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"And we hid from God's sight [In The Metro]
And we were saved from His wrath
And He apparently decided that flushing us out wasn't worth the trouble
Then he went about his business or, perhaps, died.
While we stayed up on this used up and discarded Earth
And continued just going with it...
Going nowhere."


-Artyom, protagonist from Metro Last Light
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Intro

This project is going to be... different.

I''ll cut right to the chase - I plan on building a machine that will look like some sort of Soviet Missile Control. I was inspired by the game Metro Last Light (Long time fan of the series). I want it to look rugged, ghostly, and old as heck. I'm not very experienced with case modding, but I'm going to put my best foot forward and I hope that it turns out well smile.gif I'll even rice the OS a bit to look very Soviet-era rolleyes.gif

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Specs

  • Q8200
  • ASUS P5B Deluxe
  • 4x 2GB DDR2
  • 160GB HDD
  • Nvidia 8600
  • HiPower 350w
  • Dell heatsink

The build is really just a garbage rig (Save the P5B). I won't be OC'ing or gaming on it, as it will be running #! and will be used for school projects and general use. I would really care for it if I could get a better PSU or heatsink *cough*donations*cough*, but at the moment it just isn't in the budget for myself.


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To Do List:

  • Swap out the acrylic currently on the case
  • Fabricate a mesh front
  • Install a "big red button" (Looks like this) for the power
  • Install a "Military switch" (Looks like this) for controlling the vacuum tubes, which will serve as the lighting
  • Install this, and reprint all the writing in Russian
  • Install a small LED screen to display information of some sort (Not sure yet - GIMME IDEAS)
  • Custom paint job on the case and PSU
  • Add two little keyholes with matching keys that must be in and turned to power up the computer
  • Add some epic appliques from FrozenCPU

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Links to progress posts
Part 1: Custom Paint Job (Click to show)

I decided to do a few things as far as paint/color is concerned.

List of things I'd like to do:
  • Strip the case down to bare metal
  • Paint the fans red
  • Paint the cables black with red connectors (Tfw poor student lol)
  • Paint red logos (Such as "CCCP" and the Hammer & Sickle) on the case

Part 1a: Stripping down the case

Part 1b: Working on the PSU
Part 1c: Painting stuff on the case
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Well, thanks for checking out. This is going to be a big project for me over the next 2-3 months, and I hope that it comes out really swell. If you guys have ANY reccomendations please leave me a reply ITT. Thanks!
Edited by ilovepcgaming - 7/16/13 at 6:15pm
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Pretty unique! Pics would be great when possible thumb.gif
Edited by PoisonousRakija - 7/11/13 at 5:41am
   
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There will be an update later today! I plan on stripping the old paint job. I think bare metal with some artificial bang ups would look very nice, as it would look the most "Industrial" and official.

Of course, there will be a hammer and sickle! haha. Thanks for the comment though!
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Part 1a: Stripping the case down Warning Picture heavy! (Click to show)

The case was a unified black color. Part of it came from the factory, and must be sanded off (The side panels and the top panel), and the other portion was spraypainted by me.

The easy part would be removing the spraypaint. A little hint, for those who don't know, is to use some form of citric degreaser. It will pretty much remove spraypaint off anything with little to no issue.

Here are some pictures:



Just starting, this will take a little while haha!



Almost over!



Finally stripped down the entire chassis (Save the back, but that will never be seen)
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Just an idea:

you can apply camo first, then apply soviet-era logo with yellow-red strips behind the main logo, camo can be dark red, brown and a bit khaki (but do digital camo)

http://peacesymbol.org/favs/2011/July/PEACESYMBOLS.ORG/hammer_sickle_star_wreath.svg

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100416163708/althistory/images/thumb/b/b9/Flag_of_North_Japan.svg/800px-Flag_of_North_Japan.svg.png
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Hmm, camo. That's an interesting idea. But isn't digital a little.. new?

PS: You fellas wouldn't happen to know a place I could get Hammer & Sickle appliques/stickers, do you?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ilovepcgaming View Post

Hmm, camo. That's an interesting idea. But isn't digital a little.. new?

PS: You fellas wouldn't happen to know a place I could get Hammer & Sickle appliques/stickers, do you?

I'd try my local sign store. They print on all sorts of stuff so I'd imagine they'd be capable of making that for you. Just have fun explaining the hammer and sickle tongue.gif

Just thought I'd throw this in. Different than the flag but definately cool

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I'd try my local sign store. They print on all sorts of stuff so I'd imagine they'd be capable of making that for you. Just have fun explaining the hammer and sickle tongue.gif

Just thought I'd throw this in. Different than the flag but definately cool

I live in rural PA - the closest "Sign store" is likely a good 45 minutes away D:

Good thing I don't live in Poland, or any of the other Eastern European countries that banned the symbol haha!
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Yes, digital camo is new tech but i'm sure it's gonna look like great, also the pic above looks very good, some star shaped PS brush will do the cutting, you need a special sticker paper for printer and you're done
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subbed! looking forward to your mods!
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