After what feels like forever! the Panther build is complete!
Had some great fun learning new techniques, 3D design, clay and printing along with new cool ways to use the RGB lighting.
The mod is following in my main style, black is always a great personal chose for myself and I like to try keep the case
mods resembling the original case as much I can so this was a tricky one to plan
with all the glass and the fact that its one of the main features I needed, wanted to keep it all and work with it.
So on the front I used the glass to make a light up panther face using paints and RGB plus strips.
I tried 3 different designs for the text and pattern on the front and went with the one that was the least in your face to try
keep it clean.
For the right side/back, i wanted to be able to use the advantage of glass to be able to see though the case from both sides,
so I didn't paint it like I would normally, I made some 3D printed props to help give some depth and I cut the motherboard tray in half and positioned the motherboard hanging with the main rear ports facing down and central.
all the wires were then hidden with custom made covers, plastic, carbon and leather.
For the top, and very easy to spot and was the one thing i spent the most time on, the build log would give you a idea of the time
spent on the clay sculpted panther but it was far longer in reality lol.
I went a step further with the clay to help make it more part of the case, adding lights to the eyes that's controlled via Thermaltakes RGB controller gives me lots of options for the lighting.
the panther can be positioned facing any direction and has a leather base.
On the inside is where I did most of the other modding parts, first changing the RAD layout by making new mounts and removing the old ones, the PSU remains in the same place but a custom cover was made to hold the pumps and I also made some 3D patterns in clear PLA that I then spent hours gluing in place and also wrapping the other parts to block the light.
I didn't have RGB reservoirs so I made my own, this is something i have been doing for 5 years now so its become very normal for me.
Lighting was fun to play with and so were the fan covers, like the side covers all the fan covers are magnetic so I can swap them about from side to side and also do the same with the side covers.
I always try do something new, something I've not attempted before so I'm happy this all went to plan even with the delays along the way.
Good luck to all the other modders, from what I've seen so far its going to be a hard one to judge!
Rob "deblow" Deluce