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Case Mod - In Progress CM-HAF-XL

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 12 May 2011.

  1. kier

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    Hi there, It's kier again
    After some requests to post the build of the CM-HAF-XL, i've decided to place it
    I am a bit ashamed that I did not post it earlier on Bit-tech ;)

    Ok..... he,s finished but maybe there are some nice ideas in it for you guys that you can use in your builds.
    I'm gonna post it in stages, otherwise it's too much at ones, I think

    This build is also my CoolerMaster Case Mod Competition Entry, so i've you like it.........
    please vote ;)

    But before i start, i wanna thank some sponsors

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    Mister Freddy from Highflow.nl
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    Mister Ruud from Coolermaster.nl

    Want to thank you for the trust and products

    Let's begin:
    I've started this build begin december 2010, and build it in about 3 months
    Coolermaster has send me a very nice case, and a beautiful psu
    The HAF X and a 1200W Silent pro gold
    The hardware that i'm gonna use:

    - HAF X
    - PSU Coolermaster Silent pro gold 1200W
    - EVGA Classified E759
    - I7 930
    - 6x 2GB Corsair DDR3
    - Tripple GTX470
    - Aqua-computer Aquaero
    - Sony Optairc AD-7670
    - 2 x SSD Intel 160GB
    - 2 x 1 TB HDD

    De components are gonna be cooled wih EK blocks and:

    - 2 x Swiftech MCP 355
    - 1 x EK Radiator XT360 (maybe 2 x instead. the 240)
    - 1 x EK Radiator 240
    - Tygon slang clear. 1/2
    - 3 x EK GTX470 waterblock acetal/ nickel
    - Bitspower Fittingen Black
    - EK-FB EVGA X58 Classified
    - EK Supreme CPU block Black
    - 3 x EK Link Geforce
    - EK Bridge serial tripple
    - 2 x Aqua-computer cover MCP355
    - 3 x EK Backplate GTX470 Black

    for the reservoirs i have more options,

    - 2 x EK-Multioption RES X2 - 150 Advanced (Round 60mm)
    - 1 x EK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Advanced (Round 60mm)
    - 2 x EK-Multioption 250 (Round 50mm)
    - 2 x EK-Spin Reservoir- plexi

    some pics, before i take the case apart
    the package from Coolermaster

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    The big one from Coolermaster

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    Inside beautiful black

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    Enough space for the components

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    Sata dock, always easy

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    A lot of space for the reservoirs or radiators

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    What i really like for modding is the air duct for the gpu's

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    For so far the case. Also there was a nice psu, the 1200W silent pro

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    Enough cables for my tripple gtx setup
    Gonna be a lot of sleeving

    Next step is to take the case apart, and fit some components

    The Haf XL, sad to see him like this.

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    Yesterday i had a little brainstorming session, I will reveal you some ideas

    A 360 rad in this case is almost impossible, except for the top, but for the top I've got other ideas,
    now it,s going to be 2 x 240 rads


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    Both sides 2 x 120 mm fan

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    For the top a have some nice ideas

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    Here comes 2 x EK spinbays

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    I'll have to do some grinding for the spin Bays

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    Gonna make 2 x square / octagon 3 mm plex fan bays, which will be the lid of the spin Bays

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    Like this,

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    In the cover is coming a aquaero, and in the flat side i,am gonna make a slot for a slimline DVD-RW

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    i Am not sure where and if i place the airduct voor the gpu,s

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    The last idea for now., Gonna make a hood from the front to the back of the case over the psu, on top of this 2 x MCP 355 pump, all in sight
    Under the hood i gonna place my hdd, s

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    Hello again, new update

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    Cut 2 holes for the 240 rad

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    removed some plastic

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    Cut a piece of uv-green plex

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    Drilled the holes for the screws from the spinbay

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    And installed the spinbay, only need to order 2 black impellers

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    Yes, it fits

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    One to go

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    The color for this mod is black/green

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    some Umzug von der Familie MDPC

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    Sata and small green sleeve

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    Black for the sata and psu

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    The total family package

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    heatshrink

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    Heatshrink for the sata en small

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    Black rivets, ad to drill a lot when i took the case apart

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    Mdpc M3 screws

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    Some special parts from mdpc, countersunk Black-Oxide screws

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    And snap-caps, nice for over some ugly screws

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    The second spinbay

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    Put it all togheter

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    Did some small grinding, to make it fit

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    Sawn some little pieces of uv-green acryl.

