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Modding SplatterFest - NZXT Tempest Mod

Discussion in 'Modding' started by ikem, 16 Mar 2010.

  1. ikem

    ikem What's a Dremel?

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  2. Big_Adam

    Big_Adam What's a Dremel?

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    I love it,

    Jackson Pollock in glorious computer boxy form.
     
  3. Mork

    Mork What's a Dremel?

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    I actually think it looks awesome in some weird cool way :D
     
  4. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    That is absolutely awesome!
     
  5. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    that looks so cool
     
  6. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I like it. Sure it looks to the undiscerning like a shoddy job, but even the components are painted!

    Not only is the color scheme awesome. The work looks pretty damn pro.
     
  7. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Now thats just awesome.
     
  8. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Love what you did, the color scheme is great.
     
  9. MarCn

    MarCn What's a Dremel?

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  10. ikem

    ikem What's a Dremel?

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    A budget case mod. Kind of showing that u can do something radical, without spending alot of money.

    Specs:
    AMD Phenom II x4 920 (2.8ghz) @ 3.6ghz
    2x2gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 800mhz @ 1010mhz
    ASUS M3A78-T
    EVGA Nvidia Geforce 9800gtx+ (740/1100/1836) @ 842/1224/2052
    WD Black 750gb HDD
    Xigmatek Dark Knight
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer 680 watt

    Verification:
    CPU @ 3.8 (sits at 3.6) - http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=674043
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/745905/Benchmarks/all.png
    ~22 sec hyperpi - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/745905/Benchmarks/hpi_20100928_231705.png
    Maxxmem - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/745905/Benchmarks/MaxxMEM2_m5608.jpg
    16554 - 3dmark06 - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/745905/Pictures/bench3.jpg

    Case - NZXT Tempest - $100
    Paint - Acrylic - $8
    Paint - Enamel - $20
    Fans - Xigmatek 120mm x3 - $30
    Fans - Xigmatek 140mm x2 - $24
    Lighting - White Cold Cathode - $10
    White Acrylic - $5
    Smoked Acrylic - $10
    Aluminum - $10

    for a reasonable price i made a radical themed computer case

    (also, a color which not many people use!)

    Total Mods:

    Paint (alot of it)
    Removed the front foam in grills
    Removed extra plastic in the front filters
    Hidden DVD and BluRay drives
    Cut grills out on front and rear fans
    cut and installed new gray/orange tint acrylic side window
    Wire Management
    painted video card shroud
    painted ram coolers
    painted hdd cage
    painted power supply cover
    NZXT Premium Sleeved Wires
    Added a Floor to split heat intense parts.

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  11. Mongwopman

    Mongwopman King Ding-a-ling!

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    That is pretty wicked dude! Nice neat cable work too!
     
  12. xXSebaSXx

    xXSebaSXx Minimodder

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    Yep... Pollock is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the pictures...

    It does look amazing... And seemingly so simple to achieve:

    1. Empty case out.
    2. Take case outside.
    3. Drop can full of paint from 6 feet in the air next to case.
    3.a. Repeat 3 with multiple colors.
    4. Let case dry.

    Done...
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    ^ And the most important part that most people forget: Stick to a color scheme. :D
    This one is done well. You have only two colors and black and white neutrals. :thumb:
     
  14. ikem

    ikem What's a Dremel?

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    haha yea, having only 4 main colors made it difficult finding the right parts, but then I stumbled on the Xigmatek Fans. Which worked great.

    Thanks for the great comments. :clap:

    Ikem
     
  15. ringoiom

    ringoiom What's a Dremel?

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    Sweet work bro

    Its one of the most interesting paint jobs ive seen in ages & Its work so well.

    Congrats
     
  16. ikem

    ikem What's a Dremel?

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  17. Cookeh

    Cookeh What's a Dremel?

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    Actually love that. What a great idea!

    Colours really suit it, and ofc the fans blend in perfectly
     
  18. xXSebaSXx

    xXSebaSXx Minimodder

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    I just thought of another way of achieving this effect...

    1. Take case outside.
    2. Call your dog -> Preferrably a shelty or a collie (long haired dogs)
    3. Dip dog in paint
    4. Watch Fido do his dance next to the case...

    Rinse and repeat for each color... You may get a much better color dispersion this way... On the other hand; PETA might have a thing or two to say about your treatment of Fido.
     
  19. andip1967

    andip1967 What's a Dremel?

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    Very John Squire fella, are you planning anymore in the future
     

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