Grey Jedi

[Finished] Galactic Empire

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Grey Jedi    9
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Hi All,

I am doing a STAR WARS themed case mod for CM Case Mod World Series 2017. 

The dark side of force is i am with, so i decided to tribute this case to Galactic Empire.

I invite you to join Empire. :evil:

 

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For this, i choose a gem from past Cooler Master HAF 922. The case itself is already beautiful and efficient, the lease changes one want with this case are side panel and painted interior.

 

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I decided to change both side, top and front panel of the case; replace side panels with painted acrylic, front with empire logo and top with corridor light of Death Star.

 

Started with dismantling the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grey Jedi    9
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The primary idea of how i imagined it, i drew it on the paper (even my MSPaint skills are unparalleled).

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Started cutting the case to shape it.

 

1. Top mesh

 

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2. Side panels

 

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3. Front cage.

 

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4. And the design to feed laser for front.

 

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5. Drive bay.

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Grey Jedi    9
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Meanwhile i cleaned my old Gammaxx 400 cooler to fit onto.

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Grey Jedi    9
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The cooler didn't had the socket 1155 push feet. Surprisingly one of my friend had Cooler Master Hyper 212 and he wasn't using its Intel push feet. I borrowed the feet and with little adjustments, it fit my cooler.

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Grey Jedi    9
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The awaited front and top laser cut came in today.

 

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Cutting front grill to adjust the logo.

 

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Grey Jedi    9
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As the initial design, i both side panels from a metal sheet; but that turned out a bit bulky and disappointing.

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So, i threw that idea in the bin and thought to use pixie glass with paint work or vinyl.

Cutting the already cut side panels for pixie glass.

 

 

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Grey Jedi    9
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visited a local glass dealer and fortunately he had cut pieces as per my requirement so i didn't end up buying whole sheet.

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Decided to file the edges to make them round.

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Grey Jedi    9
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The painted parts came in and started assembly

 

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Powder coating was way cheaper than buying two cans of spray paint :)

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Grey Jedi    9
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Quick update, I had miscalculations in CPU cooler; the feet from socket 1366 are abit thick than socket 1155 leaving a paper-line gap between heatpipes and cpu. I have switched back to stock cooler.

Cleaned the stock cooler by applying tomato ketchup and few drops of Vinager on the copper direct touch to oxidize and smoothen it. 

 

Painted a few parts and below are they

 

 

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Changed fan LED and cut short the default GPU cover for a new

 

 

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Preparing side panel and gpu backplate for painting

 

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Grey Jedi    9
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After painting the GPU backplate

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It turned out a bit more glossy than my expectations so i grinded it with 220grit sand paper. Also i added the colors from underneath.

 

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Also painted the side panel

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