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Case Mod - In Progress Phantom 820 Mod - By Jompenleet

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by jompenleet, 25 Oct 2014.

  1. jompenleet

    jompenleet What's a Dremel?

    31 Jul 2013
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    I am now back with another build to work with.

    This worklog is originally from TheModZoo but i wanted to share it with you guys aswell for opinions.
    Original link: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/1002-phantom-820-mod-big-beast-by-jompenleet/

    My previous build was a Phantom 410 by NZXT

    It was a fun build wich also was very appreciated by alot of you. Wich lead into the oppurtunity of this Phantom 820 mod.

    At this time i i've been building in NZXT cases because i really dig their futuristic look with lots of
    internal space to work with. NZXT is also very good with listening to their customers reviews & opinions
    and i believe that they really try to do their best satisfying all their customers, no matter what sort of components they intend to
    put in their cases.*
    That is why the NZXT cases are created compatible with lots of different radiator options etc.

    I would love to give you some rendered pictures of what my goals is with this project
    but every time i've tried making something in photoshop it ends up looking like a cartoon bisquit.
    So you're just going to have to check back every now and then to watch the progress here.

    Anyway i am thinking of giving this case a red interior to match with a grey paint i will be applying to the outside of the case.*
    Why is this project called The Big Beast?
    If you check back every now and then you will see why.

    All of the work you'll see here on these following pages will be made at my house without any 2000$ tools.

    I Believe That Minor Changes can have a BIG impact if done right

    Hope you have a great time beeing a part of my progress with this project.

    Hardware for this build:

    NZXT Phantom 820 - Black (not for long)

    Intel Core i7 4770k Hashwell (i'll be giving some video tutorials on how to overclock this badboy when this project is nearly finished)

    Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX

    Asus Geforce GTX 780 3GB Reference Design (With an EK backplate)

    Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) CL9 1866Mhz DOMINATOR PLATINUM

    Corsair HX 750W 80+ Gold Modular (With sleeving from Million Dollar PC)

    Corsair Hydro H80i (Custom Loop from EKWB)

    Samsung SSD EVO Desktop Kit 840 -Series 120GB

    Creative Sound Blaster Z (With some changes to the looks of the card)

    EK Coolstream RAD XT 360
    EK CSQ13/19mm, Black
    Ek Supremacy Acetal + Nickel
    EK-FC Titan SE Backplate
    EK RES x3 250
    Alphacool D5 PUMP VPP655T12 barbed
    EK-PSC 90degrees angled fittings Black
    EK Coolant Blood Red - 1000ml
    Masterkleer 19/13 Clear High-Flexible Tubing

    Some of the modding materials for this build:

    Dremel Rotary Discs


    Smoked Acrylic Sheet


    Black, white & Silver Pop Rivets


    Round Modders Mesh


    3M Di-Noc Carbon Fibre

    U-Channel Molding


    Silver PC Case Tumbscrew's 6/32 thread


    All this great stuff can be found at http://mnpctech.com/

    Sleeving for this build:



    Cable Management Clips

    Crimp Contacts MALE for ATX, PCIE

    All of this from Nils at http://en.mdpc-x.com/

    This is another mod by Jompenleet!
    Case is sponsored byNZXT.
    Modding materials sponsored by MNPCTech


    This just arrived from NZXT Corp California. They had a local reseller send it to me though.


    Bigger in person than i thought it would be.


    They even attached a box to organize all the case screws for the case. Cred to NZXT (Y)
    I really missed this when i got the older Phantom 410 case.




    Rear side. Sorry you have to tilt your head*


    Lets dig in fellow monkeys!

    As you can see, this case will give me plenty of room to work with. Whatever i intend to do with this case.

    200mm fan in the side
    200mm fan in the front
    200mm fan in top.
    140mm rear fan
    These are the fans they included as stock fans.
    You can put way more fans in there though ;)


    Rear dust filter for the PSU. Covers 120 & 140mm fans.


    Bottom air intake. PLENTY of room for optimal airflow! In case someone would like to put a 240/280 rad in the bottom? ;)


    So much room a small person could live here. A very ventilated case though, so make sure to overclock during cold winter nights. To get some heat in there :)


    Removable HDD cages. Unforunately NZXT These are the most beautiful HDD cages i've ever seen so i am going to have to reconsider using these for my mod. Even though the original plan was to remove these right away.


    3.5" Brackets. With predrilled SSD mounting holes. I love this


    HUE Led Controller pre-installed. So that will save me a 5.25" bracket.
    Gives you a big variety of colours.*
    Might be using some cold cathodes anyway. But thats something i will decide later.


    New cool looking fan controller.
    This gives you the ability to change the voltage on all your fans. Thereby either increasing or decreasing the airflow & noise levels.


    NZXT threw in an 8pin individually sleeved Mobo extension. They knew the height of this case would be a big problem to the PSU cord.


    Front dust filter removable (fits 2x 140's or 2x 120's.)
    The little plastic clip broke before i even got the case onto the table because i actually held my grip over this filter while lifted the case. I will fix this with glue and magnets


    This is the Phantom 820 Naked.
    Enough dissembling for today. I've got to assemble this again and put the new hardware in. For you to understand the size of this beast.


    Alright i but it back together, and i put my Midi tower Phantom 410

    right next to it. And as you can see it is enormous.


    Here is a shot of the new hardware i have to work with for this project.
    Unfortunately my camera's batteries died here and i still havent found the charger.
    That is why this pic is a low resolution phone photo


    The new RAM. Looks stunning


    Asus threw in alot of accesories for the motherboard.


    this is the processor that will be used for this project


    These memory modules are..... I..am lost for words....

    Now... Let the modding begin!
    Check back for updates.

    First off will be dremeling, painting & sleeving.
  2. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

    21 Apr 2003
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    Looking forward to seeing more updates Jompenleet :thumb:

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