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[Scratchbuild] The Hikari Project - Full aluminium ATX case

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What a fantastic looking build, I'm totally envious! Hurry up with the final pics please :D


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Time has come for the final update guys! :)

 

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I would love to start by saying a big thank you to my sponsors: Corsair, EKWB, Hardware Labs, Cooling Lab and Pexon PCs! . It have been a fantastic project to work on, and I couldn't have been able to do it without your support! 

 

So after many hours working on the Hikari Project, the build is finally finished! Like I said in previous updates, I had a very short time left to finish the build, but I was finally able to do it  (minus the power switch, but I have been waiting for Dimastech to send it to me for more than 2 monthes....). 

 

But more than words, let me show final pictures of the HKR Project.

 

Let there be light!

 

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And, in bonus, my setup before we move. 

 

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Corsair Strafe RGB keyboard, Corsair Scimitar RGB mouse, Corsair Void Wireless headset and Dell U3415w monitor (I will make some more screenshots of those awesome peripherals soon).

 

I'm really happy with the result. It's very close to what I had in mind the first time I imagined the Hikari project.

There will surely be a V2 (and maybe a mATX version) though!

 

Thank you too guys for following the project, your comments and nice words have been such a fantastic motivation!

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Oh my goodness! *puts sun glasses on* my eyes are not worthy. It's glorious! Great work man, happy to see its completion after all this time. ;D


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Very nice fan accent in the middle. Subtle but good looking. I'm a big fan of the motherboard cable, too. Very well done.

 

Or in the words of Ravens, "It's glorious!"


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Oh my. I'm in love with this build! It's so clean, this is just great.


My philosophy is: If you can't have fun, there's no sense in doing it.

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omg it is absolutely gorgeous dude! i really like the build! 
i think white coolant would look cool but clear also fits it very well. as long as it isn't some gamer green or red it's fine ^^ matx version would be super cool btw 

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Thank you guys for the nice word and for your patience!
It took more time than I planned at first, but I was finally able to finish it.

I was really tempted by the white coolant too, but when seen in person, the clear coolant combined with the lightbox is really awesome.  :) 
 

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Things like this are the reason I haven't quit this dumb forum. Great build man!


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   CPU: Pentium G3258 @ 4.5GHz GPU: GTX 760 reference | PSU: Corsair RM750 Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120V | Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M D3H | Case: NZXT S340 White | RAM: 8GB EVO Potenza @ 1600MHz Storage: 3TB Seagate HDD, 60GB OCZ SSD, 620GB Toshiba HDD | Mouse: Steelseries Rival @1000 CPi |  OS: Windows 10 Pro Phone: iPhone 6S 16GB  
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Thank you guys for the nice word and for your patience!

It took more time than I planned at first, but I was finally able to finish it.

I was really tempted by the white coolant too, but when seen in person, the clear coolant combined with the lightbox is really awesome.  :) 

 

hey no problem man i think i speak for everyone when we say we ain't lying about the looks of your build. 

i find it so amazing man it looks awesome! i would buy that case anyday! 

HMU if you wanna sell that one when ever you make a v2 or if you wanna make some to sell i would 10/10 buy everytime haha

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hey no problem man i think i speak for everyone when we say we ain't lying about the looks of your build. 

i find it so amazing man it looks awesome! i would buy that case anyday! 

HMU if you wanna sell that one when ever you make a v2 or if you wanna make some to sell i would 10/10 buy everytime haha

Thank you! 

 

I'm thinking about it but the case would need modifications. 5mm thickness is definitely too much, and there are some tweaking to do here and here (and need to make it affordable)

But if people are interested, that might happen in the future (I have some more ideas for modular cases, but that will be for my next projects.  :P

Awesome build! Have you seen that new Asus Maximus VIII Formula?

 

Thank you man!

Yes, I've seen it and I found it really awesome!

I would love to make a Skylake build with it.  :) 

 

Things like this are the reason I haven't quit this dumb forum. Great build man!

Thank you so much! Hope you'll love the next ones.  :D

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Ah yes, scratchbuild porn. Excellent. Also nice to see somebody else who paints their motherboard with model paint.

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@alpenwasser: I just realized it was you who painted his SR2 in black! It's so gorgeous!

I always use Tamiya paint when I have a paint job to do (well, sometimes, House of Kolor is nice too  :ph34r: ).  It's so easy to work with!

Yup, I'm very happy with that result, thanks. A much better fit for my build than that weird salmon red it was before. I mean, not only was it red, but it was not a nice red on top of that (IMHO, at least). Yours didn't come out too bad either. ;)


BUILD LOGS: HELIOS - Latest Update: 2015-SEP-06 ::: ZEUS - BOTW 2013-JUN-28 ::: APOLLO - Complete: 2014-MAY-10
OTHER STUFF: Cable Lacing Tutorial ::: What Is ZFS? ::: mincss Primer ::: LSI RAID Card Flashing Tutorial
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Lovely! I love how you match everything even the little detail.

It's clean, it is awesome! Great job.  :D


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Well, Case Labs cases are incredible so it take it as a compliment.  :P 

@Wolf_Lbh: yes, I painted it in white to match my setup! Awesome mouse!

What exactly did you do to it? Paint it then clear coat it a few times? Or just use a special kind of paint? Seems to me like a high traffic area and the paint would wear off.

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I sanded the original clear coat then put a layer of primer.  I then painted 5 coats of white Tamiya synthetic lacquer (TS26 if you need the reference) and put clear coat for protection.

Lacquer is the best choice IMO for the job, but it can be hard to use if you're not use to do painting. Acrylic paint is more forgiving but more prone to scratch/flake if surface is not prepped enough.  ;)

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