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Hey everybody
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Some months ago i started a project called Steellow (link) , but i was not as happy as i planned with the pieces finish, also i published my thread in the Small Form Factor category, where the grand part of the threads were about buildings only, and there was a llitle part of users seeing that category.
 

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Parts: Price (1€ =1.34 $+-)

MB: Aus Maximus V Gene 180€

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k 195€

For this moment I will go for air cooling, some day CPU & GPU will be watercooled. So:
CPU Cooling: Thermalright Macho 120 36€

GPU: There comes the doubt:
1. Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 With Boost 3GB GDDR5 + Amd Never Settle Forever 229€
2. Asus GeForce GTX 660 TI DirectCU 2GB GDDR5 + Splinter Cell Blacklist DE 209€
3. Wait to see what AMD brand new 9000 series will offer

SSD: There comes another doubt:
1. Corsair Force LS 120GB SATA III 102€

2. Kingston HyperX SSD 3K 120GB 99€

3. Samsung 840 Evo SSD Series 120GB SATA3 86€

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB SATA3 54€

RAM: G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1866 PC3-14900 8GB 2x4GB CL9 60€

PSU: There comes ANOTHER doubt:
Thermaltake Smart SE 730W Modular 79€
LEPA B800 800w Modular 80plus Bronce 89€

If somebody has bad comments about one of the parts, please say it
 

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List of thing to do (Recently done, actually doing, and nearly future)

Front Panel
[✔]Cut the plastic hexagonal mesh
[ ]Sand

Bottom Panel
[ ]Cut the silhouette of the rear i/o and pci expansions slots
[ ]Cut the silhouette of the PSU
[ ]Cut the silhouette of the HDD Dock

Backplate:
[✔]Design.
[✔]Mark.
[✔]Cut.
[ ] Sand and Polish.
[✔] Make the holes for the thumbscrews
[ ] Paint

Backplate Cover:
[✔ ]Design.
[✔ ]Mark.
[✔]Cut. (But not finished yet)
[✔ ] Make the holes for the thumbscrews

Back Panel:
[ ] Design. HELP ME VOTING
[ ] Mark.
[ ] Cut.
[ ] Sand and Polish

Top Grill:
[✔ ] Cut.
[ ] Sand.
[ ] Find the closure
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List of thing to do (Far away future)
[ ] Buy all the hardware
[ ] Buy MDPC sleeve, probably Yellow and Shade 19 or MkII

List of thing to do (Far Far away future)
[ ] Buy watercooling parts
 

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Last Update
In this reply I will be putting the date and the progress of the last update, to make it easier to see if there was something new in the log or just are new comments

Only one pic of the update (i don't want to fill the first page of repeated photos, just a reminder
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CIMG6426_zpsd277bd2b.jpg

Check out the link for the entire update
Update #6
 

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Update #1

Front panel little work

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6337_zpsb96bba14.jpg.html
I will remove the plastic mesh

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6340_zpsf21ef9c6.jpg.html
To dismantle it's necessary to bend some tiny fins

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6341_zps02db7b46.jpg.html
The front panel consists of three parts, metal front, filter and silver frames

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6342_zps1a27ca76.jpg.html
Too delicate to use the jig, so the saber saw was a great choice

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6343_zpsa42032ad.jpg.html
A few more cuts and this usseless grill came off, remains to sand the panel to make a straight cut, because it will be visible throught the metal mesh
 

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Update #3
Backplate work: design, mark, cutting and more

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6395_zpsa7516126.jpg.html
The MB will be rotated -90º, the MB tray has 5 holes (plus the thumbscrews holes):

Left-down: EPS Cable hole.
Big centre: Cpu cooler mounting socket hole.
Right Up (Big): 24pin and USB 3.0 hole.
Right Up (Small): Sata Cable hole.
Right Mid: Front panel cable holes.

Is the magic of the layers, with the push of a button a whole tangle of lines dissapears
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(there were more)

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6357_zps1aa20216.jpg.html
http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6356_zpsc71e3a49.jpg.html
Hell of tape, left a lot of glue
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Don't judge me, the hammer was there by chance, i don't use for modding tasks
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http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6360_zps504d34ca.jpg.html
Drilling to atach to the pci slots cover

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6361_zps29fdaaf0.jpg.html
Remains the cpu cooler mounting hole.

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6363_zps20f0e967.jpg.html
Stainless "thumbscrews", fits perfect
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http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6362_zps020d88a4.jpg.html
http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6365_zps93bd8a9f.jpg.html
Some tests with a fake Maximus V Gene and a old-broken mobo

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6368_zps9f15cbb0.jpg.html
Only remains to sand the curves

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6396_zps49779787.jpg.html
Also the holes por the pci
 

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Originally Posted by iraklis19871 View Post

Gogo for it. Prodigy logs seems to be in fashion these days !

If you need help drop a look in my mod also !

Cheers
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Thanks, i've already saw your thread and all i can say is I love your white and red acrylic fins
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What about ProdiGene? Just the first thing that popped in my head.
Oh god, it's fabulous, don't blame for me Copyright vulneration
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Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

Gotta love these type of mods...subbed.
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Thanks
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You are going well. The only thing to keep in mind is that if you go bottom mounted motherboard keep in eye the problem with the power connectors of the GPU's hit the side window !

Cheers
Iraklis
oh *****, i've forgotten of this, maybe i will must to have the case opened, but thanks for the info
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Update #4
A very small update: Finishing the backplate

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6399_zps9bf77a40.jpg.html
With a piece of foamed PVC (check for technic information of a local store, in spanish) i made this, can look ugly but will keep the mobo in place and makes a bright contrast
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http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6401_zpse7299328.jpg.html
Today I just finished the plaxi part, this time i will not use a primer, because the major part of it it's not too much visible.To paint it I used a matt black spray paint.

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6403_zps2349d94c.jpg.html
http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6405_zpsda22d0f9.jpg.html
Not too happy with the last photo
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http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6406_zpsb168daf6.jpg.html
Mounted into the "convertible" case.Too disordered table to be in a photo:doh:

http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/ElectroDaniBCN/media/New Project/CIMG6409_zps4872fec6.jpg.html
A old mobo fits perfect, my "uncle" said that it runs when he took me to make proves with it. Also he took me a Asus 4850 TOP, a pretty holdover with a nice red pcb, not the frightful what Sapphire (and Gigabyte) use.

Also i've been doing a psu support, which will keep in place the psu and will reduce vibrations, more tomorrow, it's one o'clock here at west europe. Stay tuned for more!
 

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Nice work on that plate!
Only remains a good MB to match with the plate, this giga works but doesn't shine
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Awesome build so far.
Thanks
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So you started a new build log? or is this a new thread? :S I'm confused! What was wrong with the previous thread? It was going great!
First: It could be, i've redone some parts, second: a new thread also, third: Why? because my thread were in a little forum where the major part of threads were about only builts, not modding, and less people is watching assiduously. And thanks(to all) for viewing and comenting, i'm sure about tomorrow i will post another update
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