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So I have this CM Storm Enforcer that I really like overall. But, I was looking some mods of all kinds of cases, and I fell on this one :
http://www.mnpctech.com/casemodblog/2011/10/29/cooler-master-call-of-duty-mw3-pc-case-mod/

I think it's an epic mod, whether you like CoD or not, but I was wondering, is it possible to buy those cases. Maybe not that specific one, but nice custom cases, and for how much?

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Generally you will have to hire someone to do the work for you. Check out CyberDruid, he is an artisan here and does some very nice work.
http://www.overclock.net/f/231/cyberdruidpc
There are others too if you look around the artisans area or in the case mod sections. You could try to get http://www.mnpctech.com to do something for you but I think they mainly do stuff for major vendors.

EDIT: I just noticed that CyberDruid is no longer taking on new work
http://www.overclock.net/t/1065648/accepting-custom-case-work-edit-done-for-now
which is too bad.

I don't know of any place that sells cases like that pre-made. They are usually one off pieces of work. Try posting something in the artisans forum if you have something specific in mind.
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How much does is cost, approx?

EDIT : MNPCTECH looks like a nice site, but their store only has accessories.
Edited by greenhold - 4/27/12 at 1:46pm
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How much does is cost, approx?

Depends on the level of effort that goes into it, how close you are with the modder, and what materials are needed, and what tools are available. For example, Bill has his own shop and a lot of modding materials others simply cannot easily attain. He has various professional cutting and air paint tools and other impressive equipment and materials at hand. It would be cheaper for him to make a modded case. Then you have MurderMods whose cases can easily run you a few grand for simplistic looking modded TJ07's. Cyberdruid's mods were especially impressive as well. I recalled a lot of them being done by more basic tools. The great late Syrillian was a master modder and case maker without much of the fancy tools other lesser modders had. I would say that unless the person is doing it for free and you are just paying for materials, a high level custom case would be easily a 3-4 grand for labor, materials, and machine usage.

To give you an idea... for powdercoating that involves special colors and effects, a full sized ATX case would run around $400 as the company has to special order enough quantity for just the case as opposed to the discounted bulk amount they typically do for popular colors. After getting the colors, people have to spend time plugging up holes or they will be sealed. Then they have to spend additional manpower getting a few pieces sprayed and baked. Unlike basic colors where they can spray and bake multiple pieces at once, specially colored cases (especially two tone cases) will occupy the spray line and oven and it will be unavailable for that time for other pieces. Now if it is just for something basic like gloss white or matte black, the price can drop to as low as $50-60 sometimes.

Cutting is the same thing. Someone who has to cut with a dremel for instance, while have a higher labor cost than someone who owns a jigsaw, who will have a higher labor cost, than a laser cutter or CNC mill. Likewise, a auto body shop will charge less for a paint job than someone who has to use spray cans and slowly wait and apply each laborious layer. Who the modder is in terms of costs is probably the most important factor.
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Ok, thanks for all that info. And so I guess the guy named Bill owns Mnpctech or has its own store?

And a design for a case such as : BF3 Case http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=217963 would be easily around 400-500$. Although, this one uses spray cans, so maybe it's less?

rep+ btw biggrin.gif great info
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Ok, thanks for all that info. And so I guess the guy named Bill owns Mnpctech or has its own store?
And a design for a case such as : BF3 Case http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=217963 would be easily around 400-500$. Although, this one uses spray cans, so maybe it's less?
rep+ btw biggrin.gif great info

Yeah, Bill is the owner of the shop. He didn't even do too much with that case. It was really mostly air brushing artwork. Some of his older projects are much more impressive.
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Who the modder is in terms of costs is probably the most important factor.

This is definitely true. Price will vary depending on who is doing it, so if you start asking around you will get a better idea of the total cost. Expect it to be quite expensive, though, unless you can find someone who is just starting out and really wants to grow their portfolio.
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