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Found 21 results

  1. Red 101

    Hey everyone! my new build... also follow on instagram @baldwinracing86 The Case: In Win 101 The hardware: EVGA z370 Classified EVGA GTX1080 FTW2 EVGA 850w G2 PSU The cooling: Primochill tube res and D5 pump Primochill PETG tubing and fittings Primochill 240 and 360 rads Heatkiller GPU and CPU blocks More pictures: Cutting the back side panel wide open:
  2. PROJECT NEOTOXIC - Pink and White AMD-based Bitfenix Neos Build I've had my system for a while now. It's been pretty good so far in terms of performance and reliability, but it's always need something more. Right now, it's specs are: AMD Phenom II X4 945 125W ID-Cooling SE-913X* ASUS M5A78L-M LX V2 10GB Kingston DDR3L (1x8GB + 1x2GB) HIS Radeon HD 6950 1GB Bitfenix Neos White Window HP 110T Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Antec Truepower New 650W As you can see, it's a decent, somewhat run-of-the-mill system. It's been able to handle everything I've thrown at it so far to a decent degree. However, I noticed that it's starting to stutter a bit in some games when there is a lot of blood involved. This isn't helped by the extremely dated CPU and GPU. I do have a solution to this problem though. I will be upgrading the system to the following specs (B=bought, N=Need to buy, all prices are in AUD): AMD FX-6300 (B, $30) Undecided CPU Cooler (got my eye on a Scythe Ninja Mini on eBay) MSI 970A SLI Krait Edition (B, $97) 18GB DDR3 (B, $60) (2x4GB+1x8GB+1x2GB) Undecided GPU (probably RX 460) Bitfenix Neos White Window (B, $69) 2x Undecided 120mm Case Fans Antec Truepower New 650W (B, $70) As you can see, the only parts that will be carried over are the PSU, Case and some of the RAM. I will also be making my own custom additions to the case: Clear Acrylic Side Panel Window PSU Shroud Pink and White Custom Sleeved PSU Cables Pink LED's Pink Front Mesh Here is the build in it's current state: And here is the motherboard: I also need some advice: The PSU shrould will be painted white, should I leave it blank or put a logo/design on it? If so, what logo and colour should it be?
  3. Project 47 (T-47) COMPLETED

    PROJECT 47 (T-47) : Why I am doing this Case Mod: The T-47, one of the most over looked ships in the galaxy (and is my favorite). Rogue Flight (later blue team and then later rogue squadron) were an elite group of pilots that took the battle into their hands on Hoth. They also performed search and rescue missions as well, in these ships. This is a little homage to these men but mostly to all the pilots in the real world who have done the same across the globe. Hello Everyone! This is My DELL XPS 700, it was my old editing computer from 2007 everything still works but its time to put my rig in this case. The case has been through a lot with me and has been by my side for years. So I thought id use my artistic mind and create something unique. I also made some "Work Vlogs" so you could see more detail and get more info that wasn't typed out. This case I modeled after the T-47 Snow Speeder from Star Wars during the Battle of Hoth. (I'm not sure if i should go into great detail about the design but here is the back panel. let me know if you want to see the rest of the concept art.) WORK VLOG: I started with the front window door so I could get the vision out of my head and get a solid start on the look of the case. After taping and drawing my window design onto the tape. I added some details with white pencil so it would stand out against the blue. (I ran out of blue tape and had to use scotch white) I started cutting the window out first using a Metal Cutting Disc by Dremel. Then I used a Jigsaw with a Bosch "Progressor for Metal" blade. The cutting then started! Making sure to cut along the white lines. Windows holes are all cut! Onto the Acrylic Sheets! So these little pieces cover parts of the window to look like it was riveted to the window of the aircraft (sorry for blurry photos). I was at Lowes and was going to get some metal. I then realized that I forgot my card at home and had 10 bucks on me, so I got this acrylic instead. I cut the acrylic with a scoring knife and then snapped it on the edge of the table. I ran into an issue with snapping a design. I accidentally snapped a corner off of the sheet leaving a broken corner. I accepted the broken corner and realized that its okay that it was broken because the case is supposed to look beat down and like it went through combat in the snowy wastelands of Hoth. So all in all it worked out. Finally after a half hour of scoring and snapping, It finally got done. Now it is time to drill out the holes for the Bolts to connect all the pieces! I marked all of the spots I need to drill out with the bolt and some watercolor paint. I then took all the pieces, marked them all in the same spots and started drilling. Now that it is all cut out, drilled and placed in a safe spot, I am not going to tare this case apart. UPDATE NEXT WEEK. I am waiting for my mesh to come in the mail so in the mean time ill be keeping bust getting the Motherboard tray made.
  4. Deepcool have come out with a couple of wacky cases in the past, (Steam Castle, anyone?). The Dukase, however, is a more traditional case aimed at the entry level market. It’s got a removable top panel as well as a front door, which are nice to have at an entry level. The Dukase boasts some other features typically reserved for more expensive cases as well, including SSD trays, removable 5.25″ bays and a PSU shroud. Check out the Full Review Here!
  5. Need suggestions for my mod

