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Hi guys, sorry for the double post but had some problems with the previous post so I deleted it. Anyways, let's get on with it.......again.
Just for a start, I'm still, a newbie in case modding as I've only did 1 or 2 if i didn't forget for the past few years, only some little cutting and painting. I'm based in Malaysia and getting parts here ain't gonna be easy. Most of the components had to be imported, even the case fans. As all I have to say, this would be my first serious case mod ever and i hope that you guys have fun keeping up with my work logs and sorry to say that, no, no water cooling.
I've say many case mods for the past few years and yet I'm surprised that what we can do to our PC cases. Basically, my current system is a HAF 922 rig ( Big fan of the HAF 922
) with Intel Core 2 Duo inside but this time, it's going to be an Intel Core I5 Mid-high end gaming rig still with the HAF 922 XD. Anyways, here's my objective( I'm not going to write down all the points but only the concept)1.Complex and simple machine
--- A case that isn't too complex to build and not too simple looking2. Function with decoration
--- Most case mods now mostly are onto the decorative side but I'm gonna do both 3.Low on budget
--- I don't need extreme tools to get the job done as they can't be found here much and i use whatever i have at homeMaterials
The materials I'm gonna use are
-double sided tape
First of all, my concepts are from 2 types of cases which are the
-Cooler Master HAF X
+As you all may know, the HAF X has that sort of PSU cover so I'm gonna make it!! From scratch
+It also inspired my to deal with the HAF X Top Body armour, Which is what i call it. Typically it's the plastic thing on top of the HAF X
-Antec Nine Hundred
+it has two fron intake fans which the HAF 922 doesn't so I really wanna try it,no matter what.....
Beside the case, I'll be doing the CPU Cooler as well
- Cooler Master V6GT
+ The V8 is actually a good cooler but I just wanna Improve it by covering up the sides of the heat sink to Improve the air flow inside which will drop temps of my cpu. I'm also gonna add another fan on the side of it which will cool the cpu better.
So my hardware just arrived and here they are
Intel Core I5 760
ASUS Maximus III Formula
ASUS ENGTX 460 TOP 1GB GDDR5
Corsair XMS3 2x2 GB DDR3
Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W
Cooler Master V8
Cooler Master R4's RED LED
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD
ASUS X24 DVDR-WSorry for the blurry pics, as I only have a 3.2 Mp cam
The GTX460 1Gb
And the Maximus III Formula
As for the case, I didn't order it as I just take it from my current pc ( don't have to buy one as I'm not sure I'm going to win or not ), here it is
Yes, it's paint was scrapped off
So I already stripped off the other parts of the case so I don't have to do it when I need to....
Before I forgot, here are the fans....
CM R4's red led
CM Xtra Flo
My tools, from left to right.... Can opener, screw drivers (flat head and cross), pliers, L shaped ruler and pliers again
I don't have a dremer, so I use a can opener to finish the job
don't believe it?
Well then, lets start our mod Stage 1
cutting the bezel off.....
Let's start cuttin'
Believe now?? XD
Yup, I actually cut it off with just a can open, anyways, I am so heart broken whenever I cut one of the legs off, it's like....PLAK!!!........and then.....PLAK!!!
Let's trim it
Yeah! A successful trimming
Sooooo smooooth XD
Smooth like silk
But......what about these?
Don't worry, my goal is to make this as efficient as possible so everything cut out of the case will eventually come back...
Next up, cutting the bezel at the back exhaust.......
Let's cut again, with a can openerhttp://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff504/0CM0dderz/IMG_1074.jpg
What about those sharpies??
We'll use the pliers for the trimming
In depth detail...http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff5 ... G_1084.jpg
In my opinion, it can still be considered as a good trimming
What do you think?
Still.....every victory has it's own sacrifice....... My hands got loads of bruises from the cutting and swelling from the trimming which took a long time
Overview of today's progress......
FAQWhy would I cut off the bezel??
1. Those restrict air flow which causes the temps to rise inside of the case which will also increase the temps of my hardware ( CPU/MB/GPU).......
2. You'll have to keep on for it
Anyways, thanks for looking, will be back with more
I promise, It won't disappoint you guys out there