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[Project] Extreme

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I am building a new rig and i wanted to start with modding the case. This will be my first mod. The real inspiration came from Formed's Jeep mod than Defyant's HP mods
I haven't bought any hardware for the new system but planning to buy these :

Amd Opteron 170
DFI LanParty SLI-DR
500W or 620W Enermax Liberty PSU
Evga 7900gt (will buy a second card later to SLI)
2x1GB G-Skill HZ
250GB WD sata 16mb cache
Water Cooling setup (LAter)

Finished Pics :










And here is the case i will be modding :


Wish me luck



1st Update April 10
I am sorry for the bad picture quality, i didnt have the camera with me :/

I started with the front panel. My plan is to make a blow hole 2" depth and put a 120mm turbine fan. So i removed all the air vents on the front panel.



For a better air flow i cut out some of the HDD holder



2nd Update April 11

Today i started with cutting all the fan holes
-This is the one at the top


-This is the one at the bottom


-This is the one at the back. I didnt like the original air vents so i just cut it out




3rd Update April 12

I didn't do much today cuz i had a lot of work to finish.

I get the front panel ready for the pipe with 120mm diameter. i will be using it for a turbine look.


Than i had to cut and bend some metal sheet to cover around the pipe. I forgot to take process pics while making it, sorry :/ But here is the pic how it looks...





I wanted to glue the pipe before i go to bed so i can start the bondo job tomorrow...



And this is how it looks with the turbine fan before bondoing


And these are the stuff i will be using tomorrow, sandpaper block, bondo, sandpapers (80grit,120grit,220grit,320grit,400grit)



4th Update April 13

I made a metal block for the back fan hole that has a 120mm diameter. I made it in my friends metal shop and put a mesh on it and hammered it.


This is how it looks after



5th Update April 16
Here is the bondo job so far. Its not done yet. I have to fill the lil gaps with spot putty and sand it with high frit sandpaper and it will be perfect.
Lol i know it looks messy




6th Update April 17
Got the first part today, DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR . tHX To "zerohour"




More Update Pics will be at the following pages...
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That case looks super sexxy
    
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how is it going so far ? I need some motivation here guys
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Looks like the start of a killer case! I like it so far so keep goin! Got a qeustion though, where did u get such low profile molding for round the holes you cut? Im gonna need some for my future mods aswell...
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Really nice job on the cutting, thats a bravo job, keep it up, cant wait to see the final project
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there are some cool modding stuff in this website :
http://www.mnpctech.com/casemodstore.html

and thx for the comments pbasil and orange
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post #7 of 353
Those are some great cuts, looking very good so far. Keep it up.
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What did you make the holes with (million dollar question)
    
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with a $15 (canadian) dremel, actually its an imitation of dremel but it does the job...
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Well did you use a whole cutter adaptor with somekind of drill bit?
    
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