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Just stopped by to see how things are going,
 
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Just stopped by to see how things are going,
lol, I was wondering if everyone had given up on me... Il post a pict of the new bottom panel of the case in a few min.
(thanks for stopping By SK and CD)
 
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we would never give up on ya Mark!
 

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We had a cold spell and a foot of snow here, When I woke up yesterday I noticed my water pressure was very low and I heard a noise under my bathroom floor..
Poor pipes exploded:eek: So I spent the last 2 days in a foot of snow trying to replace the pipes in my poor house.
looking great,, are you modding a old case or doing it all from scrach
When I read that I realized I was cheating using a top and bottom piece from another scrap case so this is for you SK:toast:
I just finished up changing some lights in a fan for KBD and between all this mess i made a new bottom for the case. I think its much nicer looking than the one I recycled.

Basic case base


My version

I wanted good mobo cooling so I thought if a 60mm fan was cool a 120mm one would be cooler, lol


I really like the 45deg rail I bent into it (bout time I class up a mod, lol)

PS: BIG thanks to MNPCTech for the beautiful case feet. I ordered some mesh a long time ago and they threw them in the box and asked me to use them..Well this seems like the perfect mod to do so. I have no clue how they can make $ off these things, they are fricken elegant.
 
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awsome updates thanks mark :)
 

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like you said, I love those case feet!
 

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I cant possibly do them justice with my poor camera skills but here is a better shot

they are about 1 3/4" diam and 7/8" tall.
 

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wow those are nice im glad you got them though those are super nice unfortunetely they would be wasted on most color schemes for example if i put those on my armor it would look rediculous im glad you got some though you have an uncanny habit of being able to impliment everything in a smooth design concept while keeping in mind realistic and set goals.
 

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Yep thats them, I am gonna color these to match the case when Im done.

I have no clue how they can make them and make a profit as well.. But its cool to support good ol USA ingenuity.
 
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We had a cold spell and a foot of snow here, When I woke up yesterday I noticed my water pressure was very low and I heard a noise under my bathroom floor..
Poor pipes exploded:eek: So I spent the last 2 days in a foot of snow trying to replace the pipes in my poor house.

When I read that I realized I was cheating using a top and bottom piece from another scrap case so this is for you SK:toast:
I just finished up changing some lights in a fan for KBD and between all this mess i made a new bottom for the case. I think its much nicer looking than the one I recycled.

Basic case base


My version

I wanted good mobo cooling so I thought if a 60mm fan was cool a 120mm one would be cooler, lol


I really like the 45deg rail I bent into it (bout time I class up a mod, lol)

PS: BIG thanks to MNPCTech for the beautiful case feet. I ordered some mesh a long time ago and they threw them in the box and asked me to use them..Well this seems like the perfect mod to do so. I have no clue how they can make $ off these things, they are fricken elegant.
Now that's a really nice looking bottom:rolleyes:It's really looking, the way I like to see a mod, factory un-modded, Great skills
 

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damn Mark, coming out awesome bro. Did you get the pipes fixed completely then?
 

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Thanks SK.. tomorrow I will do the top. I was thinking of making the face out of CarbonFiber with the 3 120mm fans mounted flush.

damn Mark, coming out awesome bro. Did you get the pipes fixed completely then?
LOL, nope.. I talk way too much and wasted time so it got really cold and dark. Il get the water running tomorrow though.

Hey Adam, I see you lurking..too bad you didnt show up today you could have spent it with me laying in the snow soldering pipes..
 
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I can't see the new pics :(

Sorry to hear 'bout the pipes though; hope you get 'em fixed soon.
 
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That just sounds nice, CarbonFiber with the 3 120mm fans mounted flush.
 

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I cant wait for you to see the tricked out fans:twitch:...
This weekend I will mess around with the CarbonFiber to see what makes the best look.

Here is a Carbonfiber shell I made for a Shuttle case

It has a thick coat of Ultra-Glo on it. I may try a front that has a more natural look to it.
 
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tricked out fans, CarbonFiber, New bottom, New top, water, this is going to be good.
 

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and the best part, triple rad (PA 120.3) all in a 17" tall case.
 

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Hey Adam, I see you lurking..too bad you didnt show up today you could have spent it with me laying in the snow soldering pipes..
wanted to, but I was on call, just got home not to long ago. Soldering pipes sounds like way to much fun, especially since it's just a tad cold out there.
 

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wanted to, but I was on call, just got home not to long ago. Soldering pipes sounds like way to much fun, especially since it's just a tad cold out there.
I keep telling you , drop that Dr. baloney and be a case modder like me...:laugh:
(lol, I modded my house pipes)

by the way ur comp is all done.
 
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Looking good Mark...this build is flying along nicely.

I cant wait to see what you do with the carbon front panel and fans, if that shuttle case is anything to go on then it will be special.

Those feet look brilliant will have to check them out myself.
 

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Thanks guys and welcome to the thread..
I had to finish up my pipes today (yea... water!) and I modded a fan for KBD so I will make up the top and mount the HDDs this weekend.
 
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Glad you got the pipes done and can't wait to see some moar pics :toast: