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Case Mod - Complete ⭐ Project Silver Mist

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by SaaintJimmy, 2 Nov 2017.

  1. SaaintJimmy

    SaaintJimmy Active Member

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    Hi folks! I'm back with a new project, this time based on a NZXT H440!
    It will feature a new kind of orientation, with unique custom feet and shape.

    In collaboration with: Aquatuning, Seasonic, Apacer Global.

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    I used this little trick with L-profiles to assure that the feet and the case were on level. This way I manage to get same exact height and mounting holes!

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    This is all for now. Stay tuned for more progress! :D
     
  2. LePhuronn

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    I'm tuned, I'm SO tuned.
     
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    Let's take a look at some gear from Aquatuning and Seasonic for the new project!

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    From these reservoirs you can already see why I named the project "Silver Mist" :D

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  4. galvinD

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    Looks like it is going to be a neat build.
     
  5. SaaintJimmy

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    Things are starting to take shape!
    Huge thanks to Gigabyte Italia for reaching out with this awesome Aorus X299 Gaming 3!

    Replaced the original fans/rads mountings with Phobya hexagonal grills:

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    Blind nuts Cheesecake:

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    First holes for pass-through fittings... on the feet?!

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    Mounting the reservoirs

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    Aorus X299 Gaming 3

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    Fit test with radiators

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    Making progress... today we have gas pistons for strenght on the structure and the first tubes that go through the case feet! :D

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    I finally got some time to make some progress. Here is the res cover and the first layers of the side panels... "layers" because they're going to be three "sandwiched" little stripes of acrylic in which I will be able to slide the window itself!

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    These are all the panels that will support the side panels... somebody once told me why it's taking so long to complete this mod! Well here's why dammit! :D

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    Hi guys, I've been freaking busy lately and I didn't have time to update worklogs on forums. So here is a very big update!

    Completed the supports for sliding side panels:

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    Strengthen the structure of the mobo tray and created an original vertical GPU mounting using L-Profiles. Also started to route the cables in the back:

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    And a quick fit test:

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    NZXT H440 is such a fun case to mod
     
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    Visually this is shaping up to be the best mod ive seen in a while, and your actually modding! amazing cuts and designs
     
  12. SaaintJimmy

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    It's fun indeed! Even though it's a little harder than other cases, due to all those bends NZXT makes on the steel panels, in fact I had to cut so much stuff in order to fit some custom panels!
     
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    Thanks man! I really appreciate these words :)
     
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    I brought it home to finish the last panels and stuff and to paint and finally assemble everything.
    Side panels in the works, tubing spoiler and stands for the Cablemod RGB LED Strips. The end is near!

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    Started the paintjob and final assembly, it's taking more time than expected but it will be finished soon! Silver and Inox effect paint :D
    (I moved outside to paint after the frame was done, those paints are hella glittery)

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    I like where this is going so far!
     
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    Thank you very much Tim! :D
     
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    New update in the house: lower front side almost completed, feet mounted, back cable routing using a lazy but effective technique (hurray for the zip ties) and radiators painted in silver!

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