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Old 6th July, 2009, 01:49 AM
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Cube case build up

Well I have finally had a little time to start this long time dreamed about build. I had a few cases given to me and two of them are identical. Perfect for the case I want to build. I will take both cases and make them into one to be able to hold my present gear and water cooling stuff.

Here are a few teaser pics.

I will post a few more when I start the log.
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Old 6th July, 2009, 04:04 AM
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Oh boy, a new mod! Looks like you cold park the car in there.
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Old 6th July, 2009, 07:04 AM
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That's a good idea, Sam - I've never thought of putting two cases together like that.

Get the Dremel ready.
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Old 7th July, 2009, 06:35 AM
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The biggest decisions you will have to make are going to be regarding airflow...gotta make sure you don't have any "short-circuits" or dead spots.

Cigars work great for that purpose
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I'm not sure if you're familiar with them, but take a look at MountainMods.com for some inspiration and ideas!

You could get some serious cooling kit in there though!
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Yeah, Sam already knows that I lust after the MountainMods cases, I've mentioned them before. They're my personal favorites if I can ever get one here from there...
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Yeah, Sam already knows that I lust after the MountainMods cases, I've mentioned them before. They're my personal favorites if I can ever get one here from there...
If you just need someone here to ship it to you, I can do that..
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Old 13th July, 2009, 06:42 PM
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I'll keep that in mind.
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Old 15th July, 2009, 02:33 AM
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I'm partial to milled aluminum, or black anodized if the finish is right. I could see a nice black anodized front panel with a brushed finish and a plexi top...but if the top isn't going to be visible from where you stand the box then make windows in the sides instead.
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Old 15th July, 2009, 05:48 AM
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I'm using an old HP netserver cube that I hacked up and made my gear fit in a year or so ago.. It's not the prettiest thing in the world, but it was intended that way.. It's my murdered out mod, flat black box with a couple of splashes of brushed aluminum to break it up.. I'll get some pics up sometime..
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I guess it would be a rat rod case. While looking through the paint cabinet it was either mix a few different colors to come up with enough paint to put in the gun or use some of the quart of flat black.. Not being sure what the end color of the mixed paint would be I decided on flat black..

It's kind of along the same lines as yours all the drives, the pump and the power supply on one side, board and radiator on the other. My gear gets swapped so often that I'm not a big stickler on getting everything perfect, just so long as it's clean and out of the way..

Pics tonight.
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For some reason my camera doesn't want to power up. I took some pics with a disposable and dropped it off today. I'll pick them up on my way home tomorrow. It's 105 degrees and it rained this morning so I really have no interest in going back outside.
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Awesome Work Sam! I'm looking forward to more pictures.
Two cases allows so many configurations for hardware & fans. It also gives me a few ideas for a mod too.
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New post. I am deciding on what to do exactly on the top. I was thinking plexi or using the stock tops and installing windows. I will use bondo to fill the joint between. I want to use as much of the original cases as i can. I could wrap the whole thing in Plexi, wood or aluminum, but I do not feet that is where I want to go with this. The front will have to have a custom panel.
A plexi (or acrylic) outer shell would look insane.

Paint the cage inside with some UV paint, and make it glow!
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Got a little done this weekend. Not as much as I had hoped. I will get some pics up. Maybe a little more this week.
Well, this was posted in November. Any progress? Pics?
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Pics please.... Please....
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yea booman did this get finished?
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Maybe the inconveniences of life have stalled the project? Thumbs up, Samuknow!
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