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post #9851 of 15204
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Originally Posted by Reaper2794 View Post

Hey guys. So my friend and I are gonna be modding my Phantom and we have a lotta questions.
1) First of all we were wondering if we could get affordable sound reactive LEDs, not cathodes
2) We were gonna look into carbon fibre sheets. Where could we get our hands on this stuff? (Like k.3nny's)
3) For those who who spray painted the Phantom, do you guys have any suggestions for us?
4) What should we use to make a cutout in the side panel? We wanna make a custom window, we were thinking dremel. Any custom tips? Or other tools? How do we get a nice straight cut, please give us advice!
5) Where can we buy u-channel? Any suggestions for this?
6) I was gonna buy MDPC-X sleeving. Where are they based? I can't register or see their selection... I BUY the sleeving here right, this isn't a service? Cause I'd like to see what's available... considering his shop is always closed... Any alternatives? I want to sleeve my stuff myself, not have it sleeved in exchange for money
7) Is there any type of sleeving similar to the way MDPC-X is sleeved? I love how dense it is
8) Where should we buy heatshrink from?
9) We're not planning on buying a tool for removing the pins from the plastic, so what should we use? Or is there somewhere we can buy it for real cheap?
10) How do we know which kinda heatshrink to use?
Thanks for your time guys!

3) I suggest doing at least 4 - 5 coats of paint and then doing a 2 coats of clear on top of that looks fantastic. just be sure that the paint is really really dry before doing the clear. (they react badly together when wet.
4) Use a jig saw PERIOD. Use a dremel to make the first cut then the jigsaw all the time. I used a hole saw for my edges and bent the side of the case. Also don't use a cutting wheel with a compress they spin way to fast and heat up the metal alot and causes the panel to warp. What I do is ably blue painters tape to the out side of the panel and then draw on to the paint my cut out design with a straight edge. then I used a cup to get the nice curved corners if you use a jigsaw and move nice and slow and are careful you get a really nice cut. Then go back over it with a dremel grinder bit just to clean it up but don't take to much off you will get weird wavy edges.
5) I bought my u-channel from Advance Auto Parts its a little bit thicker then the stuff you can buy from mnpc tech and other places but it looks really nice.
6 - 8) Lutro0 Customs is the best check out the tutorials he has in the second post it will answer all of your sleeving questions.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1122053/lutro0-customs-sleeving-tool-tutorials
9) I just bought a kit from MDPC-X I haven't actually sleeved yet possibly Tuesday if everything shows up by then and I dont get to caught up in Mass Effect 3. But what I have learned is there is ways to not use the tool for removing the pins but it adds alot of time and a lot stress in to a already difficult task. MDPC has a tool and so does MNPC and frozencpu.
10) answered in Lutro0 Customs vids.
Check out my system below for a few low quality pics of my case window.
Edited by Dr.TheRon - 3/4/12 at 1:43am
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post #9852 of 15204
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@ Reaper2794.... I would try to find real carbon fiber mat. It will be a better deal then stuff already made. they sell it by the yard then you can just get epoxy resin. you can make your own sheets that way. the vinyl stuff that sticks on in my opinion looks cheap.
post #9853 of 15204
question...
should i buy 2 gpu's
or 1 gpu and a kingston 120gb hyper x ssd
post #9854 of 15204
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Originally Posted by ace ventura069 View Post

question...
should i buy 2 gpu's
or 1 gpu and a kingston 120gb hyper x ssd

I have the Hyper X, it's a super fast drive. No problems so far after 3 months.
    
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Just started a build thread for my custom, Tron themed Phantom:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1224456/meet-rinzler-my-tron-themed-nzxt-case#post_16624786
post #9856 of 15204
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Just started a build thread for my custom, Tron themed Phantom:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1224456/meet-rinzler-my-tron-themed-nzxt-case#post_16624786

Love Tron. Will be following smile.gif
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post #9857 of 15204
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@ Digivolution... looks like a good start!
post #9858 of 15204
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Originally Posted by combateng View Post

you gotta use those two brackets that came with the case

which brackets?
post #9859 of 15204
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Originally Posted by Sfirculitu View Post

which brackets?

there are two black brackets that come in your accessory box with your phantom...that are used to drop a top mounted RAD for water cooling so you can still use to top 200MM fans.
post #9860 of 15204
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Originally Posted by combateng View Post

there are two black brackets that come in your accessory box with your phantom...that are used to drop a top mounted RAD for water cooling so you can still use to top 200MM fans.

yep done i saw them thanks.

and tell me something if you can
its gona fit with corsair vegence ram?
and something more
with x79 mobo still is gona be okey? with heatsinks there up to top like ramp4
and with the corsair vegence ram
Edited by Sfirculitu - 3/4/12 at 5:10pm
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