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Yes, I took the cheaper route and gorilla glued some cut floor tiles to the sides and top of the case, which I then stained and polyurethaned. Also adding some 3/8 inch right angle binding from Hobby Lobby... It actually turned out better than I was expecting...still have a ways to go but I do have plenty of time. This rig will become my gf's present for her 22nd bday.






This will be painted brown, and I've got some ideas for lighting. The biggest "hole" you see actually has a concave reflective dish, the will be illuminated with and orange LED...however, I'm also thinking of drilling a hole in the middle and mountain some sort of rotating drill bit of sorts, like something you'd see out of the old version of Journey to the Center of the Earth....anyways, I'm still brainstorming on it.





The above is going to become the On/Off switch, with an orange LED illuminating it. Gonna take some modding, but the front panel on this case came completely apart with ease...switches, led's and all should be easily altered.



The air intake is going to have a 4.5x4.5 extended wooden box of sorts mounted onto it, which will probably have 2 gold painted, orange LED fans mounted inside.....we shall see..

This is where I'm at as of today. I'm trying to get all the fake "woodwork" taken care of before I get to the all the brass...and the moving parts I'm wanting to include on the sides of the case.



The original look of this case.
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EPIC! Subbed
I love steampunk
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This rig will become my gf's present for her 22nd bday.
So what's the time limit we're looking at?
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Ooh interesting, sub me
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Well, her bday is at the end of November. My original plan was to steampunk an entire setup(tower, mouse,keyboard, monitor). Of course, all that depends on my income for the next few months, and the PC itself is going to be a fairly high dollar rig for her...in fact, it will probably be quite nicer than my sig rig. Its going to be for her Photoshop bidness, and some moderate gaming.(Can't waaaaaaaait to frag her/with her in Battlefield 2/3 online)
So my current goal is to get the tower far along, maybe even completed, before I start purchasing and punking other parts, but the tower will be the crown jewel..MUAHAHHHhahaha...ok well, it will at least look pretty sweet.

OH, and do I "sub" people or do they do that themselves??
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this is what i just finished a little while ago.....I'm liking it.
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You should put a steam gauge somewhere in there

Make it sort of like a case temperature monitor, that would be bad arse.
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You should put a steam gauge somewhere in there

Make it sort of like a case temperature monitor, that would be bad arse.
Oh god please DO IT.
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