Originally Posted by Citra
Me too! ;D
Now to just sell this other computer I have laying around so I can get some more money! Gosh, why does watercooling have to be so damn expensive??!!!
Anyways, I have an update for you!Update 16 - sLight Panel
Well, after today, I am about 90% done with the sLight panel. I just need to sand down the etched piece of acrylic (a little to long still), attach the aluminum pieces together and then get the frame powder coated along with some other pieces.
Here are pictures of todays work. I did not take any pictures of the cutting process because it was boring and tedious but I used our table saw with just a regular blade on it. I went slow and took my time and it made great cuts!
Here I was just fitting the two pieces of white acrylic into the case to see if it fit, and it did!
With the channel hanging in there.
These next pictures are kind of fuzzy but I wet sanded the cut edges of the etched acrylic. The results are A- in person, really hard to capture it on the camera but they are actually pretty decent. I went from 220 to 400 to 600 to 1500. I used water and I took my time. After the wet sanding, I used a bar of the White Rouge polishing compound and that really made it shine. I kept dipping it in water because the thing was as hard as a rock. I couldn't break it either to get a smaller piece.
This one actually looks like it went backwards?
I think this is the final picture of the sanding? It looks WAY better in person, it is completely translucent on the cut edges in person.
However, I know what you guys REALLY want to see... you want to see it working! Well, I managed to get some pictures of that too! Oh boy oh boy are they mouth watering!
From the front of the case.
It's on in this picture but you can't quite tell?
And that's it! I hope you liked it!
I have two questions for you guys though.1.
If I were to become an artisan here on the site and make these, would anyone buy them? They would be made to dimensions you specify but they would only be available in a rectangular shape. There is an acrylic engraver in the next town over that I am going to talk to to see if he can't replicate the pattern for a very cheap price. I would then more than likely spray paint the frame black or whatever color you would want. In the end, the price would be in the $75-100 range per panel. Does that sound good? Yes or no? I could probably knock one of these things out in a weekend easily if I had all the materials available to me.2.
I am still on the hunt for someone to trade X79 boards with. Here is the LINK
to the post I made earlier.