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  1. l3p

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    Been busy lately with cleaning up and refreshing the original 'L3p D3sk'. (Yes it's still alive!)

    Since Cross is completely tested .. well .. I have an empty prototype here.

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    So I thought .. why not create my own ultimate gaming and overclocking dream.
    This time with a fully acrylic pipe loop, Bitspower fittings and .. off course in UV green.
    Also moved the desk to my 'modcave'.

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    Will use a lot of components from previous projects and ... ALL fittings I have here + some extra.
    Going to do what I love to do .. just fool around with UV and play with the loop :)

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    There will be some surprises in this build ;)

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    The outcome may differ from the renders.
    Also please don't post pictures from my facebook here, it might be ahead sometimes from the buildlogs :)

    Hardware:

    Cross by Red Harbinger (early prototype)
    DimasTech® Bench Table Hard
    Intel i7 4770K²
    Asus Maximus Formula VI²
    Asus GTX690²
    Asus GTX680
    Asus 23? MX239H³
    Corsair Dominator GT 16GB Quad 2133Mhz²
    Corsair Neutron 240GB²
    Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB²
    Corsair Gaming Audio SP2500
    Cooler Master V Series V1000²
    Razer DeathStalker Ultimate - Ouroboros - Orbweaver - Tiamat - Vespula - Orochi

    Laing D5 x4
    TFC Admiral 360³
    Gelid Wing 12 UV Green x16
    Lamptron CW611²
    Mayhems 10 Ltr Ultra Pure H2O
    Mayhems UV Laser Green Dye
    Bitspower Black Sparkle Fittings
    Bitspower Crystal Links
    Bitspower Clear Plexi Blocks
    UV Green acrylic 2m²

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  2. l3p

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    I already got the question a few times "Already have an update?" and "When will it be finished?"
    No idea, I'm not competing in casemod competitions. (Wouldn't be fair with all the sponsoring imo) and
    I do this as a hobby next to 2 jobs and a family.
    So I'll be looking for a spot to do something constantly as the other 3 'things' are more important.
    And also the question "Why so many sponsors?"
    No idea, they just want to help on this project. Would you say no? :)
    It's certainly no full sponsored build by the way, had to save up for it bigtime.
    Anyway .. I'm happy, they're happy .. hopefully you too :)
    Preparing this build started very slowly even before the Parvum build.
    So testing and choosing certain products.


    Different kinds of UV green acrylic.

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    And off course some tests with Mayhems coolant/dyes.

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    The fans, Gelid Wing 12 UV Green

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    and some UV lights added.

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    One of the best packages I ever got.

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    But more about that an other time :)

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    It's about the different Radguards I'm going to use now.

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    Will be using the acrylic version behind the aluminum to create an illuminated edge.

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    Works great with the UV leds on it :)

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    Meanwhile playing around with a DSLR from a colleague.
    Finally after 3 years got myself a Canon 600D!

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    Best looking radiators I had in my hands till now.
    Thanks Martin!

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    The Cooler Master V1000's, Lamptron CW611's and the ssd's from previous projects.

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    Got one of these in my own pc now too. JonnyGuru approved :)

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    2 controllers for 2 separate pc's.

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    So .. lets play with the rads, fans and UV leds.

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    The effect I want to have. Still need to get a lot more UV/blue ledstrips.

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    Stickers gone.

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    24 x M4 hex bolts later. (For just one rad)

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    I have hidden one small UV ledstrip inside the Radiator.

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    Still in doubt if I'm also going to use a ledstrip all around the desk aiming downwards.
    Will do good to the rest of the UV active material.

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    The 'double' Radguards.

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    The ones in the back will need to be modified because there are no 480 acrylic radguards.

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    Lovely to work like this :p

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    Till the next update!
    Oh .. a reply would be highly appreciated :)
     
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  3. Honeybadger New Member

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    Man I love that setup so far! I love all the green. Im currently hoping to build my own system with the green color like that. I dont know anything about water cooling but Im going to give it a try soon. Great work on that beauty!
     
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  4. l3p

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    Here another small update including some products which I will have to show in front off course.


    Playing around with different acrylic ideas and samples.

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    And ... the Bitspower package.

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    Vincent .. you're awesome!

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    For the full unpacking please click below.

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    Here the package from ASUS Benelux

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    And some products from previous projects.

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    Total picture.

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    Thanks Sven/TL!

