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[Project] Stacker 810 'Firefight'

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*** This project was initially named 'Panzer' ***
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Got a CM stacker 810 for my new build due to commence within few weeks.
I chose it for its size (possible WC in future ) and plain looks -> perfect modding canvas

I plan to use lot of modders mesh and red acrylic. The color scheme will be black & red.
I want to have some red LED lighting but do not plan to have LED fans...just to be different
The case will be divided into 4 thermal zones: PSU, SLI, CPU and HD

First up i posted few diagrams showing plans for the mod - wish me luck

Thanks for looking.




Both acrylic and mesh will be used to define different thermal zones - mesh is not shown in the images..to difficult


Edited by EuroFix - 7/6/08 at 8:40am
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post #2 of 1083
"Solid"

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Oh! ...and welcome to OCN.
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Looks great, can't wait for pics
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Here u can find photos of all project milestones.
There are/will be lot of photos in this thread so to benefit casual visitors to this thread only the important photos are featured in this post.
Most photos in this thread are 800x600












































































Edited by EuroFix - 3/20/09 at 6:49pm
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post #5 of 1083
I like it! So why is it called panzer may I ask?
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post #6 of 1083
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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
I like it! So why is it called panzer may I ask?
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Because I intend to use lot of mesh and I am going for that heavy and dark armoured look with 'sinister' red LED accents- I guess we'll see how I go...
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Today I am presenting conceptual design for air intakes.
The front one will have fans recessed well into the case.
I intend to get red LED fans, remove the fan part and use the lit up shroud for the front part of the intake.
Fan guards and dust filters will be used.
I will try to repeat the design for the top and rear intakes
except for the wind tunnel due to obvious space restriction in the other areas.

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post #8 of 1083
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OK its time for me to get things going.

First I will take apart the whole case, do some cutting, paint all the insides black and then slap it back together and it hopefully will still look like a PC case.


The 810 came out approx 3 years ago and it starts to show its age - 80mm blowhole phew!


Thats as far I can go before I have to drill out rivets


I will not exaggerate when I say that there must have been around 100 rivets holding the thing together - just kept drilling and drilling...


Finally finished taking her apart

Next up I will cut out CPU backplate access door and do away with bottom 6 drive bays... photos will be up soon.
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post #9 of 1083
Can't wait to see this one.

I am surprised you are going the that color scheme, given the title I would have assumed a Fall German Panzer camouflage color scheme.
    
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Can't wait to see this one.

I am surprised you are going the that color scheme, given the title I would have assumed a Fall German Panzer camouflage color scheme.
Yeah I know what u mean but I am more interested in getting that 'tough' and 'armored' look and came up with name Panzer to indicate where I am trying to take this mod. It occurred to me that people may expect a military look but I feel that this would be beyond my skills...

Hopefully I will be able to deliver something good to look at anyway...
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