Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Case Mod Work Logs › [Project] Antec 901
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Project] Antec 901 - Page 3

post #21 of 40
No such thing as ruined in this case man. Just let it dry thoroughly, scuff it up with some fine-grit sandpaper and re-paint a few nice thin coats (with ample drying time in between). You'll be just fine, don't beat yourself up about it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E2220 Gigabyte P35-DS3L eVGA 8800GT Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 (2 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250GB SATA 16MB Cache Samsung 20x SATA DVD-R Win 7 Enterprise Acer 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Tarantula Silverstone Strider 600w Modular Anted Nine Hundred (Modded for cable management) Razer Diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E2220 Gigabyte P35-DS3L eVGA 8800GT Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 (2 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250GB SATA 16MB Cache Samsung 20x SATA DVD-R Win 7 Enterprise Acer 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Tarantula Silverstone Strider 600w Modular Anted Nine Hundred (Modded for cable management) Razer Diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22 of 40
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sumgai View Post
No such thing as ruined in this case man. Just let it dry thoroughly, scuff it up with some fine-grit sandpaper and re-paint a few nice thin coats (with ample drying time in between). You'll be just fine, don't beat yourself up about it.
Thanks. Sometimes I get a depressed way too easily.
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 40
Thread Starter 
Any idea what grit count sandpaper I should get? I'm still not sure how well this paint is going to work out on my hdd cage, but we'll have to see. The only part other than where the hdd cages go and as well as the actual hdd cage that needs to be redone is the motherboard tray in certain spots. The paint got really rough near the end of the can. I'm not exactly sure what sandpaper I should get and how easy it's going to be to sand it down.
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 40
3M WetOrDry is good. You can find the hi grits at an automotive store, most hardware and home depots wont have those grits

to dry sand already painted items, use a hi-grit like 1000 or higher, then wipe gently with a tack-cloth.

as far as coats of paint, not sure which paint you used but most enamel spray paint can be multiple coated, only waiting a few minutes in between coats, it tends to "dry" quickly (not to handle but to recoat) like in 10 mins - 1 hour to handle/touch. I'd give it at least 24 hours before handling tho, but thats just me. Read the can for your specific brand. I use Krylon paints and primers. Primer is even faster, 1-2 mins between coats
Edited by CattleRustler - 6/16/08 at 7:13am
Chuckle2Tits
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 2.66 45nm D0 Foxconn BloodRage x58 EVGA GTX 285 6 GB Corsair Dom. DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x300 GB WD Velociraptor Asus 16/48 DVD/CD ROM SATA Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Viewsonic VX2255wmb 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech USB wired Silverstone Decathalon 850 PolymorphiX (PMX_v1s) ms optical, wired 
Mouse Pad
ancient piece of crap :P 
  hide details  
Reply
Chuckle2Tits
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 2.66 45nm D0 Foxconn BloodRage x58 EVGA GTX 285 6 GB Corsair Dom. DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x300 GB WD Velociraptor Asus 16/48 DVD/CD ROM SATA Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Viewsonic VX2255wmb 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech USB wired Silverstone Decathalon 850 PolymorphiX (PMX_v1s) ms optical, wired 
Mouse Pad
ancient piece of crap :P 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 40
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CattleRustler View Post
3M WetOrDry is good. You can find the hi grits at an automotive store, most hardware and home depots wont have those grits

to dry sand already painted items, use a hi-grit like 1000 or higher, then wipe gently with a tack-cloth.

as far as coats of paint, not sure which paint you used but most enamel spray paint can be multiple coated, only waiting a few minutes in between coats, it tends to "dry" quickly (not to handle but to recoat) like in 10 mins - 1 hour to handle/touch. I'd give it at least 24 hours before handling tho, but thats just me. Read the can for your specific brand. I use Krylon paints and primers. Primer is even faster, 1-2 mins between coats
Hmm... I'm not sure if I got enamel paint. Can you get flat enamel paint? I need to know what to have my dad get when he goes out to Lowe's for a few other things today.

