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Benito, I love it!

How rigid is the front still after removing the entire bay supports?
What lighting are you using?

the chassis by itself is a bit flimsy. once i added the mount for the front fans and the peice of metel that is holding the HDD, SSD'd, Res and pump it adds some support. once you add the front panel and the right side it gets pretty solid again.

i am using green LED strips like this.
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post #6262 of 12478
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Any paint requires a lot of prep to look good, I have painted many cars over the years and the best work comes from prep. You can't just slap on some paint and call it done.

I didn't imply I was looking to just "slap some paint on it" but when I paint, it is on canvas (which also requires some prep) so I was speaking more in terms of the sanding, materials used, and wait times throughout the process, etc.

Since you mentioned painting cars, is that similar to cases? If so, could you provide some insights and tips on the process?

Just to be clear, if I wanted a decent looking red full-tower case and wanted to be lazy, I'd just have gotten the NZXT Phantom, By no means am I looking to do a rush job.... If I bother to create something, I want it to be something I can be proud of. In fact, that is why I am asking because I really want to know what I'm getting myself into to before I start so I can avoid as many mistakes as possible, get the best finished looked and, in the end, limit the time I will be without my system.

I figured since this was a thread about the specific case and so many of you were doing mods that it'd be a great place to get some advice on the specifics of painting the Stryker. If I'm asking in the wrong place, I apologize. And, if so, please let me know and I won't ask for any more advice here.
post #6263 of 12478
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Originally Posted by benito View Post

That looks wicked man. I'm green with envy hahha
post #6264 of 12478
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Originally Posted by Furyoushounen View Post

I didn't imply I was looking to just "slap some paint on it" but when I paint, it is on canvas (which also requires some prep) so I was speaking more in terms of the sanding, materials used, and wait times throughout the process, etc.

Since you mentioned painting cars, is that similar to cases? If so, could you provide some insights and tips on the process?

Just to be clear, if I wanted a decent looking red full-tower case and wanted to be lazy, I'd just have gotten the NZXT Phantom, By no means am I looking to do a rush job.... If I bother to create something, I want it to be something I can be proud of. In fact, that is why I am asking because I really want to know what I'm getting myself into to before I start so I can avoid as many mistakes as possible, get the best finished looked and, in the end, limit the time I will be without my system.

I figured since this was a thread about the specific case and so many of you were doing mods that it'd be a great place to get some advice on the specifics of painting the Stryker. If I'm asking in the wrong place, I apologize. And, if so, please let me know and I won't ask for any more advice here.

This is definitely the right place to ask! I haven't done any case mods myself though so I can't offer any advice. Just wanted to letcha know that you aren't asking the wrong people. Btw, I look forward to seeing pics of your modified case when it's finished!
post #6265 of 12478
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I'm actually getting a Stryker because I really prefer the side panels but am hoping to possibly paint it a glossy red (like some I've seen in pics) and then add some personal touches. I have no experience with painting cases though.

You say you are using DuraCoat. Is it easy to get and easy to work with? Do you need to do a lot of prep?

Any advice would be appreciated!
This will be my first time dealing with it however according the DuraCoat's website http://www.lauerweaponry.com/ they designed to be user friendly. As for prep just like any other paint job you still need to strip the paint off and prep the metal. with DuraCoat you don't have the do a primer coat but you do need to sand and degrease it. Take your time and do you prep work and it should come out fine. There is a new series of articols in CPU starting with February's issue called Modding Masters that you might want to read. the first one is on prep.
post #6266 of 12478
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Originally Posted by SortOfGrim View Post

thumb.gif Looking good! Great placement of the res (also lucky that your gpu isn't that long)
thumb.gif Awesome color and res placement. Wondering how the door will look and will you make 2 (left & right side)?
thumb.gif The mean green machine biggrin.gif

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+1 very clean and love the dvd drive. is it permanently attached ?
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post #6267 of 12478
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+1 very clean and love the dvd drive. is it permanently attached ?

no, i pulled it out so could install windows 8 on my other SSD and noticed it fit right under there so i decided to put it there
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thumb.gif Awesome color and res placement. Wondering how the door will look and will you make 2 (left & right side)?


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My cg is too long
So I found a solution for the reservoir.

For the door I have to change because resrvoir is too broad.
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I actually wish I painted my case aswell even though black is nice some of them custom painted cases look awesome if done properly.
post #6270 of 12478
Hey im new here thought I would upload my striker build, not as good as most here but it does the job lol tongue.gif





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