Cooler Master HAF 912 Mod "caelum nocte"

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


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  1. http://imageshack.us/a/img845/4165/imag0450w.th.jpg

    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



  2. 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















  3. 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 :)
  4. Amazing! great job!
  5. 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.
  6. Looks nice!Thanks for sharing it with us. :)
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. 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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