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Cooler Master 840 ATCS Case Mod ..::D-9::..

Discussion in 'Modding' started by mnpctech, Oct 30, 2009.

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    The Prawn canister can't remain Silver. I prepped the aluminum surface with medium grit sandpaper, applied Black SEM self etching primer, then headed over to Brad's so he could apply the Pewter base color coat. Brad did all of the Prawn canister graphics by applying vinyl film and cutting the designs free hand with an Exacto, he used the movie still for reference. Look Ma, No vinyl film plotter or software! [​IMG]

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    Prawn canister window was tinted like original
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    WOW that looks awesome! good work so far!
     
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    This is nothing short of amazing work.

    Great job, can't wait to see the final product!
     
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    Thanks! glad you're enjoying the build so far :thumbup:
     
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    I think im enjoying this build more than any of your others. I'm absolutely loving it. (Plus your giving me ideas for my case mod :p)
     
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    Glad to hear you're inspired, thats why this is fun! While at the shop last night I cut some 1/8" thick mirrored acrylic sheets to encase the 5.25 bay around the canister location.

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    I used the Scotch 4010 Heavy Duty Tape to adhere onto the mirrored acrylic
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    RUSTED GPU!

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    Watch E.E.L. Embiense demonstrate how to use the Sophisticated Finishes products for adding a rust effect to your Mods.

     
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    I think Christopher left his scrap PC out in the rain a few times. To create those results, I apply the Iron Surfacer to the top panel first, then the Rust Solution after 10 mins. I repeated these steps over different locations on the exterior. The more Rust Solution you apply, the more Orange colored effect you get.
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  9. edzknows

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    wow awesome mod.
    inspiring
     
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    Thank you edzknows!
     
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    Looks awesome Bill, looking forward to the finished product :thumbup:
     
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    Whoa, definitely gonna follow this one...
     
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    Thanks for tuning in!

    There will be an MNU logo painted on this optical drive. Christopher likely traded something towards it, so he could view cd rom archived files from MNU perhaps?

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    More rust effects occur..

    The new 600W Cooler Master Silent PRO didn't look right in a POS computer, it was treated to "rust lovin" as well.
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    Intel Core 2 Duo 3.16 GHz Processor in Intel DX48BT2 Motherboard sent from Cooler Master.

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    I'm looking at this Cooler Master HYPER N620 and wondering ""What Christopher do differently with it?"
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    I wanted to direct the cooler air entering the front of the case to the cpu cooler. The 5.25 bay covers were removed to highlight the canister movie prop we made. It dawned on me that a fan duct could be mounted to a 120mm fan by modifying a 120mm round mesh fan grill. In the past, I would mold the fan duct into the front bezel with body filler, but this method is much easier and more versatile.

    This method can be combined with 4.5" flexible tubing to isolate cool airflow. Imagine one end of the tube attached to a 120mm cooling fan in front of your case.
    The 4.5" Flexible tubing can be found in the "Heating & Cooling" department at hardware or home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowes.

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    120mm Modder's Mesh Round fan grill,http://www.mnpctech.com/120mm_Custom_FanGrill.html
    4.5" fan duct, http://www.mnpctech.com/FanDuct.html
    4, #10 x 5/8" fan screws, http://www.mnpctech.com/thumbscrew.html
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    Paint pen or pencil.
    Tin snips.
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    120mm Modder's Mesh Round fan grill, http://www.mnpctech.com/120mm_Custom_FanGrill.html
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    Using a paint pen to trace the duct onto the round mesh grill.
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    a small wire cutter and Tin snips used to cut the 4.5" opening in the 120mm Modder's Mesh Round fan grill
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    You'll need to use the small wire cutter first, to make the initial cut before you can use the Tin Snips to cut the 4.5" hole.
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    120mm cooling fan. This fan has enclosed corners, you will need longer fan screws if you're mounting the fan onto something like a cpu cooler.
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    4, http://www.mnpctech.com/thumbscrew.html, #10 x 5/8" fan screws</a>
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    i'd have to say that i am really liking the look of the pc so far :D:thumbup:
     
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    Looks great :)

    Shame they didn't want any liquid cooling, could have had alot of fun with that.
     
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    :cool:Geeezzz bill you just keep raising the bar each project you do. :thumbup::cool:
     
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    Thanks guys! we're really happy with how the our Prawn canister came out. Our first movie prop! :leet:

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    Original Prawn canister from District-9 movie
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    love the rust effects, good job :thumbup:
     

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