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Hello Overclock.net readers,

Introduction:
My name is Stef and my alias is Cygnitr0n. Cygnitr0n is a combination of Cygnus X, Nitro and Tron. And I'm from Holland. So already I will appologize in front if the Englisch is not correct.




Let me begin:
After a few moments of thoughts and seeing some of the builds here on Bit-Tech.net. I became inspirid and now I'm planning a new project. I don't want a normal case for my PC anymore. And after building the "Obsidian Carnage" , modding my HTPC and modding the Antec Darkfleet, I was getting more experienced with the modding. So, I wanted to leap forward and making myself a real case mod.

Inspiration:
I've been inspired by the old retro look and I want to make the old, new again and bring it back in the future. But afterall in a whole new inside and purpose. It's will be a shame to let this old thing go to waste. Afterall it is a sort of legacy. I was searching for something old, nice, good looking and it must be big enough for a small PC. And I found it, a Philips BX480A.

Because I really like a nostalgic look, I will preserve it in this build. Afterall it's a MOD so I will make a few changes along the way. If it's necessary.

The Project:
It will not be a project that I would build in a short timeframe. Because this build is delicate and needs time. I want it to be perfect and restore it for a whole new purpose.

So I will give you an idea how it looks and what I'm going to Mod. This project is called "1949" and has no real name yet. The "1949" stands for the builddate from this old Radio.

Hardware:
It's gonna be an mITX build with HTPC/Media PC potentials. And I'm going to work with a lot of copper. So that was the story for my idea. Hopefully I will bring this old Radio back to life with his new purpose in the 21st Century.

And here is a picture from the old Philips BX480A.
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More pictures coming.
Edited by Cygnitr0n - 3/22/13 at 1:39pm
post #2 of 119
Very cool idea! Sub smile.gif
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post #3 of 119
Welcome to OCN and I can't wait to see what you do. Sounds pretty stinkin' cool.
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post #4 of 119
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Very cool idea! Sub smile.gif
Thanks Viski! Nice that you wan't to follow this.
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Welcome to OCN and I can't wait to see what you do. Sounds pretty stinkin' cool.
Thank you very much Thenk83. I'm glad you like my idea. Some people around me thinks I'm nuts taking this radio apart biggrin.gif
post #5 of 119
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Update!

I have taken the time to make a few nice pictures in his original state. The photo's are shot with a Canon 1000D. check it out.

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Hopefully you think it's nice. It's now 63 Years old!
post #6 of 119
Look at the size of everything lol, seriously it is very nice, Subbed, cant wait already!
     
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post #7 of 119
ohhh mannnnn soooo cool. its going to be awesome i personally would have a heck of a time bringing myself to rip it apart. i cant wait to see it when its finished
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post #8 of 119
This is actually a very interesting project! Haha, just the thought of a HTPC/Media center in that old radio brings up lots of ideas too!

Subbed for sure
post #9 of 119
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Originally Posted by charleybwoy View Post

Look at the size of everything lol, seriously it is very nice, Subbed, cant wait already!
Yeah, it is big is it. smile.gif And can't wait either!
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Originally Posted by ELEKTRIK_BLUE View Post

ohhh mannnnn soooo cool. its going to be awesome i personally would have a heck of a time bringing myself to rip it apart. i cant wait to see it when its finished
And that's exactly what I'm gonna do. And register everything with photo's
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Originally Posted by SilentStrike View Post

This is actually a very interesting project! Haha, just the thought of a HTPC/Media center in that old radio brings up lots of ideas too!
Subbed for sure
Glad to be inspiring already! biggrin.gif
post #10 of 119
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Originally Posted by Cygnitr0n View Post

Glad to be inspiring already! biggrin.gif

Actually tongue.gif You're inspiring me for you build mostly! but still. You're awaking the creative nut in me maybe! wink.gif
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