SVARTR & BLEIKR
I have been getting the rebuild bug again and after looking at various cases and not finding one that, a) Suits my needs, or b) I actually like the look of, I have decided to try and build a case from scratch using acrylic, my only real wishes for the case at this stage are that it can accommodate two 480 radiators and have the ability to switch from single to dual loops as painlessly as possible. Having never worked with acrylic before I am expecting a bit of a learning curve with a few (hopefully few) hiccups along the way.
At this stage I plan on just adding the hardware I already have, mainly stuff in my sig rig, though I will update the water cooling loop to suit the case as cooling is probably one of the most addictive parts of doing a build for me, this log will be more about the actual building of the case than whats actually in it, though that might change as I start to get idea's along the way.
Onto the case, I have drawn up initial plans for the case panels in gimp, unfortunately when I tried to use Google SketchUp my lack of skills showed through and I gave up, as it seemed harder than actually building the case itself, and anyways it's all liable to change as I will be making things up as I go along, crossing bridges as I come to them etc so having no preconceived ideas is probably a plus.
About the name, Svartr & Bleikr loosly translates from Old Norse to "Black & White" ( been reading to many Viking books), which will be the main color scheme of this build, will save me some cash reusing a lot of parts I already have, I will try and introduce a Norse element into the build somewhere along the line, I have some ideas but nothing is set in stone just yet.
Edited by Krahe - 6/15/12 at 10:38pm