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Matt Ligon
By: Mafiew Rating: 8 (26 votes)
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Cost: $1400
Last updated: 01/10/2007
   
Info: When planning this, my first mod, I was initially interested in doing in using an aluminium case. Thinking about that gave me the idea to give the case an aircraft theme. I went with a sort WWII bomber kind of idea with retro switches, dials, indicator lights, and an authentic aircraft compass that I bought on Ebay. On the side of the case is a window shaped like a bomb that is affixed to the case with a couple of hundred rivets. I replaced the power and reset switches with toggle switches and replaced the power led and HD led with incandescent indicator lights. To control fan speed I used potentiometers (get linear instead of audio taper potentiometers if you want to do this!)I got the cool dials for the potentiometers from Fry's Electronics and the lights from Eagle Electronics. To cover up the ugly plastic drives i did the hidden drive mod (i forget where i found it on the internet) and for the floppy i bought a plate from Lian-Li which sticks onto the floppy bezel. I used a sharpie to color in the parts that weren't covered by the floppy panel.

Inside the case:
Enermax 431W PS
MSI SiS645DX Motherboard
P4 1.8 OC'd to 2.4
Thermaltake 7+ HS/Fan
Crucial 512MB DDR3200 RAM
MSI Geforce 4 4400
7 Enermax 80mm fans
1 120mm fan
6 potentiometers to control fan speed
1 Red cold cathode light
Lite-on 16x DVD Drive
Verbatim 40X CDR Drive
80GB Maxtor Quiet Drive
Comments: (20)
The fruits of my hours and hou
The fruits of my hours and hou
Here you can see the case with the light turned on.  Below the floppy drive you can see the volcano 7+ speed switch.
Here you can see the case with the light turned on. Below the floppy drive you can see the volcano 7+ speed switch.
Close-up of the window in the dark.  This was the most labor intensive part of case construction.  I dremeled the hole in the case and then I had to measure out and drill each and every one of those damn holes in the case and the plexiglas for the rivets to fasten onto.
Close-up of the window in the dark. This was the most labor intensive part of case construction. I dremeled the hole in the case and then I had to measure out and drill each and every one of those damn holes in the case and the plexiglas for the rivets to fasten onto.
Close up of the control panel.  The top left switch is for the case light.  The top right switch is for the compass light.  The dials control the speeds of the 6 80mm fans, and the switches can change the case from running 4 80mm fans to running all 7 80mm fans and the 120mm fan.
Close up of the control panel. The top left switch is for the case light. The top right switch is for the compass light. The dials control the speeds of the 6 80mm fans, and the switches can change the case from running 4 80mm fans to running all 7 80mm fans and the 120mm fan.
This shows the hidden drives in operation.  The aluminum panels are velcroed to the drive trays and when you press the bottom right hand corner of the panels the drives open.
This shows the hidden drives in operation. The aluminum panels are velcroed to the drive trays and when you press the bottom right hand corner of the panels the drives open.
scorpain commented on 2010-07-25 06:33:09 that:
sweeet job my friend but i would have to have to update any piece or hardware inside it with all ya cables haha. Lovely case ^.^

SpeedCrazy commented on 2010-07-14 11:23:38 that:
Love it. Wish i could come up with things like that.
Though probably if i did i couldn't pull it off.
Great Work

Psychotic_god commented on 2005-09-15 22:00:00 that:
LOL...OMG thats such a sweet mod, the front is awesome!

lost commented on 2005-08-11 22:00:00 that:
wow.. thats f***ng HOTTTTT!
but dont wanna clean up the inside

captor commented on 2003-12-10 22:00:00 that:
best mod ever. truly amazing work.

Johnny™ commented on 2003-07-02 22:00:00 that:
sweet job very tidy, i love it! but i would get some anodised knobs for the speed controls to match the case or did you chose those for the retro look?

Quinsee commented on 2003-03-13 22:00:00 that:
I like the theme idea, and you pulled it off beautifully. I'm still getting over all those friggin' rivets!!! Did you have to drill all of those holes before hand?? Excellent work. A well deserved 10.

Vash The Stampede commented on 2003-01-30 22:00:00 that:
Thats one of the coolest cases that i have ever seen. Most case mods are the S.O.S. "same old sh!t" but this is something eltz. Way to go dude!

saber commented on 2003-01-05 22:00:00 that:
Excellent Case! 10!

TrounceD commented on 2002-12-28 22:00:00 that:
Hey buddy, this is the single best Mod I've ever seen, i thought i saw some cool ones at fragapalooza but this one just blows them all outta the water, good job buddy

viRtuAlinsaniTy commented on 2002-12-28 22:00:00 that:
wow! Superb case ML - have a 10 from me!

skop3 commented on 2002-12-26 22:00:00 that:
wow!!!!
put a review?

alechko88 commented on 2002-12-23 22:00:00 that:
the best modded case i have ever seen!

amdgeek commented on 2002-12-07 22:00:00 that:
wow thats awesome

posey commented on 2002-11-30 22:00:00 that:
nice

DevilMB3017 commented on 2002-11-28 22:00:00 that:
Very easily put: One of the best case mods I've ever seen. The bomb window is sweet.

Okibi commented on 2002-11-28 22:00:00 that:
One of the best case mods I have ever seen! Love the compass. Keep it up. :)

TiKiGoD commented on 2002-11-27 22:00:00 that:
Kudos for Creativity!

Admin commented on 2002-11-25 22:00:00 that:
wow, very nice job!

tkos commented on 2002-11-25 22:00:00 that:
thats sweet! thats all i have to say! I am super impressed, best case I have seen yet!


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