Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Idea for a Crysis case
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Idea for a Crysis case - Page 2

post #11 of 111
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TLHarrell View Post

For now, don't worry about what you can or cannot fabricate. Concentrate on your design, and how you want it to look. I can easily write up a step by step for any technique you're interested in using. I'm looking into doing that anyway for on my new FB page that I'm currently setting up for my modding.

The overall shape of your case is fairly conservative. It'd be pretty easy to build. I'd suggest making a frame out of 8020 or Misumi aluminum extrusion. You can then simply bolt the outer panels to the frame. All the internal stuff would mount either directly to the extrusions, or to aluminum plates attached to the extrusions. Pretty simple, and can be done with the most basic tools.

I certainly don't mind helping out if there's anything you need. Happy to support a newcomer to modding.

Nothing really to screw up either... take a practice shot at things you're not fully up to speed on. Use a small piece of scrap acrylic to try out the technique. Always test like this when trying new things. It'll show you how the process works and you can relax and enjoy the process without the worry of screwing anything up.

Well, there is always something as a budget. And mine's pretty low at the moment.
I realy appreciate your help btw!
For a case, I'd just take a standard case I have here at home, and start building and adjusting from that case, does that sound ok? wink.gif
Sleeving Gallery
(11 photos)
  
Reply
Sleeving Gallery
(11 photos)
  
Reply
post #12 of 111
Sounds fine. Most people do that. A good trick I use is to take a few photos of the case, side, front, opposite side, and front/left at an angle. Drop the pics into GIMP (or Photoshop) and crank up the brightness to like 75%. Print out on regular paper. You can then easily sketch over top of the case on the paper.

Acrylic is pretty cheap if you get it online from sources like Delvie's. Other parts, like 8020 extrusion, you can find on EBay. Keeping on a budget is good. My latest order from Newegg which arrived yesterday was $1600, and I still need to order a GPU... and then later there will be water cooling... but I don't have a budget for that yet. There are things you can do for not a lot of money. It doesn't necessarily cost a lot of money to make some pretty sweet mods. Just take your time, see how things go together, and see what will work with what you have, and where you want to make changes. Most of all, have fun with it.
post #13 of 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liradon View Post

Hey all!

This is my first idea ever for a full case mod. I have the idea to simply integrate Crysis into a case.

Here you can see the side window, which is made out of cells, just as the armor suite.


On the top, I'd put a screen which displays temps.
4 buttons to adjust fan speeds.
The red thing is actually based on the helmet of the suite. The googles look exactly the same. This is just a form, cut out of the case, and behind it is a red reservoir of your watercooling loop.
on the front of the case, left and right of the 5,25" bays, there are 2 leds on the top and bottom. Also a reference to the suite.

Any comments? tips?

If you don't like it, just go ahead and criticize me, I can take it tongue.gif. I want to know if I should continue on this idea.

I like the window idea, I would want the cells to be visible as cells (if that makes any sense) to stick with the suits theme.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TLHarrell View Post

I'll drop this in here for some inspiration. It's white acrylic, and most of the lighting comes from the back side through the acrylic. Pretty easy to do, and looks cool. The logo is lit by a mess of LEDs.


That is nice!
SKYnet
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel I7 4930K @ 4.6ghz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX 970 EVGA GTX 970 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws X 4x4gb 1.5tb WD Caviar Green SATA Samsung 840 EVO 250gb SSD HP USB DVD 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec Kuhler 650 ThermalRight True Spirit 140 Power Windows 10 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung 240 HD TOC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Lycosa PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910 NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black It clicks.............. 
Mouse Pad
IKEA $1 pad 
  hide details  
Reply
SKYnet
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel I7 4930K @ 4.6ghz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX 970 EVGA GTX 970 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws X 4x4gb 1.5tb WD Caviar Green SATA Samsung 840 EVO 250gb SSD HP USB DVD 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec Kuhler 650 ThermalRight True Spirit 140 Power Windows 10 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung 240 HD TOC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Lycosa PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910 NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black It clicks.............. 
Mouse Pad
IKEA $1 pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 111
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TLHarrell View Post

Sounds fine. Most people do that. A good trick I use is to take a few photos of the case, side, front, opposite side, and front/left at an angle. Drop the pics into GIMP (or Photoshop) and crank up the brightness to like 75%. Print out on regular paper. You can then easily sketch over top of the case on the paper.

Acrylic is pretty cheap if you get it online from sources like Delvie's. Other parts, like 8020 extrusion, you can find on EBay. Keeping on a budget is good. My latest order from Newegg which arrived yesterday was $1600, and I still need to order a GPU... and then later there will be water cooling... but I don't have a budget for that yet. There are things you can do for not a lot of money. It doesn't necessarily cost a lot of money to make some pretty sweet mods. Just take your time, see how things go together, and see what will work with what you have, and where you want to make changes. Most of all, have fun with it.

You, sir, are too kind smile.gif these are some awesome tips, thanks!
I approve this message wink.gif!
Edited by Liradon - 5/22/13 at 1:24pm
Sleeving Gallery
(11 photos)
  
Reply
Sleeving Gallery
(11 photos)
  
Reply
post #15 of 111
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTHMfreak View Post

I like the window idea, I would want the cells to be visible as cells (if that makes any sense) to stick with the suits theme.

