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Good idea.

:popcorn: I wish i could come up with ideas like this. I have the time and tools available but no ideas.

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Nifty idea with the old mousepad. Should help to quiet it down some more.

 

Maybe I missed it, but will you move your current build into the new case once its finished or just wait for all new gear?

 

My DFI Blood Iron is an ATX board, so it won't fit in here.

Therefore it will be new gear (apart from the PSU and Graphics card).

 

I should have the case finished around the time Bulldozer is out (or soon after), so I'll be able to make a final decision on hardware then.

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My DFI Blood Iron is an ATX board, so it won't fit in here.

Therefore it will be new gear (apart from the PSU and Graphics card).

 

I should have the case finished around the time Bulldozer is out (or soon after), so I'll be able to make a final decision on hardware then.

 

Got it, didn't think the current stuff was going in anyway. There should be plenty of AM3+ boards out in the mATX style for you to choose from and fit what you need. I'm kind of wanting to get one myself, lol.

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OK, another small update for now.

 

I went and picked up some more MDF.

I cut a panel for the bottom of the case, as well as two more for the side panels (which will need filing and sanding to get them exact).

 

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Some other things also arrived, which means I will be able to get on with the rest of the build.

 

First, some aluminium for the back panel:

 

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A switch for the power switch:

 

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Some carbon fiber vinyl, which I will be using on the side and front panels:

 

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Also, some acoustic foam for lining the interior of the case:

 

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Just have to get on with it now.

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I hope so Justin.

 

Another quick update today. It isn't exactly speeding along, but I have made a little more progress.

 

I marked off a section to cut in the aluminium panel for the rear of the case:

 

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After a good length of time with a hacksaw and a file, the motherboard tray now fits through it:

 

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Then marking of another cut for the power supply (I'll have to expand this a bit I would think):

 

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Back panel pretty much done now:

 

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Next step, cutting some holes for fans in the top and bottom panels and giving them the grey paint treatment too.

Should get that done tomorrow and maybe a bit more on the side / front panels.

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Agreed, the back panel looks very well done. I think the PSU hole will need to be a bit bigger, judging from the photos, but overall its looking real good.

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Yeah, it will almost certainly need to be expanded a bit.

 

I'm working by the rule that it is always easier to start with a hole that is too small and make it bigger.

 

Work the other way around and you can have problems :lol:

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Woah, how the hell did I miss this thread?

 

 

I just read through it all, very good job so far. :D

 

 

Can't wait to see it completed.

 

:thumbsup:

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