This Case Mod was done by bit-tech's MOTM Sponser, Mnpctech! Customize your PC or window with custom Stickers from Mnpctech HERE This PC is for the Cooler Master suite at the 2010 CES show. It will be showcasing a Heat Sink design to be announced at the show. You can watch video in HD here Final photos Mitron Interlink Fan Controller was cannibalized and mounted in the rear of the chassis. The prawn canister resides in the front 5.25 bays, under a single DVD drive. MNU logo painted on the optical drive face. Did Christopher steal this to access archived files? Flexible conduit seen through exploded hole in the right side panel. The Prawn lettering was hand painted. You can download the font, http://www.district9movie.com/downloads/fontdownload.html Rusted and scratches were hand painted on the exterior. The theme for this PC was inspired by this Prawn Arc gun. The canvas for the "PRAWN" PC build is the Cooler Master 840 ATCS Log Update 10/02/09 CNC milled front intake plate with "DISTRICT 9" theme I've cut the window from Lexan. It's tougher than plexiglass/acrylic, but 2 or 3 times more expensive. It won't shatter or crack "easily" You can buy Lexan sheets at Home Depot, Lowes and some hardware stores like Ace. The window will be fastened with 1/4" socket head screws, for reinforced armour look Using center punch to mark each fastener hole. Using 3/8" drill bit Using wire cutter to make cracks around the hole Etching Rotary Tool (or Dremel) Engraving Bits Using the dremel to emulate some cracks I'm adding bullet holes to the case too, so I drilled holes in the 840's aluminum panel. I then used a tin snip and needle nose plier to cut and rip the 3/8" hole open Exploded hole in right side panel. One of the easiest steps to fit this theme was replacing the OEM handle on the Cooler Master 840 motherboard tray with machined aluminum handle. I had one spare handle left over from our previous stock. The new version has been revised with rounded finger grips, as shown here, http://www.mnpctech.com/MnpctechBillethandleGrooved.html Diamond Knurl Computer Case Feet http://www.mnpctech.com/Aluminum_Computer_Case_Feet.html 1/4" thick acrylic sheets as the reinforced segments of the side panels. The "Pumpkin" Orange color was done first. The perimeter of the " exploded hole" will be airbrushed by Brad with a burned surface effect The 840 normally comes with Black frame 230mm fans, no leds. side panel Left side panel, the hole will have burned effect airbrushed on later Flexible conduit cables! Here is some screen shots taken from the movie trailer on Youtube. I think it's important to have the prawn canister implemented into the case. If Cooler Master had requested watercooling, it would been fun to make a reservoir based on the canister, but the system will be air cooled. Original Prawn canister from a screen shot taken from the movie. My canister will be lit with a 4" UV cold cathode, mounted on the inside wall of the back cover. Once it's painted and the window is darkened a bit, it should look eerie. canister back cover for canister window, I'm going to bend a piece of clear 1/8" thick case acrylic, http://www.mnpctech.com/acrylic_colored_sheets_casemod_windows1.html Prawn canister window was tinted like original RUSTED GPU! Watch E.E.L. Embiense demonstrate how to use the Sophisticated Finishes products for adding a rust effect to your Mods. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Ud9T-doAc I think Christopher left his scrap PC out in the rain a few times. To create those results, I apply the Iron Surfacer to the top panel first, then the Rust Solution after 10 mins. I repeated these steps over different locations on the exterior. The more Rust Solution you apply, the more Orange colored effect you get.