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So what does everyone do in this thread when you are modding your cases? I've caught HAF mod fever, but I don't know if I can take not playing games for more than just a couple days... I'd miss my PC too much, since I only have one frown.gif
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Think CoolerMaster may do this to curtail overcharging the end user who goes to a PC shop for a computer? smile.gif


I'm already ready. Our boys gonna put the smackdown on the Gints today. Win or Lose the Giants are gonna come away with a bloody nose like no other...



~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif


Maybe they do protect the smaller fry retail but no excuse to not have the HAF 912 PLUS/ADVANCED models available for retail sale, it's not like their CM Store prices are great 99% of the time anyway - in fact they're terrible as not even most of the refurbed ones plus the shipping makes sense to buy unless it's a hard case to get.

 

- ALSO -

 

Ummmmmm..........I don't think it wound up happening that way. tongue.gif tongue.gif smile.gif biggrin.gif

 

It was a good season for the 49ers and a bright future.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post

Think CoolerMaster may do this to curtail overcharging the end user who goes to a PC shop for a computer? smile.gif


I'm already ready. Our boys gonna put the smackdown on the Gints today. Win or Lose the Giants are gonna come away with a bloody nose like no other...




~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif


Maybe they do protect the smaller fry retail but no excuse to not have the HAF 912 PLUS/ADVANCED models available for retail sale, it's not like their CM Store prices are great 99% of the time anyway - in fact they're terrible as not even most of the refurbed ones plus the shipping makes sense to buy unless it's a hard case to get.

- ALSO -

Ummmmmm..........I don't think it wound up happening that way. tongue.giftongue.gifsmile.gifbiggrin.gif

It was a good season for the 49ers and a bright future.



Actually it very well did happen that way the Smurfs got all they could handle Sunday and only won because our stupid Back up Return man. Without that 1st touch/fumble of the ball the Smurfs lose the game. I'm still so steamed at Kyle Williams that if I had the money I'd send him a one way ticket to Siberia and tell him not to pack his underjammies that some would be on the way as soon as he boarded the Express Flight at SFO. Dude cost the 9ers their 30th anniversary Super Bowl with not one but TWO Fumbles. I'm so sick of hearing people say stupid things like "Haven't YOU ever made a mistake" or "Plenty of other players didn't make plays" or "Who are you to criticize". GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!! just thinking about this is makin me even more angry. hmmsmiley02.gif

Okay Ceadder breathe bruh breathe... blinksmiley.gif

An you are right on tha money there, no reason, no reason t'all Cooler Master isn't offering the Advanced to the masses globally instead of specifically Asia. An their on site prices suck. I was just throwing out that little tidbit in a Debil's Adbocate sort of way. wink.gif

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A good paint to use is Universal Advanced. I didn't do anything to my grills before I painted them. Just made sure they were free of dust and oils(handling kind of oils from fingers) separated them from the plastic by foliding the tabs outward so they were straight, popped them out and sprayed them. I think they came out quite well. thumb.gif
Rustoleum Universal Advanced is a pretty reasonable paint when it's in the color you want. smile.gif
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Biggest tip I can give to you is be patient and wait for the paint to dry.
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One of what? Your link failed you. Try using this pic link next to the paperclip at the top of the toolbar in the reply window. Right click on the pic of what you're talking about and choose "Copy Image location" and then right click in the box "Paste" and it should add the tag for you. thumb.gif
If you're talking about the 200/400 Rad not if your intent is to keep everything internal. The thickness of the Rad coupled with the thickness of the fan(30mm) would interfere with whatever cards you run in your PCI-e slots. wink.gif
Nvm, AT doesn't want to let their pics be used I guess not even Manufacturer stock file pics. redface.gif
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Nywyz... No that Radiator will not fit for 2 reasons. Too big to fit internally in the door and too thick to fit with fans. So the short answer would have been Nope, won't work. mellowsmiley.gif
It WILL however fit on the exterior and having the two grommet holes on the back you COULD mount it to the outside with 4 fans to hold it in place internally Externally and use to Intake to bring cool air through the Rad. The fans being Internal of course. thumb.gif
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Apparently AT does silly things with their linking. I didn't want to link the picture, I wanted to link the product page. Anyway.
Derp, the AP-15s are 30mm. I blame sleep deprivation. Definitely not going to fit in terms of depth, but I could have just mounted the fans and then the rad onto the door. Would have worked that way.
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I know this Isnt quite what you're asking for, but the pannel of the door sits flush against the mesuring point. The bump in the door is worth another 5mm, but don't rely on that space. From the top of the card itself, you have about 85mm.
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Subtract 71 for the fans/rad and you're looking at 14mm or about half an inch of clearence for the cooler, and I've seen those bridges, I don't think there's room. If you could perhaps have the fans on the outside (i dunno, use the water cooling holes or drill a small hole in the door to run power through?) It would open up to around 40mm which may be enough.
tl;dr: thers no real hidden room in the case, measure from the top of the bridge to the edge and that's the room you've got.
Yeah, and the worst part is that I don't think that the rad + fans would fit WITHOUT the bridge anyway. There's only ~6cm from the edge of the GPU blocks to the side of the case.
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Don't forget the thickness of the plate needed to mount four 120s' in place. wink.gif
Dammit, stupid me clicking submit instead of preview. Anyway there are screws to be accounted for, gaskets to seal and minimize vibration etc. I'd mount the Rad to the outside and mount grills on it to protect the vanes. But that's just me. wink.gif
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Trying to keep the outside as stock as possible (minus paint or whatever). Small mods I don't mind doing, but I find it a fun challenge to keep everything about the case as stock as possible.

