The inspiration for the build came from my wife who saw I was having issues determining what I wanted to do. She said one word, Fallout, and it all came together from there. As a programmer, I had to go with 404 as the vault number for the build.
Starting with the top, I went with a front pull configuration with the radiator so I opened the top using Fractal-Design’s ModuVent system. The cover is for when the system is not in use, and is normally on display on my desk. It is made of acrylic covered in vinyl.
The right-side panel image was painstakingly applied by my wife. The image is black and had to be layered on top of white vinyl to make the text and image pop.
The front panel has been changed to blue and the 404 vault symbol was added in yellow.
The RGB work within the build was a collaboration with jmmods. Those folks are great and tolerated a lot of design changes from me on what was to be cut. The inner panel features the centerpiece, the vault boy and the Fractal-Design logo.
The back plate features an Approved By Vault-Tec logo which is also an awesome work of art. The GPU also has a support bracket with a similar design to the Meshify-C front panel laser etched into it. Gives a little insight to what the build actually began as. Originally, the design was going to go into a Meshify-C, but decided on the space of the Define R6, and am glad I did.
The vertical GPU exit ports were covered with acrylic covered in vinyl with the lantern for the Railroad in Fallout 4.
CableMod extensions were used in green and black to bring in the green color from the PipBoy screen in Fallout.