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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! thumb.gif
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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! thumb.gif

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!

Matt
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Epic! Love the desk setup!
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Nice car man Rim color looks real good on it thumb.gif Computers looking awesome too
 
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Epic! Love the desk setup!

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Nice car man Rim color looks real good on it thumb.gif Computers looking awesome too

Thanks, I love my car!, the wheels are currently black for the winter, but will go back to green this summer!



That's a picture of how she sits right now

Anyways here's an update of what I got done last night:





Installed U-Channel on the freshly painted top. I wasn't sure how to handle the area that it comes really close together, but this will have to do until it bugs me too much. Any ideas on a way to handle this and not have it look bad?





Not so noticeable with the grills on there.



Getting ready to drill out holes for the 2 x 120mm fans on the front of the case



Hole saw gave out on the bottom hole and had to dremel the rest out.



Cleaned up alright though



Time for paint!



Brackets ready for painting.

Ordered today:

- Vinyl to cover my SSD's in
- NZXT Multi-Card reader that matches the LED controller, will be painting the mesh black
- 3 pin extension cable

Going to be painting the other side of the brackets and front panel tonight, work on building the frame for the table the PC will sit on, and drilling out a fan hole in the rear of the case!

It's all kind of coming together now!

Any questions, comments, and criticisms are welcome!

Matt
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Thank you very much!!
Thanks, I love my car!, the wheels are currently black for the winter, but will go back to green this summer!



That's a picture of how she sits right now

Anyways here's an update of what I got done last night:





Installed U-Channel on the freshly painted top. I wasn't sure how to handle the area that it comes really close together, but this will have to do until it bugs me too much. Any ideas on a way to handle this and not have it look bad?





Not so noticeable with the grills on there.



Getting ready to drill out holes for the 2 x 120mm fans on the front of the case



Hole saw gave out on the bottom hole and had to dremel the rest out.



Cleaned up alright though



Time for paint!



Brackets ready for painting.

Ordered today:

- Vinyl to cover my SSD's in
- NZXT Multi-Card reader that matches the LED controller, will be painting the mesh black
- 3 pin extension cable

Going to be painting the other side of the brackets and front panel tonight, work on building the frame for the table the PC will sit on, and drilling out a fan hole in the rear of the case!

It's all kind of coming together now!

Any questions, comments, and criticisms are welcome!

What kind of vinyl are yku gonna use to cover your ssd(s)? I've been looking for a good vinyl tape or carbon fiber tape.

Matt
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Subbed! I love what you did with the cake pan! Very clever! Looks like factory!

One thing I'm curious about, however. Is there enough room between the HDD cages and the front panel to allow you to put in the 120MM fans?
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What kind of vinyl are yku gonna use to cover your ssd(s)? I've been looking for a good vinyl tape or carbon fiber tape.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003UNS204/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 That is a link to the vinyl that I am going to be using. I have used it before with good results!

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Subbed! I love what you did with the cake pan! Very clever! Looks like factory!

One thing I'm curious about, however. Is there enough room between the HDD cages and the front panel to allow you to put in the 120MM fans?

Thank you for the compliment! I honestly wasn't sure how this would turn out, but I am happy with the results!

For this build I am actually not going to be using a hard drive cage, I moved all of my other HDDs that were in the case into my server. I am going to be mounting my SSDs and will only have one HDD that will be in my 5.25" bay. However, if I were to use the HDD cage I could still use the 120mm fans up front, there is an additional mounting spot for one of the HDD cages closer to where the PSU mounts. Hope that answers your question!

Matt
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I'm trying to work out the best airflow strategy for the build. I have never done anything with water cooling before so I apologize if this is a very obvious question.

Which would be the best option for optimal cooling? I quickly drew up what I am talking about: (Each arrow represents a 120mm fan and the radiator is mounted on the top in P/P with 4 fans)





Any help or suggestions on this would be great!!

Thanks,

Matt
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