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Case Mod - In Progress ZOTAC Mod Box (Finished)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by coolmiester, 14 Mar 2009.

  1. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    If this one comes off as good as it currently looks in my head I’ll struggle to hand it over to Zotac once its finished tbh.

    A little background.

    While out at CeBIT I was shown the new logo and livery for Zotac which to be fair hasn’t changed a great deal but is now more pleasing on the eye by softening the actual logo font but the main difference is the addition of honeycomb effect which can be seen on the large image on the new GTX295 retail box.

    I instantly knew what I wanted to do but actually doing it is another matter.
    The basic plan is to turn a ATCs 840 into a giant retail Zotac box without all the smaller logos or specific card branding so newer cards can be added as they evolve without having to re-brand the entire case and also to incorporate the Zotac Nitro so the cards can be instantly overclocked on the fly.

    The main problem is I can’t airbrush so i'm on the lookout for a professional airbrush artist to take care of the paintwork.

    Before I’m able to get the case to the painter its down to me to get the chassis stripped and chopped to mount a GTX240 in the base and also to get the Nitro hard mounted into the alu front section then its all off for powder coating followed by wet sanding to get a nice base for Pete at DP CustomPaint to work his magic.

    Anyway a few images for now……….


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  2. Guest-23315

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    So thats what, 4x GTX295's and a pair of 9800GX2's?

    No fair :p
     
  3. tomcatt

    tomcatt WoodWoodWood

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    what a hardware ! :jawdrop:
     
  4. tominated

    tominated New Member

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    holy crap. do yo get paid to do this?
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yes, He does. You will see why shortly.:D
     
  6. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    You are a very lucky man. But you deserve it after such fine craftsmanship.
     
  7. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    As always, subscribed.
     
  8. Degenerate83

    Degenerate83 New Member

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    wow!!! 2 off the best pc artists and modders working together......now this is gonna blow us all away???? i will patiently wait to see this one!!!:clap:
     
  9. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    I love that case. It's really expensive though :(
     
  10. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Subbed.
    Will sit patiently and wait/watch :D
     
  11. tominated

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    i've seen the past few. i know the massively awesome quality work that coolmiester produces. can't wait to see how this ends up!
     
  12. Thatguy119

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    +1 to that. Subbed though, should be good.
     
  13. luis_pedro_Sato

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  14. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    Suuuuuuuuubbed.
     
  15. Richh999

    Richh999 Small Time Modder

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    Another ATCs 840 mod, Can't wait to see how this turns out..
    Would love to have the hardware you have..
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  16. corso13

    corso13 The Cheff

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    X2 :D

    Go for it
     
  17. corso13

    corso13 The Cheff

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    X2 :D

    Go for it
     
  18. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    Hey, cheers for all the encouragement even though i've not got a lot to show just yet :thumb:

    ........and not to get anyone too exited under false pretences as even though its been a long day, all i seemed to accomplish was do the 550miles to pick up the mods that were out at CeBIT and i'm happy to report no damage.

    On a brighter note though i have got some new toys to play with in the shape of a new Skulltrail board and a couple of CPU's which i'm over the moon with tbh as they are a bit special, plus the fact i just love Skulltrail.

    Anyway, should have some modding to add in a few days.

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  19. Valdisnei

    Valdisnei Can i haz a dremelz!?

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    I guess those CPUs are Xeons Nehalem... :)
     
  20. Guest-23315

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    Someone at Intel must looove you Paul :p
     

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