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Old 25th Jan 2012, 21:21   #1
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Blue on Black (Finished)

This is a build i did two years ago, it started out as a build for running Server 2003 and Exchange Server, but due to hardship along the way, i dumped that idea for Win7 and WAMP. The cost was much under the $500 target i set. This mod will get revamped sometime here shortly (this year) now that i have a laser cutter




Welcome to the 3rd Installment of "How to void a PSU's 5 year Warranty"



Couple mobo pics





First 4 wires out of 28 sleeved





2 SATA cables sleeved



Test fitting mobo and HDD.



In order for any semblance of WM, i needed to extend the SATA power cable so that it would reach the top to bottom, then along and up the front since the drives will be in backwards. I also cut off all the extra wires i didnt need like the 6 pin GPU, 2nd molex power and the 2nd CPU power since this mobo only has a 4 pin conn not 8 like my DFI boards.



Using a CCFL tube to sleeve the 5 wires into 1/2" sleeving



Couple porn tests! (since i used all black sleeving, i opted to place black shrink on the ground wires and blue on the others)





You may wonder why i put the blue discs on the fans... and this is a Blue on Black mod right? Well the PSU is a Thermaltake, and their logo is red and gold, so that wouldnt fly. My wife being the crafty person she is, had some misc shapes made of the fun foam ive used in other builds, and they just happened to be in one of the packs. They fit so perfect that the exhaust fan has a small relief in the center of the frame for the logo sticker and the disc fit right in that like it was made for it!

Couple shots of the holes i made for the fans. My only real complaint about this case is that it has holes for 80 and 92mm fans in the back (not even close to having enough room to shoe horn a 120mm in there either :frown, but 120mm in the front. Not too many people make 92mm fans, and almost no one makes a custom grill. Either way, i opted to not use grills in the back like some systems on MDPC.

Mind you, these are rough cut, ill use U-channel on them to trim it out.





Ram coolers





Front panel LED's and switches



Backside WM



Inside WM





Modified Sunbeam Meteor light





Individually sleeved 3 pin Y



HDD LED



Awesome U channel trim that Grez recommended









Backside with everything installed



Meteor light snapped in the folds of the case, really out of sight, one switch for meteor, other for the single UV CCFL



'Artsy' shot



No flash shots, side panel off





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Old 25th Jan 2012, 21:39   #2
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I would recommend to resize the photos
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Old 25th Jan 2012, 22:33   #3
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That would require me to redo all the links, 1152x864 isnt that big
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That would require me to redo all the links, 1152x864 isnt that big
it may not be that big but it took 10 minutes to load all the picture fully
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Odd, takes less than 10 seconds here.
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I would also agree, the images are larger than necessary and taking a while to load... definitely not 10 seconds. Once this place loads I'll share my thoughts on the project. *edit* nevermind, you should get your images sorted first. Also you would not really have to replace the links if you resize and then replace the images on your server rather than uploading new ones.
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It loaded fairly quick for me. As for what you've done. It's nice and clean in there. I know it says "finished" but are you planning anything for the exterior?
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I would also agree, the images are larger than necessary and taking a while to load... definitely not 10 seconds. Once this place loads I'll share my thoughts on the project. *edit* nevermind, you should get your images sorted first. Also you would not really have to replace the links if you resize and then replace the images on your server rather than uploading new ones.
Man you guys are whiney I dont need to upload them anywhere. I just had to copy and resize them and place them in a different folder because i dont want to redo the other places. Theyve been posted on 3 or 4 other forums for 2 years now and no one has ever complained.

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It loaded fairly quick for me. As for what you've done. It's nice and clean in there. I know it says "finished" but are you planning anything for the exterior?
Well, i want to redo the PSU (with paracord), maybe do it with a Corsair CX430 instead, maybe pop a dual core since the Sempron 140 unlocks in BIOS, but not in Windows. For the exterior i want to showcase some ideas now that i have a laser cutter, and do some murdermod type stuff like sideways HDD's in a custom bay, redo the front ala TJ-07 style and some better LED's now that i have a good source, maybe even a false floor/glow panel even though there isnt much room below the mobo.

Basically freshen it up a bit, but go buck wild on the outside and drive bays.
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