Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › I Painted my Ati Reference Cooler...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I Painted my Ati Reference Cooler...

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hey guys. The title says it all... Figured Ide share it on here since I havent seen many people do it. I actually only seen 1 person do it. If you have, throw your pics up!!

Anyways... Here is my comp before:
7.jpg

Quite clear that something stands out...

So I began. Most people here have seen an original XFX reference 5770, so they should have a clue of the before picture. I just pulled off the plastic protection film from the cover so it was prestine clean!

After taking the shroud off, I decided not to touch the fan (for painting). It would be simply too hard to clean it properly and get a nice enough finish that I would be happy with. I would take the time and tape it up and paint properly, but getting in there to remove the dust untill its all gone is too much.
02.jpg

Anyways, I began taping.
03.jpg

This pic shows I used little cylinders to get into the gaps. I did not end up doing that. I taped from the other side because it was uncovered and it gave me much better results.
04.jpg

Getting that little piece of tape to stick in the line between the painted parts was a pain... but it got there.
05.jpg
06.jpg

07.jpg

So thats bacially the major points to show... the rest just got taped up as tight as possible... and if you ever do this, heres a top tip: spray paint will get into anywhere. So make it tight. Tape twice, paint once (with multiple coats, as needed)...



After leaving the paint to dry, I took the tape off. In this picture you can see where some red points remain. This is from the inside of the shroud so I didnt worry too much. But you can tell where I taped intead of using those cylinders...
08.jpg
09.jpg

And just other minor errors I found...
10.jpg
11.jpg



And the final product showcase. Im happy with it... I will definately do a better job on the second one because Il know which areas are shown more than other. And I will most likely leave the red "stripe" red which is between the two XFX labels.

13.jpg

This is a part I was more worried about because its the first thing anyone would look at.

14.jpg

15.jpg

And the final case shots:
16.jpg
17.jpg

Give me your opinons. And yes, the stray cables in my case will be moved. Its a temporary drive I have. Im not going to keep it because I like the solid fully black ventilated look in the front of my 650T.
Ghost
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K 4.4 @ 1.264 ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Saphire 5850 Kingston HyperX Gensis 8Gb 8-8-8-22 @ 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Kingston RealSSD 1TB WD1002FAEX 6gps 64m Cache Windows 7 64bit Acer H233H 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX750 Fractal Define R3 Black Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
Ghost
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K 4.4 @ 1.264 ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Saphire 5850 Kingston HyperX Gensis 8Gb 8-8-8-22 @ 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Kingston RealSSD 1TB WD1002FAEX 6gps 64m Cache Windows 7 64bit Acer H233H 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX750 Fractal Define R3 Black Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 19
wow that made it looks clean and nice how it matches now biggrin.gif
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 5.0 GHz ASUS P8P67 Pro REV3.1 ASUS GTX 580 DCII @ 950/1900 G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB SSD Boot drive + 1TB WD Black Storage  External Blu-ray drive Windows7 Ultimate X64 Bit S27A950 120Hz 1920*1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Deck 82 key Corsair 850W Gold Lian Li PC-A05N (modded)  Logitech Mx518 
Mouse PadAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ Psyko 5.1 Headset + Logitech G35 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 5.0 GHz ASUS P8P67 Pro REV3.1 ASUS GTX 580 DCII @ 950/1900 G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB SSD Boot drive + 1TB WD Black Storage  External Blu-ray drive Windows7 Ultimate X64 Bit S27A950 120Hz 1920*1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Deck 82 key Corsair 850W Gold Lian Li PC-A05N (modded)  Logitech Mx518 
Mouse PadAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ Psyko 5.1 Headset + Logitech G35 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 19
Great job - looks great biggrin.gif
space heater
(29 items)
 
S-HVH-01
(11 items)
 
PfSense
(5 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.7GHz  Asus P8P67 Pro(B3) 2 x Club3D 280X 3GB 16GB g.skill 1600MHz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 4 x 2TB Barracudas in RAID10 2 x WD Blue 1TB RAID0 2 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8 x 146GB HP 10k SAS - various RAID levels RAID Controller LSI 9260-8i 512MB LiteOn IHAS124 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
8.1 Enterprise Acer GD245HQ (120hz) LG W2420P LG IPS231P 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR24w LG 32LH3000 (w/IPS) Razer Blackwidow Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 750D Modified original G5 Asus Xonar PCIe Sennheiser HD595 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Tannoy Mercury 5 NAD C165BEE Bowers & Wilkins 683 Cambridge Audio DACMagic+ 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3 (20M Cache, 2... Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3 (20M Cache, 2... Lenovo RD650 128GB DDR4 ECC REG 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
720ix 12Gbps SAS RAID Controller with 1GB FBWC RAID 0 - 2 x Intel S3500 120GB SSD (deduped VHD... Intel 530 120GB SSD RAID 10 - 8 x Seagate 146GB 10k SAS  
OSPowerCase
Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 2 x LiteION 750W 80PLUS Platinum RD650 24x2.5" chassis 
CPURAMHard DriveOS
Intel® Xeon® Processor X5650  8GB ECC 2 x 146GB SCSI RAID1 PfSense 2.2b 
Other
Intel 4 x 1GbE 
  hide details  
Reply
space heater
(29 items)
 
