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this is a re post of my work log its near completed...

hello welcome to my acrylic MODS topic


below is the stock image of the sunbeam acrylic II case..pretty boring and not efficient at all for a overclocker gaming rig.

parts picture etc etc below






finally got the holes cut


new


4 1/2 hole saw with a 1/4 "pilot bit"
tape measure, sharpie, a few drill bits depending on what size holes ya need drilled for fan screws etc etc
screw driver and of course youl need a drill,
please note! that this mod was done with a cordless dewalt drill nothing fancy in fact i had to charge the battery 3 times.
u can use a hole saw with a cordless drill and it come out perfect. so don't believe the bs people are saying about using a hole saw and cordless its crap.
i do agree a corded cheep drill would have been better because constant power always kicks ass over any 18 v drill..
enough of that anyway, you can use a cordless but expect to charge it a few times depending on how many holes.
step 1
buy acrylic and tools needed
step 2
measure it all out twice
step 3
drill all holes in one sitting
step 4
screw in the door


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I'm considering this new switch

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/86...=g44c153#blank
..good power switch for the on off button..


this is what they look like without led on
http://www.mnpctech.com/BulginSwitchPlate2.gif

here's the finals until i build another...
and i was right this is look sexy..aside from the crack...
its nice to see my idea accomplished ...






ok so here's the pics of the switch
sry been busy...
god the wires are a mess right now..i have to find time to fix that...



latest update!!!!!!!!!
ok so i got the parts..everything is looking cool..pics show so far..
waiting on led fans now and the top blow hole grill etc etc..





need to move and re drill the holes to make it center..
i still have a lot of work to do but for now were getting there..
little update is better then none i suppose..
ill be building a mother board tray so i can hide my wires this week also..
stay tuned..
after 4 hours of wire clean up and a complete rebuild to hide everything and remount hdds..
she looks very clean now..
added new lights and grills complete...
waiting on led fans for release for xigmatek...
still have to finish polishing up my fan controller mount and custom knob..



new hdd side door mount looks awesome and they run real cool next to those 120mm fans..

update 1.7.2010 removed cathode crap lighting, build new rheostat full fan control,
waiting on more parts for custom led lighting.


feel free to comment on my work log here..
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post #2 of 38
looks cool , but I can't help to ask how loud is that with all of those ultra krazes?
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Looks very nice. I bet that thing sounds like a 747
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it does when i turn them all the way up with the rheostat lol
i just burned it out thoe.. i need a big big rheostat..
i cant wait for my led parts to get here.. this is going to be some killer lighting with thease 10mm leds..8000 lum
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Why not just get a fan controller?
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because i want one knob to control all..
i like to be diffrent mate ....
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Understandable. Different is good
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Edited by rocstar96 - 2/3/13 at 4:49pm
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i cant figure out how or who gave me rep for this but thankyou..i worked hard on it for a long time now and im still not finished lol..
i know somethings arent aligned properly and somethings needs to be better arranged..it will come in time..i work on this project daily to see how to make it better..
tis my hobby too
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Originally Posted by rocstar96 View Post
jevus christ ur a genuis! can i put my parts there 0.0 oh wait...im contented with my Silverstone Raven 2 ^^..well that case is awsome! hows the sound? bet its like a antonov 225 lol
right now my case is nearly silent,

all my fans are on low 5v...
about what 1000 rpms,
its dead silent in this room where it is, i can barley hear it..
i bet the db of my case right now is like prob 17 or less..

i have the side door off even..all i can really hear is the tuniq cpu fan ....

this case was made with the intention of making the air flow better...making the actual case look and work better..

it originally had 5, 80mm holes, now it has 7 120 mm holes
this is only a midtower case..its not huge..

and im quite sure on the top im going 140mm prob...

i wanted a case that was smaller and different then what everyone else has, like the lan li, antec, silverstone, cases..i wanted something different..now i have it
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