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Scratch Build – Complete ⭐ Light Blade "It's still cool to air cool !

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Defyant Mods, 11 Sep 2018.

  1. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Active Member

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    That was my very first thought too, this case needs a white power cord.

    Not sure if it is just the effect of the pictures, but I'd almost say you need to add some lights to the top of the case, the area is looking a little dark in some photos. As I said could just be a trick of the photos. It is a great looking case
     
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  2. Lonherz

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    the lighting effect was already beautiful, but now it is even better!!! :cooldude: (I love how the colors mix smoothly)
     
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  3. Defyant Mods

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    GOD i love my routers :p im sure i have the only LED back lit routers in existence :p

    20mm!!!! im sure i have some bits thicker than that ... chews up blades fast....

    Not my 20yr old power cord man :( that things been with me since my very first case mod.... how bout i just give it a wipe over :)

    No tricks it dosnt throw much light off the top at all... but where the case will sit it really dosnt need too.

    I actually started the original box with top fans as well the later changed it as it was a waist. But since the holes are in the first build i may just go with it :)

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    Cheers mate tyvm :) it's all very Disco :p
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  4. Defyant Mods

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    A quick test of the Front RGB fans to see how it work when in place :)

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    And can finally load up the icue software and start some custom lighting...

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  5. _Prometheus_

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    w.jpg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Well, I'm pretty sure you're not an epileptic now.
     
  7. Defyant Mods

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    Cheers mate tyvm :)

    Naaa i'da been havin fits years ago if i was..... man i've been making LED's flash since back in the 70's........ i'll tell ya a funny LED story about it one day.
     
  8. kim

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    your work, your pictures, your ideas, your workshop...:wallbash: damn mate, i'm so happy you came back on the modding scene, you're such a source of inspiration and entertainment to me :grin:
     
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  9. Defyant Mods

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    Cheers kim thank you very much mate :thumb: your def stuck with me for now, or at least till my perspex stock pile runs out again :p
     
  10. Jezzafool

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    I didn't think ICue could react to music, how did you do that? It's the one thing I miss about NZXT Cam........ Also that looks awesome :grin:
     
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  11. kim

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    :grin: fine with me...I'll be around... 'till the end of the pile...:naughty:
     
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  12. Defyant Mods

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    PSU cover MK3 !

    This is what happens when you have "too much" plex to play with.... Toying with ideas , lines, overlays and more bending practice... chuck in a touch of hypercar style madness!

    Purely for looks atm and not functional in any way.... With still a few for bits to bend up and panels to be added , then i'll "re-style" the outer to suit the inner a bit more :D


    Front fan enclosure

    The first thing i did was to "box" the fans.... the way they were just sitting on the panel did look unfinished and not very "defyant like" :)
    The original fan plate/panel was given a rounded back

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    The idea is the fans can just slide into the new housing


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    The the whole unit can be placed into the case , i may add some sort of ribs/lines.... not sure yet.


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    PSU cover MK3 !

    Pretty simple to start with... initially i did a bent version... but as yas will see... 0.5mm out and the whole plan wasn't going to work...

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    I can imagine what your thinking.......

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    The first of many bends... not the lest me going round the bend too!

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    Some Venty action non functional just for looks

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    Some more bendy action


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    Getting there!

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    With a bit more venty and glue action almost there! Kind of a mod within a mod.....

    Gives me ideas for my hardware test bench design :naughty:

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    Still a few more vents and panels to add.

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  13. kim

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    wahoo, brillant idea, :thumb: makes it more aesthetic and agressive with those aeration channels
     
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  14. Zeuligan

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    That mod shop is to die for :)

    Love the build, will follow for sure <3

    Very impressive workmanship here...
     
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  15. Jezzafool

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    Awww, stop it. I'm gonna throw my Dremel and plexi out now cos I don't want to play any more..... :miffed::miffed::miffed: :winking:
     
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  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    See! This is what happens when you don't fill the case up with watercooling parts, kids. Next thing you know, you are hosting a Japanese custom van club. :lol:
     
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  17. Dr. Coin

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    At this point how many case can be built with the cast offs? And I am sure they still will look amazing.
     
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    Cheers Zeuligan tyvm mate. After seeing your amazing design we all have to lift our games :thumb:

    He he Cheers Jezza tyvm mate :grin:

    Cheers cheaps! you just gave me a new idea :p

    Cheers DC ty again mate :thumb: There's still a ways to go on this and with every new upgrade to this one i get ideas for 10 more :dremel: ahhh the plex pile is deep!
     
  19. Defyant Mods

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    Well it ain't a Defyant mod if it's not disco!

    I want this new cover to have some disco but wanted to keep it refined and to the side fins only with NO bleed thru on the side panels.. and thanks to Cheaps i also decided to go full Jap and add some front light !!!

    A quick test to see if i could get just one fin to light was a win.

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    Next was to do all 4

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    Not too sure about the light bleed into the floor.... but the free underglow is a bonus :D

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  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Nah, the bleed is good! :D Work them hot spots, baby! I think you just found your contrast tool. It definitely fixes the blurry rgb blob issue.
     
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