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Build log here: forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18428933

This has started off as a BTX to ATX conversion when I got the XPS 700 case as a freebie. I just wanted to tidy it up and use it for my PC. The conversion wasn't easy. Got a Lian-Li ATX Mobo tray, and with some difficulties I managed to actually attach the tray to the case, along with the modified back plate.

While I was working on that, a friend of mine suggested I convert it into a Honda Mugen case, knowing I'm a Honda enthusiast. I thought it was a great idea, so he did a couple of drawings for me.

The case received a CNC machine cut-out. It's the characters from Mugen's logo. All was to be kept in white scheme, with red, yellow and black involved, as Mugen's colours.

Because of different things going on in my life it took a long time to complete (although there are still some little tweaks to be done).

The red and yellow stripes on the case are vinyl stickers.

Braided cables in matching colours were ordered.

All components were bought with performance, but more importantly with looks in mind. It had to match the colour scheme. Went for everything red. It's not a gaming rig as such, so didn't need the best performance. It's a PC I work on, sometimes use it for gaming.

It has won me a Thread of the Month title on a UK Honda enthusiasts forum in April 2014 :) Link here

The GPU is upside down as you'd normally see it, but that's because it's an ATX motherboard mounted on the opposite side of the case (BTX way). So where normally you'd see the window on the left side of the case, mine is on the right.

I will try to complete the rest of small things shortly, and improve the cable management a bit (may need to spend a bit more money), and will upload more pics then. Have a better camera now as well so hopefully bit higher quality.

Any feedback appreciated!

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 4 points

While I personally don't fancy that particular kind of case I can appreciate its' uniqueness and overall it is a pretty sweet build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The case has a few drawbacks. It's old, cable management is very difficult. And painting aluminium was not an easy task either!

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Okay, that is one awesome case design. +1

Maybe some better images inside the case?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll get some new pics this weekend. 2nd SSD also went in plus few smaller updates.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome job dude! +1 For The case

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice custom case build. +1 for sure!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Now that case mod is AWESOME!!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats awesome. That case is so nice

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! I work with those cases and I absolutely hate them and I still liked your build. :D

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

That's one good lookin Dell +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

nice theme build! Awesome mods. at what Ghz does it hit vtec? xD

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Not OC it, but the GPU has Silent and Gaming mode which I utilise, so that's my VTEC :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

'The window is on the right'

JUST LIKE IN ENGLAND. WITH CARS.

This is so perfect, I just need to figure out one for Toyota.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It all starts with a unique idea :) Do you have one?

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