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bluezone
18-03-2011, 07:37 PM
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Finished product.

Hi all. Built myself a new system over the last year. Called AREA 51. Hope you enjoy the build.

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/area51.jpg
Some of you may have played the game AREA51. I have and have got it installed on the pc at moment.

Build started out with a brand new NZXT Vulcan case.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3028.jpg

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http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3011.jpg

1st thing I did was strip all the fans and wires out of the case and removed the mesh of the side panel.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3029.jpg

Then I moved onto the top part of the case that had the usb, headphone, mic and other ports. I glued and fulled in the holes and made all smooth. My little friend holding it for me.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3026.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3045.jpg

Test fit of hdd's and mobo. Also this Alien some how found its way into my case and started helping me.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3024.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3036.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3035.jpg

This fan has to go he says as he trys to rip it off.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3038.jpg

My new 4gb of ram turned up and also another Alien.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3053.jpg

Also got my fans.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3054.jpg

Started installing cable sleeving. Its a PVC sleeving. Got it from a electrics shop.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3055.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3056.jpg

Front fan installed.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3057.jpg

Rear fan installed.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3058.jpg

I designed up in CAD all the parts I needed to get CNC cut and emailed the DXF files off to a mate for him to cut. He emailed this 2 files of the parts ready to send to the CNC machine.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/Area51CADParts3D2.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/Area51CADParts3d1.jpg

Picked up the CNC cut parts from mate. Very nice job.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3060.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3061.jpg

2 bay 2.5 hdd unit.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3066.jpg

Stripped the top fan holder and painted the mesh green.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3067.jpg

1 side panel finished. The green the the Aliens eyes in vinyl.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3069.jpg

Next I moved onto the front of the case. Stripped it and got it ready to mod.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3070.jpg

I removed the fan controller out of the top of the front and fulled it in and made smooth. Also pained the mesh green and added some of the alloy CNC cut parts.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3071.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3072.jpg

Alien head on rear fan. Wasnt to worryed about lossing a bit of airflow.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3073.jpg

Picked up some parts.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3076.jpg

Test of side panel.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3077.jpg

Top fans and grills installed also cables sleeved.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3078.jpg

The stock fan controller.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3079.jpg

Stripped and painted it black to match the case
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3097.jpg

More of the CNC cut parts.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3081.jpg

2x 160gb WD Black 2.5" hdd's
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3082.jpg

Card reader. I stripped it after taking this photo and sleeved the cable and painted the front of it.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3083.jpg

Logo on the front of the case.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3090.jpg

This is how I have been holding stuff to the plastic. using washers so it holds better.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3089.jpg

The new CPU cooler.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3101.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3102.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3104.jpg

New graphics card.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3106.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3105.jpg

Got some more parts.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3107.jpg

New fan installed on CPU cooler. I made the cable shorter and sleeved it also.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3108.jpg

On the top of the case power button and panel installed.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3110.jpg

Card reader and 2 bay 2.5" hdd unit with the 2x 160gb WD Black 2.5" hdd's.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3112.jpg

Fan controller and dvd writer installed.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3114.jpg

Hdd holder with CNC cut parts installed.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3120.jpg

CNC cut window and adaptors for feet.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3121.jpg

Hdd holder installed back in case.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3195.jpg

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Case feet with the adaptor plates painted green.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3207.jpg

Feet installed.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3209.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3214.jpg

Got my PSU. What a cable nightmare.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3216.jpg

Painted the green text.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3217.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3218.jpg

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Started work on the PSU. Removed all the cables I dont need and sleeved the others.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3222.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3223.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3224.jpg

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http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3226.jpg

PSU installed.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3227.jpg

Mobo installed.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3228.jpg

Cards installed.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3229.jpg

Starting to look like a pc.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3230.jpg

CPU cooler installed
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3231.jpg

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Started on installing the cables.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3236.jpg

Cables anyone.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3243.jpg

Thats that side done and covers all the cables.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3250.jpg

Back of the pc sofar.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3251.jpg

Front view.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3252.jpg

Side views.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3253.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3254.jpg

Cards.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3256.jpg

Top view.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3257.jpg

Placed on desk ready to hook up cables and install OS.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3258.jpg

Powered up and installing OS. Fans set on low.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3259.jpg

Fans set on high.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3262.jpg

Green glow.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3263.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3264.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3265.jpg

Night photo.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3267.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3268.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3269.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3270.jpg

Side panel installed. Still got to install the window.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3272.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3273.jpg

Hdd light flashing.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3278.jpg

Finishing off the side window.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3283.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3284.jpg

Side panel finished and pc all installed and up to date.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3291.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3292.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3293.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3294.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3296.jpg

Time for some new photos of the pc case.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3285.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3287.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3289.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3290.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3288.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3286.jpg

I will post some more info and screen shots soon. :) Hope you like my build. Also you mite have seen another pc case in some of the photos thats my next project. :)

Here is some photos of my little friends that helped me.

