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Windows 7: Need advice with moding one old Delux case

07 Oct 2011   #1
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 
Need advice with moding one old Delux case

Hello people,I have one old Delux case. It's not nothing special,but I want to mod it for a bit,and move my motherboard to that case,because this one is very small and ugly...

So here are the pictures.

This is how the case looks














Any advice from somebody ? Also I can record a video if you want to see the case better.


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07 Oct 2011   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well first off I would consider spraying all the inside components in a krinkle finish as it will look wicked with the right lighting. Of course this will require a massive and cool designed lexan window with maybe some slits for air and a 120mm fan or two. Outside it's a blank canvas and you should be able to go wild, have you ever air brushed? Are you looking for wild or what? Also where it says Deluxe I would consider finding a LCD screen to mod in there so it will scroll your system spec's, system temps or something ala.....http://www.murderbox.com/gallery.html
Notice how the clear or frosted white plexiglass diffuses light so nicely?
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07 Oct 2011   #3
Solid Snake

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

thats inspiration from all angles, dare I ask how much it cost to create a murderbox?
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07 Oct 2011   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The Murderbox is like that exotic car parked at the $80.00 and up per steak joint, if you have to ask you can't afford it!
They actually do list starter systems and they run 6k and up.........yikes.
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07 Oct 2011   #5
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

First,thanks for answering.
For spraying the components,I'm not sure that I can do that. Mainly reason because I have never done something like that before,and I'm scared if I something can be screwed.

Also,I have started to scraping the case,and I like to spray it with black color,and on the left case window I want to spray some tribal or some text,but with other color,like green lite or red. Also I was planing to buy a 120mm fan and to put it down behind that Delux text,but if I put it there the air will be stopped from going outside...
Also another option is to install it on the left case window.
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08 Oct 2011   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Stalker,
As far as my mention of components I only meant the case parts on the inside. I like the texture of like a Ferrari engine manifold always have, plus the texture could be highlighted with a dusting of color or fluorescent paint to glow under light. The thing you want to consider is taking all the case screws you can find and screw then just a little into all the hole you intend to reuse, paint, dry then unscrew all. Plus then the screw heads are all painted to match. The key to good painting is prep, light coats with proper heat drying between coats and masking off and drop clothes and consideration of where or what the over shoot is going to land on!!!!!!! Please don't paint in the garage with the Audi A8 just a few feet away if you catch my drift!
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19 Oct 2011   #7
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have finished with scraping the case,and here is how it looks.









I was planing to spray out just outside parts,the side shutters,the front and back side of the case with black color. I also buy spray for 3 euros.
I also have one 120mm fan and I'm not sure where to put it. I'm not able to put it back because it's big,and if I put it on the upper side,I won't be able to cool out the cpu,because the cpu is covered by the psu case.

Any ideas from someone?
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19 Oct 2011   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Think I'd spray the interior in a flat black and do some hightlights inside that match the motherboard/Memory color scheme?
Like Black w/Blue highlights (And thumbscrews) if Mobo and/or RAM has blue on it.
I think it'd look really nice after you get the hardware back in it.


Not sure what I would do on the outside though .....


This actually looks like a fun project. Interested in seeing how it comes out.
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19 Oct 2011   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I like the idea of a textured base coat like a hammered finish or crinkle finish in black then what ever led color you using get a similar paint and splatter coat that on top of the black and then a light coat of clear over that. This way the led light will pick up the highlights and I think show well. You could also get some uv paint and splatter that and the uv light would look eerily cool. Oddly I like the idea of steel wooling the case completely and then just the smoothest clear coats you can spray over the raw wooled steel ala Delorean. Or you can wash a thinned paint over it and make it look all aged and distressed.?
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19 Oct 2011   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Than you could lay down some carbon fiber and billet handles.
3M Di-Noc Carbon Fiber Sheets
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