Originally Posted by Duski
looks phenomenal man! your pc was one of the first i checked on since i logged in, been a bit since I've been on the forum's sadly. was curious i know you wrapped your psu cover, but what is it that you used? for the initial structure. i want to do one that's white with blue accents hence my overall build, just don't know about buying a sheet of something bending it myself etc, probably mess a few sheets up before I'd get something i liked. I know there are a few others out there that have bent their own in which i may need to do, but sadly also no subscribed to their threads. any info in the right direction would be amazing!
You know what.. no need to hide. I will share in case others have asked too. Here is the procedure:
1. Purchased the PSU Cover from Cooler Master's CM Store. http://www.cmstore-usa.com/haf-x-psu-cover/
(These are not always in stock so check back daily. It took a couple weeks of checking back daily to find them in stock. I bought 2.
2. I had taken a 120mm drill bit to cut a hole for the 120mm fan. These bits run about $25 at a home improvement store. I was lucky my father already had the bit.
3. I had fitted the fan onto the cover and drilled the holes for the screws to hold the fan in place.
4. I detached the fan and used Gorilla Glue to attach the two cover together. I used some plastic pieces underneath to make the bond stronger.
5. I then sanded the textured surface to make for a smoother surface on the top and sides.
6. I filled in the side slot to make it smooth with sheet rock filler. (used to fill in holes in the wall from hanging pictures normally.)
7. I sanded again and again to make the surface more smooth.
8. I primed the surface a couple times.
9. After the surface was smooth, I then applied the carbon fiber vinyl. (the vinyl was bought off Amazon for under $10.)
10. trim the edges of the vinyl and you are set.
11. check the mounting inside the case,. (it will vary since not all cases are the same.)
- About the mounting.. I had to cut some of the plastic initially prior to step 2 to get the seating right so it will fit inside the case. The HAF-X is a lot wider than the 690/690II.
I hope this helps!