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Corsair Graphite 490T bullet by thechoozen

Corsair Graphite 490T bullet by thechoozen

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Whenever we start following one of thechoozen's new projects, we're pretty much guaranteed some serious eye candy. We've also managed to find one mid-way through construction too - thechoozen often churns projects out so quickly that we often only see the finished articles in our competition pages.

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The subject this time is a Corsair Graphite 490T, which has been stripped down and dismantled ready for painting. Interestingly, thechoozen plans to reduce the height of the case by 11cm, making it a comfy home for a mini-ITX system.

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Above we can see one of the components that's gone through the height-reduction process, and on the right we get a great view of the custom PSU shroud fitted into the case to give the interior a sleeker look.

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It's not just a case of lopping a few centimetres off the top of the case; plenty of sanding and grinding was needed to ensure that everything fitted and that the paint finish was smooth. We've also spotted a funky-looking custom-made reservoir for the cooling system - we'd expect nothing less given the hordes of custom acrylic water-cooling components we've seen come out of the thechoozen's workshop over the years.

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Finally, we get to see the application of a gorgeous shade of orange paint, along with a stunning spray painted Mario-style bullet on the side panel. Corsair Graphite 490T bullet is shaping up brilliantly so make sure you check it out in our forum.

You can vote for multiple projects now in Mod of the Month, so head over to the forum if you would like pledge your support for thechoozen's project.