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post #1 of 17
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More info as ideas progress.

Starting with this case from craigslist; dynamic changes will ensue.

After all casemods are complete, gear will be transplanted from current HAF932.

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post #2 of 17
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Picked it up today; Dissasmbled; starting to get some ideas:

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That faceplate was terrible..
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Heres all the junk; There were a ton of ancient archaic cables labled things like "slave board, ide chain, floppy cable"

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TONS of xinriliun fans! They are stained with dust though, will need a good wash.

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Mobo with amd processor and some ram; no idea what mobo, processor, or ram...

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I should prolly just throw these out too

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Afraid to test that cathode, looks dangerous.

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Fans still push amazingly for 90mm

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Edited by vassskk - 8/9/12 at 7:12pm
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Razor Lycosa OCZ Cooler Master 932 Razor Mamba 
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post #3 of 17
So ....color scheme for case? Any thoughts..?? Oh and subbed.smile.gif
post #4 of 17
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Hanover: BLACK. All black, everything, textured black. (theres spray paint with weird sand granuals in it; looks really cool)

Heres the plan.

Start off by removing everything related to the 5.5 bays. I havent used an optical drive for anthing but installing drivers for years; useless imo.
Cut out the entire front panel except a single support bar, replace with 125mm fans; 4 of them. Will fabricate a faceplate of some sort, and do something for a power button and indicator lights.
Cut out the back panel, it doesnt look like it will fit my mobo at all, will have to fabricate a new one. Ive got a bunch of LEXAN laying around for this sort of thing.
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Going to try and mount the rad horizontal where the 5.5 bays were originally, but out the side of the case. Will cut a nice hole out of the back panel. On the other side panel, directly across from it, will be cutouts for fans aswell. Will have a straight stream across the case.
Res will go bottom front, going to grab one of those T-Viruses or a tube or something.
Will build some sort of mount for the HDDs over the Res, not too worried about them. They can sit vertical as-well right?

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Edited by vassskk - 8/9/12 at 7:09pm
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post #5 of 17
Yes .. I am familiar with textured paints..careful which one you use.. some have a serious abrasive look, like too textured... you cant go wrong with black.. my favorite look. stealth.. anyway ..great project:D
post #6 of 17
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post #7 of 17
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Pretty busy with class right now; will take some measurements and maybe model some stuff up for the face plate design.
Trying to find a cool power button; was tthinking something like this:

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or

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havent really worked out a theme yet, other then black; thinking ill find a button and work from there outwards.
Edited by vassskk - 8/13/12 at 2:09pm
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by vassskk View Post

Pretty busy with class right now; will take some measurements and maybe model some stuff up for the face plate design.
Trying to find a cool power button; was tthinking something like this:
images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSFSNB6Lx3WoQVPsvKFwfMC_f-3IvIrJkSCYUTYN3WLHoGgrK214kf2FN7JFw
or
jetway_stop.jpg
havent really worked out a theme yet, other then black; thinking ill find a button and work from there outwards.
Sometimes color schemes will develop on there own.. thats what happened on this build for me..smile.gif
post #9 of 17
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New idea
FLIP THE CASE

front has 2x 120mm fans for the upper cabin, and 2x 70mm fans for the lower cabin

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from the back you cans see the psu and rad will be mounted in their usual spots. a hole wil be cut out in the back for the rad to vent out of

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3x 70mm fans will be placed direclty infront of the rad to allow strong cross streaming
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cooling loop is planned out (the rad and psu are switched by accedent, assume psu on the right, rad on the left.)
the mobo will be upsidown, so pci slots are up. cool side of gfx card will be visible.

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post #10 of 17
I thought this Died and went to Case Mod Heaven thinking.gif

You look Naked in the Reflection..LOL lmaosmiley.gif
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