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d1nkys F1rst M0d LOg and LearN

Hey guys most you know me, well I started my first case mod. im keeping it simple and fairly low budget. as im learning.... this thread is a log, to learn from tips and hopefully inspiration for others. And just maybe a beginning of a portfolio if I don't make too many more mistakes :laugh:

specs <<<<<

(so far it isn't complete. still a few things to do. have a look through :D)

From this


To this


to this lol
 
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cut a long story short, mailman didn't deliver my sleeving. then I started to put a few bits together when SOME of my mod parts came. started sleeving 24pin and broke my pin removal tool.

now my rig is in bits, im waiting on sleeving, leds and tools and probably some other bits I order tonight.

to be continued.....
 

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Nice! subbed! :toast: TMM is jumping the pond to bring you sleeving?... lol j/k but it took me a minute to realize you were talking about a real mailman.. lol
 

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Sub'd.
Keep the pics coming:toast:
 
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a little teaser




that's it till a real mailman delivers my shit!

thanks guys
 
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I don't suppose you'd concede that it's gay because it's pink? And don't say it's salmon because it's not! :p

Just kidding, keep at it and arm yourself with patience, everyone who's ever modded anything knows that there can never be too much patience in a project...

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Looking Great..:):)
 

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wrong sub forum loooolz
aslo your camera is confused by the color. better keep a white sheet of paper near by...
 
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he used the ROG red color. his camera is bad thats why its showing something else.

or he is colorblind..
 
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he used the ROG red color. his camera is bad thats why its showing something else.

or he is colorblind..
yeah, since different pics show different color, or maybe he use chameleon effect :D
for d1nky i guess you need to take it outside, some digital camera or phone camera would give you better shot on outside:roll:
 
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ill use a different camera, I got a white photography sheet when I do more ill use that.

well the weather is shit so ill carry on today.

and its RED, some pictures the paint was still wet and drying.

thanks for input
 
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....mailman didn't deliver my sleeving....
:slap:

How dare you Americanise your English. It's Postman.

Good luck with the build and ignore any sniping about colours - it's your mod dude. :toast:

Of course once it's all done you'll then start thinking..."now what?" and the vicious circle of modding begins.
 
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dress rehearsal....

ok so a few issues and I would like some opinions please.

first of, ive destroyed 3 modular sata cables trying to sleeve them. need replacements tbh.

the outcome im not happy with, well it looked great until I pulled on the cables

thoughts? I got the time to rectify this!





second, I want the psu fan down. it looks better and more pc like.
BUT theres no where for the cables to go. im willing to cut the case to make a partition for the cables to go through between mobo and psu. or even do away with front panel cables!




oh I got a better camera as well!
 
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Nice job! :toast:
 
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Looks great..:)
 

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finally some picture in actual color!

and as for the cables, you can find stuff that keep them in place. in the proper order... you will find it on frozen CPU... let me link


EDIT: this http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...PT-CL01_Cable_Management_Kit.html?tl=g2c34s95
you put the cables into the grooves and stick the whole thing onto the chassis with double sided sticky tape;.

this page contains a few more of the cheaper stuff
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g2/c34/s806/list/p1/Cables-Wire_Management-Wire_Saddles-Page1.html
 
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dress rehearsal part2








scrubbed the sticker off the ssd, needs something on it. ideally red, any ideas?
 

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Looking good:toast:
 

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Very nice man I like it! It reminds me of an old case I use to want, but it was $400 and nobody carried it. If i can dig up a picture I'll share, but from what I can remember I like yours better. :toast:
 
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im getting a double rad closed loop soon. maybe in a months time or when I sell my second rig. then ill mod that into the case, im thinking of cutting into the drive bays and having it vertical. and I got something im planning on, but that's a secret!

or I may put together a list on what I need for a custom loop and price it up!
 

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thats looking good! keep your patience with the sleeving
 
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thats looking good! keep your patience with the sleeving
yea I was getting very frustrated with it, im braking more than im 'fixing'. had to order new tools. fingers are cut to hell as well lol.

thanks for the input guys, this is my first mod ever. and im already planning my next :p

I got a massive list of shit to do, didn't realise the hours needed, but oh well keeps me out of trouble haha ;)