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Case Mod - In Progress Project Dragonborn

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by andybones, 10 Feb 2012.

  1. andybones

    andybones New Member

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    Well i it's time to build again,so i will keep it short as poss.
    As an avid Elder Scrolls player over the years,i thought i would use a dragon theme in the build.
    I'll be keeping my current hardware till some good stuff comes out.
    Current specs.
    Asus P67 Pro
    580 GTX
    I5 2500k
    60 Gig Vertex boot Drive
    750 Samsung
    16 Gb OCZ Ram
    PSU AX1200
    30'' Dell

    Currently using my home-made Bench test Station while i plan and work on new build.Here it is

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    My old case.
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    Sadly i had to pass my old TJ07 on to my brother as a xmas pressy,He needed it more than i did.:D
    So i bought a Lian Li V2000 from a friend from WCUK (Thanks ACE):D
    I always liked the size and space this case can hold.
    This is what i got of him.
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    Looks better in this photo.
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    So first thing was to cut out the parts i won't need and leave a frame to work with.
    :jawdrop:I know,it does look severe :D
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    This is the latest stage of my build,untill next time ;)

    Andy
     
  2. xSoMBrAx

    xSoMBrAx Member

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    lol there is nothing left xD

    Show us more! ;)
     
  3. PabloFunky

    PabloFunky New Member

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    Nice to see you here Andy.

    I totaly understand about the hardware, new stuff, does seem to be a bit slow to put inside cases at the moment, and when it does come out, its hard to justify the 0.0000000001% performance increase if you do get it.

    Well to me it doesnt look severe as i know what you are capable of doing:rock:.

    I`m surprised you didnt build the frame aswell though.

    Looks like youl be doing alot of Lasering, machining etc etc

    Will be watching .
     
  4. paz45

    paz45 New Member

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    Hi Andy
    glad you decided to post here:thumb:
    will be watching:D
     
  5. andybones

    andybones New Member

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    thx guys,much better here at the moment.;)

    Ok another little update,minus a few photos that were lost during the build.Grrr
    I made the top and bottom panels and stuck them to the frame with J B Weld.
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    test fitted my quad XSPC as well.

    Sadly i got no pictures of the front,PSU and back panel after they were cut,but i have with them fitted.
    The front panel will not be removed so i have,screwed it to the frame and filled the holes,to give a flush finish.
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    Here is the front,PSU and back.You can also see the frame that i fitted around the edge,which will hold my new side panels on.
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    Next i cut and folded my drivebay panels,which will house the pump/res.
    The panel on the right was only a test piece,as i'll be cutting a Dragon in the final version.
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    Next i cut my mid section,with holes for the Slim Blu-ray drive.I will cut holes for cables and tube ,when i fit my hardware.
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    That's enough for today :D

    Andy
     
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  6. paz45

    paz45 New Member

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    love the dragons awsome work as always
     
  7. craig - toyoracer

    craig - toyoracer Member

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    Your dragons look real good. Will follow to see what else you have in-store for this. :)
     
  8. Cigano

    Cigano \O/

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    Very nice, is one great projetc!!
     
  9. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    Awesome start, Case-cut to pieces-rebuild. love the way u went to frame and rebuilt, such a nice way to do it... look forward to more,

    love dragons too, down a dragon mod to my ps3, that might come on here eventually. keep it up man.
     
  10. Kiliv

    Kiliv New Member

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    Shall be watching this closely, loving it already!
     
  11. z3bb0

    z3bb0 New Member

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    awesome love the roof :D
     
  12. xSoMBrAx

    xSoMBrAx Member

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    The metal work is excellent, maybe too many dragons for my taste.
    Imho If you repeat a same pattern or logo it makes it look "too much".

    Keep it up!
     
  13. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    well... there _only_ a frame from nice LL 2000 case... so why not from scratch???
     
  14. Sarakon

    Sarakon The German

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    Nice dragons :D will keep an eye on this one...
     
  15. Martininho

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    Those are some really nice dragons there.
    I am in love :rock:
     
  16. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Thats exactly what I was thinking as I scrolled down through the pics...lol

    Looking good so far, an interesting twist on a classic case.

    I actually prefer these to the TJ07.
     
  17. andybones

    andybones New Member

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    Thanks For the feedback guys.;)
    I didn't bother building the case from scratch,as i ain't got that much time.
    Small update.
    I fitted the drivebay panel,to test pump location.
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    then placed the cover panel on.I'll be using a different bay panel to this.
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    I fitted a spare mobo,my PSU and the Thermochill 480mm Quad Radiator that i got from WCUK member.Thanks Aaron.
    It's got a little dent but was a bargain buy ;)
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    Here you can see the mobo will sit flush on the mid-section.Cable holes will be drilled when final fitting is done.
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    Till next time :)

    Andy
     
  18. andybones

    andybones New Member

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    Just a little update on the drivebay.
    I got the dragon cut and placed some red frosted acrylic behind it.This will be lit up buy some leds,when finished.
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    That's it ;)

    Andy
     
  19. z3bb0

    z3bb0 New Member

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    sick stuff mate :D
     
  20. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Looking good dude, nice work.
     

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