I have officially started my first case modding project (DARK ARMOR) & wanted to share it with everyone.
I've wanted to mod a case for quite some time & finally decided to go for it! The case I'm using is a Rosewill Line M, it's a cheap case ($40) so if I screw it up.. no big deal!
The point of this mod is to build a clean system (rebuilding current system w/some *new* parts) with most of the cables/wires being concealed/hidden.
There is just something about a clean build that looks so nice!?
NOTE: All I have for a camera is my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7", so please forgive the picture quality.. or lack thereof!? lol
Why Project: DARK ARMOR.. I'm going to be "painting" the entire case with truck bed liner/coating!
Here is a shot of the side of the case before I cut the window out & sanded it.
Time to make a window & do a lot of sanding. Okay, here goes....... lol The aftermath: greasy fingerprints & all, not to bad.. it's not perfectly straight, but I can fix that with a little grinding!
Here's the inside after sanding, not a lot of room in there!
I decided to cut the front fan grill out & give the intake fan a little more room to breath, plus it should be a little quieter with less turbulence.
I've got quiet a bit more to do yet.. I'm making plates for the bottom & back side of the case that will cover most of the cables/wires. I'm also waiting on a couple custom made backplates I'm having laser etched on black anodized aluminum. I designed a couple different logo's for my EVGA GTX 660 SC & my Creative SB X-Fi Titanium.
Here are a couple mock ups I did to send to the company making them for me so they knew how I wanted them.. they seemed to like them!?
Well, that's all for now.. I'll be updating this thread as I progress with the build, STAY TUNED!
Later, Phil B.