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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:33 pm 
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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
CoolerMaster V8
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
Card Reader
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. ;-)

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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. :)

~X~


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:32 pm 
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Very impressive!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:09 pm 
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I love it!

Being a major cod fan this case is very good!
I would just change the feet.


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NICE!


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The grenades for feet is a very cool touch, but for ME, I think they would look better on their sides instead of vertical mount like you have them. Or maybe if you were to cut them in half. I see how you have them bolted in, so that may not work out. That's the only thing that stands out as goofy looking to me about the mod. Otherwise, it's simply awesome!


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I like it! Leave the feet just as they are IMHO.


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I like Quakin's idea. Cut the grenades in half...other than that freaking sweet case. Love the quality of everything.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:59 am 
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Thanks folks, glad you like it.


... the plan is to build a small battle scene or etc under the case for the red glow of the fan to light up. :)


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Damn that's a sweet mod.

+1 to Quakin's idea.


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+2, and though it's not my cup-o'-tea, it's still a good job. You deserve good props for it. I do think you went a little "Decal-Happy" though.


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I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into that. I give you an A++ for effort. My constructive criticism follows:

The feet look a bit dorky. I agree with Quake. Cut 'em or turn 'em on their side.

The decal on the side way too big. It's very distracting.

The US forces emblems near the power button don't look that great. I'd take 'em off, but that's just me.

My favorite things about it...

The door with the grenade and the dog tags.

The Red glow of the fans really goes with the rest of the build.

The rear fan grill just screams COD.

Overall, an awesome mod. You should be very proud of your hard work.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:30 pm 
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that Linux guy wrote:
I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into that. I give you an A++ for effort. My constructive criticism follows:

The feet look a bit dorky. I agree with Quake. Cut 'em or turn 'em on their side.

The decal on the side way too big. It's very distracting.

The US forces emblems near the power button don't look that great. I'd take 'em off, but that's just me.

My favorite things about it...

The door with the grenade and the dog tags.

The Red glow of the fans really goes with the rest of the build.

The rear fan grill just screams COD.

Overall, an awesome mod. You should be very proud of your hard work.



Thanks glad you like it,

tried the feet on the side ... they looked like tires on a snow cat lol. The way I mounted them actually worked out best, as I tried several ways and wasted several 10 buck grenades doing so. they are steady as a rock with no wobble at all. :) ... they had to grow on me LOL ;)

ummm there is no decal on the side, the soldier is airbrushed. the only decal is the one behind the 120mm bottom blowhole fan, one small one under the psu and in front of the bottom blowhole fan.



Again thanks, I am glad it is liked. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:12 am 
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Hahaha, ya...I can see how it would look like wheels. Cutting them in half would work, but I know I'd probably lose a finger in the bandsaw doing that myself.

Good airbrushing. I can't do faces. Everytime I've tried, they turn into Howdy Doodie.


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