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Project: Cold War Stacker

Postby ID on Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:27 pm

After a fair bit of design and planning, I'm finally ready to present the Cold War Stacker project!!

Before we get to the modding, a special thanks to CoolerMaster is in order for sponsoring this mod and providing me with a shiny new Stacker 810 to cut into! Big thanks go out to Knud, Joost, and Ron over in CM Europe, and to Bryant and Kathy over at CM USA.

Hopefully this mod will stimulate some thought and discussion about case modding in general, but especially in regards to the upcoming Case Mod Contest sponsored by CoolerMaster later this season. Competition will be fierce as always, so the sooner you guys start brainstorming and sketching out ideas, the better!

I'll be updating this project log periodically as the mod progresses. This will be the most costly and time-consuming mod project I've worked on so far, so please be patient! There's going to be a lot to see here, including some aluminium welding as well as some tricky electrical work. For those interested, I'll also be maintaining a complete parts list of everything used. This isn't going to be a modding how-to but hopefully some of what you see here will come in handy when you start working on your own creations. 8)

The following sketches were put together using Google Sketch-Up. I decided to give this program a shot after seeing some impressive work done by a couple of modders here. I'm really glad I did, but you guys can judge the results for yourselves. :wink:

ENJOY!!

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Questions and comments are always welcome. This project log isn't here for me to simply show off my work and ignore other people's posts. A lot of feedback from members and others has already gone into the design of this mod, so it really is a group effort.

We're here to get into the case-bashing spirit... happy modding! :occasion5:
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Postby knud on Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:56 pm

I had the privilege of seeing this sketches before and even see the 3D model and this is already a great casemod - in progress.

Keep up the good work so far! :D
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Postby -=Draven=- on Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:17 pm

:shock: Wow.

Looks complicated, can it be done? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Just want to wish you good luck. :)
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Postby ID on Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:19 pm

-=Draven=- wrote::shock: Wow.

Looks complicated, can it be done? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Just want to wish you good luck. :)

It can, and will be done. I promised myself and CM that much, and neither of us will put up with failure. :violent3:


Glad to see you around Draven, we gotta represent the nation!
You got anything planned for the long weekend (Canada Day for the uniformed)?
I'll be getting wasted and shooting fireworks, and I probably won't remember any of it the next day. :occasion5:
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Postby -=Draven=- on Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:47 am

InfectiousDust wrote:I'll be getting wasted and shooting fireworks, and I probably won't remember any of it the next day. :occasion5:

Amen to that! :)
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Postby ID on Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:30 pm

Alright guys... things are progressing well, I've finished planning everything out and now it's time to get into the case bashing. The Stacker 810 is here, the workbench is cleared off, and I'm ready to start in on the crazy side panel seen in the sketches. More to come very soon!

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Postby -=Draven=- on Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:33 am

Oh man :(
The suspense is killing me. :)
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Postby Zenphic on Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:08 pm

Ouhh, original mod I must say. Looking forward to how this unfolds. Nice Canadian flag too 8)
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Postby ID on Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:25 pm

Zenphic wrote:Nice Canadian flag too 8)

Thx. 8)
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Postby knud on Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:54 pm

And soon he will have a nice table cloth 8)
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Postby ID on Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:04 am

Hahaha, I can't wait. :wink:
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Postby mr_kholl on Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:47 am

Loved the theme. Wargames really was an important movie in my life. Congrats to pick it ID!

'Shall we play a game?' :D
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Postby Creech on Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:01 pm

How's the Cold War Stacker Mod coming along?
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Postby -=Draven=- on Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:33 am

What's the word on the Cold War Stacker?
It's been a long time without any updates from you ID, what's going on?

Did you ran into trouble while doing it or did you just ran out of time?


Keep us posted and keep up the good work :wink:
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Postby nascoli on Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:48 am

ID wrote:Alright guys... things are progressing well, I've finished planning everything out and now it's time to get into the case bashing. The Stacker 810 is here, the workbench is cleared off, and I'm ready to start in on the crazy side panel seen in the sketches. More to come very soon!

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Good Job!!!!!!!!!!
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