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Very awesome rig! Makes my modded case dull in comparison. Great work! thumb.gif
     
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That teaser sure gets meaner everyday.
    
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Thanks for the replies everyone!

I've been finalizing the details of mounting all the lighting parts(not very exciting), but components will start going in this weekend!

One the downside, I appear to have lost the thumb drive I kept the photos of my LED testing on doh.gif
/fail on my part for not backing up the photos sadsmiley.gif
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That teaser sure gets meaner everyday.

I already posted the update with the results over onto the first page tongue.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1151532/project-alduin-silverstone-ft02-skyrim-inspired-mod#post_15449959

I guess I should post it as the end here as well so ppl following don't miss it haha.
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Custom LED and Acrylic Lighting Part 2
Glowing Motherboard Lighting Complete 1-16-2012
Big Update! After weeks of testing and waiting on acrylic, I've finally gotten the motherboard lighting perfected.
See all the testing I've been doing on this thread!
Click!

You can see the above thread for details, but I basically made a few LED strips that glow beautifully, even under bright studio lighting!
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For those of you who haven't worked with acrylic before, it's actually a bit different than other materials. Instead of using say a band saw to cut sheet, you actually score and snap. Come out as a much cleaner and nicer cut.
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Still need to do some sanding though!
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Attaching acrylic sheets to each other is also different. Instead used glue or screws you actually use acetone based compound like weld on to break the molecules on the surface and bind two pieces of acrylic on the molecular level. Pretty cool chemistry stuff thumb.gif
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Now the problem is that you literally have to pour the liquid stuff in between two sheets of acrylic you're holding together and fill up the space in between. Much harder than it seems since the stuff binds in seconds! I had several fail strips as a result
Notice the dark spots circles below. Those are air bubbles mad.gif
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After drilling holes into the LED strips for the motherboard standoffs, I mounted them onto the case. I turned the strips with air bubbles into rectangular pieces to mount the LED's to.
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Overall, very happy with the end result. The left and right bottom corners are a bit darker than the rest, but not too much I can do there.
Interior Lighting Complete! Final Pics
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I also got around to finishing the front panel. Fixed the light leakage from before and added some text. See the upcoming RAM sink update for the technique I used to get the text.
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Final Pics

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Incredible work! How many hours would you say that you have spent on this?

Again absolutely love it! biggrin.gif
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Ah, I forgot to check the first page. doh.gif

Anyway, great work as always! If I ever have the money and tools, I would love to get a RV/FT02 and watercool/mod it. Thanks for being an inspiration. thumb.gif
    
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Incredible work! How many hours would you say that you have spent on this?
Again absolutely love it! biggrin.gif

Lol, does that include the LED testing? LED testing alone was about 4 weekends, so say ~50 hrs for that.

As for the rest, um spent about 2 months on the sketchup, digital designs and artwork. Since I had to learn sketchup I'd estimate 60hrs of work there, but a ton of it was at work over the summer tongue.gif The initial lasering, milling, etc took another few months of waiting and I started actual case work in late October. Unfortunately between work full time, teaching and my own school classes I've only been able to work on the mod like 1 day a week on average sadsmiley.gif

So in total around 160 hrs of actual work so far. Not sure how that compares to some of the others modders out there, but I have redone several things over and over again till I liked it, which has eaten up a lot of time.
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Ah, I forgot to check the first page. doh.gif
Anyway, great work as always! If I ever have the money and tools, I would love to get a RV/FT02 and watercool/mod it. Thanks for being an inspiration. thumb.gif

Thanks for the compliment! I also definitely want to do a water build. Perhaps later this year in a caselabs STH10 or Lamptron Vector wink.gif
I just really wanted to do a nice high end air build first biggrin.gif
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I'd like to try out your case.. Maybe I'll get one, I'm very intrigued with the motherboard I/O in the top..
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Wow.
Simply stunning, subbed for future updates!
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