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Ideas and Suggestions for my Deathproof case mod

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Hello,

Although I am not new to the DIY world, and have been reading modding forums and all for a while, I have never done a big mod preject yet. I've done minor modding with lighting and fans, but nothing major.
I'm building me a new PC since mine died a couple years ago and all I've had since then was a laptop that is also on it's last breath now.
I got a Corsair Carbide 400R, and I want it to mod it to look like the deathproof car from the movie


What I was thinking about doing is cutting a window on the side panel (I found some chrome edge moulding that would look great) and spray painting the skull and lightning bolts on the other side panel. I want to do something on the front, like replacing the existing mesh in front of the fans with a chrome one, to make it look more like a grill, and maybe put some LED's to make it look like headlights (I saw some pictures of someone that did a race car mod that looked awesome, can't find it now, but I'll look for it).

I'm looking for ideas and suggestions on how to do that, and on what to do on the inside. with sleeving, should I go with black, white, silver or chrome? Also, does anyone knows of a place in the Orlando area that could do the cutting of the window for me?
I have a Dremel, but I didn't bring it with me when I moved and I don't wanna have to buy a new one just for that, besides, I live in a small apt with two roommates, so not much space for that.

Thanks! =D

EDIT - Found some pics of the case I was talking about http://www.mnpctech.com/casemodblog/2012/06/20/ready-to-race-dirt-showdown-fx-8150-gaming-pc-for-amd-giveaway/
Edited by ClaRazzle - 10/17/12 at 10:44pm
post #2 of 5
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Update: I decided to go with the Chrome sleeving. Just ordered some from FURRYLETTERS =]
Also bought my PSU, an Antec EarthWatts EA-750, and some fans, can't wait till it all gets here, so I can start! =D
And I got this to add to the front, it kinda looks like a speedometer =P
post #3 of 5
honestly, im a fan of the "less is more" approach to modding tongue.gif not a fan of when cases end up looking like alien space ships.

IMO, i would just paint the whole case mat black, and give it a weathered look around the edges. get a stencil of the skull/cross lightning bolts and paint it in white on the side of the case (the side with no grill) and keep two bright white LED fans in the front.
    
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Hey, it's been a while since I've been here, school's kept me pretty busy ant then I went away on holiday for a while. But now I'm back and I want to finish the modding part so I can build the insides of my rig!
I went to an auto parts store and found some cool things, and I want some suggestions biggrin.gif
Here are some pics

I bought those LED's from Furryletters, thinking to use them to resemble headlights


which one look better, the one above, or the one bellow?


Also, should I cover my PSU

with this?
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Furthermore, I've started some sleeving, I did the fans, here's a pic of two of them, the one one the left is how I got them from Performancepcs.com and the one on the right is after I removed the sleeving it came with and re-sleeved it myself, with sleeving from Furryletters


this is the temp monitor I posted a couple posts above, sleeved


And this is the Liam-Li I/O ports thingy I got, I could only sleeve the sata cable, because I didn't have the proper pin remover to be able to sleeve the rest of them



Originally, I planned to sleeve all the cables with the chrome sleeving, but it is harder to work with than other types, so I will sleeve the PSU with black sleeving and use the chrome on the rest
Please let me know what you think so far, and give me your suggestions, this is my first mod, and I appreciate any help thumb.gif
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