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looks good subbed also i love the idea for the front panel
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looks good subbed also i love the idea for the front panel

thanks biggrin.gif still lots more awesome things to come thumb.gif
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The hinges arrived, the most ridiculous packaging I have seen for something so small haha!

lol. Nice!

Kind of reminds me when I bought some threaded rod, talk about excessive packaging.
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Finally home so I can check things against the case as I dont have the case with me at school, noticed a few things wrong, the I bent the bracket for the Recon the wrong way (that was why there was an excess of aluminium, it was supposed to be 140mmx160mm but after I cut it it is only 140mm wide which is more narrow than the controller itself so I will need to redo that frown.gif

Did a strip down of the case today to take out the panels that need working on in the workshops over then next few weeks (front and back panels) in doing so had a nosy around the case, the quality is awesome, just what you would expect from apple, I wish they still made awesome cases like these!

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post #35 of 833
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UPDATE

Got back into the workshop today and started work on the backpanel of the case, cut out the bulk of the PSU cover with the Scrollsaw and then cleaned it up with some files. Once I had removed the specs sticker I then stuck the whole lot into the Sandblasting machine, so handy - this would have been impossible if I had to use wet and dry to do it. ENJOY!









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Started to cut out the front panel today, lots of filing needed but here is what it looks like with the interchangeable fronts. Been considering the parts I have chosen, might drop the 2011 socket and go with the new Gigabyte G1 sniper M5 Z87 board and getting a Haswell chip, this will fit in much better with my color scheme and will be cheaper. What do you guys think about the performance drop between 2011 and 1150? It would also be a much cleaner tubing run using this board. This would however mean that I couldn't cool the chipset as I was planning before frown.gif

Let me know what you think!













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Firstly I want to say a MASSIVE thank you to you all for over 1000 views already biggrin.gif

Today I finished cleaning up the front panel, but in the process I managed to snap off one of the six clips that hold the panel on, hopefully it should still hold fine though. All that is left for the front panel is to sand blast and paint it. I then cut out the middle bar on the IO section of the back panel in preparation for a LaserHive metal replacement, (I won't use the acrylic that LaserHive provide as others have said that it prevents the door from closing, just the metal section) I used some of the offcut to fill in the holes I had made, I used some Tensol 12 to hold it while the Araldite dried, that stuff is strong, really makes you light headed! I still need to sand that down but I am currently waiting for it to dry fully. I also began work on the replacement bracket for the Recon as I messed up the dimensions of the first one, made some changes to the design of it too, have had some cool ideas and changed my mind about hardware, but that is still subject to change, I am a long way from needing to decide upon hardware yet!

Here are the photos from today's work:















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I like those front panels a lot. Looks like you did a better patch job on the rear IO trim piece thing than I did. I still need to finish that one of these days.
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I like those front panels a lot. Looks like you did a better patch job on the rear IO trim piece thing than I did. I still need to finish that one of these days.

Thanks biggrin.gif still need to sand the excess down. Had a complete rethink of internal layout yesterday but it needs some fine tuning before I share it with you guys. I think i will get the Laser Hive kit for the back though as they now sell it without the acrylic panel.
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