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Wifes HAF Mod..Better HAF?

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by GuavaSauce, May 27, 2013.

  1. GuavaSauce

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    Hey all. im back to work on a new case here, but im using a prefab vise building a new one. when I finished station6 I had the extra case sitting around, and decided to work out a mod for my wife. ive pretty much got everything I need on hand for this, so ill just post pictures as I go.

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    here what ive done. I gutted the whole thing and tossed the bay mounts, as a 360mm rad wont fit too well with it in place. I also cut out the mesh on top and put in a solid plate to mount that radiator. I have room for one bay device at the top, and one more where the from panel connections hook in, so im not worried. besides, I haven't needed a cd/dvd drive in ages, and if I do, I have the required items to usb it. also, as you see, I cut the mobo tray a little bit smaller than the mobo Im going to use, and to keep it hidden.

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    little bit bigger side window. had to get rid of that mesh crap.

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    and these. suppose ill tell you what they are in my next post.......so if anyone whats to guess?

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    till next post.
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    Going to make it into an ottoman, too? lolz
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    Thanks! Now I've spit Mountain Dew all over my desk and keyboard.. :roll:

    @OP - You did a good job of cleaning that case. :toast:
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    so close, yet so far.... lol.

    ill put em up tonight.
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    Nah its a pin cusion. A giant, gaudy, pin cusion.
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    I know everybody is itching. especially t_ski, cause he didn't send me a bunch of fictitious pms full or wrong guess's.....im a terrible lier. anyway, heres a mock up of what a couple things will look like.

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    whata crafty SOB, right?! jk.

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    theres still cardboard covering the fins on the radiator cause I haven't decided if im done painting them or not.... I got some pretty pearl and silver colors in the mail, so we'll see.

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    also, don't worry about the few loose ends there, imma tighten them up here soon. kill bodies.
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    Wow, that is different. Wasn't expecting that at all. Looks good though.
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    I'm not sure what to think of that. When I first saw it I thought it looked bad; but its kindof a cool idea as it would look incredibly unique and maybe kindof cool with hardware installed. Also it would help alot as noise insulation/damper

    Now I'm wanting to see how it turns out, subd
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    It looks like the interior of a geisha house. :toast:
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    ni-su taku tameni seiteki
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    yeah it even looks odd to me with out all the hardware installed, so no worries. but the image I have in my head, should turn out. plus, the flat back on the outside is just a base, so add some pearl red, plum, and magenta with a clear coat. the plastic poo on the front and top is getting worked over too, I have a great idea in mind for it. more to come, probably this weekend though, as I don't see any real milestones till then. poop.
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    Sub'd for something different:toast:
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    Only problem using that expensive designer fabric(puke) is it will insulate the case being tufted(heat). Make sure you have ample fans and ventilation plus, if there is nylon in it, you may get static electricity and that may not be a good thing plus if there is foam under the tuft, that will conduct static electricity even more.
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    I'm afraid to ask what is going on the outside of this giant jewelry box...
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    Definitely not where I thought it was going to go either. Looks interesting. Not sure if it will have a dust problem with the fabric, but definitely here to watch.
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    well, I did only plan on using one fan per radiator, but both blowing out....

    you don't really have to ask, its posted up there^

    dust wont be any more of an issue than with out it.
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    I don't know this just looks like a fire waiting to happen.. If you are only blowing air out then your water loop will turn into a boiling loop. Those rads will need cool air coming from somewhere. I would put the fans on the rads intake cool air, and let the powersupply at the bottom exhaust air in the case.
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    As hot air naturally goes up its best to have hot air exhausting on top, cool air being taken in on the bottom. I have a standard HAF 932 with the regular 200mm or whatever front fan as the only intake and a 360 rad up top.
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    I agree but with it closed off the way he has it.. I would want only cool air pulling into the case through the rads and just let the powersupply exhaust the fan, but now thinking about it with the powersupply at the the bottom it will pull air in from the bottom and exhaust it out the back.. So, he can't do what I suggested.. Then he'll have to intake air from the front and exhaust it out the top. My rad is on the back pulling cool air in and exhausting out the top. :toast:
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    wooooo...... theres a reason why they don't have material in cases!!

    if enough static builds up it will arc!

    drdeath alreay said a vital point! thatll be like a thunder cloud in your case waiting to strike haha

    Brainiac - Dangers Of Nylon - YouTube
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    LOLOLOL

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    If that material is quilted with the tufting I see, I would bet there is foam behind it making it more suspect to static electricity. IMO, this is a bad idea.... but on the bright side, it will be quiet
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    I second that :D Red geisha cushion instead of mesh looks so innovative, can't wait for your updates :)
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    I must not have made my sarcasm clear enough........

    I don't want to be a dick, but if you assume I have no clue what im doing your sadly mistaken.

    I don't know what picture your looking at that has anything closed off, as you put it, "the way he has it", but if your not going to look at the pictures and use any logic, or even seek any clarification from myself, you know, the guy posting it, I would suggest not posting anything at all.

    as much as I appreciate the weekend warrior static charge comments, I actually don't. but again, thanks for the already foreseen insight.
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    I wouldn't oc this too high just to keep component temps down mitigating any fire hazard and as for static wtf simple elecy principles, , that material is grounded to the case which is earthed hence any charge will dissipated and by the looks of it the other haf will be pleased.

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