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SO needless to say I got tired of rewiring fans (halfway done), and decided to do something else.

Being my hardware is a little old right now, my motherboard was before the whole IO cover craze of todays motherboards. I do like them though as they clean up the look of the motherboard some. I decided to make a simple IO shield for the old UP7 biggrin.gif





Started off with some acrylic pieces which I measured and cut individually along with shaping and adding angles by hand. Using some acrylic weld the 5 little pieces of hand cut acrylic became this:








Went with a subtle satin black like the rest of the pieces on this IO shield and simply attached with double sided 3m tape. I rather like the results though. Here is how it came out on the motherboard:









AS for now I'm probably taking a break for the july the 4th holiday weekend but hope to have some more progress next week. thumb.gif
   
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Wow that really looks good very simple (not sime to make) but simple looking but it really looks amazing. This kind of stuff to me always seperate ss good build from a great build good job
    
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Those ram so shiny biggrin.gif
    
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Wow that really looks good very simple (not sime to make) but simple looking but it really looks amazing. This kind of stuff to me always seperate ss good build from a great build good job

Thank you wink.gif
I think part of it is a touch of ocd. Lol




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Those ram so shiny biggrin.gif

Ooh yeah.... I like dem shiny things. Lol
   
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Awesome work on the IO shield man. thumb.gif
What paint did you use for the MB?
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That IO cover looks awesome! Great job
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Nice job on the IO
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Awesome work on the IO shield man. thumb.gif
What paint did you use for the MB?

Thank you, I used a spray primer/paint after taping up the motherboard as best as possible. Then whatever the spray didnt reach I used a small paint brush and model paint.

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That IO cover looks awesome! Great job

Thank you very much.

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Nice job on the IO

Thank you, its appreciated. biggrin.gif
   
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Small Update. Been working on this continuously since last update but do not have much to show.

I'm down to rewiring the last fan and making splitter harnesses for all the fans and leds in the fans.

Here's a couple of pictures of what I've been doing for the last week.





As you can see from the pictures above I have to desolder each LED from the circuit board and then custom wire them out of the fan housing along with the normal 3 pin fan. I had to add a resistor for the LED's being theyre just normal 3v led's. It might not seem like much, but it's been very time consuming.










I've also mounted the Aquero 5LT. Not alot of room in this particular case, but I think I found a prefect spot for it in the basement.






Pretty tight in there but hey.... I gotta work with what I got. lol tongue.gif
Edited by sinnedone - 7/9/15 at 6:59pm
   
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Small update. biggrin.gif

Been working on all the wiring since the last update, and I am soooooooooo tired of it. lol On top of that I haven't even started the 8 pin, 24 pin, and gpu cable sleeving. mad.gif

I've been working on all the cables you won't see. Everything from shortening/lengthening fan cables, sleeving oem case wiring, and making custom fan and led splitter harnesses.

I did finish doing the water pump, but didn't get any good pictures of the sleeving job itself. The only pictures I did manage to grab were of the LED install into the pump top/res housing. I lit them up as well to make sure they fired up. biggrin.gif








I'll try and get some good pictures of all the wiring soon. Just been trying to push through this stage of the build so I can start doing all the pretty things again lol, and to think.... I still have some substantial case modding to do. redface.gif
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