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Paint pens are evil and epic at the same time tongue.gif

Amazingly epic paint job (needs a little cleanup, the camera reveals the smudged paint around the edges. Also needs more coats of paint, but its the greatest thing I've ever seen in person going in a computer. Yeah, that epic):

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This is what happens when the paint pen went everywhere and you didn't have anything to wipe it off with, roflmao (I'll get some nail polish remover or some other paint remover to get rid of this and redo it, just a pain):

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Also, do I need side ports on the res? It adds to the build time, so I don't think I really care...
     
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This is what happens when the paint pen went everywhere and you didn't have anything to wipe it off with, roflmao (I'll get some nail polish remover or some other paint remover to get rid of this and redo it, just a pain):

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Yeah that wasn't quite what I had in mind when I said add some color but it's close lol.
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Yeah that wasn't quite what I had in mind when I said add some color but it's close lol.

Lmao biggrin.gif I am kind of concerned on how to re-paint the scraped off black paint. I have the black paint pen, but that obviously won't match the original color/finish. I might have to end up sanding down the whole damn thing and repainting. Perhaps even gloss black?
     
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Yeah that wasn't quite what I had in mind when I said add some color but it's close lol.

Lmao biggrin.gif I am kind of concerned on how to re-paint the scraped off black paint. I have the black paint pen, but that obviously won't match the original color/finish. I might have to end up sanding down the whole damn thing and repainting. Perhaps even gloss black?

Gloss black would look pretty nice with the case but that would be a ton of work.
I would use the black paint pen first and see what it looks like. If it doesn't match then you may need to sand it and re-paint.
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Gloss black would look pretty nice with the case but that would be a ton of work.
I would use the black paint pen first and see what it looks like. If it doesn't match then you may need to sand it and re-paint.

Yeah, we'll see. I just got some killer ideas for the outside of the case. Hello orange spray paint in my future biggrin.gif Now I'm excited. Almost excited enough to go buy the spray paint at 4AM at Wal-Mart, lmao.
     
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Yeah, we'll see. I just got some killer ideas for the outside of the case. Hello orange spray paint in my future biggrin.gif Now I'm excited. Almost excited enough to go buy the spray paint at 4AM at Wal-Mart, lmao.

If I tried to buy orange spray paint at Wal-Mart right now they would call the cops on me and probably follow me home to make sure I wasn't tagging something lol.
If you are safe to make that trip though go for it so I can see what you have planned wink.gif
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If I tried to buy orange spray paint at Wal-Mart right now they would call the cops on me and probably follow me home to make sure I wasn't tagging something lol.
If you are safe to make that trip though go for it so I can see what you have planned wink.gif

Wish I had photoshop, would be easy to render it up with orange layers :|

I'll PM you my ideas smile.gif
     
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Well I ordered mine about a week ago and it's processing still. The res I mean. But I'm not in a time crunch for my build.
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I started a thread a few weeks back asking about the x4 fusion res from FTWPC and one of the guys responded and said that he ordered it almost 2 months ago and still hadn't received any idea of when he would get it. Someone else chimed in and said FTWPC moved and they are backed up bla bla bla. I would stay away. Order direct from FrozenPC, PerformancePC, Sidewinder etc. They all have them in stock. If you really want the custom helix, go direct through FrozenQ and you will have to wait the 10-14 days.
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I had a mate who ordered from performancepc and it came within 14 days. Mine on the other hand was direct from frozenq pcmods and took 61 days( I kid you not) . Although I waited patiently for it from last year October to December. It was a blue V series and I opted for clear caps and side ports. I didn't want a rush job so the whole time I didn't complain and just waited. When I finally received it, it was a beauty and I thought it was worth it. The owner Alex of frozenq immediately sent out a brand new ccfl bulb when mine was half lit shortly after installation without any questions ask. So service wise is great and the looks is just sex thumb.gif Now I am looking to get the dual bay orange helix for another build biggrin.gif

Just my thoughts smile.gif and oh I don't reside in the US maybe that's why it took so long. Also if you take a look at some builds, some of the felos here who used 1/2.3/4 compression fittings had problems with it sitting flush on the side ports. a little too big I think I can see why after I installed my 3/8.5/8 compressions. Not too sure what fittings you use or if the problems been fixed now.Just a heads up smile.gif
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