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Cybertron 300 [i5] RE-MOD!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by rekekjeks, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. rekekjeks

    rekekjeks

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    Ladies and mentlegen!

    The upcomming weekend I will be re-modding my Antec 300, and it will be awesome!
    I've done som terrible things to my poor baby that I really regret, and I'm going to make it up to him (yes, still talking about my case).

    This is what I'll be working on.


    Things I will do:

    Re-paint
    I will sandblast and repaint the whole interior of the case matte black... properly. When I first painted it I kinda plowed over it (?), and it ended up looking just awful.

    New window
    I will get rid of the window I already made and replace it with a plain plexiglass, with nothing fancy to it. To do this I will extend the hole all the way to the drive bays. Then I will make a frame wich will be mounted with umbraco screws from Mnpctech on the outside of the panel, so it covers the old hole (wich is ugly). This way I will get a new and hopefully clean looking window.

    Cover up the drive bays
    I will cover the drive bays (the outside, where the screws are mounted) with a custome made, matte black steel plate. On this steel plate there will be some text saying, yes: Transformers. I think it's going to be mighty hard to cut out a decent looking text logo with a Dremel, but I will give it a shot.
    On the backside of this plate there will be mounted a sandblasted (frosted) piece of plexi, illuminated by 4 LEDs so that the text will light up. What I really wanted was a semi-transparrent white piece of plexi, but I couldn't find it anywhere.
    Still working on how I should mount this steel plate to the case, so if anyone got some tips, feel free!

    Sleeving
    I have a good amount of sleeves, bought from MDPC-X, wating for me. I will sleeve each cable individually and manage the cables with clips from MDPC-X.

    Other
    There may be some cutting of wholes and things like that, but I don't know yet.


    So that's pretty much it. I'm really looking forward to this and I hope it comes out as good as I picture it in my head (yeah.... rrrright!)
    Stay tuned! :pimp:



    Pictures (updates as I find more)

    This is the text that will be cut out on the drive bay cover.
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    So I've made some progress.
    I have sleeved all the cables (have one left), sandblasted the case and covered it with primer.
    Here are some pictures:

    The sleeving corner, and my friend Azma
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    I'm the guy to the right
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    Sleeving...
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    More sleeving...
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    Done
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    Sleeves <3
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    Ready for sandblasting
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    Azma is working his magic
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    Oh yeah
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    Primed and ready for first coat of paint
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    So that's what I've been doing the last 24 hours.
    As of now I'm about to paint the case with the first of two coats with matte black.

    Thanks for watching!
     
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    I hope you're going to post some more soon rekekjeks, too bad that lovely psu fried your motherboard and video card =/ Fun modding with you :rockout:
     

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