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Case Mod - In Progress "Unreal Tournament Tribute" Lancool Case Mod.... FINISHED!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 31 Oct 2010.

  1. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    This Case Mod was done by bit-tech's MOTM Sponser, Mnpctech!
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    Customize your PC or window with custom Stickers from Mnpctech HERE

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    Lancool cases come from the engineers at Lian-Li. The Dragonlord K series gives you the same features found in several of Lian Li's aluminum mid towers, but constructed from steel to lower retail cost. The PC-K62 features a 100% tool-less design that makes working with the case enjoyable. IMHO the K62 is currently the best mid tower case on the market. It is incredibly functional and well made.

    This project is a gift for a friend who helped me out a few years ago. It will be a tribute to one of his favorite games, "Unreal Tournament" This image of "Reaper" will serve as my inspiration.
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    I had opportunity to review the K-60 version, it shares the same chassis, but it's unpainted and lacks window and has 140mm fans w/o LEDs.

    Here is where everything is at currently.

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    Sending along a Black Sleeving Kit and Tools, so he can sleeve his PSU
    http://www.mnpctech.com/PC_Cable_Wire_Sleeving_Kit.html
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    PSU and Molex Tools, for sleeving his PSU, http://www.mnpctech.com/ATX_Molex_Removal_Tools.html
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    Rear Exhaust fan

    120mm Skull Fan Grill, http://www.mnpctech.com/Computer_Fan_Grills_Laser_PC_Fan_Grills.html
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    http://www.mnpctech.com/120mm_Aluminum_Computer_Fan_Grills.html
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    Mnpctech is sponsoring this project, just Click Image to visit the Case Mod Store
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    The Lancool PC-K62R1 Factory Product Page
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    Let's take tour of this chassis before it gets modified!

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    I etched the Unreal logo into the side panel window with my Dremel and these Engraver Attachments

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    I'm sending along these additional products, so he can add them however he wants to...

    120mm Black Honeycomb Grills, http://www.mnpctech.com/120mm_Custom_FanGrill.html
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    Socket head stainless steel screws used for the fan grills.
    http://www.mnpctech.com/M4_radiator_grill_screws.html
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    120mm Skull Fan Grill for the PSU, http://www.mnpctech.com/Computer_Fan_Grills_Laser_PC_Fan_Grills.html
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    The top 2x 140mm exhaust grill. The vents in the top cover will be removed.

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    This is the Unreal faceplate for the front bezel, made from 1/8" thick acrylic, with 140mm grill.

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    1x DVD drive will be used... Reaper silhouette will clear drive drawer, eject...
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    Next step is mounting holes, prepped and painted Matte Black base coat before Airbrushed art work
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    Acrylic Scuffed
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    Primer Basecoat
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    Using 2000 Volkswagen Tornado Red, factory paint code G2, LY3D, on top 280 fan grill inserts

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    Sending along a Black Sleeving Kit for his PSU
    http://www.mnpctech.com/PC_Cable_Wire_Sleeving_Kit.html
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    PSU and Molex Tools, for sleeving his PSU, http://www.mnpctech.com/ATX_Molex_Removal_Tools.html
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    Some of the iconic slogans from UT. These are temporary templates, used by Brad as paint stencils.
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    I'm installing the smaller version of Mnpctech's Aluminum Billet Case Feet, diameter is 25mm x 15mm tall

    http://www.mnpctech.com/ITX_MATX_Computer_Case_Feet.html
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    his screen name on the top grill on the bezel

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    Thank you! I've re-installed the top 280mm fan grill.. It looks sweet!

    120mm Red LED Cooling Fans, http://www.mnpctech.com/LED_Computer_Fan.html
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    Painting the UT3 logo, (left side of this banner) on the right side panel...

