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post #11 of 33
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LOL, it must have been a pain in the but to paint in the cold...nice job so far.
Yeah... I had a pot of hot water there to warm the paint can up so the paint would come out smoother... not sure if it makes a huge difference, but it can't hurt
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lets get some more pics . i'm repainting the same case, but in a blue/black scene. i want to see how this is coming along (i'll be making a log soon)
post #13 of 33
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I'll post some more in the next few days...

Weather is not co-operating and I'm limited to outdoor painting. I'm going to be wet-sanding, probably tomorrow, so I'll post some pics of that.

I haven't been able to do anything since Sunday...damn work gets in the way of life!
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post #14 of 33
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Just a little update... nothing much to report due to the -20 temperatures. I haven't been able to advance the painting at all, but the EK waterblocks for my 3870 X2's have been ordered!
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post #15 of 33
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Here's a question:
These fans? 1600 RPM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e&promoid=1055

or these? 1200 RPM

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...facture=Scythe

I'm thinking I'd like the quieter 1200 RPM ones... especially for the external rad. Should I go push/pull then?

For the internal rad I'm going to have my Red LED Tri-Cools on the front side for the effect of the red lighting (probably set them at medium/low speed) with some more of the Scythe fans pulling on the inside (space permitting of course).

Also, space-permitting, I'd like to use a shroud. But of course the shroud can only go on one side or I'm going to run out of internal real estate. Should I bother with the shroud with a push/pull where the shroud is only on one side? If so, which side, the pull or the push?
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post #16 of 33
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Small update. After 3 coats of grey primer, here's the first coat of black.

I'm going to use matte black as the "black primer" then sand and finish with glossy black and a clear coat for a nice deep gloss look.

Hopefully it works. I wasn't too impressed with the black paint today... seemed to go on sort of "bumpy". Hopefully I can sand it into submission. I guess that's the danger of painting in the cold.

Anyway...here are the pics of today's progress:




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post #17 of 33
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Got some ok painting weather today...so here's the last coat of the gloss black.

There are two spots where the damn paint dripped... I'm going to see if sanding and polishing gets it out, or I might have to re-coat the side panels.

Anyway... after this comes clear coating and then (finally!) the build!




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post #18 of 33
Those shots in the snow. That's hard core lol.

Looking good so far. Keep us posted.
post #19 of 33
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Those shots in the snow. That's hard core lol.

Looking good so far. Keep us posted.
Ha ha...yeah I had to shovel out a workspace yesterday around the table...
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post #20 of 33
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Ok... I got a box from NCIX today with "loop 2" and some other odds and ends.

Also got my tax return!

I just ordered a QX9650... I feel sort of strange and giddy!

Second 3870 X2 on the way as well!

If all goes well, I could be building this by next week!

In the mean time, I still have some work to do on the paint finishing. I put a couple of coats of clear coat on, but it's not looking too great. I am going to sand it smooth and do another coat.

What grit should I use for this step?
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