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wheee.gif You keep it up, my head won't fit through the door to the shop...

If you're interested, you could check out my FB page @ whitelightlaser. Always happy to get some more followers. biggrin.gif And always happy to assist other modders to do cool stuff too.
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Ah, see you can learn though. The lighting effect on it is simple enough actually. White acrylic is translucent. Light pours through it, but gets soft looking as it goes through. I exploited that in this design. Acrylic comes with a paper protective sheet on both sides. I cut out the pattern (I used a laser, but you could easily enough do this with an X-acto knife) and peeled off all the parts that won't glow from the back side. Next was to paint the entire back side white. The reason for white paint is that if you paint black right on the back, you'll see it through the white acrylic. Let the white paint dry, then paint a heavy coat of satin black. This will block the light from going through. Once the paint has dried to the point of being dry to the touch, but not yet really hard, peel off the design. Use a knife to lift the edges and a needlenose pliers to grab the paper. Peel slow. Let set up overnight or out in the sun for a while. Light from behind with some RGB LED strips.

New technique for you. thumb.gif

If you use an xacto knife to cut the backside of the protective sheet, will the marks made on the backside of the acrylic (scratches, etc) have an effect on lighting?
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How are you going to manage cooling?


Definitely looking forward to this project.
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How are you going to manage cooling?


Definitely looking forward to this project.

Well, I'm not quite sure yet. As there will be no window (metal cells will be glued on the window), a cool watercooling loop would be a waste of money as you can't see it.

Any ideas?
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New vision of the case is comming. Moddifying a few things
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If you use an xacto knife to cut the backside of the protective sheet, will the marks made on the backside of the acrylic (scratches, etc) have an effect on lighting?

I used a laser to do the cutting, which leaves a bit more of a mark than a knife would. The answer is, no, not really. As it's at the edge of the area you're painting, and small marks will get filled in too. The pic below, while OT, shows the same effect on clear taken to another step. This is all painted on the back.

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Which version of the case do you like most?
This version has a window with a cell pattern ontop of the acrylic window.


This version has a red acrylic plate, but is covered with metal cells I would cut out of the sidepanel. So, obviously, you can't see through this 'window' (only a few cells are left out)


Which one would you pick?
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I wonder if the local Acrylics store can do detailed etching.
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I wonder if the local Acrylics store can do detailed etching.

could be an option too! smile.gif let's hope they do
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Well, I'm not quite sure yet. As there will be no window (metal cells will be glued on the window), a cool watercooling loop would be a waste of money as you can't see it.

Any ideas?

You could perforate about 2-3 140mm holes on the top for a radiator, and have another 140mm hole on the front.
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