Edit: Does anyone know any rads in this configuration that are thinner than that?

Edit2: Herm, something like this may also work.
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does anyone know if theres room between the motherboard ram clips and roof on the haf x do a push/pull config with a xspc rx360 rad?
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Haha those same laws apply here kid. Maybe buying paint online isn't such a bad thing. wink.gif lol
J/k though. Yeah I would try your paint on a spare slot. Worst that could happen is you're not satisfied with the outcome. thumb.gif
If I knew the brands you guys carry in upside down land I might be a little more helpful. biggrin.gif
HDD brackets have a pin you can take out or you could do like I did and just tape off the actual HDD chassis and just paint the actual portion that will be seen.
Thumb latches come off pretty easily by pulling on the left most portion while pulling away from the cage this should allow the end to come up and over the bump holding it in place but be careful because there are springs that can shoot out and get lost or borked in the process. Try to keep everything together and keep one unit together long enough to have something to compare to when putting it all back together the button has 4 fingers on of which is rather wide. This will help you put it back in the correct way when you go to put it back into the housing if you want a different color like mine are black and my housings are red. smile.gif
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Got the paint today! Tested it on a single PCI bracket as i figured i'd always have a graphics card in here.
Looking good so far! Testing a second coating now!
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Trying to achieve a brighter red, i didn't sand it or anything btw.. - Also going to go over better on the real ones. This was a quick job! rolleyes.gif
I'll take more photos if i actually go ahead with it!

EDIT: 2 layers it is.

BTW, paint is "Australian Export" it was $3.25 AUD
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Oh and also if i wanted to do the inside of my case would i have to prime it or anything? I'm assuming so..
I'd probably need to do the entire case though? 'cause it'd be a different black.. D:

Also Ceadder, how did you do the side bits on the front grille? rolleyes.gif
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Haha those same laws apply here kid. Maybe buying paint online isn't such a bad thing. wink.gif lol
J/k though. Yeah I would try your paint on a spare slot. Worst that could happen is you're not satisfied with the outcome. thumb.gif
If I knew the brands you guys carry in upside down land I might be a little more helpful. biggrin.gif
HDD brackets have a pin you can take out or you could do like I did and just tape off the actual HDD chassis and just paint the actual portion that will be seen.
Thumb latches come off pretty easily by pulling on the left most portion while pulling away from the cage this should allow the end to come up and over the bump holding it in place but be careful because there are springs that can shoot out and get lost or borked in the process. Try to keep everything together and keep one unit together long enough to have something to compare to when putting it all back together the button has 4 fingers on of which is rather wide. This will help you put it back in the correct way when you go to put it back into the housing if you want a different color like mine are black and my housings are red. smile.gif
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

Got the paint today! Tested it on a single PCI bracket as i figured i'd always have a graphics card in here.
Looking good so far! Testing a second coating now!
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Trying to achieve a brighter red, i didn't sand it or anything btw.. - Also going to go over better on the real ones. This was a quick job! rolleyes.gif
I'll take more photos if i actually go ahead with it!

EDIT: 2 layers it is.

