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[Case Gallery] Turbo Core 3K

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To view this case mod, go here.



Specs:
Intel core i7 3770K
Asus Sabertooth z77
Fractal Design Core 3000
Evga GTX570 Sli
Ultra X4 750W
4Gb Muskin Silverline DDR3 1333
128 Gb Plextor M3 SSD
1 Tb Hitachi HDD
Corsair H60i
NZXT Airflow Fans (140mm and 120mm)

Mods:
Redesigned front panel to expose intake fans. Fans have been replaced with NZXT Airflow Series fans that look like turbine rotors. All front panel cables have been sleeved. Power Supply cables have also been sleeved with a combination of black white and purple paracord. Case feet have been replaced.

Made an acrylic cover for the optical drive bays, stock H60 fan has been replaced with Enermax Vegas Duo. Removed both HDD cages and replaced them with a custom vertical HDD/SSD bracket. Made clear side panel using smoked acrylic.
 
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#2
Looks very sleek and minimalist. I love the Black and White colour theme. The 2 exposed front fans look very nice, though are they safe? :) Don't wana shove your finger in there. Also would you consider putting a dust filter behind the fans? So they aren't visible, but still stop dust getting in the case.
Also I gotta say, props to you for your great cable management, had to have a closer look at the pictures to actually see the cables. :)
 
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#3
I like the acrylic cover. Great idea and even the back looks good
 

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#4
very good theme badmau5, the combination of grille-less front panel cutouts with nzxt fans does indeed give the impression of a turbo/jet intake.. black-white scheme looks good on any case.. the choice of parts seem well thought out to match this scheme - white drive bays & expansion slot covers in Fractal case, nzxt white psu, sleeved black/white cables, dominator platinums.. the mainboard - sabertooth with its black cover is perfect for this build..
and special mention abt cable management - even "boutique" builders would envy this build..
as for the GPU, maybe u should go one step further with a KFA2 white-pcb card or this Inno3D!

overall 9/10
 
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#5
Looks nice, but I don't know how I feel about the front being open right to the fans. I've had a 5k RPM fan almost take part of my finger off because it was running and I was being stupid. Looks nice, but I would put some sort of filter or shield over the fans for safety reasons, but that is just me. Other than that looks like a beauty.
 
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#6
Looks nice, but I don't know how I feel about the front being open right to the fans. I've had a 5k RPM fan almost take part of my finger off because it was running and I was being stupid. Looks nice, but I would put some sort of filter or shield over the fans for safety reasons, but that is just me. Other than that looks like a beauty.
This case would be awesome, facing away from you, but having it under your desk, facing towards you, maybe you might swing your foot, and there are some of your toes gone :). But yeah, I still do really love have the fans exposed, it looks cool.
 
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Thanx for your comments guys.

This case would be awesome, facing away from you, but having it under your desk, facing towards you, maybe you might swing your foot, and there are some of your toes gone :). But yeah, I still do really love have the fans exposed, it looks cool.
Just to let you know fans are relatively slow - only 1000 rpm. Also i keep my pc on the desk and there are no kids or pets in the house. So in my case its pretty safe i'd say to keep it the way it is. Also regarding dust problem - it does get a little dusty but not too bad, i actually clean my pc one every 1-2 weeks so its not a big problem.

I voted 5/10 because:

nice but...
lol, there is nothing like some nice reasonable criticism, lol i really appreciate your 5 man u r so cool, it'd be even nicer if u maybe explained this unusually high score you gave my build.
 
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nice
 
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Very clean mod. Extra Points from me for the Sabertooth. 9/10

Ignore the troll...He ought to be banned he just drags down EVERY Casemod with his trash...
 
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inspiration. 8.5/10 this is definitely something i would do.
 

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maybe you might swing your foot, and there are some of your toes gone :). But yeah, I still do really love have the fans exposed, it looks cool.
It might look cool but I've actually taken part of my finger off because sharp fan + 5000 RPMs = bye bye tip of finger. If they're not that fast then fine, but I have some 150 CFM fans that don't mess around and run about just as fast. I also have a 7 month old daughter and I can imagine her thinking that it looks cool so she will want to go touch it. :p
 
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It might look cool but I've actually taken part of my finger off because sharp fan + 5000 RPMs = bye bye tip of finger. If they're not that fast then fine, but I have some 150 CFM fans that don't mess around and run about just as fast. I also have a 7 month old daughter and I can imagine her thinking that it looks cool so she will want to go touch it. :p
yes, I people do get fond of touching shiny spinny things, when I was a wee little child, nearly got my finger swallowed by a vacuum cleaner with a rotating brush on the end.
 
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If I broke into your house I would probably steal that front panel because it looks so sleek and awesome but taking the whole system into consideration I'll give you a 8/10.