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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Antec TwelvOrange **FINISHED**LOTS OF PICS**Update 31/05/2011

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by flame696, 1 May 2011.

  1. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Looking at the pics you've got a nice finish. Like the lads have said practise makes perfect. It's coming along nicely, take your time and it'll all be just fine. Here's a little tip for you, give the paint a few days to dry and then go over it with some T cut 2 in 1 paint restores/wax. Itwill put a lovely shine on it.
     
  2. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Whoops i will remember that for my next mod as i have finished (in a way) but thanks its good to get tip from people do awsome mods like 'Saturday night project' :thumb:
     
  3. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    hey guys a big update as i have spent the whole weekend get this thing as near completion as i can. I say near because its going to be an on going project (cable sleeving and a new window)
    so heres goes

    The laquer has dried (i gave it a couple of days) its time to put the case together.

    Firstly the rivet gun and rivets, 100 of them (Only 25 in pic :D)

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    time to put the panels together. As you can see from the pics i have left the one of the panels as black I wanted to give it a bit of a contrast and i completely forgot about the piece :D

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    All the panels are riveted together all holes filled :naughty::worried:

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    I then had a brainwave :idea::idea: why not put the SSD on the back of the case. So i began to measure and drill 2 holes

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    Viola! :clap: SSD attached perfectly

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    more to follow......
     
  4. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Right so on to fitting all the plastic parts and get this case finished

    First i decided to use the U channel that i had left over from the window mod to put around all the holes that i have cut and the pre cuts ones as it looked good and would protect the paint work when i put through molex connectors etc.

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    So on with the plastic fittings

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    SQUIRRAL!!!!

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    PIGEON!!

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    Back to t he build. On with the Xigmatek fans

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    Drive cages

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    Now to operate on the rig. TIme for a transplant :dremel:

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    Hard drives

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    SSD

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    And now for the rest of system

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    OMG so many cables :wallbash::wallbash:

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    More to follow....
     
  5. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Thanks for the nice comments.

    You can still do the outside of the case once it's all gone back together. The inside isn't quite so important.. It just gives it that final little polish and brings it up really nice. Quite often i'll go over the whole case 3 or 4 times. it also helps to stop dust sticking to it.

    Edit: I've just seen the 2nd part of the update, it didn't come up when I logged on, it's all gone together already.

    Black and orange is always a winner, going to look good when it's finished.
     
  6. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Ran into a problem with the NZXT fan controller. As i was using LED fans they kept pulsating so i had to go buy a analogue controller. I bought the Zalman ZM-MFC 1 Plus so had to the cable managment again :waah::waah::wallbash:

    Everything up a running with the fan controller

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    everything cleaned and sorted

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    Window mod (messed up) shot

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    Front & fan controller shot

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    Thats all for NOW but will be back with a better window mod and cable sleeving would love to hear comments on how it looks

    Thanks for all the support and kind words i received :thumb:
     
  7. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    I had taken lots of pics and thought i would post everything on today! I have totally finished now going to redo the window as its not the way i wanted and some cable sleeving
     
  8. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    That's a really tidy job. The zalman controller suits it .
    A nice bit of black braiding on the cable would finish it off nicely.

    Edit: you ninja'd me on the cabling...lol
     
  9. shadow19935

    shadow19935 Whats overclocking? :D

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    Looking very nice, you have made an unattractive case very attractive :)
     
  10. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    thanks mate :thumb:
     
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    Now that flame is one very very tidy job mate :thumb:

    Like it :D
     
  12. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    cheers thanks! i learnt alot while i did this project so im now a bit more clued up then i was before i started.

    Now i have been bitten by the modding bug, on my next holiday i might do something with the Fractal R3 :D
     
  13. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    when i come around to do the sleeving should i just keep it all black, all orange or a mixture?
     
  14. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Me personally, I would go with black, you've got a nice balance with the case against the hard ware, to much orange could be a bit to over powering. But it's your rig so what ever you're happiest with.
     
  15. Mosquito

    Mosquito Minimodder

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    I would agree on the black, there's a lot of orange going on already, I think the cables would get "lost" in all that orange... not to mention it might not match the shade correctly either... but like bulldogjeff said, It's your rig, whatever makes you happy :)
     
  16. andrew8200m

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    I like it! Fans look awesome!! :)
     
  17. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Thanks and as for the fans they do look really cool pity about the persons I got them off tho he is the opposite of cool :D:thumb:
     
  18. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    Mate, I would polish caps, de sticker everything and have Martin at http://www.psychosleeve.com/ sleeve everything for you. Also I would paint the PSU ;). But very good job otherwise! :D
     
  19. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    Awesome, that was pretty quick! Very clean, and I'd say all black sleeving as well to contrast the already very orange interior. The PSU needs a bit of attention though, sticker has to go...
     
  20. jeckulz

    jeckulz What's a Dremel?

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    Looking cool!

    Only thing letting it down for me is the yellow on the PSU, the red bars on the Frio, and the blue stickers on the 580. Sort them out and it would REALLY look the part IMO.

    Otherwise great work mate! :D
     

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