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post #1 of 56
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Cbf updating first post every time so just go read

I'm relatively new to OCN but not to computers. I have my main rig but its far to large and annoying to take to peoples houses and lans.

So i have started a budget build thats small enough to take places. Its going to be Black and Green...

I dub thee...
Lan-dog

Cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86ghz
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-965GM-DS2
Ram: 4gb Kingston DDR2 800 [Ordered]
Gpu: XFX 8800GTS Alpha Dog 512MB
Psu: 500W Antec Basiq [Modded]
Hdd: 250gb 2.5" Hitachi 5400rpm
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Case: LEC Optima [Modded]
Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 [Modded]
Wireless: D-Link DWL-G510
Optical: LG GH22NS50 DVD-RW
Mouse: Microsoft Sidewinder X8

Here it is last night with test mobo, ram and other misc bs.



Today i started to work on the case after ordering all the parts last night.

So far:
Interior paint
Front intake to a 120mm from 92mm
Power, speaker and activity LED sleeving

Workspace


After paint and rivet


Fail sleeves


The front for now



EDIT: Just pulled out one of my spare fan controllers and fitted it into the 3.5" hdd bay.

The corsair fan was running a bit loud so i decided to stick a fan controller on it.

Current cable mess...


Things to do:
Side window [Complete]
Ventilate the front [Complete]
Rear fan [Complete]
Mod PSU [Complete]

Cost so far: $460
Edited by Ren-dog - 7/3/10 at 4:06pm
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I'm subbed because this is pretty cool
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post #3 of 56
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Quote:
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I'm subbed because this is pretty cool
WEW! first sub thanks.

UPDATED: with lists of what i need to get/do and fan controller install.
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post #4 of 56
Looking great so far Ren-dog, look forward to seeing more soon!
    
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post #5 of 56
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Currently thinking about investing in a good dremel.

On the giant silver part of the front panel i need to make more airflow so i was thinking about cutting out a dog head shape (with teeth and bs) and then putting some mesh on the back of it, i should then end up with a nice green glow (im intending to replace that corsair 120mm with a CM green) and the maybe getting the same dog etched into the plexi i will use on the side panel.

Opinions?

(Updates on this project wont be very often as i spend my time mostly working and waiting for things to arrive in this **** hole of a town)
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post #6 of 56
That would be great, as long as you don't hit the dog head against something while carrying the case. Often, people opt to put in plain mesh since it's easy and durable. However, the head would be very cool regardless! I once molded a skull to the front of a PC case, and it seems to be pretty good at taking hits.

Whatever you choose to do, good luck!
    
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post #7 of 56
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Just invested in a dremel. Staff discount ftw

Once i finish my tafe work i will give the front panel a go.
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post #8 of 56
I'm subbed just because this is beautiful

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post #9 of 56
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Alright i just got out some tape and the 500W antec i had lying around.

First coat of paint is on. (sorry forgot pics, even tho i took the camera with me)

Here is the $34 dremel i bought (Damn good staff discount on this thing, over 50%)
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post #10 of 56
That is a cool looking "dremel"
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