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and that truck is drool.gif
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sand blasting really cleaned it up good. love the corners.

Yeah, its looking so much better now.
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and that truck is drool.gif
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Yeah, I wish I had the money to have him build me a car. Sadly he has to work as a truck driver and doesn't get much time to build cars anymore.

I will have a update for the build around 7 or 8 tomorrow.Thanks guys
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i wish that car i has in restauration about yeah and a half wasnt burned down.... smile.gif
waiting for updates smile.gif
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Hello guys, Back with a update for you. I was able to get the case wire wheeled off IE mostly rust free. Also pro tip the little wires will break off the wire wheel and fly at you at subsonic speed. Wear Safety Glasses.. I have been told I'm far to fat to pull off the Swarthy eye-patch look anyway. I did get a few wires in-bedded in my shirt thou. I can't fathom how bad that would be in a eye... yikes

Here it is all shiny.

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I also tapped out the 4 holes that hold the bottom of the case on.

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Look how shiny the wire wheel gets the metal...

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I gave the lid a good coat of the stuff. I think a bunch is going to be sanded off anyhow.

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Its all wet and ready for assembly

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Here we are about a hour later. Its about 9126 degrees in this shop this morning so its drying So fast. I'm taking it home now. Mild paint smell in the cab of the truck.. XD

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Ok, so [Black Box] is finally black. Whats next you ask? I'm glad you asked otherwise its just me talking to myself out here in the woods. XD

Next: Cutting the holes for I/O shield and PCE-slots also the hole for the PSU.

Finish the 8 pin EPS plug wires on the PSU, and get it all back together.

Mount the Motherboard tray in the case. And test fit a old Matx MoBo in there.

Order the Mobo and start getting all the wires ran.

Fabricate the hinges and latches for the lid.

Fabricate the HDD/SSD and DVD drive holders

Well that about it for now. I'm so excited about this build and will be poring a lot of time into it the next 3 days. I realized I need to finish it in time for the launch of GW2 as when that happens I will be wanting to play... As always thanks for checking my build log out and questions and suggestions are always welcome.

Thanks, Alder
Edited by AlderonnX - 5/29/12 at 5:53pm
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That looks so good now! I love that black thumb.gif One thing though, wouldnt you want to cut the I/O plate before you painted it?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
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Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w Caselabs Mercury S3 Logitech G500 Fiio E10k USB DAC 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
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Phenom II 955 BE (4.4Ghz @1.52v) NB @ 2870 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 [F4] Dual Reference XFX 2GB 6950s (950/1437) 1.25v 8GB Gskill DDR3 1333 CL7 @1412 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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post #46 of 245
Oh man, love it! I agree with Shadow, love the black too! But my build is all black too. lol
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That looks so good now! I love that black thumb.gif One thing though, wouldnt you want to cut the I/O plate before you painted it?

Thanks, yeah it does look good Matte Black. However its just the primer and rust proofer that I'm using to keep the metal from re-rusting wile I handle it and work with it. Once I get all the metal work done I'll sand it back down with 180. Cover it with sand able primer and then Bondo the rust damage. It will be sanded with 220, 400, 600, 1000 then painted. 2-3 coats let it cure for a week and wetsand with 2000 grit. then clear coated. Basically a premium car type finish.
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Oh man, love it! I agree with Shadow, love the black too! But my build is all black too. lol

Thanks, Yeah it will be a black for sure... My plan for the paint may change... I saw a hammered finish paint as well. I might just see what that looks like as well. But regardless its going to be black.
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Thanks, yeah it does look good Matte Black. However its just the primer and rust proofer that I'm using to keep the metal from re-rusting wile I handle it and work with it. Once I get all the metal work done I'll sand it back down with 180. Cover it with sand able primer and then Bondo the rust damage. It will be sanded with 220, 400, 600, 1000 then painted. 2-3 coats let it cure for a week and wetsand with 2000 grit. then clear coated. Basically a premium car type finish.
Thanks, Yeah it will be a black for sure... My plan for the paint may change... I saw a hammered finish paint as well. I might just see what that looks like as well. But regardless its going to be black.

Just IMO but I think you should keep it flat black, instead of changing it into a premium glossy black.
Just my opinion, I think it'd look too fancy as a gloss black.
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Just IMO but I think you should keep it flat black, instead of changing it into a premium glossy black.
Just my opinion, I think it'd look too fancy as a gloss black.

You may be right, The matte is growing on me. My wife thought that was the final paint just now when I showed it to her.

Either way it will need to be sanded and finished. I might just slap a matte black and Satin Clear coat on it first and see what looks best.
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Small update, Got the 8 pin CPU power wires all sleeved and got the PSU back together and tested with my PSU tester. No smoke or issues so I guess its all cool.

I couldn't fit all the wires in the old hole with the plastic plug that came with.

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So I used a Tin snips and a file to enlarge the hole. This pic is before I filed it Flat.

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Then after it was filed flat I put some U-channel in the hole to protect the wires. (thanks again to Evil Jerry for the link to Bestbytes http://www.bestbyte.net/merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=BB&Product_Code=CACM01CSM&Category_Code= )

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Finished!!! I will wait to sleeve the detached cables as I'm going to cut them to length to avoid the tangles of over long wires.
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Thanks for checking this out... I think I'm going to have a beer and play some Skyrim
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