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Duuuude that Res is Pro, you need to start selling those

I'll buy one from ya hehe..

And the case looks great.. I can't wait to start getting to work on mine though it won't be near as nice as yours. I'm gunna have to bribe it from you or just kill you and take it.

Great work and one of the nicest/cleanest looking mods I've ever seen on OCN..
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Awesome idea, but all but the most simple hardware swaps are going to suck. It's gonna look awesome, though. I can definitely see that you know what you're doing. Just hope your PSU doesn't die or something, lol.
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Originally Posted by Bindusar View Post
Very nice mod, I'm glad I saw it.



The simple truth though is that any involved case mod like this is usually not "user friendly" once it is all together. Wire management alone tends to be easy to do when putting things together but then trying to get one thing out without ruining it can be a total PITA...unless the mod has taken that into account and has made everything independent and modular. That old mod comes to mind, the one where the guy put in exposed copper rails running along the side of the mobo and then soldered wires directly to the mobo and made them really short to keep things very clean. Ugh, the nightmare that has to be to replace something. I'll see if I can find a pic of the one I am talking about...here it is
Please know that I am not trying to rain on your parade.... and what a spectacle it is

...but what these guys have stated is so very, very true.

If you do not plan on messing with the system at all once is up, runnung and stable, then you are Golden.

However, consideration for upgrades, twiddling and swap-outs might be prudent to lower your frustration level in the future.

Either way - this is one killer mod.

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Way to keep your mod looking profesh

Really enjoying it. Sub'd

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Hopefully you don't find out like a hose leaks or something. Really hope all your hardware was tested already.

Best of luck, I really do want this to go well.
    
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Wow, that is some response.. First off i would like to thank everyone for the interest, and kind words. I will try to get to everyones questions/concerns below.


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Originally Posted by RPIJG View Post
If you made up that subfloor and that wire cover, people will buy it...

I would Will. How much you want for those ones?
I thought it was good, but not that good.. I can probably make a few wire management covers, but they will require some drilling for install. The sub floor is another story, as i don't have much spare aluminum in that thickness(maybe enough for 1-2). Anything thinner would just be too flimsy. As it is this piece bowed a bit during sanding from the heat.

If you're really interested then drop me a pm, and we can discuss it furter.

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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
yeah I agree, and you could make more sales if you had different sizes for different cases et cetera.
That is one idea, but the combination between the cases and motherboards would be endless.

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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
You mean those werent built into the case ?!? :-þ
Thanks

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Originally Posted by RPIJG View Post
I was serious, I would pay for a general sub floor and general wire management (instead of having the openings lined up with the mobo connections since all mobo's are different) piece. Those look amazing.
This would be the best solution, as there would be way too many combinations.

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Even if the wire management that he is using just had a gap, instead of the seperate wire slots, that would be awesome.

I wish this case was cheaper at my BB, atm it is $97.
Ahh yes, the universal cover. You guys think alike.

Keep an eye on it as the prices fluctuate a bit. I'm in the market for another one but not for $120 again(tho they're worth every penny).

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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Awesome idea, but all but the most simple hardware swaps are going to suck. It's gonna look awesome, though. I can definitely see that you know what you're doing. Just hope your PSU doesn't die or something, lol.
Well yes, and no. If anything happens to the MB or components on it, I can get it out without that much trouble(I think, or better yet hope). Right now the only problem is the stiff ATX plug. Once I break it up into pairs of 4, it will get softer and should be easier to remove.

If the PSU craps out, then I have to take the loop apart


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Originally Posted by joman2055 View Post


that is all.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bindusar View Post
Very nice mod, I'm glad I saw it.



