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Case Mod - In Progress [BATMAN v SUPERMAN Casemod] Armored Bat Suit by Tantric

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    Hello Bit-tech!

    I just want to share my latest project for MSI's [batman v superman casemod] challenge.
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    But before I go on to the actual project. I would like to thank my sponsors. NZXT and Hyper X and of course MSI Global for the
    continued support and for letting me be part of this awesome project. :D
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    Here's my planned mod concept for the project.
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    And the parts that I will be using for this project. Time to start :D
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    The Specs:
    -Intel i5 6600K
    -MSI Z170A Gaming PRO Carbon
    -MSI GTX 960 Gaming 4G
    -HyperX Savage 16GB Kit (4x4GB DDR 2133MHZ)-HyperX Savage SSD 120GB
    -NZXT Phantom 820
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    I did a quick unboxing of all the parts. Enjoy!

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    The case that we will be using for the project. NZXT Phantom 820
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    stripping the case.
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    My initial idea was to trim down the size and weight of the entire case. As you all know the phantom 820 is designed for custom liquid cooling
    in mind. As I wont be using custom LCS on this project, I decided to trim down the case to make it smaller and lighter.
     
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    I custom fabricated some frame support bars using 3/4 aluminum angle bars.
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    How it looks with the custom bracket / support installed.
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    Now starting to work on the custom mobo tray.
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    Instead of throwing away some of the spare panels I've removed from the chassis. I decided to make use of them. This piece will be used to make
    a custom fan mount. Instead of designing one from scratch, It will be easier to just modify the existing bracket and use it on the case.
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    Making a new mobo tray using the old one.
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    after some priming and painting. here's how it turned out.
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    started working on the custom case feet. The original one from the phantom already looks great.
    just needed a bit of tweaking. After masking and marking the areas needed.
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    My progress so far.
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    I cleaned up the connecting brackets on the case by replacing the alum rivets with countersunk screws.
    I'm using a 4mm countersunk bit to drill new holes on the aluminum.
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    I decided to replace the huge bolt on the custom standoff mount for the fan bracket. The original screws I used were to bulky and look unappealing.
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    Using a file and hammer I forced a new 3mm nut inside the standoff nut to make a new and smaller thread.
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    By doing so I am now able to use a smaller countersunk screw on the spacer nut.
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    Testing out the fans. I think the CoolerMaster Turbine Master are a perfect match for this mod.
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    also modded the gpu to keep up with the theme.
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    The motherboard also recieved some "all black" treatment as well.
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    -modding some pieces of the top panel.
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    Because the deadline is near. time to post more updates.
    Here's how I modified the cooler. Instead of mounting it on the case. I decided to mount if above the CPU instead.
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    I used some custom aluminum brackets to mount the rad above the CPU.
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    Some acrylic pieces for the custom PSU shroud.
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    Assembling the pieces together,
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    And a quick preview
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