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Mootsfox jumped on the Armor bandwagon.

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I've been wanting to for over a year now, and finally got enough money to buy one. Even though over $200 after tax, I can say that this is the nicest case I've ever worked with, and is extremly well built. It's worth the cash. Being a full ATX tower, it has a lot more room than my old mid-size. I love this case, it rocks Now onto my 12 hour work log.


Out of the box and waiting for me...


Stripped down and all sexy like.


A naked comparison with my old case.


The guts were on my bed though, no sleep till I finished.


The Aspire X-Dreamer II (old case) could have easily fit inside the Armor (new case).


Wiring job on the old one. Even with all the wires jammed back there, the front still looked bad


As with any mod, there has to be an injury. My Zalman CNPS9500 decided to bite.


And the angry Zalman, dusty too.


Time for a cleaning!


2/3 gallon of white 5% acid vinegar and 2.5 oz of lemon juice. Fastest and best way to clean copper. Only about $3 too.


It's clean again


More clean.


Last clean picture of the Zalman.


Time to work on the motherboard.


My Thermalright HR-05 SLI is a tad dusty.


Cleaned and reapplied.


Now in the box. Notice the lack of fan on the Zalman. It never gets one, I'm running passive now at 36C.


Power switch, reset, and lights. They give you about 4ft of wire. It's almost all used too


5AM rolls around (had to go push a car around 2am and got sidetracked) so I'm tired and move everything to my desk. I never can rewire in one day anyways.


I don't care what anyone says about the 8800 series, the X1900s are much sexier.


Yum.


Pro HDD wiring


Almost ready to be turned on. This is around the 11hr mark.


Before the front drive bay covers are added. This is everything in it now.


Top down view.


A similar view.


24k Gold (colored paint) thumb screws.


All packed up and ready for it's first boot up.


I didn't brake anything


Windows, and everything else.


Random final shot.


Thanks for looking through all thirty or so pictures. Comment!
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wow looks like one big party
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cool man, is the A/C really necessary?jk
good job man, wish i could get a upgrade soon
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post #4 of 41
YAY for the Black Armor, the sexiest damn case ever.


You shoulda kept the wings on, it looks a bit silly without them, but you did an excellent job with the wire management.
post #5 of 41
once i get my wiring mess cleaned up (aka NEW PSU) i'll be posting up my Armor installation

looks good, buddy!
post #6 of 41
nice job on running the SATA cables, those can be a pain.
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post #7 of 41
Now I want one...
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post #8 of 41
Put the doors back on...! lol. It looks weird without them. More official lookin and chic with the doors...

Nice case though. I wish I had some money layin around for one.
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post #9 of 41
I wonder if we can remove the top plastic part to only have the grill left?
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post #10 of 41
nice use of A/C!

keep it up!

Are you goin to OC it?



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