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Case Mod - In Progress Project: AnG3L -MOTM April 2009 Winner- (FINISHED!!! June 19)

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  1. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    I did some more few things, not many cause of the lack of time. I disassembled the case completely, to paint some parts and to do the switch mod and the holes for the water cooling tubes.

    Lets begin with the switch. I cut out the usb panel and I also cut a small piece of acrylic for the switches:

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    I painted that with fluorescent orange spray and finished that with some varnish:

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    I soldered and sleeved the switches:

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    Here they are finished. I made a design which I will follow to the rest of the top. I also "pumped" the switches with some channel molding!

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  2. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Here I did a small mod for the tubings to pass from behind.
    First I installed the rad, to see where the tubings are going to pass through.

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    After I marked the points on a piece of acrylic I cut the case:

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    Does it fit there? Oh yes! :)

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    And some paint and varnish

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    And a friend....

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    And some parts of the case painted... the fan is just an experiment! :p

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  3. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Comment pls! ....i really need a uv orange acrylic or some uv paint..... ouf :(
     
  4. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Send me the cat, I'll get you some paint. :p

    Did you try asking AC Ryan? Or are there any car tuning shops where you live?
     
  5. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    I cant find a s***t here man! :) I asked them but still no answer! I am in low budget and I cant order the full set of uv paints just for the orange.... I stacked ppl, I cant move on with the mod....
     
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    If anyone is interested to sponsor me on a hardware base (motherboard, cpu, ram) pm me! :)
     
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    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Is there anybody out there who modded before a Tagan modular PSU??? Changing fan, leds, etc?
     
  8. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nope, never modded a PSU before (except making it run without a mobo), sorry.
     
  9. tyrandan

    tyrandan Pink Lemonade.

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    DUDE, You have some really awesome painting skillz!!!!!
    Great job on that front bezel!
     
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    Thanks buddy! I am working on the side panels right now with the same technique ! Its wasting my time cause is 40 layers of paint.... and money!
     
  11. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    40 layers!!!! :jawdrop: on each panel?

    What i like is your 'do it with what i have laying about' approach.
    The true modding spirit.

    I really like this mod, i cant wait to see the finished artwork, cause lets face it, this isnt a case its friggin Art! :rock:
     
  12. AnG3L

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    Thanks buddy! Yes to achieve durability + final result you need 40 layers. 20 in 7 days and the rest in 2. When u apply the last 10 ( one after another in quick movements) you start sculpting your design. Afterwards you apply 5 coats of varnish! And yes my friend I wanted to do something based on art! You got it! (only one side panel, the other... window !)
     
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    One more update with my work so far. The side panel wasted my time but I managed to do some other things the same time. I painted all the case screws black mat with a finish of 3 layers of varnish.

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    I also cut the top panel for the second rad which I 'll use for the gpu.

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    ....forget the old spinners I made for the fans. I painted the Lian Li's fans and I bought 2 spinners which I painted them black and glued them with some epoxy.

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    And I also cut the aluminum from the 2 front fans :)

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    More soon!
     
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    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    Fixed that for you! :thumb:
     
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    Here is the work i've done on the side panels.
    First some wet sanding!

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    And I also cut the left side panel to install the window!

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    Primer on both side panels (3 layers)

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    Some black mat!

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    And here is how is apply the technique. (First I paint with primer, then orange fluorescent, then black and so on for 40 layers)

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    Until I am done with the side panel I will design a sun out of acrylic for the panel

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  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Looking very very nice, really good work. You have very good painting skills. I can't wait ti see more.
     
  18. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Your painting skillz are crazy!

    I never drink near my PC, but if I did, there'd be Sierra Mist all over the place! :D
     
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    And with the sun painted and the installation of the background orange painted acrylic here are some final shots (i'll add some details later on)

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    I draw some flames on Corel and my friend Chris Kozis cut them on his CNC machines, to use them on the other side panel!

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    LoL stonesurd! Thanks a lot buddy!
     

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