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Hi, my name is Mickee  from Makati City, Philippines. I have been lurking around the modzoo for quite some time now and really the creations here are so amazing that I have to think a million times if I should post my work because I am just starting out anyway I've gathered enough guts to do it so here I go. This is my first full on case mod and work log. I would like to thank you in advanced for spending time on this.

 

I will be using an old Cooler Master USP100 handed down to me by a good friend. 

There is no specs for the PC yet as I am still looking around for good deals.

 

At the end of this project we will be looking at a Military Themed BTX form factor chassis, top mounted GPU connected via PCIe riser and DIY computer peripherals there are still more modifications that I am unable to explain as of the moment so I will just update this work log with pictures as the fun progresses.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorry Everything is dusty because our house is under construction.

 

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I will put the power supply and radiator in this new compartment.

 

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The bottom part of the chassis will be replaced with a flat aluminum so I dremeled out the bumpy area, the cut does not need to be perfect because it will be covered anyway.

 

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So I need something thick for the panels of the bottom compartment :) It is broken and was thrown away by the owner.

 

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Cutting the panels to fit I am doing it way off the line as I do not trust my unstable hands.

 

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Creating the GPU shroud on top of the chassis.

 

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Those are all for now, Thanks a lot modzoo, cheers!

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Pretty good start. :D

That was a good freebee score too.

 

Thanks Cheapskate you are the best! :D  I would like to use free or low priced materials as much as possible, the scrapyards awaits. :ph34r: 

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Few updates on the build

 

I do not know how to dismantle the fish tank properly, I tried a heat gun hoping to make its adhesive soft but that did not work so I just decided to randomly saw off the panels :)

 

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The Skeletal System

 

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Acrylic on the walls of the GPU Shroud.

 

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Thanks MNPCTECH.COM for the template.

 

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Here is where I currently am with Smoker.

 

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I wanted to test the fan slots so I mounted the TT Riings that I have laying around :)

 

Shout out to Arcis Modz \m/

 

Thanks guys, Later!

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Project Update :)

 

First I would like to thank MSI PH for the GPU and Motherboard. :wub:

 

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Creation of the faceplate, it's like an iPod lol

 

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Power buttons on the speaker keeps on popping up so I gave it a semi permanent fix :ph34r:  now i can listen to music while working :lol:

 

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Test fitted the Front panel/ Face plate, I changed the appearance of the GPU shroud and loosen the screws at the back end so It can be opened I will be placing the proper hinges for it in time :P

 

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This is the final mounting formation for the GPU, many thanks to LiHeat for the 380mm PCI-E 3.0 Riser I tried Battlefield 4 on the test bench and it was amazing, it's like the GPU is connected directly to the motherboard.

 

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Those are all for now, Thanks a bunch, later :)

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Those fans look cool already, this build has a lot of great potential, this should be fun.

 

Thank you very much I'm a big fan of your Unforgiven Casemod :)

 

Butttt the memmorrry remains la lalalal lalalaala ♬ 

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Hello to the Zoo I'm back with some updates :)

 

SSD from Plextor PH, many Thanks!

 

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I am terribly sorry for all the mess, so here is the GPU Shroud, I used Aluminum that I bougth from a scrapyard as I already ran out of free acrylic.

 

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Military Green, I didn't care about dust or anything while I was on rattle cans because I am gonna rought it up later anyway :)

 

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Spacers for the Front Panel

 

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For the GPU 

 

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So after painting and a little sanding I decided to put the semi finished parts together and here is where I currently am with SMKR.

 

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Thanks, later! :)

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Im wondering, how many fish got murdered after taking that aquarium from your neighbor?  :lol:

Im digging the military green color scheme! 

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For a military theme, it's looking really clean. :D

He mentioned to me over at FB that he will be tying a chain or rope on his newly modded case, tie the other end of the rope or chain into the collar of his bulldog, and let the bulldog run around his neighborhood, thus, giving the case a "weathered theme" effect. Hopefully after his dog completed some rounds, the case will still be usable..... and recognizable as a computer case!  :P

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Im wondering, how many fish got murdered after taking that aquarium from your neighbor?  :lol:

Im digging the military green color scheme! 

 

The only ones that got murdered are those who weren't in there to start with :P I know you love green it's always in your mind. :D

 

 

For a military theme, it's looking really clean. :D

 

Yes by far it looks clean and now that you mentioned I can't wait to go home, put on the decals and other stuff then tie it up and drag it around the street :lol:

 

 

puff puff pass the Lechón

 

Good Sir please lend me some of your weathered detailing skills  :unsure: 

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 Good Sir please lend me some of your weathered detailing skills  :unsure:

my friend. I only ever use a rusty old piece of sandpaper.

but a good street dragging is way more entertaining.  B)

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my friend. I only ever use a rusty old piece of sandpaper.

but a good street dragging is way more entertaining.  B)

I would love to see that part!!!  :lol:

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^ LOOOOOL.. 

 

looking good bro. :)

Thanks Man :)

 

my friend. I only ever use a rusty old piece of sandpaper.

but a good street dragging is way more entertaining.  B)

I changed my mind about dragging it around. My dog will help me with another weathering this case :)

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Hi I'm back with a few updates :)

MSI cut out from 5mm thick acrylic

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The last time that I held a paint brush was back in elementary school art class, I hope this turns out good if not then I'll try again on other projects lol :)

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This is something that I learned here in the zoo

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Dab the water off with tissue before the paint completeley dries.

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Glued on the lower Front Panel.

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Dry brushed anti rust brown to give it that peed on effect LOL, Took the picture in the dark sorry.

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Lower Front and Side panels.

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I don't know but for me this never gets too old :P

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Top Front

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Back side no panels yet.

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Top Front MSI Gaming Dragon GTX 780 Twin Frozr

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I need more improvements, i'll be back next Monday for more updates :)

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

 

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