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#13 whitefiretiger

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:57 PM

Looking good

Thanks.
I think it's coming out well so far.
Modding the front plastic is where things may get tricky

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#14 whitefiretiger

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 08:00 AM

It's been raining so finishing paint is on hold but I went ahead and put the side on so I could mark where the cage is and cut out the plexi for the window and if you saw my other thread asking about etched edge lighted window I did end up etching the window and will be getting red LED light strip to light it from the bottom edge.

I guess you could say I'm putting heart into this mod/build.7912edf530ea6d6342e99d928c89d1c6.jpg4d2ef3dcf2e5c673b42e89f84b03f321.jpg8b008549349dc8fd30782418b3f3ee04.jpg

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#15 bishop245

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:21 PM

nice  heart design looks cool to me



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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:31 PM

nice heart design looks cool to me

Thanks, my girl is a RN so it is a fun design.

Ordered red led strip earlier to light it.

Decided that since the R9-280X and GTX770 performance is almost dead even but the 280x has 1gb more ram and eats more power it's going to stay in my pc and the 770 goes into this so I can stick to a 600W PSU to keep cost down.
Hoping to get some time and decent weather coming up so I can finish painting and start assembling and figuring out the front panel.
I picked up a front usb/audio/sd card reader from a newer vastro/inspiron that I'm thinking about using in this mod.
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 01:41 PM

Started putting components in and starting to get wiring figured out.
Got the side painted and glued the window to it (will take about 3 days for this glue to cure but it will hold it without fail)
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 07:25 PM

I am very bad at wiring lol yours blows mine away hands down



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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:34 AM

I am very bad at wiring lol yours blows mine away hands down

Thanks.
I get a bit crazy about wires lol.
Heres a couple I've done.
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 02:37 PM

Got the SSD and hdd mounted.
What I did was cut some clear tube and bought new screws that much longer than normal ones, put the screws threw from the back and put the tube on them then held the drives up 1 at a time and screwed them down leaving enough room for air to go under them and give me room to plug in the power cables.
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I had to carefully trim the back edge of the window because I forgot to before gluing it to the side as it was keeping the side from setting low enough to hook in before sliding forward.
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:54 PM

Got told it looked like I took pics with a potato and was asked for better pics of the window so figure I'd put them here too.409401a99ad78b1f38b3677c255d6d7c.jpg606e93bdf46dbb6a07e47b30d7b1be36.jpgfd43fd9e16edf50b1001646c82074505.jpg186f94f3814c232d9e20b8ffcf448150.jpg16cada55d61bf9b1aaeeb22591c88510.jpg

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 10:21 PM

This is an amazing looking mod love that the heart is right over the cpu or at least it seems to be to my blind self



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 10:24 PM

Thanks bishop I'm glad people are liking it being my first full mod it's a bit of a challenge for me and I'm racking my brain over how to do the front bezel.
Yes the heart is mostly over the CPU cooler and I didn't even plan it that way to start; cant wait for the led strip so I can light it up

This is an amazing looking mod love that the heart is right over the cpu or at least it seems to be to my blind self


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 10:37 PM

I wish i had the time to do some modding but right now I cant as I dont have the time lol