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Case Mod - Complete Spec-Edge by C4B12 | 16-10-23 (completed)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by C4B12, 23 Oct 2016.

  1. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Ohoi!

    I recently started working on a PC-mod with a Mirrors Edge theme. The case I chose is a red and white Spec-Alpha as it has the right colors and fits good with the theme.

    So lets start to list the hardware.

    CASE: Corsair Carbide Spec-Alpha
    MOBO: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7
    CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K
    GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 980
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LED 4x8GB DDR4
    SSD: Corsair Neutron XTi 240GB
    PSU: Corsair RM650i
    COOLER: Corsair H100i v2
    FANS: Corsair ML120 PRO LED
    MISC: Corsair Commander Mini

    I want to give a big thank you to DMFinearts here in Sweden who gave the case a very unique look with his airbrushing skills.

    So my inspiration kind of was this.

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    Lets start working on the case!

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    Best regards,
    Johan Nyman
     
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  2. C4B12

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    To start I talked with a very talented airbrush artist in Sweden called DMFinearts about giving the case a Mirrors Edge theme. But more about that later.

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    So I started out removing the bottom harddrive cage of the case.

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    So the graphics card I got was this Zotac GTX980, it did not fit into the theme at all so something had to be done about that!

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    I removed the cooler bracket, the backplate and the fans and started giving them some paint, white and red of course.

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    The fans is now red!

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    While the backplate got white color and the cooler bracket both!

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    It all ended up looking like this! I was pretty satisfied with that result.

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    Lets go over to the H100i v2, this also need some paint!

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    I masked of everything except the radiator.

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    I started out with a grey primer, then went on with the white paint and finished everything off with clearcoat.

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    The cooler ended up like this!

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    The coolers, GPU and motherboard really works good together now I think!

    Best regards,
    Johan Nyman
     
  3. C4B12

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    Lets start installing all the hardware?

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    Cooler installed, I am using the red sideparts here.

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    Sleeving is from Modguru, really fits the theme.

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    Motherboard installed together with cooler and ML120 fans, I used both red and white LED fans to also build on the theme.

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    To hide the cables I made a small aluminium coverplate.

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    Which ended up holding the SSD as well, more SSDs will be added.

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    I also installed a Commander Mini to control all the fans and the RGB LED-strip to light up the inside of the case.

    Best regards,
    Johan Nyman
     
  4. C4B12

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    So do you want to see the final result? The airbrushing? Well here you go!

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    Some photos in a dimmed down room.

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    Airbrushing is very cool, again, big thanks to DMFinearts!

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    This was my first theme-build, it is not really my style, but it was made for work and it was fun to try out new stuff.

    I hope you liked it, tell me what you thought in the comments. :)

    Best regards,
    Johan Nyman
     
  5. Vault-Tec

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    That air brush work is amazing.
     
  6. C4B12

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    It sure is, thank you! :)
     

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