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Used time: Spread over 2 years
Cost: About 60
Categories: Full case

I've been working a while now (when time is suitable) on my computer and here I'm going to give a little 'how-to' of the work I've done on my computer and what still needs to be done. It's not much yet, but it'll become great!

3 years ago I've got a case from my uncle because he wasn't using it anymore. The case was a Coolermaster, fully aluminium, too bad I can't find a picture of the original case, I think they stopped contructing them, and I don't really know the type of case. Whatever, there still was some hardware in it (power supply, harddisk of 3Gb, motherboard, processor of about 300Mhz, ... -> crap) So I threw it all out and I've bought myself some new hardware.

Current pc specs:
- CPU: AMD Athlon XP-A, 2033Mhz (overclocked a bit)
- Motherboard: AOpen AK77-600GN (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, audio)
- Memory: 512Mb (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
- GPU: nVidia GeForce FX 5600XT (256Mb)
- Soundcard: Creative SoundBlaster Audigy II ZS
- HDD1: Maxtor 80Gb
- HDD2: Maxtor 200Gb installed in Icy Box, but it crashed for the second time -> Icy Box is crap, I can fix the HDD, but I'll lose all data on it (again!) :'(
- Networkcard: Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC (onboard)
- Wireless: Wireless-G PCI Adapter

Input/Output devices:
- Mouse: Logitech MX518 Gaming Grade Optical Mouse
- Keyboard: I don't really know... It looks like that old one from Microsoft :-)
- Sound system: Logitech X-530 5.1 Surround System
- Monitor: Compaq MV720 (just like the keyboard: if you can get something for free, accept it ;-) )
- Headphones: Sennheiser T60 Wireless Headphones
- Headset: Logitech USB Headset 300
- Icy Box, but this is crap... Don't buy it!
- Gamepad: Logitech Rumblepad 2 (USB)
- Joystick: something old from Microsoft...

Seems like I'm fond of Logitech :p

So I had a pretty strong pc, but there was one problem: airflow! In summer my pc shut down many times because of overheating. So I thought maybe modding it would help (now I know I'm wrong at this stage, but I'm working on it)

Here's a picture of the case, how it looks like in daylight:

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As you can already see there are some blue lights at the bottom...

Well here's the thing:
I started putting a red neonbar inside (not a ccfl, a real neonbar!), it costed 15€

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A picture through the fans in front

After a while I installed more things on my computer:

I installed a four color led fan in the rear costs 5€ :

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and blue led casefeet which you can see on the first and the last picture :)

My mother was vacuumcleaning my room and she put the stick of the machine (well I don't know how to say this in English) against my bed, but somehow it fell and it made a scratch on the front of my computer. Now I've been to the Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally (every year, but I bought this in 2005) and I've stuck it on my computer:

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As you can see on the 2 previous pictures I also use fangrills. In front is the Counter-Strike symbol, and at the rear a radiation fangrill (I know it's upside-down on the picture, but now it's installed correctly!).

This is my case (in the dark) as it was before I installed the following part:

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Next I installed a green led fan on top of the case and used my biohazard fangrill there too (lol it's starts to look like a christmas tree :-) ).

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I isn't looking good yet, but when I have my window I will fit the remaining aluminium pieces in the corners, and I will fasten them with the 4 screws of the fangrill. This way I have a perfectly round blowhole, where you can only see the shape of the fangrill cut-out.

And the whole case, opened, in the dark:

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What am I still going to do on it:

- Rotterdam Terror Corps symbol cut out the right sidepanel
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- little window + 120mm fan blowhole (aimed on my CPU) cut out the left sidepanel
- replace the neonbar behind the cut-out right sidepanel
- put a UV bar in the main opening of the computer
- do some UV drawing like the tutorial on Metku.net
- maybe install some UV reactive things in there too

Any suggestions?




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06.03.2007 15:29 BARTMANthe Case is Coolermaster Centurion (correct me if i'm wrong 5 or 6 series)
02.09.2006 22:58 HochramRTC rocks! willing to see the symbol when it's ready. Good work!