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Completed Pics Here:





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Forget boring beigh im lookin to go postbox red with this mod.
Its an OLD beigh case, it was what my grandad had his pc in before he upgraded.





Basically this is the idea, to turn this boring case into a small neat lookin pc to put in my garage or to sell to someone at work.

To help you get the idea of what I have in mind, heres a pic I made:


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First update

I cleaned the case, primed it and sprayed it red.

I ordered 2 pieces of acrylic, 1 black and 1 clear cut to my spec. Then I've cut out the holes for cd drive bays. (still got the buttons and fan hole to do)

The hole for the 120mm fan in the acrylic will probs be square now not circle

Some pics ive just taken now:





I didnt want to peel off the cover on the acrylic as i'll be drilling it again, thats why I didnt bother showing you the clear piece. I'll hopefully find some nuts & bolts that will do that job of holding the acrylic in place soon.

This is how the bolts will work:


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Right well here is a tiny update, Ive now got the window cut-out done and the cutout in the black acrylic for the fan/filter. I'll be sanding & priming the outer case later on tonight, maybe get a coat of red on if I stop up late... As yet no fan hole on the top but im workin on it.

Window:


Filter Cutout:


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Another update:
The outer case panel has now been sprayed black, heres some pics and look how shiny it is!!!




SHINY


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Well heres the case panel with the window put in place (glued). Just needs tidying up around the edges and some glue has seeped over the edge:




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Right I need to get this pc finished asap... Its not gonna be watercooled as its being sold to a guy at work hopefully. I need to take the window out and get rid off all the glue as its not strong enough. Im gonna bolt it in place instead now.
Its a fairly good system and ive built it really cheap as well:

Spec
ABIT IP95 Motherboard
P4 - 3.0Ghz
500W PSU
Asus/ATI X1600 GFX
80Gb Hard drive
1GB RAM
DVD-RW

I will post the next update soon I hope, I need it finished asap to sell on.
Some of the pics have watercooling components in as it was goin to be WC at first but it isnt anymore.
 

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UPDATE - NEARLY THERE NOW

I did quite a bit of work on it last night, just got finishing touches left now i.e power switch
I am gonna change the nuts to spacers between the acrylic pieces
I may or may not paint the front of the chassi black (where there is the red stripe behind the black acrylic)
Im also not 100% happy with the bezels but I havent got much choice really.

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Nice job.

You see in the cack next to the PCI slots?

Personally I would recommend adding some small 40 or 60 mm fans there to at least have abit mre airflow
 

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Thanks every1, glad you like it.. has been left unfinished for a while now and its about time I got it sold.

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You see in the cack next to the PCI slots?
Personally I would recommend adding some small 40 or 60 mm fans there to at least have abit mre airflow

Someone has previously suggested that to me but I dont think a 40mm fan fill do much good. I was thinkin abt buyin one of those fans that sits in a PCI slot instead though.
 

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OMG that's awesome. I'm so much painting my current case when I get money for it (new PSU first, and no not my sig rig
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Originally Posted by marcus000
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Thanks every1, glad you like it.. has been left unfinished for a while now and its about time I got it sold.

Someone has previously suggested that to me but I dont think a 40mm fan fill do much good. I was thinkin abt buyin one of those fans that sits in a PCI slot instead though.

But if you added 3


ANyways a pci slot fan will do the job too


ALso what is that thing you are holdering in that photo?
 

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UPDATE - NEARLY THERE NOW

I did quite a bit of work on it last night, just got finishing touches left now i.e power switch
I am gonna change the nuts to spacers between the acrylic pieces
I may or may not paint the front of the chassi black (where there is the red stripe behind the black acrylic)
Im also not 100% happy with the bezels but I havent got much choice really.

Pics:





1st post content updated also
 

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1) Install a power switch (either on the mesh next to the PCI slots on on the black chassi somewhere
2) PCI Exhaust fan to fit
3) DVD-RW and RAM to fit
4) Maybe install a set of CCF's
5) Change acrylic window to mesh/perforate
6) Sell it

Once this is over I can start doing work on the SSF case
 

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THATS ONE FUNKY CASE! Excellent artistic look 10/10
 

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After finding that the CPU I had was knackered ive since bought a different P4 and will be installing that tonight along with the HD Rails.

I showed the guy im sellin it to and he was really impressed with the case..
...he was baffled when I showed him the picture of the original beige case :-D

Maybe thid will get completed by tonight. T
hanks for all the comments/feedback guys, its make it much more fullfilling to have some1 say they like it after you've got so much time into it.
 

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I love the front with the black and clear acrylic over it. And the colors go well together too, amazing job
 
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