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Finally got my H50 installed in the HAF and I'm lovin the modded CM 4-in-3 device setup!
Still waiting on video card, optical drive, and hard drives. Cable management also isn't done yet. I'll put up more pics when I have time. Gotta mow the yard.
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post #7172 of 23567
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Originally Posted by Yogi View Post
Whew, went through all the pics in this thread!

To those with a 360 rad on the top (preferably a GTX360) with the fittings in the drive bay, how much of the drive bay does it block?

I've got 360 up top and it pretty much renders the top drive useless for DVD drives. Even the metal plate to hold 2.5inch fan controller and card readers goes too far back, but with a little shortening it could easily work.
Edited by blue-cat - 6/11/10 at 12:45pm
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I have a question about the PSU..

I have the Corsair 750watt non modular and I've seen different ways people have put the psu in the case (at the bottom) do you have the fan showing on the psu inside the case or do you point the fan on the bottom inside the case?

And another question..for those who have painted the inside of the 932..do I really need to sand it to paint it? Couldn't I just throw 2 coats of primer on and then maybe 2 coats of paint?

What paint do you guys recommend?
Firstly, point the fan downwards, the power connections on the back work better, the writing is the right way up and, more importantly...

Its drawing cool air from the bottom not from inside the case. With the wheels on the clearance is enough to have cool are below the case. The more cool air going into the case the better.

And as for cable management it looks alot neater tucking the cables round the back instead of having them drawn across the front, admittedly theres not much problem with length apart from with the 4/8 pin and the 24 if you go for some serious routing.

Drawing dust in from the bottom isn't too bad especially is just just bother to hoover you room every now and again.

As for paint, I didn't sand very well as I didnt like the sound it made but I'm going to have to redo it this summer as its scratching badly. Bear in mind I didn't bother buying primer though. My costly mistake.

The paint itself was greatthough. Just standard matt black paint fom Halfords with matt white for the PSU tray and other highlights inside.
Edited by blue-cat - 6/11/10 at 12:48pm
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First of all this is a HAF, you can set that PSU one way or the other and it's not going to have as big an impact as one might think. There are valid reasons for setting up your PSU in either configuration. Dust control was mine, for setting it fan up.

2nd, I suspect that it wasn't your sanding job, that is the problem with your paint job. The grey interior is Powder Coat. That means you did what you were supposed to when you scuffed it up. I suspect the problem is one of three things. Either you used a poor quality paint. Didn't paint in stages. Or you didn't give it time to sit and dry before you started in on putting your gear in the case.

Since I'm going to assume you didn't neglect your dry time and that you painted in stages, that it's the paint. If you used a quality paint then it's how you applied it. If it's how you applied the paint then it's fixable. But you need'nt prime it any further. Just give it a good once over with some 180 grit to knock the loose stuff off and blast the sanded paint out of the case with a compressor or some "Blowoff" and re-prep the case to paint it. If you start throwing Primer at it now, you're going to end up with a thicker coat than you need.

~Ceadder

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Firstly, point the fan downwards, the connections on the back work better, the writing is the right way up and, more importantly...

Its drawing cool air from the bottom not from inside the case. With the wheels on the clearance is enough to have cool are below the case. The more cool air going into the case the better.

As for paint, I didn't sand very well as I didnt like the sound it made but I'm going to have to redo it this summer as its scratching badly. Bear in mind I didn't bother buying primer though. My costly mistake.
 
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Firstly sorry if the formatting plays hell with your screen or anything.
Some pics taken on my phone pre-cable length editing.

This summer I'll be cutting most of the cables to length and sheathing PSU indiviually as well as a respray inside, back and bottom.

If anyone has part of/a spare harddrive cage I'd love to buy it off you.




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my new 932
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post #7179 of 23567
Update - Fans Painted and Installed

Went for a gloss white on my fans








Check out my build log for more pictures

Cheers ~FEAR.
Edited by FEAR. - 6/11/10 at 6:33pm
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^ That looks amazing!
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