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So you can see how the sheet metal is pieced together, or a different detail?

Right now, the way the plastic sits, it looks too much like "2 separate cases sitting end to end" to me. I think the detail that's killing me is the fact that the plastic is still 2 separate pieces and not yet integrated in any way. I'm hoping that without them, the case looks more like a single entity.

Even If I don't end up liking the aesthetics, the case is still very technologically impressive and well crafted, and you have reason to be proud of it.
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I had to ban a few doucebags off the FB page. Everyone is a critic, even those who couldn't mod their way out of a paper bag.

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Right now, the way the plastic sits, it looks too much like "2 separate cases sitting end to end" to me. I think the detail that's killing me is the fact that the plastic is still 2 separate pieces and not yet integrated in any way. I'm hoping that without them, the case looks more like a single entity.

Even If I don't end up liking the aesthetics, the case is still very technologically impressive and well crafted, and you have reason to be proud of it.
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As it sits, the top plastics, while actually comprised of 3 parts, does have an actual "end to end" butt joint between the front portion which is a complete top and the rear portion which is the grafting of two tops into one., since it's the sizable longer half, without any fan controller / USB openings.

Once I have all the top parts to where they snap down into mounting holes like they originally would, I'll be able to work in a "bridge" where the butt connection is so that the 2 sections look relatively contiguous.

I'm anticipating using a piece of left over top panel mesh, but may have to come up with something more inventive.

That join area is right over a fan, so I don't want to have anything too solid blocking the airflow out.


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 1/25/13 at 11:59am
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Darlene, you the man(woman). I am so looking forward to your updates.
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I had to ban a few doucebags off the FB page. Everyone is a critic, even those who couldn't mod their way out of a paper bag.

Can't wait for more details to emerge on this. I think the vision is starting to come together.

Agreed. I've been trying to answer a lot of the questions people are asking, but some people will never understand modders.
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eh.. social media always seems to bring out the worst in people. Web forums are a little less likely to break out in offensive comments.(actively moderated anyway) Thats why I stay off facebook etc. Unfortunatly that means I cant see these contests etc cause everyone wants you to "LIKE" the page before your allowed to see. rolleyes.gif


IT Diva... Keep it up girl. The real modders know what your doing and its great. Those who dont understand probably wont unless theyre into tinkering with things. thumb.gif
   
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Here's a couple quick shots with the top plastics removed:

The actual chassis length is 44 3/8", not counting the front plastic panel, so it's a few inches more than 2 full chassis.

The mobo trays are in their original positions, that is they use the original screw holes and attach as they did when stock.

I'll be cutting off about the last inch of the front one, to get rid of the holes that the original slot covers anchored in, and then using part of the third tray to fill in between them making a full lenght mobo tray.

Also, with better light and the plastics off, you can see that the top chassis panel is straight and flat.

Darlene







Edited by IT Diva - 1/25/13 at 2:06pm
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Looks amazing with the top off! I love it. Great idea and great job on this so far. I can not wait to see more!

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So I heard you like phantoms
 
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Have you considered a 90 degree mobo rotation? I think it would look better.

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