Case Mod - In Progress Project M7

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  1. TheL4mka

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    Welcome to the next project! It's one of two that I want to finish this year. The second will be in the new Cosmos C700P and soon I will also start the thread here on the forum :)

    After the 24-hour Nvidia GeForce Garage in Poland, I return to my favorite Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG. This project is for (and in cooperation with) MSI.

    Plan

    The case will be painted and airbrusher in a "candy red" color. On the front will dominate the MSI dragon in silver / gray style and two stripes. The case will be modded inside to simplify and smooth the style.

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    Components

    ▪ Intel i9 7900X
    ▪ MSI M7 ACK X299
    ▪ MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X
    ▪ Phanteks Evolv ATX Tempered Glass
    ▪ Seasonic PRIME PLATINUM 1200
    ▪ Bitspower water cooling

    RAM and SSD are not yet resolved :-D

    Here are a couple of photos of the case and HW :) Everything is already home and some progress is already recorded, so very soon ther will be first update :)

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    here is the current progress:

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  2. TheL4mka

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    UPDATE

    The beginning is always quite clear – take off from the case everything that will be modded or completely out :-D All aluminum parts on this case will be sprayed, the front and top panel on the red + airbrush stripes and MSI dragon and legs of the case on black.

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    The red color will be exactly this mazda shade. It's such a metallic / candy red color :)

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    Spraying is carried out in two phases. The first mix comes in red and silver, and then some transparent candy red color is applied.

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    After the first phase it did not look pretty, I was a little afraid :-D

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    But the other layer really changed a lot, and the color is exactly what it should be. This is just a quick flash photo.

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    After finishing the first paint spray, it was time to mod to the interior of the case. Here are some photos of HW from MSI. Motherboard MSI X299 M7 ACK with i9 7900X processor and MSI GAMING X 1080 Ti graphics card :)

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    This is how case looks with all accessories, covers, etc.

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    After removing all the unnecessary :-D

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    The case will be completed with sheets that make the appearance look and hide all unnecessary holes,

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    But there was a tiny fault a part of the case peeking beneath the plate, which I would probably have to cut out to avoid unnecessary disturbance.

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    More soon! :))
     
  3. Johnny sublime

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    Love the paint job looking at painting my evolv white but I'm reading conflicting statements on painting anodized aluminium obviously it's do able how did you prep
     
  4. TheL4mka

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    Thanks!! Parts was sandend and painted with primer before the colors :) And no problem at all.

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    UPDATE


    After painting both layers of red it was beautiful red. Before the dragon spraying, the red was clear coated (just in case).


    Fortunately, the MSI logo has been delivered in the vectors, so cutting the template on the plotter was easy fun :D


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    First of all, the stripes, seal everything thoroughly and then the silver glitters onto.


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    Hot stripes :)


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    Back to the case, I mounted 240 rad of Bitspower and also reservoir with premium aluminum holders - really a piece of art


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    Whole loop is by Bitspower! Many thanks for the support!. You can see their offer on their eshop and shop there after registration :) http://www.bitspower.com.tw


    Blocks, radiators, fittings, expa, pumps, tubes = 100% Bitspower water loop


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    The loop will be with 240 rad in front and 360 on the top. Both 30 mm thick.

    The top rad is from Touchaqua - Bitspower.


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    Next object of modding was nickel plated Bitspowe Cpu block. Painting it in candy red color.

    First, carefully seal to ensure that painted are only those areas that do not come into contact with water.


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    Vuala. Bitspower Candy red block is here :D


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    Two more photos with DSLR :)


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    More next time! :D
     
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  5. kim

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    don't know why i can't see any of the 20 first pics;???:oldconfused:
     
  6. TheL4mka

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    Idk. I see all of them. Also on the mobile phone I can see them
     
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    yeah, :thumb: it works now, 'can see them all too, odd but well :cooldude:, good thing cuz I follow your build... anodised red and black color sheme fancies me those times :grin:
     
  8. BU5H W00K1E

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    Looks good so far and I love then color.
     
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    UPDATE

    I sprayed the sheets inside the case with a filler and then two layers of matt black paint. The sheets are still rubbed and scratched and other layers will be sprayed, but I did not want to work with HW and greasy sheets :D


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    The top 360 rad is a little nut in this case, if you want to see the motherboard pretty well and do not cover the radiator with the fans. That's why I decided to mount it even higher than usual. For sure even through this sheet that I left from the Hex Gear cabinet.


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    Another very important part of the whole casemod - red screws: D


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    For PCIE graphics cables I print on a 3D printer cable holder / organizer that will be mounted on the bottom plate and the cables will go through. First but a few measurements where to place the holder :)


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    Already in the first update, you might notice sources from Seasonic. It's the model PRIME PLATINUM 1200 :)


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    Exputed from Bitspower Holders still had to pull out due to polishing of the end parts. That "frosted" style, or how to call it, does not fit me


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    And after polishing


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    Holders are divided into several parts and assembly is a question of 8 screws and then another 4 on the radiator.


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    In the meantime, I also sprayed the legs of the case on the matt black and mounted them back.


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    Cable organizer is already in place :) Just like the sheet on the side, which will not have to be further colored and will remain where it is :)


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    During these works I managed to solve the RAM and SSD :D More in the next update!
     

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