Last step of the backside is to create a cover for the be quiet! PWM hub. Everything in the backside is black carbon fiber, so decided I needed to add some white accents and a white plate.
The PWM hub and LED strip connector is small and need to have height enough to give room to remove and add cables. It creates a challenge to create a piece that is small to cover the hub with height enough to give room without looking bulky. I decided that a cover for this PWM hub needs to have some lines and levels to accommodate for this.
Marked the shape and size on a 3mm acrylic sheet and put my Dremel Moto-Saw to work. The piece is only 100mm long and 70mm wide. Tiny little cover for the base plate for the PWM hub.
Did a shape on freehand that felt relevant. Each 45° part is exactly the same length to give a sense of symmetry. The thought is to layer the acrylic to create both layer and break up the feeling of an otherwise dull rectangular box.
Looks good, the idea of two layers with some none perpendicular sides was a good call . Some trimming to do with a file and some additional sanding, but will look good. Will create additional contrast of the PWM hub lid by layering two color of carbon fiber.
The PWM cable is fixed to the circuit board so decided to sleeve it. All peripheral cables are sleeved in MDPC-X Carbon-BTI making me take a decision to sleeve the PWM cable in MDPC-X white-xxx. Both for contrast but also to make it easier to find it in the case.
This turned out really good in my humble opinion. Adds a dash of white to the otherwise black case and black carbon fiber sleeved MDPC-X cables as well as some contrasting lines to break up the backside of the case. Will also use the 45° angled lines to guide the eye into the vertically structured cables.