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White is the New Black - A HAFX Build **UPDATES!**

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Tearing down a perfectly good case and painting it without prior experience. What could possibly go wrong?

The Plan

The plan with this build is to move away from the conventional and now seemingly boring black case and give birth to a bright white case that can hopefully stand out from the crowd.

The HAFX will be mostly white, however red will be used as a hilight for certain parts as to spice it up. Hopefully it turns out as well as it has in my head.

Contents

1. Before shots of the case and current system specs.
2. Stripping and dismantling the HAF X case.
3. Prepping case for paint and painting progress.
4. Finished shots of painted case.
5. Re-assembled Case.
6. PSU Sleeving
7. Begin installation of components and water loop
8. Advanced cable management
9. Custom full acrylic side panel
10. Completed setup.

The contents are subject to plenty of order changes, but that's the planned order - for now anyway tongue.gif

Let's get into it:

Current Case and System
System Specs:

Intel Core i7 2600k
Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3
Gigabyte HD6950 1GB
2x WD 500GB 7200rpm Raid0
2x2GB Gskill Ripjaws 2000mhz 9-10-9-27
Corsair TX650
Auzentech X-Raider 7.1 Sound Card

Here's the system currently sitting on my incredibly messy desk.

system-now.jpg

Cooling - XSPC RX360 Rasa Kit:

RX360 Radiator
X2O 750 12V Pump/Reservoir
Rasa CPU Block
Red Tubing
Black (painted white) compression fittings

Here's a pic of the water setup, missing the tubing and compressions due to their non-arrival yesterday afternoon.

watercooling.jpg
Edited by jjjc_93 - 4/26/11 at 12:57am
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The Work Area and Current Progress

Just starting to strip the case now, rivets need to be drilled off and then it's onto sanding and priming. Should be ready for paint tonight or early tomorrow.

ready-for-derivet.jpg

back-case---tools.jpg

Yeah, it's a pretty messy backyard thanks to our dog who likes to grab everything and throw it everywhere but I can work with it. There's also plenty of lighting available so I'll be able to work late into the night.

That's it for now, I'm now off to de-rivet and completely tear down the case now. I'll be back with more pics once that is completed.
Edited by jjjc_93 - 4/9/11 at 2:16am
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Subbed, I'm imagining some real sexy stuff smile.gif
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Will sub in a minute, nice build.

Make sure the dog doesn't grab case parts biggrin.gif
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Sub'd, Lets see how this turns out.

Are you still doing the window mod? coolsmiley02.gif
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Originally Posted by DestinyPlan;13058947 
Subbed, I'm imagining some real sexy stuff smile.gif

As am I, not sure it has anything to do with my build though lachen.gif
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Originally Posted by Markeh;13058970 
Will sub in a minute, nice build.

Make sure the dog doesn't grab case parts biggrin.gif

Haha yeah, I think or atleast hope that the bench is too high for her to jump up on.
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Originally Posted by FEAR.;13058973 
Sub'd, Lets see how this turns out.

Are you still doing the window mod? coolsmiley02.gif

Yep - will pretty much be plagerising that part of your mod and applying to my own tongue.gif Loved the look of a full acrylic window and will definitely make it a part of my build.
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U mad frown.gif
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Subbed biggrin.gif cant wait !
Im getting the Exact same case
HAf X FTW!!!
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Subbed biggrin.gif cant wait !
Im getting the Exact same case
HAf X FTW!!!

More like HafX FTB (For the Blind)
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