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lowfat June 27, 2013 02:46 PM

CMS83X MK3 Stacker
 
This will be my third attempt at what I think is one of the most awesomest cases ever. :biggrin:

First was way back when w/ an 830.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...oldstacker.jpg

Then a few years later w/ an 832. I have used this case to death. Exterior is still flawless but the interior is in terrible shape.


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...r/IMG_1317.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ified-Full.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...fied-Close.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ystemclose.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tiresystem.jpg

This 'new' 830 when I got it.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...12build-43.jpg

The old 832 as it sits now. I will need to use some of it for parts. I don't suppose anyone has an idea on how to remove powder coat? I've been told brake cleaner should work.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...12build-39.jpg

Was playing around w/ ideas...
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...12build-47.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...12build-24.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../backlight.jpg

At some point I started to sand down the plastic pieces because silver plastic just ain't cool bros.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...asticPrep2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...asticPrep1.jpg

Had to tap a few new screw holes as Asus seems to use their own special layout. But if fits well enough.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../export-29.jpg

And a few other pics. The Hyper212+'s are going to be used for testing and fitting purposes. The CPUs will of course be watercooled.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../export-24.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../export-28.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../export-27.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../export-25.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../export-26.jpg

hero1 June 27, 2013 04:28 PM

Goodies! Keep em coming!

SugarJ June 27, 2013 06:24 PM

I still kick myself for letting my Stacker go.

hero1 June 28, 2013 03:30 PM

This really makes me want to go back and work on Haf XM..sometime this summer..sometime!!

Bad Fenny June 28, 2013 03:59 PM

Looks like an interesting project . . . I heard "aircraft paint remover" or "gasket remover" works but have not tried it myself.

Fen

lowfat June 29, 2013 07:20 PM

Test fitting. Literally no room for cable management, which obviously I expected.
http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1538930/

http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1538931/
So I cut the few holes I needed. May need one or two more yet but not for a while.
http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1538932/

http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1538933/

One thing I can say is the quality of cases back then is so much higher than now. The motherboard tray is 2.5mm thick aluminum. Exterior panels were 3.0mm thick. Then compare against my PC-A77F Lian Li which uses 1.5mm all the way around.

And a few pics of shavings because they look cool.

http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1538934/

http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1538935/

lowfat July 1, 2013 09:23 AM

Worked on the cable management retention bars.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...S/export-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...export-2-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...export-3-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...S/export-4.jpg

enaberif July 1, 2013 09:39 AM

oven cleaner or aircraft paint stripper in a can supposed to do wonders

lowfat July 2, 2013 08:43 AM

Sounds like oven cleaner will not work. Aircraft stripper may work, but where would I buy this? I've read that this gasket remover should work. Permatex Gasket Remover | Canadian Tire


Crimped the 24-pin yesterday.
[SPOILER=PICS]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...export-2-2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...export-3-2.jpg[/SPOILER]

And then just a few more pics of random stuff.
[SPOILER=PICS]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...export-4-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...S/export-8.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...S/export-7.jpg

lowfat July 17, 2013 09:12 AM

I polished up the Supreme HFs the other day. First block I did w/ my old polishing techniques.
Stock vs polished
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...S/export-9.jpg

Then I went OCD on the block.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...export-4-2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../export-34.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../export-35.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../export-36.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...xport-32-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../export-33.jpg


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