Originally Posted by tamas
Awesome inspiring work
The fractal design r2 is like x4 as expensive though haha and smaller. The only real drawback I see to this case is the front panel...I don't like the aesthetics. It's tempting to go get one and paint it white
Thanks man, yeah it's hard to shell out that much cash when I know I'm going to have to get a larger/different PSU, which is also coming at a premium since silverstone really makes the only true hardcore sfx psu option to run a high end gpu and then to top it off I'm not using any part of what the case was made for plus I think the ventilation is worse than the CM Elite 120 stock setup.
It would definitely be an awesome mod challenge though which is what I look for as I kind of like an underdog case
I have plans to change out the front of the case and was working on it earlier in my build, I'm essentially going to use 3-4 acrylic panels stacked upon each other with the front one holding IO and buttons as well as the opening for the 5.25 bay, the front will be covered in DiNoc carbon fiber but the other panels will be left bare on the sides.
I plan on drilling some holds into the panels and from the inside of the case insert blue leds to light up the front outside of the case, should look pretty slick when it's done.
I'm just glad I can use this bad boy while I work on other pieces and parts of the asthetics
As far as case size goes the sizes aren't terribly different:
CM Elite 120:
Dimensions 15.8" x 9.4" x 8.2"
Weight 7.3 lbs.
FD Array R2:
Dimensions 13.78" x 9.84" x 7.87"
Weight 9.04 lbs
Which reminds me, with all of my components in the case the final build weight was 25.8 lbs!
Originally Posted by void
I actually have an update tonight but no pictures yet as they are on the Mrs camera but I'll get them uploaded tomorrow.
I installed some UV blue sata cables and got rid of the sore thumb red sata cables I was forced to use in my black, white and blue build. I also installed the lighting cable that came with the GPU water cooling block by XSPC.
All I can say is wow, this thing looks sick with some lighting and the modded side panels with the modders mesh from mnpctech.
I'm going to be painting the mesh a dark blue that will have some flake in it as well, should look pretty cool.Edited by xyexz - 8/25/12 at 9:49pm