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    Modding the World, One Case at a Time Boddaker's Avatar
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    And now, the acrylic portion of the front trident:

    I traced the shape onto a piece of blue transparent acrylic.


    Used my scroll saw to cut it out. As you can see, I cut a rectangular hole for the IO module to fit through.
    No need to cut individual holes.


    Then it was time to do the bends. I found this piece of acrylic tube to be the right diameter. Had to be careful
    though not to melt it while heating up the trident piece lol!


    Bent. I did distort the tube a bit, but it wasn't enough to worry about.


    I bent a little bit more than I needed to, just to make sure I had a nice curve. I marked the aluminum
    trident where it meets the case.


    Then transferred that mark to the acrylic and cut off the excess.


    I sanded it down to a nice sharp edge...


    ...so it will fit snugly in between the case and the outer piece.


    It still needs a bit of cleanup and polish around the outside, but it's pretty much there.

    Next up: running the IO cabling through the mesh, and covering the backside of the power button.
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    cooleo..
    looking good as always bod..
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    lookin nice

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    Nice plexi work Bod. I am thinking you should keep the case silver lol, looks awesome with the blue accents.

    P.S - Hey Bod, I found some RAM for this Rig. G.Skill Trident:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/90470/G.S...mory_Kits.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by The boy 4rm oz View Post
    Nice plexi work Bod. I am thinking you should keep the case silver lol, looks awesome with the blue accents.

    P.S - Hey Bod, I found some RAM for this Rig. G.Skill Trident:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/90470/G.S...mory_Kits.html
    Hehe The one thing on this mod that doesn't follow the "3" them is the dual channel memory lol. Rather than going out and buying a new motherboard and an i7 cpu, I opted to stick with my trusty eVGA 790i board. The Crucial Ballistix I have is DDR3, so that still qualifies! That G-Skill memory looks pretty cool tho.
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    im not gunna see this for 2 weekss

    hope you will have some surprises for me when i come back
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    Hey everyone, hope you all had a great Easter weekend. Mine was excellent, the kids had a blast searching for eggs in the yard.

    But because of that, I don't have too much to show, progress-wise, but it's progress none-the-less!
    So we left off last time fitting the acrylic piece behind the aluminum Trident up front. Well I got the IO
    port module to fit, but had to make some "adjustments" to it first lol.

    I marked the area to be removed. Too bad it goes right through where I de-badgified the case lol.
    Oh well, it was going to be covered up by the front Trident anyways.


    And cut.


    I also removed the old IO port openings. This will get addressed a bit later.


    Here's what I had to do to the module. There was a clearance issue with it and the front radiator fan, so I had to
    get the cables to lay over to one side. To do this I removed the exterior molding and some of the surrounding glue/wax stuff.


    Here's what it looks like from the bask side. The cables will be sleeved and organized better for final assembly.


    In order to secure the top of the Trident to the case, I fabbed up a small mounting bracket that takes
    advantage of how the power button is secured. This way I avoid having any unsightly fasteners on the front face.


    The bracket is attached to the case with one screw from behind.


    Here's a side view..


    Done, with the exception of one thing... lighting! That will be next on the list.
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    lookin good

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    Looks nice!


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    wow nice update mate... been away for 2 weeks... wondering how this was going
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