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Hello & Welcome! This is a project by jompenleet!
 
I am just a casual modder enjoying optimizing the performance & looks of computers. This project is closing soon and iam starting a new build in a Phantom 820 case. The project will contain more reviews, pictures & tutorials.
 
Sponsers! 

Nzxt.com

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Gigabyte.com

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Sleeva.se
Sleeva.se supplied me with all the sleeving, cable ties & shrink tubes you'll see in this project

TimWill.se

Timwill's graphical designer helped me design all the logo's and stickers you'll see in this project

MNPCTech.com

Order 24" x 12" Acrylic PC Case Window Sheet (Smoked)

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Order 24" x 12" APPLY 3M Di-Noc CARBON FIBER PC Modding Vinyl FILM

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Order MNPCTech long sleeved PC Builder / Case Modder shirt in XL
 
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Order 120mm grill PC Wire grill / Guard fan guard. This will only be used to locate where to drill holes for extra fans.

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Order Mnpctech PC U-channel molding for custom window trim, Only to try if it improves the look of the side panel.

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Order 24" x 12" PC Case Modders Mesh sheet round hole 60% airflow Might use alot of this
 
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Order 4x Silver PC Case Panel HD cage Anodized Case Thumbscrew's 6/32 thread

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Order PC Corsair style Cable Management Grommet 1-1/2" Inner diameter 2-3/8" Outter diameter
 
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This first picture ill keep updated with the latest updated pictures Though i recommend you to scroll down to see more pics.
 
RECENT picture
 
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Enjoy!! :) 

Here is theORIGINAL state of the NZXT Phantom 410 case. (Just moved the components of my old OEM computer into the case)..
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Got me some new equipment.
MSI Z77A S01 motherboard
Intel Core i5 3570k cpu
Scythe Grand Kama Cross cpu cooler (mounting this baby was rocket science due to its size)

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After getting some new fans (Xigmatek F1253 120mm for the case)
& (Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm for the CPU cooler)

it looks like this.



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Interior before
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Here i actually cut a whole in the side of the case to give it a bigger window.. And i forgot to take pictures!!! :angry:sorry about that.
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.gif


And i also made me a PSU cover from 3mm thick acrylic. And the local store didnt have any pre-painted acrylic so i spray painted the inside of the acrylic with a high glossy white paint for that really shiny look.
Here's a link to the tutorial i followed to be able to do this:
Psu cover mod starts at about 13:00


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MRB6OsYYoc&feature=g-u-u




Here is how the case looks like after modding the sidepanel window & with the new PSU cover
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more

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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..

 

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Found some! :)

 

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case without fans :-(

 

 

 

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Xigmatek F1253 and F1450 i think?

 

 

 

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Cleaning the fans for the paint to stick

 

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Safety first! (if u ignore this ur fans may not spin at all) note that this is just some paper tape i had laying around

 

 

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Removing the LED's

 

 

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Now the fans have been spray painted in a glossy white color!

 

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Close up look..

 

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Fans on top of the case

 

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Scythe grand kama cross CPU cooler after painted the fan& the other case fans.

 

 

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I actually went mainstream and got me some watercooling gear.

 

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I bought a set of new dust filters from some random german website. Those were actually pretty good!

 

 

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Dust filters at the front intake

 

 

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Dust filters at top exhaust

 

 

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And i finally found a local store that had hole saw's for sale! :D

So i drilled a hole for the GPU cables 

 

 

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And i spray painted all the Chassi details such as thumbscrews, 5.25 bay-locks and pci locks in a nice white color

 

 

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PSU cover after cutting the hole

 

 

 

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Two NZXT FN-140mm fans is now mounted on top.

 

 

 

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Corsair H60 v2 close up look

 

 

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End result

 

 

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End result

 

 

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End result

 

 

 

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And the Stormtrooper decal was actually made by my designer friend from http://www.timwill.se 

 

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But yet this case is not done! 

