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Yes, and for 30 bucks, it was a bit of a surprise... especially from phobya.
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post #32 of 81
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post #33 of 81
looking good bud.. sorry i have been mia..
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samsung T260 25" ms gamer  Seasonic 750x gold Coolermaster Haf 22 Modified 
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post #34 of 81
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Thanks sunset I finally have all of the dark red bolts in place used factory holes in case it ever needs to return to somewhat stock All is needed now is to pick up the lockdown clips for the UV window, but I do have her in place with that I had on hand... cleaned her up fairly well also..My sons' are excited now to get the tank in the front, so we can turn on the UV lighting and they can see what the window and everything else looks like. No point yet, going to install all the blocks on the mobo and get the hardware into the case while aquarium Silicone is drying.

Updated window pic..

Also decided to go with red carbon on the bezel sides instead of the black carbon or paint...

Edited by oldcompgeek - 3/23/13 at 6:27pm
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post #35 of 81
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Okay, have gotten a bit more accomplished! Putting the finishing touches on my Hard Drive cage, which I decided to mount on the middle floor of the case. With the drives' wiring facing the mobo tray, and the holes there to route them, I mounted it to the bottom with bolts, washers, and nuts. Cut a piece of UV red acrylic that's a touch smaller than the grill piece that covers it, and added some tiny rubber trim around the grill. BTW I cut the grill that I'm using from the 200mm grill that came with the case and had painted red. I then thought, why not just cut another piece for the front? I also have twiun 5mm UV LED's to mount inside the cage, above the top ssd, to just light up the UV panel a touch! I also have routed the sleeved front panel wires above the red acrylic piece that seperates the dvd upper area from the mobo tray area. I had left about 3/4" of clearance for the sleeved front panel wiring to fit through, as y'all know there's a LOT !!








Just wanted to get a peek at what she's shaping to look like with the side panel on..


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Edited by oldcompgeek - 3/29/13 at 1:50am
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post #36 of 81
thumb.gif looking good!
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post #37 of 81
My wife just seen that sparkle red, and now she wants her entire case that colour. biggrin.gif

I like how this is panning out thumb.gif
post #38 of 81
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Thank y'all for the compliment!! AND I'm sorry lol for givin her the idea for ya to paint her's the glitter-metalflake red... (just kidding) I believe that with the sparkle-red (that my daughter picked for acing her test) we have used 7 different shades of red so far-- with, I believe, 3 more yet to come, and a ton of clear acrylic as well... I should have the "aquarium" asthetics installed in the lower front bezel this weekend (between the ccl UV lights) filled with UV red fluid and an "active" Volcano. Hopefully the tubing braids will get completed as well, as the daughter has to do that, and my 7 and 8 yr old son's are gonna work with me on the aquarium and the 2nd radiator installation too. Thanks again for checking it out and we'll have some more progress pics up the next 3 nights!!

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post #39 of 81
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Well, after nearly a day and a half of modding the hard drive cage, and repositioning it 3 times, I finally got to installing the blocks and fittings! Didn't expect to even spend 1 minute of the time on the h/d/ cage but that's how it goes sometimes! Anyway, got all the blocks installed enough for leak testing as well as pump/pressure test and ended up at 21.1 c on the swiftech maelstrom internal res temp guage after 1 hr of medium use... Dont know how accurate that temp sensor is...??? Had a small leak on the cpu block, but that was just an o-ring on the inlet compression fitting. Tested it all on a homemade bench that would take any leaking h2o away by angling things and putting the mobo up on 3/4 " plastic stilts. Test bench would've filled like a tub if any serious leaks occured so I'll stick yo air on that one. Oh and have to still hook up the 2nd 7850 as I dont have ramsinls for that one yet. Just ran on the dual 140 swiftech rad as well with both 149 fans pushing. I then worried about air getting to the gpu ramsinks on the 1st 7850 so I laid the rtad on it's side so the exhaust will blow accross the board just in case.
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Antec's high current gamer 400 is a gem!
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post #40 of 81
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Okay, guys, I attempted to get a bunch done this week and so far here's what is accomplished... I did get the motherboard, memory, gt fans, and the power supply in there. (The power supply is only a temp until I complete the mods on the permanent one) I then installed the TV tuner card and Video card #1.installed the NZXT USB hub onto the mobo tray about middle of the road with adhesive and locked her down with zip-ties until it set up nice and secure!


I also installed the swiftech dual 140 rad under the red acrylic to complete the dvd bay area separation from the mobo tray area...

Now, installing and modding the hard drive cage to fit on the bottom of the mobo area was a lot more work that I first thought... Getting cleartance for the spectre fan to cool them as well as clearance for the drives and the wiring to clear the rear side panel was a job! I ended up with about 1/4" clearance total on both sides...lol Then came the UV lighting for the water tank in the front dvd bay area. I installed the maelstrom res to the tubing that came through the red acrylic and the fill tube which will (after a bit more modding) hide behind the side panel for easy fill access! I am going to change out the 2 flow fittings to straight ones though to better hide the tubing behind the res and to save room for the wiring for the fan controllers and drives.
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Antec's high current gamer 400 is a gem!
Antec High Current Gamer HGC-400 80 plus continuous power supply
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Antec's high current gamer 400 is a gem!
Antec High Current Gamer HGC-400 80 plus continuous power supply
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