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Taking a reg case and making it ROCK!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    Like this?
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    My hats off to MNPCTech, alum is a PITA to do this with.
     
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    it looks even better without the screws. i like the black with the silver grill.
     
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    you know what would be cool? an air filter with a tab, cut a slit out in the metal just like an Air Conditioner.

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    - Christine
     
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    Welcome back Christine... its for a friend (aspire) on my comp I am going with the modded Silenx fans mounted in the o-ring.

    its just those modded fans can take up to 8 hours each to mod.(hard for everyone to justify their use)

    PS:CyberDruid was working on using an air filter for his case.. sounds like a cool idea.
     
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    OK I need ur help now again...this Nvidia LAN is gonna be pretty big and I want to make a good impression..
    for this mod should I mod this case pulling out all the stops or build one of my CarbonFiber SFF cases.
    Im gonna use my 590 mobo and 2 8800GTs in SLI.

    Here are a few picts of my SFF cases (about 12" deep X 10" wide X 8" tall)
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    They are both amazing.:toast: Bring a bunch of them and get rich!:D Your work is unparalleled.:respect:
     
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    LOL, thanks erocker...But I need to build 1 and I seem to be kind of plain.

    Since LANs are geared more towards 16-25 year olds thats the group I need to pander to.

    I really need all of you to share your ideas for an insane mod. (Il built that)
     
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    If you want to impress kids, use UV lights and lots of UV reactive stuff. Get a good color combo going. That in combination with what you're already easily capable of and do automatically will do great.
     
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    Hey now, don't be so stereotypical :p

    Im 18 and my rig isn't one of those super flashy, seizure inducing, monstrosities.
     
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    OK heavy with the bling...:toast:(maybe a switch that switches between color themes, red, Blue and UV)

    But do you like the Tower or SFF style..
    to me what I have seen is the older people like the SFF stuff and the younger like the towers.
    (LOL except for Aspire who likes the SFF)
     
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    I'm working on that satellite mod that i had thought up. Painted the shuttle case metallic gold today and I'm gonna be laying down the clear coat tomorrow for some nice high gloss.

    After that I have to get ahold of some solar panels and figure out how I'm gonna mount them without hitting anything inside the case.
     
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    I think I'm looking at PC heaven.

    MKmods, whoa.... those blow anything i've seen out of the water!

    http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj169/mkmods/Picture117-1.jpg

    This one... u replaced the board O_O

    I so badly want that PC.
     
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    hey TK, let me know of the things that really stand out for you.
    water cooling, SFF, Carbonfiber, alum,colors, etc...
    Run a tube through the middle, that way the panels will rotate
     
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    Absolutely everything stands out on that benchtop PC... I liked how you went for a HR-05 SLi IFX instead of a NB water block-certainly a smart choice.

    The fact that you build everything around your hardware stuns me! The CF, the mesh and alu, colours, what you pointed out is definately a standout.

    Heres something however you should consider, the rear IO are not reinforced, and thats what i'd really consider, by adding a shield that covers the rear IO on the mobo (like a box thing).

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    See here, the Parallel port, with the pink colour somewhat ruins it. So constructing a box to cover it, (use the IO shield and spray it black or something as well and intergrate it into the box). I'd do that if the mobo wouldnt be used elsewhere...

    This is a personal taste, but i'd prefer completely clear hosing instead of coloured hosing.

    Heres something that you could do- A full thermalright setup, on top of one of your bench-like cases. (Best to use HR-01 instead of HR-05). Okay its a costly idea, but oh well.
     
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    SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!
    (thats EXTREMELY helpful)

    Now everyone else tell me what you would do like TK did.....
     
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    Onto another point, this is a more serious one. I'd install shielding for the PSU... even a simple perspex casing is adequate, for safety reasons. (or use your nice and useful plastic mesh)
     
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    OK....i've changed my mind. do a water build. it amazes me the stuff you come up with.
     
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    If I just used Passive cooling up top (thermalright for CPU, Acceleros for the 2 8800GTs) than I could lower the bottom part, put a CF box around the PS and use the laptop hdds and DVD.
     
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    Full Thermalright FTW :rockout:
     
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    Ok looks like its gonna be a SFF case. Is anyone interested in getting this Rosewill Case? Shoot me a PM
    (Il need $ to get materials for the SFF one)
     
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    Which one is the Rosewill?
     
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    This one..
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    God, is that nice!:toast: I really want a SFF case though, i just bought a LianLi V1000... I can't believe a Rosewill looks that good!
     
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    the cooling is the good part, it kicks Lian Li in the balls
    Rosewill>:nutkick:<LianLi, lol, sorry erocker I just couldnt resist..
     
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    Man, I really wish I could draw or use cad, so I could give you an idea of what I want done to my Stacker 830. Your work is amazing. Might have to pull out a TIG for what I want tho. lol.
     

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