Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Case Mods, Worklog & Gallery

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old December 15, 2011, 08:34 PM
jj_sky5000's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 95
Default 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.




I started working on the side panel first to replace it with plexi.


making the window opening bigger with a dremal tool


all is left is to is a few places to File.

Next up to see how it look on the case

removing the rivots and the disassemblyhas begun

6 differnt grades of sand paper for the finish

Last edited by jj_sky5000; January 6, 2012 at 06:35 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old December 15, 2011, 08:58 PM
jj_sky5000's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 95
Default

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 !!!



You know its done its job when it starts to peal off

60 Grit !!!



And when the sanding is done

repainted the top fan cover to a metallic silver

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 15, 2011, 09:16 PM
jj_sky5000's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 95
Default

Decided to change the front panel a bit and add a little Batman touch to it.

Fan Cut out


I will be re-using the orginal mesh from the side panel for the front



I had some left over anodized aluminium from my other super secret project

With a scroll Saw and a file you can do amaizing things

all thats is left is have the Rez cut out and add power button and a little polishing

Alot more too do



Thank you again for checking the project out.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old December 29, 2011, 10:32 PM
jj_sky5000's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 95
Default

Its all starting to come together down the Final stretch before CES. Primer and paint

More Primer

Decided to cut the top out for a place to fill the watercooling

More Sanding to get the annodized marks removed

Side panel was next , 50 grit,100, 150, 400, 1000, 1500 and 2000 for a finish



Interior of teh Side Panal Black with metal flakes

Small teaser

Thanks for looking
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old January 2, 2012, 06:20 PM
jj_sky5000's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 95
Default

Happy New year !!!! Back to Modding
Finishing painting the frame

Started assembly Case feet on first


Adding the rad


Thanks Db for the idea of adding some lights behind the bat should also cast a shadow



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. :)

another teaser

Thanks for looking
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old January 3, 2012, 03:51 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 10

My System Specs

Default

Def'n gonna be checking back for this!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old January 5, 2012, 07:04 PM
jj_sky5000's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 95
Default

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


Also another Big Thank you to Biostar supporting the mod as well, By sending the Extreme Edition TH67XE Micro ATX MB


Adding The Blood Red Danger Den waterblock

Black and red going together well



Finished the water cooling loop

A little Batman

Teaser ( its time to Signal Batman)

Thanks again. come back tommorrow for the Finished Photos.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old January 5, 2012, 10:58 PM
Silent_Avenger's Avatar
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 472

My System Specs

Default

Love the look of the bat symbol.
__________________
Main System //// Dedicated Folding PC 1 //// Dedicated Folding PC 2 //// Laptop

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/DarkDivinityPC

I fold for a cure. Team 213366 and 54196.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old January 6, 2012, 08:44 AM
jj_sky5000's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 95
Default

Thank you
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old January 6, 2012, 06:34 PM
jj_sky5000's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 95
Default

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.








Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Batman: Arkham City Full Speed Gaming 29 December 26, 2011 05:47 PM
[FS] Batman Arkham City for PC DeViLzzz2008 Buy/Sell & Trade 4 November 19, 2011 11:23 PM
Batman:Arkham Asylum Mark Gaming 78 June 20, 2010 12:51 AM
Batman: Arkham Asylum Thund3rball Gaming 23 August 22, 2009 02:07 PM