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Ok so not a huge update today, mostly going out and finding paint colors and other materials as well as some tools.

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Roughed up the case and gave it a good rinse and let it sun dry.

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First coat of primer towards the front of the case, I haven't really painted anything in a while and found I'm a little rusty, good thing I'm using Rust-Oleum? (bad joke I know)

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Primer hand dry in very little time thanks to the minnesota sun, put a coat on the backside as well and let dry.

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Sneek peek of something else I decided to do for the front of the case.

Stay tuned!
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post #12 of 83
diggin this so far... seems like a versatile little case. thumb.gif
 
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looking good thumb.gif
I'm thinking about making a build for my bro in this case, is there anything in particular that's bad about it?

P.S: subbed biggrin.gif
 
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Cool project! Where do you live in MN? and since when does Bill hand deliver?? tongue.gif
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post #15 of 83
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Originally Posted by BodenM View Post

looking good thumb.gif
I'm thinking about making a build for my bro in this case, is there anything in particular that's bad about it?
P.S: subbed biggrin.gif
Well no case is perfect and if I had to put my finger on something I wish I could change about the case it would be the cpu cooler limitation.
I toyed with the idea of first putting the PSU where the HDD bay was and using the top vent for a nice intake fan, giving myself a large area for cpu tower cooler but I didn't feel like messing with the gaping hole for the stock psu location haha.

Also what Cooler Master says for max height cpu cooler is wrong, you have ~70mm of clearance but the psu would be sitting on the cpu cooler practically. I used the Zalman CNPS8000b cooler and it did way better than stock cooler on stock clocks for my 3570k. I tried the Cooler Master Geminii M4 but it wouldn't clear the PCI-E slot on my ASRock Z77 ITX board.
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Cool project! Where do you live in MN? and since when does Bill hand deliver?? tongue.gif
I live in Plymouth, MN, I happened to send an email to him in the morning regarding a local pickup the same day he was going to be 8mins from me so just kind of worked out, I doubt Bill would just drop by anytime I sent him an email haha, although I have beer so perhaps we could work something out! biggrin.gif
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diggin this so far... seems like a versatile little case. thumb.gif
Thanks, I'm really liking this case, there is plenty of room upfront for rads and such, just the hdd bay needs removed. I really think what they should've done for this case in stock configuration is remove on side of the hdd bay bracket and allow someone to install the hdd/sdd vertically and maybe offset the bay slightly towards the cpu side of the case, that way people could install the AIO liquid coolers stock on their cpus, you could lower the height of the case this way as well making it a lot smaller.
But ideas are like ( * ), everyone has one wink.gif
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im also jumping into my deepest build yet and went with this case, will be working with the front of it as to me it is not aesthetically pleasing, hopefully just throw a filter in the front and it will look a little better, will be attempting to cram a 200mm phobya + an RS120, and n the side an RS240, with the rs240 on the outside with slim fans on the inside, but will be doing some more research on if the 200m + 120mm will be enough for a 3770k and a GTX480, love your build, VERY cool and inspiring , hope you don't think I'm thread jacking you or rig jacking either as it will be blue themed also, just got excited when i saw your thread and would like to share lol
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post #17 of 83
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Hey there, nice to hear more people are looking at this case, I think it's exciting. Wow that's a lot of rad to fit into such a small case, what are you doing about storage?

Yeah the GTX 480's ran pretty hot but I think 320mm worth of rads would be enough for sure, not sure how you're going to fit a 200mm rad in the case though, the measurements on Cooler Master for height and length include the case feet as well as the back extension where the psu comes out, so the case isn't even 200mm tall on the inside.

That's why I decided to go with the thickest 120mm rad I could find, but also I'm trying to have everything inside the case and still relatively functional as far as disk space etc.

Good luck with your build, I definitely don't care about and of your choices when building your rig, mod on!
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Well no updates tonight, I'll have to postpone the build until I get another Cooler Master Elite 120 here in the next couple of days, something happened with the coat of paint I put on it and it had some kind of reaction and balled up all nasty.

I used all of the same brands of paints to make sure this kind of thing didn't happen but I guess I just won't paint the next one I get frown.gif
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Well no updates tonight, I'll have to postpone the build until I get another Cooler Master Elite 120 here in the next couple of days, something happened with the coat of paint I put on it and it had some kind of reaction and balled up all nasty.
I used all of the same brands of paints to make sure this kind of thing didn't happen but I guess I just won't paint the next one I get frown.gif

That's a shame. Can you let us know exactly what brands and what went wrong? Then maybe your bad experience can help warn someone off a wrong combination in the future.
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