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Fully Modded HAF 912 Case ( PICS + TUTORIAL INSIDE)

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So this case started off as a class project, where i cut out the side window and replaced it with Plexiglas , then it turned into problem solving because I run 3 monitors and a 32" TV causing a lot of heat, thus causing my computer over heat, so I had to think of a better way to set up the fans/liquid cooling. so this is what I have com up with.
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I started off by drilling out the corner of the design I drew out with a hole saw drill bit, then followed
the rest of the design with a Disk Grinder
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I then added window/door trim
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After applying the trim, i covered the one side of the trim ( It came shaped like a "V" that you had
to wrap around the edge) with gorilla glue and pressed on the Plexiglas which I cut out earlier onto it
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After getting the glass on there, and making sure it's secure, I added a blue LED fan and a Fan grill

For this mod I was using the Antec Khuler 620, which is a self contained liquid cooling set
capable of doing a push pull config. I have this setup running Push/Pull behind a 200MM fan acting like a pull.
the placement of the radiator makes it so that it's not actually touching any metal, thus getting rid of
any ambient heat caused by the metal case heating up.

Here's a better look at what's happening here,... The 200mm fan is intaking air, which works with
the intake of the radiator, adding to the "push" part, followed by a 120mm Gelid Wing fan which pushes
followed by the stock Antec fan which pulls. To achieve this, I had to mount the pull fan as normal
but on the push side, I put the long "mounting" screws onto just the fan and the rad on 2 opposite corner
then drilled the existing fan holes in the front of the case a bit bigger (3/16) to fit a normal case fan screw
then attached the rig to the case with the 2 mounting holes left in the Gelid fan with normal fan case fans
( The front of my HAF 912 case has smaller mounting holes which it comes with screws for I believe, these are
the size holes you have to drill, for mounting the fans on both sides, only use 2 screws on each side that came
with your liquid cooling set, [opposite corners is most secure])

This was just some extra lighting I did on my case.. I had a hold broken 120mm fan that used a LED strip
wrapped around the fan instead of integrating them, so I unsoldered the strip, the _/+ to the -/+ of a molex
connector, then crappily mounted it with some electrical tape and wrapped any exposed points.
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This was the finished product towards lighting ( Updated Mobo & GPU to a ASUS M5A990x Evo R2 & GTX 660Ti 3Gb Ed.)
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Just showing off the effects of the LED strip, it has 3 LED's on it ( Red , Blue , and Green)
The red is aimed towards the front so it's not visible from the side,
post #2 of 6
Very nice mods. How is the airflow/temps with the intake fan blowing into the radiator fan? Any increase or decrease in performance?
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by bmartb18b1 View Post

Very nice mods. How is the airflow/temps with the intake fan blowing into the radiator fan? Any increase or decrease in performance?

Thank you!, and the airflow is flawless, I run my 955 BE at 4GHz at roughly 38c idle , getting to 49/50 tops in game, overall dropped 10oC for every scenario
post #4 of 6
nice results! I've been trying to get ideas of how to mount my radiator and this helps alot! Im thinking of mounting my radiator on the outside rear of my case with one of the exhaust fans blowing into the intake of my rad or on top with two exhaust blowing into the rad with push/pull. Ooo and GOLFWANG! tongue.gif
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Thank you!, I literally tried every possible mounting options to find this worked best! Also, I don't know about using an exhaust of the computer as the intake of the rad would be the greatest idea because you would be running already warmed air through it, but then again , that depends on how you manage to cool your pc, so if your pc is already blowing cold air ( legit cold air, not like 40oC+) that should work, but I know with mine, that if i were to mount it to the exhaust, it would probably yield worse results + mounting to a intake will always bring better temps I'd assume because you're intaking room temp air .. KILL THEM ALL!
post #6 of 6
very true! Will have to be trial and error. I will be creating a thread in the next few days when my parts arrive. Ordered the xspc kit today: )
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