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Hi all,<br><br>
After completing "Canticle of the Apocalypse" I have to admit I was happy that I finished but also sad that I was finished. I really enjoyed building something with my own personal touch (can't be bought or duplicated . . . well perhaps duplicated but not bought <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif">). Anyway I digress . . .<br><br>
As I had my old computer kicking about, I thought why not put it to use (or at least parts of it) and build something else. I have been playing <i>Metro Last Light</i> ever since I finished Canticle and absolutely love the game with all its post-apocalyptic goodness. So I decided to create a tribute build. But rather than just mod an existing case, I decided this was going to be a scratch build.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608524/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608524" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608524/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 197px"></a><br><br>
My initial plan was to replace the mobo, CPU, cooler and RAM but alas the fickle gods of all things pets rained ruin on my plan. Our one dog tore her ACL and needed surgery which ate my rebuild budget up to the point where I could afford one (1) led green fan . . . Yup "one fan" <img alt="doh.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/doh.gif"><br><br>
So though I was a bit bummed, I decided to just use all the parts from my big box store Gateway computer and have at it. Oh well, when you get lemons you make lemonade or in this case a secondary computer.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">This is what I am working with</span><br><br>
Sorry for those of you who are looking for water coolers, massive mobo, tons of RAM . . . You won't find it here as this build (interior parts that is) is definitely going to rock it old school.<br><br>
Mobo: ACER MBGAJ09001<br><br>
CPU: Intel i3<br><br>
Cooler: stock Intel cooler<br><br>
PSU: Corsair 750 HX<br><br>
GPU: Zotac 550Ti<br><br>
RAM: Stock (6GB)<br><br>
So that is it . . . It might not be pretty inside but for me the art is in the build and not the parts that go in it. Besides it will serve me well as a secondary computer.<img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"> Here are some start pics . . . needs some dusting though.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608539/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608539" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608539/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608540/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608540" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608540/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
After stripping the case and putting the parts away for safe keeping, this is the salvage I expect to use:<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608549/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608549" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608549/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608550/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608550" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608550/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Concept</span><br><br>
Sorry, not a rendering guru so my explanations will have to suffice. For those of you who may have played the game, I wanted to incorporate elements of the game into the build. Ammunition cans figure prominently in the game so I thought they would make a great computer case. Originally I had hoped to get my hands on one of the Mk19 Ammo Cans but unfortunately not fast enough, so standard ammo cans will have to suffice.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Introducing the case</span><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608546/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608546" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608546/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Two ammo cans will form the main PC case. These will be stacked. The metal at the bottom of the top ammo can will be cut away and the lid of the bottom ammo can will be cut away. This will allow me continuous access to the interior of both ammo cans. The third ammo can will hold the PSU and cabling and will be stacked to the front. My intention was to make the computer look like three stacked ammo cans. I plan on a custom paint job (inside and out) of all ammo cans.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608576/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608576" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608576/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
In addition, I will be adding two fans. One fan will be used to draw air in and will be positioned at the base of the main case and another fan (green LED) will be used to vent air out of the top ammo can. All wires will be sleeved and all internal parts will be aged. I will use the same process I used for my <i>Canticle of the Apocalypse</i> build.<br><br>
I still have a lot of figure out as this is my first scratch build and since I am not using a conventional case, I will need to wrap my head around placement of mobo and such. But I did start the initial prep of the main case and below is some preliminary pics.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The First Cuts</span><br><br>
To be honest, I had no clue if a Dremel would push through the lid of an ammo can as there is a double layer of metal. In preparation, the rubber water tight seal had to be removed from the lid.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608558/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608558" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608558/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
So after some measuring I grabbed the Dremel and had at it:<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608559/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608559" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608559/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
After 3 almost 4 cutting disks, I had the lid of one can finished and the bottom of the other finished.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608560/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608560" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608560/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608566/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608566" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608566/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608567/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608567" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608567/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608568/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608568" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608568/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Stacking Concept</span><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608574/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608574" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608574/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Looking in and down</span><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608573/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608573" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608573/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Prepping for the Mobo and GPU</span><br><br>
As I need to be able to fit the existing mobo and GPU, I figured that I might as well salvage the mobo tray and expansion card openings from the original PC case and incorporate them. The mobo tray will be fitted to the interior of the ammo can case. The back of the ammo cans will be cut away to accommodate the expansion card openings. Once painted they should melt into the background of the case.<br><br>
Disassembled case and the salvage I am working with:<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608582/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608582" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608582/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Mobo tray and expansion card face measure out for the new case:<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608581/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608581" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608581/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Apres cutting:<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608583/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608583" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608583/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Well that is it for now . . . the concept is continually being rewritten in my mind as I think about things like how am I going to access the interior of the case (top/sides) or the access the PSU. So as I move forward I will update.<br><br>
As a teaser . . . RichiRich1 on this forum suggested I incorporate a gas mask in the build. Originally, I was just going to incorporate a gas mask cylinder and incorporate the power button and USB hub in it . . . But RichiRich 1 is right, you can't pay tribute to Metro Last Light without a gas mask <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><br><br>
So look what I found in some of my old military kit . . .<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608598/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1608598" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1608598/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
