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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Distiller update 10th nov

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ricickle, 9 Oct 2009.

  1. ricickle

    ricickle Reamer

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    Well i got bored of my net book and decided i wanted another PC.
    And luckily i seen a nice little A05b on the MM which i bought and had tom powdercoat black :)

    The idea behind this case is a black and red theme, I know alot of people have done this but i really like the colour combo. Plus its a good excuse to buy a EVGA Classified or SLI LE to match the build :p

    Anyway heres a few pics of my case so far.

    Not done to much as i need to order some more stuff and i have more WC gear on route.

    I started by replacing every possible bolt i could with one of these lovley black M3 cap screws. So far there in my:
    PCI covers
    Side pannels
    Psu Plug
    Radiator(M4)
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    Keeping with the black theme i got my self a black aluminium dust filter and four black fan screws to go with my slim yate loon 1350RPM fan.
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    Still needs 4 capscrews. Not sure what to do with this though. Could leave it like that or put a radgrill on it, i just think radgrills are a tad overused. any other ideas/Opinions?
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    Got this idea from one of the murdermod builds. The tubing here is just black XSPC stuff for test but i think if i go for red tubing it would show through a bit and could look cool.
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    And how it sits just now, still got lots to do before i even think of the hardware.
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  2. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Hey man! What's up?:) I'll be watching your mod, sounds cool.
    What hardware are you gonna keep in it except i7?
     
  3. ricickle

    ricickle Reamer

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    the plan is
    EVGA Classified or SLI LE still undecided
    i7 920 D0
    30gb OCZ Vertex X 2 in RAID
    Corsair Dominator GT Ram
    hd 5870
    Still unsure on the psu. i want something modular and with simple cables to braid unlike the corsairs flat cables

    But who knows as things never go to plan lol
     
  4. Mokey Mokey

    Mokey Mokey What's a Dremel?

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    Leave it, it looks much better than a rad grill.
    I'm excited to watch this unfold...
     
  5. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    I like where this is going :D
     
  6. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Subbed to this!! It's already looking pretty epic!!
     
  7. ricickle

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    Cheers guys ill try update as much as possible im just waiting on my next paycheck before i can start modding again
     
  8. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Want for case..... increasing..... with every log.
     
  9. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Red + black = WIN.

    Simple as.
     
  10. ricickle

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    Cheers for the coments guys
    well i have braid and more bitspower stuff ariving this week so i should have an update soon
     
  11. ricickle

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    Got a few things done today.
    Got a bit of braiding done
    finished my window
    installed the pump and some tubing
    replaced a few screws for the lovley cap screws im using in this build.
    anyway onto the pics :)

    Few braid shots.
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    Braided my rad fans, Replacing my fan screws with some m4 black caps i bought. even though they wont be seen i like to do things right :)
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    Start of some cable management.
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    And the braided tubing :p
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    Even fitted my lian li stealth bezel and top I/O flap using capscrews to keep with the current theme.
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    And finaly the case window, i cut this from 3mm black smoke plexi, Still got to drill and mount using cap screws.
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    sorry about all the dust etc on the case but its a WIP and i aint cleaning it for everyphoto it ill be cleaned at the end.
    im also going to try and get my dads D80 to get some good pics instead of my Nikon P6000
     
  12. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I really like the braided tubing. Nice touch :thumb:
     
  13. ricickle

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    Cheers dude got the idea from one of the murdermod TJ07's
     
  14. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Link pl0x? I couldn't find it :p
     
  15. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Wow I was looking at you're fan grill thread and it linked to here


    Very cool mod :thumb:
     
  16. ricickle

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    Well interloper over on bit tech did me a few fangrill designs
    so heres a few pics he did
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    I think it looks great and is really diffrent with it being bigger and overlapping the normal fangrill size.

    only thing i might do is make it all out of 1 piece of material instead of 2
     
  17. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Dang, those look really good!
     
  18. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    it should have a black mesh behind it
     
  19. ricickle

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    nice idea dude not sure if ill do the grill in red though as none of the outside of the case is red
    ill need to think about it.
    but nice idea about the mesh
     
  20. bagman

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    lookin good with the fan grills and the brading
     

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