It maybe bog-standard mods, but it's pretty effective and doesn't look like a pinball machine and sounding like a 747 :] It's a HQ08 with in the front a 12x12 cm panaflo, 3 panaflo's in the back of the case, enlarged cable hole, blue leds, spiral wrapped/loomed cables, 15" liquid neon, and a 12" x 16" plexiglass window. Also, I hobbybobbed a 8x8 cm Sunon fan on my Alpha PEP66t. (Yellow alumni tape rules!) The case runs whisper-silent and inside a AMD T-Bird 900 @ 1000MHz/192Mb RAM/50 Gb HD.
I got sick and tired of *BEIGE*. I wanted something different. I wanted something cool on the outside to match the coolness inside. Since I'm a Pittsburgh Penguins fan, the color scheme was an easy choice. The PC is an Athlon 1GHz, 512MB PC-133 RAM, Voodoo 5 5500 video card, 1 45GB and 1 20GB IBM Deskstar drives, DVD drive, and Plextor 12/10/32 burner. Not the coolest of mods ever made, but it's MINE. :)
My first try at modding. After a lot of sweat and a burned out neon-light (I absolutely HAD to measure the voltage the damn things run on.... and accidentialy connected two wrong pins - OUCH) I got it finished.The case is a "Streamline Blue Power 400" from K&M Elektroniks in Germany. Pretty expensive (120€) for what its worth. The damn power supply hasn't even got an intake inside the case. So I had to add two 80mm fans, one blowing cool air on the CPU and one sucking the hot air out. That lowered my CPU temps by 15 degrees at least. Fans and light are connected to switches on the front. I used metalic spray-paint for the case-body.
This case was the end result my father and I put in over a period of approximately 3 months work deciding on the structure. The original plan was a small metal box for just the hard drives (which are not shown in the picture but are on my shelf (see webpage) as we have not finished cutting the brackets) and then to attach the motherboard to the outside. These pictures do not show the front panel which I have made, or the LCD screen which I am still deciding on, but those pictures will be along when we finish. Total price was around £70 on materials. The computer is fitted with the usual 32meg graphics savage, 256sd, 800MHz AMD K7, 40GB, 100MB, 56Kb, SBLive! 1024, 8x8x24, 2x4 writer (reads errors). Runs SuSE and Win2K. Maximum cooling effect, and does not act as a capacitor for heat when I'm trying to sleep and have just switched the computer off during these hot summer nights. Final word (thanks for reading) please email me if you have any comments they are all replied to!
AMD Thunderbird 1GHz, ABIT KT7A motherboard, 384MB RAM, Hercules Prophet II 64 MB, SB PCI 128 (replaced the SB PC I64), Promise ATA-100 controller, RealTek 10/100 NIC, 85GB HDD space, Plextor 12/10/32, some dvd 12/40, Enermax 300 watts, Alpha /Delta to keep my proc cool, 3 x 80 mm Sunon, 2 x neon tubes.Oh yeah and what I wanted to say, I'm busy with a new case, and as far as I know there are not so many people with a case like that... So you just wait and see...
P3 550 @ 733MHz... ASUS CUSL2-C mobo, 256MB RAM. Sony CRX240E burner, AOpen 48x CD-ROM, PCMods baybus and fanbus, 15" liquid neon, runs great :) 4 - 120mm Panaflo fans with 280 mm Panaflo fans. Pushes over 340CFM totally :) I use it so cool me off in the sumer :) LOL