. . . I have some definite plans for this but you will have to wait and see <img alt="winksmiley.jpg" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/winksmiley.jpg"><br><br>
Hope you enjoyed,<br><br>
Cheers<br><br>
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definitely subbed, this is gonna be awesome.</div>
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Glad you enjoyed the pics and concept enough to "sub". I am really looking forward to this build as it will afford me the opportunity to add the little details much like I did in my last build.<br><br>
Cheers <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
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UPDATED . . .<br><br>
Hi all,<br><br>
Not much of an update but I have been running things over in my mind trying to get a handle on how this is all going to go together. So I spent the last few days thinking about access, mobo placement and GPU placement. I decided a few days back to salvage the mobo tray and use that to mount the mobo. My biggest issue was fitting the GPU and back panel of the mobo. After some careful measuring and cutting, I have been able to fit a place for salvage from the original case. This will allow me to mount the GPU and access the mobo back panel.<br><br>
Here are some initial pics. I will need to do some pop riveting to keep it in place. Until I get all pieces prepped, I will just be dry fitting.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1612538/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1612538" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1612538/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1612539/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1612539" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1612539/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1612540/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1612540" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1612540/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">UPDATE</span><br><br>
Hi all,<br><br>
I have been working away today on completing more of the ammo can dissection in order to prep it to receive the internal components. For the most part the back half of the build is complete and ready for priming, painting and assembly (minus a few details).<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Case Access</span><br><br>
I thought about this one for awhile. Originally I figured I could easily access the interior of the case through the ammo can lids. However, during a trial I found that while I could access the top portion of the case quite easily through the top, the bottom half proved difficult. So I thought about a standard access door. The only problem was that I had two ammo cans stacked together with a lid separating the top half from the bottom. So I decided on two separate access panels (top and bottom). For the access panel doors, I decided to salvage the remainder of the old case not already in service.<br><br><i>Access Opening</i><br><br>
First I had to measure out the dimensions of the opening.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614863/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614863" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614863/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
The next step was to cut out the opening and file/sand it smooth<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614862/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614862" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614862/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Salvage was used to make the panel - I needed something rigid in order to mount a door fan<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614864/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614864" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614864/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
My fancy high tech bending gadget was used to shape the door.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614865/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614865" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614865/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614866/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614866" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614866/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Final Product<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614867/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614867" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614867/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Top Venting</span><br><br>
My intent is to put an intake fan in the bottom of the case with a top venting fan - this is the only thing I purchased for this build ( I BitFenix Green LED fan). The rest is salvaged from the old computer or things I had lying around the basement. I wasn't sure how the Dremel would hold up against the top the ammo can as it had a double layer of metal . . . in the end it took one cutting wheel.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614881/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614881" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614881/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614880/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614880" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614880/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
I was looking for mesh and in the end I found a metal drywall patch which worked great<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614882/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614882" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614882/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
This is how the fan will mount to the bottom of the lid.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614883/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614883" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614883/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Dry Fitting</span><br><br>
I am now ready to assemble the main portion of the case but before I do that, I wanted to dry fit everything to make sure it all fit. The next step will be to sand, prime, paint and assemble<br><br>
What you are looking at is actually the back of the case. In order to maintain the integrity of the three stacked ammo cans, the ammo can holding the PSU will be located at the front. You can see the two access doors (one is secured and can be removed using the screws. The black lines on the bottom access door indicates where the intake fan will be. I am thinking about putting a small plexi-glass widow in the top access pane so you can see in . . . What do you think?<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614887/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614887" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614887/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
These shots show the GPU expansion bays dry fitted. Once everything is painted, this and the mobo tray will be pop riveted to the case.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614886/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614886" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614886/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614888/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614888" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614888/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614889/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614889" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614889/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Looking down at the top venting mesh.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614890/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614890" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614890/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
In case you were wondering how I plan to connect the two ammo cans . . . I kept a lip on the bottom the top can and the lid of the bottom can. I will rivet the two together at this point.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614891/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614891" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614891/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
The concept complete . . . the front ammo can will also have an access panel so the PSU can be accessed.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614892/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614892" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614892/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
There is that pesky gas mask again . . . still keeping that secret until later <img alt="winksmiley02.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/winksmiley02.gif"><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614893/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614893" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614893/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Hope you enjoyed.<br><br>
Cheers<br><br>
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<b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">UPDATED - Main Case Assembled</span></b><br><br>
Hello all,<br><br>
Well it has been a busy day, both personally and with the mod. Could not spend too much time on the case today so I decided to suffice with a couple of extra mods, prime and assemble the two ammo cans which comprise the main case<br><br>
