Mod of the Month - August 2008

Written by Brett Thomas

August 31, 2008 | 10:24

Tags: #command-conquer #custom-case #motm #scratch-build

Companies: #ac-ryan #mod

METO V.3 - DnA

by p0Pe
Worklog


While we're focusing on old-school modding, I'd be remiss not to close on one of the most interesting projects in our forums currently for good, solid mods. Why is it so great? Well, p0Pe has taken apart probably one of the hardest cases to mod and still make it look good - the Antec P190.

If you've ever dealt with the awesome Antec P180 and 182 cases, you'll know immediately how little of a picnic these cases can be to mod. Triple-thick noise dampened side panels, steel interior and frozen flexibility (to prevent new places for noise to escape) create something that's as challenging as it is functional.

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p0Pe started this project with some inspiration dug up from a gorgeous watercooling radiator and its subway-tile styled pattern. What really set it off though was the chrome-like polish of the product, which helped differentiate versus the mod's black exterior.

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The radiator dominates the case's side panel, and then gets even bigger as p0Pe begins to test crazy fans for the ventilation.

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To bring the outside bling of the chrome radiator inside, p0Pe took a little time to get a lot of accent covers made out of a sheet of scrap aluminium.

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The watercooling in METO is really quite attractive and different - from the dual pumps to the fantastic and theme-fitting reservoirs up top.

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With the most basic stuff out of the way, it was time to take a look at addressing lighting - something which pOPe plans to spend a good deal of time on.

As you can see, METO V.3-DnA may have come a long way already, but it still has a ways to go - which is a great reason to stop reading my ramblings and get on over to p0Pe's worklog!

And as you're on the way, make sure you take a stop by and vote for METO V.3-DnA as the Mod of the Month for August!
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