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    Hi all, to anyone that may be interested?

    I've started a new project to make my own case for the gear i recently purchased and here's a few pics to show anyone hows it coming along already.

    The protective plastic is still on the perspex and im yet to mount the mobo and other parts but these pics~[crappy mob phone] will give you an idea of where i'm going with it, will update as it evolves. Thanks for the inspiration !

    Regs from me.:toast:

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    Little update- the radiator unit just came in the mail hehe [these antecs are great coolers too], its all happening now lol!
    I think i will spray the wood black with spray paint to match the components, and may get some red colored perspex to add too. Using brass screws that will be countersunk to remain flush etc, hopefully have it almost finished by the weekend or close.

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    I cut out one side today and did a bit more work, starting to take shape. Also mounted the motherboard onto one side with the brass mounts, this is a lot of work i tell ya, its from scratch im building it, the whole freaking lot!!.
    Its going to be a funky machine when im finished, oh well, if case makeing companies wont delve into creating cases with a bit more "panash"~[most are dead arse boring in my op], then stuff it, il make one myself!~lol.

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    Looks like a project :twitch:
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    Thanx man, good fun making stuff and designing it, have to fit everything in and really think about the layout materials etc, i got a feeling it will turn out quite good, looks interesting so far as you can see all your components and im hoping its fairly silent too.
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    [​IMG]

    Just installed the antec h20~620 rad unit, and its now idling @ 13-15 c , man thats very cool, not ocling much until its run in for a while, sitting at 4.2 atm, give it a hiding to see whats it made of later on today.

    Heres an update on how the case is coming along, i peeled off the protective plastic to see what it looks like, and its looking pretty interesting so far, cant wait to finish it but have got a bit more work to do yet. You cant beat hand made, designed this in my head, didnt even draw it out , its a prototype , might make more if it works out.:)
    Would have preferred to use colored anodised aluminium tubes on the corners, might look into that one day.

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    Im really stoked with the way this is turning out so far, i just undercoated the wooden struts in readiness to coat in black enamel and am about to drill the corners shortly too. Here are the switches im using and usb/audio ports too.
    Ahwell, i got this thread all to myself it seems lol. :laugh: :nutkick: At least its fairly original in concept. I got a notion to make and sell this if it works.;)

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    thanx das, didnt know there was one.
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    you get it from the techpower up with the down arrow on the top left corner. next to the userCP link
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    One side mounted, the pillars sprayed black[​IMG], still a fair bit of work to do.

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    That will look awesome once you paint/coat that CD drive with black or something, will look amazing!

    Great work so far :D
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    Why thankyou, i have big plans, but it's heaps of work lol, more than i thought!! Still got to cut outs for switches and mount hdrives etc, and yes, absolutely going to spray that fugly dvd drive black lol.
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    I upgraded the motherboard today for this build, with a nice solid replacement. It looks like a quality bit of kit and well made when you look in close, well that's what i'm getting from it, others opinions may vary, another asus too, post pics later when i can,
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    Looking awesome it's coming along nicely.:toast:
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    Thanks a lot actually, it means something coming from you guys if you dont mind me saying, i really jumped off the deep end taking this on, hehe, but, great learning curve and hopefully it bodes well for more ideas and builds. I got a notion to put a few led,s in it hopefully without over doing it, trying not to end up "gaudy' you know what i mean? hehehe, There just isnt that many "sophisticated" aesthetic on the market when it comes to cases,[thats my subjective op of course].Id love to be able to fill that hole in the market one day, use my sculpting skills why not?

    I had to keep in mind easy access to all parts[4 screws and the lids off with complete access etc]] and how the cables r routed, air flow, really good shit to think about, next time il draw it up first, but its working out so far, it's killer fun seeing something go from your minds eye into physical reality!!! Cant beat that creative rush!!

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    This thing is going in shortly, hope it works.
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    Yep. it works well, there's the chip greased.

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    That's how i do the tim, neat and even! Well close enough.
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    Voila!! Good to go.
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    Success~:twitch::rockout::pimp::roll:;)
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    Most manufacturers of thermal compound recommend that you do not spread the compound out, but apply it in a line or ball over the core and let the heatsink flatten and spread out the TIM to prevent air bubbles from forming between the heatsink and processor. Air is a poor conductor.
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    I know T, but i get good results this way every time!.
    The software that came with this asus board is really good. A tweakers paradise lol.:laugh:

    Just updated the bios 6 times in a row lol with no probs, yeh yeh everyone says dont update the bios, its the first thing i do with new gear. :laugh:
    Love this mobo!!! the sound is excellent and the intel nic kicks arse.
    Asus have done a great job. its a little beauty! Im very lucky, never had nice gear like this before. :eek::)
    Stable and cool. oh wow, its just lovely kit.
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    Awesome motherboard. Every once and a while I get the urge to build a micro atx PC, the Asus ROG motherboard would definitely be my choice for gaming and solid overclocking to :)
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    Do it Huddo, build one, this mobo is just brilliant.
    mate its grouse!! I dont need a full size mobo for my computing needs really[but id have one tho if had $$$ hehe]cheers frm me.
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    Do it Huddo, build one, this mobo is just brilliant.
    mate its grouse!! I dont need a full size mobo for my computing needs really[but id have one tho if had $$$ hehe]cheers frm me.
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    spreading out tim properly helps a lot. I get awesome results too.
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    Yep das, otherwise you get dry spots and thats no good either.
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    I have always spread out my thermal paste to and has always worked the best for me too but also when you do the spreading method it a good idea to give the heatsink/waterblock a good little twist back and forth not too much just a little that gets rid of any possible air bubbles
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