Ok I am starting my very first case mod and I am 1 week into it as of right now.
here are the system spec's
case: A+case twin engine
mainboard: foxconn flaming blade x58
cpu: intel i7 930 2.8ghz
memmory: G-skill pc 10666
graphics card: xfx ati hd5750 1 Gddr5
hdd: wd 5400rpm 500g
sentury 2 fan controler
stock cpu cooler
case paint job ( going with the F-16 aggressor theme arctic camo pattern)
led lighting for a military look on the inside of case
upgrading cpu cooler to the CM hyper 520n
adding 2 120 red led fans to top of case
adding 1 120 green led fan to rear of case
replacing the stock 250mm fans with new red led 250mm fans
removing front door
filling in the 3.5" drive bay
I am a veteran of OIF (operation Iraqi Freedom). I have always been in love with military aircraft and also tech of all kinds so when i built my 1st system in 07 when I got back from Kuwait in this case. sence then i have been looking at it and thinking what to do to change the way it looks, then i was looking at the f-16 aggressors.
The way that aircraft looks and with the way the front of this case is made it was an obvious choice. So that is were I got the idea to do this mod.
work done so far:
Ordered the cpu cooler, fans, led kit, power button pci panel, fan grill. Filled in the drive bay, removed door and filled in hinges, sanded and primed front bezel, modded the 2 side panels to allow more air flow into case.
I know that the dates are wrong in the pics, but my camera wont save the settings for date and time.
case before i started the mod:
my inspiration for the mod:
this is my planed paint scheme:
side panel before i cut the spot for air flow:
side panel after cutting, not to happy with the lines of the cuts but its my 1st time with a dremil and its not gonna be seen:
side panel cones before and after.. before is on the right:
side panel after the mod to it and reassembled:
front bezel after i filled in the drive bay and hinges:
front bezel primed:
first part came in and it is the fan grill for the top fan part of the mod: