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Old 27-07-14, 08:32 PM
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Xigmatek Nebula transformation

Spelled the Title wrong... bingo

Bought this one just to check it out for a review, but i got stuck with it, really like the form and size of it and plenty of space on the insides.

First up, some pics of the case.





My idea isnt clear yet, so no project name, i´ll roll as i go with this one.

Started out with hiding the fugly LED corner with some matte black vinyl.
Sorry, cellphone pic. Will replace it later



And painted the bottom gray part, to fit my other color schemes i have on stuff.
Sorry, cellphone pic, will replace it later.



Started to rip it apart, and was thinking.
How about flipping the mobo standing, and turn the PSU horizontal to get more space for other stuff in the bottom and radiator to the left.

hmm, whyyyy cant i just paint a small detail and be done with it





Back plate cut away, i left some of the frame still there to have something to add the acrylic to. Noone will see the back side anyways.
Will probably just add some bond/putty to the edges and wrap it in matte black vinyl

Its going gooooood right now, my earlier idea by standing the motherboard up vertically is what i will do now
Not sure if standing or having the PSU horizontal right now, i´m thinking about using a SFX psu, as i´m not going to use a extra GPU.
But at the same time, it would be cool to buy a smaller GPU just to make it a powerful little devil

Well, all these ideas...


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Old 27-07-14, 08:42 PM
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Sweet, I like where this is going we need moar!!
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Old 27-07-14, 09:33 PM
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I had one of these for a while, here's what I did with mine.
http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=64848
Interested to see what you do with it
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Old 28-07-14, 03:21 PM
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Expectations are high - as with all your builds.
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Old 31-07-14, 12:26 PM
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Backplate cut, some minor sanding to do and other ventilation holes.

But this is the layout, so far

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Old 01-08-14, 04:30 PM
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is there anything this man won't do to a case?
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Woah! You have cut quite a lot away from that!

Can't wait to see the final product
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Old 01-08-14, 05:03 PM
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A little teaser, of a very early mockup.

I created a 25mm (1 inch) space behind the motherboard to hide some electronics, cables and stuff.
Radiator will have 2x120mm fans, one in the back and probably a 200mm in the roof (not visible). Still thinking about flow-directions of air.

Be patient, better pics comes when i have more progress to show

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i want one of these cases so i can turn one into a tadis pc.
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i want one of these cases so i can turn one into a tadis pc.
omg! Please do!!
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