These last few weeks have been really busy with multiple projects and as such I haven't had much time to document the work very well. I did manage to snap a few pics here and there.
A lot of the time was spent painting, I used white plasti-dip for the interior and exterior. For the star I used red Valspar for plastics.
Other then painting I had to finish up the little things, like the usb/power holes and mounting, and the front bezel.
Then came the final assembly, and man was it tight. The parts where my old rig with a new psu and R9 270x.
All ready to glue the usb/power mounting bracket to the panel.
Front bezel I made out of shoe molding and painted black.
The bezel here is finished, I wrapped it with 2 layers of power mesh, which is some spandex clothing cloth.
Heres the star pattern laid out on the side panel, I got lucky with my placement. I used a printed pattern attached to the tape and a ruler to cut the tape.
And now for the good stuff. as you can see theres not much room in the case.
OMG those cables, no worry though I made sure they where not blocking air flow to the back of the case.
BTW room for another gpu?
Here you can see there is about 3/4 inch gap between the cooler block and psu.
Oh yeah came out perfectly. 2 140mm Prolimatech fans.
I really like the hole shape so I I left it bare. Also like being able to see in. I did order another black wire grill to match.
Very happy with how this turned out.
The top looks odd in there picture but does not in person, weird light or very slight bends.
The case has great cooling, its really quite(I think part of that is thanks to the plasti-dip), its pretty small coming in at 13.75x13.5x7.5.
I would have to say I got lucky as it was really tight any smaller and it wouldn't of worked. I had to clip the corner of the alc fan so it wasn't pushed against the ram clips.
The specs for the build are pretty low end for a gaming rig but they work good.
asrock z75 pro 3
8gb 1600 low latency ram
msi r9 270x
corsair 430 psu
hyperx 120gb ssd
seagate 250gb hdd
Im happy with the way it turned out and I'm glad it done. Now its time to get going on my next case mod xcilo 380, which will be another chop down, I'm thinking heli theme.