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#1 unnownwanderer057

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 10:45 PM

this here is my first case mod.

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back

I still have to install the xerc. i also bought about 30 yellow leds, but i havnt added them because i cant really decide on where to put them


#2 Infamous Ob

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 11:21 PM

LMAO! That's sweet. LOL! But you need to clean it up a lil bit, sand it down, bondo it and add some Candy on there. (Paint) Nice idea man.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:47 AM

Yeah, definitely clean up the cuts, and fill the gaps. I think it'll look pretty pimpin. cool.gif I'd say get rid of the xbox bezel and put a normal flat bezel on there. Give it a nice smooth flush look. Could even wire up the rec level knob as a fan speed controller.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 07:58 AM

shotguns at close range do not make a good substitute for a dremel.. neither do teeth.


lol.. but for reals, clean up them cuts son! good start, but she's got more potential than you're giving her

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:08 AM

You know what unnownwanderer057, by lookin at this again, Im really motivated to try any kind of case. Like putting the Xbox inside of anything. Thanks for inspiring me. Just make sure you clean that up, and paint it.

#6 unnownwanderer057

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:39 AM

Thanks everybody for the compliments. yea i really need to bondo and redo the dvd drive, and put a different dvd bezel.

As for painting i really want to, but just the top cover. it will be too hard to redo the letters and the writing on the front panel.

If anyone has any ideas fell free to shoot them over this way

thanks

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 10:51 AM

Looks like you have two nice little windows where the tapes used to go, i'd slap in some sound reactice cold cathodes, that'd look good.

Or you could turn them into glowing green eyes, GRRRRRRRRR.

Edited by jimbobjim, 18 February 2007 - 10:52 AM.


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Posted 18 February 2007 - 11:52 AM

A unnownwanderer057, I gotta thought that just came up. How wide is that Tape player, cause I wanna know how is that Mobo fittin' in there?

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 11:53 AM

Looking good, but yeah just like the other said it needs a clean and maybe a pimping paint job biggrin.gif, and maybe a fan cover for the back because you dont want any pets putting there head in there tongue.gif muhaha.gif unsure.gif

Edited by williamsa0000, 18 February 2007 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:15 PM

ghetto!

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 07:21 PM

Great concept, but it needs some cleaning on your cuts.. Bondo is cheap and your best friend.. Id make my own DVD bezel out of a PC optical drive or a dead DVD player drive..

As far as painting, yes it needs a paint job.. Id do either a satin black or a semi gloss black personally.. ANd you CAN redo lettering on it.. You just need some vinyl lettering.. I've seen it in sizes as small as 2 pt. font (As your PC would print it)..

I think it would be cool if it would still play tapes, lol.. But thats just me!

Is it possible to use any of those buttons to control your box? Like the stock power buttons to turn it on, etc? pop.gif

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:12 PM

Lol it's clunky...WIP/Innards pictures pls.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:32 PM

Thanks again for the comments and ideas.

first off the dimensions for the case is 15.5 in long 9.75 in wide and 4.25 in high (without the feet
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the motherboard actually almost fit in there perfectly. i just had to trim a little at the door hinge things to make it fit.

As far as the buttons go the only ones that work are the rewind (which is for power), fast forward( dvd eject) and two of the switches. i had to cut up the boards to fit the dvd drive in.

Also i like the idea of the cold cathodes. i think i will cause it sounds easier then leds.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 11:48 PM

QUOTE(unnownwanderer057 @ Feb 19 2007, 02:39 PM) View Post

first off the dimensions for the case is 15.5 in long 9.75 in wide and 4.25 in high (without the feet)
the motherboard actually almost fit in there perfectly.


Oh, you got skills. LOL!

Edited by Infamous Ob, 19 February 2007 - 11:49 PM.


#15 unnownwanderer057

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 08:28 AM

not really.




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