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[Aurora Dreams] CM HAF 932 Blue Color-Shifting Case Mod

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Hey all!

Longtime browser, but first-time poster here! In rapid succession my main computer and laptop both died, so I've been saving up to assemble a fresh system (and am currently typing to you from an ancient system of 8+ years ago).

This time around, I decided that since it will be a few weeks until I have everything set for a build, that I would plan out something that I'd be enjoying for many years to come.

I'm a huge fan of the northern lights as well as the "cool" color-spectrum, so my plan is to design a case (and lights) around those two features. I've never done any sleeving before so I will probably do that as well, but likely not right away since I honestly would love to get the computer up and running in the next few weeks.

For sleeving I'm thinking black and blue, and for lights I'm thinking blue, green, and purple. I'd like to add a few more fans with lights, but I'm doubtful I can fit a 120mm on the bottom due to the bulk of the Corsair HW 1000w PSU. I also want to leave room inside for another GTX 480 (I plan to SLI in a few months), and I will be instantly voiding my warranty on my Noctura DH-14 in order to paint it anything other than the standard colors of tan and brown. (YUCK!)

I already ordered the Alsa paints, which ran me around $100 for two spray cans. Expensive stuff, but I really dig the color-shifting effect. The interior will be mostly satin black with chrome blue and color-shifting accents (depending on how much paint is left over after I do the exterior). I'm planning on having all rivets and screws on the case-body be black.

I have a high-end Dremel and I'm considering doing something a bit more creative with the case, but I'm a bit nervous about messing it up (via etching, cutting, or otherwise), so I'm not sure I will this time around.

Any tips/encouragement is much appreciated. Now that it is all apart, I plan to go out and get some sandpaper and start sanding! Then it's onto Dupli-Color's Self-Etching Primer!

BTW: Can anyone tell me how to use Google Sketch to show the inside of the case?


Aurora Dreams
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R GTX 480 12GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
Agility 2 SSD Windows 7 Professional Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard Corsair HX 1000w 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Logitech MX Revolution and Epic Razer Naga Razer Destructor 
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Aurora Dreams
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R GTX 480 12GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
Agility 2 SSD Windows 7 Professional Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard Corsair HX 1000w 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Logitech MX Revolution and Epic Razer Naga Razer Destructor 
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sounds pretty sweet.

checked out Alsa's site. They've got some interesting stuff. What paint from them are you using?
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