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[MOD] - Visible Contrast - Updated 18th, Nov 2013 - Completed Photos with Transparent LCD


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Hey, back at it again. Originally I was going to build a wooden computer case to house my new desktop build, including space a pair of 240mm radiators for a CPU, GPU, and motherboard loop. But then I ended up deciding on the Asus Gryphon motherboard instead of the Maximus VI Gene. This led me to drop the motherboard from the loop. Since I don’t game, or need a graphics card that has a full cover block, I decided to keep my 4GB 640GT for now, and just go with a CPU loop for my first custom water-cooling loop.

The name:
This mod is named Visible Contrast due to the fact that it will be a black and white build, stemming off of the color scheme of the NZXT H230 Silent Chassis that I will be modding, after reviewing it at The Mod Zoo. There will also be a surprise for the side panel window, which will shed light on the name as well.

The Mods:
The mods will include making space for mounting a 240mm radiator in the front, and a window (of sorts) in the side panel, and a few other things here or there. I am hoping to keep this project pretty straight forward, and relatively quick.

The Stuff:
Here's a list of some of the stuff that I'll be using in this mod

NZXT H230 Silent Chassis
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NZXT HALE82 V2 550w White Power Supply
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XSPC AX240 Radiator
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Purchase MNPCTech Black Anodized Grooved Case Feet

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Purchase U-Channel molding

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Purchase PC chassis Black pop-rivets
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Purchase 3M Scotch 4010 Tape (Tape of the Gawds)

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For this first update, I’ll be making room for the 240mm Rad up front.


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I’m starting with the stock NZXT H230 Chassis.


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The upper 3.5” drive cage is removable by thumb screws. The bottom cage is removable too…


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When I say “removable”, there is a little more work required...


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This is much better. Next up is the same treatment for the 5.25” bay.


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Both drive cages are now out, and there is plenty of space in the front.


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There were a few more rivets to drill out than I thought there would be.


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Now it’s time to make a little headroom for the radiator.
I’ve marked out the bottom of the 5.25” bay for the cut out.


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Not too bad for just a dremel, I think.


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Radiator fitted to show the plan.


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You can see why this was required. Definitely not enough room otherwise.


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I decided I wanted to remove a little more; there just wasn’t enough clearance for me.


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That’ll do.


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This was the next issue that needed tackling.
I’ve already drilled out the factory 6-32 threaded inserts with an 11/64” drill bit.
The lower set of fan screw holes don’t line up quite right.


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Out with the small needle file to make some ovals.


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That is good enough for me.


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Now I’ll be able to fit both fans to the radiator :)


That’s all the update for now, thanks for checking it out.
-Mos


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Looking forward to this one Mos, specially given the fact that you have given a teaser before so will be awesome to see how it turns out. 


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Cool case for modding. I am looking forward to seeing this progress.


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Thanks, hopefully it'll be a good one :D
 

Looking forward to this one Mos, specially given the fact that you have given a teaser before so will be awesome to see how it turns out.

 
Should be fun, though you already know what to look forward to lol
 

Cool case for modding. I am looking forward to seeing this progress.


So far it's been a pretty fun case, built well enough, but not so well that it's hard to mod. I also love the clean exterior look
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Subbed.  Look forward to seeing how it progresses.


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looks nice man! I like the copped out 5.25 bay to fit the rad. 


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Subbed.  Look forward to seeing how it progresses.

 Thanks, I've got an ambitious goal for completing this case, so hopefully it won't take too long :)
 

looks nice man! I like the copped out 5.25 bay to fit the rad.

Thanks! I had debated ditching the blu-ray drive, and finding somewhere else to mount SSDs and the HDD, but after removing the 5.25" bay, it became immediately apparent that this cases requires it. It got pretty wobbly with out it. I will be mounting 2xSSDs, a 3.5" HDD, and a blu-ray drive in the remaining area. As could be seen in the review of the case there isn't much room behind the motherboard to mount anything
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Wow Moss you are Build Crazy! That's great. All Kinds of stuff on the burner now.  You may want to reconsider the friends you have! They seem to be leading you down an addictive path that you may have no way to get out of !  There is no 12 step program for this. 


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Wow yeah its really tight behind that MB tray, Everything should look pretty cool up in the 5.25s though, good thinkin'!


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