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First Mod attempt - Super Lanboy

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Well...I started reading the site and I fell in love with the idea of modding a PC. But I figured I'd have a learning curve so I used an old case I had lying around. I asked my son (he's 12) what he wanted...he said he wanted it to be green. So the choice might not have been my first choice I'm new to this so please be gentle with me LOL.

I wanted to try out cable routing and repainting a case. I also swapped the original blue fans with green, and added a green cathode tube.

Here are a couple of shots of the PC before I started.

Here it is in it's old spot on the floor.


Pretty much your standard Super Lanboy case.


The cable routing mess on the inside.

And after some changes...

Here it is in it's new home. Unfortunately my flash overpowered my green glow The glow did turn out good, but can't get a picture that looks quite right.


Side shot. Cables are routed a bit better, though this board actually has lousy placement of some of the connections (ATX being one). You can kinda see where I cut out a few of the hard drive rails to allow for better airflow.


Here is a shot of the front of the case after painting. Man the flash really shows fingerprints Did manage to chip the paint putting the door back together. I should have clear coated...but the garage was darn cold


Here it is with the front door open.

Did I do ok for a first try? I feel ok about it, but I'm looking for pointers on what didn't turn out well. Thanks for your feedback.
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post #2 of 16
... you did great!

+, for a good mod, and for letting your Son choose the color.

P.S. Nice job on the cable management as well.
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post #3 of 16
Good job! My first case mod was a Super LANboy as well!
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dude + for you because you have my favorite case that i can no longer get my hands on..

and for the sexiest colors
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Nice colors mang! But I noticed something, no dual channel with the RAM? what's the deal with that?
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post #6 of 16
Nice!

The PSU cover was a nice touch too. You took a horrid color (sorry to your son, but that green's nasty! ), and really made it all come together.

Great work!
post #7 of 16
Great job for your first mod mate. Nice painting job !
post #8 of 16
You have the same PSU as me

Very nice! That's unbelievable for a first mod Turned out a whole lot better than my first. (see below)





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Originally Posted by J.Harris View Post
Nice colors mang! But I noticed something, no dual channel with the RAM? what's the deal with that?
Some motherboards don't have the 1, 2, 1, 2 setup. His looks (by color) to have 1,1, 2,2.

If I am wrong, someone please tell me because I don't want to think I know something and in reality do not. Thanks.
    
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post #10 of 16
very nice!
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