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Jhonyb

Project: Simplicity - Working the Plexi - 13-03-2007

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Jhonyb    0

Hey

I wanted to buy a new case for my new parts, since money was lacking :P i decided, Well lets just try to mod her :)

Parts:

MSI 975X PowerUp Ed.

MSI Nvidia 8800GTS

Cooler Master HYPER Intel LGA775

CPU INTEL Core2Duo E6600

Samsung 1Gb DDR2 800 x2

Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty

WD Raptor 10k 74gb

WD 250GB 16Mb Cache SATA2 x2 (Raid0)

5x Cooler Master WhiteLED Fan 120mm

Seasonic M-12 700W

I would like you guys to criticize my work and tell me what you think so far, its my first mod ever. I took some ideas from ALOT of ppl in order to set my own.

So here it goes:

The parts (missing PSU)

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Dismounted case

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Marked to cut

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Cutting process

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Radgrilz 3x120mm will be on top

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Painting process (Black paint WAS CRAP but its done now i wont be fooled again)

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Primary on the aluminum sides

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Painting process II (Bourdeaux this is GOOD PAINT :D)

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Heres a Small update:

4\3 fully painted with the HDD's

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DVD-R \ DVD-ROM and Floppy

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My new cables ORANGE :D (Contrast of them with the black paint)

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Heres another update:

The Case Fully Painted

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Ok, here's another update on my workprogress:

The PSU cover in card:

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Mesh waiting to be bend to make same for has the card one:

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Mesh to be cut to fit the holes in the case:

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Mesh cut:

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Grill for the top:

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Painted screws for the back fans:

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Case Holders:

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Sanded side panels (rdy for another coat):

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Ready to cut plexi:

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Plexi roughly cut:

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Plexi + Painted top of case:

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Photo without flash so that you see that its a dark red and not orange :P

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Heres the Update:

PSU "hideout"

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Grilz!!!

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Grillzzzz!!! II

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Side Panel fully painted

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Side Panel fully painted II

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DVD \ HDD holder

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Thx guys :thumb:

Heres another small update, tomorow i have more time and im planing a bigger one :dremel:

Grill with 120 fans in place:

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Back fan (i think it looks pretty damn nice :D i didnt place the other bc i might need to take out the grill again)

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Plexi top:

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Plexi top on the top LOL

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Vinyl Carbon Fiber lookalike HAS ARRIVED beware dvd-r\rom\floopy :D

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PSU Hideout bolted (ye i know i dmged paint a bit, but MB will cover it and ill prolly give it another coat of paint in the end)

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Bolts i used

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Fan looks from the inside

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Holes covers (need to open bolt holes in case and make cable size holes on the covers with the size of them so i can better hide PSU cables)

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Painted the front aluminum also, it smeared a bit, thou its not fully dry, when it is ill just use some paint removal liquid to put it WAYYYYYYYYY better :)

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Here's a BIGGGGG Update, im on the verge of completing my mod, ill try to get it done this weekend. Thou i need my dad help on the connecting the LEDs part :thumb:

Mesh hole cover:

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Detail of screws:

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Vinyl Fiber Carbon applied :hip:

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LED holes opened:

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And covered with LED holders:

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Plexi for the other hole (Its crystal not white)

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With screws

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Detail (ill repaint the inside black again in the end of all the holes)

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Plexi cover ready to be drilled to put LEDs holders in it:

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Making holes for cables on the mesh cover

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Almost completed, just missing opening the holes in the plexi and soldering \ conecting the LEDS.

Plexi hole cover (need to find a way to make some circular holes in it)

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Mesh hole cover COMPLETED

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Top just needs a little triming and its done

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Front bars cleaned of the excess of paint

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Side Panel

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Top repainted

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Last coat of black paint

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UPDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Assembly process started... slowly :)

PSU Mesh Stealth ® ;)

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Plexi hole cover MAKING HOLES process lol

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Plexi hole cover with LEDS in place

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Assembly process ENGAGED:

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ALMOST ALMOST FINISHEDDDDDDDDDDD ;)

Led soldering process: (thx dad :rock: )

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Front bars in place :D

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Plexi Hole Cover

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(Yeh some scratchs ill try to user some scrathc remover)

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Top Leds

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ALMOST DONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :clap: :clap:

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Jhonyb    0

Ok im on the verge of finishing it, ive started to assemble it should be done today.

After some light polishing:

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Had to improvise a 4mm plexi to cover a huge gap that formed, i think it turned out well :)

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Assembling the front:

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Side with PSU:

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More to come today i hope all goes smoooooooooooooooooooooth

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Jhonyb    0

Ye back and top fans are White leds :) Also the leds i used are also white

JoaoFelippe, Alloy Front Bezel ??? can u explain me better or even post a link of what it is ? Já agora se és brasileiro eu sou português ;) abraço

Thx for all the comments guys, its almost finished! :D

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Jhonyb    0

After a long journey its FINISHED. Only a minor problem with 1 side panel that doesnt wanna close bc of the 24pin cable, ill sort it this evening when i take some pics at night to post here :D

Here we go for the Assembly process pics:

Core2Duo in place:

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Cooler in place:

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Motherboard in place:

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Connecting cables and straping them:

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Cables in place:

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Back

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Side Cables in place:

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This where taken in the morning, they arent very good pictures... and i was installing windows so didnt had much time, so ill take better pics this night. This ones are just for you guys to have a general view of the light effects :)

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Top with flash

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Side with flash

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\o/

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PSU MESHZ STEALTH ® in place

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Side Panel

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knud    129

You're "blocking" the cpu air flow.

I guess the 3 top fans are exhaust (blowing out) and the cpu cooler blows down wards.

Can you turn it 180degrees?

Or just a qwart (90degrees) see the 2 back fans suck the air out.

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