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04-10-2012, 02:55 PM
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This log highlights photos from the PC project video I'm doing with "Mod Brothers Podcast (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mod-brothers-podcast/id334401725)" Host, Kyle Van Der Mewre (aka Kylevdm). ..."I don't care what we do, as long as we mod something" Kyle told me before arriving in Minneapolis. I recalled the disdain we shared for Antec's LANBOY Air when it was released. I proceeded to uncover the dusty sample I reviewed for Episode #5 of "Mod Men" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d55Qsxcogb8) ....One day before Kyle's arrival I stripped down the LANBOY and implemented ideas that Kyle could contribute during his 2.5 day visit. The only elements that remained of the LANBOY Air was it's frame and 2 side panels.

PC Designer, Engineer, & Modder "Cheapskate" contacted me 2 weeks prior to Kyle's visit with photos of a Stainless Steel Reservoir he was developing. The design looked very industrial, like a vacuum chamber. It ignited my imagination of a sci-fi theme for our project. Let's transform it into something that resembles a make shift portable Nuclear Fusion Generator in a Post-Apocalyptic landscape. Created from parts salvaged by an Engineer after a fictional WWIV. As we worked, the fictional story started to take life... "He worked as a Senior Engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory (http://youtu.be/rfdHYnS7PZs) in their Developmental Dept before it was demolished in 2010." ...... From this point on, the build took on it's own life...

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Unimpressed by Antec's Lanboy Air from Episode #5 of "Mod Men" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d55Qsxcogb8)

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The factory finish was sanded and scuffed up, before it was permanently turned upside down with the PSU relocated to the outside.

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Cable Management grommets (http://www.mnpctech.com/casemodblog/2011/06/13/case-mod-guide-mnpctech-cable-management-routing-grommets/) were added to the ceiling.

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The side panels are suspended like Gull Wing doors with "Laurey" style Cabinet Hinges from WoodCraft, http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2021219/25993/Laurey-Hinge-Oil-Rubbed-Bronze-No-Inset-Surface-Mount-Pair.aspx

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250mm cooling fan shroud I fabricated for the radiator from the SWORDM sent by Thermaltake for AMD build (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbFcouij0a4) in 2006.


The front intake grill is a combination of machined aluminum 120mm "Reactor" fan grill (http://www.mnpctech.com/MnpctechBilletFanGrill.html) and 120mm Blow Hole kit (http://www.mnpctech.com/blowholefan.html).

120mm Enermax VEGAS DUO in Blue/Red combo-LED with 11 switchable LED color modes.
Factory Product Page Link, http://www.enermax.com/home.php?fn=eng/product_a1_1_1&lv0=4&lv1=39&no=128

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This is the front of the Lanboy chassis with 20 gauge sheet metal I fastened on, for the intake fan.

04-10-2012, 04:21 PM
Already a great start , i bet it's gone looks just as amazing as the other case mods thumbs up :cool:

04-10-2012, 04:29 PM
When I saw the title I wondered if the mod was going to be post apocalyptic or if you were going to put the lanboy through its own personal apocalypse. Little from column A, little from column B? :D

Area 66
04-10-2012, 06:50 PM
At first I tough Bill use a Lanboy land mower for mod a PC......... we know you......

look at the facial expression, I'm very worry for the poor little case


04-11-2012, 06:04 AM
awesome build i like both the coulours and the case!!!! more pics plz!!!

04-11-2012, 02:57 PM
Haha!! Thanks for tuning in and posting the great comments guys! :D

Kyle was disappointed that he couldn't use a sledgehammer on it..

I hope this video will make up for the lack of videos made over past months. Lots of great footage of this project including Kyle's visit, including a cabaret of characters I know and ventures outside of the workshop.

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250mm is installed on the radiator. Fitting the new bezel and it's fastener screws. This will be painted Charcoal Grey Metallic, to match the chassis.

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Road Warrior action figure discovered while touring Peacock Groove (http://www.peacockgroove.com/) workshop in my warehouse on Thursday night. It won't be implemented in the project, but reminded of us of a grungy "Post-Apocalyptic" atmosphere from the movie, and inspired an idea or two for the build on following day.

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Kyle is implementing UV Green Transparent acrylic windows...

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Flipped MB tray with EVGA X58 and i7 920, cooled by XSPC Raystorm Waterblock

Loud & Fast
04-11-2012, 06:41 PM
ARRRGH !awesome! Will you keep the aluminium panels paintless? I hope so.
The "unimpressed" pic is worth its weight in gold - epic facial expression

04-11-2012, 10:13 PM
Very nice getting better and better by the picture :cool:

04-12-2012, 02:50 PM
Thank you for sharing your comments! just a touch of weathering on the aluminum parts..The Stainless Steel Reservoir made by Cheapskate with Transparent Purple acrylic caps and clear acrylic clamps.

