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Like. It's going to seem kind of weird though with green and black PCBs mixed together.
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post #82 of 130
love this build
cant wait for some final pics
keep up the good work
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post #83 of 130
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Quote:
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Like. It's going to seem kind of weird though with green and black PCBs mixed together.
You can't see the PCBs once the sticks are in the slots.
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Update 9. Painting the GPU

My GTX285 was going to be used for this project, but it has been acting up a bit. But, I was lucky enough to score a reference 5850 for a good price. I love the reference design on these cards, but the red bits just won't do. Here are some "before" shots:





While I am at it, I am going to remove the Sapphire sticker on the shroud (the one with the chick) as well as all of the tiny stickers that indicate serial numbers, model numbers, HDCP compliance, etc. No warranty on this card so why not make it look as clean as possible? For this mod I used some lighter adhesive remover, a hobby knife, some masking tape, 600 grit sandpaper, and Magic Hat Summer Seasonal called Wacko (delicious).




Next I did the stickers on the top:



...and then the shroud. The shroud took a long long time to get the sticker off.



Next, I masked the shroud for paint, and hit the red parts with 600 grit sandpaper to get rid of the sheen on the red plastic.


[IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/oshea-the-dj/shinobeast%203/IMG_1806
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..and here it is after paint:



..and final assembly!



It was very late when I wrapped this up, so I apologize for the lack of quality pics on the final assembly. But don't worry, the final pics are going to be done professionally. Thanks for watching. I will post some "teaser" final pics in the coming days, and hopefully get the final shots done next weekend.
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Yay! Teasers and finals!
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post #86 of 130
not much color in this build
like it !
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post #87 of 130
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not much color in this build
like it !
There is tons of color in this build....BLACK!!!!!

I have thought about doing white accents now that I have it all done, but we will see how the lighting works first.
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post #88 of 130
I was going to attempt a full black system... but im to lazy so its just mostly black

BITFENIX FTW!

Subbed for awesomeness.
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Bump for greatness.
 
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post #90 of 130
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Pics this weekend, I promise. I'm not going to lie, I don't really like the lighting I came up with. I am still tweaking it a bit. It still is stunning on the inside though. Patience. And sorry again for the delays, I am a busy family man.
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