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post #1 of 29
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Got started on it about a week ago when my I got really bored, it's going nicely, I didn't have that many spare parts to use for measuring and what not so I had to take my rig apart. I got depressed not having it together so before I make the panels I threw the rig in just to make sure it all fit ....rolleyes.gif. I know its nothing like the other threads in this section just looking for some constructive criticism and definitely some pointers on what to do about the outside of it (style, materials, etc...). Really going for a simple and clean look.
Wish i would of snapped a couple more pics but I definitely will when I finish up on it. Only salvaged a couple of pieces from my old case (circa 2003) for example the old top is now the interior bottom and one of the old panels that didn't have a window in it is now the motherboard tray, the backplate (idk if thats the correct term) was also used...

please excuse droid x camera, I'll have more pics of the back (2 hard drives) tomorrow.

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edit: I'm a first time "modder" so go easy on me..
Edited by mannyfc - 9/17/11 at 1:47pm
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post #2 of 29
Looks good so far! Ill be watching this one.
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post #3 of 29
Looks nifty as SHUX. For some reason ive always like PSU's that have a sheet of steel over them seperating them from the rest of the case (u know what i mean) you should add that. Also HDD'd should be stacked sideways and on their sides so you can fit like 20 of them tongue.gif.
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post #4 of 29
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got my box from Performance-PCs.com, SUPER fast shipping, had a little problem with the window kit I ordered ... the molding was a bit short (as shown the pics), but I'm sure they will get it sorted out.

So definitely not a massive amount of parts, but I'm very excited for now.

3 x A.C. Ryan AluPanel - 1mm X 500mm X 500mm DIY Aluminum Panel - White

1 x AC Ryan Radgrillz Stripes Triple 360mm Stainless Steel

1 x Acrylic Window Kit - Square - Clear

1 x Vandal Resistant Illuminated Switch - 22mm White Ring

Everything got here in two days ( I LOVE IT)

Well bad news first, here's the molding/window kit.

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and everything else, had to wire up the switch... I got really excited lol, as you can see I don't get many new parts .... see sigrig

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and everything else....

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once again sorry for the terrible pictures.....a la droidx
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post #5 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat;14813963 
Also HDD'd should be stacked sideways and on their sides so you can fit like 20 of them tongue.gif.

not really going for 20 of them lol, but here ya go...

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post #6 of 29
Looks good so far, I made my HAF into a inverted ATX case and I think inverted ATX just looks awesome
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post #7 of 29
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So had some time today to try and get some stuff done since my woman had to work late, so I started to rip rig apart and get the case to the backyard and mock up some cardboard to trace on the aluminum. Jigsaw is pretty scary, wish i had something better to cut a straight line.... well here's some pics of the front and side panel. I ordered one panel short... so I'll order the other one while I cut the top panel... and cut the side window in the side panel.
Well here's some pictures.

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Panels aren't attached yet so that's the problem with the gap at the bottom corner.
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some more soon (I hope)
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post #8 of 29
Looks good so far! I think inverted ATX looks so much better. I can't wait for more updates!
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post #9 of 29
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thanks , more panels, some fan splitter boards (molex to 3 pin), and an rs360 are on the way....still deciding on the fans. 1000W got here today from NCIX smile.gif. Some shots ... what a steal at like $120 after mir, looks great.

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Nicely Packaged

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a lot of ....stuff cool.gif

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stickers will be upside down in my case... (no pun intended) don't know what to do about it....

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Edited by mannyfc - 10/12/11 at 11:46pm
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post #10 of 29
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Got my RS360 in and mounted up, just trying to decide on some white fans, and what to do about a second radiator, I really don't think I can fit a 240mm rad at the bottom. Not sure what to do about that, maybe placing an RS240 at the top of it and risking getting the second 480 too hot ( which I don't own yet and when I do it will be under water), but it def is looking good, another problem is the PSU.... i really don't like the look of it in the case, thinking about either painting it or maybe just getting the big stickers off of it. Well here's some pics I snapped last night before going to bed.

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behind the tray looks ok, I'll clean it up a little better when I'm throwing it all together.
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