Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Meelobee, 27 Dec 2012.
Man, i love sleeving
Very good idea for the atx cable. That's a genius's mind at work if I've ever seen it!
Furball: You're welcome to come over and sleeve the cables
Siliconfanatic: Thank you sir
Made a cover for the PSU/Pump bay
Made a window in it, the rectangular hole on the left is for the latch of the sidepanel. I'll glue a piece of rubber behind it, so the hole is covered when the sidepanel is removed.
Did a quick and dirty manual polish on the bar in the midplate, it still needs a good finish
Tried brushing the midplate, looks ok-ish, but I need the lines to be more straight if I want to keep it blank like this. Otherwise it will be painted white...
Late to the party, I know, but damn this mod looks really good. Subbed.
Think I see a back plate in that graphics card's future I like the finish on the midplate I think it'll be easier to decide if it needs paint when some of the surfaces around it have their final look, you have some pretty creative solutions to problems you encounter, lovely work
Don't you just hate it when the first person to post sums up your thoughts exactly? And a new techie no less! have some rep, the both of you!
In this build I wanted to use hard tubing, and what do you need for that?! Fittings...loads of fittings!
Bitspower Matt Black fittings come with a bright green O-ring, I swapped them with black O-rings
Then I cut 4 holes in the midplate
And installed the fittings and tubing
The sides of the radholder were polished (see 2 pics above) and the plastic pieces from the sidepanels and front got their first coat of primer
Looks beautiful-those clear tubings are perfect for your build.
Looking awesome Meelobee. Great work.
This looks amazing!
I'm glad I subbed this the other day.
Thanks Pranja, I'm very happy with the looks too
Thanks YEHBABY, glad you're aboard
Wow man!! Looks really good!!
Been a while since the last update, haven't had much modding time in the last weeks, only the last few days I found some time to work on this build. I did however have time to clear out my basement (which was filled with junk that we needed to throw out.) After cleaning the basement, I claimed it and made it my man/modcave:
I also got a simple beltsander, this baby is gonna save me alot of manual filing.
After doubting what to do with the front. I really wanted to brush it, but after about 15 tries I still couldn't get all the brush lines equal/straight. Knowing I would keep noticing the wonky lines I decided to paint it.
First I've painted the bars of the front with primer
Candy Red / Metallic Red. For the accents; The plastic parts of the front and the plastic on the sidepanels
Right sidepanel, the alu panel will be painted white, like the front.
Good work meelobee. So jealous of you man cave! I'm a little disappointed you had to paint the front. A bit late now, but could you not have rigged up a brushing device to help? U shaped wooden piece that you can put the scothbrite pad under and guide along the sides to ensure it's straight.
Thanks crapman, I tried it with a guide, but I just didn't get a decent finish with it. The lines weren't all straight and the edges just didn't look right (To avoid this the bars should have been brushed first and then cut, which is a bit late now.. ) That said, I think it's going to look cool painted too
Had some time to continue sanding, priming and painting. Most of the parts are sanded to p600, p1000 and finally p1500 and received a layer of primer. Some of the smaller parts are done, the bigger parts are ready for paint.
Dual 120mm Fan holder for the front rad
24-Pin ATX cable cover
Front, back and bottompanel in primer and sanded to p1500
Great looking project! Perfect job on the paint, too!
Wow this is really looking fantastic! Been following for a while now, that paint has a really wonderful finish. Looks like this is going to be supremely clean on the inside too
2013 should be known as the year of the acrylic tube, it's really taken off, which is fine by me as it looks amazing.
This weekend I finished painting most of the parts, here's a small teaser, I'll add all the pics tonight:
So 'I'll post more tonight' became 'I'll post a few days later'.. Anyway, after hours of sanding and painting most parts are done. The paintwork is not perfect and unfortunately there already are a few scratches, (Don't ask, lets just say I didn't really like the cat at the time I noticed.)
The sidepanel is in primer only, that's why there still are dark spots on it. Final paint will be done this weekend
On the 3 pics above the sidepanel thumbscrews aren't installed, when they are the gap between the panel and front isn't there. Same for the pic below, once the screws are all tightened the gap between the front and top will be gone
Painted the CPU bracket, heatsinks and I/O panel red
Aaaand... I got a new sponsor! drumrollls.......
Plextor were kind enough to provide me a M5S 128Gb SSD for this build!
Thanks alot Plextor, especially Tiffany and Maarten!
Using spraycans to paint heatsinks doesn't really work well. The fins on the heatsink are too high/deep and paint hardly gets in between them, the pressure on the spraycan doens't really help. From up close it's noticable, from 'normal distance' the heatsinks look ok. (Would this happen with an airbrush too?)
Backside of the mobo tray
And placed the first ledstrip on the top of the case
Awesome work dude. I really like the white and red, I was planning that as my next color combo. The flipped motherboard is awesome and original. Keep it up!
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