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Taking a reg case and making it ROCK!

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Dude...MK...that case is jaw dropping! I love it!
 

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Mk = Amazing :D
 

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this has got to be the most interesting mod thread I've seen before :p (i keep checking for updates to it xD)
 

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Thanks a bunch Guys, it means a lot, tomorrow the fun begins (wiring);)
 
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Before you start with the fun,Could you maybe expand a little on how you molded the smoked plastic panel?
BTW....very nice work.
 

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#81
LOL, I made the smoke panel for the wrong mobo (590 and I am using the 570) so I will make a new one tonight and show how I do it.
 

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i proclaim MK as the case modding guru of tpu... who's with me?
 

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i proclaim MK as the case modding guru of tpu... who's with me?
+1

I agree, MK's work certainly is something which grabs your attention :p
 
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i proclaim MK as the case modding guru of tpu... who's with me?
+2 (fixt!)
...provided he takes up a more permanent residence here ;)
 
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+1

...provided he takes up a more permanent residence here ;)
as long a W1zzard can put up with me im thinking this is a win/win for all of us..:toast:
 

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as long a W1zzard can put up with me im thinking this is a win/win for all of us..:toast:
lol, i think he hates me but im still here :p maybe you can get a custom title from a mod if enough people deem you the case mod guru of tpu :toast:
 

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we want more pics!
:)
 

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Hello pt..
Ok here is a shot of the right mobo and parts


Here is the panel mounted

there was not enough difference in the mobos to need to make a new panel, just had to trim some parts

now some asked how to bend the plastic so Il grab a scrap and show you. Working Plastic is like painting it needs practice (and 2 hands, taking picts while bending hot plastic is dumb)

what I do to make a straight bend is clamp the plastic to the edge of my desk, make sure the edge of your surface is even (no holes and chips like mine) or the seam wont be straight


Than I get my heat gun(fancy hair dryer) and heat the corner I want to bend. Make sure you go back and forth or you will melt a hole in the plastic.


Once the plastic gets soft (after a min or 2) than bend it while its soft (gloves help here)


if you want to bend it again in a different spot wait for the first bend to cool. Than heat the second spot(keep the gun moving) and when its soft I use a piece of wood to help keep the bend straight


and Voila

now this looks like crap as i was holding the camera in one hand the stick in another and the heat gun with my 3rd hand...but you should get the idea.

Another thing if you cant get the color plastic you want(clear is cheaper too) you can paint the back side of the plastic and it will look like you have an 1/8" coat of clear over the paint (really nice)

the paint was a reg black metalic(lol, it looks pretty nice)
 
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hey wanna mob my case? :p im gunna do something nice to my case some time soon :p
 

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MKmods=The Modfather :p
 

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now this looks like crap as i was holding the camera in one hand the stick in another and the heat gun with my 3rd hand...but you should get the idea.
Don't mess with the ModFather! He'll strangle you to death with his 3rd hand! :D

Looks great ModFather :) It's coming together nicely, and getting me more and more excited for that interior case paint!