Update #1: I realized that at the cost of a little added weight, I could extend the reservoir toward the front of the case, which will allow me to put a reservoir window on the front half. I figure since I can, I might as well leave the first one where it was. I've updated the top view image correspondingly, please let me know if you like it or not.
Update #2: I changed the window transparency to show more of the original image with less cropping.
Update #3: All the drive lights in the drawings changed to blue; minor color adjustments; plinth enlarged for stability and appearance.
Hello people, this is my first post at Xtreme Systems.
This is the case design I'm planning to build. I hope you appreciate it, 'cause this drawing alone took almost forever; I've been working on this design since summer.
Before I continue, I absolutely must mention one extraordinary phenomenon. I've been planning the SHODAN/SS case theme for some time, long before I ordered anything. When I ordered the Lian Li PC-65B I'll be mod'ing, my order was given number 2072. System Shock fans will understand the significance! A mere coincidence? I think not. There is no turning back now, it's destiny! ...What have I started?
On the top of the case there will be a recessed handle. On either side and to the back of this handle, there will be a UV-CCFL lit water reservoir. For the uninitiated, the symbol on the front and top of the case is the Tri.Optimum logo, another System Shock reference; I'd put the top one at the front end of the case, but unless I can get more creative with it, the plumbing will be in the way. Originally I planned to have coolant flow down clear tubes on the corners, also UV lit, but that would require major surgery as the main frame members at the back of the case are in the way. I now plan to use solid acrylic rod with EL tape, though I may eventually do the full mod during my next mad spell. The image of SHODAN will be a back-lit transparency, probably with CCFLs as a large EL sheet is heinously expensive. The lower section that has been added to the case will house an Eheim 1250 and twin heater cores each with dual fans and shrouds.
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So what do you think of her?
Any ideas on how I can improve the design that wouldn't be too hard to do?