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So I got inspired by the upcoming release of BF3 and decided to update my good ol' modded Antec 902 case to a new HAF X.

Here is a video of some mods I did to my 902;
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkyQsTfOzZE[/ame]

CASE PAINT
This is what I was thinking of doing(The cammo image I copied from the net looks like it has some sort of texture behind it which makes it look like carbon fiber. I thought that might be cool too. First wrap each side panel in 3M carbon fiber then paint the camo over top. Just an idea. And of course I would not wrap the front or top for ventilation.

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I have the Asus Sabertooth x58 mobo and I'm going to sleeve my cables with this;
http://cdn.nexternal.com/armynavy/images/reflective-tracer-paracord.gif

CARBON FIBER WRAP
I'm also thinking of covering the parts of the mobo tray that would be exposed after the mobo is in place with the carbon fiber just to make it look clean. Also might cover the plastic drive bay mounting hardware, hard drive trays at the bottom, plastic power supply wire shield, air duct for the video cards and my Gigabyte 560Ti plastic fan cover.

STEALTH DRIVE MOD
Also looking at doing the stealh drive mod.

LIGHTING
I was thinking of putting a white cathode on a toggle switch and red leds on a sound activated switch that would light up when explosions and sound is happening. Might be a little overkill but we'll see.

Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions please let me know. Also if anyone knows of any systems that look kind of like this please post a link.

Thanks!
Edited by mbarr69 - 8/13/11 at 3:58pm
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post #2 of 75
Sounds awesome. Cannot wait to see the log. While I am not a huge fan of the 902, those sketches look fantastic. You might convert me...
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post #3 of 75
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Sounds awesome. Cannot wait to see the log. While I am not a huge fan of the 902, those sketches look fantastic. You might convert me...

The 902 is my current case and I just got the HAF X which is what I'll be painting.
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Here is what I have done so far. First I started laying out my camo pattern on each panel and realized that it is better to place the parts back on the case and then layout my design. This gives for a more cohesive and uniform look.

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Next I cut away the waste
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Sorry but I got a little excited about this project and jumped right in. I'm reading the Painting Patterns and Quick Guide to Case Painting and a mirror/reflective paint finish guides and need to slow down and follow some direction. To be continued...
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So I think I'm going to cheat a little and get a vinyl decal made at Kinkos for the side panels and paint the top and the front. I'll have to do some paint samples and compare them to the test strip I'm getting from Kinkos. Should get the strip from Kinkos on Monday.
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post #8 of 75
Another way to do the camo is to get those little rubber mats that keep your carpet from sliding (its like a checkered pattern) and cut random shapes out of those.

But that is more for digital camo. I see you are going for the traditional type smile.gif looks good so far!
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wow! I am sure this will be a great mod, I like this theme, I will continue their evolution.
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Looking cool man, keep it up! smile.gif
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