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Poll Results: [NEW POLL] What Color do you have/will you get?

 
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post #511 of 5801
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Finally finished painting the trim! It's not perfect, but I am pretty happy with it since it's my first time using spray paint, as well as my first time doing any kind of mod. Took some ideas on other things to paint from kev_b's Phantom. I'm still waiting on new fans to come, and I'm planning on switching the blue power LED to a white one, as soon as I learn how.

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Any suggestions for other things I could add, and are easy enough for a noob to do?

To change the LEDs for the Power and HDD, all you gotta do is de-solder the old ones and re-solder / heat shrink the new ones. Took me about a half hour. Pretty easy, and I've never soldered in my life.

I like how our 410s are the opposite color scheme. biggrin.gif
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To change the LEDs for the Power and HDD, all you gotta do is de-solder the old ones and re-solder / heat shrink the new ones. Took me about a half hour. Pretty easy, and I've never soldered in my life.
I like how our 410s are the opposite color scheme. biggrin.gif

Well as someone else who has never soldered before in my life, could you give me any pointers? Especially in terms of things I need to buy? I know I could probably just look it up, but it would be nice to hear it from someone who is working on the same case.
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post #513 of 5801
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Finally finished painting the trim! It's not perfect, but I am pretty happy with it since it's my first time using spray paint, as well as my first time doing any kind of mod. Took some ideas on other things to paint from kev_b's Phantom. I'm still waiting on new fans to come, and I'm planning on switching the blue power LED to a white one, as soon as I learn how. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Any suggestions for other things I could add, and are easy enough for a noob to do?

youve done well! ive always wanted to see the fan grills in white.
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post #514 of 5801
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Well as someone else who has never soldered before in my life, could you give me any pointers? Especially in terms of things I need to buy? I know I could probably just look it up, but it would be nice to hear it from someone who is working on the same case.

Just go into your local Radio Shack. They've got drawers of LEDs. The ones you need are pretty small. Just open up your case and you'll see them. They are glued in, however, I didn't glue the new ones back into place, as they stay on their own. You'll have to cut the heat shrink off the old LEDs, and for that I just used a razor blade. From there, take your heated up soldering iron, and heat up the solder on the LEDs until they come off. Then, slide the heat shrink onto the bare lead. Solder the new LED on (extra pair of hands is key here, one person to hold the wire and the new led, the other person to do the actual soldering). Tap the iron and solder to the lead and the wire, and it'll adhere. Slide the heat shrink over the exposed lead, and shrink with a lighter (doesn't take much, just a really quick once over).

Note: There is a positive and a negative on the LEDs, I wasn't sure which was which (too lazy to look it up), so I just attached them, and if they didn't work, swapped the ends around. One light worked (got it right) the other didn't. Even with re-doing one, it only took a half hour. Just be careful not to burn yourself! thumb.gif

Sorry for the long explanation, I hope it helps!
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Brought the Gunmetal version 2 days ago, wanted the black one actually but the shop i went to ran out of it. Forked out a little more for the Gunmetal, a huge upgrade from my CM elite 430 (never gonna get a CM case anymore). Wish I could provide some pictures, but i don't have a decent camera..sadsmiley.gif
I must say this case is awesome even for a first time builder for me. I don't find the manual particularly useful- don't really know how to get the fan controller to work and there are currently 4 3 pins connectors not connected to anything (will probably spend some time figuring out when i have time, not a huge problem to me). Also the power button tends to get stuck when its pressed and had to be jerked out.
There's a dust filter on the front bezel, and the power, hdd activity light are both white. The included 140mm top fan has white leds too, if anyone is wondering.

One question..does the fan controller controls all of the chassis fans?
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Brought the Gunmetal version 2 days ago, wanted the black one actually but the shop i went to ran out of it. Forked out a little more for the Gunmetal, a huge upgrade from my CM elite 430 (never gonna get a CM case anymore). Wish I could provide some pictures, but i don't have a decent camera..sadsmiley.gif
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There's a dust filter on the front bezel, and the power, hdd activity light are both white. The included 140mm top fan has white leds too, if anyone is wondering.

One question..does the fan controller controls all of the chassis fans?

you can take fan screws and put em next to the switch after popping out the black box that has the switches on em, the fan controller needs a molex plug to power it then your fans in the 3pin plugs.

and thanks for the info on the led's, someone was wondering a few pages back,
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Here is my black case with a little paint job.700
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I'm thinking about painting the white plastic trim pieces a bright green. What do you think?
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Here is my black case with a little paint job. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I'm thinking about painting the white plastic trim pieces a bright green. What do you think?

ive always wanted to see a black/green theme on this

keep the grills white and the plastic behind the grills white, it will look fantastic thumb.gif

also get that drive bay door back on there tongue.gif
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post #520 of 5801
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youve done well! ive always wanted to see the fan grills in white.
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Finally finished painting the trim! It's not perfect, but I am pretty happy with it since it's my first time using spray paint, as well as my first time doing any kind of mod. Took some ideas on other things to paint from kev_b's Phantom. I'm still waiting on new fans to come, and I'm planning on switching the blue power LED to a white one, as soon as I learn how.
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Any suggestions for other things I could add, and are easy enough for a noob to do?

Man that looks nice. I'm thinking about going with a nice bright green for my trim.
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