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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Buddha's Palm -Sponsored by InWin

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TheGreatSatan, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    This project is Sponsored by In Win

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    Here's the case that In Win mailed me. It's called the Matrix and is a lot smaller than most other cases I've worked with.

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    I start once I get my paint!
     
  2. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    So here's the case

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    And that's how big it is

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    The side has a vent that comes off for easy cleaning. This one is staying off

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    This is how the front opens

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    The bottom has a bay for a card reader or something

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    The back let's you guide all your cables through one slot at the bottom

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    It can also be opened or removed

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    At the bottom back are tabs

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    You lift up the two tabs and pull out

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    Then you remove the faceplate like any other case

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    And only then can the side be taken off

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    Here the case is standing on its back as I remove the 5.25 bay

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    Then there's this plastic shroud. It's probably for the Processor air duct?

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    And there's the inside

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  3. Dragonphreak

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    It seems like a well constructed case. I'm curious how you're going to incorporate the Buddha theme in. Painted panels?
     
  4. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    and other things
     
  5. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Way too hard to get into and too plastic-y for me.

    Will see how your work can transform this though. :thumb:
     
  6. gabriel_d7

    gabriel_d7 Budget Mod?

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    Excited already... :D
     
  7. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    I don't like how you have to remove the faceplate to remove the side.
    Looking forward to further developments!
     
  8. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Sorry for a such a HUGE gap in updates. I got to a point where I was sick of modding and really needed a vacation from it. Now that I'm rested, let's finish...

    I'll paint the left side once I cut out the mesh for the window

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    I cut out most of the mesh, but I still need to get it cleaned up

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    I made the right side sky blue

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    I bought some bamboo!

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    And cut them to around 6 inches. Each cut didn't have to be exact. I think varying heights will look more natural

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    It took a couple of hours to get enough made to cover approximately 18 inches. My hand is killing me!

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  9. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    hmm, bamboo computer. Interested to see where this is going haha
     
  10. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

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    Bamboo...I think you need a panda in there. Bamboo+Panda=hWin
     
  11. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I took the bamboo and added it to the side of the case

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  12. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I photocopied my own hand

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    I then sent the image to www.CrazyPC.com who cleaned the image up

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    And made me some UV Window etches

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    I cut out a small piece of Plexi

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    And I cleaned up the window

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    Then I carefully applied the image to the glass

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    The blue is the UV color on the inside of the glass

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    Here is from the outside

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    And backlit with UV

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  13. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I made the front bottom blue to match

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    Then applied the glue and bamboo with the Chinese characters for HOPE

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    Then I put the chinese charaters for PEACE on the left side

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  14. Bullitdodger

    Bullitdodger If it ain't broke....Tweak it.

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    Nice looking case you got there buddy. Mini ITX?
     
  15. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    It's mATX. Link to manufacturer page in the first post.
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It's a really bizarre contrast between the bamboo and 2001-style case. I'm curious to see how this goes.:D
    I think it would be interesting to use the bamboo for grills. Leave the outside futuristic, but have the windows filled with 'boo.
     
  17. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I put the case back together.

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