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Chris,

I used one of the face plates to cover my DVD drive. I have pictures in my log.

As for matching the color on the face plate, there is a way to do it. My friends that own a body shop have a paint scanner, it reads the color and then gives them a formula for the paint.

If you can't find someone in your area to do it, send me the face plate and something that is crimson and I will have some paint mixed for you.
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Originally Posted by merlinx76 View Post

That'll be awesome! I hope you can figure out something equally cool for the card reader.
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Originally Posted by sortableturnip View Post

That is exactly what I was thinking you should do for the card reader. A custom pop out face plate

Thanks merlin and turnip. I'll put some thought into it. But I'm going to focus on getting up and running first.



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Originally Posted by vinnybear View Post

Hi there,
awsome build for your blu-ray and card reader why not use a stick on film as used for car wraps. they can do any color normally and even graphics. keep up the pc porn

You mean kind of like carbon fiber wrap? I bought some black and white that I thought I might use in a few places. But I couldn't find anything that was real close to the crimson color of the case. If its even a little bit off...it looks worse that going for something with contrast, like all black.



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Originally Posted by linkdiablo View Post

But then the Bluray tray will still be black, you should customize the bluray with a crimson disc tray and alu face plate. It would involve opening up the drive, but the build is surely over the top sufficiently to consider such a mod. I'm willing to bet you would be the first modder to ever go that far for aesthetic integrity.

Now that's extreme! On the list for consideration. thumb.gif



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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post

I have been in the shadows watching this build grow and all I have to say is WoW, This is hands down the BEST rig I've seen anyone build and it's not even done yet! One day I will build a rig this epic and when I do we can be epic rig buddies. guitar.gif On another note, I couldn't get you to toss me one of those EVGA shirts could I. biggrin.gif

What? You want the t-shirt instead of that cool sticker? tongue.gif



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Originally Posted by TheHarvman313 View Post

Chris you post the best pc pr0n!!!! Thanks! Now I need a clean pair of shorts!!! tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by CiBi View Post

this should be an 18+ rated thread, looks amazing m8

Thanks Harv and CiBi!



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Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

now this, this i like. this i friggen LOVE!!!!! drool.gif now that its all combining into one big box, it isnt hard to imagine of what to come. btw, i think it would look pretty amazing for a cpu only loop, but after spending this much gpus need blocks. the stock looks better than any block out there imo.

Water gets such better temps than air for the GPUs that I really have to go that route. But yeah, I agree, that the stock air coolers look pretty good on these things. I'd have to get rid of the green writing....but these would be fun to give the "full treatment" to and turn them into a crimson dream.


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Originally Posted by asg View Post

Chris,
I used one of the face plates to cover my DVD drive. I have pictures in my log.
As for matching the color on the face plate, there is a way to do it. My friends that own a body shop have a paint scanner, it reads the color and then gives them a formula for the paint. If you can't find someone in your area to do it, send me the face plate and something that is crimson and I will have some paint mixed for you.

I kind of thought I'd seen it in your log, but was too lazy to go back and check for sure. Here is the link to asg's post on a stealth drive if anyone missed it.

As far as matching the color with just paint....I have some reservations. My finish is a two powder process and the top coat is translucent. It is kind of hard to make out in pictures, but it has some depth, some texture, and some sparkle. I think it would be extremely hard to make it match perfectly with just paint. When I did my fans, I got pretty close by doing separate layers with different colors, ....but if the fans were mounted on the outside of the case, you would be able to see a difference.
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It's so stealthy that I don't see to open button, in windows you can open the drive without it but outside, I'm not so sure. How would you pop a Windows disk and boot off of it?

Looks like the stealth drive is pretty much out there along with the most radical optical drive mods. Chris, it is up to you to one up him! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by linkdiablo View Post

It's so stealthy that I don't see to open button, in windows you can open the drive without it but outside, I'm not so sure. How would you pop a Windows disk and boot off of it?
Looks like the stealth drive is pretty much out there along with the most radical optical drive mods. Chris, it is up to you to one up him! thumb.gif

asg mentions in some of the comments following that post that it just takes a light press on the faceplate where it covers the button....to trigger opening it. How cool is that? No buttons or anything that shows. Very nice. Nothing to improve on here. Just need to copy/paste and move on.
post #1045 of 3982
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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

asg mentions in some of the comments following that post that it just takes a light press on the faceplate where it covers the button....to trigger opening it. How cool is that? No buttons or anything that shows. Very nice. Nothing to improve on here. Just need to copy/paste and move on.
Drill a small hole so you can force eject in case it jams or the rig is powered down. That's the only improvement I could think of.
post #1046 of 3982
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Originally Posted by Blizlake View Post

Drill a small hole so you can force eject in case it jams or the rig is powered down. That's the only improvement I could think of.

Yep....that actually could come in handy. Thanks!
post #1047 of 3982
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What? You want the t-shirt instead of that cool sticker? tongue.gif

Anything you don't want. wheee.gif
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Anything you don't want. wheee.gif

I got dibs on any liquid cooling parts he doesn't want anymore biggrin.gif
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I got dibs on any liquid cooling parts he doesn't want anymore biggrin.gif

Not quite what I meant, lol. tongue.gif
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Water gets such better temps than air for the GPUs that I really have to go that route. But yeah, I agree, that the stock air coolers look pretty good on these things. I'd have to get rid of the green writing....but these would be fun to give the "full treatment" to and turn them into a crimson dream.

Hmm a red (I know, I know, crimson) Nvidia card. Not sure if want... buttkick.gif. Otherwise great build Chris. Followed this from the sleeve dying through the mod. Love your work.
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