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post #2881 of 23525
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Originally Posted by HAFenvy View Post
I'm not a huge fan of the design - full side window - don't need to see my CD drive bays and I certainly don't need to see the back side of the motherboard tray (and all the cables I hid back there haha)

Just thought others might like to know this window is available for your HAF 922 if you are so inclined
My thought was to use some sheet metal behind the window and then put in some cold cathodes or some type of LED lights between the sheet metal and the window so that all you see is a glowing window and the sheet metal would hide all the wires. You could even have some type of artistic design on the sheet metal, or just paint it black and then engrave the back side of the window with something. I hope that is clear enough to follow.
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Originally Posted by Nhb93 View Post
Paraleyes, how did you mount the driver bay cover on the CD drive? That's awesome!
Thanks! Well, I did a lot of dremel work to make it fit, but mostly, I just got rid of the stock face plate and then used apoxy to glue it to the outside of the tray. The DVD drive still lined up with the mounting/locking holes that way too. I really didn't like the color or the ASUS drive. It was a deep black and a horrible match to the plastic on the HAF. I also shaved off the eject button flush with the outside and filled in the cracks with Loctite 5 minute apoxy. Then cut off the excess with a razor blade. I also decided to cut back the steel around the front of the DVD drive case so I could leave more of the plastic on the front drive bay blank. I think it was worth it. It would not have looked as nice if I didn't cut off the steel a bit. Still it's not so pretty on the back side of the face plate, but who ever looks behind them anyways?

TIP: If you trim back that steel like I did, use a utility knife to score it several times and then go back with some pliers and bend it back and forth to snap it off. If you cut that steel with a dremel blade, either tape off the inside or even better take apart the entire drive 1st, because all that steel dust will be bad news inside your drive.

You can see the two LED mods I did to that drive as well. One 8mm blue LED to light up the tray when it is open and I also changed out the activity LED from green to blue. It was super bright, so I rubbed some red sharpie on it. Now it's a super dark blue/purple color and goes well with the rest of my LEDs.

I'll take some more pictures. . .









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Here is mine, no hardware in it yet though,











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My thought was to use some sheet metal behind the window and then put in some cold cathodes or some type of LED lights between the sheet metal and the window so that all you see is a glowing window and the sheet metal would hide all the wires. You could even have some type of artistic design on the sheet metal, or just paint it black and then engrave the back side of the window with something. I hope that is clear enough to follow.
Dude stop giving me ideas hahahaha
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+rep my friend. That is one nice looking PC. More pictures plz!!
What would you like pics of?
post #2886 of 23525
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Thanks! Well, I did a lot of dremel work to make it fit, but mostly, I just got rid of the stock face plate and then used apoxy to glue it to the outside of the tray. The DVD drive still lined up with the mounting/locking holes that way too. I really didn't like the color or the ASUS drive. It was a deep black and a horrible match to the plastic on the HAF. I also shaved off the eject button flush with the outside and filled in the cracks with Loctite 5 minute apoxy. Then cut off the excess with a razor blade. I also decided to cut back the steel around the front of the DVD drive case so I could leave more of the plastic on the front drive bay blank. I think it was worth it. It would not have looked as nice if I didn't cut off the steel a bit. Still it's not so pretty on the back side of the face plate, but who ever looks behind them anyways?

TIP: If you trim back that steel like I did, use a utility knife to score it several times and then go back with some pliers and bend it back and forth to snap it off. If you cut that steel with a dremel blade, either tape off the inside or even better take apart the entire drive 1st, because all that steel dust will be bad news inside your drive.

You can see the two LED mods I did to that drive as well. One 8mm blue LED to light up the tray when it is open and I also changed out the activity LED from green to blue. It was super bright, so I rubbed some red sharpie on it. Now it's a super dark blue/purple color and goes well with the rest of my LEDs.

I'll take some more pictures. . .

+1 rep.. nice work with the drive bro.. i wish i have time to do those with my baby.. hehhehehe
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+1 rep.. nice work with the drive bro.. i wish i have time to do those with my baby.. hehhehehe
Yeah, time is something I have a lot of. Thanks!
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a little update with my baby..

my items came..


side by side with my old setup..




up close and personal

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post #2889 of 23525
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Originally Posted by HAFenvy View Post
Dude stop giving me ideas hahahaha
He has that effect doesn't he. Gave me more of an idea with what I want to do with my window mod. Nice work paraleyes.

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What would you like pics of?
Generally just the whole thing would be nice. Top, front, inside... etc. Looks sweet so far.
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a little update with my baby..
I love the two-tone paint jobs people are coming up with - another fine example of how to be unique with your case paint job - nice
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