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    Best looking mainboard I've ever seen.

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    First package arrived from Highflow.nl

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    Lovely thing to do in the sun.

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    Sometimes you'll even have to sacrifice your 30 minute break at work :)
    Nice tools that I don't have at home.

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    Lovely day and place to work :)

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    And a lovely day of blocking.

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    Don't want to see any more heatpads :)

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    I just love clear acrylic.

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    First test with the acrylic.

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    Thinking of adding a layer of black vinyl or removing the rubbertape on the desk and re-attach it on the acrylic.

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    And the second package from Highflow.nl.
    Thanks Red Harbinger & Freddy!

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    Made them shine a little more. (They were fully frosted)

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    Another night of mounting.

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    Love it!

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    Hands down the best project I've seen to date. Absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
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    can only say one word

    :clap::clap: WOW :clap::clap:
     
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    I remember your original desk mod build log ... and it's still one of the best :toast: it's great to see it evolve :D Subbed.
     
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    Awesome! :toast:
     
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    Subed A GREAT build in the making
     
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  11. Honeybadger New Member

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    Great updates! The desk is gonna be awesome. I love what you are doing and I wish I could do things like you are doing. I just love the UV green. I hope to one day know as much as you about building and modding. Im hoping my build will look as good as yours does so far. Im planning on doing my first water cooling project but I have no experience with it. Also Im planning on using a white case instead of black. Do you think that will look good?
     
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  12. l3p

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    Thanks so much guys!
    Really appreciate a reply here :D

    Will try to do an update every week :)

    First a package from Dimastech

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    Including some small accessories.

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    Made these pics a while ago but it's a lovely thing for quick tests and setups!

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    Also came in contact with Andrzej from DXRacer.net.
    We both agreed it would be nice to cooperate on this project :)

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    Very important.

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    A very sturdy laptop arm to attach to the chair..

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    Something I have other plans for :)

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    Back to the chair.

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    Almost there.

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    I was so curious .. I just had to try it out.

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    And .. it works :)

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    'Throne Of Games'

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    But something I was much more curious for.
    Had to get my crowbar for that.

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    So happy here :)

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    So lets drill.

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    And mount it on my Saturday evening.

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    Soo so happy :D

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    And take some time to chill from the other mod-chair :)

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    And an other small update.

    More playing around with dye.

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    Also received some more purple(UV) and blue SMD LEDstrips.
    Most important are the long ones that will go all around inside the desk.


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    Thanks Clenn!
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    And more playing around with the future setup.

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    Also planned a day with Sander (Asphiax) from ModWithMe for something really awesome.

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    a 'Shroudres'!

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    Because this is a prototype with some 'minor design mistakes' (Not Sanders's fault) we made a nice day of it to get it working inside this desk.

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    The fans do need a little adjustment :)

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    Klik op onderstaande foto voor meer info:

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    And some more tests needed for the future :)

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    One of those is a comparison of the TFC Admiral 360.
    There was some confusion about the performance of it.

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    So for the interested...

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    And here something we've been working on on the background for a while with Red Harbinger.
    A stainless steel reservoir cover.

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    I also wanted to use this idea in my own project.

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    That's how I got in contact with TFC.
    They have the ability to laser round stainless steel pipe.
    This is the design we came on.

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    So a few weeks later the first prototype.

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    Off course still needs some work.

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    And a teaser from the Red Harbinger cover ;)

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  16. l3p

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    It has been a while since the last update.
    After 3 years I was finally able to meet the Red Harbinger team.
    So .. a trip to Texas and after that off to Blizzcon - California.

    For who wants to see some photos and video, click the picture below :)

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    When I got home this was waiting for me.

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    Thanks Corsair!
    These will find their place in this project together with the ssd's from previous projects :)

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    Shakmods already offered me a few times to do custom cables for projects.

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    Well this is the perfect project for it, so a few weeks later.

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    Need quite long and thick extensions for the benchtable.

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    I think they're awesome!

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    Thanks Shakmods!
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    And further on planning with the benchtable.
    Also wanted to do something with the ssd's again. Maybe I'll completely remove the housing..

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    First saw some acrylic.

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    And attach the benchtable to the arm.

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    Still able to disconnect the benchtable easily.

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    And adjusting the acrylic some more.

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    Shouldn't be using the jigsaw after 20:00
    Wakes a certain person that wants to help but who I have to disappoint :)

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    So in all silence ..

