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post #31 of 1251
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I quite simply love it! I'm glad I went with the 7 instead of the 9. I did loose two RAM slots but that's okay. The likely hood that I would be able to utilize all 32GB (with 4GB per slot) is very low. Still a ton of SATA ports for RAID and lots of hard drives.

Well I should finally be able to really start working on this case here this week. Then, once I get this MacBook Pro sold, depending on how much I can sell it for, I'll either get a GTX 680 and watercooling (if I get $800 for it), SLI 670s (if I get ~$700 for the Pro) or a GTX 690 (if I get $900 or above).

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I think its well worth it which ever route you choose to go.

I totally subbed and will be keeping an eye on this build, It's pretty freakin' sweet biggrin.gif

Keep up the good work and let us know whats happening..... oh and post them pics when you done wink.gif
post #33 of 1251
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Thanks! I'm really hoping to get some work done this week. Just trying to figure out how to set up some sort of paint booth or something to paint the pieces of the case that needs some touch up.

I really want the 690 as that'll keep this computer going for a LONG time without it needing to be upgraded.

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what color paint are you painting it?
I have found that his is the best paint match for the case if your going same color
http://www.amazon.com/Krylon-KSCS032-Aerosol-3-Ounce-Chrome/dp/B000GLHVQ4
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I am ONLY painting the PSU housing and the inside of the case. It's a silver great color. I brought in a piece of the PSU housing and I matched it as as best as I could.

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Skip this post so pictures appear bigger. (for my computer at least)















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Oh do I have a treat for you guys today! Got lots of pictures, and HIGH quality ones too. Borrowed my girlfriends camera today. Got a lot of work done too. Here we go....

UPDATE 4 - Painting

So today I finally epoxied the holes on the case, sanded it down and painted the inside. I also painted the PSU housing.

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So today's priority was to fill those holes on the inside of the case, and clean it!

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Close up of holes.

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Cleaning it!

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All clean! Or mostly clean I guess.

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Filling holes with epoxy.

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Spread out evenly or the best I could. I'm not quite sure if this was the right stuff to get...

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Close up.

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My ghetto paint booth! It actually worked quite well.

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Different views.

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First coat of primer. This stuff was old and it sucked or I didn't do something right but I didn't like how it was covering the metal.

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More views.

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While the primer was drying I went and sanded down the first filling of the holes. Boy was that a bear...

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All sanded!

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So I decided that that sanding job looked like poop so I worked even harder and it looked much better.

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Second filling of epoxy.

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Different views.

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First coat of paint on the PSU housing.

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Different view.

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Epoxy has dried and is ready for sanding (again).

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Sanded with 100 grit.

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Sanded with 400 grit.

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Prepped for paint!

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First coat of paint.

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Different view.

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More views.

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After second coat of paint. That was all I had time for today. I might hit it up with another coat of paint tomorrow depending on how it came out.

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Tape removed.

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Different views.

And that's all of today's work! I hope you enjoyed the pictures! As always, post your comments/questions/concerns! Thanks!

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Have you tried rust-o-leums stainless steel epoxy paint for appliances? I just painted my box fan and it looks like a mix of aluminum and stainless steel colour without the texture...I've seen mac aluminum cases before and I'm sure the rust-o-leum paint looks exactly like them macs.

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Have you tried rust-o-leums stainless steel epoxy paint for appliances? I just painted my box fan and it looks like a mix of aluminum and stainless steel colour without the texture...I've seen mac aluminum cases before and I'm sure the rust-o-leum paint looks exactly like them macs.

Thanks! I'll have to pick me up some of that. It turns out what I got was straight primer. It did match the PSU housing pretty closely. I'll get some of that tomorrow and paint it again if it's nice out.

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Thanks! Lots more to come!

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