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Mijn eerste poging tot....[Firestorm]

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Wu-Tangcl

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My First Attempt to............[Firestorm]

Well here it is, My Beauty, inspired by all the modcases i saw on the internet, and the fact that i wanted a watercooled system to and thought, "well i think i can make something nice to"

Since this is my first modcase i took all the time to do it as neat as I want it and finding the right materials, for the watercooling parts i went to XXLcase because of the good advice and service.

For all the Electronica parts and the lighting i went to a local store in my hometown where i was a regular customer for the last 4 weeks or so :)

The Spraypainting and the airbrushing is done by a friend of mine that does the painting for a living i could never got it that nice looking myself

After i started building, i encountered less problems then i thought there would be only the building of the Thermostat that switches between the blue and the yellow CCFl when the case gets over about 30C was the hardest part because i got lill experiance with electronics

Ok, inside the case is a Duron 1200 @ 1450 ATM but that will change in a couple of weeks to a AMD 2600+ with a radeon 9700 Pro

The baybus i made myself is from left to right :

top : yellow CCFL - 5 volt Fan front - off - off
bottom : bleu CCFL - 12 volt Fan front - Bleu EL on - Waterpump on

Beneath the baybus is a LIS LCD-Screen for reading, well just about anything ( http://www.bit-tech.net/review/119/ )

Well this was my case.

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here all the light combinations

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If you want to see more pictures from the beginning till it was done, visit http://members.home.nl/ruiter or http://www.gruntville.com/casegallery/My-first-mod-Case-:-Firestorm

near Future plans :
- x-tra 120mm enermax on back of the radiator for more airflow and lower rpms
- replacing fans 550 watts Q-Tec PSU by enermax 80x80 1500/2300
- drilling 1mm holes on the other side of the case in sghape Wu-Tang logo with yellow ccfl behind it
- a water graphic block for the radeon 9700
- a water chipset block for the mobo
- a 4x20 charaters lcd screen on the control unit of the LIS lcd
- a red CCFL for the water temp incl. a thermostat to turn the light on or off, tempature based
- home made ddr water blocks
- controller card to replace the baybus and do everything software maticly
 
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palee72

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Hmmm.. I'm a little rusty in my translations, but, I would hazzard a guess that he has a new window mod with paint and water cooling.....

I tried translating, but I don't know the language..
 

palee72

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No problem... I was trying to find a translator to translate and re-post it, but didn't know what language it was in... I was close, I guessed german...
 

Crazy Jayhawk

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That front tank is pretty cool.

The whole thing looks great, especially the flames. I guess my only complaint is that the yellowish color of the case interior and the water doesn't seem to match with the blue lights. That's just my opinion; take it with a grain of salt. :)
 

Ziggey

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Maybe he is going with the gasoline look with the water. Or some sort of fuel.... I think normal gasoline is clear anyway, but Im no fuel expert.
 
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Wu-Tangcl

Wu-Tangcl

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First of all i wanna thank you all for welcoming me here,
second thatks for all the good replys sofar,


Crazy Jayhawk said:
That front tank is pretty cool.

The whole thing looks great, especially the flames. I guess my only complaint is that the yellowish color of the case interior and the water doesn't seem to match with the blue lights. That's just my opinion; take it with a grain of salt. :)

Ziggey said:
Maybe he is going with the gasoline look with the water. Or some sort of fuel.... I think normal gasoline is clear anyway, but Im no fuel expert.


the yellow inside is intended to make the case look on fire, and the reservoir on front is sorta kinda ment to look like an fire extiguisher,

the "FIRELOOK" inside, i tried to make that by a Thermostat electronica i made,

if the case is idle and under 86F , the Blue CCFL is turned on, and if the case gets hotter and above 86F cause im gaming or decoding a movie then the thermostat automaticly turn on the yellow CCFL and and the blue off.
 

cack01

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I say make the system completly seperate from the res, since there really isn't much use for it. Then try to make the res have a small vortex. I'm not expert on vortex's or bongs, but it seems like it is possible.
 

Spec_Ops2087

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very nice....like the whole idea....normally I don't prefer yellow but on that case it is sick!



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jacheatamobits

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great case.. if i had the $ id do almost exactly the same thing only with a different theme...

biohazard everything, and red dye in the resivior, with one of those fish tank airator making bubbles,

i like the wheels too, nice touch