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post #191 of 343
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So i have now cut the dagy bit off the end of the motherboard tray now. It looks a bit messy at the moment but when the paint goes down it should look really nice. Well thats what i am hoping.

Before:


After:


Enjoy,

-Smokie
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post #192 of 343
You said you want a nice dull black finish, go get yourself a Black matte finish paint.
It's non-reflective so if you have dull cables too, it'll all just blend.
This was easiest comparison I could Find:
  • Gloss:
  • Satin:
  • Matte:

Hopefully this will help you decide which finish you think is nicest/best suited. (Helmets, who'd have thought? )
- James
Edited by AUS.R34P3R - 1/12/09 at 11:11pm
 
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post #193 of 343
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Thanks! I went to the local hardware store this afternoon and picked up a satin black can of spray paint and a spray can of satin clear gloss. I am going to be away until the end of thursday so unfortunatley i wont have any progress to report. However i will still be checking in .

-Smokie
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post #194 of 343
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So im back from holidays just this afternoon and did a bit of work soon as i got home. My parts arrived however the handles are wrong however i did get the paints. Bit off topic but some good news; i got accepted into my university of preference and also was able to get into the course of preference as well. I dacided to paint the little blue boxes that comes with all lights so it will blend a bit better.

The two new cans of paint.


These are the parts that i orderd.


I cant get over how long the cable are on the PSU. I wount have to worry about them not reaching in my case.


The two boxes i have now spray painted black as well.


The inside of the case all covered up for painting.


The final result. This was taken at night. The lighting in the room isnt very good so it was hard to get a decent picture. I will get a better one up tomorrow.


I think the tray painted is a huge improvment...

-Smokie
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post #195 of 343
yeah, the TX750 has amazingly long cables. i'm gonna have a hard time fitting them all into my antec 300. fortunately, the black connectors and sleeving make it look good in nearly any case.
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post #196 of 343
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Thanks. It will make it harder for cable managment. It is a shame they didnt make the 8 pin motherboard connector longer as well. I am going to have to mod the PSU for it to reach. I also got myslef this:


Couldnt resist. Just had to show.

-Smokie
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post #197 of 343
*continues to lurk in the shadows*

"Nice Axe."
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post #198 of 343
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Ha ha thanks Syrillian.

Got an update.

Just finished modding my 3870X2 cooling. Here are the pics of the mod. Havnt installed the card yet so dont know how the temps are but i am sure it will be a huge improvement from stock.









-Smokie
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post #199 of 343
now thats xtreme cooling lol. nice work and it looks clean.
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post #200 of 343
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G|F.E.A.D|Killa now thats xtreme cooling lol. nice work and it looks clean.
Thanks. I call it quad slot cooling

-Smokie
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