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post #1 of 10
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I've searched/googled but i don't know exactly what its called so my searches haven't turned up much. I got my new case nzxt elite 210. I've cut my window, and I'm gonna do this right. I want the metal across the bottom, covering the psu and all the way across. I'm gonna put my pump and stuff down there so its hidden. I'm looking for some pics/info on how. I have access to a metal break and was gonna use aluminum, but i think it should be sturdier. But ya what you got? Links to some build logs, pics, post it all. I'm looking for all idea. Thanks
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post #2 of 10
Midplate or PSU cover. Aluminum should be fine. I use 1/8" bent acrylic for the ones I make.

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post #3 of 10
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Ohhh, i really like those.do you have any pics with those installed? I would of never of thought of acrylic.....
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post #4 of 10
The ROG one is the second that I've done for Fantomau. This thread shows the first (short one) and third mounted in his case.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1368659/my-custom-psu-cover-by-white-light-laser-other-goodies

I have a couple pic of the Crytek one from the happy new owner, but haven't put them up anywhere yet.

And acrylic rocks.
post #5 of 10
how did you do the hex effect on the Crytek one? is it actual light coming through or just a painted on effect?
post #6 of 10
It is light coming through the white acrylic. White acrylic is translucent, so light and other stuff will bleed through it. I laser cut the paper backing, peeled off everything I wanted masked, painted white, then painted black. I painted it white first because the black paint will show through it too. I've just set a 1m strip of cheap RGB LEDs behind it to take that pic. I've got other shots with different illumination colors on my FB page - whitelightlaser
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Oh...white acrylic. That's good. When light is off its just a white panel.
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post #8 of 10
Yep. Also a thing to remember is if you don't want light to bleed through white acrylic, you will need to mask it with something. The ROG PSU cover shown above has aluminum foil laminated onto the back side with Super 77 spray adhesive. This was done after laser cutting, bending and paint work, but before adding in the lighting parts.

That should give you some slick ideas.
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Aluminum foil? Thought it was painted black to prevent the light bleed.....also how thick its that acrylic?
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post #10 of 10
The ROG PSU cover, which has only a small lighted area, is covered by aluminum foil. The Crytek one is done with the paint. And when the light is off, you cannot see any difference between the painted and unpainted parts on the back side.

The acrylic I use is all 1/8" thick. 0.122" if you're a total perfectionist.
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