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Ok, I think everyone will enjoy this quite alot, because i'm looking forward to it very much.
I'm 16 and currently studying I.C.T at college near where i live, Since around 1 month ago i've been coming to this site, and there is seriously some ownage stuff on here anyway back onto topic, i can't really do anything with my PC apart from mod it alittle with LED light's and some other things which i've already done. So i've been browsing some websites and came across the amazing dude that built a water cooled PC from stracth, So this is when the idea struck me hard.......

My Friend has a packard bell PC it's around 6-7 years old, wouldn't suprise me if it's pushing a 1 ghz CPU, it has a 128MB SDRAM, but who cares, I've got some spare LED's and a neon tube lying around my house from when i brought it to do up my PC, so i thought what the heck why not help him out and do his PC up for him, His family don't have much money and neither does he even though he works, but i have some spare money and i've asked his parents if i could bring his tower to my house and fix this baby up, get some more parts for it as i have another friend which used to have the same computer so depending on what CPU speed it is i might nick it aswel as his RAM, down fall is, his graphics is onboard which let's it down, and i'm not willing to get one out of my own pocket, so for the time being seems like he won't be playing games except the windows XP ones , Now it's time to explain what i'm going to do.....

He only knows what i'm doing to his case but his parents are unaware of it
So i've decided to spray his whole case and PIMP it out alittle.
He come to a local store to choose the colour's he wanted as i would perfere to do it to his taste as he is the only one that spends all of his time on it.

He choose a
Primer (White) = 1 - 500ML can
Metalic Blue = 1 - 300ML can
Metalic Silver = 1 - 300ML can
Clear coat = 1 - 500ML can

I've brought the stuff today which is the 1st of december, I'll be starting this project tmorrow which will be the 2nd of DEC, bearing in mind i've never done this before so all of this is new to me Wish me look

I've got some pictures for you to see, I'll be uploading new pictures every step i do to keep you informed of my progress, "Current Status of PC", In garage in bits

Pictures
http://img160.imageshack.us/my.php?i...depanelif0.jpg
Here is a picture of the side panel of the case.

http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=towervj8.jpg
Picture of the front of the tower.

http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sidejr8.jpg
Picture of side panel on, i have the other side but it's pointless showing it as both sides are the same.

http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?image=insidewl7.jpg
Thats what it looks like with no panel on the side of the case.

http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?i...idemorefv9.jpg
Thats after i've took some stuff out

http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?i...oto0026ck2.jpg
Bottom of case.

http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?i...oto0032ys7.jpg
Front of case.

http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?i...oto0034ao6.jpg
Side of case without panel.

http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?i...oto0037xv0.jpg
After near enough everything was out.

http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?i...rythingol2.jpg
This was everything out exsept his motherboard.

http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=backjp7.jpg
Also forgot to add the picture of the back of the case

I'd like to apologise for the picture quality as it isn't very good, Will get some pictures tomorrow with better camera and keep you updated on the progress. Hope people take there time in reading this topic as it is quite long, thanks Wade peace out
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Looks like a good start, be sure to post list of pictures!
    
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Thanks i can't wait until tomorrow, get this project off the ground, i'll give you some more updates tomorrow aswel as some pictures
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Hey put IMG tags around your pics.. [img]pic...[/img]
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yes definatly need lots and lots of pics
    
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Gods, aren't we needy bastards... "I need pics to live! They are like oxygen. Words cannot suffice, I must have things to look at!!!"




Then again, we fellow folks who have done / are interested in doing mods are rather visual folks, and pictures do help with idea development.

Good luck with the painting and whatever else you get up to!
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Ok its saturday morning and i got my first new set of pictures, dusty but ok , i'll update some more pictures later on this afternoon as i have all day to work on my project aswel as tomorrow, peace out Wade




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Another update, spent most of my day back and forth from the garage to my house trying to keep you all updated on the progress on how far i have got so far, i'd like to say it's going very very well, although i had to buy more paint from the local store but never mind , theres some slight runs but hardly viewable, i took my time and don't intend to rush things to get them done fast, the pictures i posted above are pictures from when i started taking it to bits, the second set of pictures are from when i just had the case without it sprayed, the set im posting now are the pictures when i primed it, looks much better from the pictures above when it wasn't.,

The picture of the key rings i found in my garage, i'm going to cut the ends of and use it to cover my wires, nice little mod i thought of while i was taking the comp to bits

More pictures soon



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you may need to replace the motherboard if you intend to over clock it. otherwise water cooling may not be the best idea but all in all it looks very good
    
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Hah, it's like putting $4,000 rims on a 15 year old rusted out Cadillac.
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