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post #1 of 17
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Hey, I have recently bought an acer predator, and well im still waiting for it to come in through the mail but i would like peoples opinions

as you can see the case is lacking airflow and doesnt display the gaming rig inside. im wanting to keep the general shape of the side panel but i am wanting to put on a window or 2.
due to only 1 fan for exhaust for the cooling system, i will be cutting out a whole on the bottom of the case to mount 2*120mm fans.
the cpu and gpu will have closed loop liquid cooling on it due to the case being bad for cooling. many people say it is an ugly case but i think not. i think that only the inside currently is but im going to be working on that.
this here is the inside, im probably going to have to paint it black if i end up putting in a window
here is 1 of my window designs, yes its pretty average photo shop but i think u guys get the picture

I would really like to hear what the modding community thinks of the build. im planning on keeping it orange and black with a back lighting blue. i have found the appropriate peripherals that will suit the build. Oh and I would also love suggestions for what the build name should be.
also im thinking of putting a 120mm fan on the top of the case but i will need to make a shroud or something so it will work well with the case, i dont really have any ideas so opinions on how i should go about doing that would be great.
post #2 of 17
in my opinion , that window pattern looks good on the case itself smile.gif , it suits the design

there is not much you can do , besides the painting , i would like to see it in white outside and black in the inside , it will look like something inspired by Portal
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post #3 of 17
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Cool, would love to hear more people's opinions.
post #4 of 17
Agreed that the window fits the build! Honestly, it looked like a Transformer to me at first and I had to do a double take. The Orange/Black with Blue lighting would look pretty good. Are you doing a clear plexi window or smoky/gray/black? My first instinct was to give it a car-like name: Roxanne, Shelby, Gertrude. I still think it looks like a Transformer biggrin.gif There are a large number of things that are orange, one of which is fire. You can name it something to do with fire. Honestly just come up with a theme and name it from there. thumb.gif I PERSONALLY like the case, but I like smooth and edgy with all of the plastic trimmings. Alot of modders prefer something more reserved and clean rather than busy. Me I'm ADD so I like busy biggrin.gif OOooooooh shiny.
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post #5 of 17
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Yeah. I waz considering calling it lilith in reference to the demon goddess not the siren from borderlands. Im wanting it to be clean and keep the general shape. Iz there an orange transformer?
Like the transformer idea, maybe rebadge if to a autobot or something
post #6 of 17
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how about sunstorm
Orange, black, blue transformer. I think its a suitable pc name plus maybe remove the G from the front and put on an autobot car bage on it. Technically I should put on the decepticon badge but I think the autobot badge looks better
Edited by Rieman - 8/31/13 at 12:00am
post #7 of 17
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possible top fan shroud inspiration. Faces front. Will be orange and glow blue. Limits air flo but looks alot better and better tthan nothing.
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Nice, yeah Sunstorm is a good fit IMO. If the blue glows from within the shroud, yeah that would look really cool. thumb.gif Seems like you have a few ideas coming up now biggrin.gif
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Yeah. Thinking of putting 200mm blue fan inside the shroud since air slits on top. Gonna be abit of work but I believe I have acess to a 3d printer for prototyping and yeah, glow blue from inside, possible black paint around exhaust slots
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That would look sweet and 3D printers are fun. biggrin.gif
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