    Hello I was at work and some dude brought us an old lenovo 3000 j series. It had core 2 duo 6300, 2gb ddr2 and some 250W psu. So I took the case home but I dont know if I want to keep it original or paint it. I dont plan to do any functional mods to the case. So please tell me what you think and if you have any ideas share them with me. here are some pictures that i snapped at work: http://www.imgur.com/a/QJKtp
  6. A new Kickstarter project, the "Dune Case," is offering up a PC case that looks awfully familiar, closely mimicking the well-known cylindrical design of Apple's Mac Pro. it looks really cool but is it real? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dunecase/dune-case
  7. Hello, New to the forum but found it while doing some searching to get a better idea about some small modifications to my current or possibly a case I might buy for a pc build. These aren't major mods...well maybe the window one but i've never really messed with alterning a case before so... First I was curiuos as far as my current case if anyone has ever added a window to this version of the Alienware Area 51 (P2?) Case. My original plan was to keep my current case and just rebuild/update the interals then it was suggested to get a "more modern" case. I like this case but the idea of a window like on some of the one's I've looked at might be cool. I fear I would just end up destroying it doing it myself if it's possible at all. This is the version I currently have. My second question on the case I was considering since the review's seem favorable and I already have many Razer peripherals is this NZXT H440 Razer Editon. I like the all black case itself without the color accents of the other versions the underglow effect not on the standard but my lighting scheme for all my other stuff is blue...I tend to favor it over green. I was curios as I don't know how everything is lit despite some searching if the green could be switched over to blue without much difficulty? Thanks! Still on the fence as I hadn't really intended to get a new case since my Alienware one has plenty of room but wondered about these things.
  8. Liquid solution feasible?

    Hi everyone! I wanted the opinion of this forum to see whether my dream of a custom hardline water cooling in my tower is feasible. I currently have an Antec 300 case with the hopes of water cooling my cpu (fx-6100) and dual gpu (msi r9 280x). From reading the forums, it looks like I'm going to need at least two radiators to sufficiently cool these units.. Do you guys think I have enough space to play with in this case? Or should I get a new case entirely? If so, what case do you guys suggest? Fairly new to the concept of water cooling... please excuse my newbie-ness. Thank you!
  9. Pandora

