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February 8, 2013 7:05:15 PM

I'm just wondering how this could be done, aside from some paint and maybe a dremel. Anybody experienced in modifying your computer cases? My case is really dull-looking, so I was thinking about modifying the exterior in some way.

Here's what I've got in case you're curious http://www.powerone.ca/product.php?pid=4128&cid=16

So, again I ask, has anyone done any sort of modifications to their computer cases?
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February 8, 2013 7:31:21 PM

Having mangled, er, uh, modified a few cases I'll only say, it's you're imagination that's holding you back. A quick glance at mods on your favorite image search engine should give you a few ideas - seems some people love to attach appendages to cases. Lit fans are an easy addition that add a little 'flash'. If you are not afraid to create something new, measure the mounting points of your front panel - create a new one. There are things such as 'modders mesh' which can be used to create airflow where there was none, window kits (those do require a dremel or jigsaw). There are also vinyl films to cover your PC (make it look like carbon fiber or...). Check out this section of Frozen CPU: FrozenCPU DIY/Mod Parts - you might get an idea by seeing what is available, there are a few other stores that also carry modding supplies such as
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
http://www.xoxide.com/modaccessories1.html
http://www.mnpctech.com/casemodstore.html
I will suggest spending some time browsing those sites, inspiration may come...
Hope it helps
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February 8, 2013 7:49:39 PM

I would figure out what you wanted painted on the side panels and then take them to a good tatoo shop; many of those guys also do micro-airgun painting and can do one hell of a job.

Another cheaper option would be to buy a large gift bag and the cut out what you want and glue them to the side panels. I did this with my grandsons first pc - giving it a spiderman theme. I even added spidey eyes to the front panel that lite up red whenever the hdd was accesses (real easy to do) It was awesome!
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February 8, 2013 8:37:47 PM

popatim said:
I would figure out what you wanted painted on the side panels and then take them to a good tatoo shop; many of those guys also do micro-airgun painting and can do one hell of a job.

Another cheaper option would be to buy a large gift bag and the cut out what you want and glue them to the side panels. I did this with my grandsons first pc - giving it a spiderman theme. I even added spidey eyes to the front panel that lite up red whenever the hdd was accesses (real easy to do) It was awesome!


Sounds like a lot of fun. You're son is really lucky :)  I also like the tattoo shop idea. Never really thought of taking my PC to a tattoo artist.
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February 8, 2013 8:39:25 PM

C12Friedman said:
Having mangled, er, uh, modified a few cases I'll only say, it's you're imagination that's holding you back. A quick glance at mods on your favorite image search engine should give you a few ideas - seems some people love to attach appendages to cases. Lit fans are an easy addition that add a little 'flash'. If you are not afraid to create something new, measure the mounting points of your front panel - create a new one. There are things such as 'modders mesh' which can be used to create airflow where there was none, window kits (those do require a dremel or jigsaw). There are also vinyl films to cover your PC (make it look like carbon fiber or...). Check out this section of Frozen CPU: FrozenCPU DIY/Mod Parts - you might get an idea by seeing what is available, there are a few other stores that also carry modding supplies such as
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
http://www.xoxide.com/modaccessories1.html
http://www.mnpctech.com/casemodstore.html
I will suggest spending some time browsing those sites, inspiration may come...
Hope it helps


I had actually seen an Ironman front panel not too long ago. Looked epic. Thanks for the ideas!
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