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  1. Mosquito and I share the do-it-yourself steps in modifying the Fractal Design S2 case with Lambo Door style side panels. These doors have also been described as Butterfly doors or Super car style scissor doors. Mosquito's YouTube channel, https://tinyurl.com/yyggl8lu Mosquito's Website, www.themodsquito.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Links Parts used in Lambo Door PC Case Mod Guide ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Link to Mounting Plate, https://tinyurl.com/y3uty2vh ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Fractal Design Define S2 case, https://amzn.to/2W2wECB ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Cabinet hinges for lambo door pc case mod panels: Qrity 170 degree cabinet hinges, https://amzn.to/2T4jL9h ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Attaching hinges to lambo door pc case mod door panels: 16x 8/32 x 1/2" screws for hinges, https://amzn.to/2TypLw2 16x 8/32 nuts for hinges to panels, https://amzn.to/2TyC2jW ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Red push button releases for lambo door pc case mod panels: Quik-Latch Products QL-25-RD22, https://amzn.to/2Fai0Ue ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parts for fabricated left side latching post 2x Black PC Thumbscrews, https://tinyurl.com/y2jp23xu 2x 6/32 nuts for attaching bracket, https://amzn.to/2CiTlLf 2x 6/32 washers, https://amzn.to/2VWdEFR ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Tightening the Qrity cabinet hinges for more lift strength: 12x 6/32 x 1-1/8" screws tighten hinge, https://amzn.to/2XUGWX7 12x 6/32 Nylon Lock Nuts, https://amzn.to/2TCU9p8
  2. "MZ-2" (Genesis: The Evolution of the Mod Munky) is our second Mod Zoo Staff project PC build with Origin PC's GENESIS Full Tower case. The case will be retailing for $499. The Millennium version of the case will retail for $399 and doesn't come with the lower section. In cooperation with Origin PC, Koolance and Mnpctech PC & Case Modding Supplies Here is Part 2 of our "MZ-2" GENESIS Origin PC Mod Zoo Staff Gaming PC Build, Here is Part 3 of our "MZ-2" GENESIS Origin PC Mod Zoo Staff Gaming PC Build, Watch our 1st staff project video series, "MZ-1" with the Cooler Master / CM Storm Ghost Mid Tower ASUS Z97 Maximus 7 Ranger I7 4790K 4x sticks of 4GB HyperX DDR 2x EVGA 980 GTX Corsair 850 RM Power Supply Samsung SSD 850 pro, 256GB EK Parts: 10x EK-AF Angled 90 degree G-1/4 Black 10x EK-AF Angled 45 degree G-1/4 Black 2x EK-FC980 GTX - Acetal+Nickel 2x EK-FC980 GTX Backplate - Black 1x EK-Coolstream PE 360 (Triple) 1x EK-Coolstream PE 240 (Dual) 1x EK Supremacy EVO - Acetal+Nickel 1x EK FC Terminal Dual Parallel 3-Slot KOOLANCE Parts: 1x RP-452X (Dual 5.25in Reservoir for 1-2 PMP-450/S Pumps, Revision 2) 2x PMP-450 Pump, ID 13mm (1/2") Mnpctech PETG Hardline tubing, 3/8" ID, 1/2" OD Primochill Rigidi Revolver Compression Fittings, 3/8" ID, 1/2" OD, Diamond Knurl Grip Read about the details and features on Origin PC's "Genesis" and "Millennium" case http://www.originpc.com/landing/new-genesis-millennium/ The three of us met in Mosquito's workshop to record more progress on the "MZ-2" Origin Genesis PC. We agreed the build should have Mod Zoo Munky signature. The lower bezel cover appeared to be the best location of the Mod Zoo Munky case badge (on my cap) Mosquito cut opening in the bezel with his Scroll saw while Captain Curry Sauce trimmed a piece of Honeycomb Modders Mesh to be mounted on the backside of the bezel opening. Mosquito cuts open the lower bezel cover with his Excalibur Scroll saw Mosquito files the edges of the opening in the lower bezel cover. We're using Honeycomb Modder's Mesh (79% airflow) is 22 gauge perforated plain steel. 1/4" hexagon holes with 9/32" staggered centers and can be used for creating PC Intake Grills, Fan Grills or radiator grills. Link to Honeycomb Modders Mesh Sheets , http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming-pc-liquid-modding-custom-computer-mnpctech-overclock-cooling-fan-grills/modders-mesh-perforated-aluminum-steel-honeycomb-grill-intake-front-fan-slotted-diamond-round-hex/ ScotchWeld DP-190 2 part epoxy was used to attached the mesh to the backside of the bezel. Allow this to cure for 24 hours. This build has premium liquid cooling components sponsored by Koolance We're utilizing two Koolance VID-ND980 GTX water blocks 2x Koolance Video Bridge connectors Mnpctech PETG liquid tubing Koolance 240 with OriginPC 120mm fans These aluminum mesh 120mm filters provide maximum airflow with effective filtering, http://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-cooling-fans-grills-custom/120mm-pc-cooling-fan-filter-black-anodized-aluminum.html The tightly woven aluminum corrugated mesh screen is encased in a formed aluminum frame built for ruggedness and durability. The units are easily washed in a solvent or degreaser and can be mounted directly to the fan or to a panel. M4 PC Radiator screws with Red Anodized M4 beveled washers, http://mnpctech.com/screws-anodized-m3-m4-30mm-35mm-40mm-red-blue-green-gold-ek-alphacool-hardwarelabs-corsair-xspc/m4-anodized-washers/
