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post #1 of 11
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ok guys well some of you know i had a minor accident when i was upgrading components in my pc anyway i decided im gonna try my hand at a minor mod im a total n00b and have to travel to my uncles workshop what is 200miles from my home so i can do the work i have planned

here's my story

whilst i was modding/upgrading my Armor+ full tower case i didn't notice my window had slipped and stepped back whilst admiring the Thermalright Ultra black on my motherboard and well i Cracked the acrylic see pic >



anyway im looking at either painting the inside of my case black or using carbin vinaly + getting another 4x cathodes 2 for the front armor plates what swing out + 2 more to use internally

problem im having is i cant find a replacement window anywhere so figured i would get some modders mesh and peice's of acrylic and give it a go myself any tips help etc.. well appreciated i would get the mod bros to do it for me but international shipping cost's etc.. would bankrupt me lol

what would be nice is if the mod bros have an armor+ full tower case that they could get reference window shape/design on they would sell to other armor+ owners looking at modding this beautiful case

i will also use the sig i made see below this paragraph and have that airbrushed on the right side panel behind my motherboard tray i know a good artist who could hand paint it

my full system spec >
Intel core 2 quad Q6600 @ 3.6ghz ON a TRUE Black Edition Asus P5N-D 750 SLI 0801 Bios Thermaltake Armor+ full tower Akasa 1000w gaming psu Bfg 9800gtx+O/C Core 760MHz Shader 1890Mhz Memory 1125MHz = 2250MHz effective 2x 1024MB Pc 6400 800mhz corsair XMS2 Cas 4 @ 4.4.4.12 T2 4x HDDs total hdd space 1.58tb OS win XP pro for now Monitors 26" samsung rosered Hidef tv/monitor 1080p/720p/vga if used instead of hdmi = 1360x768 & 19"acer 1280x1024/1440x900 Microsoft/Razor Reclusa Gaming keyboard logitech Mx518 gaming mouse Purepwnage Uc1 gaming surfice

my plans on what im doing to my armor + full tower case

first i need to fabricate a new door/window ive ordered 4x 500mm x 500mm acrylic panels as this is my first full mod no doubt ill break a few things but if i manage it ill be fabricating more than 1 window for the armor + full tower useing different themes

ive also orderd 2 different shapes of modders mesh the case itself will stay pretty much stock just the window itself what will change

ive got some carbon fibre sheet vinal what im gonna use on the internal parts of the case the motherboard tray im gonna have painted black or i could just lay the carbon vinal sheet's over the stock metal havent made my mind up yet

other plans are 4x more cold cathodes and hopefully if i can get hold of thermaltake get a 250mm led FX fan unless you guys know where i can get an led fx fan that i can program to say what i want it to say or show etc...

ill try and keep you all upto date on my progress as im a total n00b at modding this could take me quite a while + i have to get access to my uncles workshop which has lots of tools etc... meaning i have to drive half way accross england to get there figured i would do this on weekends when im off work ill be starting this mod after the holidays hopefully

heres my feeble attempt at a scectch up img i dont do software very well im a techy lol build things with my hands >>

Edited by UkGouki - 1/3/09 at 9:23am
post #2 of 11
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anybody got any input? will my ideas work ive never seen anybody mod an armor+ full tower yet so this will be a first in many ways
post #3 of 11
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i got my acrylic sheet shipped today will have it 23rd december along with the carbon fibre and the knightrider type sound activated cathodes!

which will sit behind the armor plates below is a pic of my first mod i done today i installed a vandle switch which controls the lighting in my case



ive orderd my 3x 140mm fans + a sheet of filters for the bottom intake dust builds up extremely quickly in the case and i have to clean it every other day it really effects the temps on my true when the fins get clogged with **** lol
post #4 of 11
fits dang good.... looks like u spend a good time on it, isn't???

great keep it up
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post #5 of 11
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ty all i did was use a diamond tipped drill bit and wire cutters then bent the mesh into shape pushed in the switch but i did have to take the mesh out of the plastic/metal shroud so i could work it quite easy tbh only about 10 minutes work.

if if get my carbon sheet's ill start cutting them into shape for the internal parts of the case im also doing a filter mod for the bottom intake but im waiting on the 140mm fans as i need them both installed to shape the filter

will keep y'all updated on my progress as this is my very first attempt at modding xD
post #6 of 11
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heres a quick glimps of the future i done a test fit of the carbon vinyl >



also got the new fans bear in mind on the new window i need to get it cut its pure flat not contored and will make it a lot easier to fit and cut the window sections to see the tru and my gpu's

post #7 of 11
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project 90% complete new window fitted pics up shortly also Kr sound activated cathodes fitted all i need to do once i got chance is fit the carbon fibre motherboard tray







from the cracked window in my first post i think i done well and the new smoked acrylic window looks awesome ;D
post #8 of 11
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sorry about the poor quality on the vid i only have a camera phone >

post #9 of 11
Were you drunk when you took the shots?
Man you need to get a camera

Hope to see some more detailed shots, but those cathodes really light things up

~B~
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post #10 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlankThis View Post
Were you drunk when you took the shots?
Man you need to get a camera

Hope to see some more detailed shots, but those cathodes really light things up

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was a little bit drunk lol but yeah im happy with it
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