Welcome! This is a Project Log by jompenleet.
This project is closing soon and iam starting a NEW PROJECT
in a Phantom 820
The upcoming project will contain more reviews, pictures & tutorials.
I will be using the following from MNPCtech
24" x 12" Acrylic Sheet (Smoked)http://www.mnpctech.com/acrylic_colored_sheets_casemod_windows1.html
24" x 12" APPLY 3M Di-Noc CARBON FIBER FILMhttp://www.mnpctech.com/CarbonFiber_Gunmetal_Titanium.html
120mm grill Cable fan guard. This will only be used to locate where to drill holes for extra fans.http://www.mnpctech.com/Wire_Fan_Grill_Guard_Chrome.html
U-channel molding about 8ft. Only to try if it improves the look of the side panel.http://www.mnpctech.com/moddersmesh.html
24" x 12" Modders Mesh sheet round hole 60% airflow Might use alot of thishttp://www.mnpctech.com/moddersmesh.html
4x Silver Anodized Case Thumbscrew's 6/32 threadhttp://www.mnpctech.com/thumbscrew.html
2 x Cable Management Grommet 1-1/2" Inner diameter 2-3/8" Outter diameterhttp://www.mnpctech.com/PC_Cable_Rubber_Routing_Grommets.html
Sleeva.se supplied me with all the sleeving, cable ties & shrink tubes you'll see in this project
Timwill's graphical designer helped me design all the logo's and stickers you'll see in this projectThis picture is one of the most recent
Though i recommend you to check the last page in the thread for more pic's
Here is the original state of the NZXT Phantom 410 case. (Just moved the components of my old OEM computer into the case)..
Got a new Motherboard + processor + cpu cooler (Scythe Grand Kama Cross)
After getting some new fans Xigmatek 1253 & a new fan to the cpu cooler Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm
it looks like this.
Interior before cable sleeving and cable management.
Here's a link to the tutorial i followed to be able to do this!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpZoE-zj0-k
:thumb:Thank's alot to MNPCtech for the really informative tutorials on case mods!! :thumb:
Interior after hardmod sidepanel + psu cover & fully sleeved cables.
Tell me what u think!
Im still waiting for my stormtrooper sticker & white LED tubes for the case[b]UPDATE
Got sick of the orange LED fans so i decided to modify them abit..
First i took apart the case and looked around for fans laying around..
case without fans
Xigmatek F1253 and F1450 i think?
Cleaning the fans for the paint to stick
Safety first! (if u ignore this ur fans may not spin at all)
Removing the LED's
close up look..
Fans on top of the case
Scythe grand kama cross CPU cooler after painted the fan
Still waiting for stickers and Cold cathodes![/SIZE]UPDATE
Got me some watercooling now.
And some new dust filters (the old ones sucked)
Made a Hole in the PSU cover for the GPU Cables
Also painted the Chassi details in Glossy White
Got two identical NZXT 140mm fans for the top (had too look symmetric)
Water cooling in place
So what the case currently looks like.. Ill be getting some more parts next week.
Also installed some Revoltec Cold Cathodes....
So i got some new stuff that my friend at timwill clothing
drew for me..
He also had some contacts to be able to make it in this frosty nice look
Here we are applying a new sticker to the acrylic side
Also got me some custom made fan stickers, drawn by David @ Timwillclothing
sticker on the modded 120mm xigmatek fan
stickers on the modded 140mm NZXT fans
I do have some other things waiting to be done with this case (otherwise i wouldnt have this blue led still in there)..UPDATE
Ok so i got me some new stuff.. More paint(oil based high glossy hobby paint as usual), cable management items & some velcro tape.[/size]
So. Take the case apart for starters.. Here iam removing the mesh from the trim[/size]
Ok! Done for now. I also removed the heatsinks of my Corsair Vengeance DDR3 kit. (this mod is still in beta phase. I do not recommend you to do this yet, since i don't know how stable this mod is) since painting heatsinks could isolate the heat back into the ram chips. Though i will be using 2 extra thin layers of oil based paint for this test.
Decided to go nuts with the spray can on all the black details of the case and ddr3 heatsinks to match the rest of the build.
2 thin coat layers of paint. After that i left them outside under a roof to dry for 15hours. Since some of these stuff are going inside the case it is very important it is totally dry
Im really happy with the cleanyness of the ram heatsinks! Hope they still work...
Ok! using super glue to put the front panel cover back on.. Shouldn't break for the next 10 years.
Will check back with you guys to tell you if this is the best thing on the market today..
Applying double sided thermal tape on the memory (The same way as the stock thermal tape was applied)
Ok! Now everything is back together. Time for some end result shots.
Here is the first photo without side panel
Ram mod result Photo
With side panelWill be checking back within the upcoming weeks with result of the ram mod. To see if i recommend it or not.
But this Phantom 410 project is soon to be finished. I just have some re-sleeving to do, also building a new PSU cover
Although i have already recieved a Phantom 820 case for my upcoming build.
So stay alert and look for Jonas "jompenleet" Undestam.
Have a good one
So stay tuned!