Firstly, I wanted to incorporate one of two salvaged USB hubs in the build. I decided that it would be mounted in the lid of the top ammo can. It took a bit of doing and three cutting disks . . . The Dremel just did not like the double layer of metal. Once the USB hub metal cage was in place and secured, I used caulking to seal the area and smooth it out prior to priming.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616276/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616276" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616276/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616278/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616278" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616278/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616279/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616279" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616279/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
The other mod I did was to cut the fan hole for the bottom access panel. This will be for the intake fan with the exhaust fan being in the lid of the top ammo can.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616277/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616277" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616277/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Once these mods were finished, I primed all the parts for the main case. I decided on this colour to primer as a base weathering coat but will be returning the cans to their original olive drab. However, the olive drab will be lightly applied so the primer still pokes through. My intent is to use the primer to create a weathered effect . . . rusty. Funny thing about nuclear apocalypses . . . ammo cans tend to rust and weather. <img alt="winksmiley.jpg" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/winksmiley.jpg"><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616283/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616283" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616283/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Putting it all Together</span><br><br>
So now it was the moment of truth, did I lay this out properly and would it all fit together. <img alt="confused.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/confused.gif"><br><br>
Remember, this was all in my head and was re-written as I worked so I had no drawings or master plan. I had an idea what it should look like, measured accordingly and now I was going to find out if the build continued or if I would have to go and liberate three more ammo cans.<br><br>
Prior to connecting the two ammo cases, I installed the IO shield using pop rivets . . . so far so 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/1616291/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616291" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616291/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
With the IO shield in place, I then attached the two ammo cans together to form the main case. To facilitate attachment, when I cut the access holes between the two cans, I left a lip around both access holes (except for the mobo side which had to be flat). I used this lip to rivet the two cans together.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616292/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616292" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616292/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
With the two cans connected, I now had the main case. This is where the mobo, GPU and one HDD will be installed. All in all I was please with the result. There are a few gaps which need to be dealt with but I now have a smooth surface to mount the mobo tray and I can access both the top and bottom of the case.<br><br>
The view below is actually the back of the case. Remember, the concept is three stacked ammo cans with the front ammo can holding the PSU . . .<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616315/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616315" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616315/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
. . . The smooth surface opposite the two access ports is where the mobo tray will be mounted. I can't do this until I complete the last ammo can which will hold the PSU and another HDD.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616296/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616296" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616296/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Rear of the case. I still have to finish attaching the IO shield but this can't be done until I get the mobo tray mounted.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616317/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616317" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616317/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Front of the main case. The top lid is still functional but I won't really need to use it as I can access everything through the back side panels.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616295/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616295" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616295/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
This view is actually the front of the case. The small access port in the bottom right corner of the can is for wiring from the PSU can which will be attached to the main case.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616297/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616297" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616297/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
These last two shots show the two mods I talked about above in their finished state. The USB hub turned out better than I expected. The access panel will be fitted with an intake fan later on in the build. As far as the top access port goes, the panel I am making will have a plexi-glass window. Thought that might be a nice touch so at least you can look in from time to time. <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/1616302/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616302" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616302/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616301/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1616301" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1616301/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
That's it for now. Hope you enjoyed.<br><br>
Cheers<br><br>
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Thanks much. I am having a really great time with the build and I am glad someone is enjoying it. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
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<b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Window Dressing</span></b><br><br>
Hi all,<br><br>
Not much of an update, but alas, I have to attend to the yard work today so I thought I would keep it small. For those of you who have played the game, you will know that a few things are very important: (1) never go on the surface without your gas mask and; (2) always scrounge for ammunition.<br><br>
Right, so I have the gas mask which I will incorporate at some juncture <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/wink.gif"> . So I figured I should pay homage to another important element . . . ammo.<br><br>
Look what I got.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1617222/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1617222" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1617222/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Before all you ammo purists say . . . "Hey those are .303 rounds" . . . I would have loved to get my hands on 7.62 x39mm soviet rounds but unfortunately, it was not in the cards . . . So .303 will have to suffice as a stand-in <img alt="tongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif"><br><br>
I wanted to have a clip of ammo but was unable to locate one so I decided to fabricate a clip out of sheet metal . . . this was not the easiest thing to do as the bend required was an 1/8th of an inch so it took some patience to get it right. <img alt="mad.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/mad.gif"><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1617226/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1617226" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1617226/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Okay, the end result may not be pretty but for the most part you won't see the crimped ends. <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/1617227/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1617227" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1617227/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
I wanted to age the clip so it looked as though it has been hanging around and reused over time. Started with the base rust colour then a light dusting of black.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1617230/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1617230" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1617230/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1617229/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1617229" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1617229/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
The final product.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1617231/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1617231" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1617231/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Oh well the lawnmower beckons <img alt="sadsmiley.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/sadsmiley.gif"><br><br>
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Nice work man! i love the non-case cases. I would totally send you some of my 1970's russian Ammo (7.62 X54R) but not sure it can be shipped over into canada legally?
