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post #1 of 27
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Hi all,
New here. I'm planning a case mod for my current case, Cooler Master Elite 330. I draw some rough ideas using AI to give me an idea of the design.

Original Case:


Planned Mod Example:


Mock Up Side Panel View:


Mod Details
Carbon Fibre Wrap
Acrylic Window(Green)
Interior Case Lighting(Green)
Top Blowhole

For the nVidia text, I will have the text custom made in MDF. I will then prime and spray them in high gloss chrome. My original idea was to wrap the text in chrome wrap, but I don't think I'll be able to wrap it all neatly to fit the text tight.

The window will be fitted using chrome glossy bolts. I also plan to cut a blowhole on the top of the case and fit a green led fan to match the theme.

This is only my second case mod, the last one being fairly simple. See below for my old case. My first case mod was a simple respray(including sanding and priming for a glossy finish). And the window.



Just want your thoughts on my new case mod and maybe some tips.
post #2 of 27
why you went with the 45 angle logo ? if its because you cant see well the stuff inside the case , you could ask someone to invert the logo to fit the idea .... the chrome screws that holds the logo kinda looks cheappy lol , just glue it and make it stealth biggrin.gif , and go easy on the carbon fiber wrap , too much make it look overdone , you could use it on the inside of the case and maybe use a plexi glass and hide the PSU , HDD and Optical bays , and wrap it in carbon fiber ... it has been done and looks cool , at least for me tongue.gif


someone with good photoshop skills can help u out , asking wont hurt wink.gif
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post #3 of 27
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Not sure what you mean by "45 degree angle logo"? If you mean instead of the normal way round, then I chose to place it at that angle for a better interior view. I will have a place with the angle. I have fairly good experience with PSP and AI, so inverting the logo won't be a problem.

I love the idea of hiding the bays and psu, didn't think of that! Will try some designs.

[EDIT]
Did you mean something like this angel?

Edited by sebmeikle - 2/2/13 at 4:39pm
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Proposed case front design:


Original:
post #5 of 27
scrap the physical text and have it either etched into the window or buy a decal, use the nvidia edition CM 690 ii for inspiration

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-690-ii-advanced-nvidia-edition-black-green-mid-tower-case-with-usb-30?utm_source=google+shopping&utm_medium=google+shopping
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Hmm, I suppose there's no real need for the text. Plus it will save me some money. This is all being done on a very tight budget(family and kids, ha).
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anyway, sub'd
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Interesting, sub'd smile.gif
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I will soon be placing the orders for my case mod. I would like to advice on the materials and tools I have chosen. Also, if I have missed anything let me know.

Materials:

1 x Carbon Fibre Vinyl 300mm x 750mm (Green)
1 x Carbon Fibre Vinyl 500mm x 1520mm (Black)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200801892626

1 x 22mm AV Switch Black / Green Ring (Power)
http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_2208.html

1 x 16mm AV Switch Black / Green Ring (Reset)
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Push-Button-16mm-Aluminum-Black-Green-Ring-Lighting-5pin_19495.html

1 x 5mm Chrome LED Holder (HDD LED)
http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_2212.html

5 x White Diffused LED (Using 1 for HDD LED)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380416482518

1 x 500mm x 250mm Aluminium Sheet (For front bezel, will use existing bezel frame and replace mesh)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/aluminium-sheet-plate-500mm-x-250mm-x-0-5mm-/251208610295?pt=UK_BOI_Metalworking_Milling_Welding_Metalworking_Supplies_ET&hash=

1 x 3mm Green Acrylic 400 x 400mm
http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?cPath=60_158&products_id=1052

2 x 10mm UV Green Cable Braid - Sleeving *Dense Weave*
http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?cPath=60_94_172&products_id=1389

2 x 4mm UV Green Cable Braid - Sleeving *Dense Weave*
http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?cPath=60_94_172&products_id=1434

2 x 10mm Black Cable Braid - Sleeving *Dense Weave*
http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?cPath=60_94_172&products_id=333

2 x Heatshrink Black 2:1
http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_999907.html

Not fully decided on the sizes I need for this. Basically going to braid all cables in Black/Green theme.


Tools:
1 x 16mm Holesaw (For AV Switch Hole)
1 x 22mm Holesaw (For AV Switch Hole)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1508685699967

1 x 8mm Metal Drill Bit
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SINGLE-HSS-LONG-SERIES-METAL-DRILL-BITS-6mm-8mm-/260759052380?pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&var=&hash=item3cb673605c

1 x 80mm Holesaw (For Top Blowhole)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/80mm-Diameter-Draper-Expert-Quality-Bi-Metal-Holesaw-Hole-Cutter-Metal-Cutting-/380452243786?pt=UK_Hand_Tools_Equipment&hash=item5894b8894a

1 x 3M Scotch Clear Mounting Tape
Hopefully I can find this somewhere thats IN STOCK! This stuff is like gold dust in the UK.
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For sleeving individual wires use 3mm braid
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