I have ordered more parts and will update this website and

 http://www.overclock.net/t/1373992/phantom-410-with-a-few-mods

as soon as i get them!

 

 

So check back here soon :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update June 28 - 2013

 

 

 

 

 

So i got some new stuff that my friend at timwill clothing drew for me.. He made this in photoshop

using this template.. http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs6/i/2005/061/6/9/Hand_Drawn_Storm_Trooper_by_xxSMUDGExx.jpg

 

And through a contact in the car decal buisness we were able to make this real. With this frosty nice look. 

And ofcourse he also made the other custom stickers you'll see on this page.

Here we are applying a new sticker to the acrylic side

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Finished

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End result & my friend David himself :-D

 

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Also got me some custom made fan stickers, drawn from scratch by David @ Timwillclothing

 

and created by our friend in the car decal business.

 

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sticker on the modded 120mm xigmatek fan

 

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stickers on the modded 140mm NZXT fans

 

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Voila!

 

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Ofcourse i removed the stormtrooper logo inside the case. Wouldn't want it to get too messy ofcourse

 

 

I do have some other things waiting to be done with this case (otherwise i wouldnt have this blue led still in there  :blink: ) Though i am going to do something spectacular with the blue light..  :D 

Check back soon to see what happends!!

 

 

Hope ur enjoying these mods!

 

til' next time

Jonas Undestam

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I really like your build. Thank you for sharing your project with the Mod Zoo!,

Please keep us updated and Introduce yourself to everyone  :D 

http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/12-hello-and-introductions/

btw, I'm supposed to get these new alloy anodized vandal push button switches if you're interested in the Blue one possibly?

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They will be stocked here

http://mnpctech.com/pc-switch-plates/vandal-power-switch/

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Pretty work..love the Storm Trooper in there, and thanks for the link!! :D Welcome to the Mod Zoo, if you feed the animals - please remember they always want more.. :p

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Welcome to the Zoo and excellent build!  It's amazing the impact a little paint can have.  I really like your minimalist design.  The stormtrooper says everything that needs to be said about the build in a tasteful way.  Can't wait to see what happens next.

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I'm likin' it!  I think you could make a really nice black and white build if you swapped the blue vengeance with some black - find a friend or something.

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Update July 12 - 2013

 

 

 

Ok so i got me some new stuff.. More paint(oil based high glossy hobby paint as usual), cable management items & some velcro tape.
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So. Take the case apart for starters.. Here iam removing the mesh from one of the plastic pieces
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These little *****es that is holding the front panel in place(not) broke just by looking at them. I will use Glue to put this back on after im done anyway so don't care.
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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 only be using 2 extra thin layers of oil based paint for this test. Instead of 3 layers wich i do for the rest of the exterior trim & mesh
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Cable management can ALWAYS be improved!!! :-)
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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...
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Ok! using super glue to put the front panel cover back on.. Shouldn't break for the next 10 years.
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Ok so i was looking around for the best industrial thermal double sided tape. Took me a while to find anyone that would even know what it was.  
 
 
Thank you  http://www.stokvistapes.se for the free sample & really quick email response
Will check back with you guys to tell you if this is the best thing on the market today..
 
Tape sample picture
 
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Applying double sided thermal tape on the memory (The same way as the stock thermal tape was applied)
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putting the 2nd heatsink on
 
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Ohhlalala!
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Putting it all back together.
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Ok! Now everything is back together. Time for some end result shots.
Here is the first photo without side panel
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Upper Photo
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Front Photo
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Ram mod result Photo
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With side panel
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Will be checking back within the upcoming weeks with result of the ram mod. To see if i recommend it or not.
Please subscribe!!!
 
Next thing i will do is bend a new acrylic PSU cover + another surprise.. Check back soon 
 
 
Ciao!!!

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UPDATE!

 

Ok so i got some new white sleeving from a company named Sleeva.se

i don't know if they ship internationally. I do know they ship all over Sweden anyway..

