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Old May 16, 2010, 11:50 AM
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Back Story:
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I came upon this Stacker 830, and while i was first put off by how insanely huge it is, i decided to give modding it a try. I originally wanted something in black, but decided to change it up a little and go with something I thought was classy. I hope you guys like what i've got planned as much as I do, and hope you enjoy the process as much as I'm sure I will.



The Mod:

Without ruining my ideas for you guys, i have a few innovative ideas with this build, that include custom paint, lighting and a few other surprises.

The theme for this mod is black white and brushed aluminum..

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  • Sand - done
  • Cable management holes - done (wish I took some pics of this part)
  • Painting - in progress
  • Lighting
  • rest TBA
Here are some of the tools I'll be using...
Pretty straight forward,
MIA is the File and Jigsaw.





So lets get'r started.


This is when I was thinking about selling her,

but now, with the first coat of primer:







I wish I took some pics of the next part


As you can see, where the 120mm fan is, I used snips to cut the mesh, and a file to even out the edges.
Little did i know.... I'd end up using that file quite a bit...... live and learn i guess....

MoboTray and a unique drive bay solution coming up in a bit.




Update:

Paint seems to be coming along quite nicely.












The white looks like its going to turn out great!!!!



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Old May 16, 2010, 11:59 AM
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I've always like the look of this case much more than any other cooler master case. And in person it is a very sturdy and well built case.

Good luck with the modding!
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Old May 16, 2010, 11:59 AM
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Looks great! Can't wait to se the next update!
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Old May 16, 2010, 03:03 PM
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Thanks guys,
some paint updates :D

She's coming along, you can kinda see what shes gonna look like..

I know its going to be asked, so here's whats going to be running this beast.

CPU: Intel i5 750
Mobo: Asus P7P55D (maybe an upgrade to an EVGA board if someone wants to trade? :P)
Ram: Corsair Dominators
Cooler: H50 Push Pull (potential mod there as well.)
GPU: 5850 (with twin turbo, to come)
Sound: Creative XtremeMusic

PSU: Enermax 650w Modular, MDPCsleeved, black and grey.
HDD: WD 320GB Blue (upgrading soon.... )
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Old May 16, 2010, 03:18 PM
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I believe someone has that mobo in BST if you haven't bought it yet. Looks like it should be a fun mod for you. Enjoy, and keep the updates coming!!!
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Old May 16, 2010, 06:45 PM
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The case is big! I never really knew it was that big either - wow. Is it watercooling friendly?
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Looks good so far. I like the choice of colors you chose. Looking forward to the seeing more.
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Old May 18, 2010, 01:20 PM
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So here's the update for today...
Paint's done, and thankfully, it came out nice.



I'm very pleased thus far, however I am noticing a few little spots that need some touching up. I'm going to use something else for that,




The mobo tray however is another story.... I kinda messed up on one of my cuts.....




So how do I plan to fix this? Well, i could just buy a pre-made tray from coolermaster, or do something innovative, so lets see if you guys can figure out how the peices fit ;)




The acrylic was cut using a jigsaw, and then filed down to appropriate sizes... told you I had more filing to do

more to come later ;)
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Howdy Matt.. mmm.. new project, thank god he moved away from the black and blue..

Color combination looks very nice :).
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Old May 18, 2010, 06:09 PM
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lol yea, i'm abandoning the blue and black combo...
Granted, there is still some blue and black on my current motherboard, but that might change....
I might add some red to the build, but still undecided.
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