Corsair Force GT SSD Mounting MOD with Z77 FTW, Haf 932 Advanced

Corsair HAF 932 Advanced with custom SSD Sidemount

This is the side mount mod I did for my Corsair Force GT SSD’s in my Cooler Master Haf 932 Advanced paired with an EVGA Z77 FTW.

Before:

This is what the rig looked like before I started the custom side mount mod for the SSD’s. If you notice, the current location of the Corsair Force GT’s looks pretty boring.

Corsiar Force GT SSD mount Mod

Corsiar Force GT SSD mount Mod

 

Goal: 

This is the look that I want to achieve when the side mount mod is completed in my Cooler Master Haf 932 Advanced full tower case. For this example, I cut out a template in cardboard, and mounted the SSD’s using rubber bands.

Corsiar Force GT SSD mount Mod Final View Test

Corsiar Force GT SSD mount Mod Final View Test

 

For the start of the custom side mount, I took a sheet of lexan, and traced out the template that I previously made with the cardboard. These will be my cutting lines for the dremel. I measured each spot out to ensure the cuts will be the same size when completed.

Tracing the Lexan

Tracing the Lexan

 

Next, I made my cuts using a cutting wheel on the dremel. The edges were rough here, so I need to sand all the edges. I will use the sanding tool for this on the dremel, and then finish with 800 grit sand paper.

Rough Cut of the Lexan

Rough Cut of the Lexan

 

Now this is the finished product after all the sanding was complete. The edges are nice and tight, now I just need to clean of the extra lexan shavings by using a razor blade.

Second Cut of the Lexan

Second Cut of the Lexan

 

Since I want the effect of red leds shining around the edges only, I am covering the majority of my mount with Matte Black vinyl. I am going to leave 1/4″ around the edges.

Applying Vinyl

Applying Vinyl

Cutting Out Vinyl

Cutting Out Vinyl

 

And here is what it looks like after the vinyl has been placed. Right now, it is looking very clean, and almost ready for the mounting in the case.

Edging Vinyl

Edging Vinyl

 

Now it’s time to start mounting the Corsiar Force GT SSD’s onto the side mount lexan. For temporary measures, I am going to use industrial velcro to actually mount the SSD’s .

Test Mounting Corsair Force GT

Test Mounting Corsair Force GT

 

Whoops, I have it backwards. This actually worked out better for the LED lighting! I fixed it, and now the LED shines off of the gloss.

Mounting Corsair Force GTs

Mounting Corsair Force GTs

 

Now it’s time to actually place the side mount in the Haf 932 Advanced. Again for temporary mounting, I am going to used velcro.

Mounting Corsair Force GT SSD mod

Mounting Corsair Force GT SSD mod

 

Lights off buddy! All I had right now were blue leds, but I have red coming in. When I get the red led’s in, I will post the pics to show how awesome it looks with my EVGA Z77 FTW.

Lights off

Lights off

 

For the HAF logo, I used red vinyl to match the Corsair Force GT SSD’s exactly. It just so happens that this red matches the red on my EVGA Z77 FTW as well.

Final Look of SSD Side Mount Mod

Final Look of SSD Side Mount Mod

 

And here is with the red leds for the my XSPC Raystorm

Corsair Force GT SSD Sidemount

Corsair Force GT SSD Sidemount


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