 

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haha nice job on the bullets <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
and yeah i would donate some of my military ammo cases etc but doubt i can get them to you without actually driving them to you lol.
 

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Nice work man! i love the non-case cases. I would totally send you some of my 1970's russian Ammo (7.62 X54R) but not sure it can be shipped over into canada legally?</div>
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haha nice job on the bullets <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
and yeah i would donate some of my military ammo cases etc but doubt i can get them to you without actually driving them to you lol.</div>
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I have to admit creating a case out of non-case is a bit of a challenge but I have been thoroughly enjoying it <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><br><br>
Thanks for the offer guys on the ammo but I am sure it would get stopped at the border . . . <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"> I tried earlier to get some from a friend down your way but when he checked, it was a no go (inert or not). My normal contact up here in Canada doesn't have any on hand.<br><br>
Oh well, guess .303 will have to suffice.<br><br>
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<b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">UPDATED: Front Ammo Can Access Panel</span></b><br><br>
Hi all,<br><br>
Been away from things for awhile . . . funny how life and work gets in the way of having fun <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif">.<br><br>
In between that pesky think call my "day job", I worked a bit on the front ammo can. If you recall, there are three ammo cans to this build, two are stack one on top of the other to form the main portion of the case and third is stacked to the front. This ammo can will hold the PSU and one HDD.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614892/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1614892" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1614892/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Since this was a tribute build, I wanted to place some artwork on the very front of the PSU ammo can and I figured that it should be the signature "M" from the game. I had two art concepts but one looked much better than the other (below is my attempt at a render).<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626279/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1626279" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626279/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 205px"></a><br><br>
My intent was to produce a decal of the artwork on my computer and affix it to the front of the ammo can. Unfortunately this did not work out for a couple of reasons. The first was that I only have an "inkjet" printer and it could not do the work justice. The second was that I planned to adhere this to an access panel which would be located on the front of the ammo can. Once the build is complete, I will not be able to access the PSU ammo can by opening the lid (build design reasons). So I had to incorporate an access panel. When thinking about the panel, I realized that with a 750 PSU and one HDD enclosed in the tight constraints of an ammo can, it is going to get very hot in there even with an PSU fan exhaust cut in the back of the can. So I decided to make the panel out of meshed metal to allow for maximum air flow. Since it would be meshed, then I would have to punch holes through the decal as well so as to allow that airflow . . . short story, I scrapped the decal idea. This left no other option but hand painting for which I don't have a lot of talent.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Making the Panel</span><br><br>
As I said above, I decided on a mesh panel. So in keeping with the "Metro" theme, I salvaged part of the old case in order to make the panel. Once cut, it was primed and a flat black base coat was applied.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626289/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1626289" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626289/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626290/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1626290" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626290/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Artwork</span><br><br>
As you can see my poor attempt at a decal did not do the artwork justice (the one on the panel lying flat . . . the other one is printing on white paper). The whole image was flat with no vibrancy as the colour and texture did not come through . . . Particularly the signature "M".<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626292/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1626292" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626292/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
So, my only option was to hand paint the artwork. Now bear in mind I do not have an airbrush (wouldn't know what to do with it even if I had one <img alt="confusedsmiley.png" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/confusedsmiley.png">). So it was brushes, cotton and sponges for me in order to paint and create texture on a flat surface. Also, what you see below is a culmination of various attempts with plenty of mistakes, repaints and a lot of <img alt="madsmiley.png" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/madsmiley.png"><br><br>
The first thing I needed to do was create a backdrop of a grey industrial wall which has been weathered. I used grey spray primer then sponge dabbed flat black latex paint in various watered consistencies to get the aging effect on the wall.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626297/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1626297" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626297/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626298/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1626298" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626298/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
The last step was to apply the rusted effect. This was done by using various tones of brown and orange latex paint in various watered consistencies to create texture and depth. Paint was dabbed on using sponging and blended together. A light dabbing of watered black latex was used to raise shadowing.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626301/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1626301" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626301/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