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    Gonna be sanded and polished

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    The idea is to put smd led strips behind them

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    pics in the dark

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    nice effect

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    Received some nice stuff from Highflow.nl and EK

    To begin with tje black EK impellers
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    Always nice to receive a package

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    Pump number 2

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    The third nickel block

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    with three times a nice black backplate

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    put everything togheter with a tripple bridge

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    and three Link force,s

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    An extra 240 Radiator

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    And 4 beautiful Nanoxia 120mm Fans, uv green, same color as the green acryl i used

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    +1 140mm fan

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    To control the fans and pumps i'm gonna use a Aquaero VF display.

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    And some small stuff to try out some nice ideas

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    2 nice fillports from Danger den

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    And 2 shiny nickel tops for the Mcp-355 pumps

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    Put them together

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    Think it,s gonna be perfect in this case

    And the first Bitspower fittingen

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    Impellers already placed, looks better like this. Fillports coming up

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    I have made the midplate from a piece of mesh panel, gonna be painted black and some nice ideas in it

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    Made the radiator bay
    The first thought was to put the in/outputs of the rads turned to the inside, like this

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    But i want the pumps in one line

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    That's why i,ve turned one radiator

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    Putting al together

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    I love the color of the fans, really nice

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    Other side

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    Painted the bay and fitting it together

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    flip side

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    Made the fillports into the spinbays

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    And in received a package from Coolermaster, some beautiful flatcabels. The idea is to
    sleef the psu cables and to use flatcabels for the gpu.

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    Coolermaster thnx!!!

    bought myself a new cpu block

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    EK-Supreme HF - Acetal+Nickel

    Replaced the red plexi cover for the black acetal for the classified


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    EK-FB EVGA X58 Classified - Acetal+Nickel

    Looking good i think

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    A new set of rams, 6x 2 GB

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    placed on the board

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    Also looks nice. And i bought my third GTX 470, Nickel block placed on it

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    And the backplate.

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    Conected all together with the EK tripple bridge

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    I'm in love, but it,s real heavy now

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    Backplates really nice like this

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    I think i need to make something for the weight, but that,s for later
    Have played with the Aquaero, and was real happy with the color of the display, with the green filter it was even better

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    Perfect, just the right color for this build

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    Started with the top, and placed the display in it

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    Little test

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    Had sawn a small plate of acryl, need to polish it, but looks good for now

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    Again little test

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    And again, the green filter placed back

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    The place where the usb and other stuff was is now for the buttons for the aquaero and some other nice ideas i have. But this is for the weekend, so.... be continued

    Greetings to you all.
     
  2. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

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    DAMN great way to start a project log.
     
  3. Fedmas

    Fedmas Leader of the casemod watchers :D

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    Nice..
     
  4. zeBriukas

    zeBriukas What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome man! Those reservoirs are cool ! Subbed :)
     
  5. Xunsu

    Xunsu What's a Dremel?

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    that case is nice, I like the ideas.
     
  6. Nitrixflare

    Nitrixflare Building and engineering enthusiast

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    yeah i agree, i like the way you think, how you fitted those parts in.
     
  7. kier

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    Hi y'all,

    Another day, another update.
    I'm sure you like this one ;)

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    For the aquaero buttons the idea is to place them vertical and place two extra buttons for the power and reset

    In the past i had destroyd an aquaero, what is now very handy for spare parts, sawn the two buttons out of the old one. For the power and reset

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    Different sizes from the old and new aquaero

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    drilled and sawn a piece of acryl

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    And placed the two extra buttons

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    the pushbuttons at the same height

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    And we have a " X "

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    Removed the frontcover

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    Sawn a piece out of the case

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    Horizontal mounting is not an option, because the aquaero is to long and i want the " X " in the middle, thats why vertical

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    Fits nicely between the 2 radiators

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    Gonna light up the buttons with green uv acryl

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    Covered this with black acryl. I need to make this black acryl over because the holes aren't that good, but just for the idea

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    And light it up

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    Tried some things today, and i removed the black acryl. Instead of this i have placed a sticker and cut out the stripes

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    Better like this

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    And some shots by night

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    ;)

    Have replaced al the rivets and screws, before the hardware is placed

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    have made a solid tube between the reservoir and the Ek bridge

    From Reservoir to....

