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Taking a reg case and making it ROCK!

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

  1. SkyKast

    SkyKast New Member

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    i dont mean to advertise but Mark said to share my first mod along the way so im just saying that i started my project log and you should subscribe, I'm kinda lost so any help would help lol
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    what type of help are you looking for?

    i'm going to work now, but post up, i'll check when I get back :)
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    LOL, thanks for all the chit chat guys, and thanks for the Happy bdays too.

    I am re organizing my shop to finish up the mod and setting up for a small Lan I am hosting tonight. This weekend I will make the front panel and the Carbonfiber mobo tray/Hdd rack.

    I dont care how far off topic we go I enjoy hearing form all of you.:toast:

    (>30K views, Sweet)
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    that sounds awesome

    gatta love that lol
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    A happy birthday to you MK.:toast:
    Hope you enjoy it.:D
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    It helps to read the URL, and the post Wile E was replying to ;).

    it's it was your B-day? Well then happy [belated] birthday to you! :rockout::toast:rockout: How old are ya now?
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    If you would've had Search Safe on, nothing bad would've shown up. ;)

    Either way, sorry bout that.
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    I started putting the case together and found a mistake in my design so back to square one
    [​IMG]
    The black I/O panel is out of my first mod (the Blue Aluminus case) I liked it as it was alum and the Rosewill one was steel.

    I figured it was easier than trying to fix a panel. LOL, only part left of the Rosewill is top and bottom..I am going to try and save the face panel too if possible.
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    ^^damn Mark, you literally got a new case from scratch eheheh.
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    lol, it kinda messes up my whole $19 case theme...
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    LOL I give you props for making a whole case, something I would never try
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    Its kind of a whole case... kind of like if a Rosewill married a Lian Li and had a psycho kid.
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    ^^^yeah well, the case originally was still $19 :).

    Thats funny BTW, hahah great quote material. :toast:
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    Ok I was making the rear panel and noticed because I am using a 400 watt passive PS the heat sink hangs down a bit more than a reg PS so there wasent enough room for two 80mm fans for exhaust. I looked all over, was gonna use a 100mm fan than a 92 than it hit me..Dummy I was only gonna use 2 fans in this mod. So lucky I didnt cut any holes...(yet)
    [​IMG]

    Than I cheated a bit and added 2 more fans (more like aux fans cause their only 60mm ones)
    [​IMG]
    One is to cool the chipset and the other is for the back of the CPU.

    Here is a shot showing the heatsink
    [​IMG]

    Tomorrow I will mount the 140mm rad in the front.
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    like the idea of the 2 aux fans in the back good for cooling the back of the mobo + cpu
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    damn Mark, coming out good. Can't wait to see the RAD mounted, thats what I've been waiting for dude !!!!!!!! :toast:
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    the rad is mounted, Im just waiting on some hardware (fittings) from Koolance. Also I am waiting on some tubing for my fans.
    I had to throw the hardware in the case to make sure it was working.. I got the mobo OpenBox and there is only 15 days to return it if no go. So far it is working fine, got vista Ultimate 64 bit loaded on my 2 WD 160s In Raid0, recognizes the 4 gigs of Corsair Dominators (lol, never had this much memory)
    Seems to play CSS no prob, Sweet. Tomorrow I will take the hardware out and resume on the modding and get a few more picts.
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    damn dude, no pics :(. Thanks for the update though, i'll be here, can't wait.
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    LOL, im sure this isant the pict you wanted but here is one
    [​IMG]

    I am mounting the DVD on the top (above the upper fan hole) and I am putting in my iMON between the 2 fan holes. I am hoping to have the Carbonfiber mobo tray done by this weekend.
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    lol Rosewill married to a Lian-Li, that makes me think of those stories about some royal princess wanting to marry a peasant or something :laugh:

    Carbon-fiber mobo tray? $19 case is now a lost a cause :p, but ten times more awesome! :rockout:
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    wow how do you get such nice round fan holes?!
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    First I draw a circle with a compass than I use these
    [​IMG]
    They are made for cutting circles
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    nice
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    hey Mark, mount the rad yet?
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    Happy belated Birthday.

    Looking like a case!
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