So I finally got round to starting my first mod.
Unlike pretty much every case on here, I'm modding a flat desktop, not a tower. I have problems with my current case and the CPU doesn't seem to like to stay attached to my heatsink.
I'm going to paint the case black and paint the inside (mobo tray, drive bays etc) chrome.
There will be a total of 4 windows and I plan on adding some blue lights (can't decide between cathode tubes or LEDs) and I'm going to add some extra fans. Heres the pictures:
First off... The paint I found for the chrome. It's not the Alsa Mirra Chrome... But considering it's a third of the price, it'll do nicely, and it works quite well.
Heres the piece of metal I tested the chrome on. I first sanded it by hand using a 1200 grit paper, then 'primed' it by using Wal-marts $0.97 white spray paint :wink:
Alright. The case. Sorry, no Sketch-up plans, but the program doesn't like my laptop, or vice-versa. Out of the top, I plan on having a 120mm fan attached to an 80mm fan through a riser coming off the top of the heat sink and emerging from the top of the case.
The space on the left is where the reset switch and lights went. I'll be moving those to the floppy drive cover and placing some lexan over the gap with a fan grill. They'll be the fan behind the lexan and the chrome frame. Thats all.
So far, I've cut the hole for the front window and started to cut the top window. It's slow going, I only have a battery powered dremel. More pictures will come soon.