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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Rage in the Machine - Video Card mod 5/17

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TheGreatSatan, 24 Apr 2011.

  1. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Specs:

    AMD 1090T X6
    MSI 880G-E45
    4GB DDR3-1333
    Radeon 6850
    80GB Intel SSD
    700 Watt PSU

    I saw this skull on eBay and knew I had to have it on a wicked new build

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    I chose a black Raidmax case as the canvas. I knew it needed to be plain because I would be ratically changing it and didn't want any snazzy features poking through

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    It came with a cheap PSU, but I'm not using it

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    Every evil case starts with red

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    A 120mm intake fan is essential when using heat trapping expanding foam

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    And another 120mm fan on top. Yes, it is off center on purpose

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    Remember this boney hand? I pulled it off my GreatSatan mod

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    Here's a small intake fan for the right side

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    I took this intake fan from my Clowned mod that my Mom never used

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    I'm adding mounts for the spine I took from TheGreatSatan as well

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    Here's where I break out the metal wire

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    I guess this is supposedly used to clean paint brushes, or store them, or something. To me, I see a cool grill

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  2. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Active Member

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    whoa nice start there man.. that'll be an awesome computer when you're done!
     
  3. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    Lol! At first I was thinking ^^ bumped up an age-old thread. So what are you going to change from GreatSatan?
     
  4. password

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    nice start looks like it is gonna be good :D
     
  5. Radcarton Mods

    Radcarton Mods I do graphics

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    Looking promising..excited to see where this goes :)
     
  6. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Great start, the red looks great!
     
  7. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    The skull and something else coming...

    The arm also came from my GreatSatan mod. I originally thought this would be a terminator mod, since it's literally terminating some of my past projects

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    Time to finally move on to the expanding foam. I have a bit of experience with this stuff and will make it look better than ever

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    I had to carefully add foam to the DVD door without making it stick shut

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    Then I added more to the top around the top exhaust that I purposely cut off center

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    Then I got to painting

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    Next comes the skull

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  8. Guest-23315

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    Grr... You stole the title I was going to use for my project :p
     
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  9. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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  10. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Awesome foam! That is very original! I did like it better when it was white though :(
     
  11. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    More like brain matter!
     
  12. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I used a wire mesh frame that I slid the skull over and forgot to take a picture of it. Then I filled it with tons of foam.

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    Here's where this mod will differ from many others. I will spend a lot of time with a small brush making it absolutely perfect

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    I made sure the drive worked. Guess what? It didn't. I had to tear the old one away from the foam and put this one in. Then I had to refoam and paint...

    Annoying

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    The USB ports are actually part of a hub that is plugged into the real front panel ports. I put it on an angle because it looked better that way

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  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That eye socket looks kinda infected.
    It needs something in the mouth, but I don't know what.
     
  14. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    An apple?
     
  15. Fiyero

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    This?
     
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  16. Warsmith

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    Maybe one of those octopi USB hubs made to look like a tongue?
     
  17. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Here's my motherboard

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    And my spare 1090T

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    I even had a spare Radeon 6850 reference card laying around

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    All the parts are in and the system does start up. The motherboard is kind of cool because it has the power button right on the PCB

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    I'm using an 80GB Dane Elec SSD. It says it's actually a (1st generation) Intel X25 that was made by Dane Elec. They read at about 150MBps, which is slow for an SSD, but still quicker than a mechanical drive

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  18. Droih

    Droih Your too close if you can read this

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    It's an cool mod, makes me feel ill if I use my imagination too hard :D How about some of that foam on the inside??
     
  19. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Then it'll get hotter
     
  20. Droih

    Droih Your too close if you can read this

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    that's true but since it will also isolate some, it should give better air flow for some well placed fans?
     

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