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Rally Racer

Post by skier » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:48 pm

so im starting to plan a new case mod, based on rally racing, specifically Andrew Comrie-Picard's Mitsubishi Evolution(because i wanted a change in color, and red is the logical choice, and im a fan of Mitsubishi....and have an ACP signed poster(specifically for me) from the forest rally last year)

*This may not happen, pending if i actually review a solid case(supposed to have reviewed two over winter break, but no go)

the main reason for a new mod is because the expansion port screw-holes are stripped where the first GPU goes in my antec case, so its not fastened at all, and i certainly dont want to keep it like it is, because if you pull on the VGA cable, it'll pull the card right out of the slot(well not entirely, but enough to screw it up)

im gonna get this case because it is easily mod-able, simple, cheap, and i don't have to paint most of the case for what i want to do to it
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as you can see, the pattern in the window is just the metal, so i'm gonna hack that off(and the plexi will look fine) and replace the 80mm blue case fan, with two 120mm red LED fans as such, with these other pieces implimented as well: red cold cathode 12", red LED lights
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i'll prolly end up painting the whole thing in an ACP color Scheme,

this scheme:
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not this one, lol:
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tell me what ya think!
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Post by InspectahACE » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:57 pm

Red is a good color. I think you will like it. I had doubts about red myself but when I finished all the red lighting in my case, I was very pleased. unfastened video card is a scary thought :yikes: ...let me know how the cathodes go. I was never sure if they were really red or like an orange-ish red so I skipped out on them
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Post by Alathald » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:11 pm

Ditto to what ace said, I was always partial to blue but after my case mod red looks quite nice.
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Post by skier » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:14 pm

the accessories get here at the end of the week ;)
(i needed a 120mm case fan to use as a replacement in a PSU(brand new CoolerMaster 550W PSU, fan was really loud for the first couple months i had it, so i rarely used the unit, then one day it just died in one of our computers(good thing it did when i happened to be on vacation from school)) so i decided, i may as well get ramped up for it, and not need anything aside from a case to rape me for shipping with)
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Re: Rally Racer

Post by skier » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:49 pm

got the accessories today, heres how they look against the inside of my desk, the Cathode produces an absurd amount of light, i'd say its closer to dark orange, but i don't mind, its still a good color, and will do most of the lighting inside the new case,


behold the bling!

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Re: Rally Racer

Post by InspectahACE » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:25 pm

Nice. Wear dark glasses when staring at the cathode :)..Apevia:) My other rig had those fans and the case was by them..they're not bad at all. I just don't like how they use the same color plastic as the LED. (Though I never saw how red looks, only blue when I had them).. it's gonna look bitchin for ya though, I can foresee it
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Post by Skippman » Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:02 am

You using Coolermaster or Yateloon fans?

I'm excited to see how this turns out. My next rig might be red inside to contrast w/ my current one so I'll def be following this thread.

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Re: Rally Racer

Post by InspectahACE » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:09 am

I know the pic with the flash of him holding the red fan is an Apevia fan..hard to tell but the sticker shows it(if you can get past the reflection)
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Re: Rally Racer

Post by skier » Wed May 06, 2009 6:00 pm

just ordered the case :)
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Re: Rally Racer

Post by skier » Tue May 12, 2009 9:25 am

how easy/hard is it to pull the rivets and redo them/is it worth the time?(i'm painting the inside gloss black with engine enamel)
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Post by Alathald » Tue May 12, 2009 9:58 am

Not hard at all, you just drill them out to remove and buy a pop rivet gun to replace them.

(I've always dremeled or drilled them to remove but that might work too)
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Post by skier » Tue May 12, 2009 12:02 pm

i think that's what i'll do as its not like i don't have a case im already using so i can take my time and make it look as good as possible(also, the first time i slid the main door off, it popped a rivet off!!)

i was just wondering if there were usually ones that are a PITA to put back in

also, should i plug these vents up? bottom of case, and it will likely be on a carpet a majority of the time:
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Post by skier » Wed May 13, 2009 12:26 pm

what should i do with the vents guys?

*chassis currently in pieces, wondering if i need to bondo the vents up before i can paint anything*
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Post by Skippman » Wed May 13, 2009 1:04 pm

I would seal it up if it's just going to sit on carpet the entire time.

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Post by skier » Tue May 19, 2009 2:33 pm

waiting for the last parts to dry for the inside now, i assembled some of it, but the rivets made the paint chip :( guess i'll have to do some touch-up once im done rivet'n the rest
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Post by skier » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:24 pm

update:
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after a bit of bondo:
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discovered a pretty poor design flaw, only on one end of the bottom panel:
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didn't use enough hardener in a layer:
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painted some and assembly:
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several chips like this from rivet'n:
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so i repainted the back to fix it, because it is only place that will be visible with the chips, why not, came out pretty good, bad pic w/flash tho:
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hacked off that little accent piece for the side fan, left with this:
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now for the plexi:
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got both holes cut and screw holes drilled, still need to cut into the side panel
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Post by DMB2000uk » Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:32 am

Yey picture updates!

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Post by x.clay » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:57 pm

the side panel looks much better now
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Post by kappage » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:10 am

Did your perspex crack?? When you put a pop rivert into something that can crack you need to put a small square of metal behind it for it to 'grip'.
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Post by skier » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:29 am

new concept: it'll be focusing on this: Image
i blew it up to fit on 4 pages, and 2 pages, i'll see which fits better, it'll go on the door that's behind the mobo tray, and what i'll do is mask off the cars and the jump and make an outline shadow with black spraypaint
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