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OH, and do I "sub" people or do they do that themselves??
They do that themselves, sorry I shouldnt have said it the way I did
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very nice. I like!
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Just finished some more details.
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Awesome. Great work! I saw this Steampunk Keyboard rip earlier today. I think this probably took about 1,000 hours to build, but it rocks. You might be able to use it for some ideas. Would look great brown antique like the rest of your build.

    
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Looks sick man. Great job.
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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.
A backlit VU meter would work great in that round opening in the front.


This one is only $9 on ebay and the seller apparently has lots of them. It even has an old school slotted scew in the front. A meter would really set that case off.

Since you only have 1 opening, you could either rig it off of just one audio channel, or you could link it to your HD indicator feed. It would pop around whenever the HD is accessed. I have a VU/HD pre-amp with three dials that mounts in a 5.25" bay that works like that. The dials in that would be ideal to steal one from. Not sure what brand it is, it might be CoolerMaster.
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Thanks Jagged. I've got several ideas for that port on the front, and a few things I'm gonna be trying out for the next few months on the sides and top of the case.
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Well, I repainted the front panel after some more reading on how to paint in age and wear marks, so far I'm liking it. I probably shouldn't post every little thing I do but I appreciate all remarks and ideas....So here is where I'm at right now..
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Well, I repainted the front panel after some more reading on how to paint in age and wear marks, so far I'm liking it. I probably shouldn't post every little thing I do but I appreciate all remarks and ideas....So here is where I'm at right now..
It's a build log, post everything!

The antiqueing (spelling?LOL) looks great. I had been talking to my GF about making a steampunk style case and she did not understand what I meant until I showed her your work. She loves it. I am probably going to make a fully wooden case for my project. I have an "antique" ASUS P4C800 motherboard with a 3 Ghz P4 lying around that I want to set up as a retro-gaming rig out in the man cave.

Keep up the good work!
    
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What did you use to get that look around the rivets? It almost looks like ground up graphite from a pencil. I love the way that looks, it has a very clean and not overly done antique look to it keep up the good work
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