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  2. I know ... I know what you are thinking ... yes yes nice but the mod when it arrives? everything now begins to take shape, a lot of preparatory work was needed but now the time has come to paint and assemble .. preparation of the frame with clinging primer for the anthracite gray basic covers, application of the logos cut out with a plotter and then matt black
  3. problem with the brackets of the feet I have to find a different solution or not to glue them but assemble them with screws I make them again for the third time !!! I was forgetting an important thing ..... the power button !!! 2 are a startup and one a reset. I place it on the bottom side on the right side panel. this consists of 3 panels 1 outside 1 below (for leds) 1 of cover located inside, I have to puncture all three but with great precision, the fantastic buttons sponsored by PHOBIA next phase, positionally led strips inside the panels and some tricks ... and we proceed to painting problem with the brackets of the feet I have to find a different solution or not to glue them but assemble them with screws I make them again for the third time !!! I was forgetting an important thing ..... the power button !!! 2 are a startup and one a reset. I place it on the bottom side on the right side panel. this consists of 3 panels 1 outside 1 below (for leds) 1 of cover located inside, I have to puncture all three but with great precision, the fantastic buttons sponsored by PHOBIA next phase, positionally led strips inside the panels and some tricks ... and we proceed to painting problem with the brackets of the feet I have to find a different solution or not to glue them but assemble them with screws I make them again for the third time !!! I was forgetting an important thing ..... the power button !!! 2 are a startup and one a reset. I place it on the bottom side on the right side panel. this consists of 3 panels 1 outside 1 below (for leds) 1 of cover located inside, I have to puncture all three but with great precision, the fantastic buttons sponsored by PHOBIA next phase, positionally led strips inside the panels and some tricks ... and we proceed to painting
  4. Mosquito

    Core x71

    Very nice, I would agree that it looks nice and clean. Front window works great too
  5. Skully

    Core x71

    Decided to give my beast a bit of a refresh.New panels window and vinyl,re routed the tubing and a couple of new bits and bobs. A bit more tidy looking me thinks,nothing to posh or fancy Thanks for looking.
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  7. finishing of the external panel and housing ssd I realized that the case begins to have a certain weight, due to the reinforcement of the legs made previously.
  8. Hey Jon, Welcome to the Zoo! I like it, quick, simple, but effective. I like the glow that the eyes have by not putting the LEDs through it
  9. So ... it's been years since I've done a mod, and so many years since I've visited this site that I had to sign in under a new ID ... But, two things happened recently: 1) I build my daughter a new computer; and 2) I got a 3D printer (technically, we bought it for the kids for Christmas, but we all know that means I have a new printer). Anyway, Finley ... my oldest daughter ... says to me, "Dad, can I get a skull mounted on the front of my case?" Being a good father, I said, "Why, yes. Yes, you can." So, off to Thingiverse to find a good skull, and a few hours later this beauty printed out on my new Ender 5 Got a bunch of red LEDs off the web for cheap, marked the back for eye holes, and wired&soldered the LEDs together. Once the LEDs were soldered, I also burned some indents into the back of the skull (it's made of PLA filament) to better hold the LEDs before I dropped hot glue on them to keep them in place. Now, the case my daughter had was my old Ostrog, which I actually obtained through a giveaway here at the Mod Zoo years ago! I'd put a small mod on there by dremeling "GRIM" into one of the bay covers, putting green plexi behind it and lighting it with LED strips. So, to mount the skull, and remove my moniker, I dremeled away my old tag. Bondo is your friend. I used it to mount the skull to the old bay cover. Now, the one real snag here is, I haven't modded in a LOOOOOONG time ... which resulted in my forgetting that the voltage for case fans is 12v, not 5v. I've got two 2v LEDs ... when I wired them to the fan header, I quickly blew out the first LED. Le sigh. I went back and checked my facts (a bit late) and realized I'd need a resistor in front of those LEDs if I'm going to use that fan header, and since I had already wired a connector, I was going to use it. No pics of that, but just imaging the above picture, plus an additional resistor (430 ohms, which is overkill, but the eyes still look great) tagged onto the front of that series. Pulled the old LEDs, wired in the new LEDs plus the resistor, and this time tested on the fan header instead of the AAA batteries I'd been using. Nothing blew up, and the eyes glowed nicely. Mounted the skull, and now it's looking good. Pics are completely non-professionally done with my cell phone. I told her I'd spray paint it, mold some more bondo around the edges, whatever, but she says she loves it the way it is, so I can't complain. Hope you all enjoyed this very brief, hacked-together mod, and happy new year to Bill and the rest of the Zoo! -Jon
  10. lol and the 8-trac backups took a while to bring back 😛
  11. The server stores it's data on vinyl. There was a scratch...
  12. Apologies about the forums being offline. Hopefully we're back up for the long haul now.
  13. I go ahead .. preparation for external ssd positioning, they will have led covers that I will make later, I also arrange the logo of the eagle also with led. I fix the 2 discs to the panel with its screws drilling for sata and power data cables let's move on to the eagle it will be fixed with screws to the case, inside I will make an opening with a small rgb led strip, I will place on it the second thinner panel (2 mm) painted black, this will hide the screws, once turned on you will only see the contour with a pleasant effect. I go ahead .. preparation for external ssd positioning, they will have led covers that I will make later, I also arrange the logo of the eagle also with led. I fix the 2 discs to the panel with its screws drilling for sata and power data cables let's move on to the eagle it will be fixed with screws to the case, inside I will make an opening with a small rgb led strip, I will place on it the second thinner panel (2 mm) painted black, this will hide the screws, once turned on you will only see the contour with a pleasant effect.
  14. well guys go ahead, the project is well under way, I do a lot of background work in this way i will get better later and i will go even faster .. today I prepare the supports for the internal panel that will contain the cables and the 2.5-inch hard drive storage bays, the ssd that will contain the operating system will be positioned outside. I create the supports from soft steel pipes on which the panels will be mounted I use a pipe cutter. adoro questo strumento ha un taglio perfetto... una volta ricavati i supporti uso la punta filettante per creare il filetto ora è la volta del pannello come fatto per gli altri non sara altro che un sandwich pannelli in acrilico da 2 mm e 5 mm quello centrale che conterrà i leds. posizionalento dei supporti
  15. creation of the bracket for the archive disks, I use my old ones for the size.
  16. well after a break I resume .. arrangement of the lower panel and shaping to facilitate the installation of this fantastic ASUS STRIX X-570 F gaming motherboard thanks to my sponsor PCHUNTER.it store unboxing here inside panel
  17. he need arises to create a bracket for the psu, the solution I had conceived earlier is not good, cutting the aluminum strips, fixing the lower part with rivets, the upper one can be disassembled with screws, this bracket is fixed in the case with rivets at the bottom, this means that the power supply can be removed easily.
  18. I realized that the feet made previously were too small ... I'll do them again ... Top
  19. manual cutting NO CNC... completion of the upper and front panels, I added panels worked with incisions, then the graphics will be applied during the painting phase symbol cut that will be positioned on the right side of the case and will be led
  20. construction and application of intermediate panels where the leds will be positioned, these panels will act as sandwiches and will have a luinous effect on the edge of the roof panel
  21. after many months my work begins to complete this mod. si prosegue con il pannello laterale
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