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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Chevy Hot Rod (4 month update!)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TheGreatSatan, 10 Jun 2013.

  1. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    The case I'm using is the Cooler Master 690 Advanced a store display from Micro Center that served it's purpose for over 2 years! In that time it took a lot of abuse so it's due for a major makeover

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    Under the plastic frame was 2 years of dust

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    After a good cleaning, a nice coat of metallic silver went on

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    And repeated that color on all of the metal mesh on the outside of the case

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  2. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    ohh, shiny!
     
  3. XcOM

    XcOM What's a Dremel?

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    Another mod of your usual quality there TGS
     
  4. Sn00k3r

    Sn00k3r What's a Dremel?

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  5. dipzy

    dipzy Minimodder

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    I lurve HAWT RODS! All that POWAAAAA!!
    Gona love this one :D
     
  6. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    All of the plastic on the case is painted purple. It goes on light at first

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    And it slowly darkens

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    This one section keeps going on wet and drying far lighter than the rest of the case

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    Well at least the front is done. I reassemble all the metal mesh on the front panel

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    And then put the feet back on

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    After literally a dozen coats of dark purple, I finally get it to go on even

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    I have these SilentX fans that I once used in my OCZ theme case. This time they're painted silver to match

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    And I have this high power Aluminum blue LED fan for the rear exhaust

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    So much more to come
     
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  7. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    i want chromed exhaust pipes and HUGE supercharger! and i mean it!!! :D
     
  8. 666painkiller

    666painkiller If only....

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    I agree!!!
     
  9. XcOM

    XcOM What's a Dremel?

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    I am always in awe of your build logs
     
  10. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Lover of bit-tech

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    Hmm, I can't help but think that a metallic purple enamel paint would have fitted better with the whole hotrod look. Like the silver though, came out well on the fans.
     
  11. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    It actually is metallic, but lacks the look because it was sprayed on top of a primer and not directly on the bare metal
     
  12. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    I got the exhaust pipe to use as a scoop

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    That will attach to the top via two screws

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    I also repainted the reset and power button

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    The drive cage looks a little weird, but I don't want to paint it

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  13. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    I picked up a Cooler Master Musketeer on eBay for $7

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    And some new Purple paint and primer in one that dries more evenly

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    I'm using a light coat of glitter too just like in my Hello Kitty project

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    While that dries I move on to the right side panel where I mark off mounting holes

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    An then drill them out

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    So I can mount these small block headers

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    Then it just requires 8 bolts and nuts to secure it to the panel

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    I think I need to cut these off too

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    It looks cool so far

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  14. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Multimodder

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    The case looks great. Did you have to weight the case to stop it from tipping over with that header hanging off the side?

    As a side note, TGS you ahve have the best "wallpaper" in your shop.
     
  15. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    Actually, the case stands fine, even when empty I thought it would fall too
     
  16. Marquee

    Marquee Mac Pro Modder

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    Grunt, Grunt, Grunt :rock: Nice
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  17. Mosquito

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    I love it. I like the color, and the concept is sweet
     
  18. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy What's a Dremel?

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    Little Deuce Coupe you don't know what I gottttttt. :D
     
  19. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    I'm sorry for the delay. I have been working on this on and off and I keep forgetting to update the work log. Update coming soon
     

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