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Hello,<br><br>
I am new to the forum (well relatively new, have been asking a few questions for the past week) and very new to the computer modding game. I wanted to take an opportunity to share my first ever mod and get some feedback (good or bad) from the community.<br><br>
Bear in mind, when I started this mod, I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but knew nothing about where to start tor how to do it . . . Google and YouTube are a wonderful thing.<br><br>
My mod was completed with basic (very basic) tools – jig saw, drill, exacto knife and spray paint. So please do don’t expect a truly professional polish as this in an amateur attempt. To date, I have completed the case only (exterior and interior). Now that I have my build components, I have begun working on the interior – cable sleeving, component mods etc. (will update as I go along). Components going into the computer will be:<br><br>
MOBO: ASUS Sabertooth X79<br>
CPU: Intel i7 3820<br>
GPU: Zotac 660Ti<br>
PSU: Corsair AX850<br>
RAM: Corsair Vengeance (Olive Green) 16GB<br>
Cooling: Corsair H80i<br>
SSD: Adata 512GB<br>
HD: WD 1TB<br>
DVD: ASUS<br>
Fans: BitFenix Spectre LED (red) x 4 (in addition to the 2 existing Corsair white LED)<br>
Fan Controller: BitFenix Hydra Pro<br><br>
While new and shiny mods are very spectacular to the eye, I wanted something a bit more worn and used looking. Being a fan of all things zombie and a gamer of apocalyptic and military themed games, I wanted a computer that matched my interest. So I went about designing a mod that looked like a military radio which had seen service in a global war, survived and had been repurposed in a post-apocalyptic world. I decided to go with the Corsair Carbide 400R as the start point.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512240/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512240" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512240/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512241/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512241" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512241/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512242/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512242" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512242/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br>
Using my limited knowledge, I added a window (gave it an armoured look – heavy bolts), altered the bezel to look like communication equipment with speaker openings disguising the two existing fans. I added a top control box to give it an appearance of having been re-purposed later on in its life. I also added a cover plate for the top grill (plexi-glass – skulls cut out using a jig saw – going to mount two red led fans below). The whole thing was painted and aged (aluminum brushing for wear, rubbing with ash to darken and age – everything sealed with a clear finish). The camouflage netting was individually glued to each side and top – decals were applied to give it a used look.<br><br>
Here are a few pictures (sorry about the quality, still trying to learn the ropes with a new digital camera). As said earlier, any feedback is welcome (good or bad) to help me learn as I really enjoy doing this stuff. <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><br><br>
Thanks Fen<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512245/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512245" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512245/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512246/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512246" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512246/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512247/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512247" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512247/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512248/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512248" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512248/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512249/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512249" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512249/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512250/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512250" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512250/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512251/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512251" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512251/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512252/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512252" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512252/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512253/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512253" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512253/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512254/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1512254" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1512254/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a>
 