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3164.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3163.jpg

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/DSCF3162.jpg

GameJunkie
18-03-2011, 07:46 PM
impressive

great job on that one

lotta $$4 went into that i assume??

nedkelly
18-03-2011, 07:46 PM
Too many pics.
Slideshow?

Edit: Nvm found one.

Might be good to share.
http://s713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/Markdeg2009/AREA51%20PC/?albumview=slideshow

bluezone
18-03-2011, 07:55 PM
Try here. http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=205680

bluezone
18-03-2011, 11:32 PM
CASE: NZXT Vulcan m-atx case
CPU: 1x Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 775 LGA, 2.40GHz
MOBO: 1x Intel Guardfish DQ965GF, Q965, m-atx
RAM: 4x Kington PC2-6400, DDR2
GPU: 1x AMD Radeon HD 5570, DDR2 1GB, PCI Express 2.1
HDD 1: 1x WDC WD1600BEKT-00A25T0, SATA, 160GB
HDD 2: 1x WDC WD1600BEKT-00A25T0, SATA, 160GB
HDD 3: 1x WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0, SATA, 1Tb
HDD 4: 1x WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0, SATA, 1Tb
5.25" Bay 1: 1x ASUS DRW-24B1ST, SATA
5.25" Bay 2: 1x Sunbeam Rheobus Fan Controller, Black
3.5" Bay 1: 1x Generic internal USB card reader
3.5" Bay 2: 1x RaidSonic Stardom SR2760-2S-S2, Black, SATA
PCI 1: 1x TP-Link TL-WN851N PCI Wireless Network
PCI 2: 1x Genius Sound Maker 5.1 PCI Sound Card
PSU: 1x Silverstone Strider 400W PSU 80 Plus
CPU Cooler: 1x Scythe Katana 3 Intel, CPU Cooler, 92mm
FAN 1: 1x SilenX iXtrema Pro, 92mm, 9dBA (CPU)
FAN 2: 3x Zalman ZM-F3 GL Case Fan, 120mm, Clear, Green LED (Front and top case fans)
FAN 3: 1x Zalman ZM-F2 GL Case Fan, 92mm, Clear, Green LED (Rear case fan)

Monitor 1: 1x Sony Bravia KLV-32S550A, 32" LCD
Monitor 2: 1x Philips 170B7CB/75, SXGA, 17" LCD

Xtra info on parts:
OverclockersNZ Fan Grills, Silver
AC Ryan cables
Black PVC cable sleeving
3mm Thick CNC machined aluminium plates

OS: Windows XP Pro SP3 with Black theme

Agent_24
19-03-2011, 12:11 AM
Very nice indeed!

Have you considered making this into a "Pimp my Case" TV show? :lol:

bluezone
19-03-2011, 12:38 AM
Thanks man. LOL that be funny to see. PIMPMYCASE.geek.nz now that would be cool. :D

Speedy Gonzales
19-03-2011, 10:29 AM
I would put a more recent OS on it. Sounds a bit of a waste putting XP on it

jwil1
19-03-2011, 11:06 AM
XP!?

plod
19-03-2011, 11:11 AM
Well definitely not my cup of tea, but I can truly appreciate the time and skill that has gone into the fabrication, absolutely mint, oh and your cable management is first class.:thumbs:

Agent_24
19-03-2011, 11:15 AM
Nothing wrong with XP, it's the best choice :D

bluezone
19-03-2011, 12:08 PM
Yeh XP. :) nothing wrong with it. Just glad its not Vista. HAHAHA

Speedy Gonzales
19-03-2011, 12:10 PM
I would have chucked 64 bit on it myself. Its a waste for 32 bit :p Nothing wrong with Vista. At least you wont get the probs that people with Win7 SP1 are getting now :p

bluezone
19-03-2011, 03:06 PM
yeh would put 64bit on but havent got it. :(