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I think i am going to stick with a thick rad in push config. thanks for the input guys.

Time for another update!

rivets coming out again.
















































+1 rep for whoever can guess what is going where and what is going on the little shelf!!!
obviously a 360 rad in top, and i will place the 240 in the bottom laying down as well

i also think i am getting what i am calling 'mod fever', to morrow i will be working on some brackets for front intake fans!

sorry for the low quality pictures, i didn't want to take the DSLR outside in the snow where i was working, so i used my phone
Edited by benito - 1/4/13 at 6:58pm
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post #12 of 98
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Just did the mount for the front intake fans. these fans are just holding place for my SP120's, they have just about the same CFM as the AF's

















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post #13 of 98
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i think i am going mad.

PSU cover going all the way across covering bottom 240 rad? i think yes.
i will also extend the solid panel to cover the cable management holes on the side of the motherboard all the way up to the motherboard connectors.
good thing my dad has a lot of left over materials from old jobs that i can use, and all this modding is only costing me time and rivets!!




(Sweet MS Paint Skillz!!)

i just got it sand blasted back to the original powder coat, had to say bye bye to the green till i am all done with modding, which will probably be never.
i was thinking of putting in a removable motherboard tray, but i scratched that idea.





school is starting up again real soon i hope to have all modding done by then.

i really should have just bought the storm trooper panels/top/front and just fabricated a chassis my self, but there is no fun in that biggrin.gif
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i LOVE what you did with the green trooper!!! I want to paint mine red, what did you have to do to paint it? What had to be removed? what kind of paint? sanding??

Also, I have been playing around with it and cannot find the way to take the built-in fan controller off... I don't want to just pull on it because i dont want to break it, is there hidden screws?

Thanks!
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i LOVE what you did with the green trooper!!! I want to paint mine red, what did you have to do to paint it? What had to be removed? what kind of paint? sanding??
Also, I have been playing around with it and cannot find the way to take the built-in fan controller off... I don't want to just pull on it because i dont want to break it, is there hidden screws?
Thanks!

There are guides absolutely everywhere on this forum for painting. Using OCN's search bar as well as Google will bring you a long ways.

 

To start, refer to this: How To Paint

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i LOVE what you did with the green trooper!!! I want to paint mine red, what did you have to do to paint it? What had to be removed? what kind of paint? sanding??

Also, I have been playing around with it and cannot find the way to take the built-in fan controller off... I don't want to just pull on it because i dont want to break it, is there hidden screws?

Thanks!


paint- motor block paint bought from auto supply store, can be any spray paint. i chose this because of the color
primer- rust-oleum self etching primer


1. the black is powder coat. scuff it with a rough scotch- brite pad
2. wipe down with thinner-remove oil/grease
3. self etching primer
4. spray paint.

you should be good to go

i sand blasted the green paint because i continued modding and scratched it all up, screw drivers, riveting, cutting measuring and fitting new pieces. so definitely do all mods first, or hope you did all the customizing first.

i say not to try to remove all the powder coat because not even a sand blaster could take it off.

for the control panel:

remove these six screws



lift a little bit and remove the four screws on the USB 3.0 connectors


lift up all the way being safe not to break the little tabs that go in the rectangle holes
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post #17 of 98
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UPDATE!

PSU cover










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post #18 of 98
Thanks a ton!! You've helped me NOT destroy my case, and NOT have to smash it with a big F***ING hammer!!
post #19 of 98
Ooh, that looks very nice. Will the cover be black or green?
post #20 of 98
Wow nice work on the PSU cover and case divider. I like the spot welds too. Always wished I could own a welder I would do so many things...
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