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Old 01-03-2013, 12:16 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I have decided on how to finish the brushed aluminum.
Originally I had planned on leaving the aluminum with its original brushed look, but after some thought, 3 different colors/finishes just seems a bit much, so other than the chrome exhausts, orange and black will be the dominating finishes on both the interior and exterior.

I have planned a 75/25 black/orange paint job for all 3 aluminum panels (left, right and top). Specific details are not yet ready.

Metal Harley badges are fairly expensive, but I did find a source for some officially licensed badges for a very reasonable price, these badges are less then 2" wide though, but I think those are perfect size for what I will be doing with them.

Comments, suggestions are very welcome, as I have plenty of time to plan ahead.

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Some planning updates:

After much thought about the progress thus far, I am pleased with everything except the front panel.
I have decided to outfit the front panel with diamond plate only leaving the edges as that plastic.

With this change, I have purchased a new power button:

With orange led


Fronte plate will feature minimal, meaning, only 1 button, 1 drive, and of course the two intakes fan/slots.
I will use the bottom drive.

Other items arriving:

New case screws


Two 5mm LED harnesses 2-pin


Orange LED light to shine on (down the seem) etched window


Two Harley badges


And if I do decide to take use of the second drive, it would be with this Lamptron FC10
(Not purchased yet)


Questions, comments, suggestions welcome
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You could always leave the optical out and switch Windows to USB, or simply get an external.
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External sounds like a good idea, I watch way too many movies not to have one at all
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So do I, indicated by having over 2TB worth of 1080p content. I haven't had an optical drive in my PC since 2007 =)
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A couple of purchase updates while I'm still a week from home:

Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300w to start things out:


I don't think I'll be using that controller, i have poor hearing as it is, 100% is fine with me.


Next up is the CPU cooler
Kraken X60 by NZXT

This will be my first ever product bought by these guys, so I hope this cooler does a nice job


The original light I wanted to glow my etched window suddenly was in stock


And some cool looking Willie Skulls


And most importantly, I'm taking advantage of my time down south with an awesome lunch from my favorite fast food joint in the world.


I'll resume the work in about 7-10 days
(Ima truck driver)

Enjoy for now!
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Hehe, I've never had waffles with my chicken, I'll try it sometime

Airflow plans for this build after completion ( note side venting not shown )




I have came up with a temporary build to put in this rig once I finish the modding

Intel i7 3820
NZXT Kracken X60 (owned)
ASRock X79 extreme 9
EVGA 660ti FTW in twin SLI
Geil Enhance CORSA DDR3 16GB
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300w (owned)
OCZ Vertex4 SSD (boot)
Random high capacity storage drive ( not very important )
Random BR/DVD drive

The GPU's come with EVGA backplates

That I plan on painting orange
Also adding a orange pin stripe on the card cover

The motherboard seems to have some appearance modding options also

Only if I can remove what I want

The Ram isn't the best, but will be plenty fast


Plan on replacing cpu with upcoming 22nm chip
Plan on replacing GPU's with upcoming 780's if performance gains over 680's is more than 25%

See u soon
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I suggest re-thinking the airflow... You have exhaust on the back, but you also have an intake on the back, that would essentially cause the exhaust to loop back in on it thus getting to the drives... You then try to force warm air down and out... It would be much more efficient in a traditional setup unless I am missing something....
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Suck cold air in from the bottom and push it out the back to follow the path of airflow.
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Any updates on this?
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