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post #1 of 5
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Hi guys, I'm recently about to rebuild my AMD rig due to some bad cable management and because I want to trick out the styling of my machine thumb.gif

Specs are:

AMD FX-8350 oc to 4.5ghz
Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 16GB (2x8GB) 1600MHz
MSI HD 7970 Lightning BOOSTED Edition 3072MB
SanDisk Extreme SSD 240GB 6GB/s
Pioneer BDR Optical Drive
Cooler Master Hyper 412S CPU Cooler with 2x Cooler Master 12cm Sickleflow Red LED push pull config
6x Cooler Master 12cm Sickleflow Red LED case fans
NZXT Sentry II Touch Fan controller
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M PSU
CM Storm Scout II Advanced Gaming Case - Gun Metal


I have applied a gun-metal carbon fibre vinyl to the Bluray bezel and the edge of the fan controller and the top sliding cover for the USB is covered in a dark maroon red carbon fibre vinyl.

I am looking to create a partition inside the case as seen on many mods that cover the bottom and the front so to hide the drive bays and the psu area. I would probally look at covering this in vinyl also. Anybody have any thoughts on a good, cheap and easy to manipulate material for this?

Also, in what configuration should I have my fans setup to creat the best airflow and least dust, I also need to try and find a supplier of fan filters as my intakes do not have any apart from the front mesh and the PSU fan, which leaves my system gavering dust on a regular basis!

Thanks in advance, and I will post some pics soon with a build log, once I gut all the components.

Oh and any good tutorials on cable sleeving as I am really struggling to make the heat shrinked ends look clean?!
post #2 of 5
some current pics of your setup would be good. The best cooling solution is to usually have the cold air coming in from the front & bottom of the case and the hot air exiting from the rear & top of the case. I read somewhere that its better to have more intake fans than exhaust fans? (something to do with creating pressure and encouraging the hot air to exit quickly via exhaust fans).

Carbon fiber vinyl wrap is readily available on ebay and would suit your interior panels fine. Also bitfenix have sleeved cable extensions in various colours.
post #3 of 5
you could build your own filters with fine plastic window screening or nylons,,,,i used 3 layers of window screening on the bottom of my CM 922 for the PSU intake,,,in the front part of the case the front panel should pull off,,,put something in between it and the fans






this is a pic of the side panel on the 922,,its kinda hard to see the screening,,,but I duct taped it all over the opening on the inside ,then mounted the 200mm fan on top of it,,,you cant remove the filter,,but its really easy to vacume from the outside,,i can get it perfectly clean every time,,,as far as buying filters,,,i looked all over and they do have them at some places but there not very custom,,and anywhere you try to stick them they wont fit,,,but I guess it depends on your case,,,i recently got the ""fractual design R2 LX""',,,now this case is well filtered,,thats always and option,,,and it was under 150$ after taxes
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 3570k sabertooth Z77 asus gtx970 dcII 4gb 16gb gskill ripjaws 1600mz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
seagate sata 1 tb samsung 840 evo 250gb ssd lg blueray corsair H105 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
windows 10 home  asus 27inch 1080p  acer 24 inch 1080p acer 24 inch 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G110 corsair tx 750watt fractual design define XL R2 mx518 
Audio
sony wireless,,,headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
fx 6300 asus m5a99X evo asus gtx 670 2gb  8gb 1600mhz gskill ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair 120gb ssd WD 1 tb 7200rpm lg blueray H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 50 inch 3d plasma 1080p,,smart tv logitech wireless  EVGA SuperNova G2 750 
CaseAudio
coolermaster 922 denon 7.1,home theatre 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 965x4 asus,m4n72-e asus gtx 570 1.25gb 8gb 800 gskill ddr2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingMonitor
samsung 840 evo lg cheap zalman something cpu cooler??,,,works pretty good lg 22 inch 
PowerCase
coolermaster 850 antec 902 
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the tooth
(18 items)
 
HAF 922
(14 items)
 
902
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 3570k sabertooth Z77 asus gtx970 dcII 4gb 16gb gskill ripjaws 1600mz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
seagate sata 1 tb samsung 840 evo 250gb ssd lg blueray corsair H105 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
windows 10 home  asus 27inch 1080p  acer 24 inch 1080p acer 24 inch 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G110 corsair tx 750watt fractual design define XL R2 mx518 
Audio
sony wireless,,,headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
fx 6300 asus m5a99X evo asus gtx 670 2gb  8gb 1600mhz gskill ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair 120gb ssd WD 1 tb 7200rpm lg blueray H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 50 inch 3d plasma 1080p,,smart tv logitech wireless  EVGA SuperNova G2 750 
CaseAudio
coolermaster 922 denon 7.1,home theatre 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 965x4 asus,m4n72-e asus gtx 570 1.25gb 8gb 800 gskill ddr2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingMonitor
samsung 840 evo lg cheap zalman something cpu cooler??,,,works pretty good lg 22 inch 
PowerCase
coolermaster 850 antec 902 
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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ok so i managed to buy some filters and im going to disassemble them to spray the edges in red to match my color theme. Ive got some spray paint and vinyl and will start my build log soon. My friend is also going to create a perspex floor for my case to hide the psu with etchin and lighting on it! So stay tuned for build log with plans pics and more... This will be my first completely modded build. And i cant wait wink.gif
post #5 of 5
Check out my build log. Even though it is my first attempt at modding a case, I was successful in doing the partition that you are talking about. I just made a fan vent in the top of the cover that pulls air from the bottom front fan past the HDD and SSD up to the GPU. Everything stays real cool.

The link for my build log is in my sig.
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Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
CaseOther
Cooler Master HAF XB NZXT 5 Channel Fan Controller  
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