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Old 12-24-2009, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This PC is for the Cooler Master suite at the 2010 CES show. It will be showcasing a Heat Sink design to be announced at the show.

The theme for this PC was inspired by this Prawn Arc gun.



The canvas for the "PRAWN" PC build is the Cooler Master 840 ATCS



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CNC milled front intake plate with "DISTRICT 9" theme









I've cut the window from Lexan. It's tougher than plexiglass/acrylic, but 2 or 3 times more expensive. It won't shatter or crack "easily" You can buy Lexan sheets at Home Depot, Lowes and some hardware stores like Ace.

The window will be fastened with 1/4" socket head screws, for reinforced armour look

Using center punch to mark each fastener hole.



Using 3/8" drill bit
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Using wire cutter to make cracks around the hole


Etching Rotary Tool (or Dremel) Engraving Bits


Using the dremel to emulate some cracks


I'm adding bullet holes to the case too, so I drilled holes in the 840's aluminum panel. I then used a tin snip and needle nose plier to cut and rip the 3/8" hole open







Exploded hole in right side panel.




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One of the easiest steps to fit this theme was replacing the OEM handle on the Cooler Master 840 motherboard tray with machined aluminum handle. I had one spare handle left over from our previous stock. The new version has been revised with rounded finger grips, as shown here, Computer Case Handles









Diamond Knurl Computer Case Feet
Machined Aluminum Case Feet










1/4" thick acrylic sheets as the reinforced segments of the side panels.
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The "Pumpkin" Orange color was done first. The perimeter of the " exploded hole" will be airbrushed by Brad with a burned surface effect




The 840 normally comes with Black frame 230mm fans, no leds.


side panel


Left side panel, the hole will have burned effect airbrushed on later


Flexible conduit cables!




Here is some screen shots taken from the movie trailer on Youtube. I think it's important to have the prawn canister implemented into the case. If Cooler Master had requested watercooling, it would been fun to make a reservoir based on the canister, but the system will be air cooled.
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Original Prawn canister from a screen shot taken from the movie.



My canister will be lit with a 4" UV cold cathode, mounted on the inside wall of the back cover.





Once it's painted and the window is darkened a bit, it should look eerie.


canister back cover


for canister window, I'm going to bend a piece of clear 1/8" thick case acrylic, Clear & Colored Computer Case Windows



Prawn canister window was tinted like original






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Wow, you should do movie props and stuff. That is really good
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That is AMAZING.
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Fabulous once again Bill
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Very nice Bill, all of your work is amazing.
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