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I am going to start new modding on HP Blackbird 002 case, it's one of the best case I've ever seen in my life since it released back in 2007! Last time I couldn't afford that case, and finally found it from craigslist for $250, it even came with all parts and in perfect condition like brand new! So I decided to buy it and mod to make it to GeForce Blackbird with GeForce theme! I have been modding several case mostly, here's my previous pictures of my modding case:

My first mod project:
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Dragon Blood work log: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1494124

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NWware Exquisite work log: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1694521

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GeForce LAN Box work log: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1729848

Yup that would be my 3rd time "Nvidia" theme, I am hardcore nvidia fan and love their color! Here's some pictures of HP Blackbird 002 before start modding it.
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I am currently in process with modding this week, starting with remove all parts, body piece to get ready for powder coat black on interior steel case, also changing mod led light from white to green. Going to sell all old hardware parts and upgrade to latest hardware parts.
     
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post #2 of 14
Nice... you have some great systems there! Subbed!
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post #3 of 14
Always loved the look of these cases... to bad they were crazy expensive.

Good find man!
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Great find. I have been searching for Lian Li PC V1100 but they are damn expensive. I am going to be following this build:thumb:
post #5 of 14
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Just sold all the old parts for over $360 on amazon.com and ebay then bought this case for only $250! I make $110 from that and decided to use it for powder coating. But I still have Power Supply and All in One watercooling, might sell this as well.

Here's a picture of inside case before seperate it, getting ready for powder coating.





All body removed



Yup lot of pieces!







Removed all steel parts to be prepared for powder coating



WOW! 2 days later, I got that package from powder coating for only $100!



They did a great job!



Ordered 3mm Green Led to replacing white led from case and 1/8 black rivets to get all part back together.



All back on





Now working on led lights





Unfortunately I am not happy with that color, I was expecting more like neon green (like Nvidia's color). Might replace with other led color but having difficult time to find neon green 3mm led. Will keep looking for that kind of color.







Now work on ordering cable sleeving for PSU, I am planning on getting UV green wiring and black sleeving look like this



I still am not sure what parts to order yet, really want GTX Titan black, but too expensive. Prefer have 3 way sli make it look awesome in case with this SLi Bridge like this.



I had hard time to find that kind SLi Bridge, hope find one soon and might order 3 780 or 780 ti as well.

To Be Continued.....
     
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Ever think about going with the 780 classified?
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There are so many Nvidia options TBH... You could get a Regular Titan, Ti or even a 780... If you have the budget then I'd get 3 Tis...

I love this case man... can't wait to see whats gonna happen!
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Did you powder coat your case at some online place or a local place?
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Ever think about going with the 780 classified?

No I prefer Nvidia's reference card with GeForce light logo.
     
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Did you powder coat your case at some online place or a local place?

From local.
     
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