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Old 05-18-2006, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Who here has a case made from scratch?

Well, I personally enjoy my Mario games And it's really all I can do at the moment because my PC is really bad.

Pentium 4 clocked at 1.4ghz
Recently upgraded to 120gb of hdd space
Recently upgraded with my old 9800pro
256mb of ram

All in all it's really not good for anything. I boot it up, 10 minutes, log in for another 5 or so good minutes, and then I can finally get to work running programs really poorly.

Now I've been planning a new PC for about a year now, and have failed in many attempts to get one. Last summer I started saving and had about $600 by Christmas, but in no way enough for some great stuff so I thought "Why not wait and buy a PS3 in March" which is what everyone thought the launch would be at the time. When it didn't come I decided to blow all my money on other stuff which was really stupid of me. Planning on exchanging a Nano I bought and selling it on ebay or so for 1/3 of my money back

Right now I'm really looking into a computer with a(n):

Asus MVP-Deluxe xpress 3200 cross fire mobo
A Sapphire x1800xt 512mb
2gb of either G.Skill, Corsair, or OCz ram. High end stuff.
And maybe 250gb hdd, but possibly just 2x 120gb hard drives in Raid 0 to boost some speed in games.

But then I thought I could save some money by modding a case. Mario all the way :P So I thought would it not be cool to make a warp pipe large enough to fit this computer into it? With a Mario Model on the top? It could add so much flavor to the room.

Anyways, I guess this is my introductory post. Anyone have pics of mods they have done?

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Old 05-19-2006, 12:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That wouldn't really be that hard, just as long as you don't want to make the Mario model from scratch. You should get a cheap case, then make a warp pipe around it.

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Old 05-19-2006, 01:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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wow that would be an awesome case, i would have never have thought about that... but yes, like cyrax said, cheap case and pretty puch build around, easiest way.. like alienware....
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Old 05-19-2006, 04:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well I have an old Antec Sonata case :P The sides are missing so I'm thinking about maybe just taking the motherboard tray out of it and attaching it inside of it. I also thought it would be cool to make a new power, and reset button :P BY making a picture of a star and mushroom from cardboard and stuff and attaching them over top of the buttons. That would be kind of cool. And possibly I will just make an 8-bit Mario so it won't be too hard :P
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