Originally Posted by Jimbags
nice i cant wait
Okay guys! Here is update #10!Update 10 - Beginning work on light Panel
So one of the big things I'm working on for this build is a custom luminous panel or "sLight". I just LOVE the look of these things. However, I don't think I can actually re-create the actual thing. The real sLight panel is a sort of soft box within the computer case. Here is a link
on how the "official" one is done. I will be re-creating the one posted in this link
. It's basically the same thing but more simplified.
I didn't get much done today as I planned but here are the pictures I took of making the frame. For this, I used 1/2" Aluminum C-channel. I picked up 8' from Home Depot for about $10 after tax. Not picture is the two pieces of white acrylic I purchased from Tap Plastics
. I bought the 20% sign white. Bought that for about $30 I think. The most expensive piece was the etched piece of acrylic. That was about $50 shipped. I will take pictures of those pieces soon.
I also purchased some LED tape. That was $20 for a yard. I did have to wire on a connector but that was easy.
Anyways, here are the pictures of the frame:
I'll need to figure out a way to connect the pieces. I can have them welded, but idk how much that would cost since it's difficult to weld aluminum which is what a friend said.
Here are some pictures of the pieces prepped for cutting:
Here is a picture of the pieces in the case. They fit PERFECTLY!
Well that's it for this update, however, I do need some help on picking out sleeving colors.
I'm going to do white SATA sleeve and white heatshrink on those Akasa SATA cables that you can make any length. I was going to do my sleeving on the 24 pin like this:
But I don't have any grey accents in my case... I wanted to switch motherboards to the GA-X79-UP4 but I decided not to. I'm thinking the grey will go along nicely with the nickel plated blocks and tubing though.
Let me hear your suggestions!