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Thermaltake armor case mod build log

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Make sure you file the holes to make them smooth and lightly roughen the existing paint with very fine sandpaper before repainting it. Also, they make rubber gaskets to finish off the holes you dremmeled.

Thanks but this isn't my first time around modding or tools lol. everything is going to look professional I'm not one to just throw something together lol. but here is a small update I've been hunting so most of my time as been at my job and hunting. this week,

done cutting and smoothing my holes out

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sand down with 800grit

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first coat of primer I will be going over this with 800grit or 1000 I have a test piece that I'm working on right now to see what gives the best finish.

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I've also decided to turn my hard drive cage around inside the case to hide the wires better. this picture is with the cage in correctly.

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but to do so I'll have to drill and tap new holes. I will also be mounting a 120mm slim fan (half inch thick) to the front with a grill cover. so the hard drive cage as to be offset just a little over half a inch to make everything flush.

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more to come later.

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yes everything is getting painted also the holes for cables will be covered with tubing and neoprene to give it a nicer look.

 

 

Make sure you file the holes to make them smooth and lightly roughen the existing paint with very fine sandpaper before repainting it. Also, they make rubber gaskets to finish off the holes you dremmeled.

 

reading is are friend. :doh:

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slight update just ordered some new parts for the build and mod

 

ram

 

cpu

 

mobo its only 169.99 if I buy a i5 2500k not bad

 

 

haven't made my mind up on what cpu cooler I want through? still thinking about watercooling.

 

I should be working on the case this weekend if everything goes to plan.

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little update.

holes marked

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better view of holes marked

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Drill press ftw I'm using a 1/8 bit same size they come from the factory.

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More to come tomorrow.

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reading is are friend. :doh:

 

 

Looks practical so far, I can't wait to see it all done. Are you going to paint it?

 

 

looking good man, are you going to try put rubber around the cable management holes?

 

I've already answered these question. picked up some new parts tonight from microcenter not bad only a totally of 319.52 for

 

this cpu

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and this mobo also yes I know its a p8p67 yes I know z68 is out no I don't want to use ssd cache and the other software I'm sinking money into other projects right now also.

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I'm oredering the ram off of newegg right now I'm waiting for the next gen of GPU's to drop so how they size up with the current tech. more to come later.

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^^ both are very good buy. And above all total price is on the lower side. Got some discounts at the time of purchasing?

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^^ both are very good buy. And above all total price is on the lower side. Got some discounts at the time of purchasing?

yes i did I paid 319.52 in all. not bad since newegg would have wanted around 450 or so.

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