CHAPTER VII: Where the Sidewalk Ends "This is no dream! This is really happening!" - Rosemary's Baby (1968) All of the wiring is finally coming together. So much of it. I've used almost 100 feet of sleeving. The final basecoat gets put down. I chose a nickel color, like I used on the fan blades. I think the color will work great for the water transfer graphics that will be applied. I think the nickel color was a great choice. The graphics need some touch up work, but Demon Speeding is due to debut at PDXLAN 23 in just 2 days, so I grab some Monster Energy drinks and get to work. All the outside panels need to get a satin clear coat to protect the graphics. With PDXLAN 23 only 24 hours away, I'm running short on time. I know turn my attention back to the interior. The original motherboard shroud I made just wasn't working. I broke out some acrylic and created something new. I decided I didn't just want it flat and that it needed to come apart easily, if needed. Solution, make it in three sections. I took some Lutro0 cable combs, cut them down to length, and then added tabs to them. Earlier, I modified the case by tapping all the the rear rivets holes 4mm. This allows me to removed the back of the case and access the wiring without having to do a complete disassemble of the case. I think the new design turned out good. I actually like this design better then my original idea. I painted the center section in the dark hammertone paint and then used the stainless steel color paint for the out side rails. 24 hours till PDXLAN 23. The XSPC waterblocks are in their final positions. Final plumbing, system flush, and leak testing time. Details, details, details. I made up a cover for the rear IO. It doesn't seem to matter how much you spend on a motherboard, they all have those ugly flash chrome IO parts. Still some sleeving to be done, but it's getting there. Less then 16 hours till PDXLAN 23. Rush, rush, rush. 12 hours till PDXLAN Everything looks good, but isn't. Somehow in my energy drink fueled fervor, I forgot to install two o-rings. : face palm: With the o-rings fixed, I can now fill the loop with the custom tinted Mayhems Pastel fluid. PDXLAN 23 opens in 8 hours and I'm so tired. The lighting is all installed and the leaks all fixed, but an electrical bug takes me 4 hours to track down. I am finally booted, but now I'm late to PDXLAN 23 and the case windows aren't even installed yet. I'm exhausted. I give in and sleep. I made it! Demon Speeding isn't finished, but I made it to PDXLAN 23. Even unfinished, she looks the part and draws quite a bit of attention. Her spot light will have to wait till another day. The silver plate on the back of Demon Speeding covers the original power supply hole. It will become a "Thank You" plaque, for all those who made Demon Speeding a reality. I also treated the keyboard, mouse, and Xbox 360 controller in the same water transfer graphics as the case. I didn't have time to change out all the LED's in the peripherals before the LAN. I think red would look nice.