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Old 12th June, 2008, 11:16 AM
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That is really sharp looking.


Great work.
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Old 12th June, 2008, 03:30 PM
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That looks really cool!
Nothing like having something work well and look cool at the same time!
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Mounted in the case with the window cut through to the top for the fill hole.
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Old 18th June, 2008, 06:31 AM
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Here's the floor of the case with 2 120's and glowy blue feet.
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Old 18th June, 2008, 06:38 AM
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And the frame in need of a second coat.
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Old 18th June, 2008, 08:54 AM
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I wasn't sure about those feet, but now that they are installed, I love them. I can't take a no-flash picture of them that doesn't make it look like the thing is floating on little jet engines. I got them because I wanted the height to let the fans breathe, even though they looked kinda cheesy. Glad I did. They mount through a 5/16 hole, so if you get them, you will need to drill some holes to install them. The .050 thick foam tape they attach with will be really good for dampening vibration from the pump, also.
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The second coat of metallic blue is drying on the frame of the case, and it looks sweet. I'm going to be cutting the mirror to hide the floor wiring tonight I think. It all depends on how lazy I get. I can't assemble anything for at least a week. The paint needs to cure for a while.

On a lighter note, some idiot kid in a civic was trying to race me in my truck on the interstate, as I ran to get more paint. Poor stupid kid didn't know my Lifted 4x4 Scout still has 3.73 gears with 35" tires. I sooo left his silly ass in the dust. The truck has a 392, and she pulls hard from 40 to 115 or so, which is as high as I have been stupid enough to push it.

Rust beats rice any day.
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Old 19th June, 2008, 08:01 AM
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Got the mirror for the floor installed.
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Old 19th June, 2008, 09:51 AM
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I am impatient.

When you are riveting these things back together, always remember to put a rivet in every hole for the pannel, then squeeze each one a little, then go back and pop them. If you don't, you will wind up with one crooked case.

It's amazing how well a caffeine overdose can motivate me.
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Old 19th June, 2008, 09:55 AM
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I'll try to get the main window in there tomorrow, then I can fire up the water and let her run a couple days to see if she's leaking. I'd do the window now, but my visiting sister is sleeping and may stab me in the face if I use power tools again tonight.
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For those keeping score at home, you can't see all of them from this angle, but there are 30 blue LEDs, 15 UV LEDs, and 2 12" UV CCFLs. I'm not counting the LEDs in the fans. Once the 2 120mm fans go in the main window, you could add 16 blue LEDs for fans.

I am a jackass. So... ummm new world record for overlighting a case? Remember, the windows are bronze polycarbonate. It won't be all that bright through them. I'm going to pull a AT PSU out of a raid to light it up and see if I go blind.
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Old 19th June, 2008, 01:18 PM
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That'd be a total of 63 light sources counting the fans and the CCFLs.
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Old 19th June, 2008, 05:48 PM
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I am very impressed. I miss my big res at the top of my old monster tower. I covered mine with three of the drive bay covers and cut a 120mm hole in it to make it look like a round window.
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Very nice work! ":O}
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Okay, final solution: 65 light sources. I didn't go blind, so I'm adding 2 more CCFLs. these will be blue. In this pic, I'm running one blue and one UV off the same inverter. there will be another blue and another UV lit and the 6 blue LEDs on the PSU added to this pic when it's together.
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And I thought it looked cool before!
Outstanding work!!! Very, very Cool looking and it's functional too!
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I was planning to transplant my 3800 x2 into this case, but I'm going to order a Q6600/DFI Infinity/4 gig OCZ Platinum for it instead.

I need to cut all of the connectors off the case lighting and wire them together properly so they aren't hanging all over while I wait for parts.
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She pumping water.

Running a bit warmer than she should, but I didn't heat her up for 4 days after mounting the water block and I suspect I needs to reapply my thermal paste. I'm using arctic silver ceramique. Someone educate me on how to apply this sludge properly. I normally use much thinner, much more forgiving compound.

Her guts are spread across the desk, but even after a last minute leak, she survived the transformation.

Gigabyte's hose clamps that came with the hose are not stainless, so i had to remove them from the reservoir after they rusted and polluted my coolant. I evacuated the fouled water with a hose fed into the reservoir and down the heater core return line. the hose was attached to a mountain dew bottle. squeeze, uncap, let the siphon do the rest. I repeated this with fresh distilled water 3 times, then refilled and added 4 drops of iodine. Flushing the sytem is rather picey, as the system holds about 3 quarts. The PSU gave me trouble after it's pruning, that's why it is in two pieces on the desk.
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