BTW, paint is "Australian Export" it was $3.25 AUD
*snip*

Oh and also if i wanted to do the inside of my case would i have to prime it or anything? I'm assuming so..
I'd probably need to do the entire case though? 'cause it'd be a different black.. D:

Also Ceadder, how did you do the side bits on the front grille? rolleyes.gif

The Side bits are held in place by mushroomed rivets that are part of the molding. I think I used the slimmest blade flat tip I have or used the slimmest pocket knife and slid the tip under the flanges and lightly pried up a bit at a time so as not to destroy the bit that holds them in place. If you'd like I can pull one and disassemble and post some pics here. It's pretty simple. Funny thing is when I first saw it I was pretty annoyed since the Fan grill is held in by screws. Couldn't believe there wasn't a similar way of doing it on the trim grills. tongue.gif

Your paint looks similar in shade to mine. That looks real nice. biggrin.gif

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The Side bits are held in place by mushroomed rivets that are part of the molding. I think I used the slimmest blade flat tip I have or used the slimmest pocket knife and slid the tip under the flanges and lightly pried up a bit at a time so as not to destroy the bit that holds them in place. If you'd like I can pull one and disassemble and post some pics here. It's pretty simple. Funny thing is when I first saw it I was pretty annoyed since the Fan grill is held in by screws. Couldn't believe there wasn't a similar way of doing it on the trim grills. tongue.gif
Your paint looks similar in shade to mine. That looks real nice. biggrin.gif
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

How many layers did you do in the end? 'cause i liked 2, but it's not much different to 1.. I'm thinking one may be better incase it gets too thick, there's also less chance of uneven paint with 1 layer. (like i saw on the test sample)

Also yes, if that's not too hard for you to do? I'm interested in doing the front grille as it would fit in..
I also have the paint, and have some experience now! thumb.gif

Also how long did you leave the coats to dry between layers/before putting it in your PC?

Thankyou for your help and support so far Ceadder! I've actually made a thread about this here, i'm hoping to get some more feedback and advice!

As for the paint, i almost forked out $20 for some "Quality" paint, then thought about how much more that was..
It was a no brainier really! smile.gif
 
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The Side bits are held in place by mushroomed rivets that are part of the molding. I think I used the slimmest blade flat tip I have or used the slimmest pocket knife and slid the tip under the flanges and lightly pried up a bit at a time so as not to destroy the bit that holds them in place. If you'd like I can pull one and disassemble and post some pics here. It's pretty simple. Funny thing is when I first saw it I was pretty annoyed since the Fan grill is held in by screws. Couldn't believe there wasn't a similar way of doing it on the trim grills. tongue.gif
Your paint looks similar in shade to mine. That looks real nice. biggrin.gif
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How many layers did you do in the end? 'cause i liked 2, but it's not much different to 1.. I'm thinking one may be better incase it gets too thick, there's also less chance of uneven paint with 1 layer. (like i saw on the test sample)

Also yes, if that's not too hard for you to do? I'm interested in doing the front grille as it would fit in..
I also have the paint, and have some experience now! thumb.gif

Also how long did you leave the coats to dry between layers/before putting it in your PC?

Thankyou for your help and support so far Ceadder! I've actually made a thread about this here, i'm hoping to get some more feedback and advice!

As for the paint, i almost forked out $20 for some "Quality" paint, then thought about how much more that was..
It was a no brainier really! smile.gif

My grills all got two or three coats depending on how thick they looked when they dried. I'd spray one coat then let dry. Then spray another coat and if they still looked a little dim sprayed one more. Also the 3rd coat is good to cover up any fingerprints that might have been left behind while I was turning them by bare hand.

Some fool(smarmy SoB hence the term wink.gif) asked me why I wear gloves on my YouTube channel. Actually I was only wearing one if I remember correctly and that would be why. So I don't leave prints. Duh! But if I forget and move them with the uncovered hand a 3rd coat may be necessary. tongue.gif hehe

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My grills all got two or three coats depending on how thick they looked when they dried. I'd spray one coat then let dry. Then spray another coat and if they still looked a little dim sprayed one more. Also the 3rd coat is good to cover up any fingerprints that might have been left behind while I was turning them by bare hand.
Some fool(smarmy SoB hence the term wink.gif) asked me why I wear gloves on my YouTube channel. Actually I was only wearing one if I remember correctly and that would be why. So I don't leave prints. Duh! But if I forget and move them with the uncovered hand a 3rd coat may be necessary. tongue.gif hehe
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

I just used bare hands.. Touched them while wet on the sides.. It's not going to be seen so it doesn't bother me.
I'm still convinced one coat is enough. Apart from 1 of the PCI slots which i shall re-do.
 
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