Bit Tech has just published the first part of the build log for one of the most ambitious computer case modifications we've ever witnessed. Dark Blade took over two years to build from scratch and today we look at how the Water Station was built.
"Hello! I am Gianluca, also known as G69T on the bit-tech.net forums, and I am the creator of Dark Blade. Since it's been asked before, my nickname comes from my first and last initials and my year of birth - 1969. Yes, it's true that I'm an "old" modder, but this demonstrates that even a husband and the father of a splendid child can lose hours and nights planning and then creating an ambitious mod.
Dark Blade was started in the autumn of 2004, though construction wasn't finished until the end of 2006. Initially, the case mod was going to be a simple evolution of one of my previous mods, the "G69T Classic." All I had wanted to do was add a new module (Water Station) positioned under the previous system.
Since the water station would be the base of (and thus outline the whole shape for) what would become Dark Blade, and hold my previous G69T Classic and its evolution, it had to be the same size as the old case. Therefore, everything was designed to 350x350mm. Of course, by the end of the project, that was the only thing in common between my "old" mod and the new Dark Blade."