I turned my attention to the signature "M". I decided not to paint this on as I really wanted it to stand out and I thought the mesh look would make it disappear into the background (yellow filled with holes). So I decided to make the "M" out of sheet aluminum and affix it to the front. This would make it stand out from the rest of the art work.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626305/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1626305" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626305/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Once the "M" was cut I primed it and applied a first thick coat of flat latex yellow. Now you are probably wondering why I didn't use spray paint. Firstly, finding this shade of yellow in a flat spray was impossible (lots of gloss out there). Second, I need thick paint to create the textured look. Once applied, I dabbed the thick coat with cotton pads to give it texture. Once the yellow dried, I used various shades of yellow to create highlights and lowlights and browns to darken and age.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626317/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1626317" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626317/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626318/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1626318" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626318/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626319/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1626319" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626319/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The final product</span><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626332/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1626332" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1626332/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
After completing the artwork, the panel was fitted to the ammo can (bent at the rear) and final lettering was applied to the "M". It turned out okay (better than I though it would) but not as good as if I had real talent at painting. Nonetheless I am happy with it <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Cheers<br><br>
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What! How did I miss this!!! Sub'd for sure!!!
 

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Great job. Can't wait for more.</div>
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What! How did I miss this!!! Sub'd for sure!!!</div>
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Thanks guys . . . I get the distinct impression that these are not the type of builds people like on this forum. Oh well, I do it for the fun and if some like minded people enjoy it along the way, then that makes it even more enjoyable. <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><br><br>
Cheers<br><br>
Fen
 

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Hi all,<br><br>
Not much done today as I had to deal with that pesky "to do" list. So I did some work on the PSU ammo can. I also thought I would take the opportunity to let you in on what I plan to do with that gas mask . . . well not everything that is . . . I have to keep some things back <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/wink.gif"> .<br><br>
So, as I indicated earlier, I was going to use one ammo can to hold the PSU and one of the HDDs. However, I would need to alter the can to accommodate the PSU venting fan and switch. As well, I figured it was going to get very hot in there so I was going to cut an access port through the front side. Finally, I needed an opening to run cable through the PSU ammo can to the main PC ammo cans.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">PSU fitted for measurement</span><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628827/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1628827" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628827/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Taped for cutting</span><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628826/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1628826" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628826/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Final cut</span><br><br>
Normally I don't have much luck on these custom cuts but it was spot on this time and the PSU fit perfect. I had to account for a small hump in the bottom of the can which the PSU is going to sit on.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628828/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1628828" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628828/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The concept dry fitted</span><br><br>
Bear in mind this is not the final paint job and there is still lots of weathering and aging to come . . . you know me . . . if it doesn't look like it was kicked down a hill and buried for 100 years in a nuclear waste dump . . . it isn't finished <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
(Front side of the case - PSU access panel open)<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628830/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1628830" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628830/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
(Front side of the case - PSU access panel installed)<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628831/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1628831" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628831/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Oh yeah, I almost forgot . . . the gas mask <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628832/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1628832" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628832/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
This will be mounted to the case and while I have some plans for it which will unfold over the life of the build . . . suffice it to say it will not be just window dressing <img alt="ph34r-smiley.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/ph34r-smiley.gif"><br><br>
(Rear of the case)<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628836/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1628836" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628836/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
(Back side of the case)<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628835/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1628835" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628835/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Both openings will allow access to the interior of the case. The bottom opening will have the intake fan mounted. The exhaust fan is in the top lid of the top case. I am thinking about incorporating a small plexi window in the top access panel so you can see into the interior of the build (lots of aging will be going on in there as well. Still have to mount the mobo tray.<br><br>
(Front of the case)<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628837/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1628837" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1628837/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 235px"></a><br><br>
Well that's it for now . . . stay tuned for more.<br><br>
Cheers<br><br>
Fen
 
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