Perhaps I should try the oven trick as well. I've heard people say that the paint hardens better after they put the case in the oven at 250 F for a certain amount of time.
Edited by onlycodered - 6/16/08 at 7:43am
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 40
Thread Starter 
Ok, nevermind. Apparently the paint I have is "premium enamel" Valspar flat interior/exterior flat black paint. So I guess I'm good. I tried putting the hdd cage in the case today and it didn't seem to take off any paint. I think I was just a bit too impatient yesterday. I'll get some sandpaper and more paint later today. Hopefully everything goes well.
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
post #27 of 40
Thread Starter 
Anyway, here's what the hdd cage looked like before I ruined it.


The paint got scratched off the side when I tried to slide it in the chassis. I just sanded around those bare spots with some random sandpaper I found that seemed to be smooth enough. I'll prime those spots again, sand it again to make sure it's smooth, and then paint it again.
Edited by onlycodered - 6/16/08 at 8:09am
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
post #28 of 40
Before you go to a ton of work, consider that those drive bays will be inside the case, away from view. Lightly sand it (not hard enough to remove primer), spray some paint on it and let it completely dry before assembly. Give it a couple of days to cure, it will be much, much better. Patience is hard, I know.

Looking good over all. I'd be leary of adding tape to the 200mm fan. That is a large fan and would be concerned about creating out-of-balance issues because I have tape that may not be evenly distributed. My other thought is that fan area gets hot and I'd be afraid of the tape coming loose and getting gooey, then looking icky and potentially blocking airflow. I'm not a fan of electrical tape in cases.

BTW - did you drill holes for wire ties behind the mobo? If not, how are you going to secure the wires that you're hiding behind the mobo tray, when it comes time to attach the side panel?

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
Edited by Run N. Gun - 6/16/08 at 10:06am
Atomic
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.7GHz ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3 Sapphire 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB @ 1150/1600 Crucial Smart Tracers 8GB (4x2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 128GB SATAIII, WD Caviar Black 1TB Lite-On Blu-Ray/CD/DVD Burner Kuhler H2O 620 Win7 64-bit Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP ZR24w 1920x1200  Saitek Eclipse II Corsair HX850 modular CM690 II Advanced (modded) 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Razer eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
Atomic
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.7GHz ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3 Sapphire 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB @ 1150/1600 Crucial Smart Tracers 8GB (4x2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 128GB SATAIII, WD Caviar Black 1TB Lite-On Blu-Ray/CD/DVD Burner Kuhler H2O 620 Win7 64-bit Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP ZR24w 1920x1200  Saitek Eclipse II Corsair HX850 modular CM690 II Advanced (modded) 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Razer eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #29 of 40
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Run N. Gun View Post
Before you go to a ton of work, consider that those drive bays will be inside the case, away from view. Lightly sand it (not hard enough to remove primer), spray some paint on it and let it completely dry before assembly. Give it a couple of days to cure, it will be much, much better. Patience is hard, I know.

Looking good over all. I'd be leary of adding tape to the 200mm fan. That is a large fan and would be concerned about creating out-of-balance issues because I have tape that may not be evenly distributed. My other thought is that fan area gets hot and I'd be afraid of the tape coming loose and getting gooey, then looking icky and potentially blocking airflow. I'm not a fan of electrical tape in cases.

BTW - did you drill holes for wire ties behind the mobo? If not, how are you going to secure the wires that you're hiding behind the mobo tray, when it comes time to attach the side panel?

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
The tape on the fan isn't on any of the moving parts. Also, with the hard drive cages, the back is visible actually. Of course I just primed the second cage before you said that. I'm sorta wishing I hadn't painted any of this case. As far as the wires go behind the side panel. I actually just use masking tape to keep the cables down. It's never been a big problem. But yeah, I wish I had never started painting this thing. I should have gotten it powder coated.
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
post #30 of 40
Thread Starter 
Well, I think I'm pretty much finished with the chassis. Here's a picture:


Now I just need to wait 3 days for it to fully dry.
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Case Mod Work Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Case Mod Work Logs › [Project] Antec 901