Originally Posted by BruceB
Lighting Looks good! I bet it Looks even better in Person.
As for sleeving, I haven't tried it myself (with proper paracord) so I can't say what the various Options are like to work with but the stuff from Lutr0 Looks the best because the colours are nicer and it has a finer weave than the stuff from frozen CPU. I think the techflex Looks the worst of the three.
Have you done sleeving before?
I have not done any sleeving before, so this is totally a new thing for me. Wish me luck man, I'm going in!
I've now shied away from the Techflex. It's apparently more for bundles of wires and not as good for individual sleeving.
I've decided to settle on paracord.
I opted to get a black with a reflective accent for the base cord, and a sampling of several reds for accent colors (because it's difficult to really see what the colors will look like on the screen):
I'm buying the "helper tool" from Lutro0 Customs
and getting the paracord from West Coast Paracord and I already own some pin removal tools. I'm also buying some cable combs, probably from Lutro0 as well.
Unfortunately they don't have a burgundy or merlot, so I may end up getting some more paracord elsewhere. It's cheap enough and useful enough I don't mind buying extra.
On a side note, I've decided to go ahead and assemble the case "as is" for my son to start using it. The little begger stopped by to check on progress, and announced he was done waiting and wanted to start using the case.
Except for the front panel work, I think I can do most of the rest of the work by swapping out components at this point. I have a spare PSU I can put in it, so I can keep the PSU out for sleeving. I can also get spare sata data and power wires and such for sleeving and swap those out as needed, and take fans out one by one for sleeving if I need to. I can also finish the PSU cover and logo outside the case, so that's not an issue.
I think I will focus this weekend on finishing up the front panel (power and reset buttons) and installing the IO panel and fan controllers.
On a side note, I'm seriously considering switching the location of the backlit RELIC logo. I had thought to put it on the PSU cover. But now I'm considering moving it to the front panel in one of the empty 5.25" bays.
So top to bottom would be:
Power and Reset
Unless anyone thinks I should change that order around. I'll post some pictures later today or tomorrow with several options. Any thoughts?