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<span style="font-size:24px;"><b>Welcome! This is a progress log from jompenleet.<br>
To be able to see the current state of the case you're going to click the last page here in this thread.!</b></span><br><br><span style="font-size:24px;">This picture is one of the most recent one's.</span><br>
Though i recommend you to check the last page in the thread for more pic's<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1560017/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1560017" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1560017/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 176px"></a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Here is the original state of the NZXT Phantom 410 case. (Just moved the components of my old OEM computer into the case)..<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365325/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365325" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365325/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 467px"></a><br><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365326/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365326" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365326/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 467px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365327/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365327" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365327/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 263px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365328/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365328" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365328/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 263px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365329/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365329" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365329/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 263px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365330/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365330" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365330/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 263px"></a><br><br><br><br>
Got a new Motherboard + processor + cpu cooler (Scythe Grand Kama Cross)<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365331/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365331" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365331/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 467px"></a><br><br><br>
After getting some new fans Xigmatek 1253 & a new fan to the cpu cooler Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm<br><br>
it looks like this.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365333/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365333" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365333/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 267px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365334/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365334" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365334/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 267px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365335/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365335" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365335/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 267px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365336/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365336" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365336/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 267px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365337/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365337" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365337/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 150px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365338/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365338" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365338/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 150px"></a><br><br><br><br>
Interior before cable sleeving and cable management.<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365340/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365340" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365340/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 263px"></a><br><br><br><br><img alt="mad.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/mad.gif"><span style="font-size:12px;">Here i actually cut a whole in the side of the case to give it a bigger window.. And i forgot to take pictures sorry.</span><br>
Here's a link to the tutorial i followed to be able to do this!<br>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpZoE-zj0-k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpZoE-zj0-k</a><br>
:thumb:Thank's alot to MNPCtech for the really informative tutorials on case mods!! <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><br><br><br><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365341/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365341" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365341/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 667px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365353/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1365353" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1365353/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 375px"></a><br><br>
Interior after hardmod sidepanel + psu cover & fully sleeved cables.<br><br>
Tell me what u think! <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
P.S Im still waiting for my stormtrooper sticker & white LED tubes for the case
 

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Will be updating with new pics as soon as i get my LED lights & Stormtrooper sticker :) please subscribe
 

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Got sick of the orange LED fans so i decided to modify them abit..<br><br>
First i took apart the case and looked around for fans laying around..<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451519/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451519" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451519/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br>
Found some!<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451520/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451520" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451520/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br>
case without fans :-(<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451521/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451521" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451521/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451523/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451523" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451523/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br>
Xigmatek F1253 and F1450 i think?<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451524/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451524" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451524/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br>
Cleaning the fans for the paint to stick<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451525/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451525" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451525/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br>
Safety first! (if u ignore this ur fans may not spin at all)<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451526/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451526" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451526/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451528/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451528" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451528/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br>
Removing the LED's<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451529/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451529" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451529/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451530/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451530" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451530/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br>
close up look..<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451531/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451531" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451531/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br>
Fans on top of the case<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451532/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451532" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451532/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br>
Scythe grand kama cross CPU cooler after painted the fan<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451533/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451533" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451533/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br>
overall look<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451534/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451534" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451534/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451535/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1451535" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1451535/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br>
What do u think? Still waiting for stickers and Cold cathodes!<br><br>
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I think you've done a beautiful job dude honestly. Rep for a job well done. A few critiques I do have:<br><br>
The pci power connectors for the GPU look kinda weird just being pulled down to the corner of the bay cage like that. If you wanted another option, I'd cut a whole in your PSU cover on the inside by the covered grommets at the bottom to feed the cables into from there so the cables just go straight down under the GPU. Would just make it look nicer and be easier on the cable length and storage.<br><br>
Maybe consider painting the ram heatsinks to black or white or maybe even grey to match the rest of the build better. I know it's a minor thing, but seeing as how you've put so much effort into it you definitely had a goal in mind.That or just buy a new kit, maybe something like the Avexir Core series white led kit they've got on newegg if you want some nice lights (I use them myself and LOVE them).<br><br>
Also,so this is a gigabyte 680 soc right? So if I'm right it exhausts air out towards the window right? You could make yourself a fan mount there in the window to exhaust the air from the GPU. Unless you have plans to liquid cool your system in the long run.<br><br>
Regardless good stuff
 

