a computer case mod by Mark Purney
This computer case mod was a rush job. The paint work was done entirely within in a 6-hour period, from primer to clear cloat.
was done as an entry in the "Monster Box" contest held
by 2CoolTek.com. The contest
permitted a 6 day period to modify an old PC case without spending
over $100. I was only able to work on it during 2 of those 6 days.
It received an honorable mention as one of the top 4 entries.
I wanted to have a unique fan intake on the front panel. A
Dremel is used to cutting this pattern right into the plastic
of the front of the case. If
you recognize the symbol, give yourself 10 geek points.
free alternative to laser etching: Using vinyl mask, I produced
the outline of the Klingon emblem. The emblem is sandblasted
right into the plexiglass, and then some chameleon
blue paint is sprayed on the etched surface to provide that laser
"LAN Party" handle
is made using some scrap steel leftover from our Turbo PC frame.
This PC was (at one time) loaded with so many cards, drives,
and components, that it was the the heaviest computer I've ever
rebar is used to add Klingon texture to the top of the case.
Klingons aren't much for decoration, but this piece of "flair"
could easily be used to crush the skull of a superior officer,
making it a handy accessory for the ambitious
Klingon warrior on the fast track to success.