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Case Mod - In Progress Tranc3's random builds log

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by tranc3, 27 Aug 2007.

  1. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    That Yellow is nice and fancy :D do you know what the bad thing in this mod :( The hardware! they too dam old :( But like we say" Who care about the hardware when the mod is nice" I like your work , Well done so far
     
  2. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Thanks It's starting to take off again i got alot done over the weakened.
    But "Who cares bout the hardware" Me lol, I look at it like a car. basically why have a pretty case when you can't even run cs 1.6? lol.. I'm hoping that at least by xmass i can have some decent parts in it. this is a list I've had floating around for this budget/ but performance based.

    CPU- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz
    MOBO- BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP
    PSU- XCLIO GOODPOWER 500W ATX 500W
    Ram- Patriot Extreme Performance 1GB
    GPU- BFG Tech BFGR7950256GTOCE GeForce 7950GT 256MB
    This will most likely change, depending on money avilible. im going to be building a micro atx system so that'll have a stable system to have around. it'll be dell gx270 board temporary and then upgrading it but thats another story.
     
  3. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Alright, small update. Me and 500mph have striped all the horrible looking paint off (power tools rock) and i have just finished sanding it and its down to bare plastic on the top panel and the left side panel.
     
  4. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    First coat of black is on the panels (grey wasn't working out the only grey i could find was the killz, i'll have pics up soon. once i finish the second coat and sand it smooth.
     
  5. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    alright; pics of the paint (still needs light sanding and clear coat)
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  6. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    woo, that paint looks much better than the Kilz stuff you had on there
     
  7. sethnmalice

    sethnmalice New Member

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    Have been watching this for a while, and i gotta say, its coming up really well, have a Q for you though, Are you going to be using the section of the Fan Guard on the side panel at all?, i thought it was a brilliant idea, would really set the side panel apart from the rest of em. I kinda liked the orange peel effect, got that flame appeal to it, none the less, case is begining to take shape and looking good.

    Seth
     
  8. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Thanks, yes im going to use the fan guard on the front part like planed. definetly it's really the base of the howl idea.
    Im glade this is finaly shaping up had a ruff start with the grey paint and every thing.
     
  9. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Heres some photos of it slapped to gather, Hopefully getting some 2000+ sand paper from auto zone ? if they carry it and some clear coat.
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    I think i like this black more then i liked the gray any way. it looks pretty impressive.
     
  10. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    I agree. The yellow seems to play much sharper off the black paint. Looking good!
     
  11. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Thanks, I can't be leave i missed this before. but i've come up with a good solution..
    The problem is when we cut these top blow holes, the circle saw went nuts (no 500mph, im not holding this aginst you we BOTH over looked it) any way, there TOO off center to even mount the fans, on the inside. so im thinking if i make it so that the two 60mm fans are mounted Externally, then bondo it so its flush, even tho it'd give me a nasty bump on the top i could make a handle in to it also.. Idk this is just a thought. any ideas on this are welcome.
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    (lol well, cool effect on the flash)

    Also im thinking of modding This in to the front "sun ray fan grill" as the hdd indicator. so that, when the hdd is "Active" it'll light up the rays, they'll be a yellow glow behind them at all times from the cfl tubes inside the case then the red rays will light up when the hdd is active.
     
  12. AMD-M-DUALLIE

    AMD-M-DUALLIE New Member

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    good work , uv paint the grill and lighthing=done
     
  13. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Got to lazy to update this. But I've got the front pretty planed out, to lazy to go in to real details. here's a list of parts im ordering once i get the money (just cosmetic stuff for right now)
    Sunbeam 12" Cathode Light Kit Sleeved - Yellow
    SilverStone Aluminum I/O Panel II - Black
    Scythe "KAMA-METER" Multi Functional Controller for 5.25" Bay
    A.C. Ryan AcrylPanel™ 3mm - 480x480mm Clear
    A.C. Ryan MeshxPanel™ HEXX 500x500mm 1.0mm Alu - Black
    Crystal Clear 80mm Fan Sleeved (x2)
    Military Switch with Style Cover w/Amber LED
    LED Indicator Lamp - Amber
    now to get some money:sigh:
    And on the top panel, the plan i have now is. some sort of mesh (the psu im getting has a 120 fan on the top) and it'll be meshed all the way back to the psu from were the 2 holes are.
     
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  14. teetree

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    shame would have liked to see more piccys
     
  15. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    lol, till i get a dremmel on this, this is what the top to holes are for.lol...
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    But im cutting the howl top out kinda. like a big rectangle. think a rad. but its not it's just for hot air + the psu. it might get water cooled one day.. just not any time soon. thats for another case im planing..

    btw: picked up applications for big lots, and one for game stop.. :D there for. i'll have income soon.
     
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  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Brilliant cup holder!
     
  17. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    This is the first idea for the top. It's hex mesh and the hex mesh will be used els where
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  18. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Much better. The external fans just didn't cut it in the looks department. Much better to have a large vent on the top and let it passively cool. Hot air rises after all.

    Props to you for using that fan cover as grill covers. That's genious there. I like where this is headed.
     
  19. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    rather than scrapping the top entirely, why not just have the fans side-by-side, then including ducts to them - a-la the classic front panel turbine.
     
  20. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    You know, thats a good idea, and i should have considered that.. but the psu im going to be dropping in this actually has a 120 fan on top, so we went ahead and cut the top out.
    January list_________
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane 2.5GHz
    APEVIA CF4S 80mm Case Fan (2x)
    BIOSTAR TF560 ATX Mobo
    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB)
    Rosewill Stallion 450W Power Supply
    SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950GT 256MB
    And a bunch of other stuff like mouse keyboard more mod parts ect.
    This is the final list i've changed this so many times, but this is final.
     
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