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Pink and Green Mod for Wife's Rig

Poll Results: Should the wings on the front panel be black or green?

Poll expired: May 5, 2011  
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    Black
  • 36% (12)
    Green
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post #1 of 83
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FINAL PRODUCT..... Click on link to jump to post.
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Hey all!

It is going to take some time to get the complete finished product. Planning on handing down my components to her when I upgrade my own rig(money pending lol). But hopefully I can get the mod and case done before my college kicks off in a month. Will be starting some sketches to try to figure out what design I want to go with. Below are the pictures of the tower before hand.

So the tower is going to end up pink and green (shoot me now). I think I'm going to completely remove the front fan and beveled sides to keep to the true flat sides. Will post some sketches that I come up with in a day or two.

Slightly used tower that I picked up for $20




Edited by Dalchi Frusche - 5/4/11 at 11:17am
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There's something about that case that I really like. Perhaps an aviation theme would work very well with that case. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
post #3 of 83
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Quick update: Just got back from Lowe's with the Pink/Green/Black/Chrome paint, primer, sandpaper. Now to just sit down and hammer out a design tonight.... going to be tough without re-doing the odd window design. But what kind of artist would I be if I couldn't make it work *laughs*
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Update: Just found a guy that has parts galore and towers.... so I grabbed a case that I can tear apart to make the front panel of her computer. Now just to figure out where I will set up my workshop.
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post #5 of 83
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The whole exterior is sanded down ready for the first primer coat.

Need to sand down the inside and modify the fan structure.

Below is the concept art I promised. Tell me what you think.

The "hump" in the window design is actually going to have "Gigglez" painted there.


Edited by Dalchi Frusche - 4/15/11 at 12:02pm
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Trouble uploading the picture..... figured out I needed to resize it.
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I love living in a college town.... was able to pick up CD-RWs, HDDs, tv tuner card, fans galore, NIC, and other parts for free. They might not be top of the line but at that price... who can argue *chuckles* My wife's gunna kill me lol.

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Make it look like a Turbine.
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Chassis sanded and waiting for first coat.


Side panels with first coat of primer.


Top and bottom panels with first coat of primer.
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post #10 of 83
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SIMPSONATOR View Post
Make it look like a Turbine.
I would if I was making the mod for myself... I would've sanded all the paint off and polished the metal underneath to give it an jet engine feel. Or I would've gone with making it look like a P-58 complete with wicked toothy smile.

Unfortunately this is for my wife and I just grabbed the case to have the main panels. She doesn't like the intake look of it. So.... it's going to be a standard shape with some tribal designs.
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