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post #11 of 24
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Cool. Can't wait to see what you do with this. I usually order acrylic from Delvie's now. I drop by TAP Plastics on occasion and buy up any interesting scraps.

Me too! I'm excited to see how this turns out! The three layers was a great idea, thanks for that innovation! Will make my mod soooo much more aesthetically pleasing!

I almost ordered from Delvie's, but I didn't really know of anyone referencing them for acrylic. Is Delvie's better quality acrylic than TAP? Or are they the same, just different prices? biggrin.gif Would be a great thing to know for future mods!
Edited by Terrere - 3/12/13 at 5:36am
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post #12 of 24
Same stuff. Delvie's works out cheaper, especially for shipping, and they have volume discounts.
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Same stuff. Delvie's works out cheaper, especially for shipping, and they have volume discounts.

Thanks man! That's definitely good to know since I have a couple of ideas for a case in the near future that will require a massive amount of acrylic.
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post #14 of 24
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Got my confirmation email and tracking number. I should receive the acrylic next Tuesday, so I will probably get around to the actual etching on Saturday of next week. I will link my mod log to this thread. Thanks again TLHarrell for all the feedback!
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post #15 of 24
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I've finished my etching of my acrylic. It turned out pretty nice, all I have to do is mount it. This is how the etching turned out. thumb.gif Not as professional as I would like, but with the amount of detail it required I am fairly pleased with the turnout. Once I add the lighting, I will update the images

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post #16 of 24
Looks pretty nice. I can't wait to see it lit up.
post #17 of 24
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Looks pretty nice. I can't wait to see it lit up.

Thanks! You gave me some good ideas that look great. I'm going to begin working on the wiring for all of my lighting tonight. I will keep this thread updated, as well as my build log in AMD build logs. thumb.gif It's going to look great!
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post #18 of 24
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Got my LED and cold cathode wiring somewhat settled last night. Tonight I plan to try and mount some of the lighting and see how it looks. I also plan on doing a temporary mount for my acrylic window with the cold cathode to see how the lighting works on the window. biggrin.gif Here's some pics of my lighting last night.

Some of my LEDs wired up and lit.


My cold cathodes. Oooohh so soft!
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post #19 of 24
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The wires are sort of in the way, but you can see the etching looks pretty good. This was my temporary mounting, I have a couple more things to do to the side door before I do the permanent mount.
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post #20 of 24
Try moving the lighting around or attaching some black cardstock so it only edge lights the panels instead of bleeding all over the case interior as well. It'll make the panels much easier to see.
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