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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Blue Flames - Case Finish

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Nolimited, 24 May 2008.

  1. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    Hi my name is nolimited and this is the first time that i start a project :D.
    This is also my first mod i hope you will enjoy.

    The name of this mode is Blue flames why because i will let it paint by airbrush with real blue flames and some special effect.

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    But first my case I think every body already heart about the CM stacker STC-T01 my case is 3 year old but is a good case and big.

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    Here other pictures.

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    But first step 1 remove all and transfers to the new mini tower.

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    Now i can start the mod.:D
     
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  2. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    After all remove i have a clean case where i can start modding

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    Remove the cover with the coolmaster logo

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    The front view without this cover

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    next update soon stay tune :D
     
  3. Darkened

    Darkened New Member

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    Let me be the first to welcome you to the forums and wish you a good luck with your mod.

    You know, it's a Stacker, go crazy with it! :hehe:

    Darkened
     
  4. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    Thanks i will try

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  5. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    I have removed the grill from the left panel and i cut the center. I install a round plexi and fix them with the grill.

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    I need to finish the edge

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    I receive the blue and wit plexi I can start cut into several pieces one for the top side and one for bottom side of the case.

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    Two parts are ready

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    Start with the bottom side.
    First remove the wheels and start cuts and drilling to fit the plexi on the bottom.

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    After 1 hour the piece is ready and fit on the bottom.

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    Now i need to clean the edge and the bottom is ready

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    Next part the bottom
     
  6. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    As darkened said. This is a classic!

    It will help a lot if u post your ideas so we could discuss. What about an scketch and some starting lines?

    I am sure you will come with a great mod!

    ooo...

    And welcome to Bit-tech :)
     
  7. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    Thanks Yemerich all help are welcome and ideas also :thumb:

    i am busy with Sketshup to set my ideas but is not easy and my day are to short :wallbash:
     
  8. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    small update
    New parts receive today

    First Metal plate from 100 x 50 for the top of the case.

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    I have pickup theys parts yesterday by Elak (Brussels)

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    Power pushbutton with blue led

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    Male Jack and Jack chassis

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    Blue leds for the bottom and top

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    I have also receive today Blue fans and CPU cooler

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    120mm sharkoon blue fan and 120mm silent fan for the CPU cooler

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    next is a 80mm fan from sharkoon also with blue leds

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    next the realy great :lol: Thermalright Extreme 120 CPU cooler apparently the best :D

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    What a change that i have a big tower :D

    I have already soldering the wires to the pushbuttons and test it and works fine

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    next update soon and all comment are welcome :D
     
  9. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    Project: Blue flames update 01-06-08

    Sorry for the slow update i have only the weekend :waah: to work on the case and this weekend i had a wedding :D in my familly but here a small update.

    i start cut the metal on the size for the top off the case

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    I cut also the blue plexi same a previous part and place it on the top off the case.

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    Side view from the top with all mounted

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    on the top of the case a new fan grill will be installed but i orded this last week by Mnpctech
    http://www.mnpctech.com/BilletgrillWb2.gif and i waiting to have this part to start and cut the top plates

    all comment are welcome
     
  10. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    After a long week work i will finish some work.

    First finish the power button.

    I find some black flexsleeve at my work this are use on servers very nice.

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    the only problem is that all sleeve are to short :duh: i need to put 2 flexsleeve :D

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    I have start the cable with the leds for the bottom not easy but find follow tool to hold the cable and then solder them.

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    The cable are 50% finish

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    and yes the lights works :hehe:

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    Today i pickup some pieces 2 harddisk from 80Gb and 1 from 250GB :D

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    1 Ide for the data and 2 sata for the boot and OS

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    I also receive this week my 80mm billet fan grill from Mnpctech and i am happy :thumb:

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    it will be nice on the top of the case :D

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    and nice with the sharkoon fan :thumb:

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    Thanks Bill for the this nice piece :thumb:

    tomorrow i will make the hole and fix the fan grill on the case.

    Stay tune :p
     
  11. MrWizard

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    You've got some sweet gear together, I love the top panel.
     
  12. Aceanuu

    Aceanuu Will-Mod-for-Food

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    Very nice additions. I especially like the blue bottom... even though I doubt you'll see much of it, heheh.
     
  13. MoRBiD

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    looking good my friend :D

    Keep up the good work. Sorry for late welcome but ... Welcome to Bit-Tech :D
     
  14. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    Thanks for your comment they all welcome

    I start cutting the top panel from metal and the plexi to insert the fan and the Fan grill

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    after 1 hour cut and test i have finish and i am happy it fit good :D

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    view from inside with the fan

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    Next i will make the DVD and the writer stealth
    There for i use the grill from the front of the stacker.

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    I need to cut the two side to let the opening easy.

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    i also use part of the stacker to fix the grill on the DVD and two screws

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    The view off the DVD with the front grill fixed.
    Closed view

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    1/2 open

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    full open

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    I need paint the front of the card reader in black to have it the same color as the grill :naughty:

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    Finish for today the next time i will cut the white plexi the fixed inside the case.
    Stay tune :thumb:
     
  15. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    very nice. I really like the stealth job on the dvd drive.
     
  16. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    Paint and Button update

    Start paint the card reader :D in black

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    First layer finish and tomorow i need the apply a second layer

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    Next start to make a hole in the front to placed the button

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    Remove the side where i need to make the hole it is easy :hehe:
    After 30 min first part ready

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    on the case i need also make a hole to let the cables go to the inside off the case but not easy because there a reinforcements.

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    I now not beauty :( full but all cables and button are good in place

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    The finish touch

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    That's all for today and thanks for reading :thumb:
     
  17. airchie

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    I miss my old stacker case.

    They really are the sizz. :)
     
  18. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    Update

    I have apply the second layer but i am not happy with it :miffed:

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    Some picture from the front off the case with the stealth DVD and the Card reader paint not so bat.

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    Zoom from the front

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    Next start the inside off the case.
    All comment welcome ;)
     
  19. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    Very nice start, I've got a Stacker too, best cases :D
     
  20. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    today i start cutting the white plexi in tree parts for the inside off the case

    This is the first and the other will have the same size i hope ;)

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    Finish the cutting

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    First test the left side it will hidden the tray bracket :naughty:

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    the same at the right side.

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    The inside will close and hidden the hd and dvd :naughty:

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    An other view
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    now i need to findout how fixed all :idea:
    but this is for the next update

    See you at the next update :read:
     
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