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Case Mod - In Progress The Orange

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by The Crusher, 5 Mar 2012.

  1. The Crusher

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    Thanks to all sponsors! :D


    About the project:
    The project idea came when i got my new case, Corsair Carbide 500R. I was thinking about what could be done to the case, and figured out that painting the white parts orange was a good idea. When that idea came to my head, other ideas also came. So i started this worklog to share my project with everyone! :)


    The plan:
    The plan is to get the case look something like this:
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    The color will not be the exact same as this. This is just an illustration..

    Other plans is to remove the mesh from the side panel and replace it with a smoked acrylic sheet. I am also going to sleeve every cable with orange sleeving. The hard drive bays and 5,25" baylocks is going to be painted orange, and maybe the gpu cooler.

    The to do list:
    [X] Done
    [X] In progress
    [X] Not done
    [X] considered

    [X] Swap the mesh with acrylic
    [X] Cable sleeving
    [X] Paint white parts orange
    [X] Order new psu
    [X] Order sleeving
    [X] Paint hard drive bays and 5,25" baylocks orange
    [X] Get new fans
    [X] Order LED's
    [X] Mount LED's
    [X] Order acrylic sheet

    Hardware:

    [X] Have
    [X] Don't have
    [X] Ordered

    [X] Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5
    [X] AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
    [X] Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600Mhz blue
    [X] Corsair AX850W
    [X] Gainward GTX 470
    [X] Crucial m4 128GB (not working as it should)
    [X] Samsung spinpoint F3 500GB
    [X] Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB (not sure if working)
    [X] Noctua NH-C14

    The case before the projects started:
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  2. The Crusher

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    Update 1

    Some new parts has arrived! :D

    The power supply I ordered has finaly arrived. It is the Corsair AX850W. I think i let the pictures speak:

    A big box:
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    The cables came in a nice bag:
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    The power supply unit:
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    New vs old:
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    Much better looking now:
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    I did also remove the mesh in the side panel. Since I am going to replace it with some acrylic i can just remove it now.
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    It was easy to remove the mesh. I just bended 13 of these and pushed it out:
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    with the mesh removed:
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    That was everything for todays update. Stay tuned.
     
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  3. The Crusher

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    Update 2


    A few packages arrived two days ago.

    It is from mdpc-x:
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    The content, 20m sleeve and 50 precuted heat shrinks:
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    The sleeving looks nice:
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    The other packages was from mnpctech. The content was a few acrylic sheets:

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    Some other stuff in that package:
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    I did cut one of those acrylic sheets, but it did not go well. Standing outside in the dark is not a good idea when you are going to cut acrylic nicely... So i have to cut the other sheet to, but i need to get it right. Some tips to how i can do it right? :)



    Thanks to all sponsors!
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  5. Juan Carlo

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    nice! more updates plz.
     
  6. fr0Zen

    fr0Zen back i guess

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    Subbed! i want to see what can be done with the 500r ( and get some ideers for mine)
     
  7. The Crusher

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    Thanks for the comments guys :)

    More updates are comming. Just bought a heat gun so i can start sleeving, but need a tool to take of the connectors. I am maybe going to cut the acrylic sheet tomorow :)
     
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  8. sixfootsideburns

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    Yeah, get a brand new blade and don't cut to quickly. A blade that is even a little to dull will chip the **** out of your acrylic, especially if its a lower quality plastic.
     
  9. kelmannen

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    use som kind of ruler to guide your saw, following a line can be tought!

    nice ideas btw!
     
  10. The Crusher

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    thanks for the tips. :)

    I use a jigsaw to cut the acrylic. It has a metal blade on it, but im going to buy some new ones i think. They arent damaged now, and the acrylic only got some bad corners and the sides was not straight. but, it was dark when i did cut the acrylic.
     
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    Update 3

    I tried to sleeve a little bit today. It's the first time ever I have tried sleeving. I am happy with the result, but I think it can be better if I do it more :)

    Tried it on a molex to sata cable today. To remove the pins from the molex connector i used a small slot screwdriver, 0.6mm:
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    For the shrinking of the heatshrinks I used a heat gun:
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    Don't want to touch this! :p
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    The result:
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    And here is a picture of my homemade working table:
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  12. The Crusher

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    Update 4


    I found out that one of my fans on my gpu didn't work. so, I took the gpu cooler appart, and solder the wires off and on. Then it worked, but at the same time I did it, I sleeved the cable. The sleeve did fell out of the heatshrink some times, so i had to fix it. When i mounted it in my computer again, it fell off again, but I did not fix it today.. :p

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    Both fans works again! :D
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    sleeve fell out of heatshrink..
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    fixed the heatshrink there:
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    Just need to find out how to swap the leds. I guess it is smd leds in there.
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    Sleeving one of my fans:
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    sleeved:
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  13. k4p84

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    ERM, IS THAT SMOKING !!
     
  14. The Crusher

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    What do you mean?
     
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    Last picture, black cable looks like it's on fire.
     
  16. The Crusher

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    Oh, now i see. No, it is dust, haha
     
  17. The Crusher

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    I am thinking about to choose a orange shade, but i dont know witch one to choose. I am currently looking at the #FFAA00 color, but I don't know if its the right one. I am going to buy paint on thursday, so have to determine it fast. Some tips? :)
     
  18. The Crusher

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    Sponsor update

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    Aquatuning.no sponsors the project! :)
    They will sponsor me with 1x Cougar Vortex CF-V12S. Thanks for that :D
     
  19. RcRon7

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    Nice job on the sleeving there. Looks good for a first timer.
     
  20. The Crusher

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    Update 4

    Nothing much has been done since last update, but I bought some paint yesterday.
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    And i removed the corsair logo from the front panel:
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    Thanks to all sponsors!
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