Update 5-15-2013 ::
The Throne Mod is back for repairs after the shipping company didn't pay attention to the dozen "Fragile" stickers we put all over the box. We will also make a couple slight changes.
More to come.
PAX East is upon us ....
and we made sure to have something to show off...
Rosewill Contacted us to build them something awesome again this year.
Last year was the -
"Red Dawn" Blackhawk case
We had to step it up this year and out-do ourselves
busted out his skillz and we joined our modding forces to create something that nobody could have ever seen coming.
Rosewill met with us at CES and asked if we could create something to showcase for 2013 and get everyone's attention.
They left us alone to create anything we wanted.
Be careful what you ask for......
Welcome to the THRONE INDUSTRIAL
The awesome (still unreleased) Throne Black case
is transformed into a beastly, noisy, powerful, manly, hard core machine that looks like it's begging to be thrown into a harsh environment.
Using a faux weld pattern, we created what looks to be multiple metal panels all crudely welded together. We used PPG Deltron BC/CC fine silver metallic automotive paint to mimic fresh clean sheet metal. We threw in some random weld spots here and there for some extra character.
We added some authentic type gauges. Here is a Volt Meter that uses a toggle switch to change from the 3.3v/5v/12v rails
An Hour Meter will keep track of the time this beast is put into battle. Red and green lights for Power and Activity. And of course it needed a special way to turn it on so how about that security ignition switch!
And a keychain to match of course!
The inside got the same hard core treatment by way of all stainless steel fasteners, custom brackets, flex conduit for the wiring, industrial server fans, custom reservoir, and all new sheet metal for the top, front, back, and bottom to smooth everything out. The 1600W Hercules psu was transformed into an official looking industrial unit with a new shell and stainless steel mesh center section.
The factory doors, vent flaps, and grills were all scrapped to make way for something much more rugged. We used expanded metal and steel square bar to create new grills and left them with all the raw welds and heat marks to tie in the look. The expanded metal is just big enough that you can stick your finger through it and discover just how powerful the fans are. Chop chop!
With 16 feet of RGB LED remote control lighting one of the hardest decisions to make when looking at it is deciding which color you like the best...
The window in the side panel is actual security wire glass that can take a good punch..... or kick...
We did not just dress up mediocre parts either to make them look good. These parts actually might need protection once you see this list we put together....
Using 2 beautiful NZXT Phantom 820's we built a set of twins that any parent would be proud of. The paint scheme was taken from the SSD labeling since that was the main focus this year. We created a custom edge-lit stand to show off the SSD's right up front through the huge window. These are no sleeping beauties either. They have some wicked hardware!
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