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    And the inside. You can see the aluminum thumbscrew fasteners that will hold the front bezel on from the inside.
    Edit: I should mention that this is a sub-bezel that everything will be mounted to. The finished bezel will consist of a thin aluminum panel with cutouts for the lights, switches and LEDs with a sticker applied to it, then covered with a final framed sheet of 1/8" clear plastic. I'm thinking of burying another string of EL cable in the frame. The frame will be black like the binocs, and if I'm lucky, bent at the corners. I have to plow a dado slot to accept the front finish bezel, and I'm not sure how that will turn out after it's bent. Once again, I'll just have to experiment til I get the result I want. :cheers:
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    Beautiful so far, hope it goes well...


    Btw, Where'd you get those fans from? O.o

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaemonLee
    Beautiful so far, hope it goes well...


    Btw, Where'd you get those fans from? O.o
    They're cheap "UV sensitive" fans from SVC rated at about 40CFM each, but the LEDs aren't UV blacklights, they're green. They did work very well however, because each LED is individually wired radially from the central hub. LED fans are typically wired with a thin mylar PC board or wires covered with tape wrapped around the circumference of the fan body. I have a lot more flexibility with placing the individually wired LEDs. I'm sure you could do something similar with just about any plastic 80mm fan. I have about 5' of the 3" ID acrylic tube left, so I'm sure I'll be doing similar mods in the future, perhaps with clear fans.
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    Latest update:
    I have the cube running and Folding away! :D
    The one on the top is tentatively sold to my LAN buddy (Pending him coughing up some cash) and mine is running on temporary hardware.
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    Made some progress on my plastics. I still ended up with some bubbles where I glued the EL wire in place, but I guess that's just the nature of this beast. The outer wire is red, and the inner wire is yellow, both will be spliced inline to save some connection wiring. Once it's lit up, it's unnoticeable. I'll work on that technique sometime in the future when I don't have so much to put together! I also did half of the grenade, and the new wire matches the plastic even better than the last one did.

    This is a partially complete pic. I still have a piece of yellow plastic that will overlay the center section, and show the GPU waterblock. Still remaining is the green mirrored acrylic side cutout, but that one's easy in comparison to these. I chamfered then polished the edges of these pieces before I put them together as it'd be a real pain later. The backing paper is still on the back of the plastic, so you don't get the full translucent effect. I'll see if I can get the EL wire spliced later tonight, and maybe get that yellow plastic bonded and trimmed, and take some pics. Then you and I both will get a better idea of what it's gonna look like on the case. The hole at the bottom of the pattern is intentional, for additional ventilation.
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    Looks awesome!

    Keep going!!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy
    Looks awesome!

    Keep going!!! :D
    Thanks Andy :D
    It really helps push me on to hear such nice comments.
    I should have the explosion done very soon for some splashier pics...
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    Amazing Wordbiker... Absolutely amazing... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Had a setback last night....:cry:

    I finally completed the explosion to the point where I could splice the red and yellow EL wire together and fire it up for some test pics....the light seemed a lot dimmer than my previous tests, and on closer investigation, I discovered that the wire sandwiched inbetween the well-bonded acrylic has developed a short. The light flickered, complete with sizzling noises. :(
    I may have to start all over again.:shrug:
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    ouch, VERY nice work so far.. I love it :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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