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post #21 of 97
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So, I went through the hassle of finding a way to hide my incoming fan cables to the controller and then hiding the side openings of the expansion bay cage so the wiring could not be seen. The next thing I turned my attention to was the HD/SSD cage. I realized that once mounted my HD with it's shinny silver cover would be raining all over my matt/aged finished goodness as the cage is open to view with the side panel off . . . not mention you would see the cables running through the back to the HD and SSD mad.gif

HD/SSD drive cage still open for view

I considered painting the HD to match the theme but that presented a host of potential risks (I have venting holes on my HD) and as this was a brand new 1TB HD, I really did not want to risk it. Besides, the cables would still be seen. So I hit on the idea of a adding an access door to the opening. This way I could work it into the theme as a service panel for the communication array. To achieve this I used aluminum sheeting I had lying about and a set of hinges I bought. The door was painted and aged to match the theme. Warning and panel labels were added for effect . . . Oh yeah, the bolt heads are just window dressing to give it more of an access panel look.

HD/SSD drive cage door mod
HD/SSD drive cage door painted
Warning labels
Labels applied and aged
Door hinges for access
HD/SSD cage access panel complete
Panel door opens for access

Cheers

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post #22 of 97
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I am allowing my case to be aged through the normal abuse of attending Lan parties and Friends' geeky gatherings smile.gif

One thing to add, how about the rest of the components, are you going to modify your monitor bezel?

Thermaltake do some nice military styled Keyboards and Mice at the moment, of course there is the Green Corsair mouse too, they just haven't vengeance greened up a keyboard yet , to my knowledge.
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Edited by BakerMan1971 - 6/20/13 at 8:57am
    
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post #23 of 97
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Haven't quite decided on the rest of the equipment (monitor, keyboard and mouse) yet. I am leaning in that direction but want to do a bit more research on painting techniques for such things as this is the first time I have done any type of modding. I'll check out the themaltake site . . . thanks thumb.gif

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post #24 of 97
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Just one more update for the day. I completed the painting an mod on my optical drive. Special thanks to Luciel for the uploaded tutorial on how to paint an optical drive thumb.gif

While the optical drive is nestled quite high in the case an only visible from certain angles, I still wanted it to match the theme biggrin.gif

Optical drive pre-mod
Optical drive dismantled and painted
Optical drive finished
Optical drive finished
Optical drive finished

Enjoy

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post #25 of 97
A1 class only thing a dvd drive is good for now days a excuse to sex it up biggrin.gif
 
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post #26 of 97
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So I figured that since everyone tends to name their computer mods . . as this is my first one, I decided to give it a name.

After much deliberation I struck on "Canticle of the Apocalypse". Canticle comes from the latin "canticulum" meaning hymn or song of praise. As this was themed on a piece of communication equipment which had survived a world apocalypse I felt the word was reflective. In addition, this is a nod to the post-apocalyptic novel by Walter Miller "A Canticle for Lebowitz" which describes a world where technology is outlawed and that which survives (including those who use it) are eliminated. Surviving technology is collected and protected by an order of monks until humans are again ready for such technology again.

I know, a lot of work for a name but I figured if I was going to invest so much effort in building the rig, I should invest equal effort in a name biggrin.gif

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post #27 of 97
Amazing stuff, such detail, makes my "military theme" pale in comparison smile.gif
also when are the monks going to let us have our tech back, because this Haswell is old already smile.gif
    
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post #28 of 97
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Thanks again for feedback . . . Not sure when those pesky monks plan to give us back our tech? Hopefully it will be soon because I a definitely not getting any younger either thumb.gif

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post #29 of 97
That's a really great build you've got there. The paint work is just superb, not OTT like i've seem on some builds. All the little details like the radioactive symbol on the fans are top notch too thumb.gif
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post #30 of 97
Nice detailing work.. i like it
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