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I'm sure some of the army personnel would invite you to their LAN events for this <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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HOLY FAK MAN. That's awesome! Looks like something you'd see in Fallout 3 <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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looks really badass!<br>
but i will never in the life of me destroy my computer to make it look like this... <img alt="tongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif"><br>
im too scared i would actually break it <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I thought I would provide some background to the first pictures I posted to show how the case got to its new state before I move forward with the interior build log.<br><br>
Firstly, the paint and tools used:<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513854/"><img alt="The paint" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513854" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513854/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513853/"><img alt="The tools used" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513853" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513853/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br>
The work done to transform the case:<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Dial Plate</span><br><br>
I wanted to have a place to mount some communication dials while some might say why give up two bays, my thoughts were I only need two (DVD and Fan Controller). The dials were salvage from an electric guitar, the dial pad an old phone and the handles I had lying around.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513837/"><img alt="Front Bezel Mod - making space for radio controls" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513837" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513837/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513838/"><img alt="Giving it an armoured look" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513838" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513838/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513839/"><img alt="Every military radio needs handles" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513839" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513839/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513840/"><img alt="Ready for dials and painting" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513840" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513840/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 113px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Speakers</span><br><br>
Every radio needs speakers so I thought the two existing fan openings on the case would do for this purpose. In making the openings, I wanted them to stand out so I cut down two toilet installation brackets (yes toilet installation brackets - anything can be repurposed <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif">), to form the framing of the speaker ports. They were glued in place and then I used caulking to seal and smooth them to the front sheeting. The bolts were used to give the front a rugged armoured look and dials were added for effect.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513841/"><img alt="Believe it or not, this is a toilet installation bracket" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513841" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513841/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 298px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513842/"><img alt="Prepping the front speaker (fan) ports" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513842" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513842/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 298px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513843/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513843" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513843/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513844/"><img alt="Speaker port mod completed, bolted to bezel ready for dials and painting" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513844" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513844/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Decals</span><br><br>
All the decals on the computer were printed and glued to the case.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513845/"><img alt="Dials and decals" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513845" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513845/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Control Box</span><br><br>
I wanted to add a control box which would look like a retro-fit. This was done using aluminum sheeting, toggle switches, LEDs and cannibalizing an old dial I had lying around. I also wanted to give it a damaged an repaired look, so added some exposed wiring for effect<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513846/"><img alt="Switch box construction" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513846" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513846/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513847/"><img alt="Exposed wiring" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513847" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513847/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513848/"><img alt="Damage and switches" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513848" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513848/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513849/"><img alt="Getting ready for the dial control and LED lights" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513849" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513849/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Window Mod</span><br><br>
The 400R does not have an existing window and I wanted to be able to see my interior. I cut out a window opening and used plexi to create a frame. Bolts were added to give it a rugged armoured look - I know not exactly something a radio would have but I needed something to go with the theme <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513850/"><img alt="Prepping for the window" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513850" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513850/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513851/"><img alt="Window complete and bolted for armoured look" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513851" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513851/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Top Fan Grill Plate</span><br><br>
Originally I wasn't going to do this. I had seen lots of top grill plates on other mods and thought that would be cool <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"> However, I did not have the equipment to mill a metal plate or even a good saw to cut one out of metal sheeting. Then it dawned on me, why not plexi? So I drew the templates for cutting and gave it try with a jig saw. Worse case it would look horrible and I would scrap the idea. I didn't think it turned out too badly - so I kept it. I will be mounting two red LED Spectre Pros below the plate.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513852/"><img alt="Top fan grill plate - did this with a jig saw" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513852" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513852/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br>
Enjoy<br><br>
Fen <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Hi,<br><br>
Just completed a few mods of my PSU and fans that thought I would share for comments.<br><br>
I am using a Corsair 850AX for the PSU and painted/aged it so it would fit in with the case mod. I added a few Mylar decals to cover the Corsair labels (checked with Corsair, so long as I don't destroy the labels when I remove the Mylar, my warranty is still good <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1514053/"><img alt="Build PSU" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1514053" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1514053/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 150px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1514057/"><img alt="PSU painted" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1514057" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1514057/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br>
I am using 4 BitFenix Red LED fans. The two which will go on the side panel have been painted/aged to match the theme. In addition, I sleeved the cables coming from the fan. Tested out the fans as this was my first sleeving and I wanted to make sure I wired it correctly. Hooked it up to my fan controller and everything works <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1514056/"><img alt="Fan pre-mod" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1514056" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1514056/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1514055/"><img alt="Fan painted" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1514055" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1514055/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1514054/"><img alt="Testing the Fan LED connections" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1514054" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1514054/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br>
Cheers<br><br>
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Originally I wasn't going to do this.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513852/"><img alt="Top fan grill plate - did this with a jig saw" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1513852" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1513852/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br>
This cool mate <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><br>
Very well done <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Thanks much <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"> Your feedback is much appreciated as I am not sure if what I have done is good or bad.<br><br>
In any case, I just enjoy making things look aged and used in an apocalyptic way.<br><br>
Cheers<br><br>
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That's one damn well done mod mate! <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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Thanks much I appreciate the feedback. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
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Wow, you pulled off that theme excellently! <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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Thanks much <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Just trying to figure out a way to hide my side panel fan cables and top fan cables without routing them through the back or across the build. Am currently experimenting with aluminum electrical conduit sheathing. Figure I can run the cables through them to the fan controller. While the conduit sheathing may be seen, once I paint and age it, they should fit well with the theme.<br><br>
Keeping my fingers crossed on this mod as I really don't fan cables running every which way.<br><br>
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Wow this is a really great mod! Btw the conduit idea is pretty good, I say DOOO ETTTT
 