    Just wanted to say, I saw the pics of the new Bitfenix Pandora.... That about sums it up! lol (You need to make an ATX size of this! and tell them to hurry!! lol)
  10. Hey there guys 'n gals, I just wanted to drop by again and show you my latest PC case review. I've more coming very soon as well, but this is my latest. Thanks for checking it out, and I'd appreciate any feedback you may have, either on here, on the article and/or on the YouTube video. *thumbs up* Article url: http://www.dragonblogger.com/review-deepcool-pangu-v2-sw-pc-case Btw, I actually have 2 of this case, and my son wants 1 of them for his PC, so the Warhammer mod I was going to do last year is now being changed up a lot and done with 1 of these cases. We're both very excited for it, and when I start the post on there, I'll let y'all know. Hopefully it'll be very soon though. Anyway... Oh yes, before I forget, our good pal Iggy "Zangza" Castillo also did a review and build-in with the Corsair Obsidian 450d as well: http://www.dragonblogger.com/unboxing-and-how-to-build-a-pc-using-a-corsair-obsidian-450d/ so check that out too, please, if you're interested. It really is done quite well and is very informative.
  11. Hey everyone I want to buy a new case, but the problem is i can't decide which i want to buy. Which of these case is the best and why? Do you have other sugestions? My System: CPU: AMD FX-8350 CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 (i want to upgrade to a Corsair H100i) Mobo: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z RAM: ADATA 16GB (i want to upgrade to 16GB of HyperX Fury) GPU: ZOTAC Geforce GTX 780 AMP! PSU: Corsair RM850
  12. So being so picky and indecisive on cases among other things ive decided to build a case myself. (takes deep breath) here goes. the idea is more or less simple. two sides (getting more common in cases now a days) one side is for the guts the other is for your rad and fans more or less. its going to be designed for a MATX motherboard and single or double GPU's (card used as reference is a titan) this build will fulfill two challenges for me. 1) first full custom hand built case. 2) first water cooling custom loop. help i need. attached is a link to the 20mb sketchup file. trying to find a good place for the hard drives, pump, res, and anything else useful. all the cables will be cut custom length and sleeved so a wire mess will be non existent. the majority of the work on this case i will do myself. some will be outsourced for the sake of time and quality. all case sides will be laser cut from 3mm thick acrylic and the case will be assembled using hex screws and or rivets. also I’m not apposed to making my own res.. just a little nervous in that regard so any suggestions would be great. please let me know what you think. ideas and criticism are welcome. thanks in advance! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2tKyfWiYZD4eWdZZ3lVYjZhMnc/edit?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2tKyfWiYZD4MG1NWkkzb1RIMTg/edit?usp=sharing
  13. My first custom case

    Hey guys, I have been lurking for quite a while, to start with and I admire everyone who mods :D Basically, long story short, my Dad works for a sheet metal company, and has access to A LOT of special equipment such as formers, benders, laser cutters, all various designing software, coating, all the good stuff. And it hit me that instead of save up for a lovely big case, why not try and start my own project?! So I have done a small bit of designing various features and shapes my case could adorn, but then I got rather put down by the face that I have no clue about measurements! whether it be MoBo standoff holes and the relative distance the I/O has to be, or PCI-E cutouts etc etc. So my question would be to whoever has started a pc build from scratch, is if anyone has any sort of drawings or schematics for the measurements of a pc's internals, I guess especially regarding the MoBo tray :P Or even any tips on how best to go about creating drawings a designer could easily pick up, read from and quickly throw into AutoCAD. Thanks a lot!! Deiru
  14. USB 3 External HD Mod

    Quick little mod today. Something easy with old parts. Just something I needed and well I also needed a mod that I could see then end of sooner rather than later. Parts: Seagate Cuda 7200k 3TB 64MB 6Gb/s Bytecc Aluminum 5.25 USB 3.0 Enclosure DiNoc CF Zalman Heatpipe HD Cooler/Silencer I had a burner in this case, but unfortunately/apparently I burn too many discs and the drives give up the ghost. Out it came and it sat empty for a few months. I had the HD cooler from a previous build as well as the CF film. The HD was full when removed from one of my workstations as I no longer had room for it. Hopefully this storage will be part of my network back up... Test fitting Enlarging the holes for to match screws that I had on hand. Some how, out of thousands, I could not find those exact screws. The disk, naked and on the pipes. Rubber mounts remove some disk noise. All together now. My assistant... sorting random screws n' such. Its about time she asked to be taught to build her own rig! Tomorrow's assignment, find a pink head lamp just like daddy's. Back shortly with benchies and what not, as well as final photos with my SLR.
  15. Project: AWOL Case

