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NZXT Phantom 410 Project

post #1 of 19
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Welcome! This is a progress log from jompenleet.
To be able to see the current state of the case you're going to click the last page here in this thread.!


This picture is one of the most recent one's.
Though i recommend you to check the last page in the thread for more pic's






Here is the original state of the NZXT Phantom 410 case. (Just moved the components of my old OEM computer into the case)..











Got a new Motherboard + processor + cpu cooler (Scythe Grand Kama Cross)




After getting some new fans Xigmatek 1253 & a new fan to the cpu cooler Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm

it looks like this.










Interior before cable sleeving and cable management.




mad.gifHere i actually cut a whole in the side of the case to give it a bigger window.. And i forgot to take pictures sorry.
Here's a link to the tutorial i followed to be able to do this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpZoE-zj0-k
:thumb:Thank's alot to MNPCtech for the really informative tutorials on case mods!! thumb.gif







Interior after hardmod sidepanel + psu cover & fully sleeved cables.

Tell me what u think! smile.gif
P.S Im still waiting for my stormtrooper sticker & white LED tubes for the case
Edited by jompenleet - 7/12/13 at 2:21pm
post #2 of 19
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Will be updating with new pics as soon as i get my LED lights & Stormtrooper sticker :-) please subscribe
post #3 of 19
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Got sick of the orange LED fans so i decided to modify them abit..

First i took apart the case and looked around for fans laying around..

Found some!

case without fans :-(



Xigmatek F1253 and F1450 i think?

Cleaning the fans for the paint to stick

Safety first! (if u ignore this ur fans may not spin at all)



Removing the LED's



close up look..

Fans on top of the case

Scythe grand kama cross CPU cooler after painted the fan

overall look


What do u think? Still waiting for stickers and Cold cathodes!

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Edited by jompenleet - 5/9/13 at 1:56pm
post #4 of 19
I think you've done a beautiful job dude honestly. Rep for a job well done. A few critiques I do have:

The pci power connectors for the GPU look kinda weird just being pulled down to the corner of the bay cage like that. If you wanted another option, I'd cut a whole in your PSU cover on the inside by the covered grommets at the bottom to feed the cables into from there so the cables just go straight down under the GPU. Would just make it look nicer and be easier on the cable length and storage.

Maybe consider painting the ram heatsinks to black or white or maybe even grey to match the rest of the build better. I know it's a minor thing, but seeing as how you've put so much effort into it you definitely had a goal in mind.That or just buy a new kit, maybe something like the Avexir Core series white led kit they've got on newegg if you want some nice lights (I use them myself and LOVE them).

Also,so this is a gigabyte 680 soc right? So if I'm right it exhausts air out towards the window right? You could make yourself a fan mount there in the window to exhaust the air from the GPU. Unless you have plans to liquid cool your system in the long run.

Regardless good stuff
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OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 QNIX QX2710 QNIX QX2710 KBT Pure MX Whites 
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post #5 of 19
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Thank you PhantomTaco for you opinions and i will definately consider your thoughts for future projects.
Ill be drilling a hole in the PSU cover as soon as i find a hole saw.
And about painting the RAM Heatsinks, hmm. From what i've read its not a good idea to put paint on heatsinks at all. The paint cold be isolating the heat & end up ruining the motherboard but ill look for some Heatsink Paint and see what magic i can do.
And about the GPU fan's directing the heat to the acrylic window. Yes but ill show you a demonstration of the Air flow

Excuse my paint skills.

Blue lines = Cool Air
Red lines = Hot Air


I've got pretty good GPU and CPU heat while overclocked. CPU will reach 50 degrees Celsius in full load
And the GPU will reach a maximum of 60 with stock overclock.
post #6 of 19
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Got me some watercooling now.



And some new dust filters (the old ones sucked)





Made a Hole in the PSU cover for the GPU Cables


Also painted the Chassi details in Glossy White



Got two identical NZXT 140mm fans for the top (had too look symmetric)


Water cooling in place





So what the case currently looks like.. Ill be getting some more parts next week. Subscribe smile.gif







P.S Also installed some Revoltec Cold Cathodes....


So i got some new stuff that my friend at timwill clothing drew for me..
He also had some contacts to be able to make it in this frosty nice look :-)

Here we are applying a new sticker to the acrylic side


finished!


End result & my friend David himself :-D


Also got me some custom made fan stickers, drawn by David @ Timwillclothing


sticker on the modded 120mm xigmatek fan


stickers on the modded 140mm NZXT fans


Voila!


I do have some other things waiting to be done with this case (otherwise i wouldnt have this blue led still in there)..
Check back soon and see what has happened!

Peace
Edited by jompenleet - 6/28/13 at 1:17pm
post #7 of 19
Subbed. Looks great! How did you paint the 5.25 bay locks? Did you remove them totally then paint, or did you just paint over them?
Edited by choLOL - 5/19/13 at 11:33pm
post #8 of 19
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Hello choLOL and thanks for subscribing.
Painting these locks was actually alot easier than i thought. Here's a picture explaining the removal

So first you pull the left part (two iron pins) out of the 5.25 bay.
Once you have that part out you just pinch the two plastic pins together and you have it removed.


Stay tuned! Will soon be updating the case with new mods!
Best Regards jompen!
post #9 of 19
Oh, looks easy enough. Gonna try it in the future. Thanks!
post #10 of 19
Very awesome mod! Might have to steal your mod for my new white Phantom 410 case once I get all the parts together! thumb.gif
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