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post #71 of 127
Painting that mesh area would be totally cool.

Like paint those irregular hexagonal Virtu things white, retain the black mesh, and leave the heat sink as is. Totally badass. It would be a million times more badass if you could paint the yellow font black instead. thumb.gif

Just a suggestion. tongue.gif
post #72 of 127
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Painting that mesh area would be totally cool.
Like paint those irregular hexagonal Virtu things white, retain the black mesh, and leave the heat sink as is. Totally badass. It would be a million times more badass if you could paint the yellow font black instead. thumb.gif
Just a suggestion. tongue.gif

I like your idea, though I had thought of doing the opposite... having the heatsinks white, the mesh white, the silver areas black, and the font in white too. I'll need to think about it a bit more first.
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post #73 of 127
Hah! Well, imagining it, it would look badass as well. Your idea would give the board much more contrast.
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post #75 of 127
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Hah! Well, imagining it, it would look badass as well. Your idea would give the board much more contrast.

My thoughts exactly. I'm just unsure if that would give too much contrast.
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post #76 of 127
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Update! Here are the pics of the body filler work I did a few days ago. I've also included some painting I did earlier today. From here, I plan to finally assemble the remaining case fans, test them out, and remove the areas of the motherboard heatsinks that I'm going to paint.

Top Panel Body Filler mod (unsanded) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Front Panel Body Filler mod (unsanded and before tape removal) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Front Panel Body Filler mod (unsanded - some tape removed) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Close up of above Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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GPU cover Body Filler mod Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Shot #2
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I/O board Body Filler mod (reapplied filler) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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GPU fans painted Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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GPU fan mount painted Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #77 of 127
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Here's a little spoiler, ahead of a larger update in the next few days!

Here's my new painting area, and present are a bunch of things I've painted over the last few days. Near the top you can see the motherboard heasink covers with their first coat of paint.

To the right you can see pieces of my ODD cover. Decided to paint the ODD black, so that on the interior of my build, it doesn't stick out with that cheap nasty bare metal/plastic look, and so that the bay cover on the front panel matches the colour of the rest of the panel!

The other pieces (to the left) are older parts that were painted a few days ago.

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Apologies for the poor lighting in this shot, it's been quite gloomy here lately.
Edited by evil_scotsman - 5/4/12 at 7:48am
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post #78 of 127
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To the right you can see pieces of my ODD cover. Decided to paint the ODD black, so that on the interior of my build, it doesn't stick out with that cheap nasty bare metal/plastic look, and so that the bay cover on the front panel matches the colour of the rest of the panel![/URL]
Great idea! biggrin.gif The heatsink covers look good.
post #79 of 127
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Great idea! biggrin.gif The heatsink covers look good.

Thank you! I came up with the idea a while back, but was unsure about taking the ODD apart. I need to sand the front bezel down, as there's a few deep scratches I need to fix, as well as the textured areas of it needing sanded down flat. Other than that, it's nearly ready.

I've also painted the motherboard heatsinks themselves now, in white. Took a good hour or so to get the colour just right, went carefully and applied really thin coats. I think they look pretty good, and my temps don't seem to have been affected at all!

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Edit: The tape on the heatpipe is still attached on the NB heatsink, I wanted to keep the original colour for that area.

And here's the GPU fan assembly, painted and rebuilt. The GPU cover itself still needs the body filler mods to be sanded down and primed for painting.

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Edited by evil_scotsman - 5/4/12 at 8:10am
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post #80 of 127
Looking great so far. Is there really no noticeable difference in temps? not even 1-2*C? If so, really awesome
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