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Project First Mod - comments wanted

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TJK, 27 Nov 2004.

  1. TJK

    TJK What's a Dremel?

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    Here is the beginnings of a big first mod. i had an old beige case, and didnt like it much, and was gonna pay like 50 for a new black one, when i realized that i could mod it quite easily. Also, how can i put pictures in an article!! I took quite a few, but cant get them to work....
     
  2. TJK

    TJK What's a Dremel?

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    dremel question

    hey i was having a hard time cutting thru the thicker steel of an older case and i was wondering if anyone had a better way to do it besides a dremel, and if i use a dremel, what kind of bit or cutting wheel. I was using a cutting wheel, but used about 8 of the and cut about 14" of actual line.
     
  3. porkashi

    porkashi What's a Dremel?

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    use a angle grinder with a metal cutting disk :), or you could use the uber reinforced dremel cutoff disks, they wont brea as easyly :)
     
  4. TJK

    TJK What's a Dremel?

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    Pic Problem

    can anyone help me with uploading some pics to show u guys??
     
  5. kobaj

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    Photo bucket.just upload the pics than copy the url and click "image" in the reply or edit window and put the url there.then hit ok and when you hit "post reply" your image should be in the post.
     
  6. TJK

    TJK What's a Dremel?

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    pics

    where do i upload the photos to?
     
  7. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    Try here, it's free.


    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  8. TJK

    TJK What's a Dremel?

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    Pics At Last

    deleted this post, continue scrolling
     
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  9. TJK

    TJK What's a Dremel?

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    lol]

    ok
    pics uploaded, still cant get them to show correctly...some help please lol
     
  10. LordFeaR

    LordFeaR What's a Dremel?

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    Put tags after each of the pic URLs. That will fix it :)

    IE:
    [​IMG] No spaces
     
  11. r0z|3o0n

    r0z|3o0n What's a Dremel?

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    I have an old case almost exactly the same, except the outside comes off in one piece. If this looks good I might attempt some modding of my own one.
    Good luck with this mod.
     
  12. TJK

    TJK What's a Dremel?

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    new pics

    deleted this post...no good
     
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  13. midou11

    midou11 What's a Dremel?

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    i like how it is coming along.. i am painting this old dell, black like yours.. but i dont know what else i am going to mod about it. mabey a window, but i am looking forward to how yours turns out.. later :naughty:
     
  14. TJK

    TJK What's a Dremel?

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    paint

    if you havent started painting yet, make sure you sand out the scratches with a dremel, and prime the whole thing with primer, and it will look 10x better
     
  15. PirateTheMeep

    PirateTheMeep What's a Dremel?

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    Cool window, very dark, maby some cathode's?
     
  16. dannyqball

    dannyqball What's a Dremel?

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    I still can't see your pics :waah: Sounds like it's going to be cool though.
    Good luck.
     
  17. TJK

    TJK What's a Dremel?

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    pics and lights

    i was planning on putting a uv cold cathode behind the word leet and on the right side panel where the 2 120mm fans are (new pics tonight)

    as for the pictures, i like to do them at school, but they disabled www.nycz or something for porn. i have to install somehting that lets me get around it, but i cant think of it now....
    lol
     
  18. TJK

    TJK What's a Dremel?

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    This is all the pictures so far, sorry that everything started out so sloppily in the hosting at the beginning of this log.
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    This is the side panel, before any modding
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    this is the design to be dremeled into the side panel
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    here is the present pic of all the work so far
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    here is the case, before any modding takes place
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    here is the stuff from home depot but i also have a 18x24" piece of clear plexi
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    the final paint job on the case
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    the mirrorlike black finish on the top turned out really nice. I plan to add a 120 mm fan to the top also
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    here is the fans and sleeving i will be using. I forgot to include the uv cold cathodes that i purchased, and the LED fans will go on the bottom of the front panel

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    Here is the case with part of the motherboard mount tray cut out, but everything will still work

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    Here is the right side panel with the new holes cut for the 120s

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    Here is what the right side of the case ends up looking like
     
  19. G4m3R_X3r0

    G4m3R_X3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    why didn't you cut the hole on the top before adding the paint, not you have to worry about ruining the paint job.
     
  20. TJK

    TJK What's a Dremel?

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    lol

    im not always that ahead of myself....i screwed up the paint where the 2 120s are on the side panel....had to wet sand it and stuff, finally got it right, but yeah, i think of these things after i begin, and it becomes an ongoing project that keeps gettin modded.
     

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