And another update with quite some photos :)
Unpacked the reservoirs and put them on their spot.
Also some more changes in the prototype .. more grommets for itx and m-atx.
Starts to look like something.
Also cut the heatfins again.
I personally like it.
Also an idea for the speakers.
I know speakers should be positioned in front but tested it and I don't notice it :)
Coincidence the finish of the sub is exactly the same as the desk powdercoating.
First some extra holes for the fan/pump controller.
Next prototype will have some mainboard grommets there.
Glad those trays are aluminum :)
Building in the speakers.
There won't be any cable visible from the speakerset when I hide the sub + all cables in the legs.
Adjusting the speakers for long M4's
And finishing it.
Too bad the cone is blue, anyone any idea if cones are paintable?
A solution so the fancontroller and RGB controller are ALWAYS on, no matter if there's one or two pc's running
Works perfectly :)
Extra power/reset buttons.
Next proto there will probably be a bracket here.
Also finished the holes for pump/fan cables.
For this build I will seal the unused 5.25" slots. Next proto this will be different.
The glue will be transparent when dried.
Cut away some in the grommets, looks better.
And some further again.
Still in love with the bottom mainboard covers :)
Time to move on with all sata cables.
Also found out I didn't have sata extension cables yet for the right system.
So ordered them too.
For the SSD rack I will use cheap Velcro, I would damage the SSD's with 3M velcro when removing them :)
Because we didn't have PCI-covers yet I ordered these.
Because I chose real thick radiators because I thought I was going to do a single pc build I'm having small problems finding a spot for the second
Sleeving the yellow sata extension cables
Lets first use some black isolation tape.
Even if you only see 3cm .. .yellow .. no way :)
Also used the rubbers for the second PSU.
Lovely music while modding :)
Securing the pumps.
Tube ready to go, first fittings find their spot.
Had to remove mem again, quite narrow to get the fittings in properly
And a little further again.
Ok ... and then 11 days ago Asus requested if they could show 'Cross' on the Dutch Firstlook 2012 Event
not as a desk but built in their stand.
Off course, I was so honored! This only happens once a year!
And ... if I could built in the Maximus V Formula....
I did agree off course, been some real busy days the last week.
So at this moment I'm a bit behind on the log, so some photos could show up but will make this up this week!
For who does have pictures .. please hide them for a while :D
(I did ask them to step away :D )