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Old June 27, 2013, 02:46 PM
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This will be my third attempt at what I think is one of the most awesomest cases ever.

First was way back when w/ an 830.


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.












This 'new' 830 when I got it.


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.


Was playing around w/ ideas...






At some point I started to sand down the plastic pieces because silver plastic just ain't cool bros.




Had to tap a few new screw holes as Asus seems to use their own special layout. But if fits well enough.


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.








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Old June 27, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Goodies! Keep em coming!
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Old June 27, 2013, 06:24 PM
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I still kick myself for letting my Stacker go.
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Old June 28, 2013, 03:30 PM
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This really makes me want to go back and work on Haf XM..sometime this summer..sometime!!
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Looks like an interesting project . . . I heard "aircraft paint remover" or "gasket remover" works but have not tried it myself.

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Old June 29, 2013, 07:20 PM
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Test fitting. Literally no room for cable management, which obviously I expected.



So I cut the few holes I needed. May need one or two more yet but not for a while.




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.



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Old July 1, 2013, 09:23 AM
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Worked on the cable management retention bars.






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oven cleaner or aircraft paint stripper in a can supposed to do wonders
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Old July 2, 2013, 08:43 AM
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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.
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And then just a few more pics of random stuff.
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Old July 17, 2013, 09:12 AM
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I polished up the Supreme HFs the other day. First block I did w/ my old polishing techniques.
Stock vs polished


Then I went OCD on the block.










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