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Cooler Master HAF 912 Mod "caelum nocte"

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February 13, 2013 1:23:07 AM

Hey guys went to clean the fan filters on my case today and just remembered i never uploaded the small novel of pictures I had taken while i did some slightly "interesting" things to my case. let me know what you think




February 13, 2013 1:26:08 AM











Here are some of the befores i guess you would say, most of the pictures were taken after alot of modding and more about the paint day and Mobo upgrade
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February 13, 2013 1:28:15 AM













still uploading pictures...
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February 13, 2013 1:38:43 AM













just a shot of the old mATX mobo i had previously its a custom cut from intel, after i post the pics ill follow up on all the mods i did
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February 13, 2013 2:11:14 AM



ill be back tomorrow with more pictures to upload.

As a rough idea of all that got painted

1.) Case obviously
2.) all the backplates to my cards including my graphics card
3.) Graphics card shroud (this was interesting to me, i havent seen too many people do this
4.) some thumbscrews and such that i wanted to include in the build
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February 13, 2013 2:57:21 AM




this^^is the amount of thermal paste that came on the card, a little much i think? my idle temps are now between 21 and 26C















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February 13, 2013 3:27:51 AM

new respect for all the guys that upload pictures on here, that can be a tedious project in itself. Here is the list of things i have done

-hinged side panel including painted hinges
-painted interior and included components
-custom window with special gloss u channel mold and fan with matching honeycomb
-casters (i have wood floors and roll my rig around a bit)
-unique cable sleeve made from plastic hosing that reflects LEDs well
-2 Antec advance lED strips
-painted GPU shroud
-painted all back plates
-custom thumbscrews and m36/2 screws
-3 x 120mm antec tricool led fans, 3 x coolermaster 120mm fans, 1 x coolermaster megaflow 240mm led fan, 1 x antec v-cool Gpu fan (great little product)
-pci slot covers and all those little trinkets
-added internal dual USB 2.0 plugs for the LED strips
-extra 4 Slot USB 3.0 card

Hope you guys like, if you have any questions or ideas im open to any and all feedback :) 
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a c 105 B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 3:36:24 AM

Very nice mod you have there, love the way you get a really deep blue on the inside of the case.
Also a custom air heatsink on the GPU, your a brave man :lol: 

Now youv just to get water flowing through it and your set.

Few questions I have actually.
- What was the paint + tools you used to make the case blue? Just normal metallic spray paint or was it something a bit more specialized?
- Technique for such an awesome coat, very even all round.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 3:39:37 AM

Looks nice!Thanks for sharing it with us. :) 
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February 13, 2013 3:45:01 AM

manofchalk said:
Very nice mod you have there, love the way you get a really deep blue on the inside of the case.
Also a custom air heatsink on the GPU, your a brave man :lol: 

Now youv just to get water flowing through it and your set.

Few questions I have actually.
- What was the paint + tools you used to make the case blue? Just normal metallic spray paint or was it something a bit more specialized?
- Technique for such an awesome coat, very even all round.


believe it or not i told a guy at my local home depot what i intended to do (paint SECC which is a twice folded steel that comprises the inner frame) and he told me to use vinegar or isopropyl alcohol to clean the inside instead of using any sand paper. the paint i used was "rustoleum paint touch 2x" white primer with two coats of that and then the same rustoleum in "brilliant blue" with surprisingly only two coats of that. then i used rustoleum flat black for the components that would be showing outside of the case. BUT here is the most incredible tip i was ever given for spray paint, submerge the paint cans in steaming water for about 10 minutes prior to painting and it gives you a dam near perfect spray. Thats what i did and the coat came out better than i expected. as far as tools, cotton swabs, isopropyl alcohol and microfiber towel for whipe down
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February 13, 2013 3:48:00 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Looks nice!Thanks for sharing it with us. :) 


absolutely welcome, Ive learned quite a bit from this forum and i love seeing peoples case mods!
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February 13, 2013 1:58:43 PM

it just occurred to me that i didnt upload any pictures of the back that reveal the painted backplates which are flat black. ill upload these when i get back from work tonight
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