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[Case Mod] Cooler Master HAF 922 with Window!

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Hey OCN! This is my first ever mod. My dad and I just went for it. Didn't really look anything up, just did the work based on previous knowledge. It didn't go terrifically well, but it turned out OK. I've seen so many cool mods on this website that I wanted to give it a try! You guys inspire me to want to take up carpentry and working with metal, haha.

Marked off and started to cut the place for the window:
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Got a lot of these little burs that we had to sand off:
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Our Dremel wasn't strong enough to cut through the metal, so we restored to this:
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All cut out!:
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Filing the edges:
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Blah!!!
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Coating the inside with muriatic acid to remove the waxy finish so we could paint the inside black:
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Sanding the outside for painting (sorry, not good enough to preserve the HAF logo):
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The metal reacted kind of poorly:
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Applied some base to the acid to neutralize it in order to paint w/o chemical reaction:
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Got the plexi from Ace Hardware!:
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Before:
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Case take apart, coated in muriatic acid:
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All the ingredients:
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Inside primed.
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Annnnd all painted, ugly logos removed, cabling tidied up:
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Window! I didn't really show how I installed the plexi, but what I basically did was stuck the plexi to the side of the case with silicon adhesive. This turned out to be troublesome because the case was not flat and the plexi was, so certain parts were lifting up no matter how much time I left them to dry. So, I just added a little HD tape to one side, and it worked out. Not attractive, but you can't see the inside of the case anyways!
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Little bit later, crossfired some 7970s:
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And added some lighting!
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Thanks for looking through my photos!
post #2 of 5
Nice job with the mod! you really should spend some more time tidying up those cables thought...
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I'm not sure how I could! There's only so many places to put cable, and the window is so big that it reveals a lot of the areas. Got any suggestions?
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I'm not sure how I could! There's only so many places to put cable, and the window is so big that it reveals a lot of the areas. Got any suggestions?
hide the cables as much as you can behind the motherboard tray, and have the minimum stick out, like have the cables taught. Use plenty of cable ties behind the motherboard tray so it doesnt become a birds nest back their either. Have the cables you dont use set off to one place while routing the cables you do use at another place.
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Scooper's got the right idea. Here's a pic of my HAF912 to give you an idea of what he's talking about.




If I can do this with a haf912, you should be able to do it in your haf922. A modular PSU helps a ton as well though. I've since switched from my GTX 670 to an older card making the inside even cleaner because I don't need the 6 pins anymore.

This build is pretty great though! Reminds me of my first mod. Soon enough you're gonna get into even more modding! The paint came out well. Best of luck. thumb.gif
Edited by tombom - 6/23/13 at 8:54pm
HAF 912 Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k delid Gigabyte Z77-D3H Galaxy GTX 680 Kingston Hyper X 4x2GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Toshiba 2TB HDD 90GB Corsair Force 3 H70 w/ push/pull panaflo W7 ult. 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T w/ lighboost hack 24/7 Coolermaster Quickfire with Cherry Browns Rosewill HIVE 750w Coolermaster HAF912 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Windows Mouse Optical Puretrak Talent Fiio E7 > Denon AHD2000 
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HAF 912 Rig
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k delid Gigabyte Z77-D3H Galaxy GTX 680 Kingston Hyper X 4x2GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Toshiba 2TB HDD 90GB Corsair Force 3 H70 w/ push/pull panaflo W7 ult. 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T w/ lighboost hack 24/7 Coolermaster Quickfire with Cherry Browns Rosewill HIVE 750w Coolermaster HAF912 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Windows Mouse Optical Puretrak Talent Fiio E7 > Denon AHD2000 
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