Hi all, I thought I'd share the case mod and system I just finished up.
Call of Duty
The case although themed after the Call of Duty game, is somewhat of a small tribute to my son (who had been sent to Afghanistan) and many other soldiers who are serving their country daily. As I said it is only a small tribute in the latter respect.
The case is an Antec SLK3000B and has been custom AirBrushed with the Call of Duty game theme. I added several mods, such as, cutting a dog tag shaped window around the soldier, added grenade feet, a grenade simulated thrown out the front (new front panel painted with ripped metal to simulate this), cut-away the front and rear chassis headers and replaced with mesh for more ventilation, added a 3 x 120mm Red LED fans 1 being rear exhaust, 1 bottom intake (blowhole style), and 1 front intake. I then added 2 x 80mm fans 1 exhaust blowhole in the top, 1 intake on the two 500GB Seagate HDDs to cool them. I added a Lamptron Military Style Baybus fan controller to regulate the fan speeds.
The power switch is a Marine lapel pin, the reset switch an Army lapel pin, along with a Navy and an Air Force lapel pins to the side. I fabricated a mesh grill from an old PSU units ventilation mesh to make the grill that fits over the 3.5" bay area to allow air in to cool the HDDS.
The Dog tags were added around the front grenade, and have the EVGA case badge emblems on them from the GTX 260 and the X58. lol
Inside we have:
Intel Core I7
EVGA X58 motherboard
Corsair Dominator TR3XG1600C8D 6GB
EVGA GTX 260 FTW 666 clock
2 x 500GB Seagate HDDS
Dual DVD burners ASUS and Samsung SATAs
Lamptron Fan Controller
Bgears B-Tarantula 650w PSU
Below are a few future upgrades I am considering, depending on how things work out of course lol.
(Motherboard: may upgrade to the EVGA Classified soon)
(Memory: hopes are to upgrade to Dominator GTs)
(Video upgrades: possibly be some additions or even upgrades here soon as well)
(PSU upgrade soon to Corsair HX1000)
Below are finished pics ... well temporarily finished for now.
As I said few upgrades are planned
p.s. Since the PSU is going to be upgraded soon so the psu cables were not managed to a great extent ... that will happen on the upgrade.