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Compaq case mod

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by adcom32, Apr 13, 2010.

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    ok well i found this ould case someone was throwing away so i gutted it and cleaned it and was wondering what color should the lights be in this case?

    the first step was that i wiped the case down with a soapy sponge
    then i drew with a black marker where i am going to put fans


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    imma paint the case black
     
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    theres 3 colors of zalman i seen...redorange, black or white.....which one you got ? If you got the black one ill go with cold white led fan...not blue just cold white...it whiter than normal white ...if youre good in electronic buy some of those leds on ebay and change it. cool white led give other colors a new brigthness...almost pure contrast.
     
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    the cooler i got is the Nvidia edition.
     
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    find a picture of it and post the link here please !
     
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    i would like some people's input on this mod and any other mods yall would do.
     
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    should i do that many fans or what?
     
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    p to you or could just put normal fans and put those tubes inside ..it will comeout by fans itself
     
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    Can you give us some shots of the whole case? Might make it easier to come up with ideas. :toast:
     
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    im uploading them now.
     
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    Nice little find you got there. Some of the OEM cases can turn out very nice after mods. Need to get MKmods in here for some advice. The members here can come up with some pretty ass kicking ideas. :rockout:
    I see a lot of screen mesh and paint in your near future. ;)
     
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    yeah i thought it was a pretty cool looking case and when i get done with it it will a "kick-ass product" lol, it a pretty heavy case but i dont move it much anyway.
     
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    Whats your round about amount that you are not looking to go over? You will have to buy paint and a few other things.
     
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    35 bucks at the least got step parents giving me money for my b-day also just dont know how much.
     
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    im thinking 6 cans of paint including primer and paint(but was wondering what color should i paint it?)
     
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    We can work with $35. Got a got pair of 'tin' snips? First thing I would do is cut the fan meshing in the back out for your exhaust and power supply fan. Air flow is your friend. ;) Your going to do black on the outside?
     
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    what color do you recommend? i will have a dremel
     
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    OMG i just threw up in my mouth a little, though the outcome can be quite good
     
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    why do you have to be a downer?
     
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    If I told u.. I'd have to kill u
    That will work also. I think staying with black on the outside is safe, but its not my case. Go all shit ass nuts if you want. What about a shot of inside? What do you think about a "blow hole" / fan on top?
     
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    If you think it will look good im all for it. And im just going to stick with black
     
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    subbed. i want to see what the finished product looks like.
     
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    Lets start simple. I say first get the back cut out and cleaned up for your air flow, then move on. I like the side fan thought you have, would be very different. Lets let a few others chime in with some ideas. They are all going to say, Get that mesh off the back. :)
     

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