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Welcome!

 

I am now back with another build to work with. 

My previous build was a Phantom 410 by NZXT

http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/581-phantom-410-mod-project-log/

 

It was a fun build wich also was very appreciated by alot of you. Wich lead into the oppurtunity of this Phantom 820 mod.

 

At this time i i've been building in NZXT cases because i really dig their futuristic look with lots of

internal space to work with. NZXT is also very good with listening to their customers reviews & opinions 

and i believe that they really try to do their best satisfying all their customers, no matter what sort of components they intend to

put in their cases. 

 

 

I would love to give you some rendered pictures of what my goals is with this project

but every time i've tried making something in photoshop it ends up looking like a cartoon bisquit.

So you're just going to have to check back every now and then to watch the progress here.

 

Anyway i am thinking of giving this case a red interior to match with a grey paint i will be applying to the outside of the case. 

Why is this project called The Big Beast?

If you check back every now and then you will see why.

 

All of the work you'll see here on these following pages will be made at my house without any 2000$ tools.

 

I Believe That Minor Changes can have a BIG impact if done right

 

Hope you have a great time beeing a part of my progress with this project.

 

 

I have had major issues with my imagehosts. The worklog is under reconstruction

 
 
 
Hardware for this build:
 
NZXT Phantom 820 - Black (not for long)
(CA-PH820-M1)
 
Intel Core i7 4770k Hashwell  (i'll be giving some video tutorials on how to overclock this badboy when this project is nearly finished)
(BX80646I74770K)
 
Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX
(MAXIMUS VI HERO)
 
Asus Geforce GTX 780 3GB Reference Design (With an EK backplate)
(GTX780-3GD5)

 
Asus Geforce GTX  770 DCII TOP x2 (EKWB )
 
Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) CL9 1866Mhz DOMINATOR PLATINUM
(CMD16GX3M4A1866C9)
 
Corsair HX 750W 80+ Gold Modular (With sleeving from Million Dollar PC)
(CP-9020031-NA)
 
Corsair Hydro H80i (Custom Loop for GPUs and CPU)
(CW-9060008-WW)
 
Samsung SSD EVO Desktop Kit 840 -Series 120GB
(MZ-7TE120KW)
 
Seagate Barracuda
(ST2000DM001 64MB 2TB)
 
Creative Sound Blaster Z (With some changes to the looks of the card)
(SOUND BLASTER Z)
 
Cooling:
EK Coolstream RAD XT 360 Top
Ek Coolstream RAD XT 280 Front 
EK CSQ13/19mm, Black
Ek Supremacy Acetal + Nickel
EK-FC680 GTX GTII - Acetal+Nickelx2
EK RES x3 250
Alphacool D5 PUMP VPP655T12 with EK TOP
EK-PSC 90degrees angled fittings Black
EK Coolant Blood Red 
Masterkleer 19/13 Clear High-Flexible Tubing
 
 
 
Some of the modding materials for this build:
Found on MNPCTech
 
Dremel Rotary Discs                        DiscComparison1.jpg
 
Smoked Acrylic Sheet                      discount_plastic_cast_acrylic_sale_craft
 
Black, white & Silver Pop Rivets      pop_rivet_black_computer_case_chassis_do
 
Round Modders Mesh                        mesh5_09fg-5q.32.jpg
 
 
3M Di-Noc Carbon Fibre                    carbonfiber_gunmetal_titanium_mnpctech.c
 
U-Channel Molding                            Uchannel1_6iva-5n.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
Silver PC Case Tumbscrew's 6/32 thread     pc_computer_thumbscrew_silver_anodized_c
 
 
 
3M 4010 Super Strong Tape               4010scotch3mtape.mnpctech.com.jpg
 
 
 
 
All this great stuff can be found at http://mnpctech.com/
 
 
 
 
 
Sleeving for this build:
 
 
 
 
 
SLEEVE SMALL - COLOR-X                      Sleeve_SMALL___C_4d4ca3b19f67d.jpg
 
 
SLEEVE SMALL - SHADE 19                     Sleeve_SMALL___S_4fc2862bdcce1.jpg
 
 
Cable Management Clips                       Cable_Management_4c560b8c7ef35.jpg
 
             
Crimp Contacts MALE for ATX, PCIE        Crimp_contacts_M_4b48ebe28670b.jpg
 
 
 
All of this from Nils at http://en.mdpc-x.com/

 

 

 
This is another mod by Jompenleet!
Enjoy!
 
Lets go!
 

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Bigger in person than i thought it would be.
 

