Well this is my final log for my HAF mod. As of today it is complete. I am not that great at taking pictures or editing them (if I ever do), I hope that you enjoyed the last few months of my build and I hope the pictures did not turn out as bad as I thought.. If you couldn't tell I learned a lot while modding my case and hope someones learned at least one thing from one of my mistakes
I will try to make these last pictures as good as I can and thank you all for you comments and encouraging posts through this thread.
Also if you did not know I did enter my of in the Cooler Master Case Competition, and I will be posting a link in the next couple days. If you all can check out the contest and choose the one you like (if mine is you choice, thanks) and vote I would appreciate it.
So on to photos, as always feel free to post and comment.
Here is a shot of the front with the side panels open.
The front view. You can see the front where I moved the eject button off the DVD to make it a stealth drive
Here is the top IO panel. You can see that I painted all the indented lettering that was black. I also painted the symbol on the top and it flush and smooth. I painted the power and reset to match the theme of the rest of case. I also changed out the leds from red to what is suppose to be yellow (I have been through more than three different vendors, and they all seem to amber).
A closer view of the Top IO panel.
Here you can see the top of the case that I painted with the lines following the side panel and continuing on,
The side panel where cut in the window and added my case name and symbol. I chose a transparent charcoal acrylic instead of a clear one for a smoked look. You can also see what I will from the side.
Here is a view of the other side panel where I painted a large bio-hazard symbol. All the stencils I made to be able to give me a wider variety of sizes (plus I never knew they sold stencils like this, I still would have made my own though).
A rear view of the side.
On the front lower bezel I removed the bars that ran from side to side over the intake fan and also painted on the bio-hazard symbol.
The back of the case is what started the theme to this mod. I bought the fan grill which was an all gloss black, and and went through a few paint jobs. I also painted and added a cover to the back grommets. I changed the back thumbscrews from stock silver to a flat round type and painted them. The IO Panel was also painted to match the theme.
A full view of the rear.
The inside view of the case. My adventure into modding happened because the Haf922 does not have the interior painted. That was the only thing I planned on doing and once I got started and got carried away.
Here you can see that I added a cover for the wire coming from my non-modular psu. Beside that I added a bottom intake fan and painted a 120mm chrome grill yellow. I also made a custom screen to go below and filter out the wife's hair.
Here you get a bird eye view of the bottom fan.
Here is a close up of the 3 1/2 inch bays that I painted the indented Cooler Master lettering. I also learned a new easier way of doing the lettering through this thread (thanks TheLastPriest).
A photo of the inside of the case. I tried to hide all the wire I could, which is the reason I made the name plate in the middle of the case. This hides the wire going from the back to the front section of the case.
A close up (and different angle) of the inside of the case to see the wire management. Of course you can see the sata cables coming off the DVD player and the video card, and of course the 24 pin atx (sad job I know).
Here you can see the cold cathode on the panel. The wire that connects to this is hanging onto the upper drive bays.
In this photo I have the back panel on to show how dark it gets.
I figured I would show the back of the motherboard tray. I tried my best to keep everything neat and tidy with my current power supply. I thought about cutting off what I did need, but I decided I would probably need those later on for future upgrades to drives and such. So I had to make do. You can also see the back side of the acrylic I used to cover that big bundle of wire.
A close up view of the CPU cooler. I could not do anything with the cooler or I would have voided the warranty, so I added a self adhesive aluminum badge I had which is easily removable without leaving any remnants behind in case something should happen to it.
A last view of both panels.
You can see in nicely with the interior lights on.
A better view of inside the case.
I hope you all enjoyed this mod, as it was my first one and I enjoyed my time building this immensely.
Thanks again to the people that followed me through my process of trial and error.
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