The project is currently at a standstill until I order the wc gear. So I decided to get some of the simple jobs out of the way, starting with the DVD RW. as it has a black bezel, it would stand out like the pope in a knocking shop in the case. So I was going to paint it gloss white so it would match the overall theme. I stripped the bezel off and got it all ready to spray, but I have run out of paint, so I am gonna have a trip to our local car parts shop later and stock up. Here's what's being painted:
I will post the pic when I get the painting finished.
I am going to be braiding all the cables that need doing in black and will be starting that soon too. I wanted to do white braiding, but with the modular PSU leads, it would look daft imo. Here's a pic of the psu cables, they wouldn't be any good for braiding as they are flat ribbon type cables.:
I want to get as many little jobs as I can done before the wc gear is here. Then I can crack on with planning out the loops.
I have decided on which fan controller to use for the build, and it will be the Sunbeam Rheostat.
It looks OK, but I will be spraying the bezel and dials gloss white, so it also keeps inline with the colour scheme. I like this controller because it has 4 channels, capable of handling 20w per channel. So I should be fine to run all the fans (9x 120mm) off the one controller. The LED's are supposed to be blindingly bright, so I will be fixing that too.