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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Rogue (NZXT Rogue SFF) It lives! Aug 13, '08

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by craigbru, 28 Feb 2008.

  1. jodah175

    jodah175 Wannabe Modder

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    We're not worthy! We're not worthy! lolz, amazing man, simply amazing. I Watched this worklog from start to finish, and I am still blown away by how clean this is. Its insane! (hence the reference I hope you get, lolz)

    So, when are you starting your next mod? :thumb:
     
  2. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Lol, thanks man! I'm glad you enjoyed the ride. :D

    I'm working on a Qmicra project for a friend right now, but my next big project is starting in a month or two. Check the 'Brainstorming' link in my sig for a peek at what's to come. :thumb:
     
  3. Daisho

    Daisho New Member

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    that is one of the most awesome mods i have ever seen. perfet in every way imo but the top, i would have modded a cover on the top so you cant see the angled fans and folded metal and added a handle, thats just me though :D

    i was gunna get a lanbox to mod, but this DEFINITELY changed my mind. i am now gunna mod a rogue :D

    its gunnna be fun putting mah 790i mobo in there :D

    i dont think im gunna be able to fit my hx1000 =( prolly not my hx620 either

    im skeptical about my gtx 275 as well


    anyway i am also thinkin about modding my mac mini to go in it like you put your itx system in it, just a mac mini is quite a bit faster and a tad bit bigger :D i have the mobo of my mac mini lying around from when i got it on ebay, it had no cpu heatsink so i modded my fried chilltec to it. i just need some $40 interconnect board to connect the hard drive and im gtg on the mac mini

    hope you dont mind if i do a dual system like you did :p i need something for my mac mini to do lol, why not download my stuffs and send to networked hard drive via wifi?

    tell me if im plagiarizing here


    im really tired of my giant thermaltake armor case. i was gunna get a lanbox and a dfi lanparty board until i saw your worklog then i decided to get a 790i for $170, 4gb ddr3 memory overclockable to 1800mhz with 7-6-6-18 timings! :eek: and a gtx 275, with mah q9450 this thing will be beast, im going to make room for sli 275s as well

    i really like them digital gauges, whered you get them?

    also, im going to watercool my GPUs as well and just have exhausts come out the case in various areas, i might end up having one loop mabye 2... if i can fit my swiftech mcp665-b in there i wont have to make 2 loops :p this pump is bad ASS

    thats my 2 cents.
     
  4. wagoo

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    The Rogue comes with a PSU extension bracket, which lets it hang out of the back of the case by another 2 or 3 cms, so you may be able to fit the HX1000. The HX620 will fit easily.

    This should fit too, you have roughly EATX motherboard depth inside, so even if it overhangs the back of the motherboard it should be fine.

    Best of luck with your project, the Rogue is a great case to work on. :)
     
  5. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Thanks for the compliments, and welcome to bit-tech!

    You know, I originally wanted to mod some sort of handle in to the case. However, as I worked on the case, I realized it was unlikely that I could build a handle strong enough. It turns out, I was probably right, it weighed over 80 pounds!

    The Mac mini would be a cool idea. Go for it. I don't mind if people use my ideas. It helps the community grow. I've certainly been inspired by others.

    Both your PSU and video cards should fit without issues.

    The gauges are both from Dakota Digital. They are automotive gauges that I modded to fit the case.

    Good luck, and be sure to post a log when you start!


    You are correct, the Rogue does come with a bracket. It may or may not be needed, but it's certainly a nice touch to have added one.
     
  6. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Been a while since this has been bumped, huh? I just thought I'd mention that the Rogue got a mention and nice little write up at Desktopped.com Pay a visit for for nostalgia's sake!
     
  7. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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  8. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    You know what I just realized? I never did post real final shots of the Rogue. Wow, I'm sorry about that. I also never posted any pics from Nvision last year. I do have shots on my website, but none here. Well, the least I can do is remedy that! Better late than never, right?

    The culmination of ten months worth of work resulted in a trip to San Jose for Nvision '08. However, I didn't just go for the scenery, I entered the Rogue in the case mod competition. I'm not sure how many actually entered the competition, but there were some outstanding entries there. I was honored to be among them, but even more pleased when the Rogue managed a second place finish! I came home with some nice prizes courtesy of Nvidia and EVGA, but the experience outweighed anything I could have won. While there was no Nvision this year, assuming they have it, I can guarantee that I'll be back next year!

    Here are a few pictures of the Rogue taken while on display at Nvision.

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  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Who/what one first place?
     
  10. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    The first place winner was the subject of some controversy across multiple forums. I can post a pic of it later, and then you can make your own conclusions about the standings...
     
  11. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    lol some controversy? People are STILL talking about that one. :D
     
  12. Langer

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    The winner somehow managed to take the trophy with a case mod circa 1998... it was a disgrace.

    Check check:
    http://www.nvidia.com/content/nvision2008/case_mod.html

    At least Craig and Bod pulled runners up. But Chiaro Scuro and Cinematograph HD hardly even made the cut... a damn shame.
     
  13. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Well thats a shame, but at least you have a better looking case!
     
  14. blt44

    blt44 Long Time Lurker

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    Wow. That is seriously a horrible winner. Pretty sad.

    So many other better mods...

    Personally I think Craig's should've hauled in number one with Chiaro Scuro taking second.


    Craig, I'm thinking OSIDIAS will run the tables in any contest you enter once it's finished. Albeit that's a while off! :p
     
  15. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    I really didn't know what to expect when I arrived in San Jose. To be honest, after looking at some of the great mods there, including Brian's outstanding BSG. I didn't know how I would place. The last thing anyone expected was for the winner, to actually be the winner. There are so many inconsistencies in that case, I'm not sure where to start. I'm sure someone could sit and pick apart my case as well. I think I nailed the engineering, but probably could have been a little cleaner.

    What they really should have done, is had two different classes. One for regular mods, as the winner was, and one for unlimited mods, or something to that effect. They really don't deserve to be grouped together, and the difficulty of the mod has to account for something. For example, BSG. The amount of detail in that case is amazing. You could look at all the pictures you want, but nothing prepares you for seeing it in person. The same goes for Ton's sentry gun, or Will's Cinematograph HD. Both amazing as well. I'm really an engineer at heart. I admire how something is put together, and the amount of work it takes to make it happen. Anyone can fire up a CNC machine and pump out a perfect part. But dammit, I want to see some sweat! Bah, now I'm just coming across as a grumpy old man...
     
  16. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    I haven't seen these pics of your finished case before. It's terrific! Turned out great
    especially considering all the stuff that's in there. Congratulations. :clap:

    I can't go without putting in my 2 cents about the mod contest. There is of course no
    accounting for taste and my tastes may vary greatly from the next guy. It's not
    inconceivable that whoever selected this case as the winner, genuinely believed
    that it was, maybe not the best, but their favorite. I prefer almost every other
    finalist before the winner but others may not. All I can say is that the decision was
    "unfortunate".
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Hmm, I would never have guessed that to be the winner lol.
     
  18. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    That's rediculous to give the win to that case. It wouldn't even be nominated for MOTM here.

    Youse guys was robbed!
     
  19. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Should have been tied first between Craig and Bod lol.
     
  20. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Lol, wow, all the activity in this thread bumped it back to the first page. Crazy... Regardless of who won or didn't win, this reminds me all over again why I love this hobby. Modding can be a very personal endeavor, but when you put your work out there to be judged and commented on, it takes it to a whole new level. I've learned to thrive off of that feedback and input, and I appreciate every single one of you for taking the time to comment in the first place! You guys are awesome! :rock:
     
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