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Thank you PhantomTaco for you opinions and i will definately consider your thoughts for future projects.<br>
Ill be drilling a hole in the PSU cover as soon as i find a hole saw.<br>
And about painting the RAM Heatsinks, hmm. From what i've read its not a good idea to put paint on heatsinks at all. The paint cold be isolating the heat & end up ruining the motherboard but ill look for some Heatsink Paint and see what magic i can do.<br>
And about the GPU fan's directing the heat to the acrylic window. Yes but ill show you a demonstration of the Air flow<br><br>
Excuse my paint skills.<br><br>
Blue lines = Cool Air<br>
Red lines = Hot Air<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1452720/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1452720" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1452720/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 133px"></a><br><br>
I've got pretty good GPU and CPU heat while overclocked. CPU will reach 50 degrees Celsius in full load<br>
And the GPU will reach a maximum of 60 with stock overclock.
 

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Got me some watercooling now.<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463100/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1463100" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463100/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br><br>
And some new dust filters (the old ones sucked)<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463098/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1463098" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463098/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463097/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1463097" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463097/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463099/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1463099" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463099/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br>
Made a Hole in the PSU cover for the GPU Cables<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463102/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1463102" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463102/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br>
Also painted the Chassi details in Glossy White<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463096/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1463096" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463096/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463103/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1463103" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463103/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br>
Got two identical NZXT 140mm fans for the top (had too look symmetric)<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463095/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1463095" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463095/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br>
Water cooling in place<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463101/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1463101" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463101/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br><br><br><br>
So what the case currently looks like.. Ill be getting some more parts next week. Subscribe <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463104/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1463104" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463104/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463105/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1463105" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463105/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463106/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1463106" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463106/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br><br>
P.S Also installed some Revoltec Cold Cathodes....<br><br><br>
So i got some new stuff that my friend at <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.timwill.se" target="_blank">timwill clothing</a> drew for me..<br>
He also had some contacts to be able to make it in this frosty nice look :)<br><br>
Here we are applying a new sticker to the acrylic side<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536937/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1536937" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536937/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br>
finished!<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536939/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1536939" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536939/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br>
End result & my friend David himself :-D<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536940/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1536940" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536940/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br>
Also got me some custom made fan stickers, drawn by David @ <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.timwill.se" target="_blank">Timwillclothing</a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536941/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1536941" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536941/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br>
sticker on the modded 120mm xigmatek fan<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536944/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1536944" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536944/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br>
stickers on the modded 140mm NZXT fans<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536947/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1536947" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536947/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br>
Voila!<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536951/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1536951" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536951/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 233px"></a><br><br>
I do have some other things waiting to be done with this case (otherwise i wouldnt have this blue led still in there)..<br>
Check back soon and see what has happened!<br><br>
Peace
 

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Subbed. Looks great! How did you paint the 5.25 bay locks? Did you remove them totally then paint, or did you just paint over them?
 

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Hello choLOL and thanks for subscribing.<br>
Painting these locks was actually alot easier than i thought. Here's a picture explaining the removal<br><br>
So first you pull the left part (two iron pins) out of the 5.25 bay.<br>
Once you have that part out you just pinch the two plastic pins together and you have it removed.<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1469807/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1469807" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1469807/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 267px"></a><br><br>
Stay tuned! Will soon be updating the case with new mods!<br>
Best Regards jompen!
 

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Oh, looks easy enough. Gonna try it in the future. Thanks!
 

