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post #21 of 73
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Originally Posted by WarpPrism View Post

Looks interesting... by the way I liked your visible contrast mod, great attention to detail and I loved the transparent lcd panel. thumb.gif
Thanks! I had thought about trying to find an LCD panel to use for this one, but decided it's got enough going on already lol
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So shiiiiiny  wubsmiley.gif
Thanks! I've spent a decent amount of time just moving the panels around and staring at them lol
post #22 of 73
Wow this case seems like a rather interesting one even without modding tongue.gif
post #23 of 73
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lol thanks warp. I wanted to try to keep it similar, as I liked the uniqueness it had starting out:thumb:
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lol thanks warp. I wanted to try to keep it similar, as I liked the uniqueness it had starting out:thumb:

I like the look you've got going right now, do you plan to do any more with the wooden front panel?
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I like the look you've got going right now, do you plan to do any more with the wooden front panel?
I don't plan on doing any more shaping of the front wooden panel, but I will be applying some dye stain and finish to it. Not much stain, just a little bit to help pop the grain on it. Otherwise, I plan to leave the color mostly the same (will likely darken just a little)
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I don't plan on doing any more shaping of the front wooden panel, but I will be applying some dye stain and finish to it. Not much stain, just a little bit to help pop the grain on it. Otherwise, I plan to leave the color mostly the same (will likely darken just a little)

Hmm yes I think that will be good...

Now to see what happens with the inside. biggrin.gif
post #27 of 73
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Now to see what happens with the inside. biggrin.gif
hehe, that much I'm holding off on wink.gif
post #28 of 73
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So another quick little update, I took a little field trip with this one over to Bill’s shop at MNPCTech. Bill shot a little video of it and what I was doing, and as always I took absolutely no pictures smile.gif. So I don’t have any action shots, but I’ve got these aftermath shots…


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I used some scrap pieces of acrylic and cut out a few pieces for the side panels.


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These pieces will be cleaned up, scuffed up, and then epoxied to the metal side panels. The gap in the middle lines up with the vents on the side of the case, to still allow some airflow.


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Next are some MNPCTech white delrin case feet


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These are the perfect size for my taste on this build; slightly larger than the mini case feet, but smaller than the aluminum ring case feet. I won’t be using the mounting hardware, as I want to use the existing M3 holes.


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Got the MNPCTech case feet installed. I had to glue an M3 nut into the rubber portion of this one, because my counter sunk M3 screws weren’t quite long enough to use a washer and nut like the other feet. I had to clear the PSU on the inside.


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I will likely end up painting these, so they won’t stay white…


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I also bought a 140mm radiator for the back.



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Originally, I was going to try to remake the back shroud to accommodate the radiator and a fan instead of mounting externally. After figuring that the tube routing would be a pain, and a massive shroud would look awkward, I decided to do what I usually don’t like; mount the radiator externally. This may also get painted to match the feet, we’ll see.




That’s it for this one, just a quick little progress update to show where I’m at. I need to finish up a woodworking project by next weekend, and then I’ll be hitting this harder once again. I need to get a motherboard and CPU, so I can start doing some plumbing work!

Thanks for checking it out smile.gif

Edited by Mosquito Mods - 12/31/13 at 1:23pm
post #29 of 73
Yay updates! applaud.gif

And that rad looks pretty awesome there imo. biggrin.gif We would have to see how it looked with tubing and all though.
post #30 of 73
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Thanks! We should see that soon enough thumb.gif
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