Hi there all
Decided to start my mod log now and give you a heads up on what my ideas are and to get your advice in a few things..Pictures of case etc will follow (canâ€™t find the dam cable to download the dam pics)
Right lest start off with the case. I have managed to save an old Yeong Yang server case from being dumped in the skip at work. So thatâ€™s buy base.. Mainly because I have spent many a board moment at work drooling over the Mountain mode UFO cases. They are gorgeous.. But alas way out of my price bracket..
Still the idea of a cube case has really grabbed me, and so when I saw this old Yeong Yang server case destined for the rubbish heap I had to have it.
Now I have spent some considerable time checking and trawling through all the myriad of logs and finished cases on this site and many other site, for ideas and avenues that would give me an idea for the final case design..
DarthBeavis Holocorn Build
Sheldog23 Panzer mod
What I was certain of was that I would want to make my own windowed panel (possibly on both sides of the case, depending on how tidy I can get the psu cabling and drives to look). And through my research I found myself being drawn to the themed cases more and more. Especially the film and comic book character cases. So I started exploring all the avenues that I was interested in.
My first thoughts were as Iâ€™m doing a window my easiest option would be to shape it or add some sort of silhouetted edge to the cut out. So i explored images of stuff like Star Wars, Aliens, 200AD characters and then It struck me that, I am the one making the case and it will inevitably end up with my own style and take of things, are these really relevant to me or the things that really grabbed me from the cases I loved..
So up in the loft and out in the garage I went on the hunt for those elusive boxes of old comics and magazines that I have kept from school and Uni.
Eventually found them and spent most of the last two weeks re-reading old mags and comics.. Where i stumbled upon a forgotten gem that had a profound effect on my time at Uni.
This being a not that well know semi underground mage called !Deadline". Now this had a myriad of strange and unique characters that I spent many a year following their exploits they ranged from,
The end of the century club,
The Elingville comic-book, science fiction, fantasy, horror and role-playing club (one of my favourites)
Milk and Cheese (these guys are so great)
And then there was Tank Girl....Thatâ€™s one messed up chick.. But that was it decision made.
Any how I set to work trying to find suitable pictures and designs that I thought would be suitable for my case...
I finally settled on (but I have in no way set it in stone) the following design for my case
Please forgive the simplicity of them, and the fact that they are so small they were done in â€œPaintâ€ and well I think they get across the idea. ( this is my firt time posting)
The two circles on top are the two 120mm mesh fan covers for the two single radiators in the water loop, there is a 240 radiator that Iâ€™m gunna put at the front of the Moboâ€™s compartment. I have left these off coz the front panel will cover these and the pics are eventually to give an idea of the finished paint job.
Any way let me kow your thoughts and please if there are any hidden problems with this case please let me know..(other than its built like a tank..which is quiet appt)