 
They even attached a box to organize all the case screws for the case. 
I really missed this with the Phantom 410
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Lots of HDD brackets... Not really useful now that that price's on SSDs have dropped during the past year

 

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Stock RGB LED controller (think its basically the same as the NZXT 5.25 HUE Led Controller.
Built-in LED strip mounted at the top of the case
This gives u an idea of what the stock lighting effects are 

 

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Front panel is located on top of the case and hosts a 3,5mm Audio & 3,5mm microphone in.
Also includes a 15W per channel Fan Controller that takes a total of 12 Fans (Had some buzzing sound with this) whilst choking my Corsair SP120 High Performance fans down to 30% of their maxspeed. Works fine with some 7v Resistors & 50% fan power.. Instead of 30% on 12v
 
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Fans

 

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Top: 2x 200mm (One included) or 2x 140mm or 3x 120mm
Front: 1x 200mm (Included)
Bottom: 2x 140mm or 2x 120mm
Rear: 1x 140mm (included) or 1x 120mm height adjustable
Side: 1x 200mm (included)
Pivot: 1x 140mm or 1x 120mm internal pivot fan
 
 
As you can see, this case will give me plenty of room to work with. Whatever i intend to do with this case.
 
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 Comparision Phantom 410 White on the left Phantom 820 Black on the right
 
Phantom 410 Project log

(http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/581-phantom-410-mod-project-log/)
 


 
 
Now, monkeys... Let the modding begin!


First off will be dremeling, painting & sleeving.

 

 

Check Page 9 for recent pictures..

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Can't wait to see what you do with this one man.  You'll have to give a little review of the Montana Gold paint, I've been thinking of using it.  I'm excited to see how it turns out for you.

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based on your previous nzxt build, this should be nothing less than stellar, Jonas!


looking forward to seeing these PC Case Mod items from Mnpctech utilized!

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Here are some other PC & case Modding Products from Mnpctech
 

PC Mod Ruler & Reference Tool, http://mnpctech.com/pc-mod-tools/pc-mod-ruler/pc-modder-ruler-and-gauge.html

 

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1x Pair LED Safety Glasses, http://mnpctech.com/pc-mod-tools/safety-glasses-clear-with-led-light-temples.html

 

1x 12" Darkiside Modding LED Strip, WHITE, http://mnpctech.com/pc-led-lights/

 

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DIY PC Case Window Kit, https://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming-pc-liquid-modding-custom-computer-mnpctech-overclock-cooling-fan-grills/diy-pc-case-window-install-kit.html 

Includes:

*12" x 12" Acrylic Window

*3 feet of Black U-channel window trim

*Roll of 3M 4010 Clear double sided mounting tape

 

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1x 12" x 12" Polished Aluminum Diamond Plate Material Sheet for DIY PC Case Mod Projects

 

http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming-pc-liquid-modding-custom-computer-mnpctech-overclock-cooling-fan-grills/diamond-plate-sheet/diamond-plate-sheet-en.html

 

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200/230mm fan grill, https://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-cooling-fans-grills-custom/200-230mm-computer-pc-nzxt-thermaltake-azza-rosewill-antec-silverstone-fan-grills/circuit-200mm-230mm-pc-fan-grills.html

 

pc_fan_grill_custom_laser_computer_gamin

 

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Can't wait to see what you do with this one man.  You'll have to give a little review of the Montana Gold paint, I've been thinking of using it.  I'm excited to see how it turns out for you.

 

I will definately give you a good review of this paint. I even have some other paint laying around from different manufacturers, i could give you some comparishment photo's if you would like that.

 
 

 

based on your previous nzxt build, this should be nothing less than stellar, Jonas!

 

 

Im sure the community will like this aswell Bill.

Now with MNPCtech's help i think this case is going to be something extraordinary.. 

You just wait and see!

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There do i start .. The case = massive the ssd and hard drive cages very slick and that ram looks very very nice i loved the stormtrooper build you did looking forward to following this one

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I will definately give you a good review of this paint. I even have some other paint laying around from different manufacturers, i could give you some comparishment photo's if you would like that.

 

Yes please!  I'm interested in the finish.  Looks like it will be matte.  I'm curious too about how it will interact with an enamel clear coat.

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Hey guys! Haven't been able to login for a while but now my password is back in the right hands :-)

I have quite a few updates waiting to be posted here so ill start with one or two tomorrow when i've got time.

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Looking really good Jompenleet, looking forward to full assembly.  The partial looks really flashy now, should look stellar all together.  The paint looks like it came out great, may have to try some Montana out on my next project.

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Tried to bend a PSU cover of this 1/8" thick cast acrylic.

Wich can be found on MNPCtech, but i soon realized i would like a cover with the same grey color as i have on the outside of the case

with just abit more gloss than the exterior.

So i will do another PSU cover out of Clear (non-smoked acrylic) and then paint the inside of the acrylic sheet for that extra glossy reflections that the glass creates. 

Just gotta make my way to the local hardware store. Will do that sometime next week probably!

 

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Glad to see you could get logged, our apologies about everything.. the facebook plug was causing us ongoing issues

 

No worries Bill, it's just really hard to find the time to post everything here on the zoo now that i've got lots of pictures & updates just waiting to be shared. I'm doing my best though, taking every opportunity i get to publish my work. 

Hope you'll like the end result!

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