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Rollergold January 2, 2013 10:39 PM

Powder Coat a HAF 932 or get a new case?
 
I have system in a original gen HAF 932 and I plan on replacing the H100 and the stock coolers on my GTX 680's with a full custom loop this year. Going for a blue and black color scheme and I want the insides to match. So has anyone powder coated a 932 before? How difficult would that be ? And would that be worth it over just buying a new case (like an 800D) that's already painted black?

concinnity January 7, 2013 08:16 AM

If you're going to DIY and paint it black, then IMO it's rather pointless. Unless you are super attached to your 932, I'd just get a new case. It's only really worth the money/labor if you're going to do a custom color. Of course, you could strip it and send it off to an auto shop and have them do it, which is practical. If you do end up buying a new case, not sure I'd (personally) go with an 800D though, unless it caters to all of your needs. The 900D is coming out pretty soon and is ballin'
Corsair 900D "Godzilla" Full Tower Chassis Leaked

Rollergold January 7, 2013 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by concinnity (Post 682787)
If you're going to DIY and paint it black, then IMO it's rather pointless. Unless you are super attached to your 932, I'd just get a new case. It's only really worth the money/labor if you're going to do a custom color. Of course, you could strip it and send it off to an auto shop and have them do it, which is practical. If you do end up buying a new case, not sure I'd (personally) go with an 800D though, unless it caters to all of your needs. The 900D is coming out pretty soon and is ballin'
Corsair 900D "Godzilla" Full Tower Chassis Leaked

Ya I was going to have it striped and painted at body shop. But I'll keep the 800D and OMG 900D in mind (Dual Quad Rad support :shok:)

enaberif January 7, 2013 07:06 PM

Not worth it. Powder coating is not cheap

Dzzope January 8, 2013 02:24 AM

If you really want to keep the case then just get matte black spray paint and try that, if your not happy with the results then go for a new case.
Powder coating to black will probably cost more than a new case with the features you want and already got the inside painted black.

Rollergold January 8, 2013 04:07 PM

Ya I've decided to go for the new case route. The 900D looks like kick butt case and not a half bad value for the stuff your getting.

Slithering January 15, 2013 10:55 AM

New Case

Master_Shake_ January 15, 2013 11:18 AM

this was my 932 after paint, got it done professionally too

http://www.overclock.net/image/id/40...t/900/flags/LL
http://www.overclock.net/image/id/40...t/900/flags/LL

Nate-CM January 30, 2013 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Master_Shake_ (Post 684483)

Looking good.

Are you going top add a red/white/black board, vga and cooling combo?


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