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My 1st Simple Case Mod royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:08 PM #1

After using my lappy for a long time, i decided to build my own desktop, and also with some basic mods, like fans and light tubes.

Just to inform you guys, the 1st part of my thread will show a different casing from the 2nd part of the thread, that is because, after spray painting my spare casing i had, i left it to dry outside my hse, and within 2 hrs, a bangla worker threw it away, thinking it was rubbish!!! (damn tulan), so after that, i bought a cheap casing from slq for abt 25, w/o p.s.


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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:22 PM #2
and 1 bad news, i crashed my spare hard which contain previous pictures during the mod, i need to fork out abt 800 bucks to recover back my hard disk!! i will do so, when i save enuf anyway, hehe, so the pics i'll be showing u guys, are not from scratch, sorry guys..
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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:24 PM #3
The 1st Case (The one that the bangla threw away)
I sprayed a gloss black paint over it, the monitor u see, is a 17" 2nd Hand CRT, i sprayed it yellow, a long time ago..







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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:27 PM #4
lol, you might have guess it correctly, i have a passion for the subaru sti, so some decals on the monitor..


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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:29 PM #5
This was a simple plan i made up to design the casing, my plan was to cut a square in one of the side windows and replace it with clear arcylic with fans mounted on it, as you can also see, i made the marking on the side window for cutting, everything was almost complete, until...the bangla ATTACKED!



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XProfessionalX Mar 4th, 07, 05:29 PM #6
The case is cheap.. but buying paint for the case it expensive ..
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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:30 PM #7
Soon, the bangla striked, and i had to get a new casing, and my Project Sti became, Project Startover!





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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:31 PM #8
My first step was to change the front cover of the casing, my theme was yellow and black, so i decided to follow that combination.



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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:37 PM #9
I bought this yellow light tube from slq, and it came with a on/off switch. After careful planning, i decided on the locations of the light and the switch. To place the switch i had to cut/drill a hole at the back of the casing.

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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:37 PM #10
After the drilling, i spray painted the whole casing black.





The case had a compartment to place the hdd, i sprayed that yellow.



I also sprayed those slot covers at the back of the casing, yellow.



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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:38 PM #11
In the meantime, i also got ready my arcylic and fans for the side window mod.

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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:40 PM #12
Since 1 of the side windows was going to be mod, i didnt had the other side to be just plain black, so i decided to give it some lines. But the sad part was that, i ran out of yellow and was lazy to get one, so i used orange!!






This is the side window that is abt to have arcylic mounted upon.



Together,

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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:41 PM #13
I lost some other pictures, i really hope i can get them back asap!!

I tested the light tube and the fan,

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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:44 PM #14
And finally, i put all the pieces together, with a new m/b, cpu, ram, hdd, dvd-writer and card reader. (note the point, tat i didnt include a graphic card..not enuf $$..haaiz..), using the onboard graphics..











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royston_sti Mar 4th, 07, 05:46 PM #15
Ok guys, thats is my 1st mod, really a basic one, sincerely looking forwards for some advices on advance mods...thank you!
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