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Case Mod - In Progress Project: First Mod (Exhaust Fans 25/02/08)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by craig_h, 29 Jan 2008.

  1. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    I have started to mod my case which i bought cheap of the internet. I will just give a quick overview of what i have already done.

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    Here is the case i started with.

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    I then cut the back fan hole out to aid air flow around the case.

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    Here is another picture of it cleaned up.

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    Fan hole cut into besel.

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    Fan hole cut into chassis.

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    Window cut and started to clean it up but will finish it.

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    Window with mesh in. Not sure about the mesh at the moment.

    Thats it for now.

    If anyone has any comments please comment.
     
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  2. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    ..and another modder is born. Keep it up!
     
  3. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    nice start! I'm just wondering why you didn't go for a bigger hole in the front.
     
  4. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    If i went for a 120mm hole in the front it would mean i would have had to cut into the switches, plus there is a step in the besel which an 80mm stays inside of.
     
  5. lost_modder

    lost_modder What's a Dremel?

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    Looks like the step in the bezel isn't centered to complicate things for bigger fan. Find a fan that moves some serious air and it will help a lot. That mesh looks pretty hardcore & strong. Also congrats on not putting fan where was suggested by case maker. It looks better lower like that, more centered between bottom & 3 1/2" bays. keep it going man
     
  6. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the comments. The mesh is very strong nearly 2 mm thick.
     
  7. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    Just done some modding on the drive bay fronts. Pictures to come tomorrow.
     
  8. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    Another update. I have been taking the rivets out of the chassis to prepare it to get sprayed and i have also cut a hole in the front of the CD drive blank which will have mesh in.

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    Chassis taken apart and cleaned.

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    CD front masked.

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    Hole marked out for cutting.

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    Hole cut out just needs more cleaning up.

    Thats it for now.
    Comments and suggestions are welcome.
     
  9. lost_modder

    lost_modder What's a Dremel?

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    blanks are going to be the same mesh as the sidepanel? and the green ones fit the case ok?
     
  10. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    The green is not staying on the fronts it was something i did ages ago.
     
  11. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    The chassis has been sprayed white, just the front needs to be done. All the panels were blasted then primed then sprayed white.

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    Mobo tray sprayed white.

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    Case bottom and inside sprayed white.

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    Case back sprayed white.

    Any comments and suggestions please reply.
     
  12. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    Does anyone have any ideas for the front besel of the case? I have already cut a hole for a fan but i am wanting something different from the usual turbine style fan. Thanks
     
  13. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Its screaming plexiglass accent.
     
  14. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    What would you suggest, I'm rubbish at designing and can't think of anything. Thanks
     
  15. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Eh, you could make a bigger circle to go around the fan intake and have it light up the same color as the fan.
    Or a layered type accent with a combo of plexi and mesh. somehow.
     
  16. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    Ok i might try and do some designs of it in sketchup.
     
  17. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    Haven't updated in a while but anyway here is what i have done. I have finished spraying the chassis and started to spray the external panels.

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    The chassis front was blasted, primed and sprayed white.

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    The same was done to the panels where the hdd's and cd drives mount to.

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    The front was sprayed orange and the side was also sprayed orange.

    That's it for now, the other panels will be sprayed soon. Any comments and suggestions are welcome.
     
  18. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Reminds me of "Building Better Worlds" by E.E.L.

    But not quite, so that's good.
    You could leave the paint how it is and call it Orange Peel.
    Also, are you going to do the Status l.e.d.'s on the front of the case a custom color?
     
  19. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    I started today by making a hole for the exhaust fans on the top of the case. I plan on making something out of plexi to cover the hole just need to design it.

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    Top of the case masked out and measured.

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    Top of the case cut ready for final trimming for the fans.

    That's it for now, any comments and suggestions welcome.
     
  20. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    lol that would be a cool name "Orange Peel". The chassis being painted white gives it that clean look. When you say the chassis was blasted do you mean sand blasted or?
     
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