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Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby Enigma8750 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:59 am

Please enter me into the CM Modding Contest.

This my Eleventh build since My Massive MI and I love this case. It reminds me of my old days in the 80's Military. When Ronald Reagan was Air Force One and The Berlin Wall was still a Reality. This Case is a Tribute to those times. For all you Guys who served in that War.. Semper Fi.. Do or Die..

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The Case that I am Modding is the Cooler Master Storm Scout
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Starting with such a Beautiful case is a very difficult challenge. The Lines of the case are almost perfection so I actually hesititated when I started painting, wondering, if I could do this Case justice. To those of you at http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/ I hope you approve.


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For all the Untold thousands of unsung heroes that gave their lives in that silent war. This builds for you.

This case is so sweet and quiet. Wire management is really well thought out although I don't do that justice. Fixed a problem today and finally got the XP on the machine. It runs really well. I was thinking of selling this build after the contest, but I might just keep this one. I used my $250.00 stimulus check and I stimulated newegg.com and used other parts that I had in the closet, so here is the parts list.

Build Sheet.

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Retail $114.99 including shipping

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply $79.99

GA-MA770-ds3 Closet Clutter. Todays worth about $35.00

ASUS Silent Square: Closet Clutter. Todays worth about $35.00 Maybe

AMD Phenom X2 7750 O/Ced to 3.240 ghz x16.0 Closet Clutter. todays worth $45.00

1066 DDr2 G-Skill Ram 2 Gbs Had 8 gigs in my system (OVERKILL). Now I have 6 Todays worth $28.00

8800 GS XFX AlphaDog 384 mb: Closet Clutter. todays worth.. About $55.00

Asus DVD lightscribe drive. Traded my son for it. Todays worth about $20.00

BGears ZUB-XP-FCP.B internal fan control panel New.. Price $20.99

Cold Cathode light kit 12 in x 1 Closet Clutter. Today's worth $12.00

Two Fans Red LED New.. $18.00

Wire loom Kit. $9.00

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive New.. Retail 69.99

EDIMAX EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card - Retail $20.00

Rosewill RNX-A8 2.4 GHz Indoor 8 dBi High Performance Detachable Omni-Directional Antenna - Retail 11.99

Scythe TMMINI-BK Kama Thermo Mini Black Version Thermometer - Retail $8.49

Silverstone Clear CMOS switch 9.99

Additional shipping $20.00

4 Cans of Camo Paint. 5 x4 $20.00

+ 32 man hours build time. @ 20 per = 640.00

Total build cost $633.48
Not bad for a basic gamer that is one of a kind and upgradable to a 940 be and a 4870 ATI or a 285 GTX.

Total with man hours. $1273.48 This is why you cannot make money doing systems unless you do UBER systems. I just do them so I don't go crazy being trapped at home all the time.



Get the fork.... She's done....
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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar

Postby Enigma8750 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:00 am

Painting the ASUS SILENT SQUARE

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More parts.. I had to wait for some parts to come in. They are here. I got a new Plextor and I used my son's old drive for this build, He got my old one. wow wrap your head around that one. Anyway, Still no Wire management. I want to wait until I have everything plugged in first.


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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar

Postby Enigma8750 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:07 am

Parts and Case Additions

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In case your wondering the red cover hides a clear CMOS switch so you don't have to open the case to reset after a bad overclock setting.


I worked out the camera problem.. so here are the night shots.

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Thank you for looking at my Build. I hope you have enjoyed as much as I did building it..

God Bless You.
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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby PaPang on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:29 am

That is one cool paint job. Great change from flames and bullet holes and skeletons. How did you get the idea? What was used to do it, aerograph or cans?


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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby tonschk on Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:36 am

Well done , but in my opinion the PSU must be upsidedown with the fan facing downwards and therefore the PSU sucking fresh air from outside the case
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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby PaPang on Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:46 am

Agreed tonschk, hadn't seen that.
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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby Maxession on Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:26 pm

Very nice paint-job, you got skills! Good to see that you expanded the painting to parts within the case and not just the case.

Nice job, good luck. ;)
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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby masbuskado on Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:07 am

Impressive paint job!!! well detailed!!!
is like a hunter camo type of theme!!! :)
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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby PaPang on Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:09 am

No answers, is he still in?
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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby Enigma8750 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:31 pm

I'm Sorry guys. I have been out of pocket but I really want to thank all of you for the support that you have shown on my mod. I was so happy that they used my mod in the newsletter that I got. WOW.. Imagine seeing your build on one of Cooler Masters Mass E-mails.. I feel famous. Thanks to whoever used the pictures. I was ecstatic.
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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby Enigma8750 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:10 pm

PaPang wrote:That is one cool paint job. Great change from flames and bullet holes and skeletons. How did you get the idea? What was used to do it, aerograph or cans?


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Actually I got the Idea from another modder who did the digital Camo paint job. Since I was in the Air Force in the 80s our camo was more the woodland theme. I got the ideas for the stenciling from a 12 year old kid on youtube. He was showing how to do a woodland camo theme on his Air Rifle. So I found a really nice Scotch pine in my neighborhood and I followed the kids advice and wahlahh.. The stencil came out clean. I continued the paint theme throughout the case to make it look completely Government issue. I added the nuclear LOGO on the PSU because that is something the Military would do. Put a mini Nuclear powered psu in a computer so there would be no need for plugin ever. Any way I hope that answered your question. Ohh and I used camo Spray cans from Advance Auto Parts.
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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby Enigma8750 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:14 pm

tonschk wrote:Well done , but in my opinion the PSU must be upsidedown with the fan facing downwards and therefore the PSU sucking fresh air from outside the case


Actually the computer is not a big heat monster but the PSU was set that way for the lighting only. No other reason but the look of the mod. The rest of the fans cool everything down very nicely and its just a 7750 dual core.
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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby PaPang on Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:52 am

Congrats! Thanks for the detailed explanation and how you got the idea, great modders have no need to hide things (IMO) and tips galore, too! I hadn't been to an AAP since it was Western Auto (only automotive store in Kingsville, TX back in the early '70s when I was in college, heheh).

Best of Luck!

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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby FrenkieNL on Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:38 am

Too bad about the DVD front. It looks weird; all painted except that front ?
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Re: Enigma0011: Project ColdWar (09 modding contest entry)

Postby nicky_82uk on Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:21 am

yea great paint work just the front of cd rom not that hard to take apart and do take about 10 mins

if you can do it bro would be great :twisted:
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