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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Purple HAF

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TheGreatSatan, 9 Jan 2012.

  1. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    As you're about to see, I really like the Cooler Master HAF 912. I used it for my AMD Bulldozer mod and now I'm using it again. This time, however it's going to be my daughters' (I have two of 'em) new playroom PC. They currently have an HP Slimline that is four years old. It features the first AMD dual core, the Athlon X2 3800+, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB HD and the GeForce 8400.

    Nothing super fancy, just a mod for my kids

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    Once again I stripped the whole thing down to the base metal

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    And blasted it with Krylon Plum paint!

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    And I painted the front panel mesh purple too

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    All of the original black plastic will be repainted to white

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  2. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Once the paint had dried, I reassembled the front bezel

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    And added the 200mm UV purple fan

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    Next came the DVD drive and Cooler Master logo

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    I painted the hard drive bay white to contrast the purple. Funny this is, I won't even be using a 3.5 inch drive

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    Next, I finished painting the right panel

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    Time to look at my components. First off is the PC Power & Cooling 600 Watt modular PSU

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    I scoured my modding area looking for DDR3 and found two 4GB OCZ sticks and two 1GB Crucial sticks for a total of 10GB of RAM!!

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    Here's my motherboard. It's an AM3+ board too just in case I only want to swapt the proc in the future. I even bought two Purple SATA data cables.

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    I'm going to add the PSU to the case first

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    Except that I don't want the Volts/Amps sticker on top of the PSU

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    The water cooling gromets went back on too

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    I put the Processor and memory on the board, but I can't test it till I buy a heatsink

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    I love that the PSU is modular. I only need to add the one SATA power cable for the hard drive and DVD. One of the SATA leads will be adapted to power the lights and fans in the case too

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    I've already added one of the purple lights to the drive bay. It should shine on the video card

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  3. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    No pony's?
     
  4. Briaireous

    Briaireous New Member

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    The name of this mod caught my eye ;) haha

    The white and purple go quite well together, i'm interested to see more :)
     
  5. jeckulz

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    Just a heads up mate, I had one of those purple LED clusters in my case for a bit- total crock of ****, not bright in the slightest. I think the problem is that it spreads the LEDs focus spot too wide. My advice, get cathodes or strips.
     
  6. AK71

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    Very nice so far. Good to see other people using different colours too!
     
  7. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I'll have two UV cathodes too
     
  8. spigs_rex

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    thats a sexy purple lol the white goes well with it
     
  9. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I picked up a Cooler Master S524 Heatsink

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    But decided it needed to have a 140mm NZXT fan instead

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    The Sapphire 6770 is a stupid amount of overkill for this build

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    And I still have to clean up the wiring, but I'm still waiting for a few more parts

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    The PC boots just fine. I hate how there's no longer a screen that says what processor you're using and how much RAM is installed

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    One thousand posts and it only took me 6 years!
     
  10. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I got these great 120mm UV Purple fans on eBay. These are hard to find!

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    Two are intakes on the front

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    And a rear exhaust

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    Then I painted the 2.5 inch drive adapter to match the bay

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    I'm using a Sandisk 120GB SSD. This will be the only hard drive in the system

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    And its mounted in the bay

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    I also added two UV cathodes to the case

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    Now to add the window

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    I wound up going a bit bigger then I originally had planned, covering the HAF logo

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    But I made a stencil so I could put a new, slightly smaller one in it's place

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    Next I paint the panel. Actually I already have, but it's coming out like crap

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  11. spigs_rex

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    ah shame about the panel such a pain redoing hard work lol ...other than that its looking very nice n clean! :)
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    'Too cold to paint anything' is my first guess. It looks like the paint isn't sticking and running off.
    The pitting is easy: Your jig saw is throwing oil.

    Yeah, it took you 6 years to make 1000 posts, but look at the content you put in them. If you did one picture a post, you'd have more posts than Bindi.
     
  13. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Congratulations on your 1000th post! And shame about the panel, only worth trying again when it's hotter.
     
  14. Conica

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    Love the idea of a Fun PC for the kids, May wind up doing something similiar myself down the line.

    Don't stress about the paint, I agree with the above posts about it probably being too cold and the pitting may be thrown oil, Or possibly just the unmixed paint in the bottom of the can contaminating it.

    Oh, and this is my first post, But Congratz on your 1000th :)
     
  15. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I was thinking about how attention to detail could make or break a project, so I painted the slot covers too

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  16. skreenname

    skreenname SFF Forever

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    You should paint the I/O panel white too.
    Make it match the rest~
     
  17. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I'm not pulling out the board at this point
     
  18. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Here's the mesh I used to cover the back of the GTX 560 on my OCZ mod

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    After I cut it to size, I also cut out a piece of paper to use as a substrate

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    Then I painted the mesh

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    And I used some double-sided adhesive tape

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    To bond the paper and mesh to the card

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  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You can't paint the material on the I/O plate anyway. HDPE is a non-stick surface. -vinyl tape?
    In fact, white electrical tape would be good for a cheap accent material.
     
  20. Pranja

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    One tip:

    When using spray cans, put them in a pot with boiled water,turned up side down and hold them for a couple of minutes. That will melt paint and you will avoid what happened on side panel.
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