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01-05-07, 12:43 AM #1
Project: Metal Slug
An older rig of mine is getting recycled into a new LAN rig thanks to some rather random inspiration. This project has only a few functional goals.
+ Small size
+ Ease of maintenance
+ Durability (will probably get moved and thrown a bit)
+ To not look much like a computer, inside or out.
What inspired this project directly is a combination of this case (Silverstone SST-TJ08-B) which used to only be available from Soldam in Japan, way back when I first got into case modding.
A desire to direct airflow onto specific areas
A love for the aesthetics of the arcade game series Metal Slug (case will be built around this theme and generally take visual cues from the image below and others like it)
And me wanting to make my first small bore watercooling loop on a very tight budget.
I'm going to be using some unique parts that nobody has ever used in a case mod before and that I have become familiar with through my workplace. A handful of custom machined plastic parts will be made specifically for this case and I will be milling and drilling most of the case parts before de-riveting the whole thing to send it to be powder coated. I want an extremely industrial look for the finished product, but without detracting from functionality of the end product.
Most of what is going into this project has already been ordered, so stay tuned for updates.
Last edited by Captain Slug; 01-05-07 at 12:50 AM.
01-05-07, 01:16 AM #2
looks cool subscribedASUS P8P67 DLX | Core i7 2600k @ 5200Mh - CM Hyper 212+ | 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair Vengance 1600| 2x Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB CrossFireX | 2 X WD Black 500GB HW-Raid 0 - 2 X WD GREEN 1.5TB (EARS) HW-RAID 1 | Corsair AX 1200
01-05-07, 01:32 AM #3
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Guys...it's Captain Slug, he is doing a mod, we know it will be unbelievable. Subscribed.
Also, creative idea, and I'm very interested to see how this "Metal Slug" turns out.
Keep up the amazing work Cap'n!Main - Core 2 Duo e6300 - Asus P5K-E - eVGA 8800GTS 320mb - 2gb G.Skill DDR2-800 - Antec NeoHE 500w - WD 500gb SATA - Lite-on DVD±RW SATA - Heatware
01-05-07, 01:42 AM #4
Interesting...judging by your previous work this looks good.
I really do like the stepped case-feet on the sides, if you can get those.
01-05-07, 02:07 AM #5
01-05-07, 12:51 PM #6
01-05-07, 02:17 PM #7
I've already scalped all of the hardware I will need out of my old machine. The specifications for Metal Slug hardware wise will be
Pentium 4 2.6D 800mhz FSB
PQI 1gb PC3200 Dual Channel Kit
Geforce FX5900XT AGP
Seagate 160gb 7200RPM SATA HDD
Video card is prepped. This little block was going into Mk.6 EMP until I bought one of Eddy_EK's awesome full cover blocks. Nobody makes copper full cover blocks for FX5900XTs, but this will do just fine. Simply had to drill and tap new mounting holes in the top.
01-05-07, 05:07 PM #8
01-05-07, 08:12 PM #9
CPU block came in the mail. Will get around to making a new top sometime tomorrow.
01-06-07, 01:02 AM #10
So this is what yoiu were planning for that case you told me about.
Looks pretty cool.
I trust you will keep us posted with it.CPU i7-2600 Cooling CM 212+ w/ 2 fans RAM 4x4gb G.Skill DDR3 1333 Video 9800GT & 8600GT Storage 1TB Raid0 system & 2TB storage HEAT
01-07-07, 02:19 PM #11
I take it the reason you aren't using a whitewater is for tubing issues?Macbook Pro for life.
01-07-07, 05:23 PM #12
Just finished making a Samurize config to match this project. I have a video LCD I'm going to recycle and use somewhere in this project.
Originally Posted by natewildes
01-07-07, 05:32 PM #13
I just hate to see anyone use a Maze4, when you can get a lot better performance for less On the other hand, you can make a much cooler, and captainslugalicious top for the Maze4, so I'll get over itMacbook Pro for life.
01-07-07, 05:41 PM #14
Yes I have to make a new top for the block because I don't trust acrylic. It will end up looking very similar to the GPU waterblock.
I bought the Maze4 for only $14 because
1. its top will be much easier to replace then anything else I can get ahold of cheaply
2. I need it to have 1/4" NPT for reasons that will become apparent later
3. The Via Aqua 1800 plus that I will be using doesn't have a high enough headrate to make the most out of a more restrictive block.
Last edited by Captain Slug; 01-07-07 at 05:47 PM.
01-07-07, 07:09 PM #15
That makes sense, and I take it you bought it used for $14?Macbook Pro for life.
01-07-07, 09:04 PM #16
That is SUCH a cool Samurize config. I must have one for my new computer, whenever that happens. Seriously.
01-07-07, 09:11 PM #17Originally Posted by natewildes
Originally Posted by Seven
Here's a guide I posted in the Folding section on how to setup Samurize to monitor Work Unit progress.
01-08-07, 09:10 PM #18
Mcmaster is always so fast. Lots of goodies inside
Handles for the top of the case
And the T-line and pump adapter parts
I had a much larger update scheduled for today but my microwave caught fire earlier this evening and made a stink of everything. Nothing else caught on fire though because I managed to get it out of the house pretty quickly. So the rest of the awesome SUPPLIES! update will have to wait until tomorrow.
01-08-07, 10:50 PM #19Originally Posted by natewildes
Nice to see another Captain Slug mod and this time he is even starting with a real case.Big changes coming: Intel e4300, DFI Blood iron, Crucial DDR2-8500, ATI x859xt, MCW-6002>Ehiem 1250>Bip3 with 3 nidec beta Vs, Sunbeam Zorro, Corsair 650 watter
Stuff I should be using but don't: Finally got around to running that stuff.
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01-08-07, 10:53 PM #20Originally Posted by speed bump
I do have a copper-top 478 Maze3 but it's dirty and I can't get the screws out of it.
Last edited by Captain Slug; 01-08-07 at 11:03 PM.