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post #11 of 67
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Another update! A whole crap ton of pics. biggrin.gif

Most of the pieces are still drying (those are at the end of this post) but I was able to test fit the grill and mesh part of the grill. I think it looks great! Once they dry, I might put them on the case again, but I'm probably just going to leave them off until tomorrow because tomorrow I tear down the loop and I'll be painting the motherboard.

I actually ran out of green spray paint at the very end, luckily I was able to cover the back side panel well enough. I might eventually go over it, but considering I'll never see it, probably not. I'm really excited to get this done!

There will probably be updates in the future when I upgrade to either the Corsair Link kit or the EK Ascendancy, but that'll be a few months when I have to tear down the loop and clean everything.



I cut a three way sli bridge and painted it! biggrin.gif I'm hoping it works, after looking at the schematic of the bridge, it should in theory work.



They look so innocent waiting to get doused with paint.



The front mesh



I covered up the Corsair logo because I want it to not get painted. I'm thinking about doing a custom one at some point, but I do like the look of this one.



In the middle you can see the sli bridge with the nvidia sli covered up with tape. It didn't turn out as well as I wanted, but it still looks pretty dang good.



Holy mother of green. biggrin.gif I went slow and steady and took my time. I definitely want this to look as good as it possibly can considering how close it will be to me.



Painted the grill blue to accent the green. After all, it is a fanboy rig!



Here's a close up of the bridge painted. Like I said before, it didn't turn out perfectly, but with lights and stuff, I don't think I'll notice it. If I wasn't out of paint, I'd fix what I missed.



This is the front cover to my HDD cage that is housed in my dual drive bay in the front. I thought it would be silly to not paint it, so I took out the filter and taped it up.



Here it is all covered up! I didn't want it to get through because of how it is layered design. We'll see how it turns out once it finishes drying.



I disassembled the front io and even took out the power button and reset button to paint it separately. Not really needed, but I figured I might as well.



Here's the back of the front panel all taped up. biggrin.gif



Didn't turn out exactly how I wanted, but considering I ran out of spraypaint, I thought I did quite well.



I decided to do this piece in blue because I didn't want it all to be green, and I thought this would be the perfect piece to add another blue accent.



Not the greatest weather today, so this is how I set it up to make sure it didn't get rained on. tongue.gif



Front, top, and HDD cover drying



Power button, and top rails side plastic pieces drying
post #12 of 67

Lotta painting. Looking forward to seeing how it all looks when it's back together.

 

Although, deciding between Corsair Link and the upcoming EK Ascendancy is like deciding between a GTX580 and Titan Black. The choice should be Aquaero or Ascendancy. Corsair Link isn't really even in the same ballpark

    
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Lotta painting. Looking forward to seeing how it all looks when it's back together.

Although, deciding between Corsair Link and the upcoming EK Ascendancy is like deciding between a GTX580 and Titan Black. The choice should be Aquaero or Ascendancy. Corsair Link isn't really even in the same ballpark

I've only got 9 fans in this rig. tongue.gif I really don't need something as powerful as the Aquero or Ascendancy. Plus, I really like Corsair products, and they've always treated me well as a customer. For the price it is, I'm at least willing to give it a try, and being able to have lighting hooked up to it and controlled through software sounds awesome, but the software has to be good.

I have a bitfenix recon coming tomorrow I believe, and I'll be hooking that up in my rig for now. If it dies, I'll replace it, otherwise I'll probably leave it for a bit.

Oh! and everything is all dry. Just doing some touch ups right now, and I'll post pictures later tonight. Maybe not as many though. tongue.gif I got really lucky, it had actually started to sprinkle while I was uploading those pictures, but the paint had already dried! thumb.gif
post #14 of 67
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I love that umbrella. Nice job!
post #15 of 67
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I love that umbrella. Nice job!

Thanks. biggrin.gif The ground was soft enough to stick it about 5 inches into the ground. A horrible day to paint outside, but so far, no causalities. tongue.gif
post #16 of 67

I forgot you were getting the Recon. The Ascendancy will be comparable to the Aquaero. If you don't need the Aquaero the same will go for the Ascendancy. The Recon should suit you just fine. Obviously if you really want the Corsair Link, go for it. I've heard alot of complaints about it tho. 

 

I'm having my own painting mishaps right now. What was meant to be a small touch-up to a few knicks in my DDC Heatsinks, turned out me needing to strip the paint completely off all of them so i can start again. I wasn't careful enough on my touch-up, and ruined all 3 paintjobs =\

    
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post #17 of 67
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I forgot you were getting the Recon. The Ascendancy will be comparable to the Aquaero. If you don't need the Aquaero the same will go for the Ascendancy. The Recon should suit you just fine. Obviously if you really want the Corsair Link, go for it. I've heard alot of complaints about it tho. 

I'm having my own painting mishaps right now. What was meant to be a small touch-up to a few knicks in my DDC Heatsinks, turned out me needing to strip the paint completely off all of them so i can start again. I wasn't careful enough on my touch-up, and ruined all 3 paintjobs =\

That sucks man. =/ I touched up all I could without requiring stripping the parts that don't look as fantastic as the rest are on the back of the case or hidden by another piece, so I should be good to go. Now just to decide whether or not to put it all back together or wait until tomorrow when my other parts actually get here..
post #18 of 67

I'm still new to painting and wetsanding. I didn't smooth it out enough before painting over it. Ended up just a big runny bubbly mess LOL.

 

It couldn't hurt to wait til tomorrow just make sure the paints dry. Metal stuff can be put in the oven to cure it. Can't really do that with plastic

    
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post #19 of 67
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I'm still new to painting and wetsanding. I didn't smooth it out enough before painting over it. Ended up just a big runny bubbly mess LOL.

It couldn't hurt to wait til tomorrow just make sure the paints dry. Metal stuff can be put in the oven to cure it. Can't really do that with plastic

Oh, I'm sure I can just throw my plastic in the oven! It'll turn out great! It'll be a free form build! biggrin.gif
post #20 of 67

Lol truuuu. You can make it "artsy"

 

    
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