been pretty nutty since the last update. but here goes.
i took the crackling frame to the powder coater and he dipped and blasted the case, but he went on
and coated the frame before i could finish modding the rest for "accessories". so i got the frame
back from the powder coater and it looks fine. but i'll probably have to re-do it, 'cause i'm not done
hacking, welding or fusing, but it'll do for now. pictures to follow. setting up hosting account for photos.
the plastics of the case are not finished, but closely represent the end look. i've used some nVidia case
blades for representation and will probably be black (or white). the mesh screen for the front will span
the complete front cutout. i'm thinking possibly replacing the mesh in the front panel with a tron lumination
plate, offset enough to allow air to pass to the 360 front radiator (possible move to a 420 radiator).
i'm ok about the roof panel. not wowwie enough. i'm thinking expanding the 120 fan area to 140mm
plasti-weld the opening and expanding it to 420mm (knocking out the panel i/o). and again finishing with
a grille treatment from front to back. and possibly use the same tron illumination panel on top. dunna know,
just running off options.
frame - fill and smooth un-needed holes, mod radiator on front panel substructure, configure new res/pump
combination using alphacool DC-LT pump(s) and dual bay res (Tom's idea of four pumps - thanks TOM!),
look to machine res/pump adapter(s), locate res/pump location, fab 240 radiator uprights for side intakes (x2),
make decision if radiator in roof or fans, make decision on 360 or 420 front radiaitor selection (and stay with it!),
once decided, fab radiator/fan holding bracket. find cheaper countersunk rivots.
sheet metal - decide on side panel idea. received 500r panel (too large - good - for opening) possible tune
the size for cm690 or rob the bulge and attach to plain case side panel.
PSU - got paracord, wire, ends and pins so get crackin' playing here in the forums gets no sleeving done.
WC - secure res/pumps
front shows radiator intake and cm690 blades.
side view with 360 in front, 240 on the wing on top of XSPC res/pump. the cm690 nVidia green blades
really show out, but lotta peeps can't stand them, especially the chrome ones, so i'll black or white them
out to blend astesitics(sp) with white prime and prep for white vinyl di-noc.
top view with OE mesh and i/o (blah..) gotta secure a couple of the top panels to fuze and finish the exhaust
dunna know if i'll keep the 120x60 rad in the PSU slot??
my brain is playdoh!