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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:11 am 
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I'm waiting for a different Case. I'll start when it arrives.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:54 pm 
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Change of plans...

New list of parts.

Case: RAIDMAX xB ATX-528B Black

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-73VM-S2 Onboard sound/video are good enough for now.

RAM: Mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800

Accessory!: Gigabyte i-RAM iRam 2.0 Hard Disk With 4GB DDR400

Proc: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550

Heatsink: ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm

DVD Drive: LG

The case plans above are staying the same. Parts will be here by Wednesday, but I'm going on a little vacation after that and will start the beginning of next week.


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Supplies arrived.

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I'm still waiting for my Core 2 E6650


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i can has ur parts plz? :D nice stuff u got there


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i can has ur parts plz? :D nice stuff u got there


why do you want his parts? you just built a brand new comp that's better than what he has there :P
BTW, if he gives them to you, I'll take your other computer off your hands for you... :lol:


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i want the CPU and HSF mostly :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:26 pm 
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So here I go. I painted the panels Gold.

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As of right now I think I'm going to paint this mesh gold too and wrap the case in it.

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And here's the PVC piping for the front and back pillars.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:39 am 
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Finished the first coat this morning.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:03 am 
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I'm loving it already. You are a large part of the inspiration I've gotten to start modding. Keep on!


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I added the decorative sheet metal

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And cut apart the PVC pipes. Man this stuff kicks a lot of dust!

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Then made it fit.

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Nice job TGS. how bout you send me a optical mouse for me? :D my wireless one is driving me nuts. :lol:


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I will put that metal on the left side too, but want to add a window under it. Should I make a certain shape...what do you think?


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Update: I was going to have the E6550 Core 2, but got a great deal on a E6600 instead!


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The processor arrived today.

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The first pillar has been painted. I want to make sure this one is right before I start making more.

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I set the top on, but I don't have it connected yet. I may have to drill the holes through the wood as shown and drill holes through the top of the case too. That way the pillars won't have to bolted directly to the case and risk losing their smoothness.

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the same plating i saw on your case, is on a progressive comerical when a lady talks into a mic. good eyes huh? well iv tried to find it for a while, but its the one with the black guy that goes up to the checkout counter and says "ok iv selected my policy" and the littlew frilly girl goes all crazy telling him all the extras he gets. look next time. she bends over and says "we have a $300 dollar saver" and on the mic is the same mesh u used. :D


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I've made a decision. This will just be a case mod. I actually have no use for another system and wouldn't have anywhere to put it when finished. So the CPU, Mobo, RAM and Heatsink are all on ebay in one auction. The 500GB Hard drive I'm going to keep and add to R2-M5 (giving him a total of 750GB!)

The modding continues.


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So I decided to use the shape of the ten commandments as the window, since they are what is in the Ark. I found a pic online

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Then cut out the shape and drew it on the panel.

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Looks interesting

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Hard to cut the curves

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I want to coat this side with the mesh too, but should I cut out the commandments here too or leave it covered?

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I was drilling the holes for the rivets and bent my new bit!! :(

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Painted it gold too.

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Started on the other front bezel beam.

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Here's the gold layer on the pillar

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I cut off the top piece of mesh so that the board will lay flatter and it left a cool effect.

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So much more to do and this is where I'm heading...

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From the looks of it, you aren't going to include the actual commandments?

I think it would be really neat to cast the angels clear with different color LEDs embedded into their bases. Color changing if you're up to that, or just each of them a different color. Maybe do some gold trim for highlights like the wingtips and such?

post edited to remove possibly offensive / way too off-topic material.

P.S. I like the mesh pattern. Even if the design wasn't on the original Ark (and who knows what it really looked like anyway, right?) it is the pattern of the screen in most confessionals that I have seen.


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I'm pretty sure the Ark didn't have LED's either. :wink:


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