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Compaq case mod

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

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    i did a rough outline of where my cable management holes will be, and i agree with you 100% on cutting the mesh thingy out.
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    Stick with black case with cold white lights. would be insane if you use UV reactive wires and wire sleeves. those sleeves would react to the led cold white lights and glow.
    so full white inside and black outside
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    definitely cut those out, ecpessially if u dont move it much, cut it cut it :)
    i cut every hole in one case
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    cut a hole under the cpu mounts so u can get to ur hsf mounts easier =.=;; also not too much u can do with the front cover cause plastic sucks to work with :/ have fun painting i guess ;)
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    yeah im thinking about it heavily. it would look mad sick if i had white lights with blue uv reactive sleeving and a baby or ski blue case it'll be called the "Ice Box" i've also desided to put a window instead of all those fans.
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    Oooo case modding! I love case modding:D I want to help?

    Frist question, do you own a Dremel? If not, I highly recommend you get one. Second question, are you a pataint person? Because that will make all the difference on how this case mod turns out.
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    Yes i do it just hasnt gotten here yet. I can be a pataint person if need be.
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    I change my mind i think imma stick to the black theme. im also getting the smoke 12x12in sheet if plexi glass,
    http://www.mnpctech.com/acrylic_colored_sheets_casemod_windows1.html
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    Are you gonna do gloss, satin, matte or flat black? White cathodes will show mistakes in a glossy black paint job mor then a satin black for example. Why have you decided to go with a smoked window?

    I have an idea for the floppy drive bay: get rid of it and either mount a fan or a small window, I have seen this done and it looks good. Or if your up for it, take the dremel and extend the square (floppy) hole to fit a 92 or 120mm intake fan and cover it with a mesh/ screen filter.;)
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    yeah that sound good i'll do that and i will do satin i dont want it to look cheap
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    i have to run to the post office to mail this stuff to snipermonkey2 i'll be back in about 15mins
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    Yeah the paint job will probably be the most time consuming. I great paint job would be sand->primer->wetsand->primer->wetsand->1st coat paint-(dry)->2nd coat paint.

    Also if your getting a dremel then there is no need for tin snips:rolleyes: If you want a clean look just cut the fan grills out with your dremel.

    I have some good idea's about modding the motherboard tray for the c/m, I will show you when I get home from work. (Yeah! TPU'ing @ work shhhhh don't tell my boss:p)
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    man you know its missing the door? i had one of those case 7years ago crapy looking thing lol
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    i wont tell the boss and im open to all you sudgestons i want this case to look really good so i case shut people up.;)
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    Those squares you placed on the side panel in the OP for fans might not work. The ones in the corners will be blocked on the inside. The top left will get in the way of the PSU, the top right will conflict with the 5.25" bays, bottom right also looks like a support is in the way, and the bottom left might interfere with any video or add-in cards.
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    im putting a window there instead of those fans.
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    He changed his mind and is doing a window panel instead. But yeah you are right about the odd fan placments.
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    so you still want me to put a fan hole at the top t77snapshot?
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    ok since a few people didnt like this case ive deside to know what yall think, i have this other case but i lost the side panel

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    subbed :) I love doing stuff like this as well
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    so what case should i mod the white one is missing the front thingy and the black one is missing the side panel.
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    myself I would go with the black one missing a side panel. you can always make a side panel outa lexan or plexi, you can get colored plexi, like a light blue as you are going with blue theme ... to me there is more you can do or modd with useing this case
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    Well I going to have to agree with DTV, the black case is alum and will be way easier to cut. Since it's already back on the outside that saves you painting hours. Like DTV said, using a square piece of Plaxi glass as the panel would look fine. Maybe ever paint a black border around it to cover the alum edges of the case. One thing though, can you get behind the mobo tray?

    is it possible to post a more detailed pics in the inside of the black case?
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    i can get behind it but its very tight.

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