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Case Mod - In Progress Saturday Night Special.. OMG I'm in the MOTY woooohoooo

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by bulldogjeff, 15 Apr 2011.

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Half hight panel or full hight panel?

Poll closed 8 Jun 2011.
  1. Half height

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    13.0%
  2. Full height

    20 vote(s)
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  1. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    It's that time of year again. The weathers warming up and it's time to start modding again.

    Now those of you that read my last log may or may not remember that i said I was going for a scratch build, well it's been put on hold for a while.

    One of the few cases that I always liked and fancied modding is the Thermaltake Mozart TX. So when one one turned up a few weeks ago I had to have it and when forum member saspro made me an offer I couldn't refuse, I didn't.

    Here's a few pics of it in it's current state.....
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    As you can see it's in pretty good condition, got a few scratches but that not a problem, over all it's rock solid.

    My plans for it are pretty simple..Mod the hell out of it, every panel will be getting chopped up, some bits taken away and some added and a bit of water cooling.

    As for paint, you know me, it ain't gonna be subtle...lol

    I'll be getting stuck in to it tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have a decent update for you.:thumb:

    Got a question. I love the mirrored glass on Bulldogs box, do you think it would be a bit naughty to go with it again?..comments welcome.:(
     
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  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    In b4 Paul... :D

    Looking forward to this one Jeff.
     
  3. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    LOVE THIS CASE!

    It was always a love hate situation but man it was always from dg4rez videos or whatever that made me love the case always wanted to stick two 240mm rads up the top back and a mini itx pc on the other side

    That red front is badass

    That other side of the case is just dying for something creative...

    Monitor on arm possibly behind door? :eek:
     
  4. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    The reds going, thats how I bought it. Do you honestly think I'd have a paint job that simple..lol As for the modding, I'm going to tear it to bits. Only the chassis will just survive. It's going to be about as close to a scratch build as you can get with out being the real thing.
     
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  5. cchr

    cchr Member

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    looking forward on seeing this one, a very interesting case, and im sure that it will become an epic mod in your hands! :thumb:
     
  6. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Thank cchr. I've seen a lot of TX's loaded with hardware and water cooling and a few lightly modded, but not one thats had the full treatment.
     
  7. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    i'll look forward to you giving this the business. it's certaily a good canvas to start with. as for the mirrored, as long as you don't do it the exact same i don't think its too naughty. just find a way to approach it so it looks fresh.
     
  8. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    That's the complete opposite of me!:lol:

    But thank God we all have different preferences, or the forum would be empty 6 months a year! :lol:

    Looking forward to this! :thumb:
     
  9. BLUEHORSESTUDIOS

    BLUEHORSESTUDIOS I haven't lost a finger yet!

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    Looks like you can fit a body in that thing,this is gonna be awesome!!
     
  10. itrush07

    itrush07 Member

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    Hmm, it must be hard to carry though.. I wonder how cool is it when it's starts working..
     
  11. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Look forward to it, it's roasting up here in Wigan! I will keep a look on this one, seems like you have one hell of a plan.
     
  12. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Thats a good point actually. I keep threatening ot build a workshop down the end of the garden so I can mod all year round. I'll do it one day:duh:

    The weight of it when it was delivered felt like it had one in it. This thing must weigh well over 40lbs empty:eeek:

    Its pretty easy to pick up as it's got quite a small foot print.

    And in the update coming in about 30 minutes time that plan will be unfolding.
     
  13. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    One thing to say bro. Mod that case till it bleeds!!! I am watching! :)
     
  14. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Cutt5ing it up

    Right then boys and girls update number 1. The game plan is basically to smooth the whole case out and that means modding pretty much every panel.

    I started chopping it up today, the first thing to get it was the doors. The look I'm aiming for here is a smooth look to the doors complete with one piece side windows.

    What I've done is to get rid of the locks, the center rail and all the holes for mounting the window. when the plexi does go back in it'll be mounted from in side for a nice smooth finish.

    Heres the doors before....

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    I hope you agree, that it looks much better.

    Next up the back panel ... I'm going to be making up a new panel so it was just a case of cutting all the old mesh out and opening it all out ready for the new panel.

    Again, before....

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    Marked out and ready for cutting

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    Next up a couple of hole for the fans in the top...

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    I don't know about you guys, but the in the last shot it reminds me of an electric cooker.

    And here's a couple of pics of it back together again...

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    So thats it for now, I need to clean up a few rough edges but that can wait till next time...Thanks for looking guys:thumb:
     
  15. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    Wickeeeeeeeeeeeed

    I always love to see projects like this pure hard work just a jigsaw and a garden :)

    No offence to cnc guys but you just make it look to easy i want to see some cuts and bruises by the end of the log
     
  16. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I thought there was going to be blood earlier when I caught my finger on a burr.:waah:
     
  17. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    If it's an electric cooker it's one hell of a cooker, those panels are huge! I really like the grills, nice start.
     
  18. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Once it all goes together in there nothing will be cooking, at least I hope so anyway..lol
     
  19. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    They are some damn sexy looking fan grilles :thumb:

    Always enjoy your work BDJ, will be following.
     
  20. that_du^de

    that_du^de give your head a wobble

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    jeff is the red front factory or has it been painted? ive never seen one of these cases moded until now so i will be watching this one! i dont think you will have problems with space inside as you can fit 2 pc,s easy in this case,mod on bro!
     

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