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Here's some updated pics of my latest modded tempest.
pump top painted Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Front radiator painted and installed


hard drives relocated due to the radiator taking all drive spaces




Raystorm retention bracket plate painted


Pump config before paint and 180 degree flip








Block in it's original state
Next:

1: order some white sleeved pci-e and sata power cables,

2:Get some extra long white sata cables.

3:Order and paint a 2X140mm rad. to replace to #2 top stealth 240mm

4: figure out my final lighting solution

5:cut the side panel and place a new larger window in.

6:figure out how to fabricate the defused light plexi plate for the power supply and possibly the mobo.

Looking mighty fine indeed. Keep the pics coming thumb.gif
    
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Very nice setup you got going on here, Makes me want some money to buy a new tempest and go crazy. wheee.gif

Yeah, I have to say it's making me feel very itchy to get back at my build rolleyes.gif It's one great looking build you have there Asustweaker thumb.gif

On the plus side, I think I have a good shot of landing a job at Rockstar's game studio here in Edinburgh, as part of their in-house testing team. They've sent me some application stuff to fill in, so we'll see where that goes wheee.gif
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I made a PSU cover for my tempest evo and added a dust filter the the side of the case, oh and finally sleeved the cables! I think it looks pretty good! My first time doing this, any thoughts?




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I made a PSU cover for my tempest evo and added a dust filter the the side of the case, oh and finally sleeved the cables! I think it looks pretty good! My first time doing this, any thoughts?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Nice work there! PSU covers make the tempest look even more sexy. thumb.gif

When I eventually get the hard cash needed to completely overhaul my Tempest this is one of the first things to make it on my list, except I want mine crafted out of aluminum and powder coated to match the rest of the case. I'm thinking about getting MNPCTECH to overhaul my case for me if I ever get the money seeing as they do amazing work. biggrin.gif
post #2305 of 2487
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I made a PSU cover for my tempest evo and added a dust filter the the side of the case, oh and finally sleeved the cables! I think it looks pretty good! My first time doing this, any thoughts?


Damn good for your first build. I do like the cover, and the color scheme. Very similar to what i was thinking about. Very neat looking. What is your completed look plan for the cover? Painted solid color?
Be careful with your video cards, they look like they are sagging pretty bad.

The cover I am planning is gonna be either frosted, or painted plexi with some kind of badge or design to defuse in led lighting. They make paint for lexan plastic RC car bodies that is painted on the inside of clear plastic. I think that would be cool looking. thicker plexi would it give the finish a really deep and rich look
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I made a PSU cover for my tempest evo and added a dust filter the the side of the case, oh and finally sleeved the cables! I think it looks pretty good! My first time doing this, any thoughts?

Really nice looking PSU cover there DMT thumb.gif I keep thinking of adding one to the bottom of my growing list of plans for my project redface.gif
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When I eventually get the hard cash needed to completely overhaul my Tempest this is one of the first things to make it on my list, except I want mine crafted out of aluminum and powder coated to match the rest of the case. I'm thinking about getting MNPCTECH to overhaul my case for me if I ever get the money seeing as they do amazing work. biggrin.gif

I love the stuff MNPCTECH do, and if you do go for that I'm sure the finished case would look absolutely awesome biggrin.gif

In news of my own, I've now had another idea, changing the front of the case to accept 3 fans, and fabricating either an outside-of-case box for the ODD, and have a small hole near the back so I can attach it when I need it (not often), or have some sort of enclosure at the bottom of the case, facing the side panel. The upshot of this would being able to have a 360 radiator in the front when I eventually go water cooling.

Also may have found a new, and easier to use, material for fabricating my new front and top panels. It's called plasticard, and is quite popular in another hobby of mine. I'll have to think it through very carefully, as it'll obviously not be as resilient as aluminium tongue.gif

Anyway, all this is in the future, as with Fakeful_Ikkou, I need money first rolleyes.gif
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post #2307 of 2487
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Here's some updated pics of my latest modded tempest.
pump top painted
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Front radiator painted and installed


hard drives relocated due to the radiator taking all drive spaces




Raystorm retention bracket plate painted

Some really great looking stuff being done here - I like it !!

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I made a PSU cover for my tempest evo and added a dust filter the the side of the case, oh and finally sleeved the cables! I think it looks pretty good! My first time doing this, any thoughts?
Love the psu cover - this will look sweet (makes me jealous)
Excellent work on the cables !!!
As mentioned by Asustweaker - the video cards sag needs to be addressed.
Also can you straighten up the HDD mounting on the rear bay cage - it's crooked.
Top job !!!
post #2308 of 2487
Figured I'd share my favorite picture of my tempest. IMHO this angle is the best for the Tempest as it makes it seem more dominating. biggrin.gif

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Figured I'd share my favorite picture of my tempest. IMHO this angle is the best for the Tempest as it makes it seem more dominating. biggrin.gif

Bow before king TEMPEST!!!!! aaevil.gif
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All this renewed talk about Tempest modding has made me think that the Tempest has just the right amount of room for a really nice WC setup. Here's a rough draft I made in MS paint. wink.gif



Both the 120mm and 240mm Rads will be 60mm thick, however the top one will remain a slim 280 rad to maintain the sleek look of the exterior. The setup I have created even has room to add two more GPU's to the loop with ease. However these planse would only be if I win the lottery or something. biggrin.gif
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 3/21/13 at 7:44pm
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