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jj_sky5000 December 15, 2011 07:34 PM

Batman : Arkham City CES 2012 Finished Pictures
 
Happy Holidays,
My oringinal Idea for the case mod, was to re mod this NZXT Vulcan micro-atz case all i was going to do was Batman etching on the window for my 7 year old son, Just a little weekend project. But then i started getting a few more ideas and as i started looking at it.
I very thankful for Biostar, Intel and NZXT . With out there support these are just visions on paper. I showed my friend at Boistar the progress of teh case and he ask to showcase it in Vegas for CES.

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I started working on the side panel first to replace it with plexi.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6...ac828021a0.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6...789c82202c.jpg
making the window opening bigger with a dremal tool
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all is left is to is a few places to File.

Next up to see how it look on the case
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removing the rivots and the disassemblyhas begun
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6 differnt grades of sand paper for the finish
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jj_sky5000 December 15, 2011 07:58 PM

Ok brought out the heavy duty paint stripper!!!! Yea thats a airplane on the can, alwasy use proper Ventilation and a mask or you will feel like your flying !!!
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You know its done its job when it starts to peal off
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60 Grit !!!
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And when the sanding is done
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repainted the top fan cover to a metallic silver
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jj_sky5000 December 15, 2011 08:16 PM

Decided to change the front panel a bit and add a little Batman touch to it.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6...13a2827cb6.jpg
Fan Cut out
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6...d38137e74c.jpg

I will be re-using the orginal mesh from the side panel for the front
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/6...174d473fbb.jpg
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I had some left over anodized aluminium from my other super secret project
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With a scroll Saw and a file you can do amaizing things
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6...2ff444d080.jpg
all thats is left is have the Rez cut out and add power button and a little polishing
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6...01afd07d20.jpg
Alot more too do
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Thank you again for checking the project out.

jj_sky5000 December 29, 2011 09:32 PM

Its all starting to come together down the Final stretch before CES. Primer and paint
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6...ce77f8b3c1.jpg
More Primer
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6...d22b670939.jpg
Decided to cut the top out for a place to fill the watercooling
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6...6bc39089b1.jpg
More Sanding to get the annodized marks removed
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7174/6...2d12e58091.jpg
Side panel was next , 50 grit,100, 150, 400, 1000, 1500 and 2000 for a finish
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6...6d211a0f2e.jpg
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Interior of teh Side Panal Black with metal flakes
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6...0aa6d2ab6b.jpg
Small teaser
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7010/6...6c569495d5.jpg
Thanks for looking

jj_sky5000 January 2, 2012 05:20 PM

Happy New year !!!! Back to Modding
Finishing painting the frame
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6...c01a605c33.jpg
Started assembly Case feet on first
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Adding the rad
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Thanks Db for the idea of adding some lights behind the bat should also cast a shadow
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My intial thought was glue or double sided tape to attched to teh front panel. but it for my son, I better screw it in. :)
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another teaser
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6...f6f6c4b6b1.jpg
Thanks for looking

MeLeMko January 3, 2012 02:51 AM

Def'n gonna be checking back for this!

jj_sky5000 January 5, 2012 06:04 PM

Small update before the final photos and off to CES
A big thank to NZXT for Sending me the HALE90 850W Power supply to Showcase in the MOD.
The black and white theme ps went perfectly with the mod
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7173/6...74ef75144d.jpg

Also another Big Thank you to Biostar supporting the mod as well, By sending the Extreme Edition TH67XE Micro ATX MB
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Adding The Blood Red Danger Den waterblock
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Black and red going together well
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Finished the water cooling loop
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6...33fe63b31b.jpg
A little Batman
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Teaser ( its time to Signal Batman)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6...38a770e08c.jpg
Thanks again. come back tommorrow for the Finished Photos.

Silent_Avenger January 5, 2012 09:58 PM

Love the look of the bat symbol.

jj_sky5000 January 6, 2012 07:44 AM

Thank you

jj_sky5000 January 6, 2012 05:34 PM

Final Pictures are up!!!!! Thanks again for following the MOD. And a Big Thank you to Intel, Biostar and NZXT If you going to CES and stopping by The NZXT Suite you can check it out.
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