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Case Mod - In Progress Purpura (XPS 720) Completed !!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by alain-s, 5 Jan 2014.

  1. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

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    nice start and subbed :)
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ah, Yeah! This is going to blow all the other XPS mods out of the water.
    :thumb: For replacing all the dell razor-metal.
     
  3. alain-s

    alain-s Active Member

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    Thank U Waynio :D
    Thx Imersa ^^
    Thanks Cheapskate ^^ someone had to do it :p

    Small preview already did a part of the cable management.

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  4. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    It is going to be such an amazing finished build :)
     
  5. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

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    Just finding this build really refreshing. Cant wait for more :)
     
  6. Noob?

    Noob? New Member

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    You've let yourself loose on this (sorry, these) cases and I love what I've seen so far!

    Looking forward to the next update. :rock:

    Must admit, have always loved these cases. :)
     
  7. Egami

    Egami Why is the dremel on fire?

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    This one really speaks to my art deco side. Subbed. :thumb:
     
  8. hero1

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    Nice artwork and I like how you have the same mechanisms for opening the side panel.
     
  9. alain-s

    alain-s Active Member

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    Lets hope so Tim :D
    Thank U Imersa ^^
    Thank U Noob, these cases have a timeless design like the Tj07 imo.

    Thank U Egami :D
    Thx Hero1 Dell should have made a standard of it.
     
  10. AlderonnX

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    Epic work man! A guy from my work has one of these. I told him I want it if he ever upgrades. this is a treat to watch!
     
  11. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    The XPS has met perfect Modder! :dremel: ...this will be awesome when it's finished
     
  12. alain-s

    alain-s Active Member

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    Thanks AlderonnX :D
    Thank U Bill :rock:

    It has bin a while when I showed my face around here. :hip:

    So Time for a Update !

    In the preview I already show U the 24pin cable, now its time for the cables for the GPU.

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    The colors from the MB didn't really fitted with the rest of the theme that I was planning. So time to change that to.
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    Next up was making my own pcb for the power/eject/light button.

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    To get a nice look for buttons I got my self a aluminum bar

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    With this as end result simple stylish buttons.

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    Atm the glue is getting hard when that is done I can start the prep work for the painting the front.

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    Short video about the change I made for the DvDrom

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auKoA2_Gl2U&list=UUnFEIh_JZlN_lpRkkIQGDrw

    Till next Time!
     
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  13. alain-s

    alain-s Active Member

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    Time to continue this project now that my previous mod (Eden) is finished.

    I would like to tank Nate from E22 for supporting this project with a custom made windows and reservoir. :)
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    Got my self 40meters of purple teleios sleeve. This color will fit better with the coolant color then MDPC sleeve. Will have to change all the purple cables that I already sleeved. :p
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    Just need 1 extra window for my sidepanel
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    Over time my idea of the front changed. just to refresh your mind this was my first idea for the front of the case.
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    As you can see, the first idea still far too many openings so you can still see what is behind it. So I would like to avoid this and am therefore I created a new design.

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    This was it again, thank you for following.
     
  14. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I missed the start of this. That's so lovely detailed work on that looking forward to more..

    one question. If you are using 2 together , does that make it a Dell 1440?:D:D
     
  15. Bartacus

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    Wow, love the design on this one!! Subbed!
     
  16. Ianovski

    Ianovski Rawr!

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    You sir, are an artist! And also one of my favorite modders, thought it couldn't hurt to let you know that :p
     
  17. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

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    Great little bit of progress. Look forward to more :)
     
  18. chilliewillie

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    Yeah another update been waiting for long !
     
  19. alain-s

    alain-s Active Member

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    Lol Bulldogjeff, but I only used the second Dell for extra spare parts :)
    Thank you Bartacus.
    Thanks Ianovski, Iam honored your work is also to admire!
    Thx Imersa :D
    Haha yes it has taken some time but now it is time to finish it and enjoy the hardware before it is outdated. :p
     
  20. alain-s

    alain-s Active Member

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    Update!
    It has bin a while when there was a update. But it doesn't not mean that there was no progress.
    Change all the purple sleeve with the sleeve from E22. This color fits beter with the coolant color.
    Then I polished the reservoir.
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    Made a HDD/SSD Bracket that can be installed behind the motherboard.
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    Started to cut out the top window and reservoir. And completed the copper loop. The pipes will be sanded polished and nickleplated.
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    This week the package arrived from Parvum System

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    They made a new set of windows for the case.
    Thx Justin :)

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    Made the cut out with a jigsaw and cleaned the borders with a file and sanding paper. With this as result.

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    Test fitting the windows. :)

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    Now the only thing that need to be installed is the PSU/GPU cover
     

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