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Case Mod - In Progress Project :: Lajos *Update* 12/31

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Breach, 20 Dec 2007.

  1. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    Hey there Bit-Tech! I've been busy the last couple of weeks on a new case. This is a Brand X knockoff of a Lian Li V1000 of sorts. It is alright for the price :)

    My primary PC was in a less than decent case and embarrassing, so I thought it was time to change that. Of course now I have 3 unfinished projects...but this one should fly by fast.

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    Several tabs later the front metal comes off

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    The top made ready with a 120mm fan hole and one for the fillport

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    Instead of fully stripping the panels I sanded the paint with 400 grit and then primered.

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    After some blue flake paint and gloss clearcoat things are shaping up. I polished it a little further with some McGuiars car glaze

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    Under the hood is an old school chrome BIX

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    I added some Lian Li wheels

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    The chassis was painted Aluminum
     
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  2. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    The Laing D5 pump installed

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    I made a grill from a fan cover from a Lian Li V1000 and some aluminum standoffs

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    First run of the liquid system to check for massive leaks. So far so good.

    Waterblocks

    After dismantling the cooling system I decided to have some fun

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    The other hole was for the same purpose, but I changed my mind...Ill have to try and fill it later.

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    I was very happy when I didnt drill into the gasket, the glue should seal it off too :D

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    The NB block was made for DFI motherboards specifically, so I had to mod the block to make it fit.

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    You can see the pump had to move, turned out the 8800GTS is a really, really long card :jawdrop:

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    -Breach
     
  3. tranc3

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    Oo i like the blue, looks vary good the alu/blue looks good, always dose.
     
  4. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    looking good. and the modular power supply is nice too.
     
  5. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    Thanks guys!

    @Tile- Yes, you are correct! The case is cheap but not lacking some quality :)

    Control

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    I picked up these LED tipped switches from eBay a while ago

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    I coulnt have amber LEDs in the middle of a blue ocean, so I swapped them with some bright blues

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    A peice of scrap aluminum was cut with some carbon fiber film to hold the switches. When I tested them I found the middle one no longer worked :grr:

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    I cut some 5mm plexi and lit it with 3 5mm blue LEDs to make a nice little seperator

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    I also found out that the power button no longer worked either, so I had to tear the front apart to fix it. I carved out the original clear backing a blue ring Bulgin switch in it's place. Looks way better anyway.
     
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  6. widmod

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    great build i like the mesched front :clap:
     
  7. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    Thanks widmod! I liked the mesh too, it looks similar to the Mac G5 or Lian Li V series without the cost :D

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    Up and running!

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    I still need to-

    Finish side panels
    Make a grill for the top panel
    Make a stealth cover for the CD-ROM
     
  8. SirShaw

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    Not water cooling the video card ? :confused:
     
  9. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    @ SirShaw- I have a DangerDen Maze4 which in the end would not fit on my 8800GTS. Also it appeared that the heatsink on the card is glued on after the screws come out. Given I didn't really plan to do a lot of overclocking and I have ruined cards before with trying to get the glued heatsinks off just wasn't really worth it to me to keep trying.
     
  10. SirShaw

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    wow! didnt realize that thing was glued on...might be some really strong thermal tape. Thanks for the heads up, I guess I wont mod mine now with a water block

    could always do what this guy did here:

    http://www.overclockers.com/articles1495/

    still would give your card that "modded" look ;)

    ANYWAYS! great mod :) keep up the good work! :dremel:
     
  11. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    I managed to get some more done-



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    I started with a piece of AC Ryan mesh and cut out a little circle. Using the aluminum run upside down I used a hammer to create a dome shape. I used a towel underneath so the beating wouldnt damage the ring, not sure where it went off to in this picture :eyebrow:

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    Will look like this about. The ring was looking a little worse for ware though... :(

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    Mr Dremel and I went to work after sanding with 400-600-800 grit to remove the heavy scratches. All and all it came out very shiny :hip:

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    The mesh was painted semi-flat black, I thought the contrast would focus the attention on the bling more.

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    Yikes, looks like I need to invest in some Pledge :worried:

    Happy New Years everyone!
     
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