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Extreme Makeover: Beige Box Edition

post #1 of 14
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Now just to give you guys some before and after...




Thats what the case looked like when I bought it off of craigslist.


Sanded down all the crap.


Primed down all the crap.


Painted all that crap beautiful computing glory.


Cut the case window. Really bad because i used scissors. I ended up masking the lexan about 1/2" and painting to cover up the ugliness.


Closer!!!

Now the finished producto...




Thats what it looks like about 10 feet away. very bright.

So how'd I do?
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post #2 of 14
Nice job, no need for a night light to scare away the boogey man. (a touch too bright for me, but it's not mine). I have the same or very similair case in storage, so it's nice to see the "cheaper" cases being modded.

A question though, maybe more a statement... I wonder why people prime the panels sometimes, before making their cuts. Seems a waste of primer to me, even if it's not much.
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post #3 of 14
ohh nice paint job
    
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post #4 of 14
Red+green+blue not to my liking personally, but its a nice mod nonetheless!
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post #5 of 14
looks good, the light is a little bright though. i used to have that same mouse too. is that the mx300? lol
post #6 of 14
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mx700

pwnt by 400.
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post #7 of 14
Nice, now the case looks decent now. Not like one you would find at grandmas house.
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post #8 of 14
cant tell you the last time i saw a case without a rear exhaust. decent mod tho............
    
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post #9 of 14
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Actually I have a problem with that...

I NEED a rear exhaust. As I plan on doing This mod for the front.

Here's my back panel. anyone wanna bust open MSpaint and see where one might go?


Thats really the only place, but it would be quite tought, considering there's a little bitty bout 1/2" step thing in the middle of the fan... What do you all think?
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post #10 of 14
how about down by the unused PCI slots? Realising that heat rises, but that's what I'm planning for a mod. Putting the fan in there. Less work to hack up the case that way.
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