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Stealth 2 Duo Turbine Mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by steelkane, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. steelkane

    steelkane New Member

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    The case to be modded is an old supercase I modded about 8 years ago, and now it's time to mod it again. Instead of buying a new case I will go crazy on this old case to make it run cool for the new hardware of today to go in it.
     

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    Nice :D

    Good luck :)
     
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    Now that the case is taken apart I will cut the two 120mm fan holes in the front bezel for the turbine fans. the two fan here are for mock up.
     

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    Thats one big sweet case man, you have a nice project ahead of yourself... are you going to add any water cooling? I think you could fit a could rads in there :p
     
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    I was going to go with a water set up with a big rad on top, but that will be for the next case, this one will be all air and big heat sinks.
     
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    The fan duct tubes will now go in the 120mm hole I cut out and will then be filled in with fiberglass.
     

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    After I fill in the front with fiberglass it will change the way the case looked before,, If I get lucky and sand it right it should look like it was made from the factory,, I will even have to relocate the power and reset switches.
     

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    haha, this looks cool, but what about the noise?
     
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    It will be a lot of work to sand the fiberglass to the shape I want, But in the end I hope and think it will look factory made.
     

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    All the fans I will be using will be high CFM Quite fans.
     
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    With the two 120mm fans now in the front, the old switches will be covered with the fiberglass and the new ones will be moved,, The perfect spot look to be were the case tag used to go,, I just need to fill it with fiberglass, sand smooth and drill the holes for the new switches. The switches I will be using are Delrin Vandal Resistant Illuminated Switch Black, the one for power will have a white led ring and the reset will have a white led dot.
     

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    This is gonna be one cool system...
    3GHz Q6600 on stock cooling :p
     
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    Before I posted this project, I already finished some of the work, The front of the case has been sanded to what I think is a nice shape, it was then primer and then wet sanded smooth. Then a awesome black paint was applied, as will the whole case be black inside and out. I'm really happy the way it turned out.
     

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    Dude... black with green lights = :rockout:
     
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    Green lights, the whole setup will have white lights. Fans, switches and HDD Led.
     
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    Wow...that's the kind of thing I one day dream of doing lol.
     
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    Now that the front is painted, It's time to cut the motherboard tray for wire management and the front of the case so the new switches will fit. Also some more fan holes, one at the top and one at the bottom, both 120mm. The top hole will be for the hard drive cage to Exhaust heat, and the bottom hole will be for the second SLI card to receive fresh air.
     

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    Thats looking sweet mate!
     
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    I finished The Turbine fans for the front, I bought some Dubro Spinner 1-3/4" Black from a local Hobbie store and epoxy them to the fans, then gave them a good coat of high gloss black with clear coat to follow.
     

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    Looking great :D Can't wait to see finished product.
     
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    Now I'm going to start on the back turbine fan above the power supply, this will be a 140mm fan to cool off the hard drive cage I will make later in the build. the reason I chose that spot is because there's a lot of dead space up there and this case really never came with much of a hard drive cage.
     

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    Thats cool, Maybe a guide after :) :p ?. My case a little to small for 2x 120mm in the front by about 6mm lol :(.

    :toast:
     
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    Now That the back 140mm hole is cut out, I dont want to just leave it that way, so I will use this bowl I borrowed from the kitchen and cut the edge of it off and use it for a nice smooth round edge, then fill and shape it with fiberglass, The fiberglass will also cover all the other holes that were back there. once again when done it should look factory made.
     

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    This is what it looks like with the back 140mm hole filled in with fiberglass.
     

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    looking great!
    can't wait to see the final product.
     

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