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We need THW10 pics now!!!!!!!
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To ease us back onto topic, . . . .

Did I mention that my S8 got here yesterday wheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif

Rather fortuitous as I have a bit of vacation time this week to dedicate to it.


Introducing the S8, "Diva Edition"


The light panel midplate and the upper flex bay window, with the dual res's behind both windows with the lighting controlled by a Farbwerk make for some rather exotic effects

Which unfortunately, the camera and my major lack of photographic skills don't seem to convey nearly as well as they seem to the eye . . .











You can tell by the wires hanging and just one rad in the top that it's just in trial assembly, but I couldn't resist seeing how the midplate tuned out.

It was truly a crap ton of work, but I designed it so that I can take it out to build / work on the system, without removing the res's.

It's actually not that bright to the eye, but it does seem to over-power the camera when set to white. . I'll try some more pics later with it dimmed down some so the detail comes out.

Hope you like it,

Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 11/11/15 at 5:50pm
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It's quite a transformation, it makes the S8 seem much more open as well.
Not just from the added front window, but the light panel midplate.
The lighting certainly works well when it's in "niteclub mode", looking forward to seeing it in the daylight!thumb.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DerComissar View Post

It's quite a transformation, it makes the S8 seem much more open as well.
Not just from the added front window, but the light panel midplate.
The lighting certainly works well when it's in "niteclub mode", looking forward to seeing it in the daylight!thumb.gif


If I could just find a miniature disco ball and pole dancers . . . . biggrin.gif


Even in the daytime, with flash, the midplate was just so overpoweringly brite that even dimming the led strip didn't really address it well,






Here, . . . Hold my beer, . . . I mean Dom Perignon . . this is the Caselabs owners club . . .

I gots me an idear, . . . I'm gonna try somethin', might be dangerous . . .



So I tried a little experiment . . . .


I cut a little piece of window tinting film that was lying about from just such previous experiments, and layed it on top of the midplate.


And Voila, it actually worked pretty well, . . . . keep in mind the film is just laying on the midplate, not actually adhered to it yet . .

Took out the overbrite harshness, and as a bonus, added I a little infinity mirror effect around the edges and along the center seam.





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Definitely a major plus thumb.gifthumb.gif

Going to have the film applied to the panel pieces, and see if I can source some actual glass two way mirror and a large enough diamond grit holesaw . . .


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 11/12/15 at 6:33am
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That looks really good. I love seeing new mods in caselabs. As caselabs becomes more and more popular it's nice to see something different
    
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@Darlene - that plate looks fantastic. Can you give us the ins and outs of what it is, how you put it together, etc, etc ... stealing ideas is why we are here!
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Caselabs must be racking it in. This is the most active case thread I've seen and I have my own S8 on he way for pascal. This will be the case I really baby and take my time on. I butchered my cosmos II. Looks good but Its completely dremmeled and drilled to the max. Everything about the caselabs looks like I wont have to do much cutting besides cutting PETG with this one.
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Is there a petg tube that works with push in fittings. I know primochill petg doesn't work for those type of fittings
Edited by emsj86 - 11/12/15 at 12:32pm
    
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Darlene #1 Case Labs modder

And Local Hottie/Diva wubsmiley.gif

* Im here for you Diva * Backrubs, stress relief, Whatever you Need Boo devil.gif

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