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[project] X-Project updated 11/06

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Started this case a few weeks ago, its for a modding compition on wcuk forum. Heres the rules pasted in from the forum;
WCUK Case Modding Competiton

Starting date: Now
Closing Date: Sunday 13th July, 7:00PM GMT (This ok?)
Max Budget: £100 (not inc. cost of case)
Voting criteria: Aesthetics only, NOT HARDWARE
Prize: Lian Li PC-7 - Colour to be announced closer to closing date

How to Enter
Simply make a build log of your mod and post it on our forums in this section.
viewforum.php?f=40

The Victim (Case being modded)
Many of you will already be familiar with the cases, the AL700 and the AL800. Not bad for under £10 each.
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/cata...pptnkjod1pc3o4

In a nutshelll, we're offering small, lightweight alumniuim cases at our cost price to you guys, in order for you to go nuts and mod the hell out of them and have some fun with a competiton.

Judgeing will be based our purely on the asthetics of the case, doesn't matter what hardware is inside it... after all, it's a modding competition.


pasting in the build log, but i will update on here regulary, enjoy

Ordred my case yesterday got the last 2! =D> and case arrived this morning . cant decide what iam gona do with it, neways here a few pics to start the project log.

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Ive finally got round to starting the case, havn't done much yet just stripped down and deciding what im gona do with it. Im not speding much on the case i have loads of spare bits around from other cases that im using, and finish off with a nice paint job 8-o) pics;

stripped down, most the stuff ive taken off, wont be going back on
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Spare stuff im using
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:lol: looks like fan wont fit in the roof, maybe if i sand the edges down [-( , or fit behind the m/b tray?
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Front panel is gona have 120mm turbine hole thing, and the areas in red are gona be flush, bodyfiller. Should have that bit done today, post more pics later
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After some 'freestyle' modding (making it up as you go) this is what i ended up with this afternoon, ready for bodyfiller/sandin tomoz, pics, enjoy;

Hole marked out ready for dremal
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Couldnt find my dremal anywhere, f**k knows what i done with it, had to buy a new one :evil: :cry: #-o
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Metal needed to blank out the holes
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Whala!
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Perfect fit
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Spraying this side black to match the case frame, should make the metal plates less noticeable.
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Front view, tomoz gona be filled and primered, pics to follow :wink:
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Finish the messy work, sandin/fillin the front panel, pics;

Fist Coat
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Second coat ready for elec sander
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Dont think 120.3 is gona fit [-X
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Taking shape
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Hole marked out for fan duct
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Test fit
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Thats it for today, most pics later in the week

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Been off work 2day, so time to work on the case. Decided to cut the window, ive never done this before, but i think it came out ok

Made a brack for the fan behind the blowhole
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With tyhe fan in place...
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Front view
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Panel marked up ready for cutting
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Tools i'll be using
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Corners drilled
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Not bad for first go! now alot of fileing :|
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Final result, not happy with the shape of the corners, going to make them more curved or not bother :lol: what you think?
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Closeup of clean edges, took alot longer than i thought it would, worth it in the end, better than rubber trim
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Quick update, primered the front panel, still needs a bit of work yet

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Edited by dean0 - 6/11/08 at 12:04pm
post #2 of 23
awesome sounds like an awesome idea! subscribed.

May i suggest, per the naming guidelines for work logs, you rename the thread as [project] and then what its called? that way its more enticing for readers, and it will show up when people search project.... just a thought
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post #3 of 23
very nice mate,am seeing this compo pop up on most of the sites that i go to.Marcus seems to be shouting about it all over the net.Will be good to see who wins as there are some cracking designs using this case
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post #4 of 23
very nice
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post #5 of 23
Nice. I like the primed surface. It looks so smooth
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post #6 of 23
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thanks for your comments, update from last week

Decided to add another 80mm blowhole to front bezel, to fill the gap above the 120mm blowhole. Its not quite finished, but i cant be bothered to do anymore today, pics;

1 coat of bodyfiller
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2 coats
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sanded
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Thats it for today, updates later in the week :wink:
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Bought a holesaw kit off ebay for £5, bargin! time to cut the roof, x3 80mm fans. All the stuff iam using is spare/old stuff i dont need anymore. So far ive spent £5 on the holesaw kit pics;

Holesaw kit, there is a 76mm holesaw for the 80mm fan included, but not the right size for a 120mm fan (104/124mm i think), oh well cant go wrong for a fiva
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Top panel masked up/marked out for cuts, this took a and while im not that good with numbers
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Pilot holes drilled
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76mm holesaw cut
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Final result
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Test fit
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Closeup of cuts, still need a bit more sanding in places. Thats it for now more updates soon
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post #7 of 23
Wow, nice cuts on the fan holes
post #8 of 23
Nice, your mods are cleannn
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post #9 of 23
this is damn good


I really like it so far.
    
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post #10 of 23
Well done looking really good
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