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Determining the Res location over the Mnpctech blowhole ring on the front of the PC......

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I fabricated the Bezel from Fractal-Design Arc Midi and Lancool Dragon K58 top panels

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The custom bezel was given distressed and weathered paint effect.

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The bezel is painted with Charcoal Grey Metallic paint, then highlighted with Flat Black paint.

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Areas of the painted are scuffed with red Scotch-brite pad to create weathered effect.

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Areas of the painted are scuffed with red Scotch-brite pad to create weathered effect.

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The Core i7 920 is cooled by the XSPC Raystorm Waterblock.

04-13-2012, 02:55 PM
Kyle and I visited Brad Galvin to see his progress on Scirocco's next project and borrow his space to airbrush shadows on the reservoir and more weathered effects on the PSU, gpu and bezel.... Kyle is using Brad's Iwata's HP-CH airbrush gun with Black enamal paint

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Loud & Fast
04-13-2012, 04:52 PM
hehe a i7 920 powered by an atomic power plant

04-13-2012, 09:24 PM
looking better and better :cool:

04-15-2012, 10:20 AM
Thanks for watching and commenting guys! We gave the ASUS GTX 560 Ti's factory fans and shroud a "Steampunk" makeover.

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Kyle made the Copper rings while I modified the factory shroud.

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Kyle airbrushing aged and weathered effect on the "steampunk" inspired shroud.

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Loud & Fast
04-16-2012, 07:02 PM
THis could also be a Fallout-mod, very nice.

04-16-2012, 10:12 PM
awesome to see your crew working as well . . . .they are SO lucky to have the best modder evar as a mentor. . . .wish I could spend a month working in your shop . . .

04-17-2012, 05:08 AM
Awww damn... I was hoping I could check out the picture without clicking into the link... I suppose that's too much memory for the server...? I'd hate to click the link and next thing you know I'd be downloaded a virus... nice prank... lol... but seriously uncool...

04-17-2012, 05:13 AM
Hey not bad at all... I just clicked one of the link... I deffinately love ASUS GTX 560 TI better but price wise too much for my budget... I got a EVGA 560 TI instead and look were it got me... I kept getting problems with my display screen everytime I install the driver and directX11... or was it 15... LOL I went safemode and it said conflict with xeon processor E5 but I have a i7-3820 I assume i7's are a same model architecture as xeon? Cos I didn't install xeon processor I just installed the ROG connect and Rog Connect PLUS... lol

04-17-2012, 02:13 PM
@Darth, Thank you bro!

@Xtreme, I don't recall posting a bad url in this thread, but my apologies if I did!

Thank you everyone for tuning into this project log and sharing your comments and feedback! Over Kyle's 2 day visit, we transformed Antec's Lanboy Air into our vision of something that resembles make shift portable Nuclear Fusion Generator in Post-Apocalyptic landscape..

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Our Lanboy mod makes no apologies for being Mean & Nasty looking.

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The Gullwing style side panels were created with spring loaded hinges. The Lanboy was painted "Charcoal Grey" metallic with "distressed and weathered" highlights.

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The XSPC Raystorm waterblock is kept cool with the massive 250mm cooling fan mounted on 8" x 9.25" wide Thermaltake radiator that was taken from their "SwordM" full tower. The fan behind the Stainless Steel reservoir is Enermax VEGAS Trio in Blue/Red/Green combo-LED with 11 switchable LED color modes.

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Kyle created a custom switch box for the top with plastic wire loom covering the wires. The Green faucets created the illusion of plumbing for the toxic waste. The Lanboy chassis was flipped upside down with the NZXT 850 PSU relocated to the exterior. The watercool loop exits and re-enters the interior through in the top of the PC.

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Intel Core i7 970, EVGA X-58 Classified, 12 GB Corsair DDR3, Dominator-GT, XSPC Raystorm CPU waterblock, Asus ASUS GTX 560, NZXT 850 Watt PSU, Mushkin 120 GB Calisto SSD

Loud & Fast
04-17-2012, 04:30 PM
Uh, that was a fast finish. But nice result!

04-18-2012, 07:04 PM
Glad you like it! and Thank you for all of the feedback! :cool:

04-24-2012, 02:52 PM
Here is system photos as promised. It's been upgraded to Intel Core i7 970. The i7 is cooled with XSPC Raystorm CPU waterblock. The motherboard is EVGA's X-58 Classified with 12 GB of Corsair's DDR3 Dominator-GT and ASUS GTX 560 DirectCUII. Powered by NZXT's 850 Watt PSU with Win7 on Mushkin's 120 GB "Callisto" SSD.

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04-28-2012, 09:51 PM
We've made a video of highlights from this build during Kyle's visit to Mnpctech