Case Mod for NZXT - Page 5 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-25-2009, 07:51 PM   #41 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Mnpctech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: mnpctech.com
Posts: 552
Default Re: Case Mod for NZXT

Today I fixed up some brackets for the optical drive. I cannibalized these from the base of an old 5.25 bay. Cut and bent them appropriately so they hold work with the "slide" style drive bay brackets screwed onto the drive. I couldn't find the Chieftec Dragon version I thought I had, but did find some from an old Compucase (similar design). The new top panel I'll be making will encase the drive, so it was important that I can slide the optical drive in/out without having to access fastener screws. I thought I'd need to plant a pilot screw in front of the notch in spring portion of the bracket (to keep it from sliding out) but it's snug enough to stay in place on it's own.





__________________

Mnpctech is offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 08:48 PM   #42 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
TheHumanComputer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Inside A P c
Posts: 1,181
Default Re: Case Mod for NZXT

nice man
__________________

TheHumanComputer is offline  
Old 02-26-2009, 05:41 AM   #43 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 44
Default Re: Case Mod for NZXT

SICKEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN! Amazing....
KingBooCakes is offline  
Old 02-26-2009, 07:27 AM   #44 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Mnpctech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: mnpctech.com
Posts: 552
Default Re: Case Mod for NZXT

Thank you! Today I'll be working on the top panel, I'll post updates when I can
Mnpctech is offline  
Old 02-26-2009, 06:38 PM   #45 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Mnpctech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: mnpctech.com
Posts: 552
Default Re: Case Mod for NZXT

"I do not like Black Molding on my Khaos panels Sam I am"



No, I'm not insulating my workshop . I'm using this foam to construct the cores for a new bezel, top panel and features on the side panels. These will be sculpted, then covered with fiberglass.

Cut from beneath with a hacksaw blade, this yields the best cutting results








Look like something I may have stolen from the kitchen...


This is just pre-fitting the top panel, There will fan "holes" added .


The center portion will be opened..lol..
Mnpctech is offline  
Old 02-27-2009, 11:56 AM   #46 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
HAVOC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milford, Connecticut
Posts: 4,218
Send a message via AIM to HAVOC Send a message via Yahoo to HAVOC
Default Re: Case Mod for NZXT

Looking forward to the final mod. So far it looks pretty intense.

I'd love to send you my beloved Antec P180 case and have you go buck wild on it.
HAVOC is offline  
Old 02-28-2009, 07:09 AM   #47 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Mnpctech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: mnpctech.com
Posts: 552
Default Re: Case Mod for NZXT

Once I finish sculpting more details on the skull, it will be painted and blend in more to the theme.


Quote:
Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Looking forward to the final mod. So far it looks pretty intense.

I'd love to send you my beloved Antec P180 case and have you go buck wild on it.
Are you the individual that emailed me about modding theirs this past week?
Mnpctech is offline  
Old 02-28-2009, 07:57 AM   #48 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
HAVOC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milford, Connecticut
Posts: 4,218
Send a message via AIM to HAVOC Send a message via Yahoo to HAVOC
Default Re: Case Mod for NZXT

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mnpctech View Post
Once I finish sculpting more details on the skull, it will be painted and blend in more to the theme.

Are you the individual that emailed me about modding theirs this past week?
Nope that wasn't me. I'm sure you get a lot of requests.
HAVOC is offline  
Old 02-28-2009, 06:41 PM   #49 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Mnpctech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: mnpctech.com
Posts: 552
Default Re: Case Mod for NZXT

Yes, it can get crazy at time, but its been real slow past few weeks.

This weekend my focus will go back to adding more details to my friend, Skully.

My Magic Sculpt arrived, after receiving the wrong product, Magic Smooth. I can't blame them, the product labels are very similar. Tap's customer service is one of the best I've ever dealt with. They took care of everything quickly, answered emails, and called to follow up with me about crediting the balance on my credit card. Very friendly over the phone. They're the business I strive Mnpctech to be like.

ARTbyTROY posted an excellent comparison of sculpting compounds for case modding. His article prompted my decision to try Magic Sculpt.



Sculpting Tools I chose
Mnpctech is offline  
Old 02-28-2009, 06:56 PM   #50 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
TheHumanComputer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Inside A P c
Posts: 1,181
Default Re: Case Mod for NZXT

nice dude!!
__________________

__________________
AMD FX 9370 @ 4.4Ghz
Asus Crosshair V Formula Z
Deepcool Genome Case with Watercooling
16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
EVGA GTX 980 SC 4GB
Areocool 750W Semi Modular PSU
TheHumanComputer is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Case Mods Peter.Cort Overclocking and Modding 10 09-22-2008 02:27 AM
case mod help- hockey puck dream (56k Warning) tomc102968 Overclocking and Modding 9 07-29-2008 02:14 PM
Modding My Case tedmp0816 Overclocking and Modding 6 06-29-2008 01:39 PM
The "Great Satan" Case Mod veg1992 Overclocking and Modding 22 03-09-2008 04:27 PM
liquid-cooled case question? therascalking Overclocking and Modding 21 03-06-2008 03:18 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.