Contents: Page 1 : Design, Motherboard tray and floor panel cutting Page 2 : Old Heatsink design(Discontinued), Front, bottom and side panel making continued Page 3 : Front panel continued,old PCI back panel(Discontinued) , initial mock up of case framework, and old PCI mounting mechanism(Discontinued) Page 4 : New PCI mounting mechanism, Motherboard tray continued, Power/Reset buttons, & Sides Pages 6 - 7 : Old heatsink(Discontinued) Pages 8 - 9 : Angle Barb block Page 10 : New PCI back panel design & Panel sanding Page 11 : Braising case framework together & Angle barb lighting Page 12 : Angle barb continued, case sides fixed in place Page 13 : Case sides continued, case sanding, priming, and painting Page 14 : Frame Support blocks - CD/DVD drive bays Pages 15 - 16 : Hinge block, Wax casting(Discontinued) Pages 19 - 22 : Creating wood molds for aluminium sandcasting Pages 23 - 26 : Aluminium sand casting Page 27 - 28 : Cutting casted panels Page 29 : New case paint & New heatsink Page 30 : Heatsink milling Page 31 : Heatsink acrylic back plate Page 32 : Heatsink angle barbs & heatsink temps Page 33 : Casted panel LED's Page 34 : Heatsink LED's, angle barb block with fasteners, top panel acrylic strip Page 35 : CD/DVD drive bay and more support blocks Page 36 : Top panel LED's continued, frame supports, front cast panel continued, homemade DC crossflow fan Page 37 : New heatsink cover design, and crossflow fan continued Page 38 : Inside curved panel + LED lighting, front cast panel continued (Milling the shape and adding hinges) Page 39 : Hinges continued, milling LED strip for front panel and front panel wiring, fan continued, New milling machine Page 40 : Acrylic light strip for front panel casting, fan completed Page 41 : 5mm aluminium polished strips, top panel mesh added Page 42 : Second acrylic light strip for front panel casting & the wiring, Front panel and top panel casting mesh continued Page 43 : Casted panels eye candy Page 44 : Foam for both top and front panel castings Page 45 : Front panel casting back cover plate & more eye candy Page 46 : Both top and front casted panel sat in their place, inside light strip[/QUOTE] Page 47 : Wiring, top and front casted panels fitted in place Pages 48 - 49 : Side panel magnet strips, and the making of the side panels Page 49 : Casting rubber HDD cage, and UV leds Page 50 : Air filter milling, angle barbs, HDD and CD/DVD cover panels, window engraving & fitting, Motherboard I/O header hidden connector blocks Page 51 : Even more wiring & manual milling of Motherboard waterblock Page 52 : Motherboard waterblock continued Page 53 : PSU wiring and waterblock continued Pages 54 -55 : Custom built coolant pump. Page 55 : 24pin connector wiring Page 55 - 60 : Pump Continued Page 60 - 61 : Sata data connectors Page 61: Sata data connectors, SSD adaptor, painting Page 62: Anodised rad and pump parts, rad cover Page 63: More custom barbs and final parts of fan assembly Page 64: Double barb block complete, & PSU cover panel Page 67 - 71: Final stages of the project, + eye candy Page 71:Radiator cover panel (penultimate update) Page 71:Project Completion Page 76:Mini mod (Spindicator) The Blue Horizon project is now finished (If you would like to see all the final pics please visit page 71). Feel free to browse through the log or skip through for a brief summary of the build and finished high res pictures on page 71, hope you enjoy the read . The beginning: Hi everyone I've finally got round to building my second scratch build after my Silent Fiberglass PC: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=164675&viewmode=author Here are my designs from Googlesketchup, to give you all a general idea of what I'm making. Front View - the black part is Hex Mesh and the blue strip is going to have SMD leds placed behind it to make the strip glow: The blue strip will also have the light fading accross from top to bottom. Window View - The blue shapes at the top will be lit from behind, the curved peice on the right of the Sata sockets on the motherboard is for the sata cable: Opposite Side view - including side panel mounted heat sink: Back view: Top view: Door panel open: Close view of HDD's with dust filter - air will flow through the hole in the door panel shown on the right: HDD's - the black apart above the HDD's is rubber, and the cover panel shown on the right will be attached with velcro: Coolant Pump: Inside with window removed: In and out coolant tube and block: Coolant block: Exploded View: Exploded View 2: Exploded View 3: All the panels will be made from aluminium using various techniques like sand casting and Tig welding. The black heat sink blocks are hollow to allow the coolant to flow through and provide complete heat distribution. All the wires will be hidden behind the motherboard mounting plate so they arent visible as they travel around the case. The only fan that is going to be used will be the one in the PSU, and the mesh is just for show and will not allow air through. This is to force air to be drawn throught the HDD's and out the back of the PSU. I haven't decided on a name for it yet either, if anyone has any suggestions? This build is not part of my coursework like my last mod so I am going to spend longer on getting this build perfect.