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    Taking a tip from TGS... I think I'll just make one entry with my last few cases.....

    Thanks for taking the time to review my work!

    blingGreen (MaxPC ROTM, April '05):

    Innards are the following:
    Athlon FX-53
    1GB (2x512) OCZ EL PC3200, 2-3-2
    Leadtek 6600GT
    Gigabyte 3D Rocket Pro Cooler with Artic Silver
    ULTRA 500w X-Connect modular power supply
    Pioneer Slot load DS-106 DVD player
    HP CD Burner (older than dirt...) :lol:

    The trick bits:
    1) Flames... and lots of them! I've always liked classic harloquin flames like on custome cycles and hot rods... this was my tribute to them! I cut the inverse flame on the top window, backed it with a sanded piece of lexan, then lit each end with a 3 LED array, blue at the base of hte flam, and green at the top of the flame. The fade works nicely. The Side window was lovingly cut and sanded and filed into submission to put the flames on the window! Ran into a problem shortly after creating my *magiccal* effect, in that my case color did not lend itself to displaying the flames very well in a dimly lit LAN environment. So I came up with the 2nd layer of sanded UV blue acrylic that is lit with UV CCFL's! Add into that the other colors that are present in the acrylic (to be explained in a second) and I got my flames lit up enough to be seen at a LAN party!

    2) The flames actually flicker. I built a controller for all of the series LED's that is based off of hard drive LED activity. When the drive is at rest (off) certain LED's stay lit. When there is activity, then the other LED's light up and the first set goes off. So there is this constant play between the colors in the flames that makes the flames not only light up... but flicker and dance as well!

    3) 92mm exhaust fan. Was a regular UV green fan, but I tapped 3 holes into the frame and aimed UV LED's in a triangle pattern. I tied them into the same plug used by the fan off of the motherboard, and then sleeved the connection in black so that it would not show up.

    4) Custom Power cabling - I bought some UV reactive wire and some corresponding black molexes and the male or female pins needed to fil each location, and then built my own cable system. The Ultra cables are nice, but too bulky for how small my case actually was. So I gathered inspiration from another modder on another forum and redid the work in my flavor! The cable spacers are UV Green acrylic that have been tapped, drilled and added into the cable array. Kinda tricky to plan out how many cables you need, how many molexes will be used, where the spacers are going to be put in, etc... but I like the results!

    5) Crushed Velvet in the bottom to give it that "pimp's couch" feel, as well as add in an areas for me to cover cables and connections! I plan on redeux'ing this later on, but for now... I like how this all lays out.

    6) Bulgin Vandal switch on the front for power

    7) Front intake for 80mm front fan with active LED show in the middle of it!
    Lupine (CPU, MadReader Mod, Dec.05)

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    Various internal shots:

    This is one of my favorite shots...

    This was a mod that I built while competing in the Coolermaster International Case Mod competition.

    I ended up in the Top 5 finals, with a truly global and respected) set of modders.

    2 of us from the USA, one from the UK, one from the Netherlands, and one from Brazil.

    mr_kholl from Brazil ended up taking the competition with his beaut of a mod, But all of the contestants brough their "A" game! Good stuff all the way around!

    I hope you enjoy!


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    Some Impressive Modding there tech-daddy

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    wow, i remember watching the worklog for lupine, and wondewring how on earth can you keep improving it?!? ive never seen blingGreen before, but man, thats sweet! i love the flames, and the cusom cabling idea (i was gonna do that, now i cant claim to be the first lol) i cant wait to see your next sweet mod!

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    Outstanding work there TD. You can see the steady progression of skill in your work. Each one better than the last. I can't wait to see how the new one goes. It looks like another winner.

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    Thanks guys!
    pbunyan, I certainly cant claim that I was the "first" to do that either.

    I actually pulled hte idea off of a modder named Capt.Sluggo off of the forums on bit-tech. He really used that technique, and it came at a very defining moment while I was putting together bling.

    It is always a good feeling to be judged by a group of your peers. I think the thing that I really like most about our little corner of life, is that we all make each other better. I know that I have pulled many techniques pioneered by other modders, and made them "in my own special way"... but that is the way we work. Inspiration is the key to our art, and as long as we keep up with the logs, and keep up with the new and fresh ideas... this fun will continue!!!

    MOD ON!!!

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    Love your work!

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    tech-daddy that is amazing and really awesome work.

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    Very Sweet Work.
    Love the lighting effects in the cases

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    Those are nice,especially the Boss,is the scoop custom?

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