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Very awesome mod! Might have to steal your mod for my new white Phantom 410 case once I get all the parts together! <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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Please do. but you know who's getting the cred !!!! <img alt="tongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Please do. but you know who's getting the cred !!!!</div>
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Haha! I have no problem giving you the kudos for it! I plan on documenting my progress too and posting it in my guild's forums but I'll be sure to link to this forum! <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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The paint is just regular (high gloss & quick drying) paint from the local painters store..<br><br>
A standard paint that works with most materials
 

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Update 2013-07-12<br><span style="font-size:12px;">Ok so i got me some new stuff.. More paint(oil based high glossy hobby paint as usual), cable management items & some velcro tape.</span><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559957/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559957" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559957/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><br><span style="font-size:12px;">So. Take the case apart for starters.. Here iam removing the mesh from one of the plastic pieces</span><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559953/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559953" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559953/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 375px"></a><br><br>
These little *****es that is holding the front panel in place(not) broke just by looking at them. I will use Glue to put this back on after im done anyway so don't care.<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559954/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559954" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559954/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 375px"></a><br><br>
Ok! Done for now. I also removed the heatsinks of my Corsair Vengeance DDR3 kit. (this mod is still in beta phase. I do not recommend you to do this yet, since i don't know how stable this mod is) since painting heatsinks could isolate the heat back into the ram chips. Though i will be using 2 extra thin layers of oil based paint for this test.<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559955/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559955" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559955/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 375px"></a><br><br><br>
Cable management can ALWAYS be improved!!! :)<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559959/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559959" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559959/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><br>
Decided to go nuts with the spray can on all the black details of the case and ddr3 heatsinks to match the rest of the build.<br>
2 thin coat layers of paint. After that i left them outside under a roof to dry for 15hours. Since some of these stuff are going inside the case it is very important it is totally dry<br>
Im really happy with the cleanyness of the ram heatsinks! Hope they still work...<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559960/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559960" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559960/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559961/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559961" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559961/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><br>
Ok! using super glue to put the front panel cover back on.. Shouldn't break for the next 10 years.<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559962/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559962" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559962/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><br>
Ok so i was looking around for the best industrial thermal double sided tape. Took me a while to find anyone that would even know what it was. Thank you <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.stokvistapes.se/" target="_blank">http://www.stokvistapes.se/</a> for the free sample & really quick email response<br>
Will check back with you guys to tell you if this is the best thing on the market today..<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1560012/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1560012" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1560012/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 276px; height: 61px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559956/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559956" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559956/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 375px"></a><br>
Applying double sided thermal tape on the memory (The same way as the stock thermal tape was applied)<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559963/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559963" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559963/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559964/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559964" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559964/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br>
Ohhlalala!<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559965/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559965" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559965/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><br><br>
Putting it all back together.<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559967/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559967" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559967/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><br>
Ok! Now everything is back together. Time for some end result shots.<br>
Here is the first photo without side panel<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559968/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559968" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559968/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><br>
Upper Photo<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559969/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559969" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559969/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><br>
Front Photo<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559970/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559970" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559970/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><br>
Ram mod result Photo<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559972/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559972" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559972/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><br>
With side panel<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559973/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1559973" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559973/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><br><br><span style="font-size:16px;">Will be checking back within the upcoming weeks with result of the ram mod. To see if i recommend it or not.<br>
Please subscribe!!!</span><br><br><span style="font-size:36px;">Next thing i will do is bend & melt a new acrylic PSU cover + another surprise.. Check back soon<br><br>
Ciao</span>
 

