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post #21 of 69
Thread Starter 
Always nice with a before and after comparison:

Before:

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After:

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post #22 of 69
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Originally Posted by jvjessen View Post

While I'm waiting for parts for both this build and my custom controller build, I've been thinking about doing a back plate for my gpu card. I don't really like the current look too much:
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Text should either be embossed or cut out. No sure how much ventilation the back side needs.

im kinda in the same boat for the GPU card. backplates are there, but no "flair". i was thinking
of either making a vacuum former or find someone to pull forms out of .008 lexan (like radio
controlled car bodies). these bodies can be custom painted, shaded, vented and modified for
a more custom look for indiviuals. itd be just a pan about .125-.175 tall and can carry vents,
louvers, or embossing. just a thought.

airdeano
post #23 of 69
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Originally Posted by airdeano View Post

im kinda in the same boat for the GPU card. backplates are there, but no "flair". i was thinking
of either making a vacuum former or find someone to pull forms out of .008 lexan (like radio
controlled car bodies). these bodies can be custom painted, shaded, vented and modified for
a more custom look for indiviuals. itd be just a pan about .125-.175 tall and can carry vents,
louvers, or embossing. just a thought.
airdeano

That is a good idea, should be very easy to work with the lexan once you have it formed, most work would be creating the form itself.

My current plan is a thin sheet of acrylic then see if I can route and drill it and finally paint it. My card gets quite hot on the back side, so it will need some ventilation holes/slots.
post #24 of 69
Thread Starter 
Time for a new window, I don't like the fan hole in the existing window, I tried using it, didn't really have any positive effect on airflow. And I'm planning to mount my fan controllers where the window is:

So I'll cut a new one, just same size for now:

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Original window taped on so I can mark it up:

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post #25 of 69
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OK, first attempt didn't go so well:

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I guess I'll need to sandwich it between some wood or something while cutting.

Any inputs on the best way to cut this? it's 3mm thick and seems to crack really easy
post #26 of 69
Thread Starter 
Second attempt, success biggrin.gif

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Fits nicely:

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post #27 of 69
The sleve makes the cable management much more better:D
Looks tidy too thumb.gif Great Job.

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post #28 of 69
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Originally Posted by J-Key View Post

The sleve makes the cable management much more better:D
Looks tidy too thumb.gif Great Job.
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Thanks, I still have many things I need to do before I'm really happy with it.
post #29 of 69
Thread Starter 
Just a quick update here as most of the work has been in the fan controller thread:

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I'll post some more updates here on moving the radiator around, I've decided to move it to the front inside the 5.25" mounts. Need to make some custom brackets so it's easy to work with.
post #30 of 69
Thread Starter 
I painted one of the fans in flat black, it came out OK (used to be transparent like the one next to it), I think I can do better with the other ones, but I do like the black much better, and disconnected the LEDs as well:

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I'll make a back plate where the lower drive bays used to be. Also need to start thinking about getting the cables a bit more organized on the back, it's a mess right now.
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