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I have the silver one on the left -- the one thing I know I am going to do is paint it black since my keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc are all black. (I got the case at an incredible deal, thats why I didn't just get black in the first place.)

Things I already know I am doing is painting the outside black, probably gloss black. Inside will probably be flat black. After that, I 'unno what to do to it.

I was thinking 120mm blow hole up top since its a perfect fit, and two on the bottom. Going to make all fans either red LEDs, UV red, or UV orange. Haven't decided on that part yet, but leaning towards orange UV since it's pretty unique. I already have red cathodes, though, so it'd be easier going red....

But other than that, what would you do?
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120mm up top, and I think red would be pretty nice - red and black always work

I'm having a severe lack of ideas today Maybe something with the door, like an acrylic strip down the middle and backlit?
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Paint a pentagram in UV-reactive paint
    
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Now that I think of it, I might keep the exterior silver since I'm probably gunna let a nice LCD later this year and I could just pick up the silver color and a new (silver) keyboard. Still paint the inside black though...
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I say put 2 cold cathode tubes in it.

This is a terrible photo (before I got cable management )

But you can see my idea

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Putting in cathodes isn't a mod.

And I've seen you do it in 90% of the threads you enter -- read the first post before posting. I already have cathodes.

With that said, anyone know some good paint for the interior -- preferably one that doesn't require primer...?
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You can get "All in One" solutions but TBH I'd just go for primer + a main coat + a clear coat...
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Add holes for more fans. The air flow on the aurora sucks.
    
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I was giving you an idea on HOW to put them in

Why do you have to complain because I gave you a recommendation?

My only other idea for an interesting paint idea is

1. put the case upside down
2. spray a very thick but thin line of paint
3. have it drip down
4. Now Put it right side up
5. Now it looks like your paint is "dripping" up
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Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
You can get "All in One" solutions but TBH I'd just go for primer + a main coat + a clear coat...
Any suggestions? Brands?

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Add holes for more fans. The air flow on the aurora sucks.

THW did a case round up (IIRC it was them) and Aurora was in the top 5 as far as system temps go and it was the only one out of those under $200 MSRP.

My "mod" idea for more fans was just because I knew it would be suggested

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I was giving you an idea on HOW to put them in

Why do you have to complain because I gave you a recommendation?

My only other idea for an interesting paint idea is

1. put the case upside down
2. spray a very thick but thin line of paint
3. have it drip down
4. Now Put it right side up
5. Now it looks like your paint is "dripping" up
Um. You just laid them on the bottom. That's not a mod. I'm "complaining" because you fail to read most of the first posts in threads and it's pretty obvious when you miss the boat in said threads.

And why would you intentionally have paint drip? It defeats the "gloss" look. >_<
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