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Hello,<br><br>
Thanks for the reply, much appreciated to hear from others. I did decide to go with the conduit idea and am almost finished. I will post some new pics once I am done.<br><br>
Cheers<br><br>
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Hello . . . Thought I would give a quick update on the build. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I finally got my BitFenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller. I wanted something simple to stick with the theme of the build (just sliders - no flashy display). After a quick paint job it fit right in to the build:<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517064/"><img alt="BitFenix Fan Controller Pre-Mod" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1517064" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517064/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 104px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517065/"><img alt="Fan Controller Painted" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1517065" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517065/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br>
Once I had the fan controller done, I finished up the painting, sleeving and mounting of my BitFenix Spectre Pro LED fans to the side panel and top exhaust.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517066/"><img alt="BitFenix Spectre Pro Fan (Pre-Mod)" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1517066" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517066/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517067/"><img alt="Fans painted, sleeved and mounted" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1517067" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517067/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br>
Once I had all my cables run, I was soon left with the dilemma of what to do with all the cables. I could have run them through the back and weaved them through to the fan controller but I didn't want weaved wires/cables crisscrossing inside the case. So I thought about potential solutions and settled on using electrical conduit sheathing to hide the wires and route them direct to the fan controller. This way they would be "hidden in plain sight" but still fit in nicely with the build theme.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517068/"><img alt="What to do with all the fan wiring" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1517068" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517068/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517069/"><img alt="Electrical Conduit to hide fan wires" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1517069" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517069/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517070/"><img alt="Conduit capped" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1517070" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517070/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517071/"><img alt="No more messy fan wires heading to the fan controller" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1517071" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517071/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br>
Once I had the fans in and everything tucked away, I test the fans and controller - everything works great! <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517072/"><img alt="Side Panel Fans on" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1517072" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517072/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517073/"><img alt="Top Panel lights on" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1517073" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1517073/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br>
Cheers<br><br>
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your love of this area is clear the details are great love the switches perfection
 

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Thanks much <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"> I really enjoy adding the detail more than the major mods.<br><br>
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Okay . . . not a major mod but one of the little details I used to correct something that bugged me. After I ran the fan cables through the electrical conduit, no matter how much strapping I used, I could still see the fan wires through the slots on the side of the front expansion bay cage. So I decided to cover the slots. I used aluminum sheeting to make the covers, painted them and added warning decals for effect - la voila . . . I could not see the wires any more and my functional obsessive needs were met again. <img alt="tongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif"><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1518026/"><img alt="More detail - plates to cover the slotted openings in the front bay cage" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1518026" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1518026/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1518027/"><img alt="Painted plate" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1518027" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1518027/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1518028/"><img alt="Stickers for detail" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1518028" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1518028/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1518029/"><img alt="Aged" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1518029" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1518029/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1518030/"><img alt="Plates mounted, no sign of wires through slots" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1518030" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1518030/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 134px"></a><br><br>
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good one yes seeing stuff i dont want to see is the reason im making a 2nd front lol
 

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Fantastic work! Specially well done with the colour blending and keeping the "used and deteriorated" look.<br><br>
Massive thumbs up for your first project mate!
 
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