Probably makes sense, but I don't understand what you mean tongue.gif
Sleeving Gallery
(11 photos)
  
Reply
Sleeving Gallery
(11 photos)
  
Reply
post #16 of 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liradon View Post

Probably makes sense, but I don't understand what you mean tongue.gif
So it looks like a honeycomb


Problem is how to do it and have it look good. You could etch into the clear acrylic, or you could take a completely clear side panel and block out with an overlay that has lighting behind it
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 100
SKYnet
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel I7 4930K @ 4.6ghz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX 970 EVGA GTX 970 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws X 4x4gb 1.5tb WD Caviar Green SATA Samsung 840 EVO 250gb SSD HP USB DVD 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec Kuhler 650 ThermalRight True Spirit 140 Power Windows 10 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung 240 HD TOC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Lycosa PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910 NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black It clicks.............. 
Mouse Pad
IKEA $1 pad 
  hide details  
Reply
SKYnet
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel I7 4930K @ 4.6ghz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX 970 EVGA GTX 970 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws X 4x4gb 1.5tb WD Caviar Green SATA Samsung 840 EVO 250gb SSD HP USB DVD 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec Kuhler 650 ThermalRight True Spirit 140 Power Windows 10 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung 240 HD TOC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Lycosa PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910 NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black It clicks.............. 
Mouse Pad
IKEA $1 pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 111
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTHMfreak View Post

So it looks like a honeycomb

Problem is how to do it and have it look good. You could etch into the clear acrylic, or you could take a completely clear side panel and block out with an overlay that has lighting behind it

Maybe I could just cut the outline of the whole window out of the sidepanel, then cut cell pieces out of the big piece I cut out of the side panel, and glue these pieces on an acrylic window with some space between them so they look like cells and not like a honeycomb?
Sleeving Gallery
(11 photos)
  
Reply
Sleeving Gallery
(11 photos)
  
Reply
post #18 of 111
Damm you guys should send these mods to crytech! Holly cow any of u guys feel like working on my case??? Man does that look sharp! biggrin.gif
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
amd fx 6100 asus m5a97 msi radeon 6970 Msi radeon 6970  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair vengence BLUE  baracuda seagate 7200 rpm asus sata 24x drw thermaltake contac 30 cpu cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 64 bit LG 26 inch led 1900x1080 resolution logitech mk 260 coolermaster 750 watt gx bronze 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
coolermaster 430 elite logitech mk 260 logitech mk 260 sony reciver hooked up to asus optical port 
OtherOther
2 blue cathode lights and 4 coolmax blue led f... Modright sleeved blue molex to sata x 4  
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
amd fx 6100 asus m5a97 msi radeon 6970 Msi radeon 6970  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair vengence BLUE  baracuda seagate 7200 rpm asus sata 24x drw thermaltake contac 30 cpu cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 64 bit LG 26 inch led 1900x1080 resolution logitech mk 260 coolermaster 750 watt gx bronze 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
coolermaster 430 elite logitech mk 260 logitech mk 260 sony reciver hooked up to asus optical port 
OtherOther
2 blue cathode lights and 4 coolmax blue led f... Modright sleeved blue molex to sata x 4  
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 111
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nz3777 View Post

Damm you guys should send these mods to crytech! Holly cow any of u guys feel like working on my case??? Man does that look sharp! biggrin.gif

I approve this message! tongue.gif
TLHarrel's got some nice skills, don't u think? redface.gif
Sleeving Gallery
(11 photos)
  
Reply
Sleeving Gallery
(11 photos)
  
Reply
post #20 of 111
Oh hell yeah he does! Iam a custom painter and i can tell u this guy has an eye and special hand for this stuff! & alot of imagination which is most important iny opinion. Iam,honerd to be among such talanted people
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
amd fx 6100 asus m5a97 msi radeon 6970 Msi radeon 6970  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair vengence BLUE  baracuda seagate 7200 rpm asus sata 24x drw thermaltake contac 30 cpu cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 64 bit LG 26 inch led 1900x1080 resolution logitech mk 260 coolermaster 750 watt gx bronze 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
coolermaster 430 elite logitech mk 260 logitech mk 260 sony reciver hooked up to asus optical port 
OtherOther
2 blue cathode lights and 4 coolmax blue led f... Modright sleeved blue molex to sata x 4  
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
amd fx 6100 asus m5a97 msi radeon 6970 Msi radeon 6970  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair vengence BLUE  baracuda seagate 7200 rpm asus sata 24x drw thermaltake contac 30 cpu cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 64 bit LG 26 inch led 1900x1080 resolution logitech mk 260 coolermaster 750 watt gx bronze 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
coolermaster 430 elite logitech mk 260 logitech mk 260 sony reciver hooked up to asus optical port 
OtherOther
2 blue cathode lights and 4 coolmax blue led f... Modright sleeved blue molex to sata x 4  
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Case Mods
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Idea for a Crysis case