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post #91 of 3109
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Sorry about the b2b posts, but i'm gonna try to post unboxing updates separate from progress updates to make it easier to organize a table of contents later on.

I got the Koolance 360 Shroud attached to the front panel. I also modded the front panel some more and cut out all of the front panel that was inside the shroud. I tapped screw holes into the front panel with my new Greenlee D-Tap kit (which works incredible). I also had to shave some of the front panel off where the side panel borders are. They kind of slope down towards the outside, with the tallest peak right before the borders slope back down into the rest of the panel. Since the shroud is pretty solid, I had to sand down that peak to shorten the gaps between the shroud and the front of the front panel. I hope that made sense tongue.gif

The two missing screws in the shroud in these pics are because i sanded too much off in those 2 spots and when i tried to tap the holes, the plastic split too wide for the screws. The holes are still small enough where i could use a washer and nut on the inside of the panel, but i bought a 2nd front panel when i bought my XB. I'm really just using this panel to iron everything out. I haven't touched the 2nd panel yet. So after I'm happy with all my mods on the front panel, I'm gonna redo them all on the new panel being much more careful the 2nd time around biggrin.gif












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I was already thinking of using Red & White 3M Dinoc Carbon Fiber Vinyl on the 360 Shroud. After seeing the difference between the metal of the shroud and the plastic of the front panel, I'm pretty positive that's the route i'm gonna take. I think even if i use the same paint on the Panel and Shroud, the difference in material will make them look a little off. So if i use Carbon Fiber on the Shroud i think it'll look better.

Also, if you guys didn't already notice the redundancy in alot of the pics, I'm kinda trying to compensate for the fact that i don't have a good camera by posting pics with different iso settings, flash on & off, and different ambient lighting. If this is annoying to people, let me know and i'll figure out a better way. Anyway, thanks for watching everybody thumb.gif
Edited by kpoeticg - 11/13/13 at 9:59am
    
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post #92 of 3109
that shroud looks great. like it was meant to be like that. I might just steal your idea.
post #93 of 3109
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Thanx =)
It's not stealing. I got damn near every modding idea i have from OCN biggrin.gif Keep in mind that it offsets the rad mount. That's cool with me cuz i had to cut that area out anyway to fit my 360. But it's looking like the 120 holes will be closer to where the 140 holes are on the stock mount.

Right now i have the front panel with my EX360 in my lap. I have to decide which side i'm gonna have the ports on. I have to mod the panel clips on the end-tank side. The EX360 between the front panel clips is literally either 6 or 7mm off-center from the shroud screw holes thinking.gif








    
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post #94 of 3109
Those fans ok laaaaaaarvely on that shroud oooooo!
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post #95 of 3109
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Picture em with some 15000mcd red led's in em. That's how i came up with TRiCLOPS =P
My plan the whole time was to put a MNPC Overkill rad grill over the front of the shroud. But now i dunno if i should bother. The fans with LED's in em should go great with the triclops theme. What do u guys think?

Also, the whole front panel and shroud will be red and white, so the red in the fans won't look quite as loud as it does with all black (that's what i'm figuring anyway)
Edited by kpoeticg - 11/13/13 at 1:46pm
    
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post #96 of 3109
Holy fans! That looks crazy!
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Fans look menacing devil.gif
post #98 of 3109
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Thanks guys thumb.gif
Tomorrow I'm gonna work on getting the front 360 all lined up and mounted, and installing LED's in the fans.
I'm also thinking of hinging the side of the front panel where the 360 endtank/ports are (CPU Side). I have those Lian Li Panel Clips, but i think a hinge would be a cleaner way to execute it. I can leave all the clips on the other side instead of adding a latch. Right now it's just an idea, but the 2 top right panel clips gotta go.
My Lutro order will be here tomorrow too so i should have some pics of the sleeving i ordered too.
    
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post #99 of 3109
Hot damn! How did I miss this? Subbed!
It's looking amazing. Any word/pix of your new mobo?
post #100 of 3109
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Thanx. Nah no word or pics yet of the BE. I got a preorder confirmation the day after i ordered it and haven't heard anything since redface.gif
I'm pretty sure it'll be gettin shipped out on either the 18th or 19th
    
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