Happy to see the postman again!
Motherboard and fans from www.pccasegear.com.au-
Modright Modmesh from frozencpu.com-
HEX Aluminum Mesh Panel-
Round Style Aluminum Mesh Panel- Hard to photograph but its like speaker grill metal.
I got the HEX as well as the round mesh because I wasn't sure which one i wanted to use.
After seeing them in the flesh it will definitely be the HEX honeycomb stuff.
PrimoChilll 1/2" OD Rigid Ghost Compression Fittings - 4 Pack - Nickel Plated Brass - Black
And they are an exact match to the XSPC Black Chrome rad fittings-
Fans on front-
All trial fitted- (Stock pump top is just for sizing). Would of loved a fill port in the top but no room. Instead i will run a 90 degree fitting from the top of the res into a bulkhead fitting though the acrylic plate. Then to fill I just open the side panel and remove a stop plug. That's the plan for now anyway. There will be a drain port in the bottom but I haven't planned that far ahead yet. There is definitely issues fitting an AX360 Rad and the ASUS Hero in the C70.
Heat sinks and memory no problem- just fouls on the 8 pin power plug.
So- how to overcome. I can either use slimline fans, mod the fans I have (SP120's) or mod the radiator. I'll let you know what I decide, but I'm leaning toward modding the outer edges of the end two fans- this pic will show what i mean. Grinding off the top black part will raise the whole rad up about 3mm, and at the same time bring the fans closer to the top mesh which means they could be bolted to the case as well. You can also see by those two pics how the whole rad is not centered on the top- done on purpose so i can align fittings later down the track.
Front Fan (Not an SP120 in this pic). May have to fabricate a bracket to make bolting this up easier/sexier.
And started playing around with backlighting ideas. Only one strip but you get the idea. Ill run a strip behind each edge of the motherboard and one behind each radiator. Its very subtle in the light and a dim glow in the dark. Again- hard to photograph. Once I am done i'll get a mate of mine to take some decent pics with his DSLR.
I tried the strip directly behind the plastic (IE not under the motherboard) but you can see each individual SMD on the strip throught the acrylic and it looks horrible- far too bright. Subtle is the key.
Now I'm waiting for more white strip LED's from ebay. I thought I had heaps but turns out all the stuff I thought was white was actually green