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  1. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    Thanks Silverel for the Idea.:rockout:
    Ok here goes to be a member you have to be cool and if possible a build in the Project Log section or Case Mod Gallery.
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18(if you dont, its OK we will get you there soon enough)

    I would like this Clubhouse to be a POSITIVE experience so please make comments geared towards improving an Idea/Mod.

    This thread should be a place to share Ideas, Tips and Places to get stuff.

    I would like everyone here to be a useful member, Ideas no matter how small/silly can become great things.

    There are many levels of Modding and the simplest mod is just as important as the most complex. NO ONE should ever made to feel less because thay have less experience, tools, hardware or $$.

    If you agree, Welcome...

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    Most of all Have Fun:D

    Formula for calculating flow of perforated metal
    Easy way
    http://www.mcnichols.com/eCommerce/...ist&selector=Plain Steel&View=View Stock List

    Hard way
    http://www.mcnichols.com/products/perforated/resources/calcPercOpen.html

    "KILL A WATT" Definitely a MUST get if you do any comp building (stop guessing and using inaccurate figures)
    P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor

    Thanks to EnergyFX for this laser cutting link
    http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/749

    Here is a link to how many amps to run through which wire gauge
    http://wiki.xtronics.com/index.php/Wire-Gauge_Ampacity


    For those using LEDs here is a quick guide to wiring them

    http://www.theledlight.com/ledcircuits.html


    Here is a list of Cool Suppliers that have a record of Great shipping/service, if you have recommendations let me know and Il post them

    Great Place for Dremel type tool accessories/cut off wheels (excellent/fast shipping)
    http://www.widgetsupply.com/


    http://www.shopmaninc.com/index.html
    For Colored Carbonfiber and supplies, a bit slow shipping but good selection/price

    http://www.cpustuff.com/
    excellent place for oddball/short/left Hdd sata cables, custom length IDE cables and other stuff

    http://www.digikey.com/
    My new favorite online store for molex and minifit terminals

    http://www.mnpctech.com/
    Modders mesh,molding and supplies

    http://www.tapplastics.com/
    Plastic supplies, Carbonfiber.

    http://www.onlinemetals.com/
    Just plain awful at shipping/in stock metal, but a good resource for finding metals and gaining info


    Here is a list of links from Steelkane (big thanks)
    http://shop.kikboxes.com/
    http://www.majoripc.com/
    http://johnsontools.en.alibaba.com/group/0.html
    http://www.estreetplastics.com/
    http://www.diamondtool.com/dialapng.html
    http://www.xpcgear.com/
    http://www.paintwithpearl.com/products.htm
    http://www.matrixorbital.com/index.php
    http://www.weirdstuff.com/cgi-bin/item/13206
    http://www.mcmaster.com/
    http://store.thermalfx.com/merchant2...T&Store_Code=T
    http://www.millertech.com/
    http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=10881
    http://www.spaceagepaint.com/
    http://www.greatlakescaster.com/index.php
    http://www.coolcasters.com/index.cfm/
    http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/2007...catalog=070148
    http://www.globalsources.com/gsol/I/...3151/23085.htm
    http://www.halted.com/
    http://www.frontx.com/
    http://www.vansantent.com/index.htm
    http://www.arcticmod.com/
    http://www.acousticpc.com/
    http://virtualrain.blogspot.com/
    http://www.mini-itx.com/store/
    http://www.jab-tech.com/
    http://www.emachineshop.com/
    http://www.2cooltek.com/
    http://www.case-mod.com/
    http://www.svc.com/
    http://www.frozencpu.com/
    http://www.petrastechshop.com/index.html
    http://www.delviesplastics.com/
    http://www.usmarkerboard.com/
    http://www.atechfabrication.com/prod...nting_kits.htm
    http://www.crazypc.com/
    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp
    http://www.buyextras.com/index.html
    http://www.time.gov/
    http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz
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    Remember membership has its benefits, and showing your support by posting/contributing has even better benefits.
     
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  2. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    I dont know if i necessarily count...but i made the Solaris utility CD for years and i was crazy king about modding the 8600 series both of which have threads but not necessarily project log...is this only for cases?
     
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  3. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    LOL, do you count? Of course you do. Your contributions are excellent.

    But Cases are what I know and I want to keep this to what I actually know about.

    Throw a pict of a case you put a fan in on the Projects thread and ur in.

