Case Mod - In Progress [Build log] Zeuligan build - white leather Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900

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  1. Cown

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    Congratulations on the sponsorship! Oh and by the way, this is starting to look very sexy! I love it! I think even my wife might approve and maybe even allow something like this to be exposed publicly in our home HAHA!
     
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  2. Zeuligan

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    Thank you so much /bow
    I guess you did read my first post :) About GF approved computer at home, hehehehe ;)
     
  3. Zeuligan

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    Time to finish the custom light ramps I planned early in this build based on the included 2 LED strips from be quiet! The challenge is I want them to be indirect lights, so it’s crucial they are smooth, but powerful.

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    First, I drilled some mounting holes to the vertical diffusion lid made out of 3mm acrylic and 3 layers of frosted film. I have also sanded the inside of the acrylic to diffuse it even more. The holes makes it possible to attach the light directly in the motherboard tray.


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    Started to cut an inside shelf in 3mm acrylic with my Dremel Moto-Saw. This shelf will serve two purposes. One for adding the reflective tape, but also to make an edge for the diffusion lid to stand on, preventing it to be pushed down in the case.


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    Added reflective tape to the bottom of the case in the area of my custom uplight.


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    Trimmed the lower corner edge of the reflector shelf, to make it snug in the bottom of the case (small edge in the bottom of the case where its riveted together).


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    Glued the whole thing on the bottom of my custom carbon floor with super glue.


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    Perfect fit!

    The original be quiet! LED strip is about 40mm to long for the area created by my custom floor. After a quick and very helpful session with be quiets! support I got a confirmation that cutting the LED strip would not ruin it.


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    Dremel time. Cut 40 mm of the LED strip and it indeed still worked.


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    Took a small exacto knife and removed the LED pins from the connector. Marked them with some tape to put them back in the right place


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    Sleeved the whole cable with MDPC-X Carbon-BTI sleeve small. Tight fit, but did manage to get all 4 cables into one small sleeve.
     
  4. Zeuligan

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    I thought I would show my products used in project Zeuligan as I'm getting close to putting everything together. Extra special thank you to be quiet! for the sponsorship of their products. As it's my first mod, it has been equally fun learning to take photos.

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    Also added the product pictures into the first post. Made more sense to have them there.
     
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  5. Zeuligan

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    Small update, but important. Can be one of the last modded items for this build.

    Last step of the backside is to create a cover for the be quiet PWM hub. Everything in the backside is black carbon fiber, so decided I needed to add some white accents.



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    The PWM hub and LED strip connector is small and need to have height enough to give room to remove and add cables.


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    Marked the shape and size on a 3mm acrylic sheet and put my Dremel Moto-Saw to work.


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    Did a shape on freehand that felt relevant. Each 45° part is exactly the same length to give a sense of symmetry.


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    Looks good. Some trimming to do with a file, but will look good. Layering two color of carbon fiber.


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    The PWM cable is fixed to the circuit board so decided to sleeve it. All peripheral cables are sleeved in MDPC-X Carbon-BTI making me take a decision to sleeve the PWM cable in MDPC-X white-xxx.


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    This turned out really good in my humble opinion. Adds a dash of white to the otherwise black and black carbon fiber as well as some contrasting lines.
     
  6. mnpctech

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    Nice project!
     
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  7. Zeuligan

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    Thank you so much for both taking the time to check out the project and to give feedback. Much appreciated <3 /bow
     

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