    This is actually a project I just finished and didn't think of posting it here until a friend suggested it. In fact I was pretty sure it wouldn't turn out at all. I built a computer case in the shape of the AWOL LAN logo. Admittedly the case is pretty proprietary, so you wouldn't be able to just swap in any old hardware. Especially since this is built around Shuttle hardware. The original point of this project was that I had to do it for a class I'm taking called Synthetic and Composite Materials, so the entire thing is made out of fiberglass. The design is pretty unique, and although not ideal, I think given the time constraints this project came out pretty well. The objectives here were 1) cheap 2) quick 3) easiness 4) wow factor. I know these goals aren't even close to any of yours, but having to do this on a student's budget forced me to scrounge for whatever used stuff I had in order to get this completed by the December 3rd deadline. Given more time, money, and nothing else on my plate, this could have been a really awesome gaming machine or something, but it just wasn't in the cards. I have around 70 pictures of this project because I had to document everything. I have around 15 selected that I will post here and I will provide a public link to Facebook for the rest of them. Total build cost was $233.47 Hardware cost me nothing, I just had that laying around. If you have any specific questions, post. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10202357131277606.1073741828.1472132079&type=1&l=cbca027818 This may look like there's white spots on the paint. It's actually gold flake from the paint I used on the front. I ran out of it so the rest of the case is flat black.
  16. Large case fan question?

    I notice they sell the 220 and 230 mm case fans. How well do they pull air into a case. I have a idea for the 540 big air and was thinking of making forced air induction scoop with one of them in it. My fear is that even thou it's a large fave it won't pull the cfm's to make it worth my time. Do any of you guys use the larger fans and have noticed any problems? I started a design but I did not want go to far and find out it look cool but functions like a turd. Thanks G
  17. Hey all im new to the whole building a pc case scene but for as long as i can remember ive always like the idea of building a case so thought why not just go ahead and do it, I looked online at heaps and thought seeing as it was my first one id keep the design kinda simple ,so after a few sketches i came up with a design i rather liked. i noticed online a few that were made from wood and loved them so i have decided to do mine from wood also, As its my first build and specially the fact im using wood i am looking for as much help as possible with advice and any hints and tips to create the best case i can. If anyone could possible help me out i would be extremely great full. If anyone would like any more info please don't hesitate to ask and i hope to hear from yous soon :D
  18. I guess since bill didn't post this yet. I would beat him to it. Here's a guide to "Plasti Dip your PC Case" by Bill and Jesse. All credits goes to MNPCTech / MonsterMawd
  19. Micro ATX cases

    Is there any cases like the NZXT VULCAN, but similar or any other less than $100 pc cases plz help
  20. Project Blue-Sky (Open Air Case)

    I am currently looking at building an open air case and am looking for suggestions. I have modded a few cases in the past (mainly dealing with just painting and cutting windows) but this being my first scratch build I thought making the frame out of wood would be easiest so any advice or examples (such as pictures of other open air cases) would be helpful thanks. :) Here are some questions- -Mounting PSU -Fan Placement -Managing cables -Frame Suggestions Update: Here are some new pictures of the updated version of the case going more towards a cube case but still open air! :P Here are some 3D models to give you a better idea.
  21. Project : Package

    This is the 100th Build In 'TheModZoo' Hey, JakeGFX is back to bring you back another great build. I'm back to bring you project : package. What is Project : Package ? It's gonna be a prodigy build. Yes I know that prodigy has been modded by many modders. But mine is gonna be special in some way I'm going to use black and gold theme beleive it or not. What is the inspiration ? Since asrock itx bord has a black and gold theme, I mean hell why not. I'm gonna use black as my main color. With a few gold highlights like my fittings and maybe my pump. Why ? I'm always moving. Weekdays at home and Weekends at aunt's house. I mean I love my Blacklist build but it's in home. So I wanted to have a second computer which is compact and I can transport around. So I pick a small computer. I normally hate small form factor cases but I hope I can do it justice. What to expect ? Things to expect in this build is that this build is going to be slow. I have plans for ordering parts worldwide. Plus my funding has been cut short meaning I have no funds. Meaning that I have no funds and I have to wait for my pocket money. You will expect disaster, a little bit modding. Some types of rant. MNPCtech's Computer Case Handles. You will expecting a very clean build. Meaning no airbrush or any airbrushing details. Only spraypaint will come close to this. A very special window I have planned. Watercooling