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Yes you can paint it w/o taking it apart. It's a bit harder but all you need to do is take everything off the chassis(EVERYTHING) and then make sure to rough up where you plan to paint with a piece of 200 grit emery cloth. This gives the paint a surface it can adhere to and makes it less likely to scratch or flake off.

Also when you paint, be sure to spray in single pass technique. Meaning that instead of holding the button down and spraying back and forth in one motion, you spray left to right let go of the button on the end of the pass and then repeat as necessary. I have a photo album showing before and after pics in my sig. So you can see the case broken down to it's base form and what it looks like after paint and back together.

I'm not done yet but it was a start and it turned out really nice considering that I didn't go after the rivets and tear it apart.

Oh should point out that you don't NEED to primer. The case already has primer inside it. Scratching it up takes advantage of what the factory boys have already done for you. Don't take it all the way down to bare metal and you should be fine. If you have scratches that reach metal it's not a problem as the new finish will fill the voids and create a stronger bond with the surface paint. IF you for some reason should get paint on the original outer finish? Don't sweat it. You can pick up a can of a 3m brand tar, paint and sap remover from any auto parts house in your neighborhood. I can't think of the name off the top of my head, but they SHOULD know what you want when you ask. Just make sure not to let it go for a prolonged period of time or the paint will become one with the finish. Still, make certain to paper and tape the areas not being painted and don't get paint on the acrylic window. The 3M stuff would fog it in a heartbeat.

Sorry guys working on the blog. Should have it up sometime this evening.

~Ceadder

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Hi guys, is it possible to paint the interior of the haf 932 without taking it apart? It would be much appreciated if anyone could share some pics.

Edited by Ceadderman - 3/21/10 at 5:50pm
 
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any suggestions
Cable sleeving is all I think it needs.

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count me in:
Someone want to come over and manage my cables for me lol. Dunno if it's even possible with the white plastic cuffs around them. They might need cutting off...
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...h/DSCN0767.jpg
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Count me in! Got one holding my AMD setup! ;D
All added. Cullen, I just guessed you had a 932?

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Powered on the yate loons, they're very quite, pumps are humming louder than all 11 + stock 230mm fan. Questioning my fan controller : ...nah, Ill keep it and use it . more pics, got the pumps and fans as parasites to wife's desktop. looks great so far, 2nd leek test, should be ready to pwr on system soon.

http://www.overclock.net/gallery/dat.../DSCN04812.JPG

http://www.overclock.net/gallery/dat.../DSCN04822.JPG

http://www.overclock.net/gallery/dat.../DSCN04831.JPG
Did you put any sound dampening foam under your pumps cause they would make more noise without it.

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Nice to see you also have shares in the paper towel industry, I use loads! Don't think I've ever seen red fans like that before, very nice.
I used a whole role doing mine.
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Did you put any sound dampening foam under your pumps cause they would make more noise without it.



I used a whole role doing mine.

yup, added some more too, shutting either one reduces it, but you can hear it, once i have the door closed, shouldn't be that annoying,
post #5344 of 23553
I have the Haf 932 Ati Fusion edition
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big leak, my fault, left the fill port line dangling, all is well after using a hair dryer, typing from my rig right now, still installing drivers for mobo and gfx,
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OMG that is AWESOME! I think I know which fan controller im getting now
Thanks. I would still recommend reading up on them just to make sure as i have heard that they can sometimes make fans a bit noisy. It hasn't to mine so i still give it the thumbs up.

