Okay.... Now when I bought the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I chassi/Case it looked really cool from all the photo's I had seen. More of that rugged gamer look and not so much the clean, nice line look like a lot of other builders prefer. I just liked the style a lot. So I decided to make purchase...... Well after getting it home and out of the box.... I loved everything about it. well almost everything. For some reason the door side panel just looked gaughty to me.... I decided NOT to return it simply because I generally like the case and gives me all sorts of room to build now and for future projects. So after about 6 months of waking up and looking at this door panel... I decided to "CUT IT RIGHT OUT" mind you I have never done any custom mods before and this would be my first. So I researched the process decided on a game plan and just went for it!! I cut a full window out witch give me a excellent view of all the insides and goodies and it came out beautiful.... I could not be more happier with the new look. I was concerned about temps because I would be completely loosing a 200nn case fan. So I installed a 140mm fans to the floor or bottom of the case along side or just in front of the PSU and to my surprise... not a temp change could be noticed... Super Stoked!! Now I got my first real mod under my belt and I got to notice the case color was just a little off. I mean the black was fine but the BLUE???? I had been upgrading my rig with ROG parts in mind so I thought it would look really good if there were some RED color to break it up. So now feeling confident after my successful door mod... I said....lets get some Paint. I did not want to go over board with the red just break it up a little and go with the color scheme of the Asus ROG Maximus Formula MoBo. So I was looking at the grills. I thought just paint the grills red and the would give it the color I am looking for and not to much of it... So I painted the grills. Now On the face cover there are these BLUE little line that start from the top and go down to about midway down the case. Well they were Blue, there RED now. They fit the contour of the rugged edge. These were just molded pieces of plastic that would lock in from the back. When i say lock it I mean permanent.. I had to break them out in order to remove the pieces to do the gob right. So I removed them painted them Red and just simply glued them back in. Now she is stating to look great. But I had one problem.... At the top of the case on the front side next to the power button there is a Thermaltake dragon Glowing in RED.. Well that was blue as well. Now I have this nice case with a big blue blinking dragon.... I said to myself that is not going to work. So I changed the bulb. But that was a little tricky to. It's not like changing a light bulb to say. I un-soldered the blue one and soldered on the Red on but it didn't light.. Hmmm well come to find out. There was a very small resister that was also soldered to the blue light that I did not even notice and that it was concealed by some shrink tubing. I cut the shrink tubing away and there it was. So I soldered the resister to the new RED build and let me say "WE DO HAVE LIGHT" That was perfect I just added a red LED where it was blue... I was Super Stoked and still am. I love the build and am always thinking of ways for improvement. And I really like the modding side of it. It's fun and will be surprised of what you can do if you just try.... Thanks for stopping bye to look at my rig. I also wanted to add that I just purchased the ROG Front Panel Display.... I can not say how happy I am with that little GEM. Install very easy, cost is very small, and you get a super sexy look along with some great pecrs. It's great to be able to control the fan speeds, but what I love about this part is the one button OverClock. No setting up in bios or AI Suite 3. Just simply push a button. On the bottom of the unit, as you are facing it there is 3 black button to the right. Well the middle one is the OC button. Click it once and you get LEVEL 1 - 4.2Ghz or click it twice and you get LEVEL 2 - 4.4 Ghz. If you OC the system it will remain Overclocked unless to change it or shut down/restart it. If you restart it will need to over clock it again. I like it cause I run at stock 3.5Ghz and when I am ready for a game I just do a quick OC and Wa La!!...... LOVE LOVE LOVE this part!!!
I wanted to add a update about my RIG. I did a custom paint job on the H100 and added 2 Corsair SP120mm fans. End result is Amazing!! It came out better than I expected. Some of the smallest mod's make the most difference. I posted a couple of pics. I dry fitted the rad and I will add more pics when fully installed. The dry fit is to give you a idea on what it will look like installed. And I must say I thought it was going to be more concealed prior to the paint. But to my surprise my all my work will not go unnoticed as there is more exposed than 1st thought.... I also added a fan controller that I had laying around. Where is was placed is the only spot where it would be completely concealed. Dam it was a tight fit and just fit in perfect. It has 2 knob control and each knob with control 2 fans, that's a total of 4 fans or LED's that can be controlled...
Just wanted to update my process. I just completed my NEW custom acrylic PSU cover. I absolutely love it... came out so much better than the last one.... I also hand etched "ASUS" on the front side with a dremel tool...... And painted the inner side red and left a clear block around the etched ASUS logo...... I deleted some of the older pics and posted some new ones as well..... Next week I am putting her under water with my very 1st Rigid custom loop........... Will post picks and update build log and parts list..........
I just updated my rig again and installed a custom water loop. The CPU Block is a custom ROG Swiftech Apogee XL with a Monsoon series 2 Reservoir. i used white rigid PrimoChill tubing with PrimoChill compression fittings. I also have a Acrylic PrimoChill | Liquid Flow Indicator with a blood red faceplate..... This was my very first custom loop and went right with the rigid..... I came out great and love the new look.... I also made both the custom ROG PSU cover and the h20 with the water drip. I made them both by hand and used a band saw to make the cuts.... Who needs a laser cutter right??? ....LOL
Now my biggest update was the addition of my ROG custom table. I decided to make a table. I used to use this big white fold up table and it was time for something new. So i went into my garage and found the biggest flattest piece of wood I could find and started to build.... if you have seen my pics that is what i ended up with 3 weeks later... It comes complete with lighting... and i can't be more pleased of the out come... I feel like a king sitting at this table and love it....... I am in the process of making custom case feet with LED's.... I will post pics of them when completed and installed.... I also want to upgrade my GPU with a Asus Strix 970 or 980 DirectCU.... Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my table rig combo...... If you ain't voiding warranties you ain't doing it right!!!!