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I would tongue.gif Buuut.. I am probably gonna cut the caples of the PSU to custom length, so have to wait until final placement of parts.

An update from the laser hive is that the parts should be sent early next week - so finally play time! biggrin.gif
Waiting for parts is such a pain >.< Especially when you don't have money like me! xD

Looking good, keep it up biggrin.gif
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Right, just a quick update from my phone while I'm bored on a bus.

While still waiting for the missing parts, I decided to move on with the idea of cutting the original front and replacing it with plexi. This turned out just fine:

[ I then mounted the clean front to see how it would fit the bay res, and this gave me a couple of ideas.



I liked how the case would look with a clean front. Just bondo the plexi in place, add some paint and a power button and done! But that would mean I covered up the drive bay, so water cooling wouldn't be visible from the outside as well as the lighting in the bay res.

The other option was to bondo the faceplate of the bay res onto the acrylic and make it a permanent part of the front. This would keep most of the clean look and only leave a visible slot for the bay res and light effects.

So what do you guys think? Visible or hidden bay res?
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Honestly, I would go invisible because your bay res wouldn't look as nice in the front of the case since the case doesn't have true 5.25in bays. Just my opinion thumb.gif

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I obviously messed up my last photo upload, but it was from my phone, so **** happens.

Let's try again, shall we:






I am getting the new acrylic front sandblasted tomorrow as well as the reservoir. But I am leaning towards covering up the reservoir and keeping the front clean (except for a power button). Since I would no longer actually need it to be the drive bay, I might change to another pump and res (I have a few laying around).
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Aaand a small update.

If you look at the initial pics of the reservoir, you will notice that it was in poor shape in terms of scrathes, cracks inside the plastic. residue, etc. As I explained in my first post, all parts are second hand and this does come with a little wear and tear.





Fortunately I visited my brother-in-law yesterday and had a quick visit to sand blaster. So this is the new look of the res:





I also had the new front acrylic piece blasted and then attached to the original front. Just waiting for it to dry now so I can sand it thinking.gif



And I have also purchased all of my paint:

Satin black
Satin white
Satin red
White primer
Mat clear-coat

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Oh well.. Turns out it was definately the wrong kind of paste I used to make the plastic bind on the front.. Better go to a hardware store and ask for help.. Sigh.. Hate asking for help doh.gif
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Me likey

Thaank you smile.gif

Oh well.. Turns out it was definately the wrong kind of paste I used to make the plastic bind on the front.. Better go to a hardware store and ask for help.. Sigh.. Hate asking for help doh.gif
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Oh I like the look of that paint!!

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