PreFace First off i'd like to say Hi everyone! This is the first project log that im posting on this forum (and the second post of all time for me). The point of this thread is to share the adventures of me within the casemodding world for the past 5 months. I haven't really posted anything on the BT forums before because i've only recently discovered that BT as a giant modding community. My log shall be posted below. Keep in mind that the following 10 posts are transfered from another forum and span a time period from may 2009 to october 2009. In total, this project has lasted 5 months, out of which, i've only worked on it 12 days. The rest of the time was spent making craploads of money to fund the project and screwing around because of my lazyness. Because this project is already finished, there will probably (definately) be no comments between my log posts or "days" so please leave any comments good or bad about how i did what i did or how it turned out. So here it begins: Link to finished post: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showpost.php?p=2113514&postcount=10 Introduction: Hello all! this is.. my FIRST case-mod thingy done from scratch. I'm not buying a case, but simply turning an every day vehicle (not really) into a computer case! I'm not sure how many of you know what a pocket bike is, so I'm going go ahead and explain. A pocket bike is basically a miniature motorcycle that resembles a sport bike except its about 40 inches long and 10~20 inches wide. They are not street legal and run on 39, 49 or 50 cc engines. Some may also classify Midi bikes (bikes with 110-120 cc engines) as pocketbikes. Anyways, I'm a pocket bike enthusiast who likes fixing up bikes and riding them around, often annoying my neighbors with the massive amounts of pollution from the exhaust and the extremely loud engine sounds. I also like the new i7 920 processor, so i decided to combine them together. I HEREBY WELCOME YOU TO MY i7 POCKETBIKE WORKLOG!!!! THE BUILD (original) Corsair tx750 Intel i7 920 C0 stepping Asus P6T OCZ 3gb ddr3-1333 @ 7-7-7-24 EVGA 9800 GTX+ 1x WD 1TB HDD A furry pocketbike TRUE120 + Scythe Ultra Kraze's Lots of lights THE BUILD (Finished) Corsair TX750watt PSU Intel i7 920 d0 batch# 3845b260 Asus p6t OCZ 6gb DDR3-1800 @ 8-8-8-26 XFX 8800 GTS (my 9800 gtx+ died) 1x WD 500gb HDD 1x Samsung 1tb HDD Furry pocket bike True120 + tricool Lots of lights and led fans. Reason: First up I have my pocket bike. I have 2 pocket bikes. One is a 50 cc Banshee Sho which is a liquid cooled pocketbike that runs up to 110 kmph. My other one is my first bike which i bought in 2006 from a guy who modded it (ironic) to be furry. The bike was built in 2003 and currently is a pile of scrap metal waiting to be thrown out. When i was cleaning out my shed, i noticed it lying around in a puddle of grease so i decided, HEY! why not? I have some new i7 parts so i might as well use them. Heres some pictures from 2006. ______________________________________________________________________ DAY1 After lying around for a good 3 years doing nothing, it doesn't start up and requires about 200 dollars worth of parts to fix to get up and running again. Hardly worth it considering i bought it for 130 dollars. So i decided to take it apart and see what i could do with it. Taking it out of the shed today, i noticed not only was it covered in grease/oil, but also spider webs and rat poop. Anyways, i started disassembling it. I was looking around and i saw that the engine + clutch + exhaust + everything was held up on a small little metal platform... Hmmm... this could be used: SO i removed all the fairings and gas tank. This left the engine assembly + exhaust + pull start + clutch exposed. I decided to be lazy and not take them apart separately. Instead, i flipped the bike over to loosen the bolts holding the engine to the support plate. UGH GREASY!!@!@ And now, i removed the engine! wooooo. the entire bike frame is exposed and now i can start washing/repainting it. and here's the platform that i plan on using to hold the mobo tray + mobo + everything. BTW, i also began cleaning and painting it with a light coat of gold. it was dark outside so i was spray painting blindly lol... i'll post pictures of the paint job tomorrow. oh yea, heres my i7 stuff that arrived i7 920 Asus P6T (plain) 3gb OCZ Platinums ddr3-1333 @ 7-7-7-24 I already have a Corsair TX750 and a Evga 9800 GTX+ sitting around with 1.5 tb of harddrives... so my computer needs are all done.. Other than that, i'm just waiting on my TRUE to arrive before i being overclocking the hell outta the 920 and sticking it in my pocketbike.