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Got a bunch of case work done. Pretty much finished with the basic metalwork now.

I cut out two metal strips and then bent them to use as radiator mounts. Still need to do a little work to prettify them.

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I kind of like the straight edge over the fans. I'm thinking I'll round out the top, but leave the straight edge over the fans. Any thoughts on this?

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Mounts in the case with just barely enough room behind it for the radiator and fittings.

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I also cut a hole for the PSU. I could have just put a slot for the plug itself, but I felt like I should give it all the airflow I can.

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I made a standoff for the PSU. It made mounting it much easier, and it will let me dampen it.

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After that I got everything back together for a few shots of the whole thing.

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That's all for now. Things should start getting fun with the next update smile.gif
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Looking good! It's weird there are no cases in the market with this layout, it's pretty clever!
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Looking good! It's weird there are no cases in the market with this layout, it's pretty clever!

I like the layout. It's nice and compact, but I'm not sure if it's really viable without watercooling. There's not much of any room for airflow.

Anyway, quick little post before I leave for Nebraska for Thanksgiving.

Alongside the coming acrylic work, I have begun sleeving my PSU!

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Except only one wire so far, because I managed to cut my thumb and index finger open on the crimps by the time I got it on
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I'm on a roll now!

Finals next week, then I'm free to work on this project all day long. I'm hoping to have it completed by new year, so expect to see plenty of updates coming soon.

On to the update:

I wanted to make sure and cover up all the little points that I just couldn't get perfect when I was modifying the bottom panel. I also love the look of a lighted acrylic panel. So, I made one.

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Of course, I needed a slot in it for the I/O.

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I also drilled holes to mount the pump in the back of the case.

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With that done, I was finally able to test mount everything in the back of the case.

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I'll be using springs and some rubber to keep the pump as quiet as possible.

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Front doesn't look to bad either... Seems like it's missing something though.

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Let's fix that.

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Ended up being a bit fragile, but I think it will clean up the bottom of the case nicely.

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Making good progress now. I'll probably be working on getting further with sleeving next. I'm still deciding how I want to go about the next step with the acrylic. I might make a little guide about it, since it always looks really cool, but no one ever explains how they made it.


Lastly, I have a little issue with my waterblocks for some reason

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Anyone have any idea what all this gunk is in my gpu blocks? I can't say I'm terribly fond of the look :S
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Awesome, Can't wait to see it done thumb.gif
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Good to see you back on track, SUbbed
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Oh, man, this is exactly what I want!

Nice build!
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Holidays are over, guess I'm running out of excuses not to post an update biggrin.gif

Here's a little tease until then.

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Your link is broken BTW - https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1201x675q90/577/vwem.jpg - Fixed
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