. Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight Portable High-end Gaming Case Mod 2010 Worklog By Coolone a. Name of mod: Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight – Portable High-end Gaming Case Mod b. Description of my case mod: Idea Since I love to play the nice Command & Conquer strategy games, I thought it could be nice to have and Command & Conquer Gaming Laptop. So I decided to build up a Portable High-end Gaming Case Mod out of an aluminium suitcase and some EA Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight game poster I got from EA Nordic. Homepage for the Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight Command & Conquer game: http://www.commandandconquer.com/ Homepage of the Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight – Portable High-end Gaming Case Mod: http://www.lanpartypathfinder.com/casemodding/CnC4TT/ c. Introducing Pictures: Some picture of my final case mod. d. Posters: Homepage of the game: Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight http://www.commandandconquer.com/ Pictures of the EA Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight game posters I got from EA Nordic. . e. Hardware: Some description and pictures of the hardware I have used for my Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight – Portable High-end Gaming Case Mod. Motherboard ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi Take small form factor computing to a whole new level of performance with the ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi mini-ITX platform and Intel® LGA1156 socket. http://www.zotac.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=100026&lang=nd . Memory and SSD A-DATA G-Series 4GB XPG DDR3-1600G - DUAL-CHANNEL 2GBx2 kit http://oc.adata.com.tw/1_product_detail.asp?pid=AD31600GU2K A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in high performance memory products, announced today its new DDR3 Gaming Series running at 1600MHz and 1333MHz. A-DATA DDR3-1600G and DDR3-1333G modules represent the very best of A-DATA's cutting edge technology in DDR3 gaming memory, delivering the perfect blend of performance, durability and stability with low power consumption. In order to provide the growing PC gaming market with the best memory hardware designed for multiple online gamers, DDR3-1600G is available as single channel kits up to 2GB and also as 2GBx2/1GBx2 dual-channel configurations with latency settings at 9-9-9-24. A-DATA 500 Series SSD S592 64 GB http://global.adata-group.com/en/product_show.php?ProductNo=AS592S A-DATA 2.5” SATAII SSD S592 The next generation Solid State Drive with performance significantly increased Being a market leader in Data Storage industry, A-DATA launched 2.5” SATAII SSD S592 - a next generation Solid State Drive with performance significantly increased. Highly durable with performance dramatically enhanced Adopting the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology and new controller design, the S592 dramatically increases the performance on data-reading speed by 40% while writing by 60% at least when comparing with a regular SSD!! Unlike ordinary SSD, it utilizes a special mobile SDRAM to achieve a sustained read rate at 230MB/sec and write rate at 170MB/sec. The mobile SDRAM serves the function of cache buffer where frequently used data are stored so that the system does not have to fetch data from the main storage area each time it’s called. Processor Intel® Core™ i7-860 Processor ( 8M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 4 Cores, Threads 8 ) http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=41316 . About the 2010 Intel® Core™ i7 Processor http://www.intel.com/Consumer/Products/Processors/corei7.htm Overview Intel® Core™ i7 Processor http://www.intel.com/products/processor/corei7/index.htm?iid=prod_desktopcore body_corei7 Riser Card SilverStone RC02 PCI Express riser card http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_contents.php?pno=rc02&area= . . Graphics Card ZOTAC GeForce GTS 250 AMP! http://pden.zotac.com/index.php?pag...category_id=71&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1 Supercharge your gaming experience with the ZOTAC GeForce GTS 250 AMP! Edition, tuned and tweaked with higher engine, memory and shader clock speeds for unprecedented gaming performance. Powered by high-speed GDDR3 video memory, the ZOTAC GeForce GTS 250 AMP! Edition delivers unmatched performance and value. NVIDIA PhysX technology takes the ZOTAC GeForce GTS 250 AMP! Edition beyond 3D gaming with graphics plus capabilities. PhysX technology enables the ZOTAC GeForce GTS 250 AMP! Edition to calculate realistic physics in real-time for realistic environmental interaction and effects for an immersive gaming experience that blurs the line between reality and the virtual world. . . . . Hard Drive Western Digital VelociRaptor 300 GB SATA Hard Drives ( WD3000HLFS ) 3.5-inch (backplane-ready) Enterprise Hard Drives 300 GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 10,000 RPM http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=495 The evolution of 10,000 RPM SATA technology. . . Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro 700 Watt http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=4202 Silent Pro M series delivers up to 50A of power on a single +12V rail, enough power to start up a car. Ample connectors including PCI-e 6 + 2 pins ensure compatibility with the latest high-end systems. The power supply operates at minimal noise levels thanks to Cooler Master’s silent formula. This silent formula which comprises of patented hybrid copper plus aluminum heat sink, anti-vibration padding and intelligent fans. . . . . . . Optional FAN Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 Blue LED http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6456 With the constant development of hardware getting better and better, the energy consumption of your computer rises because you want to get the full performance. Due to this the heat increases and so the requirements of your fan rise as well. To integrate several fans is not the right solution because your computer will get very, very noisy. Bigger fans are the optimal solution for modern high-tech systems. The MegaFlow fan has a diameter of 200mm and so it has a displacement volume of 184 m3/h - twice the volume of 140mm fans. . Keyboard I just painted the keyboard blue as well. Planned Hardware Upgrades: ZOTAC ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480 http://pden.zotac.com/index.php?pag...ategory_id=121&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1 Western Digital WD VelociRaptor 600 GB SATA Hard Drives ( WD6000HLHX ) Enterprise Hard Drives 600 GB, SATA 6 Gb/s, 32 MB Cache, 10,000 RPM http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=821 WD VelociRaptor http://www.wdvelociraptor.com/ f. Hardware Setup: Pictures of the hardware setup for the case mod. . . . . . . . . . . . . g. Build Phase: Pictures of the aluminium suitcase I have used for the case mod. . Pictures of the monitor I have used for the case mod. . . . . . Pictures of the aluminium suitcase with monitor. . . Cutting holes for hardware, painting the monitor back site blue twice, making nice Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight gaming art on the monitor back site and sealing the Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight gaming art to the monitor back site with clear lacquer spray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gluing the EA Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight game posters onto the aluminium suitcase and protecting the posters with some Sadipal stationary papers. The Sadipal stationary papers is normally used to protect books in the daily use, but here I use it to protect the posters and it also gives the posters an nice glossy finish which makes the surface of the case mod look nice. . . . . . . . h. Brand Work: Pictures of the brand work I have made for the case mod. ZOTAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western Digital . . . . . . . . . . . i. Case Mod Finished Outside: Pictures of the outside of the finished case mod. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . j. Case Mod Finished Inside: Pictures of the inside of the finished case mod. . . . . . . . . . . . . k. Cooling - Noise reduction - Protection: Pictures of the Cooling - Noise reduction - Hardware Protection shield I have made for the case mod. . . . . . . l. Case Mod Finished Running: Pictures of the running finished case mod. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . m. Playing in the Garden: Playing with the finished case mod in the garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n. Videos of the Finished Case Mod: Video - Part 1: The outside of the Case Mod. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA5WwETyL1w Video - Part 2: Beginning of the End. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDEk6RREvbI Video - Part 3: Case Mod with the "Cooling - Noise reduction - Protection" shield installed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhnh2xuarG0 Video - Part 4: Playing in the garden. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=219uoBjJaLg o. Thanks for taking a look at my case modding project: Feel free to comment on my case mod project! Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight – Portable High-end Gaming Case Mod 2010 Worklog - UPGRADE! Worklog - Football Fever By Coolone p. Football Fever Football Fever Contest, Brought to You by Cooler Master, EVGA, and TechPowerUp Show your passion for the world's greatest football event by modding, painting or any creative use of a football theme or your favourite team on a computer case, cooler, power, mouse and/or accessory. TechPowerUp! News http://www.techpowerup.com/124323/F...ou_by_Cooler_Master_EVGA_and_TechPowerUp.html TechPowerUp! Forums http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=124243 Cooler Master Forum http://forum.coolermaster.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=14259 For the great Football Fever Contest I have decided to make a new Hardware Protection shield with the Cooler Master, EVGA, and TechPowerUp! brand names/logo built into a South Africa Football Globe. First of all I have made some drawings of some football pictures on a Plexiglas plate, later on I have used the saw you could see in the pictures to cut the football art work out of the new Cooling - Noise reduction - Hardware Protection shield. . . . . A picture of the South Africa Football Globe could be downloaded here: Old soccer http://zooppa.com/ads/south-africa/prints/old-soccer Pictures of the Cooling - Noise reduction - Hardware Protection shield with football art work I have made for the case mod. In the next step I have cut some football players out of a 6 mm Plexiglas plate. . . The pictures of the Football Players could be downloaded here: PrintActivitiesCOM - Free Soccer Coloring Pages http://www.printactivities.com/ColoringPages/Soccer/Soccer-Coloring-Pages.html Pictures of the Cooling - Noise reduction - Hardware Protection shield with football art work and the Football Players. Pictures of the paints and cleaners I've used. . . . Painting Cooler Master and TechPowerUp! brand names/logo on the South Africa Football Globe. Painting the Football Players. . . . . . . Installing LED light into the Football Players. . . Installing a Cooler Master TLF-R 82 Clear 80 mm - blue FAN into the Football Fever Cooling - Noise reduction - Hardware Protection shield installed. Case Mod finished with the new Football Fever Cooling - Noise reduction - Hardware Protection shield installed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Video of the finished Case Mod with the new Football Fever Cooling - Noise reduction - Hardware Protection shield installed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxG0nETxo8k q. Gallery of the Finished Case Mod: . . . . . . .