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all white 4 25.00%
white and green inside 2 12.50%
all black 1 6.25%
black and green inside 5 31.25%
green outside and black inside. 1 6.25%
other (specify) 3 18.75%
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Old August 13, 2011, 10:05 PM
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i started with a 2 lian li v1000 cases, one had a modded and damaged interior when i got it, the other had a tripple rad grill and fill port drilled on the top, so i decided to put the 2 together, the inside and bottom from one and the front from the other. i will still have the other case but it will be sold off to fund the next project.

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Gigabyte Z68x-UD4-B3
Noctua NH-D14 no fans
Corsair Vengence 1600 4x4GB
zalman 850watt sleaved powersupply
Dazmode Sleeving kit.
Dazmode White cable extentions
4x 120mm Fractal design 1000rpm fans.
1x64gb kingston ssd, mayby 2
1tb WD black Sata3
Asus 6970 Direct CU II
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so now on to the case. i wanted something that was not as common and what everyone else had done with these cases, so i started wrapping it in carbon fibre film.

case all disassembled



both side panels done




motherboard tray and bottom divider



front covers



cables from Dazmode



quick shot of the outside





Hand pained every edge and rivet



quick teaser shot while i mark out a hole i forgot to drill for the 8pin motherboard connector





case is done.





case all lit up

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Old August 14, 2011, 01:30 PM
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Do a green and white horizontal stripes on the outside and a green inside.
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Old August 14, 2011, 05:25 PM
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Old August 14, 2011, 08:02 PM
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Silver or light gray with green
if i could get a silver one it would be nice.

what do you guys think about a full acrylic panel for this case. shouldn't be to hard to do.
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Old August 17, 2011, 09:34 AM
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i have been thinking and if i had the money for water cooling i would be bolting my 2 lian-li v-1000's together and making an really nice cube case, but since i'm doing this on a budget of couch change and piggy bank money that wont be happening anytime soon. What do you guys think about a clear side panel, and not having the center piece of metal in there. i was also thinking of taking the HDD rack out of my r3 and putting int in here for lots of hdd space. anyone got any other ideas that i might be ably to make happen.
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woho, found a guy willing to do a little trading for the paint on this case. im going to clean up his computer an install a couple upgrades and i get a custom painted inside, any color under the sun i want, also any kind of finish.
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It's got wheels right? I say go for a race car theme.
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Old August 19, 2011, 11:45 PM
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It's got wheels right? I say go for a race car theme.
i could always bolt it to the top of my 80mph rc car.
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well after looking at the case every day since it arrived and looking at the other one every time i go into the computer room i have finally decided what im going to do with this case. being that this one has a 3x120mm rad cut in the top along with a fill port i going to be taking this case and my other one and putting them together to put the best parts of them together, this one will be painted all white inside, along with white cables and a posible a clear plexi-glass side panel.
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well i have been a little busy moving my cousin but had a few hours today to work on the case. i marked out some of the cuts i will be making, and the rest done need to be marked out, i have one problem that i dont know how to fix, that dam hole in the middle of the case. i will start to disasemble both cases over the weekend and get everything ready to be sandblasted and preped for powder coating, final color will be white on the outside and black on the inside. if getting it painted over powder coating is cheap then i will go that way but i wont know for a week or 2, i would also like to find somewhere to cut a custom window into the side panel i would like to do some intricate work but dont have a cnc.

a small hole will also be cut into the middle panel for the 8 pin motherboard connector.

rough idea for cpu back plate cut out, might make it bigger on the right depending on my motherboard.


a small hole to help hide the front io cables.


and lastly a nice hole to rought all the power cables through.
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