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Wasn't really feeling it today but I got some photos

got the front panel ready for the power button


will look like this when all finished up


tried some good wax for a nice shine on the panels


took very long to dry in this cold weather, even in the garage


but once it dried, no real improvements in the gloss area...

pre-install of the u-channel molding, just to know where to cut it
(wax still drying in photo)


install top panel window, wax is dry here, but now i gotta re-apply the u-channel


side panels almost finished


things I got done but no photos: (sorry, will have photos of these when I return in 2 weeks)
*mounted the vent mesh for the side panels, glue still drying
*mounted front panel art, glue still drying
*finished inside side panels, painted and ready for mounting
*other misc work


I got a lil frustrated today when things started going a little sour, and just wasn't liking some of my results, i hope it all turns out ok, but at this point, i have decided no more money into this project(excluding hardware), so i have to make it work with what i have thus far. front panel really needs to be redone, maybe down the road at one point, but i gotta stick to what i have currently

big props go out to all of you that can pull this stuff off with ease, experienced or not. this is my 3rd mod, and by far the biggest ive attempted, my previous 2 mods were only side windows and painting solid colors, kinda strait forward stuff. i really feel that i didn't plan anywhere near as good as i should have, especially when i started going off track from my original idea(s)

anyways, everything should start coming together the next time I get back home in 2 weeks, nearly all work is done, just mounting and putting things together is left.

until next time, have a great day!


edit:

the missing pics (still need to be cleaned up around the edges and stuff)

front panel (only thing left is to get Overkill Grills mounted


side panel(s) (only thing left is to mount it along with the pipes)

Edited by tastegw - 2/10/13 at 4:23pm
   
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The HAF XB in chrome under the skull is killer! Looking awesome thumb.gif
Edited by PropheticCreed - 2/27/13 at 12:32pm
post #104 of 175
If you are putting a sidestand on it, you could make 2 "feet" that look like tires... (I would use 2 flat large ones for stability myself).
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Thanks guys, as for tires, I though of that a while back, I then reminded myself that I wasn't trying to make the case look like a bike, so I decided to go a different route, will have more info about the case feet as it comes in, FannBlade is currently working some magic on the feet.

GPU's: with the recent news that the titans will be released this month, I have thrown out the possibility of temp cards, and will just wait to get 1-3 of the titans:

If under $600USD, I will get 3 (if not limited to 2 or less per customer)
If $650-900, I will get 2 (if not limited to 1 per customer)
If over $950 each, just 1
If over $1200, I'll get something else.

Budget is up to $1800 on the GPU's , but not going to go too crazy if over 900

But I'm fairly certain they will be priced at 700-900 each being only 50-60% better than stock 680

All that there is left to buy after that is motherboard, been holding out in hopes a UP7 would show its face in the marketplace somewhere.
   
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Now that Titan is out have your plans changed at all?
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Originally Posted by PropheticCreed View Post

Now that Titan is out have your plans changed at all?

Ya, nogo on titans frown.gif

Debating between zotac amps or the gigabyte super over clock 680's

Plan on just two 680's

Also considering the sapphire vapor x 7970ghz in a pair

Would really love for some new x79 mobos to hit the market, the new msi board looks nice, but I'm not sure I want it yet.
   
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Have you given the 690 any thought? (Just from a perspective of removing any micro-stuttering form the SLI configuration)
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Great build. Not exactly what I am doing with my Xb build, but I like it a lot.

in, sub'd.
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Thx foolio!

At prophetic,
No so much, not much of a dual gpu fan yet, even with the good reviews on it, once quad scaling is much better, I'll reconsider.

At all,

Just purchased a 30" 2560x1600 Korean ISP (Crossover 30Q5 Pro) for this build
How much difference would there be from a 2gb 680 vs a 4gb 680 on average for this resolution
Also, 3gb Vapor X 7970ghz vs 6gb version, would there be much of a gain at all?

In each situation, there would be a pairing of GPU's (SLI or CrossFire)

Also purchased a new mechanical keyboard, CM Storm QuickFire /w Cherry Red
And to get some orange in there got this kit to go with it
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