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    And an idea for the ssd's.

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    ModWithMe who's willing to help with a first setup with his new laser.

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    On to the next update!

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    And a small update for the weekend.

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    Little check how the cables would look like.

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    And bad news :/
    I won't be able to use the prototype ShroudRes, at this point it's just to much of a risk, hours and adjustments to get it working right. Will be using a ShroudRes in a next project though.
    But .. found a way to have more cooling and in the same style as the other rads.

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    Because the mainboard is on the left side of the desk I don't have the space for an extra Admiral + fans.
    So came up with something else :)

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    A 45mm radiator + fans in an Admiral housing :)

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    Also the acrylic SSD covers arrived from ModWithMe.

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    Removed the laser dust as good as possible.

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    After messing around for an hour with different pipes, spacers and nuts in different sizes I found something else. Rubber fan mounts from TFC.

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    I love Friday evenings.

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    Slide em in.

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    Works perfectly with the rubber corners :)

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    And some UV light from different corners.

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    Thanks ModWithMe!

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    Somehow I like them a lot in daylight.
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    nice work L3P and awesome build, what are you going to do with this "beast" of a monster you are building? ^^
     
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    I hope to play some games on it, bench some and just have fun :)
     
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    sounds like fun, i hope u will have an awesome time, not only gaming but building it aswell bcs this here is awesome all the way :rockout:
     
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    Thx for sharing this very cool and very expensive project. Way way beyond normal mods, this is worthy to be shown at Razer's HQ.
     
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    as always Top Notch work :respect:
    I really like the idea of the rez/rad bezel you're working on , slick idea. even the shroud on the cylinder rez is a great idea :toast:
    The SSD mod you did is truly ingenious , never in my life have I thought of modding an SSD, the laser engraving is very nice touch
     
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    Thanks a lot guys! :lovetpu:


    I wouldn't mind at all if Corsair offered SSD's like these ;)

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    Here an update of a little side project already running for 9 months :)
    It's a pretty long story with a lot of photos but will try to keep it short.

    For this project I wanted something else then the standard fangrills.
    Did see the MNPC Overkill guards a few time, but when you need 2x 360 and 2x 480, that's like $600.

    So .. Scott Bruins (Red Harbinger designer) and I decided to have some fun.
    This is what he came up with (Scott's awesome! :) )

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    This is what came out after a lot of tweaking.

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    Few tests in front.

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    And, what we thought, a final design. Back then still with a closed front. About 7 months ago.

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    But .. you still need to know someone with a CNC who is willing to do it.
    Off course Ivo (The guy that CNC-ed the MARSII block) loved the idea joined us, he could use a few himself too.
    And he also happen to have some nice 120x10mm bricks of aluminum.
    First he had to edit the design again since the current one didn't fit the 120x10mm.

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    But no problem.

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    And we're on the way for 5 months :D

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    Again no problem.

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    Ivo is pretty happy with them himself too.
    If you look carefully you can see a pretty weird GPU in his pc ;)

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    Once at my place .. totally love them!

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    First fit.

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    Wanted to see them on the 'Raz3rator' too. Also added a small UV ledstrip.

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    And quickly polished the 360
    Hmm ... all I need now is acrylic.

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    ModWithMe still had a piece from my last order ... perfect fit!
    Now all I need is a nice design.

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    I found this background online ... sold!
    So, brainstorming again

    Scott had it translated to solidworks in no-time.
    But before Sander was able to cut it the design had a long way to go.
    Design went from Scott > me > Ivo > me > Sander > Ivo > Sander > Scott > me/Sander before they would actually fit the edited design :D

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    And so, 8 months later.
    It became a design with 2 layers.

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    And this Saturday ..

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    First a quick fit again :)

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    Very nice work Sander!
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    Need to know how it would look on a radiator :)

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    Frames still nice and rough.

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    Lets change that first. (last night)

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    And a little polishing.

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    Perfect fit!

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    And with just UV

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    And black.

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    Small amount of glue on the corners.

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    I'm very happy with the end result.
    And ... I can always re-use them ... the acrylic is easy to replace for a different design/color.

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    Thanks a lot Scott, Ivo and Sander, it was an awesome 'little' project!

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    You never cease to amaze me...AMAZING STUFF man! :clap: I love the SSDs, they are great!

    I feel like I'm not worthy enough to post here :p
     
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