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  1. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    so finally, after an upgrade to the Nokia C6-00 from the Nokia 1100, i now hold the power of taking awesome pics!

    You all remember my poor little case that i started modding when i was 17? Well, its time to professionalize it now :D

    This is what was done before hand:
    [​IMG]

    the aluminium sheet was the only thing done to it physically. lights were added ofcourse but thats no biggie.

    here is the original case. i had the 7th bezel from the top.

    One more thing. This Mod has been done with VERY little money. So far money spent = Rs 400 ($10)



    Here is what i plan on doing.
    1. Cover up the acer logo on the side panel with putty M-Seal
    2. Cut a hole in the bottom of the front bezel for better aeration.
    3. Remove the paint of the front bezel.
    4. Cut out side panel for a window.
    5. Beautify front bezel with some snazzy lights.
    6. Fill the hole in the front bezel with some meshing or grill.
    7. Make or get a fan controller.
    8. Make a overall master circuit for all the controllers.



    So Far:-

    Epoxied the aluminium cut out to the case. Filled and smoothed out the joints. "ace" filled and smoothed out.
    [​IMG]

    Bezel hole completed. Its been masked up to prevent scuffing.
    [​IMG]

    some ideas for the front grill:-
    [​IMG]
    made with 5mm and 3mm slots.
     
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  2. Fatal

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    Cool look forward to seeing what magic you conjure up. Nice pics too by they way I take horrible pictures lol.
     
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    looks very interesting how you want to "refresh" your old case, subed to see how it goes...
     
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    UPDATE!

    derusting the area before applying the sealing compound
    [​IMG]

    the "e" and "r" of acer covered up and left to dry
    [​IMG]

    now the sanding has begun. a long way to go.
    [​IMG]

    First layer done. time to cover up the "R" again and redo.
    [​IMG]
    you will notice this time i got some slick black M-seal :D
     
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    Personally I would just make a window or 2 out of this. Filling in that Logo and sanding it down flat is going to be a bit of a pain. But thats just me.
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    i know thats why i am thinking of painting in the logo. because at just 5x10mm its gonna be a pain in the ass.


    in case you are wondering what is this M-Seal im talking about:-
    [​IMG]

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    Its a "Fast Curing Epoxy Compound" made by Pidilite Industries and looks something like
    [​IMG]
     
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    aah, i just understood what you meant. but you see the end of the R is mixed up in the support. so i cant do anything other than this :(
     
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    bought 4 50mm fans. ball bearing. 4500RPM
    [​IMG]

    finished the converting it into an autoCAD drawing
    dimensions are exact, if you need the file, PM me.
    [​IMG]

    design for the mounting of the above fans as exhaust (beta version)
    [​IMG]

    nice FIT!
    [​IMG]
     
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    what colour are you going to re-spray the door? red? green? black?
     
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    black.
     
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    you should get the entire case resprayed, put a window in the door and you will be all set
     
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    any suggestions what to make the three fan mounting plate with?
     
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    aluminum... :)
     
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    i have 1mm aluminium. but theres the issue of painting aluminium. also its hard to cut. i have a dremel to work with. and a round file. thats all.

    i wish i had a hole saw :(

    will it be easier to cut out the chassis itself?
     
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    Subscribed man, I have to see where you're going with this.
     
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    apparently nowhere without a jigsaw.

    i guess i will drill and file, drill and file :cry:
     
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    That sucks man, good luck.
     
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    Subscribed. Looking good so far, keep it up. :)
     
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    Aint 50mm fans gonna be uber loud?

    You could probably go to home depot or something and pick up some 1/16" alum to make the shroud with.
     
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    I had a fan just like that on my Pentium 3 cooler. It wasn't that loud. At the time, my maxtor HDD was way louder and by the time I got a more modern seagate HDD, the sound was about the same (fan and HDD). So bottom-line, if one can tolerate the sound of a regular 7200rpm HDD, one can tolerate those fans at full speed.
     
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    love build logs. subscribed
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    the fans are absoloutly silent. thats where the bearings came in i guess. they cost a dollar a piece.
    and no home depots in India LOL.


    finalized the top exhaust thing.
    [​IMG]

    yes, i probably have to precision drill those 463 holes.
     
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    I recently learned that mesh garbage cans, that come in all different colors, are cheap and a great alternative to modders mesh or drilling. I bet they even have them there.
     
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    again this is INDIA. we no haz garbage canz here
     
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    QFT!! Nor does Africa :p
     
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