Centurion 5: Redux

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  1. MikeCheck

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    Hey guys! First post here in this forum! Hope it goes ok!

    Now you'll notice this worklog is a 'Redux', that is I am re-modding a previously modded case.

    The components were whatever I had lying around as I wanted to spend $0 on the pc side of things.

    Case: Coolermaster Centurion 5
    Motherboard: Old, MSI AMD 939 (Neo.... something)
    CPU: AMD 3200+ socket 939
    RAM: 1gb of mismatched sticks
    HDD: Random Seagate (I think) 250gb drive
    GPU: 6600GT 256mb
    PSU: God only knows!

    NOW!

    Onto the worklog!

    I’ll just show you what it WAS like bearing in mind this was it waaay back ago when I had limited tools (a drill) and little experience (I was like... 16):

    Dodgily mounting a 120mm fan in an 80mm fan spot.
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    (Yes, that's blu-tack)

    The whole system. Notice the cutout at the top for PSU wire routing. Also a 120mm blowhole was added.
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    Blowhole up close. I was actually pretty proud of how that turned out.
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    Now; onto the Redux...

    Off to work I went cleaning up my previous endevours:

    The back grill was cleaned to a proper fit.
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    I cut out an actual hole for the new 120mm intake and created actual mounts (bye bye Blu-tack!)
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    I also cleaned up and added a few more cable routing hole now I have more control over what and where I can cut.

    PCI-X Connector:
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    HDD and/or Power, reset and front USB connectors:
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    Now onto the painting side of things!

    Painting mostly:
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    Mmmmm yummy, yummy sanding. This was the first time I had ever attempted sanding off paint and I'm pretty sure I did it wrong....

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    More sanding love (this was during the sanding process; obviously the whole top was done to a bare metal)



    *In best Pimp my Ride voice* Now it's time for paint!

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    I don't think it came out too bad considering I had never actually painted anything before...


    Masking off for the RACING STRIPES!! (Did I tell you about racing stripes? I'm sure I told you about the racing stripes...)
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    More masking
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    After a coulple coats
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    Aaaaand one more
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    Annoyingly a little bit of spray got under the tape near the blowhole so I'll have to wait for the stripes to dry and do some hand-work. While I'm being pedantic I'll probably make the edges of the stripes a little smoother.

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    all taped up!

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    You can see it's still quite shiny (still drying although it took like 3 seconds on a day like today)

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    Blaaaaaack

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    After drying

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    Side view

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    Back view


    Righto well here's the finished product.

    Here are some shots.
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    Well I hope you enjoyed looking at it; I certainly enjoyed doing it.


    Well I hope you guys liked it.

    This was a quick, cheap an nasty mod I did just to get practice but I like how it turned out in the end :D

    Thanks for your time!

    M.
     
  2. swan14

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    looks great mate.

    just goes to show doing a nice paint job, especially black, can make any old case look state of the art!
     
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    cheers man!

    I'm waiting a bit to post my CM690 one I did after this (and is now my case) but get keen for it too; I learned alot from the Centurion and so I think the CM690 is alot better looking :p

    M.
     
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    not too bad!
    the only mods i did to my case that i have atm, was painted the inside black, that turned out like yours, and i removed the lcd at the front of the case a hid a fan there lol :D
     
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    Defs do some speed strips on the frount bay covers man :p

    looks good:):):):thumbup::thumbup::)
     
  6. swan14

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    Forgot to ask does your system run faster now?!:lol:
     
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    Good stuff mate :thumbup:
     
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    thanks guys!

    Of course it runs faster! Racing stripes make everything run faster, they're like spoilers! :p

    And I would keep modding this but I sold it to a make a while ago to put his new system in it and I'm happy to report he's actually taking quite good care of it :D

    Check out my more recent CM690 mod!

    Thanks again.

    M.
     
  9. h2oxide

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    Where? I searched all threads started by you, i can only see the redux
     
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    Yeah sorry about that; apprently I can't post in the worklog section yet and I post want to piss off the mods by purposefully posting in the 'modding' main forum.

    I'll get onto it as soon as I can!

    M.
     
  11. h2oxide

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    You cant post in the worklog section? Wtf why not? Also try the modding section?
     
  12. Micah.

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    You are meant to post in the general modding section then PM a mod asking to move it to worklog... That is how everyone has to do it except maybe mods :D
     
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    *facepalm*

    Sorry, still new here :/

    It's up now.

    M.
     

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