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Updated Final Photo's on page 8 from first round, then page 16 & 17 for updates on Waterblock a little over a year from when I first did this thread. It starts CPU only, and later I add the GTX 480 to loop and change fans n such. Read on...

OK, I've finally got all the parts. Everything has worked out perfect. I just started tonight, I'll be taking my Sig Rig, and making it into a Water-cooled HAF.. Yet to be named, but I have some idea's for it. (Gotta HAF Water, Darker HAF, My Better HAF, things like that. lol)

Anyways, I've never actually made a work log. so this is my first for that. I'll start with a picture of the goods, and then the case. Feel free to comment, leave constructive criticism, give me idea's. and ask questions.

OK, Here's the Case, Just got it in the mail.



Parts from left to right, Top to bottom.
1. Cable Clamps
2. Sleeving Kit, Shrink Tube
3. Zip Ties 100pk.
4. Masterkleer 15ft. 7/16 ID
5. Yate Loon D12SM, 120mm Medium 71CFM 33dbA x 4
6. Dual 12" Cold Cathode UV Tubs
7. Swiftech MCP-655 D5 Pump
8. Pentosin G11 UV Blue Coolant Dye, PT-Nuke
9. PTS 3x3" Gel Stuff, For pump mount
10. Swiftech Micro Res v2 w/ DD Fatboy (High Flow 1/2 Barbs)
11. More DD Fatboy 1/2 High Flow Barbs
12. Swiftech Apogee GTZ Block w/ Same barbs
13. Black DD Fillport (Mounting in top of HAF)
14. Rust-oleum Black Satin Paint for inside case
If your wondering where the RAD is, I had the PA120.2 and had to sell it. I will have the Feser TFC 360 Tomorrow.

OK, Now to start. I've decided to paint the case Satin Black, and I just applied my second coat of primer.



Painting Side Panels

I'll cut out the rear 120/140mm fan Grill to help with airflor and cut down on noise.

Check out my work area, and see my Kayaks. During the summer I take those out about once a week. It's amazingly fun.

More pics of my parts I'll be using, so everyone doesn't need to ask. (I hate imageshack) What's better to use?


All my parts that were removed from the HAF 932 for painting. Patiently awaiting going home.


This is it for tonight, More to come tomorrow. Thanks for looking. Feel free to comment.
 

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Ya, to be honest I don't think the HAF is all that pretty either, but it's performance, not looks. It holds my triple rad up top with ease. and thats what I'm exited about. the WC to be all internal..

Side panels I think are sort of ok, looks really beefy, or industrial. and yea I have a third can of paint, but 2 was enough last time, but on the smaller CM 690. and I have clear coat in the garage somewhere..

Thanks for info.. and don't you have to pay for photobucket
 

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Looks good buddy! Also like noah said, photobucket should work good, I know many use it! But I personally use tinypic, works fine for me, and don't screw up the pics!

cheers
 

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what ya mean, and don't screw up the pics. does the bucket screw them up or something?
 

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Thanks X I am in the mood for a new case and I to want all my wc gear internal, the Haf is one of the cases I have been eye balling so I will keep an eye on this and can not wait to see the finished product.
Have to tell you... From my own experience, the HAF is an AWESOME case. I'm running a fully internal loop, myself. I want more cable management before I show it off, though. Sorry no build log. I suck. =p
 

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what ya mean, and don't screw up the pics. does the bucket screw them up or something?
dont know if bucket does something to them, but I know many peoples images get ruined by imageshack, like some of them are really small, and the others bad quality!
Think bucket is good though.
 

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Looking good Gunth, keep posting pics!

I too love the fact that you can fit everything inside. I have two complete loops that are completely internal.
 

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lookin good so far! keep it up bro
 

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Thanks for all the words guys, I did a lot of work today, but didn't take very many pictures. I have a wonderful Nikon D40 camera with a D90 kit lens, the 18-105mm VR and sadly my camera has some dust inside the sensor, so I've been staying away from pics, as I need a low f stop in order for the spots to NOT be visible, messing me all up.

I have a few to post right now. so here they come in a minute.

Thanks!
 

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So, Like the above post, I got a lot done, but not many pics. I went ahead and got up this morning and did another coat of Satin Black at about 10 in the morning. around 1:30 I did some Wet Sanding with some 1000 grit paper, just lightly, nothing to severe. and then I let it dry, helped it with my Compressor of air.. haha. And then I did another coat, and so on.

So today I did 3 more coats, for a total of 5 coats to my CM HAF inside. It looks really good, and I think the sanding really helped smooth it out, so I don't have too much of that orange peel look to it. but I didn't do it to the last 2 coats. I was going to add a clear coat protectant, but the guy at my local Home Depot said I didn't need to, but what does he know. MY paint had a protectant added to the can, so I should be good with just that. plus I'll use grease where you take the panel off to help with scratching.

Anyways, enough talking, Here are the pics.

My new RAD.. I'm exited.




Here are some pics of my Fans, like said above. I got the Yate Loon Medium speed fans, and I went ahead and sleeved all them today. I love the sleeve job, Looks so clean.



Close up on the sleeving.



And thats about it for now, I took a few more pics than that, but I'll have to do some editing in Lightroom tomorrow and remove some of the marks from the dust in the Sensor, to bad amazon's shipping is slow, or I'd have my sensor cleaner already.

More pics to come tomorrow as I put the case back together.

Thanks for watching.
 

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looking good! keep it up
 

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Man, those pics are super clean! I hope I can take pictures nearly half that quality. I'm just using my trusty Canon SD750 (point & shoot). I was satisfied with the quality until I started to see what others were doing. Now I'm getting an itch I don't need to be having....

That rad looks so clean and sexy, I'm sure it will fit quite nicely with your build. I'm subscribed to see where you go with this thing.

I love that about PPCs, and that's why I try to order most of my fans for them. You can't go wrong with fans that are already sleeved for you!


I can't wait to see what comes next!
 

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Oh no, I sleeved the fans myself last night. Bought the stuff at local fry's and the shrink tube and went to work. lol. I didn't buy them that way, but I will from now on. as I love the way they look.

Also thanks for the words. The pics are pretty good. I need to edit them and add some White Balance. they have that yellow tint from my weird room lights. lol. not to mention I have a Nikon D40 with a nice lens on it, That helps. and yes it's an itch for sure. but it's SOOO worth it over my 10MP ghetto Kodak, the D40 is 6.1 MP but blows it away. lol.

and yea, the picture of the RAD where I'm aiming down the side of it, I really like that picture. turned out nicely.

More pics of the paint job will come tonight.

Stay Tuned!
 

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Oh no, I sleeved the fans myself last night. Bought the stuff at local fry's and the shrink tube and went to work. lol. I didn't buy them that way, but I will from now on. as I love the way they look.

Also thanks for the words. The pics are pretty good. I need to edit them and add some White Balance. they have that yellow tint from my weird room lights. lol. not to mention I have a Nikon D40 with a nice lens on it, That helps. and yes it's an itch for sure. but it's SOOO worth it over my 10MP ghetto Kodak, the D40 is 6.1 MP but blows it away. lol.

and yea, the picture of the RAD where I'm aiming down the side of it, I really like that picture. turned out nicely.

More pics of the paint job will come tonight.

Stay Tuned!
In that case, great job on the sleeving, it looks great!!

Keep up the nice work.
 
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