Well I've had it done for a minute or two, but uploading pictures is not my idea of a good time
but I uploaded a few pictures in another thread, I'll swing those this way and see if I can psyche myself up to get a little more indepth pictures as well.
The front came out pretty nicely, I just need to finish doing the bay-cover mod so that I can install my Vandal switches and fill up that dumb hole. Also, because I removed the front bezel, which sticks out a good 1/2", a lot of my bay-filling stuff (covers/fans/fan controller, etc) don't match up with the holes pre-drilled in the case. Haha, so I'm going to have to, at some point, drill some holes so that they can be fit securely. All in all it looks allright. Minus the nice lack of straightness on the left side. But I have a lot of the black acrylic left over, so I might break down and redo it.
The top piece of acrylic wound up being the biggest pill. It is a test of courage to get truly round holes cut freehand with a jigsaw. I'm surprised it didn't all melt. But it came out nice and there is only minimal gappage. The top-mounted radiator works like a charm, and the push/pull fans now make it so that I don't need any sort of noise maker in my room while I sleep.
Shows a little closer of the black acrylic. Reppin that OCN, thanks Admin! Also shows what an awesome job I did of lining up the front/top pieces of acrylic. Okay, enough back patting.
I really need some sort of grillage in there to keep any wayward wires from becoming confetti. You can see the holes in the acrylic though, they aren't perfect, but sexy in my eyes.
This was the part that I sort of thought was clever. I cut a ~3"x3/4" strip out of the acrylic, which matches up with the barbs like a champ and allows for the 6 fan wires to be routed in and behind the motherboard tray...thing. I hadn't thought of that part, the wires, when I started this, but I adapted. It looks very nice in person.
And here is my finished loop. Rediculously long, rediculously large, lots of overkill for just a CPU loop, but I wanted to have plenty incase I decided to add in a GPU/NB loop. All in all I love it. Not quite "Silent Computing" but who cares! 30c idle/~40c stressed.
In person, with the side on, it looks like a Guitar Amp. Almost as loud too.
I have a Gigabyte EX38-DQ6 coming next week and the wires for the Vandal switches coming as well (for the life of me, I couldn't make it happen, but then again, I'm a chef, not an electrician). The fun never ends.
Thanks for watching. Like I said, I'll try to psyche myself up to get more/better pictures.