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PSU was removed, taken apart and cleaned, but doesnt appear to work. AT LEAST, with the green to GND 24pin jump the fans don't power on. I want a new PSU for the rig anyway.

And 120mm fans aren't going to fit. Stuck with 80mm at best.

Still deciding paint job. Im feeling the dark green tho. Just need to level my spray painting skillz... biggrin.gif
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And 120mm fans aren't going to fit. Stuck with 80mm at best.

That's quitter talk - get our your dremel!
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That's quitter talk - get our your dremel!

You tell 'em! Lol

Seriously is the case really too narrow for front 120mm fans????
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You tell 'em! Lol

Seriously is the case really too narrow for front 120mm fans????

It actually is a tiny case. A tower cooler would never fit. Im trying to do as minimal cutting as possible. Including discarding the mobo tray cutout. Chances are, Im gonna be stuck with a stock cooler. OR small aftermarket cooler that would use socket bracket anyway.

Have to retain a budget here, not blowin lots of scratch on a beige box, lol tongue.gif The paint is gonna cost enough...
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It actually is a tiny case. A tower cooler would never fit. Im trying to do as minimal cutting as possible. Including discarding the mobo tray cutout. Chances are, Im gonna be stuck with a stock cooler. OR small aftermarket cooler that would use socket bracket anyway.

Have to retain a budget here, not blowin lots of scratch on a beige box, lol tongue.gif The paint is gonna cost enough...


You could fit one next to the rear IO with a minor mod.

And the front/ bottom is just begging for a 120mm hole.....



.....do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it
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It actually is a tiny case. A tower cooler would never fit. Im trying to do as minimal cutting as possible. Including discarding the mobo tray cutout. Chances are, Im gonna be stuck with a stock cooler. OR small aftermarket cooler that would use socket bracket anyway.
Have to retain a budget here, not blowin lots of scratch on a beige box, lol tongue.gif The paint is gonna cost enough...
Cut a bit out of the door Panel for the cooler to stick out through like a carb on an old muscle cars! tongue.gif
 
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I have in fact drawn out marks for a 120mm intake in front. I'm going to begin a build log tonight, but can't do anything else for the case til tomorrow afternoon. Its gonna be slow going. Help me find a dark green paint? Krylon?

I also have brush on clear coat, like you might use for wood, like a stain. Would that be ok for painted steel? The brushes will leave little grooves in the clear coat, and I can sand that down with 1000 grit. Would that look nice you think?

I really need to research my spray paint technique a little tho. I also cake too much on each coat, and it looks all thick and in-experienced.
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I have in fact drawn out marks for a 120mm intake in front. I'm going to begin a build log tonight, but can't do anything else for the case til tomorrow afternoon. Its gonna be slow going. Help me find a dark green paint? Krylon?
I also have brush on clear coat, like you might use for wood, like a stain. Would that be ok for painted steel? The brushes will leave little grooves in the clear coat, and I can sand that down with 1000 grit. Would that look nice you think?
I really need to research my spray paint technique a little tho. I also cake too much on each coat, and it looks all thick and in-experienced.
It's hard to tell how your clear coat will look, if I were you I'd try it on some scrap metal.

I can't really help with the other stuff but when it Comes to spray painting just paint it from far enough away (about a foot or so) and do lots of very thin coats (you should be able to see through the first one at least) instead of 1 or 2 thick ones, it'll look rubbish for until about the 3rd coat but it'll give you a very even effect when you're finished.

You can sand between coats if you want but tbh, I don't, unless there's something stuck in it! wink.gif

If you get runs in your paint it's because you're either Holding the can too Close or the coat is too thick; sand it down before the next coat and everything will be ok. thumb.gif
 
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It's hard to tell how your clear coat will look, if I were you I'd try it on some scrap metal.

I can't really help with the other stuff but when it Comes to spray painting just paint it from far enough away (about a foot or so) and do lots of very thin coats (you should be able to see through the first one at least) instead of 1 or 2 thick ones, it'll look rubbish for until about the 3rd coat but it'll give you a very even effect when you're finished.

You can sand between coats if you want but tbh, I don't, unless there's something stuck in it! wink.gif

If you get runs in your paint it's because you're either Holding the can too Close or the coat is too thick; sand it down before the next coat and everything will be ok. thumb.gif

Thanks!

Here is my build log. Its going to be slow, so subscribe!

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