Originally Posted by seross69
Originally Posted by Ceadderman
My apologies guys. I haven't forgotten this build. Unfortunately life reared up and smacked me in my ugly mug.
First we've had to move. Not terribly off putting but things had to be packed up on the quick.
2nd, My Uncle passed away while my Ma had been taking care of him.
And then at the end of June, me and the missus are not on speaking terms.
So as soon as I can get back in this thing with both feet, I will be doing so. Until thetay Frosty guys.
Know about life slapping you in the face, i work in oil and gas and just laid off and looking for 2nd job in 18 months!!
Sorry to hear that bro. I know well the virtues of unemployment. Hope things have turned round for you in my absence.
Well now I have a small update.
Firstly I want to welcome Bill Owen to this log and thank him for his sponsorship. He's been an inspiration to me over the years and it's great to have this consummate Professional to lean on for pointers etc.
He's been so awesome giving us an OCN discount so please stop by for your modding needs and enter code, "OCN" at Checkout for 15% Discount off your order until 10/6/16
If Overseas, they need to follow instructions for ordering via "Contact Us" and mention the code, http://mnpctech.com/contact-us.html
I was able to carve out some time(between client build, family, moving, new Pit pup, being the family Chauffeur and all round handyman) to finally clean up the top PSU mount which will now reside on the bottom of Darkside.Update... (Click to show)
If you don't know what you're looking at/for you might not be able to spot the remainder of the stock support ribs. Short of taking a disc sander to that spot the metal is as flat and as straight as you can get it. and not sharp in the least bit. I really worked that edge and when I ran my pointer finger over it, came away unscathed.
Time to get my choice of color sorted out for the panels. Plan to rivet a couple Swiftech 240 Radiator L brackets to the front panel to allow vertical mounting of the parallel Rads(2 of 3 EK 360 PEs) in the doors. So now here is where I'm at a quandry...
Do I flip the front panel so the stock fan opening is up top or do I leave it as is? There is approximately 10mm of space from the side of either Radiator and the 230 I have is 25mm thick. So I'm thinking I need something to make up for the width of the fan between the L bracks and the front panel OR...
I will be bending a long
piece of .08" thick Grey plexi From just behind the top 360 around the front and down and finish it up around the feet. Doesn't have to be locked in or anything since gravity and a Radiator setup should do that quite well...(maybe) and will have to cut a 120mm fan hole in it and attach a custom billet 120mm grill on the front. If it's up top, it will be where the 5.25 bay used to be. I'm leaning towards leaving the panel alone when I put Darkside back together. This way the Grill remains low. Decisions decisions...
I got a 128gb Samsung 750 EVO this month which will likely get a custom decal applied, but that's the least of my concerns at the moment since I'm brainstorming what I'm gonna do with the doors. I know what I am going to do structurally, but visual appeal and applied manufacturing technique are butting heads in my brain. Samsung 750 EVO for OS drive (Click to show)
Once I get the mounts figured out, I will start in on the MB tray. Seems odd I know but the measurements of the MB tray are to fill the remainder of the case not filled by the Radiator kit. And since the MB tray will be Acrylic with a water channel in it, I've no room for error with the surrounding details. Instead of working inside to outside I'm working this in the opposite.