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terrancelam
01-12-02, 09:02 PM
I know this isn't a real case mod, but I just wanted to know how to take off the f ront frame of dvd/cd-rw drives. So far I manage to paint the tray's front panel black (use some war hammer paint I have left over some a while ago.). Was going to paint the front pannels metalic to match the case. Here a pic of the front of the case.

http://www.mrpcpro.com/reviews/minion/hidden.jpg

terrancelam
01-13-02, 12:51 AM
After doing about 30mins of painting, this is the result!

http://terrancelam.homestead.com/files/paint.jpeg

MagicMikey
01-13-02, 12:52 AM
What exactly are we looking at here? ;)

terrancelam
01-13-02, 01:05 AM
ahh here maybe this is better?
Front:
http://terrancelam.homestead.com/files/Case/close.jpg

MagicMikey
01-13-02, 01:08 AM
Ohhhh, I see them now....it's nice...That's the color combo I was going to do with my next one.... ;) coolies

cy
01-13-02, 06:32 PM
Terran, what paint did you use? and do u know what kind of paint should i use if i want to paint my whole case? :)

YARDofSTUF
01-13-02, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by terrancelam
After doing about 30mins of painting, this is the result!

http://terrancelam.homestead.com/files/paint.jpeg

its a tv its a stereo, its a computer, its a... i dont ****ING KNOW!!! lol



does that case fit micro atx mobos?

MagicMikey
01-13-02, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by cy
Terran, what paint did you use? and do u know what kind of paint should i use if i want to paint my whole case? :)

http://www.pc-workshop.net/

NuclearHeadache
01-13-02, 09:50 PM
Big T if I were you I'd leave that colour combo as is. The black tray with silver looks great. In my opinion it looks great. Good job.

terrancelam
01-13-02, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by cy
Terran, what paint did you use? and do u know what kind of paint should i use if i want to paint my whole case? :)

For the whole case, I don't know, but for the CD-Rom drives, I used some "Warhammer" paint, that's non acrylic and water based, incase I made a mistake.

And thanks Nuke! ahh took about 45 mins to paint, but ahh satisfaction!

NuclearHeadache
01-13-02, 11:10 PM
Terrance why don't you try to STEALTH mod your drives. I'm gonna do it. It looks great.

Check it out here (http://www.aselabs.com/articles.php?articleid=12)

There's other, more dificult ways of doing this mod. Just do a google search or try here (http://bit-tech.net/article/56/)

cy
01-13-02, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by NuclearHeadache
Terrance why don't you try to STEALTH mod your drives. I'm gonna do it. It looks great.

Check it out here (http://www.aselabs.com/articles.php?articleid=12)

There's other, more dificult ways of doing this mod. Just do a google search or try here (http://bit-tech.net/article/56/)

woah! looks pretty cool :)
Thanks Mikey for the link and terran for reply ;)

drdoug99
01-14-02, 02:08 AM
Nice looking case Terrance! does it help out with your temps yet??

cy
01-14-02, 02:19 PM
Well, i've seen that case at the computer store myself and it's a pretty big space in there, so I think there should be a temp improve ;)

NuclearHeadache
01-14-02, 09:30 PM
Cool. Hey Big-T I did the stealth mod on my Lian Li and it works, looks great too. I had to cut some of the metal on the cd rom cover but it looks great.
I went to Crappy Tire and they had a mastercraft rotary tool for 54 bucks. Works great.... the cutting disks break very easily though. Anyways try the stealth mod, you won't be dissapointed.

When I stealth my burner and, somehow, floppy drive, I'll post some pics. By then I'll have purchased a web cam.

L8ts

terrancelam
01-14-02, 10:53 PM
Nuke:
I just painted the drives and plus the only two bay slot covers left have words printed on them, I was thinking of sticking with what I just painted :), no offence. But nice to hear about the mod on your case! Did you say you got a drill or a dremel tool? Would be cool to get one, was considering modding a case or two :).

Dr.Doug:
Indeed it did! If you didn't already read that long long thread on how I was planning to do it, and that night I stayed up incrediably late doing it, well here are the results.

Previous Temps:
CPU Idle: 54C
Full load: 58-59C
System: 30-32C

Previous Case with Side Panels off:
CPU Idle:49C
Full load: 56C
System:30C

Minion IMT-4000
CPU Idle:43-44C
Full load: 49C(games and divx)
System:26-27C

All temps were taken within the same 12 hour period to reduce the off chance of massive temperature change, Used the same psu, hs/f solution and just about everything, except for the cases. Tells you the difference a good case can make! Still I am worried about the noise, the 7k fan is bearble for me, but it's still loud, so I'm considering getting a Alpha PAL 8045 with a TT 37cfm, 2900rpm 80mm fan on it, I heard that the delta it comes with is incredibly loud. But I'll let you know if things change!

Cy: Indeed this case is a LOT roomier! Infact, this is the first time I can take off the shell/panels of my case and see my cpu fan's heatsink! Not only that, I can feel the cool air being sucked in to the case from the side panels! It's incredible!