Upon closer inspection... The acrylic isn't damaged at all.
However, the case has scuff marks in lots of places, nothing too big outside of the corner... I'll probably have it sand blasted and powder coated ><<br />
Anyways, heres some pictures of the damage:
As you can see the scuff marks aren't very deep, I tried polishing one out with a lint free, didn't come out - so they are permanent. The corner however is pretty well damaged, I could probably try flattening it with a vice and some wood planks, but I have no real tools in this state, and I'm stuck here for a couple of years.
From there, (no offense to SLE, you've worked very hard on the product and I am quite happy with it!) some spots on the paint job are a little rough/uneven/splotchy (It's REALLY REALLY REALLY
hard to get a good finish with satin black) So as I said, to rectify the scuffs, and get the difficult color I wish looking good, I'll probably be taking it to a local powder coating company - they're pretty reasonable on prices (between this and another project's parts that I need powder coated a different color, I'm looking at about $80)
Anyways, I'm still really excited to finally have my Splash and see just how tiny it is. I'd take a picture of it inside my current case but... That case is gross and dirty and I don't want my splash near it until it gets a good cleaning after being stripped down next year.
Unfortunately my work schedule is really really hectic right now, and some circumstances in my life have begun to make both time and funding insufficient to continue work on my splash. So for now I've filled its cavity with some foam, and surrounded it in a nice foam jacket and placed it back in its shipping container for storage until I have time to do this case justice.
Originally Posted by WiSK
Still saving for parts Xaero?
Just realized I never replied to you. Yeah, I'm going to have to start over again, too. I originally had more than enough for all of the parts I wanted in the build (I have all of the main components, memory, ssd, gpu, psu) but don't have any of the liquid cooling gear yet. I also want to have someone with steady hands and a lot of time to dedicate to sleeve my PSU and do the sound proofing foam. I unfortunately have basically zero time between work and sleep right now, and I don't see an end to that in the near future. Even more unfortunate is that I'm paid salary (military) and that isn't very much considering we get gouged by property managers because they know exactly how much we make (1bd, 1ba apartment with a single parking space and a combined kitchen/living room runs around $650-700 here - targeted at the lower ranks' $700 housing allowance) That allowance is supposed to cover utilities, and the rent... Living in a barracks seems like a steal since you get "free meals" and a "free roof over your head" except that you get paid ~$1200/mo less in my case. Between bills, and a bunch of family issues as well as some things going wrong with projects here and there and unforseen expenses hitting me - funding is kind of short right now.Edited by Xaero252 - 7/3/13 at 12:28am