Description

I love this case and have been itching to mod it. I used an electric cut-off wheel, spray paint, and got to work!

The intake fan was upgraded to a 140mm and the exhaust was upgraded to a 92mm and installed a fan grill. I also cut out the area behind the motherboard to route cables and for installing a cpu cooler in the future. Part of the case below the hard drive was cut to show off the GPU and interior of the case. From there, I printed out the ryzen logo and used an x-acto knife to make a stencil and paint the branding. The side panels were experimental and came out well, I think! I used a little orange, black, blue and white spray paint. I basically just threw whatever I had in the garage at it :D Some rubber U-channel was used to cover up the rough areas from cutting. I also painted the plastic cover off the stock Wraith Stealth cooler white, which was very easy to do.

All of the components were migrated from a Mini-ITX build, hence the motherboard. This Completed Build was just about the case and the mods I did as I like to keep my favorite builds on PCPPer to look back on :)

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 5 points

It's...

Beautiful

  • 29 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks!!

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

Probably one of the cheapest case on the market, but now it looks so cool

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Always love me some modding. Not an expert really, but I'd say good job.

The only thing that bothers me a little is the mini itx board (I usually like to "fill up" all the space in the case with an appropriate sized motherboard), but it's really just a minor thing.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I edited the description to explain that, haha. I know what you mean, I get the same way about the board filling up the case! :) All of the components came out of a Cooler Master Elite 130 build that I have and didn't want to risk messing up painting that case, so I used this cheap one instead xD

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey! I'm also a fellow modder that is new to this site. How easy was it to mod the case?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

May I ask why you went with an expensive ITX motherboard when there are cheaper mATX options out there? Nice build though and it looks great!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

These were parts that I already had and migrated from another case, Thanks for the comment!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe the original fans are 80mm and 120mm (correct me if I'm wrong). Did you have to do any modifications to make the 92mm and 140mm fit or do the screw sets fit? overall nice build!

+1 :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

You are correct! I used the tool I mentioned in the description and a drill for the upgraded fan mounts :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Missed that part! I have the same case and I'm looking to mod it and make it a themed PC. I just received the case yesterday (smaller than I was expecting which is good because I'm looking for something compact) and can tell its gonna need some paint and new case fans before its up to my standards. I think to start I'll keep the fan sizes as 80mm and 120mm, but its good to know that others can be made to fit with little to no interference! Mine is going to be using the new Athlon x4 950 for the AM4 platform and a GTX 1050. I've been slowly downgrading over the last year because I don't have enough time to game but still want to keep building computers as a hobby. I've been making money from it so far but I haven't done any mods to cases in the past. Hopefully it doesn't decrease the resale value too much or I find someone who appreciates it and doesn't lower the value. Again, very cool build, thanks for the response! :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

AWESOME +1 I plan on stealing your idea to cut some of the hard drive bays, how many cuts did you have to make and did you use a dremel ?

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! The metal that I cut was kind of tricky. If you notice the rubber u-channel I used to cover the edges, I had to cut right, then down, then left because the way the case is designed wont let you just outright remove it. I think I did use my dremel, that or my 4" cut-off wheel. I do recommend the rubber u-channel to clean up the edges as well.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome thanks for the heads up!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you paint the cpu cooler?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this is a bit of a peculiar question, but are the temps good? I'm thinking of switching over to the case, but I'm afraid it may mean compromises on my current hardware for the smaller footprint

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to do any modding to get it to take the 92 and 140 mm fans?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I had to cut and drill holes for the larger fans.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, sorry, I noticed after I asked that you had already answered that question earlier. But I just got this case delivered, and looking at the plates where the fans mount, I am not seeing how there is any room to add any bigger fans. I would have to actually buy the fans and then hold them up to the plates and see I guess. If you did it, then I have faith it can be done I guess. I did the same cut out you did on the drive cage which IMO is how it should be shipped but whatever, easy enough cut to make. I also plan to drill out a hole on the top to add a 120mm fan.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

with the 80->92mm fan upgrade, I just put the 92mm fan up to the 80mm mount on the outside of the case and used a sharpie through the fan blades to make marks on the case where i would need to dremel out for airflow. I did the same thing with the sharpie to make the holes for the screws. After the cuts, just use some of that u-channel you bought to cover up the rough edges and you're all set.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is what I'm putting into the case btw: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/genki831/saved/#view=Hv8wVn

I call it Little Monster. The GPU I had laying around from from after I upgraded my main rig.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like you're going to have a neat little build. I would like to see it when you're all finished. Are you using that hole saw to install a 120mm fan in the top?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, 120mm in the top. I want to solve this cases biggest weakness, airflow.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool setup I like the custom paint. make it unique

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you put the mesh on the dvd cover

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a spare dvd cover I had laying around and it fit.

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