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So as im new here and trying to increase my postings. i have decided to build a custom pc with my current setup and extra stuff i have laying around

Firstly i will be using the M59 by NZXT since i recently acquired a second one to replace my orginal case.. (which had scratches and a big dent on the top from a rogue item the cat knocked over)

so my plan is to use the crap case and kind of rebuild it up to a good look..



this is the manufacturers image of course. just for reference.

i havent taken pictures of it since the giant dent but these are the original images when it was fresh out of the box.
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(im not trying to spam the images too much so sorry if they are small. )

the color of the case is going to be the same color as the following picture which is a car my father is working on and had extra paint. thumb.gif


my question is. when i work on the front panel what would be some good suggestions for it? my plan was to paint the inserts white and the plastics the same as the main case frame. the blue. i am just reaching for suggestions right now. also my current setup is what will be in this case.. which is this......

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($113.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Shuriken Rev. B 3 11.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 12g Thermal Paste ($16.78 @ Compuvest)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($125.00 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($43.07 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($43.07 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($161.92 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 3.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.94 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTS 450 1GB Video Card ($74.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: NZXT M59 - 001BK ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: NZXT FN-120RB 47.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($8.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: NZXT FN-120RB 47.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($8.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Raidmax 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($22.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $976.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:01 EDT-0400)

once ive gotten the general paint and body of the case completed i will be looking into a bigger fan to replace the side glass fan and creating a custom filter for it similiar to the stock one they provided in the plexi. alos debating on cutting the two fan ports on top and putting plexi there as well.. but i like the idea of future watercooling so i may not do that.

again suggestions are welcome


This project has been abandoned due to LIFE :/ hopefully in the near future i can start this back up or start a fresh build but at this point it is unaffordable good luck to all and thanks for the support


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Development and Planning Stage

Front panel Concept work

Disassembly of case and cutting front panel up

Minor Update (package delivery from Lutro0 Customs)

Another Minor update (Video cards delivery)
more to come


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So as im new here and trying to increase my postings. i have decided to build a custom pc with my current setup and extra stuff i have laying around

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again suggestions are welcome

....definitely not for the ultimate rig comp rolleyes.gif
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did i put it in the wrong area??? ill gladly move it if it is.. im still learning this stuff


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....definitely not for the ultimate rig comp rolleyes.gif

Nevermind i had to read that again.. isee what you meant now smile.gif and yes so that i am ELIGIBLE to win if possible lol HAHA


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Nevermind i had to read that again.. isee what you meant now smile.gif and yes so that i am ELIGIBLE to win if possible lol HAHA

haha no mate you're fine, I was just thinking about this guy a while back, https://www.overclock.net/t/1347005/win-your-ultimate-rig-12-rigs-total/2770#post_19542109

Anyway for your case you could have a look at getting some acrylic laser cut to craft a new front face, it's my favourite material. another method that is great for forming shapes is making the base form out of paper and then using bondo over it, many people do this to make iron man costumes etc, ant it turns out pretty well like this http://www.instructables.com/id/BECOMING-STARK-An-in-depth-tutorial-on-making-Iro/?ALLSTEPS
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haha no mate you're fine, I was just thinking about this guy a while back, https://www.overclock.net/t/1347005/win-your-ultimate-rig-12-rigs-total/2770#post_19542109

Anyway for your case you could have a look at getting some acrylic laser cut to craft a new front face, it's my favourite material. another method that is great for forming shapes is making the base form out of paper and then using bondo over it, many people do this to make iron man costumes etc, ant it turns out pretty well like this http://www.instructables.com/id/BECOMING-STARK-An-in-depth-tutorial-on-making-Iro/?ALLSTEPS

ah pepakura... ive seen that with halo costuming and such.. i think i know what you mean. i was thinking about that actually.. im looking into what other NZXT front plates use the same chassis (gamma does for sure) and seeing if i cant find a better template to start with.. ill be doing the chassis painting the next available non humid day. where i live has been raining for a week now and even when its not its still humid as hell. also i have to find paint to match my chassis.. my father informed me that if he sprayed that plastic with the auto paint it would probably melt. so now i have to find plastic enamal that is relatively close to the color we are using on the chassis..


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Development and planning stages 5/7/2013

So im in my development and planning phase currently since im waiting on a good day to work on the chassis and then i have to figure out what i want to do about the front panel... since the front panel of the M59 is wavy im starting to lean towards tossing it and creating a front panel from scratch.... i have my dimensions just not sure on the fabrication of the plastic.. *doh* ill have to do some research.

the main point of my mod is to create a custom case.. not just a paint job smile.gif and since im too broke for watercooling im trying to avoid just a custom paint job thread.. i want custom even if the actual computer components are stock thumb.gif

The chassis in its current state







You can see where the rogue object dented teh corner... at first i thought it was nonrepairable but i was informed otherwise smile.gif great donor chassis in my opinion though may not be a Full tower but for a mid tower it will do nicely probably going to cut out the middle section between the hard drive bays and the cd drive bays. also i plan on adding a shroud that seperates the bottom portion of the case and top portion. only to hide the non modular power cable and 8 pin cable. there is something else i want to do with the seperation portion but i dont want to give away the surprise biggrin.gif

ll be sketching a design in the next few days for the front panel. and then ill be going at it to make it happen. i also got inspiration from another build i saw so the lighting in the case will be very unique to itself and will benefit me later when i upgrade it to water-cooling. also ill be ordering from Lutro0 some white paracord for my Raidmax 850Ae Psu so this will be my first attempt at sleeving as well thumb.gif everyone bear with me please..


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haha no mate you're fine, I was just thinking about this guy a while back, https://www.overclock.net/t/1347005/win-your-ultimate-rig-12-rigs-total/2770#post_19542109

Anyway for your case you could have a look at getting some acrylic laser cut to craft a new front face, it's my favourite material. another method that is great for forming shapes is making the base form out of paper and then using bondo over it, many people do this to make iron man costumes etc, ant it turns out pretty well like this http://www.instructables.com/id/BECOMING-STARK-An-in-depth-tutorial-on-making-Iro/?ALLSTEPS

that laser cut stuff your talking about what kind of funding would it require and do you have a recommended source for it? i was looking into it but i dont even know where to start on that stuff... or is it something i could do myself?


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