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looking good, I'm glad you got the paint issues out of the way. the flexstone stuff is the strongest paint I have ever had to mess with.
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Am waiting for the last coat of gloss black on the case to dry. Every time I put a coat on and let it dry, dust from my garage gets on the top and I have to do a little wet sanding and add another coat. I don't think there's much I can do about it. It will have some other stuff painted over the black so hopefully we can work it out somehow.
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Awsome post pics soon
    
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post #14 of 35
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I'm still having problems. My garage is just too dusty. I just got home and checked the case. The top has dust on it again. So, I did the routine I'm getting used to, wet sand and recoat. This time I saw the dust settle before I even got the paint done. I can't reek out my house by painting and I can't do it outside, so I'm sort of screwed.

I'm going to add another coat with the dust on it, and when my artist buddy does the side panels we'll have to paint some stars over the dust marks I guess.

Just to give everyone an idea what will be going on the side panels I have added a couple of pictures. Because of the nature of the pics on the side panels, we could put a swath of stars across the top. I hope we can do something because I really don't want any dust marks showing up. It was bad enough when a Manitoba mosquito landed on the case the other day. I thought he would just pickup the whole case and fly away with it, so I was ready to paint him right into the case but he finally came to his senses and took off, leaving my case behind. Luckily I had a blow torch ready in case he came after me.

Anyway, I will do one more coat tonight and ignore the dust. Since it's just a flat surface with gloss black on it, it can easily be redone. I will let my buddy decide how to handle this little problem.
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post #15 of 35
Dust eh? That sucks. You don't really have to clear coat it you know.
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post #16 of 35
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Dust eh? That sucks. You don't really have to clear coat it you know.
I would clear coat.... i just painted my case and without the clear coat all the paint just chipped right off whenever i touched it.
    
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post #17 of 35
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I would clear coat.... i just painted my case and without the clear coat all the paint just chipped right off whenever i touched it.
Agreed. The clear coat will help prevent damaging the paint. The other thing I noticed was that the paint picked up finger prints and smudges easier than the clear coat does.

I added a pic of the front metal plate. Even though it goes under the front clear acrylic piece, I still clear coated it just in case I scratch it a bit while I'm taking it apart for cleaning or something. Sorry about the dirty acrylic, I haven't cleaned it yet.
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Sorry guys. Bought Duke Nukem Forever yesterday....no more pics till the weekend likely
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Well, sir, that right there is a mighty fine lookin' renovation of a PC, I do declare!
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Originally Posted by SweatyTexasGuy;13902328 
Well, sir, that right there is a mighty fine lookin' renovation of a PC, I do declare!

Thanks much. Adding a few more pics. I have a little snag right now. The hard drives are now mounted in the floppy drive bays. However, the front case covers will not install because of the way they mount. The hard drives are in the way. I have to either cut the clips on the bay covers (which would mean I have to use some screws inside to mount them) or I have to move the hard drives back (which would look dumb inside).

Anyway, adding new pics now. They should be up in a few minutes. Still haven't done the side panels, and the top needs polishing or something because the paint wasn't very good and the clear coat I used wasn't much better. I think next time I will spend a little more on the paint, maybe get it made custom.

The back of the case turned out excellent. If I could get this wrinkle paint to work a little more reliably I might have been tempted to use it for everything, but in my amateur opinion that paint is spotty at best. Everything else is basically not as bad as I thought it would be, and not as good as I'd hoped for. Over all not a bad first attempt. I still haven't completed the fan controller, and the side panels will take a little while longer. More pics when it's running, and then a last series when the side panels are finished.

Damn, gotta go cut the lawn. Pics when I'm done with the lawn...lol...

OK, lawn done. Pics continue:

June 18/11

Wow, what a pain in the....you know....the dust in my garage is just a killer, but finally got the top half decent. The bottom inside looks funny in the pics because of....you guessed it, dust (and the way the light reflects off of the wrinkles).

EDIT: Later, after a good washing, it turned out most of this wasn't dust, but over-spray from priming other portions of the case. I washed it with soapy water and a sponge and most of it came off.

Inside
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Rear
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Right side and top
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A little patchy
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Here's a test fit to see if the cooler would reach...it did. smile.gif Installed hard drives and optical drive.
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Here I actually did a little work. Cooler bracket and pull fan mounted, rear mobo plate installed, video card and power supply. Cursory wiring.
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I have no idea why I took this picture.
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My mess. You can see here I'm experimenting with a black harness sleeving for the wires. I had this in my first sig rig build and decided to run with it rather than paint the wires or replace the supply.
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I finally decided to install the water block. It just reached with no pulling. I'm happy I don't have to add another shroud.
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Here's a better picture with better lighting
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Here's the back with two 80mm fans installed.
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Here I've been working on sleeving some of the cables
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Getting there
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Fan controller goes in
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Here's the problem I'm having with the 3.5" drive bay covers. They will not go in while the drives are installed because their sides are too deep. I have to either move the drives back, or cut the sides of the covers short and put a screw in them from the inside.
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Front-on picture
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The acrylic piece on the front is a little more beat up than I thought it was. The scratches and defects didn't show up when the case was blue, but the black really makes them stand out.

I will run a couple more pics when I get the thing running and the fan controller working. Maybe tonight or tomorrow.
Edited by Mergatroid - 4/23/14 at 7:19pm
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