Bitfenix, “Inspired by Nature” Hereby I present my new project. In close cooperation with Michel from Bitfenix Benelux. Michel came to me and asked if I could help him build a casemod based on the Bitfenix Shadow. I could not resist his offer and took the challenge. So just a quick update of who I am, and what is Ianovski Designs? Most people might now me from the casemods below. Ianovski Designs is my somewhat “company”. I’m not a real company but next to casemodding I’m also an animator. If you would like to see some of that, please check out http://www.ianvdmijn.com/new_site or https://www.facebook.com/ianovskidesigns?ref=hl So enough of that! It did not take long before the package arrived. After writing a review on the Bitfenix Shadow case I took my dremel and started cutting, the way I usually do it, freestyle. Michel gave me only one requirement, wood. I guess he’d seen my Kyubu casemod haha! Oke, so I already had some plans for a casemod before Michel came to me with this offer. He wanted wood, I wanted a few other things, so why not combine them right? Following up on his wood requirement, I came with a theme for this build; “Inspired by Nature”. Since nature is one of my greatest sources of inspiration, it’s a theme made for me. Nothing has more beauty than nature itself. The shapes, the colors, it’s all perfectly matched. So that’s what I want to do with this mod. Make a perfect match of different materials and colors. So after making the first sketches and plans I went to the hardware store, planning to buy some wood. But what did I found at the store? Right, bamboo. And I just happen to love bamboo. So I bought it, not knowing yet what to do with it but since I like to freestyle on a casemod, I would come up with an idea. And I did, as you will see soon in the pictures. So a quick overlook at my first ideas. Bitfenix Shadow Wood Bamboo 45 degree motherboard Multiple fans in front With these in mind I started working on the case, with the following pictures as result so far. These pictures might be a little step ahead, but that’s because sometimes I forget to take pictures. Oh and because I like to show you guys good pictures! I’m still in a learning curve with photography but I do the best I can. Feedback on my pictures is also welcome! So enough with the talking. I know everybody likes pictures, so here are plenty of them! First, I received more than a case from Michel. He also got me one of the new Bitfenix PSU’s. A beauty I must say. The pre-sleeved cables look really good. He also got me a few Bitfenix fans. The color of choice was his, and turned out green. Perfect match for Mother Nature. And next to that I received pre-sleeved, green SATA cables and green LED’s. Thanks again to Michel from Bitfenix Benelux! And next, the motherboard. Since it will be turned 45 degrees I needed one that was a small factor. Thanfully AsRock jumped in and saved me with this beautiful Micro-ATX motherboard. The color is blue, but not for long! For this motherboard, my special thanks goes to Peter from AsRock! Oke, enough with the hardware and on to the modding. As I mentioned, I started out pretty freestyle and without too much of a camera around. But I will start with the progress of idea #1. Multiple fans in the front. Since three was the biggest amount of fans I could fit, three it is! I started with a bracket for them to fit. Perfect fit! Next up, some more nature! Wood! Oh and did I already mentioned that I love bamboo? Well the idea is to fit the bottom with bamboo, braid it with some nice looking wire and put LED’s underneath so it lights up in between the bamboo. Not completed yet but a preview. And ouuh, what’s this?? More of that in the next update muahaha! So there are a few things on my mind after this big update. The materials, especially the aluminum. Shall I keep it blanco and brush it? Or shall I paint it all black? Let me know what you think suits the build best. 1+1=3 So your opinion counts! Thanks for your time, attention and who knows what! Adios!