The simple truth though is that any involved case mod like this is usually not "user friendly" once it is all together. Wire management alone tends to be easy to do when putting things together but then trying to get one thing out without ruining it can be a total PITA...unless the mod has taken that into account and has made everything independent and modular. That old mod comes to mind, the one where the guy put in exposed copper rails running along the side of the mobo and then soldered wires directly to the mobo and made them really short to keep things very clean. Ugh, the nightmare that has to be to replace something. I'll see if I can find a pic of the one I am talking about...here it is

You're totally right. Majority of the time, beauty(if u wanna call it that), and user friendliness don't mix. Don't get me wrong tho, I have seen a few examples where the pc looked great and was on the user friendly side. It could have been done here too with a little bit more thought, tho I ended up getting the case and had my plan down the same day.. There always is next time.


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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
woah, that thing looked insane!!!

Yeah, mods are generally for the best looks possible
I was really shooting for just a clean setup, I really didn't think much about servicing it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Criswell View Post
Duuuude that Res is Pro, you need to start selling those

I'll buy one from ya hehe..

And the case looks great.. I can't wait to start getting to work on mine though it won't be near as nice as yours. I'm gunna have to bribe it from you or just kill you and take it.

Great work and one of the nicest/cleanest looking mods I've ever seen on OCN..
Thanks man, I had that res haunting me for a few months. I'm glad I went through with it. the problem with making another one is the end caps. I had a few laying around from an older project so they got reused. I might have two more, but anything past that would have to be milled out.. and I don't have that kind of equipment..yet.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Please know that I am not trying to rain on your parade.... and what a spectacle it is

...but what these guys have stated is so very, very true.

If you do not plan on messing with the system at all once is up, runnung and stable, then you are Golden.

However, consideration for upgrades, twiddling and swap-outs might be prudent to lower your frustration level in the future.

Either way - this is one killer mod.

I realizing the service issues more and more. I will have to get on that PSU cable sooner than later, so I can try it all out.

I'm really hope that mothereboard is not DOA, as I never even powered it up. If it is then I might have a headache sooner than later too..

My problem is that i build cases on impulse buys majority of the time there is only a few hours of planning. I will most likely build another one of these case, and that is when there will be more planning.


Quote:
Originally Posted by tofumonster View Post
Way to keep your mod looking profesh

Really enjoying it. Sub'd

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Thank you, appreciate it. Everyone is liking the res which is a good thing.


Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Hopefully you don't find out like a hose leaks or something. Really hope all your hardware was tested already.

Best of luck, I really do want this to go well.

/me knocks on wood. Last time i ran 3/4" OD tubing that is exactly what happened. All the gear survived, barely tho.




My fingers hurt... I hope I didn't miss anyone.
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Very nice, I might have to steal some ideas with that wire management, if I can make it more easy to get stuff out with it, and possibly if it will be able to go small enough for my case.
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wow!

I went to BB today and picked one up for $49,finally a cheap,quality product from BB,who would have thought it!

I cant wait to see the window installed,make sure you have a detailed write up,cause i just ordered a 24"x24" Bronze tinted acrylic sheet,and i have no idea where to start!?

cant wait to see more updates!

any paint?
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wow





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Very nice, I might have to steal some ideas with that wire management, if I can make it more easy to get stuff out with it, and possibly if it will be able to go small enough for my case.
Give it a try, and see if it works out for you. I just looked mine over, and It's not that bad. I will be able to unscrew the res, which will make it possible to remove the panel. Maybe after all I'll be able to swap everything without draining the loop.

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wow!

I went to BB today and picked one up for $49,finally a cheap,quality product from BB,who would have thought it!

I cant wait to see the window installed,make sure you have a detailed write up,cause i just ordered a 24"x24" Bronze tinted acrylic sheet,and i have no idea where to start!?

cant wait to see more updates!

any paint?
The window will be one of the last things that will be done. I didn't even decide on the design yet. As for paint, that's a negative... If i would decide on changing the color one day, it would have to be powder coating.

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wow





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PM sent, I am 100% honest about wanting that stuff, when I go water with this case at some point, these will make incredible additions.
    
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