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Blacked Out P182 - Almost Done

post #1 of 11
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Let me know what you think.....

Outside of the case is still the gun metal grey but i gutted the inside and everything is getting sprayed High Gloss Black.

all drive cages, PSU hold down and even things i will never see again got sprayed.

12" Blue cold cathode lamp at the top glowing down, 90mm blue LED fan (possibly on back side of AC7). 8x12 clear acrilic window, All cables will be "as hidden as possible" (hopefully i'm successful with that)

Anyways pics will be coming soon and hopefully it turns out nice. This was my fist ever attemp at any kind of case mods, and since the case is only about a month old I hope I dont screw it up
Edited by whipple16 - 6/25/08 at 5:46pm
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nice, i would like to see those pics when u get em up. i reckon black would look pretty sweet with the blue
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Can't wait for pics!!
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yeah yeah post those bad boys
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ok there are some pics of the paint going on. after a few more coats i will be starting to put it together tomorrow.


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post #6 of 11
a little off topic, where are you going to get your acrylic sheets? I'm planning on doing some very similar work to my P182, but haven't found a place where I can get the paneling.
post #7 of 11
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I ordered a window kit from www.frozencpu.com

quality is pretty nice but the weatherstripping that came with it was not thick enough for the side of my case so i had to remove the aluminum from the inside of the side panel.

also if you install a window have patience. I almost threw it all in the trash a few time

Finally check all your clearances..... I have to cut out a bit of the metal above my PSU so the weatherstripping will fit.

Pic below is just a dry fit after the window install..... I still need to install the LED fan and the Cold Cathode and finish the cable management.
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post #8 of 11
looks sexy, good job! and thanks for the tips, I can't wait to start working on mine.
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Hmmmmmmmm a high gloss P182.... *looks on Photobucket*

Ah ha!

    
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post #10 of 11
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o i thinks she's pretty much done. everything looks pretty good I think. Only thing is i might need to move the lower light because i'm not sure if I like that you can see the bulb through the window.

OH well I'm happy for now hope everyone else likes it.

Damn that cable for the lapm switch..... there is nowhere for it to go

More pics after dark!!




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