 

So here is what i ordered

 

 

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Shrinktube Small White
 

Shrinktube Small White
 

Shrinktube SATA White

 

Sleeve SATA White

 

Sleeve Small White
 

Cable-tie Brackets (10-pack)
 

Lamptron Modding Tool Kit

 

 

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Some tools that will be used for sleeving

 

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A heat-gun is a must if you've got white shrinktubes. Because they will get abit darkened if using a lighter.

Black shrinktubes don't matter though

 

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Lock ring pincer (inverted) to open up the shrink tubes abit.

This was really useful

 

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Starting off with re-sleeving a 24pin Bitfenix Extender. 

 

 

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I did put an extra smaller shrinktube under the sleeving in each end for my white shrinktube to attach better onto the cord.

 

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This is some really high-quality sleeve, can't see through it at all..

 

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Finally finished with the extender.

Took me a few hours to be honest :P

 

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This sleeve is abit thicker than the black stock sleeving on the extender so it'll look like this in the ends.

I don't care though

 

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Sleeving is now complete, here is some results

 

 

Graphics card 2x 8pin connections

 

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24pin mounted

 

 

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8pin mobo

 

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So i decided to make a new PSU cover out of regular 3mm acrylic sheet (because any coloured one is impossible to get your hands on in sweden)

 

Ofcourse i started with measuring the dimensions of it inside the case, Length, Height and Depth

Didn't take any pics of that though

 

 

Here im cutting the pieces for the cover

 

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Ended up with these, hopefully they'll fit now.

 

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Had to remove the stock HDD cage though, because it was too high for my cover. Ill just use the dremel to cut it down abit. But thats a project for later.

 

Here is me drilling out the poprivets for the HDD cage. You'll also see my nice socks here

 

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This is just a temporary solution to hold the PSU cover up and giving it some support.

I just bend a PCI cover top the same height as the PSU and used a pop rivet to hold it in place

 

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So i found some 90 degrees set square's at work that is usually used to glue photo frames.

I think it'll work perfect for this.

 

 

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So the paint has been drying for 2 days. Not because it needed to but i didnt have the time countinue with the work.

Now its as solid as a rock :-)

 

Preparing the acrylic for paint.

Using paper tape on all the edges to avoid getting any paint on there.

 

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Fully taped

 

 

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Ready for paint!

Lets do some magic

 

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After painting with my regular High Glossy White (oil based) paint it will look like this.

two layers of paint is enough, if the acrylic has been cleaned up before painting.

 

Here are the old & the new PSU cover

 

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Will be fixing it up for improved cable management soon but that will have to wait for now.

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So i got the idea of trying out some engraving.

Since i had some extra acrylic laying around i thought i'd give it a shot.

Don't blame me lol because i've never done anything like this before.

 

Decided to put it here after i was done, now drilled some holes to be able to pop it there after i engraved the piece.

 

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These are the tools i used. A rotary tool, some Diamond Grinding things, a decal & acrylic.

 

EDIT -  i found a flash light was also very useful for this

 

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Getting the logo in place

 

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Lets get started!

 

 

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So much fun!!

 

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Still going!

 

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Result after 30min's of work

 

 

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Results enlightened, if you look this close youll see 2 obvious mistakes. But this picture is very well zoomed. You wont see it if u look through the side panel of the case.

Atleast not me :-)

 

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End result, NO FLASH

 

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END RESULT WITH FLASH 

 

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END RESULT WITH FLASH & SIDEPANEL

 

 

 

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Will be doing some more small works on this, then im off to start with my Phantom 820 project wich will also be posted here on this forum.

 

Look around for Jompenleet!

 

Hope you liked it

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As for the RAM mod, after 3 weeks temps are looking really good. I think it actually improved and decreased the heat for a few degrees.

 

running at 1.63V 1866MHz

 

stock; 1.5V 1600MHZ

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