Modded IN-WIN Maelstrom case

8 replies [Last post]
dglenn247
Offline
Joined: 04/07/2010
Posts: 68

Hi, i have recently upgraded my pc to a new IN-WIN Maelstrom full tower case. After seeing Rodney's review, i knew it was the case for me. I have added two Cooler Master green LED fans. Also added one  Logisys sunlight Green LED stick. One Green 3 LED lazer light.  As it stands, i have painted the side panels green, the top panel green, and the drive bay covers are green as well. I removed all the metal mesh before painting. Its not a hard-core mod. For me, taking something that cost over $100 new and ripping it apart to spray paint it was hard-core enough. Hopefully this is the final edit for my post. New pics, High quality.

Mobo: Asus M3A78

Proc: AMD Phenom II X4 920 @ 2.8ghz

GPU: Nvidia GT240

Ram: 8 gigs

Optical: LG Super - Multi 24x Lightscribe dvd burner

HD: 1TB Hitatchi sata

        500gig Western Digital Blue Cavier

Monitors: 40" Polaroid LCD

                  32" Emerson LCD

OS: Windows se7en Ultimate 64

                 

Now for the images of the PC:

 this is the image from the web

 

Here is my mostly finished pc:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Now i did some cable management. My airflow is really good. I let some of the wires show mostly for the "borg" effect im looking for. I love my trek, and this case now screams "resistance is futile"  I am uncertain what to do with the fake handles. Do i add more leds to them so they shine blue on the face of the green case? Or, should i replace them with stainless steel spikes. One in each hole on the front bezel?

 My future purchase plans include, drive bay light/fan switch box, blu ray drive, id like a 50" monitor someday. at high resolution!

Thoughts, comment and opinions help, thanks alot for looking! 

dglenn247

omally
omally's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/01/2008
Posts: 140

looks really good i would steal it if i had the chance (i jk) but its really sexy

dglenn247
Offline
Joined: 04/07/2010
Posts: 68

Here is a few newer picture of my slightly updated setup. Just added second monitor. The handles spacing is perfect to hold my xbox 360 pc controller.

pc 1.jpg pc 2.jpg pc 4.jpg pc 5.jpg
omally
omally's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/01/2008
Posts: 140

o wow lol nice i never would of thought of doing that before with the controller

k1llg0r3
k1llg0r3's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/28/2010
Posts: 238

Looks good

Srdjan MMPC
Offline
Joined: 10/17/2010
Posts: 14

It is very nicely ventilated case, and you did a nice paint but I was more for blacks that was, but again I say you did great. Objection to this case is that there is no hole where they can hide cables :-(

ChiimonzChewy
Offline
Joined: 10/30/2010
Posts: 13

what kind of monitor is that? the vertical one, not being sarcastic but asking a true question, just wonderin cause im planning to buy a 2nd monitor, and btw i want to know too, lets say i have a 2nd monitor, will I be able to play my games on "fullscreen" on the first monitor? and some internet running on the 2nd monitor? or whatever on the monitor like chatting and this and that you know...is there a setup like that?

dglenn247
Offline
Joined: 04/07/2010
Posts: 68

Sorry the reply is late. I didnt get an email saying there was a post.

The second monitor is an acer and yes its turned sideways with a resolution of 768wide by 1366 tall.
I use this monitor if im gaming and need to use codes. I also put my gadgets and messenger over there. You cannot usually type anything in messenger while playing a game on the main. I have tried with many games: BAA, L4D, L4D2, COD Black ops, SWTFU2, and several others. They usually take focus of your system and wont let you mouse over to the second monitor. If that is what your looking for, i would suggest getting a cheap used laptop just for running small apps and messenger. That way you can still access your email and such while playing games.

nick19268
nick19268's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/09/2010
Posts: 33

Sweet dude I like what you did with the controller.