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post #11 of 19
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Please do. but you know who's getting the cred !!!! tongue.gif
post #12 of 19
Where did you get the paint for the locks and fans???
post #13 of 19
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Please do. but you know who's getting the cred !!!!

Haha! I have no problem giving you the kudos for it! I plan on documenting my progress too and posting it in my guild's forums but I'll be sure to link to this forum! biggrin.gif
Edited by Kronos Baelfire - 6/30/13 at 6:44pm
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
The paint is just regular (high gloss & quick drying) paint from the local painters store..

A standard paint that works with most materials
post #15 of 19
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Update 2013-07-12
Ok so i got me some new stuff.. More paint(oil based high glossy hobby paint as usual), cable management items & some velcro tape.


So. Take the case apart for starters.. Here iam removing the mesh from one of the plastic pieces


These little *****es that is holding the front panel in place(not) broke just by looking at them. I will use Glue to put this back on after im done anyway so don't care.


Ok! Done for now. I also removed the heatsinks of my Corsair Vengeance DDR3 kit. (this mod is still in beta phase. I do not recommend you to do this yet, since i don't know how stable this mod is) since painting heatsinks could isolate the heat back into the ram chips. Though i will be using 2 extra thin layers of oil based paint for this test.



Cable management can ALWAYS be improved!!! :-)


Decided to go nuts with the spray can on all the black details of the case and ddr3 heatsinks to match the rest of the build.
2 thin coat layers of paint. After that i left them outside under a roof to dry for 15hours. Since some of these stuff are going inside the case it is very important it is totally dry
Im really happy with the cleanyness of the ram heatsinks! Hope they still work...



Ok! using super glue to put the front panel cover back on.. Shouldn't break for the next 10 years.


Ok so i was looking around for the best industrial thermal double sided tape. Took me a while to find anyone that would even know what it was. Thank you http://www.stokvistapes.se/ for the free sample & really quick email response
Will check back with you guys to tell you if this is the best thing on the market today..


Applying double sided thermal tape on the memory (The same way as the stock thermal tape was applied)


Ohhlalala!



Putting it all back together.


Ok! Now everything is back together. Time for some end result shots.
Here is the first photo without side panel


Upper Photo


Front Photo


Ram mod result Photo


With side panel



Will be checking back within the upcoming weeks with result of the ram mod. To see if i recommend it or not.
Please subscribe!!!


Next thing i will do is bend & melt a new acrylic PSU cover + another surprise.. Check back soon

Ciao

Edited by jompenleet - 7/12/13 at 2:46pm
post #16 of 19
Looking good!!! thumb.gif
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
UPDATE!
 
Ok so i got some new white sleeving from a company named Sleeva.se
i don't know if they ship internationally. I do know they ship all over Sweden anyway..
 
So here is what i ordered
 
 
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Shrinktube Small White
 
Shrinktube Small White
 
Shrinktube SATA White
 
Sleeve SATA White
 
Sleeve Small White
 
Cable-tie Brackets (10-pack)
 
Lamptron Modding Tool Kit
 
 
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Some tools that will be used for sleeving
 
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A heat-gun is a must if you've got white shrinktubes. Because they will get abit darkened if using a lighter.
Black shrinktubes don't matter though
 
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Lock ring pincer (inverted) to open up the shrink tubes abit.
This was really useful
 
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Starting off with re-sleeving a 24pin Bitfenix Extender. 
 
 
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I did put an extra smaller shrinktube under the sleeving in each end for my white shrinktube to attach better onto the cord.
 
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This is some really high-quality sleeve, can't see through it at all..
 
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Finally finished with the extender.
Took me a few hours to be honest tongue.gif
 
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This sleeve is abit thicker than the black stock sleeving on the extender so it'll look like this in the ends.
I don't care though
 
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Sleeving is now complete, here is some results
 
 
Graphics card 2x 8pin connections
 
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24pin mounted
 

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8pin mobo
 
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Scroll down for more pics
post #18 of 19
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So i decided to make a new PSU cover out of regular 3mm acrylic sheet (because any coloured one is impossible to get your hands on in sweden)
 
Ofcourse i started with measuring the dimensions of it inside the case, Length, Height and Depth
Didn't take any pics of that though
 
 
Here im cutting the pieces for the cover
 
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Ended up with these, hopefully they'll fit now.
 
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Had to remove the stock HDD cage though, because it was too high for my cover. Ill just use the dremel to cut it down abit. But thats a project for later.
 
Here is me drilling out the poprivets for the HDD cage. You'll also see my nice socks here
 
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This is just a temporary solution to hold the PSU cover up and giving it some support.
I just bend a PCI cover top the same height as the PSU and used a pop rivet to hold it in place
 
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So i found some 90 degrees set square's at work that is usually used to glue photo frames.
I think it'll work perfect for this.
 
 
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So the paint has been drying for 2 days. Not because it needed to but i didnt have the time countinue with the work.
Now its as solid as a rock :-)
 
Preparing the acrylic for paint.
Using paper tape on all the edges to avoid getting any paint on there.
 
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Fully taped
 
 
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Ready for paint!
Lets do some magic
 
[img]http://www.sweclockers.com/image/gallery/2013/08/02/Img_9197.jpg?t=original&k=12eb601d/img]   After painting with my regular High Glossy White (oil based) paint it will look like this. two layers of paint is enough, if the acrylic has been cleaned up before painting.   Here are the old & the new PSU cover  Img_9199.jpg?t=original&k=924aab20
 
 





So i got the idea of trying out some engraving.
Since i had some extra acrylic laying around i thought i'd give it a shot.
Don't blame me lol because i've never done anything like this before.
 
Decided to put it here after i was done, now drilled some holes to be able to pop it there after i engraved the piece.
 
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These are the tools i used. A rotary tool, some Diamond Grinding things, a decal & acrylic.
 
EDIT -  i found a flash light was also very useful for this
 
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Getting the logo in place
 
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Lets get started!
 
 
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So much fun!!
 
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Still going!
 
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Result after 30min's of work
 
 
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Results enlightened, if you look this close youll see 2 obvious mistakes. But this picture is very well zoomed. You wont see it if u look through the side panel of the case.
Atleast not me :-)
 
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End result, NO FLASH
 
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END RESULT WITH FLASH 
 
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END RESULT WITH FLASH & SIDEPANEL
 
 
 
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Will be doing some more small works on this, then im off to start with my Phantom 820 project wich will also be posted here on this forum.
 
Look around for Jompenleet!
 
Hope you liked it
Edited by jompenleet - 8/4/13 at 11:49am
post #19 of 19
hi, Im just wonderin how did you install that new psu cover that big? do you mind telling me its measurement? thanks in advance
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