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[Build] WHITE C70 PORTAL themed build!!!! (IDEAS AND HELP PLEASE :))

Poll Results: What theme would you like to see? or which do you think has the most creative options?

Poll expired: Dec 12, 2012  
  • 68% (13)
    Portal 2 ( game series)
  • 10% (2)
    Assassins Creed Game series
  • 15% (3)
    Skyfall 007 (newest James Bond movie)
  • 5% (1)
    Other (if so please explain below in the thread)
19 Total Votes  
post #1 of 46
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Well I finally after dreaming of this case for 5 months have got my C70 on the way in ARCTIC WHITE because of the newegg add for $70 after rebate. I'll admit that white wasn't my first choice (i prefer the black or green). But this deal was just to unreal to pass up. So Ill be trading my 300R for the C70 like I originally wanted thumb.gif

UPDATE: The PORTAL theme has been overwhelmingly voted the winner! And thus over the next few months (when time and college permits) I will be pressing forward with trying to add to and theme out the rig. Be patient and forgiving with me as it will likely be a slow evolution for this rig at least until the fall when I'm working and have much more money to sink into it for custom WC etc. biggrin.gif But plans and ideas will be being worked on all the time so if you haven't seen updated pics with a certain thing done yet....THEN suggest it! I'm open to any ideas biggrin.gif

Now that I have the white one on its way I'd like some ideas for what theme I could possibly go with for the build thus far a "portal" theme has my mind the most busy.

My ideas include:

*****WINNER*****
1. Portal

*****WINNER******
2. Assassins creed

3. Skyfall 007

4. Aliens Colonial Marines


any help is greatly appreciated!!! suggest other themes if you think of them!!!

please tell me you opinion of what I should choose to go with and also list a possible set of mods/ aesthetic things I can do to bring the theme of the build together in the white case

Thus far the "Portal" theme

has the most ideas including

1. blue led fans and orange cougar fans
2. put covers/grills over some fans that look like portals
3. psu shroud that looks like a companion cube
4. psu shroud past psu that looks like the aperture labs full logo (backlit somehow)
5. wrap cpu power and gpu power cables in red sheething
6. sperture labs symbol fan grills
7. stealth front cd drive
8. decals for cake symbol and a few others from the games ( suggest the ones you like!)
Edited by oats2012 - 1/18/13 at 4:36pm
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post #2 of 46

I voted for Skyfall, but only because I saw that movie recently and absolutely loved it.  The Portal theme would be awesome though. Sounds like you've already got some good ideas.  Subbed thumb.gif

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post #3 of 46
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Originally Posted by Stevoandaredk5 View Post

I voted for Skyfall, but only because I saw that movie recently and absolutely loved it.  The Portal theme would be awesome though. Sounds like you've already got some good ideas.  Subbed thumb.gif

Thanks! I saw skyfall a few days ago myself and also loved it so I thought It might be cool but I am still trying to come up with some ideas of how that would work lol.

Portal for now has the most but if anyone has a great idea for another possible theme then I'm all ears. The parts arriving later this week are:

1. C70 in white
2. 3770k
3. MSI Mpower z77 mobo
4. Noctua NH-D14 (old school air cooling haha)
5. Samsung 840 250 gb ssd
6. 140mm orange cougar fans

Merry Christmas to myself after a long year of work its time for a revamp of my PC to make it what I wanted to do with the system originally biggrin.gif but much better parts have come out since last November

I should get to start the rebuild on December 10 th (after engineering finals are over rolleyes.gif )

So over the break the build should take shape for the most part. And then in the coming months as I get more money I may need Dwood's artisan help for some of the more complex asthetic parts but I'll do my best to keep the build mods etc to being homemade thumb.gif

If I do stick with the Portal theme then I think I'll call it " Still alive" as an ode to it being about 50-50 % new and old parts from my first build
Edited by oats2012 - 11/26/12 at 12:21am
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post #4 of 46
Voted for portal. Any of those sound good though.
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post #5 of 46
I was just thinking yesterday that a Blue/Orange themed build would be awesome. thumb.gif

Suggestion: You have to have Wheatley somewhere on or in the case.
Edited by JRuxGaming - 11/28/12 at 2:34pm
post #6 of 46
Portal theme. blue and orange rubber gaskets around the cable management holes.
post #7 of 46
Thread Starter 
First Update!

IT HAS ARRIVED wheee.gif





Ok so here are the (additional) ideas I've come up with in the past day or so:

1. Red weight button somewhere within the rig

2. using blue and orange bitfenix led strips imbedded on the back door and covered in plexi to simulate the light up that happens in the game when you place a cube on the "Red Drop" button. I would like to have these be controlled by an orange and blue vandal switch on the top of the case (probably under the handles)





3. Wheatley somewhere in the case ( i thought of this last night but also was suggested by JRux above)

I found a cool looking little keychain on amazon that may be usable if modded



4. I would like to have a little turret somewhere in the case ( I found a small weapon lazer pointed I had and would like to use that in the build somehow as a turret lazer?)

5. Stealthed CD drive will have the case name plate in white placed over the front ( likely name is "STILL ALIVE" ) and I'll be purchasing that from Dwood once I get to that stage

6. the front should have a cover over the fans with probably the top 120mm fan being overlayed with an Aperture symbol, and the bottom with an OCN cut out

7. small tube outlet where a cube could possibly fall out of? ( may not have a cube out of it but have the tube)

8. Top of the case will have dual 140 mm fans with a dual aperture symbol cut out for each fan's air flow ( this will be white colored)

9. likely a new black back plate for my hd 6950 with a symbol of some sort on it ( undecided on what would be good)

10. replace window with pure plexi piece for better viewing and on either side of it will be the portal man cut in half going through



11. decals of hazards in each level 1" x1" to go on all of the lift tabs to remove the doors



*** if I ever get to water cool it in the future then maybe a portal gun resevoir?

12. blue and orange grommets (great idea thanks crunkosaur!)

If you guys have any other ideas feel free to let loose on here! Some great ones have already been suggested. Keep em coming and thanks for any help thumb.gif

and if you see or know any places to gets some things that may be described in the thread then any links would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by oats2012 - 11/28/12 at 10:26pm
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post #8 of 46
Zebra striped case, purple velvet everywhere, gold colored accents everywhere, hang disco ball inside case, chrome colored fans (Spinners) built in subwoofer. bulb.gif
post #9 of 46
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Originally Posted by Clam Slammer View Post

Zebra striped case, purple velvet everywhere, gold colored accents everywhere, hang disco ball inside case, chrome colored fans (Spinners) built in subwoofer. bulb.gif

I think that may work for an Austin Powers build haha

2cents.gif solid gold!!! tongue.gif
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Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" 120GB SAT... Samsung 840 WD caviar black ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NH-D14 Windows 7 ultimate 3 x 23" monitors Logitech G110 
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COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GA... Corsair C70 Logitech G500 Mionix Sargas 320 
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You know what I'm saying...
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