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Old 21st August, 2006, 04:50 PM
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Case mod ideas wanted!

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i've been experimenting with my new dremel for a while and i'm wanting to start doing my own mods on it, rather than plain old LED fans and cathodes (no CCFL's in at the moment though). So far, i've drilled lots of holes in my case door, and i'm planning to fit LED's in there later. I've also drilled some holes on the top of the front panel, also to hold LED's. I've even made one of my case fans quieter by drilling one hole in each fin as well as 2 on each side of the casing (one near the middle and one along the bottom edge). Now i want more ideas on what to do, preferably drilling as opposed to cutting though. I'm considering buying one of the zalman flower chipset coolers (but finishing my DIY cooler of anyway) because if i get my chipset silenced, then the whole Pc (without case fans and cpu fan at 45% which is approx 1150RPM) will only be about 15Db because the PSU is incredibly quiet. But i want it to look cool, be cool, and 'sound' cool. That's my aim at the moment with my mod. I want to be able to enjoy movies, not the constant jet under the desk. So, as for looks, what mods can i do? I'm talking good mods, but ones i can do with the case i have.

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Old 22nd August, 2006, 08:08 PM
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You can allways do some graphics on the panels or bezel.
Buy some clear sticker printing paper and print out some designs or characters. Then cut them out with an exacto knife and stick em on.
That would be a cool way to customize and jazz it up.
Maybe a led display with some custom words or graphics?
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You can always try to cut and drill yourself a cool design. I don't mean on a large scale, however. I mean something, maybe 5"*5". Using small designs like that in the right place is cool.

Then there's engraving. Engraving requires patience and a bit of raw talent (not implying that you don't have either =D ). If you have the time, perhaps you should try a small engrave on a window, if you have one. If not, do a window mod. =)

There's plenty of ideas roaming around. Just imagine what you would want your case to look like, and get to work. =)
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