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I know I'm a bit late in doing so but I've gotta say once again... beautiful. Maybe I should have put that much effort into mine. That really is pro stuff!
Thanks heaps fallout....you still could i guess. Weren't you saying the other week that your a bit bored now that you have finished all the stuff you wanted to on April????
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Did not get around buying a HAF932 case yet, hopefully this weekend so I can build over Easter.
Another question.
On my CM690 the power supply is very close to one of my video cards and covers the fan of the card.
I'm thinking on the HAF932 if I mount the power supply in the top position (p/s fan up or down) that would free up the area around the video card and may help lower temperatures.
For reference playing Metro 2033 and my graphic cards reach 85c at 90% fan speed and my CPU gets up to about 65c, but the fan noise at 90% drives me "crazy" (I'm using Riva tuner to control the fans).
Anybody done this or does it not make a difference with the p/s on the bottom?
I know I would "loose" the 230mm top fan but I could replace it with one or two 120mm fans.
Once I can get a cooler for the video cards (Coolit Omni or Scythe Setsugen 2) then I would move the power supply down so I could mount the Coolit 240mm rad in the top or leave the p/s in the top position if I buy the Scythe coolers.
Lastly I was thinking of painting the inside of the case black but after reading problems with removing the 5.25" bay retaing clips and re-reviting the case I'll leave the inside unpainted.
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post #5348 of 23553
what a nightmare!!! after many crazy leaks, finally got 2nd gfx card in the loop, stubby fittings w/ short line did not work, had to rethink the wheel on this one, plus gpu 1 on 4870x2 was a bit hotter than gpu #2 since coolant flow through #2 first, now flows through 4870x2 gpu #1 > gpu#2 > 4870 (gpu#3) . looks even more congested. Crossfire worked instantly, thank you ati/amd, now running nice @ 36C for gpu#1, 35C for both gpu #2 & 3. my 940 is running @ 35C (still have yet to oc), pumps still a bit noisy, added foam padding and tied down w/ zip/cable ties, quelled a bit, should not be too obvious when the door and the last four yates are in drive,





new gpu tri-fire loop set up, those stubby fittings w/ tubing was not working, hat to rethink this one, lucky i had extra tubing,
post #5349 of 23553
Wow I thought Floppies were phased out by now.

You certainly don't have alot of room to play with do you.

Well you could run fan up(If you aren't already) from your PSU that should help alot more than you would think since the fan is set to exhaust not intake. I run fan up with mine. But I'm also running an AMD board that only has 2 PCI-E slots.

I would have suggested a PCI slot fan but you don't even have a slot space in between PCI-E2 and PCI-E3. So that's out. Your only bet with the PSU oriented South is to go H2o. But you could put a high flow 120 on the bottom of your case set to intake and that might possibly do better. As well as if you haven't done so you could also run 4 120s' in the door. That right there should make a heck of a difference in cooling. You wouldn't even have to move your PSU so you could keep your 230mm up top. I mean you are talking about adding 2 fans up there anyway. You might as well take one and stick it on the bottom below your GPU anyway. Right?

Hope this helps. I may not be an Intel guy but...

~Ceadder

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Did not get around buying a HAF932 case yet, hopefully this weekend so I can build over Easter.
Another question.
On my CM690 the power supply is very close to one of my video cards and covers the fan of the card.
I'm thinking on the HAF932 if I mount the power supply in the top position (p/s fan up or down) that would free up the area around the video card and may help lower temperatures.
For reference playing Metro 2033 and my graphic cards reach 85c at 90% fan speed and my CPU gets up to about 65c, but the fan noise at 90% drives me "crazy" (I'm using Riva tuner to control the fans).
Anybody done this or does it not make a difference with the p/s on the bottom?
I know I would "loose" the 230mm top fan but I could replace it with one or two 120mm fans.
Once I can get a cooler for the video cards (Coolit Omni or Scythe Setsugen 2) then I would move the power supply down so I could mount the Coolit 240mm rad in the top or leave the p/s in the top position if I buy the Scythe coolers.
Lastly I was thinking of painting the inside of the case black but after reading problems with removing the 5.25" bay retaing clips and re-reviting the case I'll leave the inside unpainted.
 
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Did not get around buying a HAF932 case yet, hopefully this weekend so I can build over Easter.
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Lastly I was thinking of painting the inside of the case black but after reading problems with removing the 5.25" bay retaing clips and re-reviting the case I'll leave the inside unpainted.
It is easy to remove and replace the clips;

Slide clip to the left, it will halt on the yellow-circled bump. Either lift the edge of the clip over the bump or use a screwdriver. The clip will then slide left until it is free of the red retaining tabs. Catch the two springs and the clip. To replace just do everything in reverse, initially positioning the clip to the left then sliding it to the right.
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