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yeah, i know thw feeling, i do that with almost everything that i own .. thats why lately i start looking for a solution already done at least close to my desires ... this "modding" virus is taking alot of my time ..
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I have to agree. For me modding is a lifestyle. I've been doing it in one way or another for so many years. I've had the nickname of MacGyver that I've never been able to shake. I build you a airplane if you have a piece of gum, 3 toothpicks, a couple pallets and a roll of duct tape. biggrin.gif
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I've spent a good portion of the day working out several different designs in Sketchup. I started early on with the front panel and ended the day with a few hours spent on the top of the case. I'm starting to make progress on both after about 10 iterations. I keep having to rain myself back in as this case will be more simplistic compaired to my usual all out with a dash of overkill. The plan is to post a few screen shots tomorrow of the progress I've made within Sketchup.
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I've spent a good portion of the day working out several different designs in Sketchup. I started early on with the front panel and ended the day with a few hours spent on the top of the case. I'm starting to make progress on both after about 10 iterations. I keep having to rain myself back in as this case will be more simplistic compaired to my usual all out with a dash of overkill. The plan is to post a few screen shots tomorrow of the progress I've made within Sketchup.

I love Sketchup for cad drawing. its by far the quickest out there. i do it myself & make model after model lol wink.gif

looking forward to seeing the design thumb.gif
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I love Sketchup for cad drawing. its by far the quickest out there. i do it myself & make model after model lol wink.gif

looking forward to seeing the design thumb.gif

I do the same. I've used Sketchup for quite a while now and I love how fluid it can be. I used to be very old school, using cardboard for a lot of test mock ups. In some situations cardboard is still effective. Using Sketchup makes ideas a lot easier to explore. I have quite a few different scratch builds in Sketchup for future projects.
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Typically I would go all out with the design but, this case requires a few small styling details. Sketchup is a great program for quick design but, it doesn't convey materials and colors to my liking. The final paint job will be airbrushed and distressed to give it a battle hardened look.

Top Panel: Design

The top panel of the case will have 3 X 80–120mm fans to exhaust warm air. I have aluminum bezels that dress up the exhaust openings. The trim pieces will be cut from acrylic and mounted using hex headed bolts.





The two red indicator lights are ones that were ordered specifically for this build. The indicator lights are very mechanical looking and fit well with the overall styling. More than likely I will cutout sections of the acrylic trim and place modders mesh behind it. Theres a mount for both a power and reset switch on either side of the corresponding indicator lights.




Front Panel: Design

The design for the front panel may change a bit but, the main view will display the SC2 logo front and center. The original case had a cut out for 4 optical drives and two smaller bay devices. Once the new panel is cut it will have one less optical bay and no lower small device mount.




Under the SC2 logo two intake fans will pull in air over the hard drives and SSDs. I have custom designed a dual fan mount for these fans that will be 3D printed. The fan grills will also be 3D printed in the matching honeycomb grills found throughout the case. I plan on adding a few small touches to the front of the case as the design progresses.

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who needs fancy renders anyway lol. when you can see it IRL soon enough wink.gif its just a waste of time if you ask me. rolleyes.gif

I only render stuff in 3DS max if i ever do any rendering. Vray FTW

looks good! I really like the look of the top panel smile.gif
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who needs fancy renders anyway lol. when you can see it IRL soon enough wink.gif its just a waste of time if you ask me. rolleyes.gif

I only render stuff in 3DS max if i ever do any rendering. Vray FTW

looks good! I really like the look of the top panel smile.gif

I agree. It would take me a few yrs on my net book to do some good renders. Renders do have their place but, this is a much more simple build. It will look a lot better in real life but, it gives me a good idea of what will and won't work.
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I agree. It would take me a few yrs on my net book to do some good renders. Renders do have their place but, this is a much more simple build. It will look a lot better in real life but, it gives me a good idea of what will and won't work.

I use to render particle scenes using fumeFX etc on that X58 rig you have there. a 20 second clip use to take 14 hours rolleyes.gif I use to make particle sims in realflow too.

they were about the most intense stuff i ever rendered. them days are gone now though. i just prefer design as i cant really code haha. well at least not C++ mad.gif
i was into game development back then & Unity etc.
for static images its pretty much done quickly. wink.gif

I jump from one thing to another until i get bored lol, I think i might try some 3D printing next. it looks pretty fun compared to my 2D capabilitys. thumb.gif
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I use to render particle scenes using fumeFX etc on that X58 rig you have there. a 20 second clip use to take 14 hours rolleyes.gif I use to make particle sims in realflow too.

they were about the most intense stuff i ever rendered. them days are gone now though. i just prefer design as i cant really code haha. well at least not C++ mad.gif
i was into game development back then & Unity etc.
for static images its pretty much done quickly. wink.gif

I jump from one thing to another until i get bored lol, I think i might try some 3D printing next. it looks pretty fun compared to my 2D capabilitys. thumb.gif

This x58 rig will be my daily driver (so to speak.) It will be used for all kinds of design work as well as some eventual rendering. I'm a lot like you as I like to jump around and learn new things. 3D printing is fun but, it has quite the learning curve which is something I think you can handle. I owe ya majorly so if you ever have 3D print related questions or need help; I'm always available.
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