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Okay so I've had this little line in my sig for like a year now Opteron Prime case mod blah-blah-blah. I originally picked up a silverstone Temjin 6 to mod and put a new AMD rig into... At the time the Opty 165 seemed to be the place to be.... My original goal was to have this sucker completed for this years case mod competition; I didn't meet that deadline.

That was the plan anyway.. The time has come however for a new compy and after having recently cleaned the Temjin of the P4 it was housing I've set off anew to build this thing into a mod to envy.

The last couple of weeks I have been ripping the Temjin apart, rivet by rivet (countless) and sanding and tweaking my original design ideas. I hope that through OC.n'ers persuasion I can get this baby back together in good time and finally step away from this deathly bottlenecking P4...

Without further adeu...



Before...

Some plans for the mod include rotating the HD bays (to display the raptors of course) and installing an access panel for them in the rear of the case. I'm also going to polish the steel exterior panels and apply a nice clear coat to get that mirror shine. 2 Rads will be mounted, one in the top 3 5 1/2" drive bays and another in the bottom; for the top rad I'm going to be designing a custom acrylic grill and back it with modders mesh. The interior will be a mix between a solid green with liberal shine, and a candied transparent green. The whole thing will be set off by a custom lighting setup and a few surprises to boot. This is highly ambitious (IMO) for a first time mod, so I hope I can keep it interesting for you fellas.
    
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First I began by stripping the case of everything. The TJ had a whole lot more to it than it appeared at first glance.


Afterwards I tackled the rivets and managed to pry off the top panel. Easy-off brand oven spray made the anodizing bubble off, leaving a fresh metal surface for me to sand on.

Enter the grits!

after a good amount of sanding I reached the finish I was looking for with the top piece.

I've also done the side.




    
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That is one good-looking case as it is...

hmmm... methinks this will be one killer mod!

Are you using a belt-sander, or are you doing the work by hand?
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That is one good-looking case as it is...

hmmm... methinks this will be one killer mod!

Are you using a belt-sander, or are you doing the work by hand?
All by hand brother, if you look at the pic of the sandpapers I have a rubber sanding block there that I've been dragging across the surfaces for at least 10 hours so far.
    
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*Doffs cap*

Old-world craftsmanship....excellent.

Don't get me wrong, I could not live without power tools... I love 'em.

Yeah...Wow...those panels look really nice.

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post #6 of 41
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I tore apart my Temjin's box ( hindsight is 20/20 ), and built a paint booth from it. .

I then laid a clear green coat. .

It looks a little better in person, my camera is kinda cruddy. I have a lot more painting to do.

    
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post #7 of 41
Like that case
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post #8 of 41
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Got some things painted, nearly completed with that actually.


I'm not sure about the steel panels, they're not quite as smooth as I wished...
but I may just completely redo those (again) I'm exploring alternatives too.

I got a few things in the mail today...

Look at that fan!! Going to have a heck of a time fitting it in the case (but it'll be fun)....




    
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post #9 of 41
ooohhh... BIG fan!

...and a Fuzion!

What is in the smaller D-Tek box?
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
ooohhh... BIG fan!

...and a Fuzion!

What is in the smaller D-Tek box?
The Fuzion GPU block.
    
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