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jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 12:14 AM
Well I was inspired by New platform that hit the market. Intel x79 chipset and LGA2011 CPU With its awesome Blue and Black Finish

The case theme is Blue, Black & White featuring The Intel Skull and a Large NZXT logo in Blue on the Back panel.

The Case that was perfect for the Build was the New NZXT Switch 810 just so many option to choose from its a perfect modder's case, ( My review is coming out tuesday) . Another set components that will fit perfectly into the theme, is The HyperX 120GB ssd from Kingston and Quad Channel Memory .

A big thank you to the Sponsors

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let take a quick look at the NZXT Switch 810 Case

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Such a clean looking case

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You can tear down to the Bare Frame with ease.

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One of the first things was to disassemble The front and top cover

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No going back now !!!

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jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 12:15 AM
Maybe i should try to take the black marker off and just put it back together?

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Anybody have any glue?

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Its going to take forever to file this down?

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Done!!!!
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I eyeballed that one about right!!!
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And the front
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jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 12:16 AM
Oh what did you do this weekend? Ehh Cut a Intel Skull out of Liqiud Resin.
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Dont mind the Buck teeth, I had to go look to see how many teh intel skull had 8
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jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 12:33 AM
Oh what did you do this weekend? Ehh Cut a Intel Skull out of Liqiud Resin.
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Dont mind the Buck teeth, I had to go look to see how many teh intel skull had 8
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jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 12:36 AM
Just waited for the Paint to Dry today and snap a few more photos.


Prep Work using 400 Grit sand paper
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Automotive refelective base coat


Chromoly Finish ? nah
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Metalic Blue
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matching it up, will soon be getting rid of teh chevy symbol :)
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Nothing is secure yet, but i like what i am seeing so far
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Like!!
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A few more spots to smooth out
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A nice up close look This piece is almost done :)
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Thank you for looking

jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 12:37 AM
A few more pics testing out the looks of a 120 Enermax Vegas Trio Fan , Probley going with the 140's

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Bawls!!!!
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I am a happy guy
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Again a big thanks to the NZXT,INTEL and KINGSTON Supporting my modding addiction

Kingston HyperX

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And Intel

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jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 12:42 AM
Small Update more to come this week, order White acrylic and sleeving, still need more watercooling supplies and lighting.

2nd round of paint , smooth down with 400 grit !!!!

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Almost forgot these lol ,
Sanded and primed

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Ask my awesome wife if she could make me some letters about 5 " tall using the cricut

Not going to use the font but can use them to make a outline

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back panel layout

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you ready to dance old friend
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Still trimming
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I am testing my idea paint the back side of the N

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work on the back lighting
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need some more polishing :) and to hook of the leds behind

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Thanks for looking

jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 12:43 AM
Another weekend another couple of days to mod!!!!

Work on the skull led to get them that glow effect, first i needed to route out a spot for the eyes

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The cut the piece and Sand

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Done!!!

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now time to test it out

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I like it

Wow a big box came in

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made a few cuts
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Fits very well, My goal is to make a one piece interior cove rthat can easly pull out

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you might also see what else i am working on in the pick as well

its starting to take shape, re doing the back piece to the rom bays, that was a scrap piec that almost fit.

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Thanks for looking !!!!

jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 12:44 AM
Another weekend another couple of days to mod!!!!

Work on the skull led to get them that glow effect, first i needed to route out a spot for the eyes

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/6845287636_77c244845d.jpg

The cut the piece and Sand

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Done!!!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6991415287_ec602333b7.jpg

now time to test it out

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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7067/6991415431_f106871452.jpg

I like it

Wow a big box came in

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/6994979511_3fe92c05c5.jpg

made a few cuts
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/6994979531_f59da602bb.jpg

Fits very well, My goal is to make a one piece interior cove rthat can easly pull out

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6848498700_eebea7bda5.jpg

you might also see what else i am working on in the pick as well

its starting to take shape, re doing the back piece to the rom bays, that was a scrap piec that almost fit.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7182/6848512814_da001ab014.jpg


Thanks for looking !!!!

jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 12:47 AM
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 12:48 AM
Wow, After 3 lan parties and Pax east I was able to get the ball rolling again.

First off like to thank my Newest Sponsor EK WaterBlocks For Thier amaizing Cooling Products, I have used Thier GPU water blocks before and amaizing Stuff.

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I will go into more detail, When i start installing The Products

Do you rember when I cut these out
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Time to attached and light it up!!!!

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Ok this was a bad idea
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better
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Added the NZXT led kit
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need to fix the Bleed through but diggin the effect
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Enjoy
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Thanks for looking

jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 12:48 AM
Added The watercooling For The cpu, STill waiting for the GPUs :(

Top EK XTX360 Rad
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EK Supreme HF
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EK-BAY SPIN Reservoir

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Overall Very impressed how this build is turning out.

Teaser pics on the way

jj_Sky5000
05-03-2012, 01:09 AM
Testing the Lighting to see how it looks of the interior side panels.

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Enermax Vegas Trio Blue

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Cant wait to finish Sleeving ( the final build you may only see like 5 connections)

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Turned the vegas Trio to White loving it !!!

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tadhp
05-03-2012, 04:22 AM
Very good job, look clean. Congrats

Giannis996
05-05-2012, 05:37 PM
what tool did you use to make the skull??? a router?

tadhp
05-06-2012, 01:48 AM
what tool did you use to make the skull??? a router?

Look like scroll saw to me.

jj_Sky5000
05-06-2012, 04:21 PM
Look like scroll saw to me.

Correct !!!!!

Essenbe
12-21-2012, 03:08 PM
Something is wrong here. I have a Switch 810, and it looks nothing like yours. I guess I will have to complain to NZXT. They obviously sent me the wrong case. I need one that looks as good as yours. Well done, fantastic job.