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post #1 of 17
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So my Crucial Ballistix sticks died and I decided to get the Corsair Dominators with the fan cooling solution. I decided I really didn't like the greyish-blue on black color scheme, so I decided to paint the fan housing to spruce it up a bit. These are the ones I got: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145197
This is what it originally looks like stock. it has a blue paper sticker covering the top, which also covers up the black anodized screws underneath. First thing I did was pull that sticker off and chuck it right in the trash.






Disassembled:



This was the first coating of paint. I got overzealous and caked it on which made it look sloppy and runny. I ended up soaking both parts in turpentine to remove the paint and re-painted them more carefully the second time.



I forgot to take pics of take-two painting, and I forgot to take pics of my sticker removal and painting of those. I did take pics of the end result of those:





Reassembled:





Installed in the case:

post #2 of 17
Now paint the case!
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Nice, I pulled my stickers off just recentally. Those side stickers, did you pull them off or mask them? I tried pulling the side ones off and it was a real pain and had to scrub at it. Anyways looks nice!!
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Cool man, thanks for showing us! +rep
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Now paint the case!
already did, that was a project a couple months ago.

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Edited by slngsht - 7/3/08 at 1:21pm
post #6 of 17
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Nice, I pulled my stickers off just recentally. Those side stickers, did you pull them off or mask them? I tried pulling the side ones off and it was a real pain and had to scrub at it. Anyways looks nice!!
I pulled the side stickers off with tweezers (lol). they came off pretty easily too. I put them back on after the paint dried.

I pulled the fan stickers off very carefully with tweezers and gently stuck them to a cotton towel to paint them. that way the adhesive wouldn't be contaminated. there's only one sticker that has some adhesive that came off and won't stick to the edge. it's hardly noticeable though
post #7 of 17
wow thats a big improvement. looks good, nice job!
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post #8 of 17
Nice work, the reason I never bought one of these was because they were so dull looking. Maybe I'll get one now!

Just wish the fans had LEDs
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wow, good idea. wonder if they make those kinds of fans with LED's.
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wow, good idea. wonder if they make those kinds of fans with LED's.
Well after I posted my message last night I went over to newegg and checked out their 40mm fan selection... I didn't see any with LED's unfortunately... but they did have some chrome-looking ones that might be useful in someone elses mod, personally I think the black fans would look better in my setup.
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