My name is Ron, aka RcRon7, and I have been modding for about 6 years now. I primarily have been taking old cases and cutting and painting them. I have three complete mods that each have some basic cuts, and a third one that is very detailed. For this mod however I'm going to be doing a Monster Energy Drink Logo, the M, on a case. I would like this case to become a show case and I plan on taking it to local events. However when it's at home it will be my Daughters and reside in our family room. It was her idea to do a Monster M on the case and I could not resist. It doesn't hurt that her name begins with M either. ^_^ This mod is ultimately for her. She was with me when we picked out the colors and she'll help out with some of the painting. She is also my photographer and loves doing macro shots. I think I may have a budding modder in the family so I'm trying to encourage that.
First off I have to give a shout out to MNPCTech and Bill Owen for his support and inspiration. Also Xoxide for their Support with the Fans Lighting and a few other accessories. I'll have the "Goodies" posted in some shots later on as parts come in.
I'm modding an old Soyo case that I rescued from certain death in the dump. While helping out a friend who owns a pet store I saw this case sitting in the corner and he told me they were going to throw it out. It was not in bad shape and I loved the handle on top so I said I'll take it. This case will have a side window looking into the case, and why not, what kind of modder would not add a window right! I'll cut a M in the front for an intake. I'll make a custom M fan Grill for the back, I'm looking forward to this and have some sketches worked up already. The right side, or motherboard side will have a sheet of Translucent Green acrylic that will have Vinyl film on it and be backlit with Green LED's. That film will be cut out to create a halo affect around another M cut out of aluminum. I will either polish that to a high shine or paint it to match the interior of the case. I'm still on the fence with that one. There will be some 3M DiNoc Carbon Fiber Film on this case from MNPCTech and some Modders Mesh for the top fan Grill.
Case colors will be:
Pearl White outside
Bright Green inside
Some Black Accents
Green Lighting and Fans
So, how could I start a work log and not put some pictures up, right!
In these pictures you can see the case has a stamped logo in the sides. Those will have to go, that's a big hole there now. The front will have the floppy and small vent holes filled with body filler. If I recall Bill Owen recommends Short Strand Filler so that is what I'm on the hunt for. This is also something I have never attempted before.
Here are a few shots of the supplies I have as of now.
This mod is more about the case, not so much the hardware going inside. I would like to go all out with the hardware as well but that may have to be a Part Two. The guts will actually be a slightly older system swap. It will have an XFX MB, running 4 Gig Ram, and an Intel 8200 Dual Core CPU. and older iNvidia 9600 GT. It will be running Win7 64. I'll be sleeveing the fans with 550 paracord. I'm trying to get some green to match the paint but if the color is not right I'll be doing it in black.
My Plan of attack:
The basic layout and theme are set.
I've begun cutting the side metal logo and will have some pic's of that up soon.
Make my fan Grill, and fill some holes with body filler, and make a few new ones.
I'm going to try either moving a USB hub to the bottom space on the front of the case or filling that front hole as well. I would love to hear any thoughts on those that have done something like that before.MNPCtechXoxide