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post #81 of 125
The suports will look pretty good if the paint sticks to them well enough although, as i'm not a fan of red i think black would look better.
    
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Yeah - I'm just looking for a bright colour which will give it some *wow* factor. If the red doesn't work then I'm going for black...

I just got given some silver thumbscrews, so I was thinking of using them to attach the top brackets to the top piece of acrylic.

How would I go about doing that? Do I need to tap the holes?
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I haven't a clue sorry. It already has the wow factor, Just consider the thumbscrews extra bling!
    
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post #84 of 125
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Well, not so much an update as a mention that things are still moving on...you could probably call it an update if you really wanted though

Got my AcRyan prizes from the SFF Competition yesterday, the main ones which concern Kai are a AcRyan MORF PSU modding kit (UV Green):

http://www.acryan.com/_morf/ACR-MF2223.shtml

Unpacked:



It has these nice easy release Molex connectors like my Thermaltake:



And a big sheet of AcRyan HEXX mesh (500mm x 500mm) and black:

http://www.acryan.com/_alupanel/ACR-XP00618.shtml

Close up of the label:



The problem with this arriving now is that the PC is in use everyday as my parents are using it for work and general stuff, so I can't take it all apart like I need to...

However, I found a speaker lying around which I thought would be good in Kai in case of errors, so I got that sleeved up to see what it was like.







To be fair to AcRyan, the kit is very easy to use. I just threaded the wires into the long piece of 6mm sleeving (3mm was too small and I have NO idea what I can use it for TBH ) until it was all in, cut off the end, bunched up the sleeving a bit and took a bit more off the end so it was the right length, slipped the heatshrink over and then put the connector back on, before using a hair dryer to heat the heatshrink.

Wow, that sentence makes it look really complex, but ITS NOT! Trust me here, I mean, if it was complex, do you really think I could do it?

Here it is compared to the AcRyan RadGrillz, not quite the same but pretty close:



And a quick test inside the case:





I like it

And the connector close up and plugged in:



The 3-pin fan connector isn't looking too great But it still works and that's what matters

More work will be done soon, when I get a chance to take it all apart
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post #85 of 125
Hey prosser!

Nice looking prizes you got there. You certainly earned them.

Heh! Ya, the 3mm sleeving is a tad small for anything other than fan or sensor wiring, but I am certain that you will find a use for them soon enough.

Keep the mods and building rolling.

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post #86 of 125
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Thanks Syrillian

I get the feeling it might even be too small for fans...the speaker wires are the same as the fan wires, except there are only 2 of them rather than 3, and there was no chance I could get two of them through the sleeving...

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post #87 of 125
This mod is lookin great man, keep up the work! rep +
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What a coincidence...no, seriously

Kai took a turn for the worst last night and has since stopped booting into Windows.

Because of this, I've had to take the hard drive out to get my parents data off it, and I thought while I'm doing this why not do the PSU too

So Kai is now disassembled and sitting on the floor...

I'm going to start painting soon, first up is getting a lighter so I can start braiding...
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Nice upgrades looks good.
    
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I want moar pichars!
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