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post #1 of 40
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Its finally happening! If you didnt happen to read my prior thread go here and get all the nitty gritty.
TLDR i had this idea for my case



But i had to move soon after getting the ideal. But now I am moved!!!biggrin.gif:D:D

so it starts.

currently i dont have a job but I want to change that so I can afford more pieces and save for a house. I have begun some work on it and will be doing more as I have time.

this build will involve
  • rewiring the computer. Want to add Green UV ends and sleeving, shortening some of the cables, and changing some of the power ends (so many adapters in my case and tons of extra cable length)
  • Side window im doing all this work I have to show it off...
  • water cooling Because why not.
  • Paint job. yellow outside, some green UV paints inside
  • Switches for power and lights
  • Guage thermometer (just seems more like a power plant then a big digital number)
  • fiberglass cooling towers

and maybe some other stuff
    
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reserved for eventually (and i mean eventually) final pics
    
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post #3 of 40
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This was sitting waiting for me for so long before the move


so here is some goodies that came out of it!


oh and that really desired XSPC watercooling kit


I was really impressed with the packing and care for everthing from FrozenCPU
    
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post #4 of 40
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And some work that i have done so far trying to get the window mod set up. I know there are some full clear side panels out there but it was a tad out of my price range.
I still wanted to get the most clear for my buck. so I got a nice window kit to try and mount in the side panel.

lots of measuring and trying out looks on cardboard.

then after some more playing around with newspaper and we have something that looks like this.


and cut we have this


btw when cutting acrylic with a dremel have some type of mask... stuff got everywhere.

tried to keep some area around the latches so it wont break on me.



next step will be cutting the side panel and painting it. just need to buy the paint
    
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This could be interesting when its done.
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Originally Posted by MGF Derp View Post

This could be interesting when its done.

well thats the plan haha
    
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well got just about everything taped up and ready for cleaning and sanding... except i cant seem to find the right kind of yellow. and the UV green paint is expensive! $20+ a can!

but on the brightside my new caps will be ariving today so i can rewire and sleeve all my power needs so they are UV reactive.

pics when the box gets here.
    
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Originally Posted by kagesama View Post

well got just about everything taped up and ready for cleaning and sanding... except i cant seem to find the right kind of yellow. and the UV green paint is expensive! $20+ a can!

but on the brightside my new caps will be ariving today so i can rewire and sleeve all my power needs so they are UV reactive.

pics when the box gets here.

Get fluorescent green paint Krylon and Rust-oleum both make some.

The fluorescent dye is UV reactive. thumb.gif

***make sure the can actually says fluorescent
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post #9 of 40
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that might work then. originaly i was going for this stuff by clear neon since it went on invisible (thought it be cool that when i flip the lighting aka reactor on the radioactive symbol would just appear)
. But then i was reading that it fades over time... so i was torn...
but its its $6-8 a can that just might do it for me
    
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post #10 of 40
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so im going to try and make my CPU block look like the actual buisness end of a reactor and for that it has to have a blueish glow to it like this


im thinking some light blue paint and an LED. Thoughts?
    
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