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post #31 of 56
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I've thought about water cooling, I will do it eventually but I want to get everything running first. I have a general idea of where I want everything to go with the radiator in the case up front. What is the EL strip? I'm assuming some sort of LED strip? I'm not sure what I want to do about lighting. I'm playing with the idea of an acrylic side to see through and have the inside lit up but I'm not sure yet. I need to make a trip to the hardware store today to look around and find some rivnuts, long bolts, etc.

an SRT4 once scared the life out of me, had an external wastegate. I now have an external wastegate because of that haha
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post #32 of 56
http://www.xoxide.com/5ftblueelwire.html

runs right off a molex. i would line the bottom outside of that case with this hidden to give a underglow effect. would look SICK. but thats my opinion.

if you do go with a clear side, make sure to leave enough room on the sides to hide any cathodes you want to put in your case.
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post #33 of 56
double post, but who cares...

another idea if your keeping the case body pretty stock, is to cut out the apple logo, replace it with acrylic and put a thing piece of aluminum over top it, then line the acrlic with EL or place a few LEDs around it for a sweet glow effect.

personally id cut out the apple and replace it with a linux penguin
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post #34 of 56
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That EL wire is amazing looking, I could do a lot with that. I might order one or two just to have around. I'm probably going to paint the case soon, I want it to be white on the outside and black on the inside/ front and back
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Today I'm going to properly mount the bottom cover along with measuring out where to mount the HDDs and fans. There will be 3 fans total on the bottom. Time for measuring, cutting, and epoxy!
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post #37 of 56
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Well did some more work yesterday, unfortunately measuring and I don't get along too well :/. Good thing this was the test sheet. I need to find some much thicker aluminum to work with. If I can't I'll use sheet metal.

The planning went well


Everything in place


Good old J B Quick


But then stuff went bad


Seems the metal flexes a bit more than I'd like where I bent it as well


Got it all in though, this piece of aluminum will be scrapped soon


Pulled my old tower apart for pieces




I wanted to sell everything out of my old built computer but I guess I can't sell things on the forum until I get a certain amount of rep So I have a hand full of parts sitting around for a while lol.
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post #38 of 56
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I've managed to pretty much get the entire casing apart.. I haven't seen anyone do this yet. The gears in my head are certainly turning now and I think it's going to make a lot of things easier as far as making brackets and panels.

Without further ado:









There is a LOT of hardware holding this thing together. This is just a small pile of it



I think my next plan is to get the back panel from the old computer case and get it on here. After that, make a new motherboard tray and get it to line up at the height I would like it to be at.
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post #39 of 56
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And as for colors, I think I decided the name of the build will be Oreo That should be a good hint on what to expect it to look like
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Looks greate.
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