  3. Greetings fellow monkeys. I would like to share with you my first step into the world of computer modding. Nothing in this build is perfect but, it was fun and educational. I found things I would have done different and some that I may still redo, but I kind of feel like that's the point of this hobby. I didn't really plan on doing a log for this project so I don't have any "in progress" photos to share but, I will point out some of my headaches from the journey. Not long ago, I had a friend express interest in having me build him a new desktop computer. I knew it may be a while before he could afford the components for said build but, that didn't stop me from thinking of a way to make it unique. In this instance, inspiration came from the room where this machine will eventually live. He actually managed to convince his wife to paint one of the back bedrooms red and white as sort of a Detroit Red Wings man cave. I knew I had to make a case that would fit the theme. I started out with an old computer case I was no longer using, an MSI Raptor mid tower. It is a modestly sized case and doesn't feel too "busy" for lack of a better term. The inside of the side panel gave me a clear idea of how big to cut the window hole and also the plexiglass and the front bezel offered natural locations for accent color. The first major thing I learned on this project however is that I'm not a painter. This project used several cans of spray paint which I don't have the patience for. Several times I caught myself applying a coat too soon or applying it too heavy. I think I'll experiment with Plasti Dip next time to try saving some hassle. The next issue was the etching. I used a mirrored image taped to the front of the plexi to give me right view to etch the back side. This looks okay but, it is the part I'm least pleased with. I began with a Dremel bit that was too aggressive for this kind of work so the outer sections particularly are a bit rougher than I like. I will most likely redo this part soon. One problem with adding a window to this case was that I lost two fan mounts. The only way I could think of to get them back was to use the ceiling, or more specifically the roof. This case wasn't designed with much room between the motherboard and the ceiling so the roof seemed like a cool idea. I had some plastic fan grills on hand and put some white spray paint on some window screen material as sort of a ghetto dust filter. Not fully satisfied with the cooling of this case, I decided to add one more fan since I am a believer in positive pressure cases. I knew I didn't plan on adding an optical drive to this build so I did some looking and found that three 5.25" bays will hold a 120mm fan pretty well. I found a piece of metal floor trim at the local hardware store that I was able to bend and drill to make a fan mount. So, at this point the case is basically finished other than a few finishing touches like a 3.5" bay cover and some LED's that I still need to order. Again, I don't have a finished system in it at the moment but, I may be "borrowing" it to temporarily house my rig while I do another project. If I do I will post another few pictures of that. Thank you for taking the time to check out my work. Please leave any tips or questions you may have.
  4. Here is another PC Case Mod Guide from the Mnpctech Archives! Click Banner to Visit Mnpctech website for Case Mod Supplies 3.5" & 4.5" Hole Saw Attachments. 3.5" = 92mm fan, 4.5" = 120mm fan Hole saw attachment on 1/2" Power Drill, 24 volt Cut 120mm & 92mm Fan holes in bezel. Use Fan Ducts to mark off fan hole locations with Marker onto the chassis. Use 3.5" & 4.5" Hole Saw attachment to make fan holes in chassis Any 92mm and 120mm size cooling fan will work with this PC Case Mod. You have option at this stage to install cooling fan anti-vibration dampening grommets and cover the fan hole openings with U-channel. Here are the links to these products. Mnpctech Vibration dampening fan grommets, http://www.mnpctech.com/FanGrommet.html Mnpctech U-Channel Trim, http://www.mnpctech.com/UChannel.html Cut down the two Fan Ducts, so they fit between bezel and chassis Reinstall modified bezel onto chassis Duct Tape Duct Tape any open gaps between Fan Ducts and bezel. Duct Tape used for gaps between Fan Duct and Bezel Evercoat brand "Short Hair" Fiberglass Filler with Blue Cream Hardener Cutting Filler Spreader into smaller pieces makes it easier to use. Evercoat Fiberglass dries quickly!!! (5 minutes) Mixing included Hardener with Evercoat "Short Hair" Fiberglass filler. Shown above is the typical amount of Filler I mix per application. More than this is wasted because Evercoat gets hard within 5 minutes. Overlap the edges of the Fan Ducts with Filler. Keep applying Filler until evrything is leveled together. Black & Decker Mouse Sander used to sand the filler. Use 80 grit sandpaper attachment. Wear a Ventilator Mask when sanding Fiberglass filler! Sanding Evercoat Fiberglass filler A lot of duct will be created, so it's strongly recommend to do your sanding outside. SEM brand "Flexible primer surfacer" Apply this product with Filtered Respirator Mask in Well Ventilated Area or Outdoors in 70F - 72F temperatures. I applied 3 even coats of Flexible Primer. Primer reveals small pitting (pin holes) in the Evercoat Filler. Dab Filler over small pitting (pin holes), re-sand and re-spray area. Primed and ready for paint. Plasti-kote Engine Enamel Hot Rod Green #199 Paint backside of the front bezel and Fan Ducts first. I've applied 6 coats of Plasti-kote Engine Enamel. 1-3/4" size R/C Plane Prop Spinner fits 120mm fan 1-1/2" size R/C Plane Prop Spinner fits 92mm fan Use a good epoxy for applying the prop spinner to the fan. I prefer 3M Scotch-Weld DP-190 2 part epoxy for maximum adhesion. Use something to mix the 2 part epoxy. Applying 3M Scotch-Weld DP-190 to 1-3/4" R/C plane prop spinner. 1-3/4" size R/C Plane Prop Spinner epoxied to 120mm cooling fan 120mm & 92mm fans re-installed into modified chassis. Painted Bezel re-attached. It's finished... What will you mod next?
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