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Old 14-02-17, 06:17 PM
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Sabertooth X99 To X99 Stealth Satin Black

So I'm quite happy with my rig so far, Love the Sabertooth X99 as I'm not a fan of mobos with lights so it's perfect for my tastes, But the colour of the armor needs to change as currently it's a beige'ish gray, It needs to go.

I'll be starting the mod once the materials arrive i.e sand paper, Paint, Thick plastic card etc.... which will be used to replace any logos that I cut out or sand over.

Current look of the mobo 14/02/2017




I'll update when the process starts within the next week or so


UPDATE 27/02/2016

Ok modding all done


All the stuff.





Fans before the corner swap.





Naked mobo NSFW !





Mobo armor cleaned, Washed, Sanded lightly, Washed again and then painted.





Fan corners replaced and I removed the Corsair stickers from the center of the fan to allow a bit more light to shine out.





Mobo armor re-installed.





Cable combs installed on the CPU 8 pin, 24 pin and GPU 6+8 pin, Fans installed with new corners and mobo put back in.





Glamour shot.





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Full specs of entire setup

Intel Core i7 5930K @ 4.50GHz @1.30v

Asus TUF Sabertooth X99 - Modded

Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080 8GB G5X @ 2100/5500

Corsair Force MP500 Series NVME PCI-E M.2 SSD - 480GB

Corsair Force GT - 120GB

Corsair Neutron Series XTi - 960GB

Corsair Vengeance LPX - 32GB @ 3000MHz

Corsair H110i GT+ 2 x Corsair ML 140mm Pro White LED + Black Corners

Corsair Carbide Air 540 - Black + 3 x Corsair ML 140mm Pro White LED + Black Corners

Corsair RMi 650w 80+ Gold + Black Cablemod Kit

Corsair Scimitar RGB - Black

Corsair MM800 RGB

Corsair K65 RGB LUX Cherry MX Red

Corsair Void 7.1 RGB Wireless - Black

Custom Headset Stand

Blue Yeti Blackout Edition + Desk Mounted Mic Arm

OCUK Mega Mat 3XL Elite Tactical Gaming Surface

Western Digital Caviar Black - 4TB + 2TB - Documents, Music, Movies, Series, Mods etc.....

Asus ROG PG348Q Ultrawide 3440x1440 G-Sync IPS 100Hz

Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit Edition

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Old 14-02-17, 08:51 PM
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Looking forward to seeing how this turns out bud
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Gorgeous bud, love the monochrome style.
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Old 14-02-17, 09:32 PM
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Looking forward to seeing how this turns out bud
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Gorgeous bud, love the monochrome style.
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Should be interesting
Thank you

It'll look a hell of a lot more uniform once I paint the armor to match the black of the card, Case, Remove any Sabertooth branded logos etc...

I'll also be getting a few Cablemod cable combs as generic cable combs don't seem to fit Cablemod cables.

I'll be getting 3 x for each of the PCI-E cables, 2 x for the 24 pin and 1 x for the 8-pin EPU.

I'll also be getting the replacement black rubber corners from Corsair for my Corsair ML140 Pro White LED fans.

I'm toying with the idea of putting 2 x white LED strips under the mobo, 1 x under the bottom side and 1 x under the right side for some feint underglow.

All in all I should be done within the next 4 weeks'ish
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To much Corsair for my taste
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I'll also be getting a few Cablemod cable combs as generic cable combs don't seem to fit Cablemod cables.
That's because their cables are thinner than anything else you can get. I had the same problem so ended up making my own cables up.
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That's because their cables are thinner than anything else you can get. I had the same problem so ended up making my own cables up.
Stupidly I bought all the cable combs I needed from E22 before actually researching cable sizes, At least I have spares if anyone can use them
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Old 15-02-17, 09:48 AM
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I thought you were using that EVGA Power bridge to shift the PCI-e cables out of sight?

btw, i know its personal preference. But the carbon vinyl covering on your SSD and HDD does quite fit in your rig. I think you would make it look much better using matt black. As it is now, it stands out a little too much.
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