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    Ek Bridge.

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    Connected

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    Placed the green nanoxia-140mm

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    Back of the case is not finished yet

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    The Msi bracket is gonna be replaced

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    From the gpu to the pump is gonna be a solid tube also, and the same for the pump to the radiator

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    The right shape

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    The curve is for to get the right angel for the tube but also for the flatcables of the gpu,s

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    Just like this, the tube between the pump and gpu needs to be longer, but just to give you an idea

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    And the last thing i do this weekend, pimping the fans. Nanoxia sticker has to go

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    Made my own stickers

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    The famous snap-caps

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    All fans are finished

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    It's sleeving time. The Silent pro is an easy psu to sleeve i think. Lots of space

    The original flatcables had a bridge in it, really ugly so that has to change

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    sleeving meets flatcable.

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    2 x modulair pci-e

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    And 2 x non-modulair

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    Placed the flatcables but need to straigt it, just for the idea

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    Nice green sleeve, same color as my Nanoxia fans


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    Green is finished, now it's time for the black sleeve

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    Ready to plug in

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    Had to make the cpu cables longer

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    These wil be black

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    split the green and black as much as possible

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    And finished

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    Placed in de Haf.

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    Green color of the sleeves are really the same as the fans

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    Cpu cable black sleeved 4 x 4 pins

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    Nice curve in it

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    And a total shot with flatcables and sleeved cables. Need to straigten al the cables

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    Also made a mesh cover for the front panel out of a ceiling plate. This ceiling plate has a filter glued on it, so perfect for this purposes

    The ceiling plate

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    Filter on the inside

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    Beautiful mesh i think

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    After some sawing and bending

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    And the filter on the inside

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    Placed a light on the inside to show you the filter

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    And this little project is finished

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    Greetings and till the next update :thumb:
     
  8. Thecyp31

    Thecyp31 Mini moddeur

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    Good job!!! But only 2 240 for all the components?
     
  9. kier

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    Don,t have any problems with the temps, i'm not overclocking only modding ;)
     
  10. Thecyp31

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    ok good luck for the work !
     
  11. Zinfandel

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    ... wow.
     
  12. kier

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    Update-------------------Recycling

    A friend of mine has given my a broken Logitech G15. The idea was to use it for the lcd screen, but when i dismantel it i saw the small plex for the illuminated board

    Idea !!!

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    Used a bigger piece for the cover

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    Sawn a piece out of it and drilled 3 holes for the bitspower fillport

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    The three Bitspower fillport

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    Swan the acryl from the G15

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    testing with a green ledstrip

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    Looks like the matrix

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    Put a black vinyl sticker over the transparent acryl and cut small pieces out of it

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    Place it in the haf

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    Shot in the dark

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    3 fittings installed

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    Everything is gonna be replaced for black fittings and solid tubes

    And a little Sponsor Update

    Today a nice updat for the sponsors (and you offcourse)

    First i wanna thank the people from Letterop Ijmuiden, who had made the perfect sticker.

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    Letterop Reclame uw specialist in de IJmond!

    And i wanna thank mr. D hard, he also made this update possible

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    HighFlow Computer Cooling Shop - Uw shop voor PC waterkoeling, luchtkoeling, modding, behuizingen en gaming!

    Logo number 2

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    Cooler Master

    The sticker

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    Sawn a piece of uv-green acryl, and made a slot for the slimline dvd-rw

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    Very carfully placed the sticker and cut the sides

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    To have a nice illuminated cover, Mr.D. Hard has given my 2 nice glowpads

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    Color is blue, thats why i had placed the uv-green

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    You can cut the glowpads any shape you want

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    placed on the back of the cover

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    Illuminates Highflow

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    Illuminates Coolermaster

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    And illuminates the hole cover, nice effect i think

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    Placed back in de Haf

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    The front almost finished

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    In the dark............

