PIMP

    u say this was ur first mod great job time is just a figer of speach if u know what i mean.

    keep up the good work :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  3. shroom

    shroom What's a Dremel?

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    Nice job, excellent crafting. I always liked that shape. Theres a company that pre-fabs pcs in that shape but their cases are like $300 a piece, if I remember correctly.
    The lock on the door is a nice touch. The front also looks very sleek.

    My only complaint would be the CCFL on the window; I like them hidden.

    Also, the low grill on the front looks a bit un-clean, whether it be a rough drill or dust, but it could just be the camera.

    Anywho, nice job :thumb:

    /complete sentences are for losers
     
  4. RussianBoy

    RussianBoy What's a Dremel?

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    i think you're thinking of the enermax case...the really long and ugly one with a slope..am i correct?
     
  5. shroom

    shroom What's a Dremel?

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    I dont think thats it, I'm not sure they are even made any more but now I'm on a mad search to find them. They were made entirely out of aluminum I think.

    Whats the name of that huge site that sells alot of modding stuff in the US. People used to refer to it all the time, I cant remember it.

    *EDIT* Directron. Didnt have the case.. hmm...
     
  6. user0001

    user0001 What's a Dremel?

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    I was just about to say something along those lines that included the price :hehe:. Looks great and definately is cheaper!
     
  7. RussianBoy

    RussianBoy What's a Dremel?

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    mobo tray

    btw here's the mobo tray, opens similar to Mac G4
    while it was still under construction:
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    the black stuff stuck to the aluminum is the Akasa noise-dampening stuff

    and finished:
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  8. RussianBoy

    RussianBoy What's a Dremel?

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    Infraggable Krunk What's a Dremel?

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    haha i was about to say "so what" until i realized you made the case, ahah man i really thought that was one of those cases that were circulated a few years ago..


    very nice, a bit too much uv for my tastes but the craftmanship is very nice.


    oh and nice specs on the system too, how loud is that 15k drive ?
     
  10. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

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    oo, i just read the article on creativemods.com (you were on the side banner :hip: ) and then i saw this! very nice work, i like smooth lines and the completely hinged mobo tray. nice modding :dremel:
     
  11. RussianBoy

    RussianBoy What's a Dremel?

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    it's very quiet, especially since it's a seagate. with all the fans off you probably wouldn't even hear it.

    i just realized i should have probably gone with water cooling. since i had a dell before (dells are very quiet) i didn't think a computer could be so loud (notice 4 80mm fans plus cpu fan)
    anyway, i'll implement that in my next mod
     
  12. Maximilium

    Maximilium What's a Dremel?

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    Nice Job

    Dude, thats a nice computer, is funny your room looks like mine Link :D

    Nice Job :thumb:
     
  13. Ph33r Viper

    Ph33r Viper What's a Dremel?

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    WTF??

    A 16 Yr old building his own CASE which is very nice. Dude, You have Skillz :rock:


    Im 18 and I am getting into the MODDING side of computers now when i buy a damm Dremel.

    I want to do some basic mods to my Antec Lanboy.
     
  14. mr_roll

    mr_roll What's a Dremel?

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    I really like that, but I say you need a nuclear reactor :rock: :thumb:
     
  15. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    Excellent job and welcome to bit-tech! I love the hinged mobo panel. I've wanted to do that ever since I saw the first apple towers that were like that. I'm curious though, when I was invisioning doing it, I always planned on putting the power supply at the bottom so all the power mains would be on the hinge part so it could be opened completely when everything was installed. How far can you open that panel with everything hooked up?

    Love it.
     
  16. belier

    belier What's a Dremel?

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    Looks like the mobo plug is right next to the hinge, and the rest of the power-slurping devices appear on the case itself. Lovely work. :thumb:
     
  17. RussianBoy

    RussianBoy What's a Dremel?

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    Unfortunately my mobo cable is a bit short (it came with the incredible XConnect psu) but it's ok...when I need to open my case (which is rare) I can just unplug my mobo. I might extend it though..
     
  18. RussianBoy

    RussianBoy What's a Dremel?

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    Modder of the Month

    By the way did I mention I'm Modder of the Month at CreativeMods.com? There's an article on the front page. :cooldude:

    I got a 12 pack of BAWLS for my MoTM prize hehe
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  19. sum41

    sum41 What's a Dremel?

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    wow....you definatley got the bawls to do another great mod....LMAO
     
  20. Yerg2k

    Yerg2k What's a Dremel?

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    Ha, if they sent me bawls it'd be a display item or giveaway item... I don't drink caffiene, I gave up that addiction ;)

    And how many people have that background? I was getting sick of it so I made it green-colored. Then I decided not to use a shroom background, I had to give up that mycological addiction too, if you know what I mean.
     

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