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benighted 27th January, 2006 01:56 AM

Cool! Thats one of the best looking mods I've seen in a long time.

booman 27th January, 2006 05:59 PM

Thanks!!!
My new mod is going to be WAY better because now I previous experience.
I'm painting the chassi this time and the power supply. Everything is going to follow the color scheme and the theme. It should work out great, but it will take some time. I am taking pictures all along the way.
Thanks again.

danrok 27th January, 2006 09:06 PM

I like the sort of "junk yard" or old industrial look to it.

Would look very cool if you could use some scrap copper for the case instead of copper-look paint, or a combination of the two.

BTW, you can attach images to your posts if you want to.

booman 27th January, 2006 10:52 PM

Thats a good idea too. Get some sheet copper and hammer it down and polish it off. I could even hammer a design in it.
I would put up the images here but my server doesn't out-source images. I know because I tried using the images in another forum and no one could see them. So it is just easier for me to create an html and just add to it.

Phat Pat 28th January, 2006 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by booman
Thats a good idea too. Get some sheet copper and hammer it down and polish it off. I could even hammer a design in it.
I would put up the images here but my server doesn't out-source images. I know because I tried using the images in another forum and no one could see them. So it is just easier for me to create an html and just add to it.

What he means is that you can get pics from your computer to the forum by using the "manage attachments" button under the posting window (only in advanced mode, not in the quickreply dealer). That way you upload them to AOA and all is swell.

booman 30th January, 2006 04:23 PM

Ok I'll try it.
Here are some of the new pics of the new case in progress.
http://my.homewithgod.com/inthered/newchassi.jpg
Here is the finished chassi with drives and powersupply. I even painted the power
supply with the hammered copper paint. I had to re-install all the chrome metal
pieces that were for holding the panels on and PCI slot covers


http://my.homewithgod.com/inthered/newpanel2.jpg
Here is the Almost finished panel cut-out. I used the jigsaw to cut
most of the cuts. The jigsaw cutting radius was perfect for the corners
I decided to do that instead of the "bricked" corners because it was a little
easier. Now I am working on filing down the detail and the edges for painting

http://my.homewithgod.com/inthered/newiopanel.jpg

I also had to cut-out the rectangle in the chassi to fit the I/O panel in.
The Gateway had pre-cut holes for I/O and didn't fit the new motherboard.

captaincurran 30th January, 2006 04:43 PM

The files didn't attach correctly Boo. Wanna try again so all of us can see them?

booman 30th January, 2006 05:02 PM

4 Attachment(s)
Ok I figured it out. When you "insert" image it only links to an image on another website and that won't work with my server because they don't out-source. But, when you "attach" and image it will allow you to download from your computer. Thanks, Here you all go...

http://www.aoaforums.com/forum/attac...1&d=1138636543
Here is the Almost finished panel cut-out. I used the jigsaw to cut
most of the cuts. The jigsaw cutting radius was perfect for the corners
I decided to do that instead of the "bricked" corners because it was a little
easier. Now I am working on filing down the detail and the edges for painting

http://www.aoaforums.com/forum/attac...1&d=1138636784

http://www.aoaforums.com/forum/attac...1&d=1138636784
Here is the finished chassi with drives and powersupply. I even painted the power
supply with the hammered copper paint. I had to re-install all the chrome metal
pieces that were for holding the panels on and PCI slot covers


http://www.aoaforums.com/forum/attac...1&d=1138636784
I also had to cut-out the rectangle in the chassi to fit the I/O panel in.
The Gateway had pre-cut holes for I/O and didn't fit the new motherboard.

captaincurran 30th January, 2006 05:28 PM

looks good! can't wait to see 'er all together!

Favu 30th January, 2006 05:30 PM

Lookin' good! :thumbsup: I would place a 120mm fan in the rear mount if you can, though :)

booman 30th January, 2006 05:41 PM

I don't have one, but could easily get one. I'm sure that would just add better airflow right? I could move the fan allready installed to the front of the case.

Staz 1st February, 2006 08:38 AM

Yes, place the fan you already have in the front in front of the HDD cage and put a 120mm fan in back. If you really want to help out airflow and cut down on fan noise, cut out the gan grills made from punched holes and use a wire fan grill. It really cuts down on fan noise.

benighted 1st February, 2006 09:26 AM

I'd use 120's for both the front and rear. Then maybe run them on a rheostat or 7 volts to be near silent.

booman 2nd February, 2006 07:35 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Man, I'm afraid the case may TAKE OFF! with such large fans.
Heres some new pics of the panel and installed hardware...
Attachment 16591

Attachment 16592

booman 7th February, 2006 07:32 PM

All right...
Here is the finished case:
Case Mod
No processor yet, but I do have a heatsink/fan ready to be installed.
I just ordered a Celeron 3.0Gig for my old computer and I will move its Pentium 4 2.6Gig hyperthreading to this one.
Both are 533 FSB.
When its all installed I will take some pics of the lights on too.
Enjoy

booman 20th February, 2013 06:26 PM

Wow, my first post in 2006, I still have this case too!
Now its on the shelf waiting for some new hardware... maybe I'll give it away.


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