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Case Mod - In Progress Neptune's Trident: Wallpapers

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Boddaker, 31 Dec 2008.

  1. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Yep! That's the one. :thumb:
     
  2. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    looking way better!
     
  3. Spyrious

    Spyrious Modding all the Time

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    Beautiful.I think whatever changes you make you just make the excellent better.I'm amazed by the water tank.
     
  4. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Perfect, just perfect. It does fit so much better. :thumb:
     
  5. Jozo

    Jozo This is bit-tech

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    Fits perfect and is in pair with the window. :thumb:
     
  6. dark4181

    dark4181 Ero-sennin-tebayo

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    Looks great!
     
  7. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Thanks all. :) It finally "feels" right. We're super close now! Now I'm toying with turning the trident around so the three prongs point up towards the reservoirs. The bottom would still wrap under the case, and it would match the way I cut the mesh boxes. I'm just not sure how well it would cover the fan area then.
     
  8. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    It is nicer this way. Sometimes simpler is better. Good looking.

    john
     
  9. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Sweet work as always Bod, your designs and execution are very good.
     
  10. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Got some actual work done on the front! :D Was so anxious to start working on it, I neglected to take
    pics of the cutting. But that's just basic stuff anyways... measure, mark, measure, cut.

    After cutting and filing the edges, I proceeded to bend the bottom tips of the trident. Looking around the garage
    for a suitable object to bend around, I spotted the post of my drill press, and saw how easy it was to dismantle lol.
    Moments later, I had it in the vise and beating the trident into submission.
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    The result. The surface is a bit weathered, but it's nothing a good sanding won't cure. I'm just focusing on the
    smooth curve for now.
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    Positioning it onto the case it looks to be about right. This will give me about a 1/2" space between
    the trident and the mesh.
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    So I marked some holes and drilled them out.
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    Screwed it right into the mesh.
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    I removed it again and cut the top off level with the bottom of the drive bays, then drilled a 3/4" hole
    for the power button. After a good sanding and clean-up, it looks like this:
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    I will be adding a piece of blue transparent acrylic behind the trident as well as a short tube to cover the
    back side of the switch. Also have to drill some small holes to accommodate the pwr and hd leds.

    More to come!
     
  11. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Oh my. that looks flippin' wonderful! :jawdrop:
     
  12. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    Looking good so far!
     
  13. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Looks like a bought one! :thumb:
     
  14. Odin Eidolon

    Odin Eidolon What's a Dremel?

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  15. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Front trident really is a work of art.
     
  16. B4TM4N

    B4TM4N Ninja

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    Holy crap
    Now this is a great mod!
    Maybe you could paint it satin black and murdermod sleave the wires or something?
    Either way i cant wait for this mod to finish!!!
    but dont rush, keep it perfect!
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    If you look back a few pages you will find that it's going to be painted blue ;).
     
  18. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Oh, that looks great Brian. You definitely made the right decision to change things up front.
     
  19. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Thanks everyone! It's going to look a lot better trust me! :D

    Work continues on the front piece...

    Marked out the location of the front IO ports.
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    I started by drilling out the center of the holes,
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    Then went in with the rotary tool to trim out towards the lines.
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    Finished up with a bit of filing and sanding. Once that was done, I made the mounting holes and screwed in
    the port module for a test fit.
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    Next up is the acrylic counterpart. Stay tuned! :)
     
  20. Spyrious

    Spyrious Modding all the Time

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    Beautiful.
     

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