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Old 11-23-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Crysis Case Mod soon

Just got the Antec Nine Hundred gamer case on sale for 69.99.
And an OCZ 1000 watt PSU ( non modular ) not too happy about ) but it was also on sale for 130.00 at Micro Center.

I've been seeing some fantastic mods here at Techgage and I have the bug.
I guess the title will be " Maximum Case "
In line with the nano suit features.
Mostly graphics, I'll know more as I get started and the ideas start popping.
Photos as the mod begins

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Old 11-23-2007, 09:06 PM   #2
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If you could get a nice-resolution graphic of the suit's textures and do some sort of professionally-printed decal that would cover the entire side of the case, that would be Hardcore with a capital H.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:13 AM   #3
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Looking forward to this one!
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:50 AM   #4
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If you could get a nice-resolution graphic of the suit's textures and do some sort of professionally-printed decal that would cover the entire side of the case, that would be Hardcore with a capital H.
I'll have to brush up on my airbrush if the compressor still works.
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:28 AM   #5
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Can't wait for you to start on the mod and start posting pics!
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OCZ 1KW, which model?
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Default First Concept Drawing

I'm creating the concept in photoshop first to see how things look.
Here's the first concept.....plenty of adding to do.
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Looks cool.
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OCZ 1KW, which model?
OCZ Pro X Stream 1000w

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Ah, nice PSU. I was afraid you'd gotten the GameXstream. POS PSU there but the Pro is based off a Y3 (I think that's the name of the MFG) server PSU. Very stout unit although it's apt to be a bit loud owing to the design. Stacked PCB's with a single 80mm fan. Upside is that the 900 will keep it cool enough that the fan *shouldn't* be an issue.

Edit: It's a 3Y design which is a subsidiary of FSP but makes it a better PSU than the Epsilon units.
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I have a ModXStream going into my new workstation rig. So sue me!

(If it dies and kills my stuff I will cry)
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It won't die and kill your stuff, the ripple will just lower the life expectancy of your parts over the long haul.
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:19 PM   #13
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Well considering what I paid for this, I will put up with it ;-)

Sorry to hijack your thread Merlin.
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:31 PM   #14
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I might as well Maximum the insides also as far as Mobo and CPU
I'm looking at the X38 northbridge boards with PCIe 2.0.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131221
( still a DDR2 mem ) but that's okay
and the QX9650 CPU
By the way Rob did an excellant review here
http://techgage.com/article/intel_co...nm_era_begins/

I'm thinking the future of the GPU are going PCIe 2.0 , so I might as well go in that direction

At any rate, by the time I get ready for the guts the prices should be lower

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Old 11-24-2007, 09:12 PM   #15
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I too... eventually... sometime in the near few years.... planning a Crysis mod. Bought the game, have not even installed it yet... but that suit... OMG!
Sooooo many modding possibilities.

HEre is womthing I was thinking about. I have not tried the effect yet, but I think it will work for the suit Get a sheet of hex mesh. Paint your basecoat, them plonk down a deep grey. After that has dried, put the mesh over it, then paint in the suit colors that you are wanting, being sure to airbrush perpendicular to the mesh.

After you paint the suit, remove the mesh and you *should* have the grey interlocking mesh pattern in between the suit "tiles".

I planned on experimenting with this technique later, but in theory, it should work.

Cant wait to see what you pull off.

For a kick ass game, the modding possibilities are limitless.

Best of luck, and I'll be watching!
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