S-HVH-01
(11 items)
 
PfSense
(5 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.7GHz  Asus P8P67 Pro(B3) 2 x Club3D 280X 3GB 16GB g.skill 1600MHz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 4 x 2TB Barracudas in RAID10 2 x WD Blue 1TB RAID0 2 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8 x 146GB HP 10k SAS - various RAID levels RAID Controller LSI 9260-8i 512MB LiteOn IHAS124 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
8.1 Enterprise Acer GD245HQ (120hz) LG W2420P LG IPS231P 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR24w LG 32LH3000 (w/IPS) Razer Blackwidow Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 750D Modified original G5 Asus Xonar PCIe Sennheiser HD595 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Tannoy Mercury 5 NAD C165BEE Bowers & Wilkins 683 Cambridge Audio DACMagic+ 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3 (20M Cache, 2... Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3 (20M Cache, 2... Lenovo RD650 128GB DDR4 ECC REG 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
720ix 12Gbps SAS RAID Controller with 1GB FBWC RAID 0 - 2 x Intel S3500 120GB SSD (deduped VHD... Intel 530 120GB SSD RAID 10 - 8 x Seagate 146GB 10k SAS  
OSPowerCase
Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 2 x LiteION 750W 80PLUS Platinum RD650 24x2.5" chassis 
CPURAMHard DriveOS
Intel® Xeon® Processor X5650  8GB ECC 2 x 146GB SCSI RAID1 PfSense 2.2b 
Other
Intel 4 x 1GbE 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 19
I came in skeptic, but it looks pretty clean, good job man biggrin.gif
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4930mx  AW17 Ranger 780m +135c/+500m 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
256GB SSD 2TB FireCuda 7mm 2TB Firecuda 7mm Blu-Ray ODD 
OSMonitorPowerMouse
Windows 10 x64 Pro 17" 1080p60 330w G502 Proteus Spectrum 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4930mx  AW17 Ranger 780m +135c/+500m 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
256GB SSD 2TB FireCuda 7mm 2TB Firecuda 7mm Blu-Ray ODD 
OSMonitorPowerMouse
Windows 10 x64 Pro 17" 1080p60 330w G502 Proteus Spectrum 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 19
Great job,Looks fantastic.
post #6 of 19
Me like
Tiny Dancer
(20 items)
 
Son's Build
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6800k Asrock X99e-itx RX Vega 56 Corsair Vengence LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Black SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe Corsair H75  NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM  Windows 10 BenQ 32" IPS 4K (BL3201PH) Vortex Poker 3 (White with White LED) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair SF600w Ncase M1 V5 (Silver) Logitech G102 Prodigy (Matte White) Glorious PC Gaming Race XXL Extended 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Soundblaster Omni 5.1 Sennheiser HD 598 kanto Yu2 Desktop Speakers (Gloss White) Kanto Sub 6 (Gloss White) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H Asus GTX 660 Ti Corsair Vengeance Pro 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
PNY SSD CS1311  Samsung SSD 830  Samsung Spinpoit F3 Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Samsung SyncMaster 220wm Coolermaster Quickfire Rapid Antec Neo Eco 520C 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone FT03B Zowie Mico Steelseries QcK Logitech LS21 2.1 Stereo Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
Tiny Dancer
(20 items)
 
Son's Build
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6800k Asrock X99e-itx RX Vega 56 Corsair Vengence LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Black SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe Corsair H75  NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM  Windows 10 BenQ 32" IPS 4K (BL3201PH) Vortex Poker 3 (White with White LED) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair SF600w Ncase M1 V5 (Silver) Logitech G102 Prodigy (Matte White) Glorious PC Gaming Race XXL Extended 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Soundblaster Omni 5.1 Sennheiser HD 598 kanto Yu2 Desktop Speakers (Gloss White) Kanto Sub 6 (Gloss White) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H Asus GTX 660 Ti Corsair Vengeance Pro 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
PNY SSD CS1311  Samsung SSD 830  Samsung Spinpoit F3 Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Samsung SyncMaster 220wm Coolermaster Quickfire Rapid Antec Neo Eco 520C 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone FT03B Zowie Mico Steelseries QcK Logitech LS21 2.1 Stereo Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 19
Blue>Red
Gotta have them Crip colours...lol

