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I've had this damned case lying around for god knows how long. I need to start working on it so I figure the best and easiest thing I can start on is paint.

I still have no idea where I want the direction of this case to go but I do know that I want it to be black...I've considered a lot of options here but I think a metal flake black will look good on the interior and exterior of the case. My wife wants me to do a biohazard style case which I'm ok with. I've got some general ideas laid out on the table but nothing really concrete yet. Plus I have some issues.

Let's start with the limitations and what I want to do.

The TJ07 has an under compartment beneath the motherboard and most of the computer. Cool beans, I want to put a watercooling setup down there. Pump, radiator, Res will probably be a bay res. This is all well and good with the exception that I have 7 hard drives that need to fit in this case as well. I need to design a way that I can fit the radiator, pump, power supply, and 7 hard drives (securely) in the bottom of this case while still having air flow.

Secondly, I'm not sure if it'd be possible to passively cool my Q9650 and leave my 360 rad fanless in the base. Hopefully someone can answer that for me.

My general ideas thus far and things I know I want to try/do.

Painting: I want to paint everything on this case, interior and exterior. I'm thinking a flat black as a good coverall and working from there. I'll be using some epxoy/paint remover to clear the outside of the case and working from there. I've never spray painted before so I'm going to watch and find plenty of tutorials on how to do this.

Detailing: The top of the case will have my logo (avatar). The side without the window will have a green biohazard logo and possibly "BIOHAZARD" in block letters beneath. I'm considering adding green highlights in areas such as the drive bay covers and the black grates covering the case.

Internals: I'm still not 100% sure how I want to run tubing through this thing. I'm considering finding a dual bay reservoir and having that be the res for the entire system. Get black tygon tubing and green anti kink coils illuminated by UV lights placed throughout the case. I want the front of the case to look stealthed with the exception of the res. I'm also going to sleeve my power supply green and black.

I've got some ideas with the BIOHAZARD wording. I'm thinking leave the one black grate underneath the window black and painting BIOHAZARD across it. I'm also considering stenciling it into the window.

I'm strongly considering getting the compression fittings from enzotech for use everywhere in the case.

Comments? Concerns Ideas?
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You could also use clear tubing, and use either green or light green UV coolant, which could illuminate the BIOHAZARD theme better than kink coils.
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Good luck with this. I was debating between a TJ07 and a Rocketfish for my case mod competition entry, but settled on the Rocketfish for sentimental reasons. Cannot wait to see the log of this mod.
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You could also use clear tubing, and use either green or light green UV coolant, which could illuminate the BIOHAZARD theme better than kink coils.
I was thinking about that but i was curious how green tubing would look. I really liked how the black
Tygon and blue kink coils came out in silent night.
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Green UV tubing could maybe look similar to this:



Specifically this tubing @Dangerden
http://www.dangerden.com/store/1-2-a...ubing-p15.html
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wonder if they make black kink coils....I really like the look of the coils, sorry.

Still need to figure out what to do with my hard drives.
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bump...any ideas with those hard drives?
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If there is no room on the lower compartment for hdd bays, you could try these:

http://www.xpcgear.com/harddrivemount.html
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