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My first Mod! as the title says, I will be taking my HAF 922 and ripping it to shreds and painting all of the interior a Flat black as well as possibly adding in some red accent paint throughout, after the paint I will be taking the side panel and adding a side window panel of 1/8th inch acrylic.

As of right now I have drilled out all the rivets and done 2 coats of the flat black on the two side panels and will be starting the paint on the interior of the case in the next few hours, might have to get a few more cans of paint from the store. I will update sometime today with more pictures and will hopefully have it all done by the end of the week since I have the week off from work.

im excited about the Mod as simple as it may be since i have never really done anything like this before

what my workbench looked like as I was setting this all up and transferring all my components to my old case... haha sorry for the **** quality, will be using a better camera for the rest of the project, I promise!
IMAG0039.jpg

My rough sketch up of the placement for the window
coolermaster_haf-922_011.jpg

wish me luck! seeing as I'm way past the point of no return biggrin.gif
Edited by Magmo - 1/27/11 at 12:19am
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good luck!

i will tell you thought. Cut out those side vents will mean that you need some really powerful fan in the front to compensate.
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post #3 of 41
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Originally Posted by StuffStuff1;12140576 
good luck!

i will tell you thought. Cut out those side vents will mean that you need some really powerful fan in the front to compensate.


yeah i was a little worried about that, but was also thinking of watercooling sometime soon so maybe i'll just have to throw everything under water later on and start a new work log!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1;12140576 
good luck!

i will tell you thought. Cut out those side vents will mean that you need some really powerful fan in the front to compensate.

A fan in front of the hard drive cage won't really make big differences in temperatures; the sheer distance from the front to the other components and the hard drives being in the way won't make the air around the motherboard very noticeable.
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post #5 of 41
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a few more shots of what has been done already


everything taken apart
IMG_0454.jpg

one side panel
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the PCIe slot covers
IMG_0452.jpg

the other side panel
IMG_0450.jpg


everything is seeming to come along quite well, about to start on the first coat on some of the interior pieces
Edited by Magmo - 1/25/11 at 3:02pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackHoleSon;12141332 
A fan in front of the hard drive cage won't really make big differences in temperatures; the sheer distance from the front to the other components and the hard drives being in the way won't make the air around the motherboard very noticeable.

I disagree. You just need fans with more static pressure then most to blow past the HD cage.

Its not how fast the air is sometimes its the amount of air.

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post #7 of 41
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1;12141546 
I disagree. You just need fans with more static pressure then most to blow past the HD cage.

Its not how fast the air is sometimes its the amount of air.

Nice paint thumb.gif

Thanks! i'm gonna have to get at least one more can of paint most likely, but its good to know the 3 dollar can of valspar i picked up is working well, i might have to paint the interior of my backup case after all this is done too!
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post #8 of 41
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update: just picked up some more paint, got another flat black and a can of red gloss for accents, started painting the HDD bays and 5.25" bay clips red and finishing the last 2 interior pieces the flat black, will update with pictures when everything is dry
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post #9 of 41
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A few pictures!

the red accenting im doing on the Clips and HDD bay clips
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The start of putting it back together
IMG_0455.jpg

the awesome white rivets I'm using
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post #10 of 41
Looks good. I just recently painted my HAF dust black too. It's a shame they didn't come that way.
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