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yay! its alive! oh how i've missed this mod!
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Thanks to the holiday break... I have been very busy with this build.

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Full update to be posted tomorrow morning thumb.gif
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cant wait biggrin.gif
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Being too busy with work and family life the last few months has really taken a toll on my modding time, thankfully my better half and the kids took a trip leaving me able to get some progress on my projects. Finally.

I sat down with a tall stein of a nice local stout earlier this week and got to work on finishing the Kestrel.

This is how I have been using it on my desk for the last few months:

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So I got to work on the Acrylic section of the case at long last, it is not your normal glossy material but a matte semi translucent gray. You can see it's front and back side below for comparison.

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So after some measuring and cutting I had most of the cowling marked out and ready for bending.

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Bending time!

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Almost done bending.

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Top channel added, that was a toughie to do.

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Bonding a few square rods to the face section of the cowling to attach the faceplate to.

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Cleaned up a bit and paper removed.

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I then added the right side window and the modder's mesh over the video card intake side.

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I moved the wireless keyboard and mouse receiver to the front of the case and attached it to a tiny acrylic arm

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A test fitting to see how well I measured everything.

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The AMD 6950 has lots of room to breathe, and if I pop something else in there in the future the mesh goes far enough back to accommodate a blower style card like a GTX 580 or AMD 7970 (we'll see what Santa brings)

I have some squaring up to do on the corners but outside of that the main section of the cowling is pretty well complete.

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If all goes according to plan I will have the machine done before the new year! thumb.gif
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Looks awesome! biggrin.gif
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Quite living up to expectations! Well Done!
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Quite living up to expectations! Well Done!

Thanks guys and Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, a Great Kwanzaa, and anything else being celebrated this time of year by the OCN community smile.gif

It looks like I may have tomorrow off of "kid-duty" as a present from my wife in order to be able to finish this build. It's great being married to someone who knows about overclocking, modding and programming. Very understanding and supportive when I need to get a thing or two done. thumb.gif

Ok, if all goes according to plan I will finish the log tomorrow using the Kestrel itself! Wooo!
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post #98 of 125
Looks awesome like all of your mods!
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Project Complete!

So after the holidays wrapped up I did get a chance to keep working on the project, and as of last week it was completed. This morning was the first chance I had to get some pictures of it, it turned out quite well if a little bigger than I had anticipated. It's quiet, has only one cable, and can adapt to where ever I use it. And as you can see in the pictures below it can totally run Minecraft.

I will let the pictures do the talking from here on:

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Thanks for looking everyone, now to finish Project Gizmo and get some ideas ready for MOTY 2012!
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That looks beyond awesome
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