    MY FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS
    I am cleaning up the closet and have 2 boxes of fans taking up space.
    [​IMG]

    These are mostly 80s and 120mm fans, this week (till fri Apr4th or till I run out) I will give them away to members as long as you pay the shipping.
    (limit 4 please so they go to many good homes)
     
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  4. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    here is my basically stock ultra case i plan on taking out those nasty purple things and painting them soon i just haven't had a chance :roll:
     
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  5. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    hey i will buy some of those fans :roll:

    oh and soon there will be a phase change i'm building in here i think that might count as case modding :roll:
     
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  6. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    what size and speed are you looking for?
     
  7. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    quiet 80s and 120s i don't care the speed (3x80s and 1x120)

    i could pay when i pay for the ram and you could throw all that together?
     
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  8. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    Just the shipping. Il look through them right now to see whats there.
     
  9. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    damn my check needs to come in this is pissing me off :nutkick:
     
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    Here's a recent pic of my case. Basically, zero mods done, just soem minor cable management.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    heres one i just did

    [​IMG]

    i made an attempt at cable management but the PSU was nasty so i didn't try very hard seeing how its been pulled and now has an ePower 500w in it also flat PATA cable=suckage for cable management
     
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    I'll join!!

    I'm not very good @ modding cases, but I want to learn, and you [MKMods] seem like an expert!! :toast:

    I'll get a pic of my cable management in just a second.
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    make sure your cases are posted in the project log section... and Welcome!
     
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    Not really going to be a project though. I dont mod cases. I just wanted to post it for you guys just to look.
     
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    Glad ur here and happy to have your input.
     
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    Modding can be FUN!

    I took a HP case, and modded it into my custom "Mini box".. never took any pics of it :'(
     
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  17. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    My thought is Modding teaches you skills you will use the rest of your life, Fun? Hell Yes!
     
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Hey MK. Do you have any ideas on how I can get some more airflow going acrossed the board so it can help cool my ram and northbridge?

    EDIT: Problem being is thats its a pretty big case.
     
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    I am not a big fan of the heatpipe coolers mobos come with. (they seem to be more cool looking than cool working)

    My thinking of good airflow is in the front and out the back.

    If you have 3 120mm fans in front and 1 80mm for exhaust its not gonna work so well. So try to equalize the intakes and exhaust.

    I really like the Thermalright chipset coolers. They seem to take the heat away from the mobos surface and into the airflow better.
    (a big help with the intake would be to rotate the Ft Hdd rack 90deg and remove the back one) so the intake fan has a smoother airflow to the back of the case)

    Also a PS on the top would help to get rid of warm air, on the bottom it dosent do too much to help.
     
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    ok so I have here some pics of my lian li A10 this is the first case I've ever done any mods to

    the mods are:

    Window
    "Vga vent" but it actually vents my hdd's lol
    psu vent ont the right side panel (my psu is on the bottom of the case and sits on it's side, before I added this it got REALLY hot)
    I punched holes on the top panel for my tubing to go through
    I cut a hole in the inside divider so I could have my pump on the bottom
    and I cut holes in my mobo tray 1. for cable management and 2. to keep the mobo it's self cooler.

    more to come and these ones will be rifined as I get mor $$ for more supplies.
     

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    So far its 3 of the 120MM case fans it came in it as stock. 1 for intake cooling the hdd's, 1 for intake going acrossed the northbridge/video card area. 1 for exhaust in the back.

    I was thinking of putting a few higher cfm rated 120's in it and cutting a hole in the top and putting a stock 120MM in there.
     
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    Cool. Lemme get my hands on a decent camera and I'll get some pics of the things I've done. Just finished a freebie case-mod last nite, and I have my new build sitting on a shelf finished and waiting for my damn copy of windows to get here.
     
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    Is the one in the alum box by the GPU an intake or exhaust?
     
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    Intake.

    EDIT: And actually this case I have now is about 4C cooler acrossed all temps than my old midtower that I had.
     
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    nice idea - and damn that's a ton of fans, man!

    I'll join in after I get off my lazy tail with this stacker, only thing I've done so far is mod it for cable management - there's a couple of threads in the project logs forum of work I've done on my older Mystique case, but thos endeavour didn't come out as nice as I'd like thanks to impatience and poor work environment (especially painting the inside of the case - humidity here sucks :mad:).
     
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