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*Update* I guess I'll finally give a name to the project. I'm going to call it a "Sleeper HAF 922," simply because it'll appear stock on the outside, but completely different on the inside. Kinda of like the cars you'll see at a drag strip you'll never take a second look at, until you hear it fire up


Looking around this site and seeing other cases that have better wire management, features, etc., and seeing all the amazing work that has been done on here I decided to give modding my case a shot. Been wanting to get a new case, more suited for water and a little more organized, so worst case scenario is I give in and pick up a new case.

What I'm looking to do for my HAF is to cover the PSU and Hard drives completely. Also, looking to seal the gap between the 5.25 bays and the mobo tray and incorporate some grommets to help manage the wires better.

Going to water cool too.


Enough said, lets get this going.


Before:



Currently:




Finished:

TBD
Edited by =Tac= - 2/11/11 at 11:31am
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Work Progress 1:



Case I'll be using meanwhile (not sure of brand, maybe Aspire):


LCD type thingy off the front, might play around with it, probably won't use it"



Stripped and measuring some cuts and planning some ideas:




If you noticed the top panel was missing from the beat up case, well I think I can use it (at least part of it) for a PSU cover....



Mock PSU cover cut:


Extra part cutoff seems like it'll work well:



Going to half to open up the on/off top panel to give some air (don't mind existing cut):




Top hole cut, like the PSU cover it needs to be filed and made sure to be squared:


What it looks like with top on:




As case sits now:



Amazong paint skills showing ideas for it so far


That's what I've gotten done today, need to dig through the garage and find my snap-on charger, it's gotta be around here somewhere lol.
Edited by =Tac= - 1/27/11 at 8:38pm
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Looks good. Interested to see how it turns out.
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Looks good. Interested to see how it turns out.
Thanks, I hope it turns out good. I've done fabrication work, but my own collection of tools are a little lacking and with no air compressor I can't spoil myself with any air tools. But keeping it simple and taking my time should get me through it
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looks like some good ideas are getting thrown into this. i might have to steal the ideas of the gap cover and PSU cover, wires are gross.
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looks like some good ideas are getting thrown into this. i might have to steal the ideas of the gap cover and PSU cover, wires are gross.
Yeah, I really enjoy Corsair and similar cases that provide such clean installations.


Found this in the morning


Going to have to fiddle some more later today.



EDIT: Work Progress 2

Didn't do too much today, more or less was brainstorming

Once drill was buck up went ahead and removed the top of the case to get to the rivets for the Hard Drive cage:



Using parts from the cage and mocked up a single HD holder for my mass storage drive:



Using more parts for the bottom of it, paint makes it a little quicker to mark cuts lol:


What it looks like right now:



More then like going to use it as a frame, not sure


Couple of pics just showing some mocked up ideas of where to position some parts, not sure which way I'll be mounting the HD cage in it, might even hide it somewhere, not sure yet.




All I did today, not much. Going to play around with some ideas and sketch some of them before I continue on.
Edited by =Tac= - 1/28/11 at 2:44pm
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post #7 of 19
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Progress 3:

Finished up the PSU cover, haven't worked on the case in a few days but got my hands on some aluminum to finish up the side of it. Going to drill it for rivets when I get ready to paint.


'

oh yeah, got some fans painted too....

Edited by =Tac= - 2/2/11 at 7:03pm
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I'm in for this one
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nice gear, wish to have that too,
great workmanship on the mod mate! +1 rep
    
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post #10 of 19
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Progress 4:

Picked up some spray paint and decided to get some ideas on what to scheme to go with. My right index finger got a decent work out lol.

Anyway, back to the project...



Priming up..






The Supervisor making sure that I'm not painting correctly...




Some colors emerging....






Semi-finished product, still going to have to mount parts together to figure out scheme I'll go with....



Don't know why that piece in the back looks all grey, guess it absorbed all the flash




Also, I'm planning the paint the interior portions of the bottom and back panels white, gonna have to pick up some white rivets and see how it looks
Edited by =Tac= - 2/8/11 at 6:50pm
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