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Old 07-29-2013, 07:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Phantom 410 MOD - Project Log

Welcome! This is a Project Log by jompenleet.



This project is closing soon and iam starting a NEW PROJECT in a Phantom 820 case.


The upcoming project will contain more reviews, pictures & tutorials.


First i would like to thank all my sponsors






http://nzxt.com










http://kingston.com/en/ssd/hyperx/










http://mnpctech.com

I will be using the following from MNPCtech

24" x 12" Acrylic Sheet (Smoked)

http://www.mnpctech.com/acrylic_colo..._windows1.html





24" x 12" APPLY 3M Di-Noc CARBON FIBER FILM

http://www.mnpctech.com/CarbonFiber_..._Titanium.html





MNPCTech long sleeved shirt in XL.

http://www.mnpctech.com/Shirts1.html





120mm grill Cable fan guard. This will only be used to locate where to drill holes for extra fans.

http://www.mnpctech.com/Wire_Fan_Gri...rd_Chrome.html





U-channel molding about 8ft. Only to try if it improves the look of the side panel.

http://www.mnpctech.com/moddersmesh.html





24" x 12" Modders Mesh sheet round hole 60% airflow Might use alot of this

http://www.mnpctech.com/moddersmesh.html





4x Silver Anodized Case Thumbscrew's 6/32 thread

http://www.mnpctech.com/thumbscrew.html






2 x Cable Management Grommet 1-1/2" Inner diameter 2-3/8" Outter diameter

http://www.mnpctech.com/PC_Cable_Rub..._Grommets.html








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














http://timwill.se

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










This picture is one of the most recent
Though i recommend you to check the last page in the thread for more pic's






Here is the original state of the NZXT Phantom 410 case. (Just moved the components of my old OEM computer into the case)..






Got a new Motherboard + processor + cpu cooler (Scythe Grand Kama Cross)





Got me some new fans here. Xigmatek 1253 as case fans & Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm for the CPU cooler






Here i actually cut a whole in the side of the case to give it a bigger window.. And i forgot to take pictures sorry.
Here's a link to the tutorial i followed to be able to do this!

:thumb:Thank's alot to MNPCtech for the really informative tutorials on case mods!! :thumb:






Interior after hardmod sidepanel + psu cover & fully sleeved cables.

Tell me what u think!
P.S Im still waiting for my stormtrooper sticker & white LED tubes for the case
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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..

Found some!

case without fans :-(



Xigmatek F1253 and F1450 i think?

Cleaning the fans for the paint to stick

Safety first! (if u ignore this ur fans may not spin at all)



Removing the LED's



close up look..

Fans on top of the case

Scythe grand kama cross CPU cooler after painted the fan

overall look


Still waiting for stickers and Cold cathodes!
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Got me some watercooling now.



And some new dust filters (the old ones sucked)





Made a Hole in the PSU cover for the GPU Cables
[IMG ALT=""]http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463102/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

Also painted the Chassi details in Glossy White



Got two identical NZXT 140mm fans for the top (had too look symmetric)
[IMG ALT=""]http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1463095/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

Water cooling in place





So what the case currently looks like.. Ill be getting some more parts next week.







P.S Also installed some Revoltec Cold Cathodes....


So i got some new stuff that my friend at timwill clothing drew for me..
He also had some contacts to be able to make it in this frosty nice look :-)

Here we are applying a new sticker to the acrylic side


finished!




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


sticker on the modded 120mm xigmatek fan


stickers on the modded 140mm NZXT fans
[IMG ALT=""]http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1536947/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

Voila!


I do have some other things waiting to be done with this case (otherwise i wouldnt have this blue led still in there)..
Check back soon and see what has happened!
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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2 questions:
What's the noise level and cooling ability (load temps) of that GPU
And what paint did you use to paint those fans.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok so i got me some new stuff.. More paint(oil based high glossy hobby paint as usual), cable management items & some velcro tape.


So. Take the case apart for starters.. Here iam removing the mesh from the trim



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 be using 2 extra thin layers of oil based paint for this test.




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...



Ok! using super glue to put the front panel cover back on.. Shouldn't break for the next 10 years.

Will check back with you guys to tell you if this is the best thing on the market today..


Applying double sided thermal tape on the memory (The same way as the stock thermal tape was applied)


Ohhlalala!




Ok! Now everything is back together. Time for some end result shots.
Here is the first photo without side panel


Upper Photo


Front Photo
[IMG ALT=""]http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1559970/width/500/height/1000[/IMG]

Ram mod result Photo


With side panel



Will be checking back within the upcoming weeks with result of the ram mod. To see if i recommend it or not.



But this Phantom 410 project is soon to be finished. I just have some re-sleeving to do, also building a new PSU cover

Although i have already recieved a Phantom 820 case for my upcoming build.

So stay alert and look for Jonas "jompenleet" Undestam.


Have a good one
So stay tuned!
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2 questions:
What's the noise level and cooling ability (load temps) of that GPU
And what paint did you use to paint those fans.
The cooling solution of this card with 5x Windforce 60mm fans are definately one of the most effective on the market today.
Although it comes at a cost.
During load the dB level of this card is very loud.
Haven't measured specifically but it is so loud im considering getting a Corsair H60v2 cooler for the gpu aswell.

The paint is called Plasti-kote
but it is just regular High Glossy (oil based) paint i got from my local paint store.
Any paint would work though, since the fans wont be exposed to much heat.
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My fans are exposed to a high amount of heat usually (Texas).

Yea I figured all those tiny fans would be loud. Even with all that it loads up quick enough to get real loud?
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My fans are exposed to a high amount of heat usually (Texas).

Yea I figured all those tiny fans would be loud. Even with all that it loads up quick enough to get real loud?
Just get paint that can handle +50degrees celcius, don't know how to translate it into your measuring system.
The thing with the graphic card is that it's got some very nice features,
ex if im just watching a website and basically dont put any load on the graphics card it will even shut down some fans that aren't needed at that moment.
But then if you load it up, the heavier the gpu has to work the hotter it gets (obviously).
And as it gets hotter, the card will speed up the rotation of the fan to try keep the heat down.
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Obviously, as that's basic. So in other words, it can cool good but it's not very efficient.
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Wow, I really like this... I'd like to see one in white and red
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