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Ok The grill story I promised you. I thought I would try and see what I could do with a 360 Nautilus grill for the front. Bill Owen ask me if I needed another one and I told him no I don't need one ! Enter the Red Headed Step Child. My existing 800D that just Happens to have one on the top.

My 800D says WHAT ? I protest. $ 0 Dollars shipping $ 0 Dollars parts cost. Stealing parts from the Rig that your currently using Priceless



This is one of my prize possessions ! When I first saw one of these I knew I had to have one. So I have to ask myself? Why do I have a sanding block in my hand? As Modders we strive for something unique, but manufacturers have to stock the models that sell, So here I am putting my already beautiful grill at risk to make it better and to fit our build.



My original plan was to flat sand it like I did to the 200mm grills. There Is a reason that people Anodize stuff, It is very durable and hard to sand off. As it turns out this was my saving grace. The only wet sand cloth I had was 400,600 and 1000 grit which required a lot of work to get down through the Anodizing.



Now I almost wish that I had stopped at the point where I was in the picture above, but that wasn't the plan and I hadn't realized just yet how interesting the pattern was becoming. I think I'll try that next time? unless one of you beats me to it. After I sanded some more I really started to like what was happening so I decided to see what I could do with it. I think you will agree that it came out incredible !



Indulge me in a few extra images as this was a lot of work.







This was not technically hard, It just takes a lot of work and you have to be willing to risk your beautiful grill to make it better.
post #23 of 182
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There are multiple versions of what we call the promo shot, that were done before our current list of sponsors were on board with us. I owe it to Sam and toasty to show the work, and there are some variations in each of them.

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I had talked to Michael Wood with Mayhems about a fluid that they have in development called Liquid Metal. This stuff is incredible and would be the perfect fluid for The Metallica Build ! As I said this is still in development so don't go asking them for it, but I wanted you to see it if you haven't.



I really love this fluid and I hope it's mysteries can be solved before we finish this build.
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While I had some time just before the cases started coming in I decided to craft an emblem for EK in appreciation of their sponsorship. I'm glad they have a fairly simple logo, but it was actually a little harder than I expected to match up all the angles and sizes by hand. When you are using files to make a piece and you make a mistake all you can do is go a little further on everything to match it up. There is no reset button on this kind of work.



I caused a little more work here because the pilot bit for my hole hog was just a little bigger than I would of liked. But unless I made the whole thing larger, I didn't have much of a choice. I worked it out, but it required a lot of extra filing.



I really like these polished metals. They are so moody, depending on how the light hits them. It can be a pain to photograph though because everything reflects off of them. This can be a good thing and a bad thing. I was having trouble finding places in my house that I wasn't getting unwanted reflections for some of the shots.





I put a polished aluminum disk in behind the Coppers so It would have some contrast.





I am very happy with the finished outcome. I will mount this to the side of the drive bays. In some of the upcoming pictures I have it temporarily places on the window, but that is not it's final resting place.
Edited by onevoicewild - 5/28/13 at 8:24pm
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Wow, this case looks amazing. Subbed.
    
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post #26 of 182
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Speaking of EKWB here are some renderings that Sam did featuring their great products.

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Awesome looking! I can't wait for the real one to get here. You will probably hear me hooting and hollering from where you are.

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Looking into clearance issues in the front area is hard to do when you don't have a case and you don't have accurate measurements.

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post #27 of 182
I have to ask,old or new Metallica? :-D

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post #28 of 182
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Thanks everyone! glad to be here. That's an awesome 800D you have BGKris nice work. I thought my 800D would be the last case I would ever need and it could be! But then they made this big beautiful 900D and the itch got to me and here I am. DX

I wish I had this! I love Pinball and the chance to win a free game brings on that primal gambling urge.

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There Is a god ! I finally got a real live Corsair 900D case to work with. Every one is showing pictures of the stupid box. The box is in the picture but that's not what I want you to see here. On top of the box Is the first ever 480 OverKill ring grill, custom made by MNPCTECH just for The Metallica Build. We wanted some variety from the front grill and this is the perfect setup for the 480 EK radiator that will be in the lower section of the case. Also there is some very special mesh that I will put to use later.



I did some preliminary fitting of the grill just to get some pictures. I will be working over the grill, but it has been way to humid to paint and I still need to trim in around the grill. Now that I have the case, there is a million things to do and not enough time to do it. I actually put the fans on the wrong side of the mounting bracket. These things happen when you replace sleep with 5 hour energy. ha ha I'm Kinna slow but I figure things out eventually.





Edited by onevoicewild - 5/27/13 at 1:24am
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I suppose this is a good time to tell you about Corsair Brazil. A great guy named Ronaldo Buassali works for Corsair to run their Facebook site in Brazil. He is also an incredible competition over clocker. Well it sounds like no big deal? It turns out that Corsair Brazil is where most of where all of south America gets their computer news. I had a build log running on another forum and we were getting pretty good response and views. I took a nap for a couple of hours and when I woke up our views had doubled in two hours. What the heck? I was trying to figure out where all the traffic was coming from and he mailed me again. They had posted Pictures of our build on Corsair brazil and it just went crazy with positive response for The Metallica Build. I mentioned at first that this build was only possible due to some incredibly lucky circumstances. Ronaldo had us do a little article for Corsair Brazil and he gave us a full layout. When they Posted the article on several web sites it just went nut's with the response. Previously Bill Owen had showed our build to Corsair trying to help us and when Ronaldo called the home office with what was happening the news got back to none other than ( Corsair George ) The next thing we knew we had a sponsor for the build. George being a man of his word told someone on the forums that no supported modders would be getting cases before the people who had been waiting for cases had a chance to get them. Sure enough we didn't get a case until they were in the stores. I respect that ! people have been anticipating the 900D arrival and there Is no reason I should be ahead of them in line. I am just honored that a company like Corsair would step up in such a big way for an unknown Modder like me. Thank you Corsair and thank you George!!


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