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Old 14-09-18, 01:17 PM
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Second coat "right side up" is done. The rad carriers are now complete.





Will give it 24 hours, then tomorrow turn it the other way and paint the top (well, it will be on the bottom when I paint it).

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Old 15-09-18, 10:27 AM
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Yesterday I started planning the front panel cover (where the drives used to be). I have two power meters (electronic, red) so will be using those to display 5v and 12v. I also have the temp gauge (red). One thing I have wanted for ages though is a clock on my PC. When I am gaming I lose track of time, and there's no way of knowing the time without either turning around 180' or putting a clock on my desk. I tried overlays, but they rely on DX11 so of course the overlays do not work with DX12. So I decided to get this.



Which will also go in the front panel. The front panel will end up resembling the panel in the car in Back To The Future, which is quite funny with this being the Time Sync. However, there is one last twist.. I gotta build it myself



But hey, no pain no gain right?

I will be finishing up the paint tonight once I get back from the skate park.
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Old 15-09-18, 10:51 AM
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Afterburner with RTSS + Hwinfo works just fine in DX12, Example, Top left corner API read out -

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Old 15-09-18, 10:54 AM
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When I tried it it wasn't working. TBH I don't even have a clock in here now at all. It broke, so I got on the ladder and took it down and haven't put one up. I don't keep my mobile phone to hand either.

I've never built a clock before either, so it's another challenge and it was cheap (£6 delivered)

It's USB powered too, so will come on when the PC is on and go off when it's off. Very cool.

Oh yeah I also took a close up of the paint with sunlight on it.



It's got like a weird pearly/gold glitter sort of thing going on. I really like it, and the texture. I did not paint the rad mesh, that is why it looks different. But yeah, I did a nice job of that. Will turn it over later and blast out the last bits
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Old 15-09-18, 01:41 PM
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Flipped it over and painted what needed painting.





One more coat tomorrow ought to end the paint stage.
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Old 16-09-18, 12:30 PM
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Painting is finished now. I did not take any pics as there was no point. I will need to let it fully cure and harden now for a few days, but in the mean time I ordered these.



They hold 200kg, so should be enough lol.
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Old 16-09-18, 02:27 PM
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today I set about sorting out the IO panel with the USB etc. I decided to ditch Estata (as I broke it) FP audio and Firewire. I have never used any of those. So I made a small blanking panel and covered it with brushed black acrylic.



Then I figured I would basically sort out the mess of cables coming from it. I have done solid, yet ugly, repairs on them twice. And it shows. So I figured I would cut out the ugly wiring, braid it black, then put it all back together.

Then I realised my entire soldering outfit was at my mother's /facepalm. It would cost me £30 to go over in a taxi and get it, or I could have it all brand new for about £40. So I ordered it (Prime)











I needed some more of these, too.

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Old 17-09-18, 12:46 PM
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The painting is now finished. I will now let it sit for about a week to fully harden up. As you can see I've had the roof out because I needed to make 100% sure that the roof motor would not foul the front rad once it was bolted in. Thankfully (I've had the roof on and rad in) it clears OK.



I contacted the company who I ordered the acrylic from today and apparently they are shipping it today. So it should arrive soon hopefully. Will do some soldering later and rewire the FP connectors.
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First panel is done and fitted. Note, I haven't taken off the protective layer and the rad is only there so I know it fits..



Goes right up to the top.

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Old 19-09-18, 07:14 AM
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Why didn't you hammerite the whole case? regardless of visibility or not, I think it would have been nicer.

Plus further down the line if you take a new approach to the case, its already blackened.
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