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Alienware Aurora becomes....MR. B!

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Hey everyone,

I bought an Alienware Aurora over a year ago before I really knew anything about overclocking, case building, modding ect. As i learned more I wanted to test out some case modding on my Aurora (figuring if i screwed it up, id just build a new pc from scratch and never look back)

I set out into the yard with my dremel, my jigsaw, some sandpaper and paint, and a large order into frozencpu.com...ready to hack and slash my alien into a new machine.

Turns out I was thrilled with the outcome, and think i did pretty damn good for a first case mod with no prior experience.

I had a vision in my mind of a mad scientist pc, tubes and glowy things galore!

Here are some pics for you guys....sorry they are so low quality I had to use my phone. I will add some better pictures once I get my camera sorted.

Original Case:




Mr. B:















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post #2 of 9
looks cool but the inside looks cluttered! still some cool work
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Hard to tell the quality of the work from those shots, along with the entire goal/theme of the project.

A for effort!
 
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Too much clutter!!!!
 
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its much less cluttered than it looks believe me. I have most of my cords bundled in the top under the grate and in the empty drive bays in the bottom. I purposefully put wires over the black part on the right side and visible through the bottom window so that it fit the "mad scientist" look. If you look through the front fans when it is shut off there is no clutter in the middle of the case making for great airflow!
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I want to see it in the light. Or do I?
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well it looks much better in the dark but i will take some photos of the case with the door off in the light so you guys can see the guts.
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Looking from video card through to top front fan






I know it could have been a much "cleaner" mod but the visible wires just went well with my theme. thats why i had most of them sleeved with uv reactive sleeves. If i hid them all whats the point?

and the airflow is stupendous. in addition to stock fans I added 2 120mm fans to the front of the case, one side 80mm, one top 80mm exhaust, a spot cooler on the gfx cards, and a 120mm in front of the rear radiator...making a fan sandwich. right now my 2 gtx 480s are idling at 46c and 48c and do not break 80c even under 100percent load and my cpu cores are ranging from 36c to 38c idle and dont break 50c under 100 percent load so im all set.

edit: and not to mention I live in Florida where we are starting to see upper 80 degree temps. 83 out right now and its 2am...
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Not my cup of tea, but happy you're happy.
    
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