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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Jetster, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Jetster

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    So i needed some clips from Corsair for the front door panel on my 550D cus I broke them. I spend a month trying to get Corsair to sent me some. A couple forum requests, RMA three e mails and a phone call. So they sent me the whole front fascia ( I only needed the clips)

    So now i have an extra front door. What could I do to Mod it? Just looking for ideas,

    Its solid aluminum


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    i respect corsairs minimalistic designing. so it would be best to leave it as it is.
    plus its aluminium, so its quite hard to work with.


    although... if you want you can make a rectangular hole for fitting a temp display/fan control.

    and make some round holes to fit power buttons with the colored rings around them and they come in chrome plated.. so it would match well.

    for temp disp/fan control go for something touch based, like the Bitfenix recon. also Black and White coloring will match yur case well!
     
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    The 550d club at overclock.net has lots of mods for the 550d but the only one I have seen is to cut out slot for temp/fan monitor thingy. I'll try and find a pic.

    The only other thing I can think of is put some sort of markings or what not but that ruins the minimalism of it.

    My clips just recently broke also...
     
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    Ill check out the thread at overclock.net. I think maybe Ill sand it clean or etch a design on metal using acid

    They do sell the clips in a hardware kit for $4. I almost bought it but they finally sent some with the whole door. Now i have an extra door
     
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    Because there are 50 pages or something, I would start looking at about 25+. Nothing really interesting is posted till around then.

    Found it here.
    I kind of want to get a side panel out of their store.
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    Any mod for making the door less of a bitch to open?
     
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    Etch TPU logo on it in the middle and see if you can install some cathode lighting behind the door so it looks real cool in the dark.
     
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    I was thinking of machining some metal clips and magnets for the other side. But if you take one clip off on the side you open its not as bad
     
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    Yes. Glue the door to one sides clips and remove the other sides clips. Probably just removing one clip on one side would work too.

    Do you always rip off the whole door also, I think thats how I broke the two clips at the bottom.
     
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    Tried that, it made the door sit unevenly on the side that's missing the clip (I view my rig from the side.) And it's still bad with just one even after greasing it. I've had this thing explode open and pop off the other set of hinges and fall off my desk twice now. They should feel embarrassed for putting this crap on the market.
     
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    The case is great, the door mechanism certainly is not.
     
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    I asked for solutions over at the Corsair forum and they acted like they had never had this problem. Its clearly a design flaw. I kinda turned off by Corsair right now. Then sending me a complete new door just confirmed my feeling. The new door and a broken clip lol
     
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    I was wondering how he did that. Its actually a window in the door that's tinted

    This is cool

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    Cut holes in the cover to clean it up

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    I feel corsair should of done something along those lines. I hate that if I want one fan in the top I have to take the whole thing off. Same with the side.

    Then there is me modding my case for watercooling.
     
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    At least you can get the parts to mod. And there not too expensive
     
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    true that. here in india, if we want to do something we will have to make it ourself.
     
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    Just spend about an hour on this but you can see the spot I polished. It will be a lot of work but will look cool when its done

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    Great Idea
     
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    Just some thoughts:

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    Looks like there is some coating on there. What are you doing to polish it.
     
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    Sanding and aluminum polish
     
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    Low grit I assume?
     
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    Right now Im just using 220 Then ill work my way up. I think its powder coating but I might try 100 tomorrow just to get the rest off.

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