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Windows 7: [Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring

26 May 2010   #1
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
[Project] CM HAF 932 Paint Job and Wiring

Hey all!

So, I have a Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower case, and I really love it. It looks really good. However, I thought that the silver back and inside made it look unfinished; unprofessional.
So I set out to fix that.

Here is what the case looks like out of the box:
[Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring-unpainted-back.jpg
[Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring-unpainted-internal.jpg
[Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring-unpainted-dissasembled.jpg
[Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring-unpainted-right.jpg
You can see that the inside and the back is a rather boring silver.

I decided to take a leaf out of Antec's book (specifically the Antec 1200, my last case) and paint the WHOLE THING black. (Thanks go to xguntherc for his guide and inspiration).

I had to take EVERYTHING out of the case. Not just the electronics, but the fans, grills, plastic parts, etc.
[Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring-removed-parts.jpg

Here are what the parts looked like after the 2nd primer:
[Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring-2nd-primer.jpg

Here is the final result:
[Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring-painted-disassembled.jpg
[Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring-back.jpg
[Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring-internal-side.jpg
[Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring-back-side.jpg
[Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring-internal.jpg
This is perhaps the best wiring job I will ever do! Though the main motherboard connector is too short to take it behind the tray because some idiot decided to put it in the middle left of the motherboard, but it is not a big deal.

So what do you all think? I am extremely pleased with it, though the paint job itself was not perfect, I am happy with it.

Now on to the rest of my mods!
EDIT: Here is the new key switch.
[Project] CM Haf 932 Paint Job and Wiring-key-switch.jpg

~Lordbob




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26 May 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Impressive, if only I could make the inside of my tower that neat .

I like the black it works very well.

Oli
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26 May 2010   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Impressive, if only I could make the inside of my tower that neat .

I like the black it works very well.

Oli
It took me many times assembling computers to finally get one this nice. It will come, just keep taking your stuff apart!

The black does look good, I am very happy with it.
Now I just need to get some LEDs and switches, and fan controllers

~Lordbob
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26 May 2010   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nice Job! I like the dark interior and attention to detail. Good looking setup lordbob.
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26 May 2010   #5
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Impressive, if only I could make the inside of my tower that neat .

I like the black it works very well.

Oli
It took me many times assembling computers to finally get one this nice. It will come, just keep taking your stuff apart!

The black does look good, I am very happy with it.
Now I just need to get some LEDs and switches, and fan controllers

~Lordbob
Priorities when building a PC:

1: How it looks.

2: How it fits together.

3: Whether it works or not.

Afterthought: The important stuff that actually makes it work and stops it from catching fire .

Oli
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26 May 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Nice Job! I like the dark interior and attention to detail. Good looking setup lordbob.
I actually found quite a few spots that had a rather shoddy paint job, where the paint didn't fully cover. So there are some spots where it looks more smokey, but they are mostly hidden.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Priorities when building a PC:

1: How it looks.

2: How it fits together.

3: Whether it works or not.

Afterthought: The important stuff that actually makes it work and stops it from catching fire .

Oli
+1

~Lordbob
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26 May 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Hey all!

So, I have a Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower case, and I really love it. It looks really good. However, I thought that the silver back and inside made it look unfinished; unprofessional.
So I set out to fix that.

Here is what the case looks like out of the box:
Attachment 75047
Attachment 75048
Attachment 75050
Attachment 75049
You can see that the inside and the back is a rather boring silver.

I decided to take a leaf out of Antec's book (specifically the Antec 1200, my last case) and paint the WHOLE THING black. (Thanks go to xguntherc for his guide and inspiration).

I had to take EVERYTHING out of the case. Not just the electronics, but the fans, grills, plastic parts, etc.
Attachment 75046

Here are what the parts looked like after the 2nd primer:
Attachment 75044

Here is the final result:
Attachment 75045
Attachment 75058
Attachment 75059
Attachment 75061
Attachment 75060
This is perhaps the best wiring job I will ever do! Though the main motherboard connector is too short to take it behind the tray because some idiot decided to put it in the middle left of the motherboard, but it is not a big deal.

So what do you all think? I am extremely pleased with it, though the paint job itself was not perfect, I am happy with it.

Now on to the rest of my mods!

~Lordbob
It is looking mighty, might good. Great job.
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26 May 2010   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
It is looking mighty, might good. Great job.
Thanks!
I can only image what it will look like with the fan and light controllers!

~Lordbob
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26 May 2010   #9
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Impressive, if only I could make the inside of my tower that neat .

I like the black it works very well.

Oli
It took me many times assembling computers to finally get one this nice. It will come, just keep taking your stuff apart!

The black does look good, I am very happy with it.
Now I just need to get some LEDs and switches, and fan controllers

~Lordbob
Priorities when building a PC:

1: How it looks.

2: How it fits together.

3: Whether it works or not.

Afterthought: The important stuff that actually makes it work and stops it from catching fire .

Oli
I'd rather have a computer that worked, than one that isn't the best looking and just sits there doing nothing
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26 May 2010   #10
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post

I'd rather have a computer that worked, than one that isn't the best looking and just sits there doing nothing
Yep. Function over form any day.


Performance > Aesthetics


*****


Looking good there LB
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