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  1. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    Aluminum FRENZY! I finally got a chance to take some pictures of the progress. Since the last update I picked up a 1" x 6" x 24" chunk of aluminum that will become the spacers for the Lian-Li casters...
  2. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    Thanks!

    I wouldn't recommend it. Im running a Phenom II 965 (not overclocked) and It idols at about 34-36 and gets to 45-48 under load, not bad but for the $60 I paid for it you can get a better...
  3. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    Not a big update but some small stuff. I have been sick so needless to say not much modding got done. I made a mistake when I was measuring for the bottom fans so I had to mount the fans outside the...
  4. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    Im getting closer to being done with the face plate. I painted it with white primer and there are a few spots that will need to be redone but overall I am quite happy with the results.
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  5. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    I started shaping the front bezel, I used pieces of pink foam to form a rough back to bondo over.

    http://lh5.ggpht.com/_zqMPK6x3esU/S2eM0W2kmEI/AAAAAAAABH4/oRZhpckZZl8/s576/DSC_0435.JPG

    But I...
  6. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    Thanks again to MNPCTECH! Sweet mesh and MNPCTECH shirt to boot!

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_zqMPK6x3esU/S2IKtaYPFYI/AAAAAAAAA9w/3a-2PSqoC38/s512/DSC_0405.JPG...
  7. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    Thanks everyone!

    Quick update :

    Powder coated parts are here! I apologize for the crappy pictures and the green background (I am not a very good photographer lol), but here they are! Like I...
  8. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    I have decided to move the switches/knobs and disk drive to a separate "control box" that will sit on the desk. No switches + no knobs + no drive = cleaner look.

    Ok so here is a quick concept...
  9. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    First of all I apologize for the lack of progress recently. This is mainly because of 2 reasons

    1. Its hard to get much done without all the components here (chassis is still out at powder...
  10. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    Just a quick update. It was great getting to meet MNPCTECH last night and see his studio. He is very nice guy and has an studio to make anyone jealous. We actually figured out we had both worked at...
  11. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    Just got all the fans in the mail today! 6x Enermax "Cluster" 120mm fans and 2x 250mm fans. I need to wait for a warm day or a paint booth to paint but I have to wait for the rest of the components...
  12. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    Thanks everyone for their support!

    Ok so here was the progress I made at about noon.

    Removed the cross members.
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  13. Thread: Epic A380 Mod

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    Epic A380 Mod

    Started a thread in the Project Log section

    http://www.modders-inc.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=42257#42257

    Not much progress but its something!
  14. Thread: EPIC A380

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    EPIC A380

    And now the fun starts!

    The EPIC A380 case mod is my introduction to modding. I am using my Xclio A380 tower and turning it into the ultimate AIR machine. 2x 250mm fans will push air throught the...
  15. Thread: Epic A380 Mod

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    Epic A380 Mod

    Well here are the final renderings. I have added an acrylic splitter that will run between the CPU and graphics card to direct the flow of air. I also added 2x 120mm exhaust fans to the bottom to...
  16. Thread: Epic A380 Mod

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    Epic A380 Mod

    Kinda like this?

    http://lh4.ggpht.com/_zqMPK6x3esU/S0OY9QanOxI/AAAAAAAAArY/g4nU7lfFI4k/s640/Epic%20A380%20II%20Hot%20Rod%20Red%20III%20Trim%202.1.JPG
  17. Thread: Epic A380 Mod

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    Epic A380 Mod

    I tried the handles and didn't care for the look to much. MNPCTECH Grills maybe?
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  18. Thread: Epic A380 Mod

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    Epic A380 Mod

    Thanks, I think ill do red sleeving then.

    I thought it still needed something so I added some trim pieces to the side to give it that "hot rod" look. I know its been done before but I like the...
  19. Thread: Epic A380 Mod

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    Epic A380 Mod

    Thanks! Ill do my best not to disappoint.

    The mod is actually pretty simple with the exception of the front bezel but The front plate will be CNC machined from a single solid piece of aluminum to...
  20. Thread: Epic A380 Mod

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    Epic A380 Mod

    Ok so here are some reworked concepts. The disk drive has been relocated in between the fans and I have ditched the SpinQ cooler (not preforming up to my expectations) and added a few 120mm fans....
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    MicroRAX Mini T-Slot for modding

    Nice Darth! Keep me updated on it. Im planning on ordering some for a mini-itx case.
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    Neptune's Trident: Wallpapers

    1600x900? I wish I had your mad "make awesome stuff" skills! :lol:
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    MicroRAX Mini T-Slot for modding

    I stumbled upon this website and this looks like an excellent product for modding!

    Its 10mm aluminum T-Slot. Its $8.40 for 900mm(35.4") or $10.00 for the black anodized version. There are...
  24. Thread: Epic A380 Mod

    by Roboduck
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    Epic A380 Mod

    Here is another boredom rendering to get a sense of size. With a life size Portal Turret (What boxgods ION would have looked like, except more awesome :( ), Epic A380, Madcat MK 2 and the ION Spider...
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    ION Spider PC by Roboduck and Boddaker

    Thanks again Bod, I certainly will put it to good use. It won't be just a shelf queen, I am planning on using it as my internet/media center.

    I like the LEDs too, Nice touch!
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