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Here's to the guy who wanted more pics of the case.







I've also added another job to the plan - a custom PSU shroud (somewhat out of necessity, somewhat inspired by AmericanAI) as well as a shroud for the HDD trays.

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Here's to the guy who wanted more pics of the case.







I've also added another job to the plan - a custom PSU shroud (somewhat out of necessity, somewhat inspired by AmericanAI) as well as a shroud for the HDD trays.
Ahhhhh, muuuch better biggrin.gif

I love how it just kinda glows, not to mention how clean it is. I had a PSU shroud made for my Source 210 until my stepdad dropped it and broke it ._.

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Window has been fully cut! I'll have pictures up as soon as the molding comes in.

Speaking of which, where is that molding?



Oh yeah, still 500 miles away.

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Window has been fully cut! I'll have pictures up as soon as the molding comes in.

Speaking of which, where is that molding?



Oh yeah, still 500 MILES AWAY.

Thanks USPS.
That's a long wait for some molding, couldn't find any locally?

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Turns out it shipped from Egypt (Amazon apparently thinks New York is Egypt now) so that's why it took so long.



There's the glorious window, all finished.

Now to get a PSU shroud and a graphics card. :/

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Nice job! PSU shrouds can be tricky, it can be hard to find mounting points, I've experienced.

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Well, two things have happened since the last update.

The GPU came in, and I hoped this would fix the random crashes I was having with the onboard VGA chipset.

Unfortunately the computer is still crashing, so I'm about to send the motherboard in on RMA. During that time I should be able to paint the GPU cooler and work on the PSU shroud.

I'll get back soon with more updates.

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Looks good, first saw your build on pcpartpicker, and when I saw the link on the description to here, I was like "Hey, I love OCN, that's where my build log is also!", and once again, great job, and good luck!

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Alright, updates, updates, updates.

I'm waiting for the RMA number from ASRock, so for now the Axel is out of commission. frown.gif



The GPU is being painted...slowly.



It being 24F here, I have to take the shroud in and out for each coat, or else it becomes too cold to paint. I've got two coats done already. I'm still debating on painting the fans, as you don't even see them. I'm also planning on making a white backplate for the GPU to make it blend in a bit more with the theme.



Here's one coat done. The aluminum plates have been taped over so I can still have them when I'm done.


Hopefully I'll get a response from ASRock soon. Until then, keep your eyes peeled.

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Alright, GPU shroud is painted and put back together. This thing looks amazing.



Now it's just a waiting game with ASRock.

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