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This should turn out awesome
Thanks for commenting, I am hoping it turns out great myself. I've run into alot of walls being that this is my first real mod/LC build, but I am a firm believer in diving right in.


Quick update:
Cut and mounted the acrylic side panel, 1/4" cut with a dremel on one side since the numbskull at the shop I picked it up from measured or cut it wrong and I only have a broken tablesaw at the moment. You can see the very rough cut job by way of dremel on the ghetto bench, kitty litter is good for many uses! I still need to do ALOT of work to the edges so I will be busying myself with
that later.










Mock up of how the pump and res will be mounted, I tried numerous configurations but I figure this is the winner. If I were to mount the res by the small fan vent at the rear of the case it wouldn't jive with the second vid card outlet to res. If the pump were any closer towards the rear case, the vid cards would be in the way. I don't like the idea of the res over top of the hard drives but I will figure something out, possibly a t-line or different res all together.







Update:
The paint booth was an epic fail this evening, if I wait until August 19th I could spray it in a booth but I have my very own portable booth. (television box) I put that to use instead and managed to get a first light coat of primer on this evening before it got too cold and dark. I'll finish up the second and possibly third if need be tomorrow as well as purchase the finish coat. This primer is great, 5-10 minutes between coats and 30 minutes for top coat.







Edited by Clox - 8/2/08 at 7:24am
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Well to today was a horrible day for painting but regardless I got the first part done and picked up the color for the sides (not the door panels) It's a deep crimson pearl which should look stellar and I can't wait to get some on tomorrow.





This is after 3 light coats of primer and the second light coat of gloss black finish.


This is after 4 coats and finished but you'll have to excuse the horrible shot, more will be posted soon though during install. I have to bake this thing now!


Look what the stork showed up with today!


Popped the door edge molding on the door and fixed the acrylic panel. I started on my very rough cut (by dremel) edge with 320, then worked all the way around with 400 then 600. Just needs to be cleaned up and I can fully assemble it.





I should have all the paint done tomorrow and I found out my final order from NCIX has shipped today so I'll have everything I need to finish this for the weekend. Thanks for looking.


Update:August 1st

The case is finished completely as far as paint goes, I was prepping to install all the LC gear for tomorrow and I was about to tape the barbs for the PA120.3 and noticed only tonight that "the vendor" sent me 1/2 inch barbs and I didn't realize I need an adaptor. Wow, 3 months of saving cash, planning getting all the parts together and this project is now delayed due to not inspecting my parts carefully enough. On the good side of things the paint turned out better than I thought it could have, I'll have to wait it out until sometime next week until I can get an adapter or barbs that are the right size. I'll get some pics up of the case assembled tomorrow. I have all the parts baking in a small room with a heater for now.
Edited by Clox - 8/2/08 at 2:09pm
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Paint is done, here are some shots. You can see the reason I masked the edges of the case, it has a cool contrast inside and you can see the aluminum edge with the door off which will match any screws. It will also save having any wear marks after repeatedly popping off the side panel. I decided to leave the handles stock color as they matched nicely with the crimson pearl and gloss black. Unfortunately the pictures don't look near as good as in person due to my horrible camera skills but you get the idea. Up next is the fun stuff







Temps before LC gear installed:



Update:
Getting some sleeving done, (more stuff I learned thanks to this forum) I ended up losing one of the knobs for the rheobus so I replaced two of them and also painted them all black to reduce the brightness. Mounted one of two unisinks and GPU blocks so I still have a system to play around with. Pretty much just need the reducers for the PA120.3 which should be here tomorrow which means a few more days with leak testing and such and this should be completed.





Update:August 8th
Delayed again, only one of two barbs were sent on Thursday for my rad. The other one may not be here until Monday now....


Update:August 11th
The other barb showed up today so I got the loop installed and it will be leak testing for another 22 hours or so until i'm satisfied there are no problems. Hats off to anyone who mods or uses LC, it was WAY more challenging/time consuming than I thought from the beginning. I'm not 100% done yet but I have a great feeling of satisfaction now that I am so close.


Update:August 13th
Project completed, still working on cable management





Edited by Clox - 8/14/08 at 11:07pm
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