Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Case Mod Work Logs › [Project Log] Phantom (First attempt at case mods)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Project Log] Phantom (First attempt at case mods)

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
This has been my first attempt at doing a case mod. It's not the best, but I am a college student and don't have the funds to pay for 'quality' tools and components, and don't have any previous modding experience. Please excuse my photo's, they were all taken with my iPhone 4 and I am definitely no photographer!

Component List:
Case - NZXT Phantom Full Tower White
CPU - Intel Core i7 2600k OC'ed @ 4 GHz
RAM - 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Rev 1.3 UEFI
GPU - EVGA Geforce GTX 660Ti SC+ 3GB
PSU - Corsair TX750
SSD - Corsair Force 3 GT 120GB SATA III (6GB/s)
HDD 1 - WD 640GB SATA III (6GB/s)
HDD 2 - WD 1TB SATA III (6GB/s)
Controller - NZXT Sentry II
ODD 1 - LG MODISC SATA II
ODD 2 - Super Writemaster SATA II
CPU Cooler - Corsair H80i
Fans - 3x Xigmatek FCB 140mm Blue (2 top 1 front), 2x Cooler Master Sickleflow 120mm


I began this project originally just to add a window to my NZXT Phantom, which wouldn't have been a hard job at all...

Here are some before pictures:










Here are some pictures of the stencil, rough-cut, and repaint of the side panel:









At this point, the paint ended up getting destroyed while adding on u-channel edging to make the edge look less terrible due to my horrible cutting abilities and tools. Also, the top panel ended up getting stepped on by my brother, thus getting destroyed as well. From here I decided I was going to redo the front panel as well.




Some pictures of the painting process:












Outcome of front panel peices:














During that process I decided to pick up some new fans and a new CPU cooler. I wanted to move to a custom water cooling loop, but didn't have the money to do so, but I was able to catch a h80i on sale for $85 at microcenter, and I had a $25 off certificate, so $60 for an H80i? Count me in! I was also able to get 3 Xigmatek fans for 30% off from newegg. I also got a Corsair 750TX off ebay for ~$40 to replace my Cooler Master GX650:







Since then I have bent a piece of sheet metal for the top (this is temporary, until I can get a new top panel which I have yet to find and NZXT will NOT respond to my emails, calling just sends me in circles as well...), I wrapped the side panel and the top in 3M CarbonFiber wrap to match the rest of the case and added in 2 cold-cathode bars. I tried my hand at sleeving CPU wires but regrettably used the cheap plastic sleeving instead :\


This is how it currently sits:













I plan to redo/finish the sleeving on the power supply and get a new top panel to finish this build. Then I want to move on to a G5 Build with all the things this build has taught me!
Hope you liked my build, thanks for looking and feedback would be great!
post #2 of 7
Nice build! I will be doing the opposite, modding my Phantom with everything I learned from the G5. If you have any questions, ask me. I know a TON about this case. (a complete dissassembly does that to you rolleyes.gif)
RPI Compy
(14 items)
 
Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB HP thingy Phanteks TC12DX Windows 7 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 530w White FD R4 Logitech G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k Asrock pro-4 m His 6770 1GB G.skill 2133 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 ssd 128 GB Lg blu-ray combo drive Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
PowerCase
Raidmax 530w Silverstone Temjin 
  hide details  
Reply
RPI Compy
(14 items)
 
Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB HP thingy Phanteks TC12DX Windows 7 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 530w White FD R4 Logitech G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k Asrock pro-4 m His 6770 1GB G.skill 2133 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 ssd 128 GB Lg blu-ray combo drive Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
PowerCase
Raidmax 530w Silverstone Temjin 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Awesome smile.gif, I'll be sure to message you if I have any questions. The G5 I purchased shipped out about an hour ago so I should have it next week and I can begin planning!
post #4 of 7
Hey, looks great so far! thumb.gif
Hello Kitty
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3450 Asrock z77E-itx DC II hd 7870 Gskill 1600 ddr3 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Crucial M4 256 gig Samsung 24 inch Logitech Corsair CX 600 
CaseMouse
Bitfenix Prodigy logitech VX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
Hello Kitty
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3450 Asrock z77E-itx DC II hd 7870 Gskill 1600 ddr3 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Crucial M4 256 gig Samsung 24 inch Logitech Corsair CX 600 
CaseMouse
Bitfenix Prodigy logitech VX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks! biggrin.gif
post #6 of 7
looking good dude something about that white blue combo always looks nice:thumb: subbed
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks! I love the blue/white combo.

I think the next thing I'm going to do is put a PSU shroud in there and enlarge the window on the door.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Case Mod Work Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Case Mod Work Logs › [Project Log] Phantom (First attempt at case mods)