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    Here are some of the products from Mnpctech used for this PC build project. Most Computer Chassis will accept 1/8” diameter Pop rivets, Gripe range .092" - .125" for Computers.

    http://www.mnpctech.com/Pop_rivets_for_computer_case.html

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    hehe.. with a good cigar and beer too.. You'll see evidence of this fun in the Mod Men show this spring

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    finished logo, next is application of Matte Clear coat

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    The UT3 Badge for the top panel is finished. Center portion of the 1/8" thick Diamond plate was cnc milled. Imho, this is one of the most bad ass custom case badges I've seen to date.. haha

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  2. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    I have the pleasure of being one of the first to respond.

    This is going to be sick!

    All of your rigs are air cooled, have you thought about water cooling?
     
  3. JimmyTheHand

    JimmyTheHand What does this button do?

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    Cant wait to see where this goes!
     
  4. Soulman84

    Soulman84 tryin' learnin' some moddin'

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    wow you never stop eh?:D

    just sit here looking at what will you do to this case, but i already know it will be something awesome:thumb:
     
  5. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    oooooooooo a dark and AWESOME theme im curious to see where you go with this

    something dark and industrial me hopes
     
  6. Matticus

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    Sometimes I wish I had got one of those cases (probably the full black one though) instead of my Fractal Design R3.

    Is there any chance of squeezing a 280 radiator up top?

    I can't wait to see what you do with it.
     
  7. DeltaFX

    DeltaFX What's a Dremel?

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    One intake fan and three exhaust fans..... Dust magnet.
     
  8. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Tell me your not going to get rid of the red on the chassis, it's gawjussss. You've got to try and work with it some how Bill.:thumb:
     
  9. iajo

    iajo What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome, I just picked up one of these cases this week so it'll be interesting to see what you do with it. I have to second the quality of the case and features it was a steal for £80.

    Been back looking at some of your other threads your mods are works of art.
     
  10. Moriarty

    Moriarty Evil Genius

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    UT has long been one of my favourite game series'. Looking forward to this mod, especially if it shares some of the grime style of your Corsair mod.
     
  11. mnpctech

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    @zr_ox, this is for a friend, he wants to Aircool it.

    @JimmyTheHand, Thanks for tuning in, sorry I couldn't update sooner!

    @Soulman84, Yes, I like to keep busy :dremel: :D

    @DeadP1xels, there is talk of blood splatters.., but nothing too crazy!

    @DeltaFX, yes, it could collect around the optical drive face plates

    @bulldogjeff, No sir! As is, to save time and costs

    @iajo, thats a great deal. It's a great mid tower design

    @Moriarty, cool, it should be fun!

    280 custom alum fan grill for top panel with rotating "U" inserts. .....Vents in the top cover will be removed.

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    Removed the top cover vents.
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    Hand filed the sides after using the Jigsaw..
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    I may or may not use the Red anodized screws
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    I etched the Unreal logo into the side panel window with my Dremel and these Engraver Attachments

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  12. BLUEHORSESTUDIOS

    BLUEHORSESTUDIOS I haven't lost a finger yet!

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    This is gonna be another classic build. I love the window etchings, turned out great!
     
  13. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    +1 on that and that grill is wicked.
     
  14. mnpctech

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    Thanks dudes!

    This is the Unreal faceplate for the front bezel, made from 1/8" thick acrylic, with 140mm grill.

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    1x DVD drive will be used... Reaper silhouette will clear drive drawer, eject...
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    Next step is mounting holes, prepped and painted Matte Black base coat before Airbrushed art work
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  15. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    OMG, that is brilliant. I thought it would have been CNC'd when I saw the pattern. Looks like it has, it's turned out that well.:thumb: Top modding Bill. I think I need to ask Santa for a scroll saw and and Dremmel and a camera and.......
     
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    You've got him started Bill :duh:

    Totally in agreement with my learned friend though, as always top quality work in progress!!! :thumb:
     
  17. k.3nny

    k.3nny Minimodder

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    Thats some epic handworking skillz mate :D!
     
  18. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    Nice front. Right now I anm in favor of kepping red screw.
     
  19. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome sauce, looks brilliant. I too like the red anodized screws, they should stay..
     
  20. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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