But seriously the blue looks real nice
Princess Luna
(13 items)
 
Trixie
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8320 Gigabyte GA-970a-UD3 HD 6870 kingston hyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston HyperX 3k Western digital Caviar blue Antec Kuhler 620 Windows 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP W1907 Logitech mk520 Corsair CX750M Cooler master HAF 912 
Mouse
Logitech m310 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6700 Asus P5G41T-M LX MSI 5450 kingston hyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital IDE rosewill rcx-z2 Windows 8 Gateway LE500 
PowerCaseMouse
Power something 335.5watt In-win IW-V605T2 Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
Princess Luna
(13 items)
 
Trixie
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8320 Gigabyte GA-970a-UD3 HD 6870 kingston hyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston HyperX 3k Western digital Caviar blue Antec Kuhler 620 Windows 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP W1907 Logitech mk520 Corsair CX750M Cooler master HAF 912 
Mouse
Logitech m310 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6700 Asus P5G41T-M LX MSI 5450 kingston hyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital IDE rosewill rcx-z2 Windows 8 Gateway LE500 
PowerCaseMouse
Power something 335.5watt In-win IW-V605T2 Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 19
Looks awesome man.
Goliath
(13 items)
 
fBSD
(10 items)
 
pfSense Box
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770 Gigabyte z87x-ud3h Intel HD4600 G.Skill Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M500 Pioneer Blu-ray Burner Swiftech Polaris Linux Mint 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Korean 1440p WASD 104 key v2 - mx Blue switches Corsair HX-650 v2 Lian Li pc-a05n 
Mouse
Logitech G600 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2700k Asus z68 Deluxe Gen 3 Gt 610 8 Gb Samsung Magic Memory 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
WD Green WD Green FreeBSD 10 OCZ ModXtreme Pro 500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron G1620 Asus z68 Deluxe 9500 GT Corsair Value Ram 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ Agility SSD pfSense / FreeBSD SSH via LAN Antec 520w Gamer 
OtherOtherOther
Intel PCIe Dual Gigabit LAN card. D-Link Gigabit 8 port Switch Apple Airport Extreme N - for wireless access. 
  hide details  
Reply
Goliath
(13 items)
 
fBSD
(10 items)
 
pfSense Box
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770 Gigabyte z87x-ud3h Intel HD4600 G.Skill Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M500 Pioneer Blu-ray Burner Swiftech Polaris Linux Mint 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Korean 1440p WASD 104 key v2 - mx Blue switches Corsair HX-650 v2 Lian Li pc-a05n 
Mouse
Logitech G600 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2700k Asus z68 Deluxe Gen 3 Gt 610 8 Gb Samsung Magic Memory 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
WD Green WD Green FreeBSD 10 OCZ ModXtreme Pro 500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron G1620 Asus z68 Deluxe 9500 GT Corsair Value Ram 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ Agility SSD pfSense / FreeBSD SSH via LAN Antec 520w Gamer 
OtherOtherOther
Intel PCIe Dual Gigabit LAN card. D-Link Gigabit 8 port Switch Apple Airport Extreme N - for wireless access. 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 19
That's dope. Just taking customization/DIY/Modding and style to the next level. Obv great decision! Nice work, btw.
Skylake
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 6600k Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI MSI Radeon R9 290 Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Samsung 850 Pro SSD Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Corsair RM850i 
CaseAudioAudio
Corsair Carbide 400C MrSpeakers Mad Dog Headphones Yamaha HS80M Studio Monitors 
  hide details  
Reply
Skylake
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 6600k Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI MSI Radeon R9 290 Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Samsung 850 Pro SSD Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Corsair RM850i 
CaseAudioAudio
Corsair Carbide 400C MrSpeakers Mad Dog Headphones Yamaha HS80M Studio Monitors 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 19
Bravo.

Reminds me of the white knight.

dsc0184d.jpg

dsc0186d.jpg
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution 2 x Asus GTX470 900/1800/1700 Corsair Vengence 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
120gb ssd, 4 x 1TB F3's Raid 0, 2TB F4 Backup Windows 7 Catleap 27 1440p Enermax Revolution 1050w 
Case
Case Labs M8 with pedestal  
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution 2 x Asus GTX470 900/1800/1700 Corsair Vengence 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
120gb ssd, 4 x 1TB F3's Raid 0, 2TB F4 Backup Windows 7 Catleap 27 1440p Enermax Revolution 1050w 
Case
Case Labs M8 with pedestal  
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › I Painted my Ati Reference Cooler...