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Go with the Bitspower, the FrozenQ are over used now a days. Keep the updates coming, very interested to see how this comes together!

Not really tbh. I think because of their higher costs, its less common. "over-used" are the xspc bay reservoirs and bp tube reservoirs (not seeing more Micro reservoirs any more). But, just think about it...not many reservoirs out there to make you stand out and those that do are much more noticeable. So you remember these, and therefore you may incidentally conclude abundance in use. Well, that's my theory biggrin.gif (I've been a customer of FrozenQ and just ordered a new bay res with another one coming soon).
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Not really tbh. I think because of their higher costs, its less common. "over-used" are the xspc bay reservoirs and bp tube reservoirs (not seeing more Micro reservoirs any more). But, just think about it...not many reservoirs out there to make you stand out and those that do are much more noticeable. So you remember these, and therefore you may incidentally conclude abundance in use. Well, that's my theory biggrin.gif (I've been a customer of FrozenQ and just ordered a new bay res with another one coming soon).
That's one reason I'm still undecided on whether I'm going to sell my Lund reservoir or not. It's so unique and I've only ever seen a few others. I was planning to have the res lay horizontally and I think it might look a little small in such a large case. It's only around 8" tall with fittings installed and the case will be 16" wide. The top window will only be 12" wide so I think that might help a little too
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I made some real progress yesterday. I got the 5.25" bay taken out of the Antec and cut apart to use for this build. I think it's going to work out very nicely once it's attached to the acrylic. I'm thinking now of making it removable rather than a permanent installation. I would use a screw in each corner and put a few thin strips of rubber on the backside of the frame to reduce and vibrations that may occur. The screws along the top of the 5.25" frame would go into the main case frame so not all the weight, albeit a small amount, is on the main acrylic front panel.
The 5.25 bay pieces have already been sanded and primed. Here are the two pieces being painted.

I also finished painting the main frame and hit it with some matte clear coat. Once they are completely dry I can put the frame back together and mount the floor and rear panels.


Things left to do:
  • Purchase, cut, and paint acrylic for sides, top, and front panels
  • Purchase acrylic for side and top windows
  • Mount radiator brackets to the case frame
  • Place PPCs order for fan filters and radiator mesh
  • Build HDD mounting system (possible Antec 300 salvage)
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Looking good!! Subbed!

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Glad to have you Jeff. I've been following along with your MurderMac build and I must say, It's looking really good so far. That case looks amazing powder coated black
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So subbed. Sorry I missed it from the start but I haven't been in the forums much lately.
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Anything left from that doner Antec?


Excited to see more wheee.gif
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Glad to have you Jeff. I've been following along with your MurderMac build and I must say, It's looking really good so far. That case looks amazing powder coated black

Great to hear you're following along! I've been thinking about doing another G5 mod this summer in my free time and seeing that 5.25in bay from MountainMods gave me a TON of ideas. If only I had the money haha.

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So subbed. Sorry I missed it from the start but I haven't been in the forums much lately.
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Anything left from that doner Antec?


Excited to see more wheee.gif
Nothing really of value. The only thing that hasn't been cut into pieces is the motherboard tray, which is missing the I/O panel of course. The rest is sitting in pieces on the basement floor right now. The only thing that I may still use is the HDD cage. The rest of it is going to the curb tonight.
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If only I had the money haha.

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That has been ringing in my head this entire build lol that's the main reason I opted to build as much as I could from scratch
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Looking great, are you going to use colored acrylic or go with clear and paint it?
Funny thing is I think almost everyone on OCN has an old Antec in the garage we go to for spare parts. biggrin.gif
    
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