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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:05 pm 
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I think he meant "such", not suck, lol.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:17 am 
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Hi all, some nice mods posted here. I have gotten into it a bit myself. Here are a couple of the ones I have done. Hope you enjoy them. :)

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More here http://forgedfx.com/casemods.htm

p.s. sorry for the cheap digital camera pics lol


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Very nice mods there Xcalibur...also, WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!! I hope to see you around more, and by the way, for all of those pc's, you may want to consider stopping by our Folding Section :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:24 pm 
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Thanks, .... all but one of those is gone, family. friends and sold. I will be starting something a new soon I am sure. I'll check out the section. Thanks for the welcome. :)


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 Post subject: My Rigs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:18 am 
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Image This was my first attempt at modding a PC. It worked well but I never did get around to painting it like I had wanted to do. System was an Athlon XP 2800, 1GB DDR 400, Asus A7N8X Deluxe, Radeon 9700, 2x 36GB Raptors

Image This is the window that is currently in my Linux server.

Image And this is my Linux server... Dual PIII 933s, 3GB ECC PC-133, Asus CUR-DLS, 36GB and 74GB Maxtor 10k SCSI drives

Image And here is my main rig. I am currently trying to decide what I want to do to it now. I am going to end up removing the current skin and probably will have it painted by my cousin...

Image Another shot showing a little of the front, including the reservoir for the water cooling setup... System is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200 running at 2.66GHz, 2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2-1066, GeForce 7900GS (soon to be replaced with 8800 GTS), 2x 36GB Raptors, 2x 74GB Raptors, 320GB Seagate SATA drive, Plextor PX-716 and PX-750 DVD burners...


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Final pics of Qmicra v2 case I modded before it returned back to Dave Lalopa at PCDesignlab for the system install.

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Love the power button 'badge', looks like a Bentley.


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Yet another beautiful mod to come out of the MNPCTECH warehouse. Looks great. The airbrushed flames look amazing. Did Stu paint them or did you have someone else do it?


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scuse me, where did you get the "wings" they look spectacular and i would like a link plz if they are not custom


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scuse me, where did you get the "wings" they look spectacular and i would like a link plz if they are not custom


I asked him - We'll see if he replies.

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those are some TIGHT mods

ps I LOVE that dragon. Its sexy.


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Humph. Flames are not fine. We really need to tune those up. Natural flames are very hard to make. But what I see is overspray. If ghosting was the goal, that's a totally different method than simple application.

In reality if you see this box, I see a bumpy orange peel finish [mnpctech9o] on point. Something is very wrong with the paint mix. There's pressure, mix ratio, sanding, clearing...many steps leaving this open to just applying.

Looks like PPG, but that's just up front. Could be anything with that poor blending mix. That's far from being recommended to repeat from a skilled user. The dots say strong mix, wrong air ratio.

I will never knock a mod if I can't do better, and show how to do so. If this had shown your method, we could debate it. We can't, so I look like a butthead. I'd really like to help you, and Joe Public, on how to paint better. Besides the poor paint...I see bolt on parts with no PC. (I can make the feet for $5 worth of material. It's two cuts on stock. I'll knurl them for the same price on the Cincinnati is one wanted...make a shape with the Hurco. Just saying...it's feet one can buy. If one wants pretty, we'll go. Always a dollar less then.)

I'm asking if we can do a painting walk through a bit more thorough than normal. I have a SATA rig to make one drool, but the technique can be shown that isn't in something like this...that's for sure. Perhaps some synthetic walk throughs as well so it's not so...chop a hole, put some mesh in...simple stuff. I'm just a paint guy. I nit pick on paint. We can learn if we skip offense. If it's a business, you earn money by listening.
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Attention to detail is one thing. But everything on this jeep, so far...has every bolt north and south. I'll do some flames in 10 minutes...but the practice and tutorial takes time. It's able to be shown and shared though...for nothing but time.

Taste is another. I love flat backdrops to shiney accents. Clean cutting lines. Contrast (note the flat frame). That's the stuff I'd love to help others with. But I not only feel the overspray on the tips was meant, but could be learned from. A different mix and setting could finalize a better finish. It's really, a simple fade...vise splatter. And flames don't just stop and start again. You can work around the hole...the window. Use it as part of the canvas.


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jacob938 wrote:
scuse me, where did you get the "wings" they look spectacular and i would like a link plz if they are not custom


MNPCTech says its a fuel tank emblem of an old Harley Davidson.


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Hey guys, Lin Anderson did the flames. It's what the customer requested and they're very pleased with the results.

I posted a video of Dave Lalopa installing a system in that case and explaining the engineering behind the case design. It's a real Monster SFF case


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97HxyJHBx7g


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PCDesignLab just sent these photos of the system installed in the case I modified for them

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thanks, a bit hard to obtain but ill try :shock:


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 Post subject: First "MOD" LOL!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:37 pm 
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XcaliburFX wrote:
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Congrats on the recent ROTM xcalibur!!!


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Thanks much nebbuchanezzar :)


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The SPINNER Pimped out!!!

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