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My first case mod - Dragon

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Hello all,

I wanted to share my first case mod. I have been overclocking since I got my Packard Bell P150 back in '97. BTW, that cost me $3200 with 24MB RAM, printer, and 17" Sony monitor.... heh. But I had never modded my case or done anything to augment it.

Alright, I decided it was time to upgrade. So I bought all the parts, which are listed in my sig except for the MB. But I didn't want the same case. So I decided to mod it. At the time I had a SOYO Dragon2 MB.... and I will never buy SOYO again since I went through TWO MB's before just getting a Biostar MB, but I did and still do like the Dragon design. I wanted to mod that into my case.

First the logo:



I took that and used GIMP to make a stencil:


After that I traced it onto the case and began cutting:










And the stencil and case together:


Then I needed to drill holes for the rivets for the plexiglass that would go behind the logo:




Here is the case before the paint job:


Next the paint job:


Now I also cut a hole in the front to mount a grill and fan. Here is the final result:






And while some have already seen this, here it is in my newly remodeled office:


It took me a couple weeks from start to finish. I am pretty proud of the Dragon... even if I don't like SOYO anymore. =/

So there is it.... be gentle with the critiques. =)

-madban
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post #2 of 24
WOW! Very nice job!!! Outstanding TBH!

The edges are rough, but that's how it's supposed to look and I LOVE it!!!
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Awesome work man!!!
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I like it and the red glow , everything I own is blue my laptop my desktop ( plus the LED lights ) my mouse my external dvd drive. Funny thing is I don't even like the color blue red is my favorite ;/. good work!
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Beautiful, nice work!
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nice, i've always wanted to mod the side of mine. just a question, how do you make the edges not rough?
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Originally Posted by RAtSAcK View Post
nice, i've always wanted to mod the side of mine. just a question, how do you make the edges not rough?
Filing. . . lots and a lots and lots of filing. . .

oh, and sanding. . lots and lots and lots of sanding. . .
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nice job!
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Filing. . . lots and a lots and lots of filing. . .

oh, and sanding. . lots and lots and lots of sanding. . .
I used a pneumatic drill with a metal grinding bit. I had to be very careful on some of the more detailed parts, like the dragon's eye. Plus a couple coats of paint help smooth the edges.
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hmmm, very nice man, impressive and came out clean too..
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