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Case Mod - In Progress Usonian

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by slipperyskip, 17 Feb 2011.

  1. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    epic source of inspiration... great job, I really like your unique style :thumb:

    and GL in competition ;)
     
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  2. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :hehe: hmmmm :lol:

    Congrats for getting on Engadget :thumb:, I see there is a troll messing with people on there already though :lol:.
     
  3. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    I missed you mate. School still keeping you busy? Thanks!

    Thanks! Good luck to you as well. I'm just glad I'm not in the scratch-built category.
     
  4. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Yes quite busy unfortunately. I'm doing 5 subjects this semester, no spare time at all, not even to work on my own project :(. Oh well, just under a month left of this semester :D.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I've said 'sweet' here enough so let's take it up to 'delicious'.
    That case came out delicious.
    There's always room for a sideways-mounted slot load optical. -also known as a cd-roller.;)
     
  6. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Thanks Cheaps! The last time I used an optical drive was to load the OS and then I used an external drive. I put an optical drive in all three projects I built in 2010 and have never used them. That makes a total of 18 optical drives I own. I'm an early adopter of new technology and an early disposer of old technology and I'm actually ashamed I put those drives in my projects last year. I only did it to stop the incessant whining from people who apparently still commute to work in horse-drawn buggies. /rant
     
  7. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Impeccable work as always Jeffrey. Simply beautiful, and a true homage to FLW's work. I love how you seamlessly incorporated all those design cues into one piece. And yet it still comes across as a case mod. :)

    By the way, I hope you used flame-resistant paint on that, cause well, you know LOL. :lol:
     
  8. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    et tu Boddaker?

    I think I did OK with individual elements like the back panel but I'm not so sure about the "seamlessly incorporated" thing.

    Thanks Brian and good luck in the contest. You know you got my vote. :thumb:
     
  9. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Beautiful, sheer class, yet another slipperyskip master piece.
     
  10. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    It is a beautiful creation! Top notch. well done sir.
     
  11. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Looking at the current voting I would say that people are missing the fact that you have one vote for each category. There are three times as many votes for scratch builds as there are for tower mods. In theory they should be the same. Worse yet are all the wasted votes on incomplete projects that have no chance of winning. It's a straight up pimpfest yo.


    Thanks. I appreciate that Jeff and thanks for playing along during this project.

    Cool! Thanks!
     
  12. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Congrats to all the winners in the Cooler Master Mod Competition. Usonian took one of the third place prizes and I'm very happy with that.

    It was a great contest. It was well run with heavy participation and I would say a big win for case modding in general. Hopefully Cooler Master is pleased and will do this again next year. I hope others will learn from the hybrid judging/pop vote format and do something similar.

    Before Usonian slides off into project log oblivion I wanted to post one last inspiration photo that I forgot about. This should have been the first photo posted in this log. Cheers.

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    Another epic example... :thumb:

    And congrats to nice third place!
     
  14. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Thanks! You as well. The photo of BETA at Computex is awesome.
     
  15. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Yes, congratulations indeed.
     
  16. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Gongrats on a place at CM skip. :thumb:
     
  17. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Congrats Slippery !
     
  18. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    I just visited slipperyskip.com and now I try hard to pick up my jaw from the floor - it's sitting pretty good down there.
     
  19. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Final follow-up post ( I promise). :) The prize package that Usonian won in the Cooler Master contest included my choice of ANY Cooler Master mid-tower case. I decided on the crazy-rare White CM 690 II Advanced just to see if they were serious. Shipped straight from Taiwan 'cause they don't sell them here in the US (or many places at all really). The factory window is also rare. I've never seen a photo of it even on the CM website. There is a brief mention of it in the owner's manual.

    Usonian is based on the black version of this case. I still have all the external panels from it intact. Might be fun to mix and match parts and make some sorta zebra thingy. Hmmm...maybe not.

    [​IMG]

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  20. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That is a very nice case. I have only ever seen one for sale in Australia so it looks like it may be as rare as they say.
     

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