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After only a month or so since my last mods, my 800D is under the knife once again. A big thank-you to FannBlade, for the encouragement to get this project started.
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Table of Contents:
  1. The beginning: Pre-mod shots, teardown, sleeving arrives!
  2. Small update: Sleeving experiment
  3. Blue chosen!
  4. Teaser shots: RX480 in surgery, louver concept revealed
  5. Midplate work, since updated
  6. Heatshrink and molex tools arrive!
  7. More sleeving experiments!
  8. Updated midplate, new roof!
  9. Major update pt1: Metalwork in excess and res arrives. Res photographed with a model!
  10. Major update: part 2
  11. New drive bay coverplate and tubing holes
  12. ATX, EPS, PCIe sleeved
  13. Primer and Bodywork!
  14. Paint sprayout!
  15. Rads, Drive cage get painted!
  16. Another major update: Scoop, Res Faceplate, Louvers, Wheels revealed! More paint too... biggrin.gif
  17. Interior and all panels getting blue paint. Scoop glassed in.
  18. Big update: Stripes, clearcoat, and a package arrives! Tubing and sleeve side by side with paint for the first time biggrin.gif
  19. Custom BladeWorks Case Feet
  20. Cobra grill finished, striping finished, almost ready to ship home! wheee.gif
  21. Majority of components painted, Side pipes v2
  22. Pipes update
  23. Mega-update pt. 1
  24. Mega-update pt. 2
  25. Unboxing second shipment pt. 1
  26. Unboxing second shipment pt. 2
  27. Unboxing and Assembly! wheee.gif
  28. More assembly, white rivets!
  29. Stainless Steel hardware arrives, RX360 + painted Gentle Typhoons and grills assembled.
  30. Doors hung, faceplate on!
  31. RX360 installed, testing grills and tubing.
  32. Basic assembly and first startup!
  33. Louvers installed! Window installed! wheee.gif
  34. Coverplate finished, acrylic Cobra grill mounted.
  35. Lots of wiring, almost final shots!
  36. Assembly completed! Some progress updates and final shots.
  37. AC Airplex AMS radiator arrives and install pics, new ram and new X-Fi.
 

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Here's what we started with...
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Perfect colors for the sleeving. Pattern is still tbd, but it'll either be Shelby-stripes or colored to complement the interior color. That's 650-Paracord, 2x 250' spools, enough to make the PSU extensions in either color and plenty left over for fans and pumps. White heatshrink is inbound from SmasherBasher, and pics will go up when it arrives.
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Blue connectors for the extensions, the color matched up even better than I was expecting.
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Migrated the rig to the side of my desk- had to cut the cooling down to a single MCR-320 as the other rads are off to Indiana for paint at BladeWorks!
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More box-bench.
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Everything fit together pretty well considering how much is squeezed into that corner.
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Gotta love the holographic SSD sticker
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Hopefully this will be enough for the final shots. Feel free to start commenting
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Wow.

This will be big. As in incredible mod big.
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Looks like it will be epic! Subbed
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^That was fast!

I hope so, Fann's as excited as I am, and we all know how talented he is with a paint gun... Should be a great project, some custom paint, custom fabrication, custom sleeving, over-the-top water cooling; should be a recipe for success
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Edit: Case arrives at his shop on Tuesday, so likely to be a bit slow until then, but I'm going to try to get some concept drawings up for you guys to look at! Shrink + white rivets + white wire inbound from SmasherBasher sometime next week too so I'll probably get sleeving before the case comes back. Stay tuned for pics and feel free to leave comments, I'll do my best to reply to all of them! Thanks for the interest!
 

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Man I'm subbin for this one! Hope that FannBlade guy knows what he's doing.

You want me to send the 800D back? Thought it was a gift.

Oh yea gooo Butler!!!
 

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Man I'm subbin for this one! Hope that FannBlade guy knows what he's doing.

You want me to send the 800D back? Thought it was a gift.

Oh yea gooo Butler!!!
Yeah, me too... Oh and UConn.
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Needed to test out the paracord and heatshrink sizes today so I got my tools out and sleeved up one of my cathodes. This one is a non-UV blue, as you can see I've sleeved the tube itself too as I find it gives the CCFL a more diffused, softer light. It's the light that was the 'underglow' on the previous iteration of the build. Enough words take a peek:

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Blue sleeving looks good, nice sheen.

Look good with the zodac hot pink case.
I like the tighter weave and pattern than the plastic sleeve- It's not as shiny as it looks in those shots, but it's got a very true/rich color.

With the pink case, do I still get the stripes?
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