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Custom Computer Case Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sleekluxury, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. sleekluxury

    sleekluxury Thread Starter

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    Alright...this is the question i have. Does anyone know where you can get a case that can be customized to have your name on the side, either just painted on there somehow, or have the name carved as a side window so that when the computers turned on the neons inside will show through the name only and make it have that neon glow. Does anyone know if there's a place that does this? If not, do you think air brushing it on there would work?
     
  2. brianF

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    moved to hardware forum
     
  3. milomorai

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    falcon northwest will do custom case designs for around $400. you can use an airbrush-just be sure to use the correct type of paint.

    if you feel really adventurous, you can get a dremel tool and cut the side of your case yourself.

    hope this helped
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Here in Mexico I can find you someone into hieroglyphics, except here I think they call it graffiti
    :D

    Are you sure you want this in random? Oops, someone else moved it to hardware, guess that's good enough ;)
     
  5. sleekluxury

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    Thanks milomorai :) (y)

    $400 bucks though? I think i'll research the air brush instead :D
    Dremel tool huh? Hmm....maybe im not sure about that, have to
    ask my friend about that one. :D (y)
     
  6. korgul

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    Check out this site they have howto's on cse modding. I got alot of great ideas from them when I first started to mod my cases.

    http://www.7volts.com/casemods.htm

    One of the things that I had done to an older case I had was to stencil my online name on the side. I bought a pack of the normal stencils at the local craft shop. I painted my case flat black and then used flouresent orange for my name. I used almost a whole can of the orange, I just applied coat after coat, letting it dry between. When I was done I had raised letters. That was fine for a bit but decided that I needed something diff so I sanded the paint with 400 grit sandpaper. ( I did not go all of the way through to the metal) I then cleaned it, painted it with flatblack spraypaint and sanded again. I did this about 10 times then used the orange again only this time I was a good 2 feet from the case and did short 1 sec bursts so that I got a speckled look to it. I then used a clear coat to finish it up. The end result was a nice shiny paint job with embossed letters on it.
    Unfortunatly I tried my hand at putting in a custom window and messed the whole thing up. :( :( :(

    If you use a dremel just take your time. My issue was not with the dremel but with mounting the plexi glass. I still have the case. (future project for rainy day) I can take some pics if you want to see what it looked like.

    korgul
     
  7. john11m

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    If i were you, i'd do a sencil/paint job (like above) on a little piece of plexi-glass (before putting it in), then cut your case and boom, (sounds like john madden) you're name is now in lights.
     
  8. sleekluxury

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    Thanks Guys.

    Thanks Korgul, i'll PM you about that picture, thanks guys (y)
     
  9. korgul

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    NP, I will get some pics of the case tonight.
     
  10. flyeater

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    I use a local business for waterjet cutting my side panels. It's just a little more expensive then DIY but much faster. As long as I don't get to small with the cutting it works out great. I simply bring my panel & a DXF file of the logo to be cut. My guy charges by time. The cleaner the cut the more expensive. Aluminum cuts so easy though it's fast.
     
  11. Wet Chicken

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    Hehehehe... Candy that's funny :D


    I think the major computer stores have kits that you can buy to engrave things ;)
     
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