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    Project: Purple HAF

    As you're about to see, I really like the Cooler Master HAF 912. I used it for my AMD Bulldozer mod and now I'm using it again. This time, however it's going to be my daughters' (I have two of 'em) new playroom PC. They currently have an HP Slimline that is four years old. It features the first AMD dual core, the Athlon X2 3800+, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB HD and the GeForce 8400



    Once again I stripped the whole thing down to the base metal



    And blasted it with Krylon Plum paint!





    And I painted the front panel mesh purple too



    All of the original black plastic will be repainted to white


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    Project: Purple HAF

    Awesome stuff. I like the HAF case, it should be tough enough for a playroom environment. And purple is awesome!

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    Project: Purple HAF

    Once the paint had dried, I reassembled the front bezel



    And added the 200mm UV purple fan



    Next came the DVD drive and Cooler Master logo



    I painted the hard drive bay white to contrast the purple. Funny this is, I won't even be using a 3.5 inch drive



    Next, I finished painting the right panel



    Time to look at my components. First off is the PC Power & Cooling 600 Watt modular PSU



    I scoured my modding area looking for DDR3 and found two 4GB OCZ sticks and two 1GB Crucial sticks for a total of 10GB of RAM!!



    Here's my motherboard. It's an AM3+ board too just in case I only want to swapt the proc in the future. I even bought two Purple SATA data cables



    I'm going to add the PSU to the case first



    Except that I don't want the Volts/Amps sticker on top of the PSU





    The water cooling gromets went back on too





    I put the Processor and memory on the board, but I can't test it till I buy a heatsink







    I love that the PSU is modular. I only need to add the one SATA power cable for the hard drive and DVD. One of the SATA leads will be adapted to power the lights and fans in the case too







    I've already added one of the purple lights to the drive bay. It should shine on the video card


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    Project: Purple HAF

    I picked up a Cooler Master S524 Heatsink



    But decided it needed to have a 140mm NZXT fan instead









    The Sapphire 6770 is a stupid amount of overkill for this build



    And I still have to clean up the wiring, but I'm still waiting for a few more parts









    The PC boots just fine. I hate how there's no longer a screen that says what processor you're using and how much RAM is installed


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    The PC boots just fine. I hate how there's no longer a screen that says what processor you're using and how much RAM is installed
    I think you can turn that option back on. Disable the quick boot option and you should be good to go.

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    Project: Purple HAF

    I meant within the BIOS

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    Ah sorry, I thought I could be of help.
    My CMOS shows it, but you have to look for it.
    I use an ASUS board, they put it on the "Main" section, but hidden under System Information. So you actually have to navigate to it, it's not right on the front page.

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    Project: Purple HAF

    I got these great 120mm UV Purple fans on eBay. These are hard to find!



    Two are intakes on the front



    And a rear exhaust



    Then I painted the 2.5 inch drive adapter to match the bay



    I'm using a Sandisk 120GB SSD. This will be the only hard drive in the system





    And its mounted in the bay



    I also added two UV cathodes to the case



    Now to add the window



    I wound up going a bit bigger then I originally had planned, covering the HAF logo



    But I made a stencil so I could put a new, slightly smaller one in it's place



    Next I paint the panel. Actually I already have, but it's coming out like crap




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    Project: Purple HAF

    I was thinking about how attention to detail could make or break a project, so I painted the slot covers too




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    Sweet stuff! original and nice combination of colors.

    Good luck with the project.

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