Originally Posted by dankbowls247
What green is that specifically? I've been looking for that particular hue for a while. I imagine I could almost achieve that by adding another coat of green and a nice clear coat to go on top of that.
Awesome work on your build. Planning is key when doing case mode as you obviously know. I'm subbed. Have fun!
Thanks! I really appreciate it. I believe the color is called "Grabber Green" I included a picture of it in this update.
Sorry for the lack of update recently! I've had some family stuff come up that I had to take care of and spare time has been lacking! However, the current case that my computer is in is so freaking loud, and it is starting to get to me haha, so this has become somewhat of a priority to get done ASAP.
Anyways, I have gotten a few new components that are going into this build. I picked up another EVGA GTX 460 to run in SLI with mine to tie me over until I decide to break down and spend the money on a nicer card(s). I also picked up two 120gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD's and plan on converting one of them to my primary drive and reformatting and flashing new firmware on the Corsair Force 3 SSD that I am currently running my OS off of. It's running really really slow right now for some reason.
Also, I had the top of the case that I had painted sitting out on the shelf and my girlfriend came over and was checking stuff out so she accidentally knocked it off of the shelf and scratched the top of it up pretty bad, so I had to resand that back down and repaint it, she felt horrible lol. But it's all fixed and you can't tell that it was ever scratched, so it's all good!
I didn't actually pay $119 for the SSD by the way
I love the way these things look! However they will probably end up covered in vinyl, or acrylic over them, I haven't decided.
A few people have asked about the type of paint that I am using and here is a picture of both, I figure that is easier to go off of. The green is one that I just picked up from Advanced Auto Parts and is actually the same green that I used on my cars wheels haha!
The same green on my cars wheels, they were kind of dirty at the time of the picture so it looks a little darker than it actually is.
Finished getting the 5.25" drive bay holders taped off and painted.
And then I put the clip on it and I am now unsure how I like it. I thought about taping off the indented "PUSH" area and painting the rest the same green, or just leaving it all black. opinions?
I also decided to go with an NZXT Hue LED controller for my lighting in the case, once I get it back together I may end up deciding to go with just white cathodes, but we will see. So naturally the first thing I do with it is rip it all apart to paint the mesh behind the front.
I love the way the brushed aluminum will look against the front of the case, but the green behind it will look really cool and flow with the overall style of the case better.
And the dismantling begins!
Time for paint! I had to go with extremely light coats on this to keep it from running. It wanted to run really bad!
And the finished product. I think it turned out really nice, I love the way it looks! There are also two LED's behind the front mesh that I may end up having to remove depending on how much they shine through.
I also got the window cut, I am actually further on this than what the picture shows, I got the sides cut too, but that is about where I am at. I actually think I may have gotten myself in too deep with this one lol. Cutting the metal for the sides and everything is something that I have no experience with and am putting this one off for awhile until I have some motivation to do it lol.
Ended up finding some time to work on the work space a bit. Bought a triple monitor stand and added LED's behind it. These pics are before I did some cable management, so I will need to take new ones but here is a little bit of what's going on and in different colors.
Anyways, that's all I've got for right now. I just got done repainting the top last night so I will probably be putting everything together this week, and building the stand for it to go next to my desk.
Let me know what you guys think! Opinions, comments and criticisms are welcome!