Originally Posted by iFreilicht
Love the first two pictures, but that final shot looks somewhat strange. Did the case get a lot wider or is the camera angle playing games with my mind? Why did they have to be redone at all, I thought you already had a perfectly good set of side panel pieces ready.
It's a bit of both really. The case is now a little wider, but only by 20mm, which isn't a big deal, but when combined with the 24mm lens at that angle and the fact that things are splayed a little, things look rather bulbous. Thankfully, that's not the case in the assembled piece though.UPDATE!
This has been a long time coming really, just been so busy recently thanks to life and now the Thermaltake comp. That said, I've definitely still got time and plans for Aetos.
First order of the day is getting the GPU mounted. Thankfully AMD provided a mechanical sample, which means I can use it in the workshop without worrying about things like aluminium dust getting in the card etc. I decided to keep things simple, just a couple strips of aluminium bent in the vice. I'll be painting these up to look pretty, don't worry.
Second is installing the little neodymium magnets into the case sections. These help hold the front sections together without any screws, the rear parts are then fastened securely. The sockethead screws are just placeholder (had them to hand), will be using more appropriate ones.
The case itself now fits together and is strong. What's next is to begin the beautification process, i.e sanding, priming, filling and painting. There's a lot of work to be done there, hopefully it will all go as intended.