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    Did some nice things these days. Finally received my Acryl and aluminum panels

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    1mm black aluminum

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    and the panels i was waiting for Uv green 3mm

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    And 5 mm

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    A little idea i had, drawing a mold

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    Then cut out some cardboard

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    Shapping the cpu

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    And the Corsair memory

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    The gpu's

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    and the mold is finished

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    And now the nice part, when i screw this up, i have a big problem, this came out of a hole panel, so really cant screw this up. But with same patience it came out very well, i think

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    Cut out some openings for the cpu cables and motherboard cables

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    And the cover is finished

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    there,s gonna be black stickers on it, and cutting these for a green outline

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    Some places have bubbles, so need to rub them out

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    And the I/O blocks (or how do you call them?) also black

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    Smd strips where ordered today, and iam very curious how this looks
    Ordered green smd strips, smd Uv strips and some other led strips to test

    The whole thing...

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    By the way, there's gonna be an airflow behind the acryl and the motherboard, so dont wurry ;)

    Last days did some thinking about the hdd/ssd bays. used for this the original Haf bay, cut it in 2 pieces

    One for the ssd's and one for the hdd's

    Bay 1 for the ssd

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    Bay 2 for the hdd
    Hmmm my new friend, Mr. Gorillatorch, helped me a lot lately with my build

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    Again bay 2

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    Gonna place them like this

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    Bay 2 installed

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    And bay 1 beneed the slimeline dvd drive.

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    Have made a bay for the slimline dvd-rw

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    fits perfectly

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    just about this, need to do some little things to it, to make it look better, but for now.....

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    Cut out a piece for the dvd

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    Fits also

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    The opening for the power cable to my gpu's

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    For the noise reduction i used some isolation tape

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    And grind a piece of my ceiling plate

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    Vry nice piece i think

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    This is all beeing covered with a midplate 5mm black acryl

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    like this

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    Replaced the original rivets for countersunk rivets.

    The original rivet

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    countersunk rivets with tape for protection

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    Whole back is finished for another idea

    For this update i wanna thank Mr. Sammie from cK-leds

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    He has given my some very nice led strips

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    Green silicone strips

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    Green Smd strips

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    Uv purple Smd strips

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    also did some nice things with my pumps. Sawn 4 pieces of acryl.

    2 x uv green acryl 5mm

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    And 2 x Black acryl 5mm

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    Need to polish them

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    Sawn the green acryl one more time with 4 feet instead of 2

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    black acryl under the pump

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    my 2 pumps ready to go

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    Looks nice i think on my black midplate. and placed a single led in it

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    Placed in the Haf with the led

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    And some pics in the dark

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    I've frosted the uotside from the acryl, and put some led strips around the motherboard

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    Placed the cover, still need to get the strips right

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    But it's a nice effect already

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    Have some disappointment about the solid tubes

    "Old" Tube

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    "new" Tube

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    doesnt fit anymore in the Bitspower fittings, so need to change plans. So i put the new solid tube in the Tygon tube

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    Have tested it first, and looked really nice

    So did some sawning and fitting, and here,s the result

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    Everything almost straight

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    Have to exchange some silver for black fittings

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    Lights out please.......nice, but need to buy some extenders for a straight line

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    But the most lines are straight

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    Total shot

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    Pump 1 plugged in, only pump 2 now

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    Reservoirs also nice with the green light

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    Next step, buying BP black fittings and the acid green fluid

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    So did some shopping by Highflow.nl
    Black and silver again for a new idea
    And i bought 6 BP zilveren L-Rotery,s second hand for a really good price

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    For the link between the cpu and the motherboard i used silver fittings andextenders, this looks really good woth the nickel blocks from the gpu

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    still need to put a small link between the cpu and the NB

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    Did some cable managment, looks messy, but first things first

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    The inside is better looking

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    Mdpc sleeving always nice

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    And the cpu power, 4 x 4 blocks

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    a good friend have helped me with my slotloader dvd-rw
    He was really fast with putting this together again......... respect

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    2 wires soldered on it, and tested it

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    looks really nice, i think

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    My reset button is now the eject button for the slotloader on the aquaero

    Mr. wwwicked thanks a lot, i owe you one

    Some stuff from my favorite shop HighFlow Computer Cooling Shop - Uw shop voor PC waterkoeling, luchtkoeling, modding, behuizingen en gaming!

