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post #11 of 30
better late than never biggrin.gif

i would like to see the window , is it a particular shape ? or just a rectangle ?
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post #12 of 30
Man, I had forgotten about this. Hell yes I want to know how things are progressing! Love that case biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 30
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I got the parts back from UDT yesterday. Oh WOW!!!!! I'll get back on it this weekend. We are going to soda blast the frame so I can have a fresh surface to paint. I even had enough material left over from the carbon fiber to make some gauge panels for my car! SCORE!! thumb.gif
 
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http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b86/BVM03/PC/window_zpsd68bc5ea.jpg

I got the window in. However, I cant get the locking strip in. I assume it has to do with the fact that the case is 2.5mm thick. It was a VERY tight fit. Easily took me an hour to get that stupid window in.

More to come.
 
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http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b86/BVM03/PC/mobotray_zpsb7285e18.jpg

What was once a solid panel, now has some amount of cable management and a CPU cutout.
 
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Here we go, I am about to start the gut swap. thumb.gif
 
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post #18 of 30
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So my buddy called. He got a new oven for his powder coating shop so I get to pull it back apart and we are going to have some real fun with it. I am thinking black chrome for all the shiny bits. Don't know what color I want to go with the mobo tray and HDD rack. This could get interesting. thumb.gif Funny how I just got it all back together and NOW he is ready to help. LOL

I need to order a few more fans, I think I am going to switch to all white LED fans and I need to have the machine shop cut a new fan trim plate for the top. The one they cut isnt thick enough, nor does it match the front fan bezel. I also need to come up with a matching mesh for the top and side fans.

Advice, critiques, & suggestions are welcome.
Edited by BVM - 9/15/13 at 12:21pm
 
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post #19 of 30
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If anyone is interested, I am ripping it all back apart this weekend. I am just not happy with the end result.

Plan: strip and powder coat the entire chassis, HDD rack, and fan trim plates in black chrome (shadow chrome), the mobo will be orange. I will be replacing the side fans with matching white/orange fans. The Rosewill Hive 1k PSU with a brand new X series SeaSonic 850w PSU and a Corsair H60i watercooler. And, if I can line it up, I am going to have the carbon fiber panels sanded and re-cleared in a satin finish. I may also pick out a new LCD fan controller and a Corsair SP2500 sound system. Even I have ANY $$ left, I am thinking about getting a Bigfoot Killer LAN card. Oh yeah!!! I am also going to order a SeaSonic individually sleeved PSU wiring kit. Then I am done, I really mean it. lol

If anyone is interested, I would appreciate your input.
 
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As she sets (I replaced the side fans in this pic).

 
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