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First Case Mod
MedicineBaby 
16/8/08 6:04:01 PM
Overlord

I have finally come around to doing my first case mod with an old Macron case which has been lying about for a couple of months now, and have got to work on it.

Unfortunately after getting so prepared and looking at other mods, I just wanted something basic and simple. New paint job, possibly even a window, the usual type of stuff from a first timer.

After waiting months to get the free time to do something finally got into it. With the camera next to me thinking that I would be able to keep a consistent worklog going, I was wrong. It was not until I did a rough paint job and looked down at the table and saw my camera was lying there and thought to myself, "Shit!". So have not kept an on going worklog or before pictures :( .

So first thing I did was pretty much lift the side panel and cut out a sizeable square to place a perspex window into. But after some thinking would like the case to be well ventilated, before it was quite poor at this, so might just put a mesh panel there instead. Unfortunately I just cannot find a place which sells u-channel (Gam Mods, but sold out :( ) that will tidy up the rough cut out from the side panel. So I might pop down to a local perspex supplier and get them to cut an edge piece or something to put on the side panel to cover up the dodgey edges and put the mesh panel behind it.

When thinking of what colors to use, I just thought something bright and stands out from the rest of the house :D. So chose an Orange and Yellow color scheme to work with. First thing was do some sanding here and there, clean it up extensively then get back to it. When that was done, primed the frame and panels. I painted the entire frame a vibrant Orange color and the faceplates Yellow. I need to do some touching up around the edges, still a rough paint job, but gives me a good idea of the final product.

Here are some pictures so far:

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg183/Medicinebaby/mod2.jpg

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg183/Medicinebaby/mod3.jpg

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg183/Medicinebaby/mod.jpg

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donkeyruler 
17/8/08 10:01:47 PM
Primarch

i like, i like! nice paint job, i tride giving my whole case a nice glossy black shine and failed miserably. lol

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MedicineBaby 
18/8/08 10:30:21 AM
Overlord

I used this random case as test for my painting skills XD

also to see what I could come up with in general.

So I am going to go out and buy a proper case I can do up soon, probably either an Antec 300 or a Cooler Master Centurion 5. They are about the same price, but can see that I could probably do a bit more mod work with the Antec 300.

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maccdaddy 
24/8/08 11:32:18 AM
Overlord

That's an insane color scheme, looks really good though!

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Electra 
27/8/08 11:57:33 PM
Serf

That looks good so far. Can't wait to see it when its finished. Its something I always wanted to do to.

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MedicineBaby 
28/8/08 9:32:54 AM
Overlord

I cannot find any rubber moulding to line the edges for where the perspex sheet would go. I have tried bunnings and gam mods is sold out of u-channel again :(

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G-relk 
29/8/08 5:53:38 PM
Champion

A: out of all the computer cases i have built in, the 900 has to take the cake for the worst for cable routing. plus, if you do too much too it it will look overdone, as its already got a window and such.

B: PC casegear should have some c strip.

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MedicineBaby 
29/8/08 10:38:15 PM
Overlord

Cheers for the heads up :D

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aaronbajado 
4/9/08 12:16:08 PM
Banned
it still looks good even that case is old. try adding a side acrylic panel then put 2 120mm led fans plus wire management. it will be awesome

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