    I,ve seen this fluid by the L3p desk, what looks really good ;)

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    Feser One Cooling Fluid - UV ACID GREEN

    Black extenders, have bought a lot of these

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    Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black IG1/4 Extender BP-MBWTP-C40

    A rally nice rotery

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    Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black Dual Rotary 90 Degree IG1/4 Adapter BP-MB90R2

    And more rotery's

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    Bitspower Matt Black fittings

    And some shiny silverware

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    Bitspower Silver Shiny Fittings

    I had to extend my Aquaero from the dispaly.

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    Power on, and works fine

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    And placed all the new fittings

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    straight behind the powercables

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    New black rotery's on the EK bridge

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    And the pumps connected

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    1 tube underneed the radiator bay

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    The only thing now is to connect everything togheter and do some more wiring

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    But have space enough for this.

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    I hope to put the acid green fluid this weekend in, and show you some pics of this

    Grtzzz.
     
  13. l3p

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    I love Acid Green ! :rock:
     
  14. kier

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    I remember you did't something with acid green,............something with a desk
    Am I right? :D :jawdrop: :D
     
  15. TaRkA DaHl

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    Very tidy, like the placement of the rads. Not 100% on the mobo cover at the moment, but that could change once complete :)

    Keep it up, much enjoyment so far.
     
  16. Rodhizzle

    Rodhizzle What's a Dremel?

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    Kier, you are an artist.
     
  17. kier

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    Update: filled it up and cables

    Did al the wirring voor the aquaero
    And some updates for the firmware and software for the aquaero

    The 140mm fan works fine.

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    The other fans also

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    filling loop 1. No problems

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    Tubes on top

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    straight to the pump

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    The fan is really coming out nice with the uv light

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    Because there is a solid tube inside the Tygon tube, there's a lot of air inside

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    Uv strips are really nice , and a good effect

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    Uv acryl is very nice also

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    and filled loop 2

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    Beautiful pomps i think

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    Looks good with the green acryl under need the ppumps

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    And a total shot

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    pics by daylight

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    Was a lot of pushing and pulling

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    For the airflow behind the acryl and the motherboard i have placed some nice small fans
    witch blow air up

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    They blow air against a small metal stripe, and bend the flow down, behind the acryl

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    Works perfectly

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    And i have placed some green strips for the frontbay

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    everything placed in order

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    Have sawn small pieces of green 3mm acryl

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    think it looks nice with the black top

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    But need to frost it some more

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    Cover the behind also

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    Gonna think it over some more

    And last but not least, the side panel

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    Sawning time

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    Used a 5mm green acryl again

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    Need to be shappen some more

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    And placed it back

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    Looks fine with uv led strips

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    But needs to be placed it in the right direction

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    After this i did some thinking, and think it's a shame that the gpu's are not fully in sight
    So did some sawning again.

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    Better like this, i think. The idea is to use the green acryl piece i've made, to place it in the other side panel
    the other side of the case,(other sidepanel) did some sawning and grinding

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    It took some time, but almost finished

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    Have used the green acryl from the other side, never throw something away ;)

    Recycling again

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    Need to shappen the slots some more

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    And did some more small things. Maked the cover for the display again, but now with aluminium
    Better then the 3mm black acryl

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    some more grinding and sawning

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    put the grey display in

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    only paint the cover again and it's finished

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    Have used the same black aluminium for the sli cover

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    Mdpc bolts in it

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    nothing more for this cover, think it's finished like this

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    Also did the final placing for the led strips
    Placed with the uv strips a green stripe, just to remove the purple color

    Looks nice on the mesh panel

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    Lines on the motherboard cover are very good visible now

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    Need to shappen the cables some more, but almost there

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    Before i will show you the final pics, some more modding
    To turn the lights on and off i'am gonna use a multiswitch
    Made a cover for this

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    Multiswitch Behind

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    And the location where it's gonna be

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    CM-HAF-XL is now up and running. So here some final pics for you guys
    Only need to put a piece acryl in the side panel, but it's delayed, and not really important for the pics ;)

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    Pics by night coming up, dont want to bore you with to much pics

    Grtzzz.
     
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  18. Dragonite

    Dragonite Minimodder

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    Really nice :D
     
  19. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Very very nice mod kier :thumb:.
     
  20. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    night pics please :D
     

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