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Old December 2, 2009, 03:43 PM
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Thank you Dragon! Today I worked on the acrylic plates for the right hand side panel. I used the barrel engraving bit to create cracks around the hole.











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that side panel looks Amazing!
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Old December 3, 2009, 10:30 AM
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Thank you! Here is some screen shots taken from the movie trailer on Youtube. I think it's important to have the prawn canister implemented into the case. If Cooler Master had requested watercooling, it would been fun to make a reservoir based on the canister, but the system will be air cooled. We have some 2" diameter solid rod on hand we could use to re-create something close to it. I have some ideas, but want to have it my hands first before I commit to them.





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Old December 3, 2009, 11:44 AM
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that side panel looks Amazing!
Ditto.. looks slick..
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hmm, integration of that...lighting maybe?
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Old December 6, 2009, 05:35 AM
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Yes, I was thinking UV light tube inside.

These are the diamond knurl machined aluminum case feet shown in the original concept. The 840 comes with feet, but these fit the industrial theme. The only modding necessary was drilling out the existing threaded holes with 3/16 drill bit for 8/32 screws included with diamond knurl feet.

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Old December 7, 2009, 09:37 AM
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2" diameter aluminum rod. The Prawn canister will illuminated from inside, and located in the 5.25 drive bay





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mmm...alu...wonder what its street value is, lol...
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That thing is asking to be made into a res. Even though you're not putting a loop into the machine you gotta put water in it.
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Fantastic work, the impact hole on the side panel looks amazing! I'm curious as to why you decided to go for a 2" solid aluminum rod for the canister. I would have thought a painted 1-1/2" to 2" polycarbonate tubing with machined aluminum caps on the top and bottom would be a lot easier to work with and could be filled with something like dyed cooking oil (I'm assuming it wouldn't separate, although...) to get the black sludge effect, without having to make a window for it. I'm excited to see how the aluminum turns out though, I'm sure it'll be awesome. Keep up the great work.
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