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Ok so i got some new white sleeving from a company named Sleeva.se<br>
i don't know if they ship internationally. I do know they ship all over Sweden anyway..<br>
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So here is what i ordered<br>
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Shrinktube Small White<br>
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Shrinktube Small White<br>
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Shrinktube SATA White<br>
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Sleeve SATA White<br>
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Sleeve Small White<br>
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Cable-tie Brackets (10-pack)<br>
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Lamptron Modding Tool Kit<br>
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Some tools that will be used for sleeving<br>
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A heat-gun is a must if you've got white shrinktubes. Because they will get abit darkened if using a lighter.<br>
Black shrinktubes don't matter though<br>
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Lock ring pincer (inverted) to open up the shrink tubes abit.<br>
This was really useful<br>
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Starting off with re-sleeving a 24pin Bitfenix Extender. <br>
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I did put an extra smaller shrinktube under the sleeving in each end for my white shrinktube to attach better onto the cord.<br>
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This is some really high-quality sleeve, can't see through it at all..<br>
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Finally finished with the extender.<br>
Took me a few hours to be honest <img alt="tongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif"><br>
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This sleeve is abit thicker than the black stock sleeving on the extender so it'll look like this in the ends.<br>
I don't care though<br>
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Sleeving is now complete, here is some results<br>
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Graphics card 2x 8pin connections<br>
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24pin mounted<br>
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8pin mobo<br>
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So i decided to make a new PSU cover out of regular 3mm acrylic sheet (because any coloured one is impossible to get your hands on in sweden)<br>
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Ofcourse i started with measuring the dimensions of it inside the case, Length, Height and Depth<br>
Didn't take any pics of that though<br>
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Here im cutting the pieces for the cover<br>
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Ended up with these, hopefully they'll fit now.<br>
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Had to remove the stock HDD cage though, because it was too high for my cover. Ill just use the dremel to cut it down abit. But thats a project for later.<br>
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Here is me drilling out the poprivets for the HDD cage. You'll also see my nice socks here<br>
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This is just a temporary solution to hold the PSU cover up and giving it some support.<br>
I just bend a PCI cover top the same height as the PSU and used a pop rivet to hold it in place<br>
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So i found some 90 degrees set square's at work that is usually used to glue photo frames.<br>
I think it'll work perfect for this.<br>
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So the paint has been drying for 2 days. Not because it needed to but i didnt have the time countinue with the work.<br>
Now its as solid as a rock :)<br>
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Preparing the acrylic for paint.<br>
Using paper tape on all the edges to avoid getting any paint on there.<br>
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Fully taped<br>
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Ready for paint!<br>
Lets do some magic<br>
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<a href="http://www.sweclockers.com/image/gallery/2013/08/02/Img_9197.jpg?t=original&k=12eb601d/img" target="_blank">http://www.sweclockers.com/image/gallery/2013/08/02/Img_9197.jpg?t=original&k=12eb601d/img</a>]   After painting with my regular High Glossy White (oil based) paint it will look like this. two layers of paint is enough, if the acrylic has been cleaned up before painting.   Here are the old & the new PSU cover  <img alt="Img_9199.jpg?t=original&k=924aab20" class="bbcode_img" src="http://www.sweclockers.com/image/gallery/2013/08/02/Img_9199.jpg?t=original&k=924aab20"><br>
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So i got the idea of trying out some engraving.<br>
Since i had some extra acrylic laying around i thought i'd give it a shot.<br>
Don't blame me lol because i've never done anything like this before.<br>
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Decided to put it here after i was done, now drilled some holes to be able to pop it there after i engraved the piece.<br>
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These are the tools i used. A rotary tool, some Diamond Grinding things, a decal & acrylic.<br>
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EDIT -  i found a flash light was also very useful for this<br>
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Getting the logo in place<br>
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Lets get started!<br>
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So much fun!!<br>
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Still going!<br>
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Result after 30min's of work<br>
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Results enlightened, if you look this close youll see 2 obvious mistakes. But this picture is very well zoomed. You wont see it if u look through the side panel of the case.<br>
Atleast not me :-)<br>
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 <br><span style="font-size:36px;">End result, NO FLASH</span><br>
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 <br><span style="font-size:36px;">END RESULT WITH FLASH </span><br>
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 <br><span style="font-size:36px;">END RESULT WITH FLASH & SIDEPANEL</span><br>
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Will be doing some more small works on this, then im off to start with my Phantom 820 project wich will also be posted here on this forum.<br>
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Look around for Jompenleet!<br>
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Hope you liked it
 

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hi, Im just wonderin how did you install that new psu cover that big? do you mind telling me its measurement? thanks in advance
 
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