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I have to say, the outside of the case looks cheap and ugly, I have nothing more to say, it's awful.

You're stating that as a fact and not your opinion.

Regardless, I love the look, I just feel that somethings not right though. I think that a trim around the copper would bring a lot to the look. Maybe some kind of small square brass or copper rod?

This is just my opinion and I love the work you've done so far though! I'm sure the end results will be as epic as all your other builds smile.gif
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I have to say, the outside of the case looks cheap and ugly, I have nothing more to say, it's awful.

You're stating that as a fact and not your opinion.

Regardless, I love the look, I just feel that somethings not right though. I think that a trim around the copper would bring a lot to the look. Maybe some kind of small square brass or copper rod?

This is just my opinion and I love the work you've done so far though! I'm sure the end results will be as epic as all your other builds smile.gif

I agree with both of you. Same as JackCY, I personally do not care for the copper sheets on the exterior of the frame; they look like a tacked on afterthought make from scrap metal recued from a junk yard, which is not what steam punk is about (steam punk is supposed to emulate high tech or futuristic devices, etc. as they would have been made in the mid to late 19th century; think of the gizmos in the Wild, Wild, West, both TV and movie versions, and the latest Sherlock Holmes movie). The rivets are a nice touch but should be smaller and had have rounded heads, as though they had been properly set with a rivet set on the head. The edges of the sheets should enclosed in a frame that goes from face to face, as though they are filling in the space left by a real frame. But, as Duality92 would point out, that is just my personal opinion, one that is obviously in a minority.
     
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I'm a little on the fence about the exterior look, I love the gauges, grills, fan controllers and the etched windows(which I'm usually not a fan of but they really turned out well here).
But the Leather and copper sheets on the outside just look a little too rough to me, while I get what you were going for, it just doesn't look very pleasing to my eyes.
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I have to say, the outside of the case looks cheap and ugly, I have nothing more to say, it's awful.


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I have to say, the outside of the case looks cheap and ugly, I have nothing more to say, it's awful.

You have to remember where this pc is going and its purpose. In a usually dark poorly lit environment this will draw people to it and highlight the products used.

Artistically speaking it is great. As far as being everyone's cup of tea it isn't. Doesn't really matter as that wasn't the reason for this build anyway. wink.gif
   
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! It's nice to get a mix rather than all praise etc. Gets old tongue.gif

I have some good news. The reason some of the panels are rough is because Nvidia had me under a rough deadline and a lot of it was rushed. However I found out last night that it has been extended so I'll be redoing a lot of the outside panels. Clean them up a bit, add some more details, and do everything a bit better overall. This first run was a good "practice" of what I want to accomplish, but the final build needs to be a bit more refined.
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I would love to see some wear and tear on the leather, as well as maybe some scuffs, discoloration and maybe even some patina (not sure how this would be achieved?)...and as others have mentioned, the rivets look like a bit of an afterthought at the moment..the reason I suggest some more wear n tear is due to the rads being so awesomely aged, but then there is alot of parts that look too new...overall though, its still shaping up pretty awesomely!
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I dont like the exterior also rolleyes.gif but i think it fits this particular build redface.gif
    
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I dont like the exterior also rolleyes.gif but i think it fits this particular build redface.gif

 

Well that's quite a mixed bag of feedback haha. Any suggestions?

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