Originally Posted by PapaSmurf
I was lucky growing up. My parents (and the rest of my family) were always supportive about a project like that. We didn't have home computers back in the 60's, but there were lots of other things to modify. They would make constructive and helpful comments like think about it overnight to make sure you really want to do this. You might want to talk to so and so. They did something similar and might have some good ideas about it. Take your time and do it right. Things like that. Of course it was s different time back then. We grew up with Erector sets, Lincoln Logs, HeathKit and KnightKit electronic build it yourself projects, model car and plane kits, etc. so we were used to doing projects.
My advice on your project is the same that my parents gave me. Think about it, make a plan, do it right the first time, and most of all, HAVE FUN.
My parents are very supportive of me. It's just they think I'm going crazy because I started this project and as well as told them that I am going to Dallas at the end of April for a LAN. I brought all of this upon them at the same time. Overall, I have a pretty close relationship with my parents. They understand it's a hobby I like and that it comes with its downsides such as the ruckus I'm about to make working on this. They also know about my other expensive hobbies such as gaming and photography. They've supported most of my decisions in life as long I explain to them what it is.
Update to my project. I finally found spray paint. I had to travel to the suburbs to get it. I'll post the list of what I got and if there is anything to modify just tell me. I will try and fix it. I know that I won't be able to get spray paint till next weekend since I've already found out that spray paint is banned in Chicago. Just people know I live in the city.
I will update my work log with more pictures that I've taken since Wednesday which was when I decided to do this whole thing and plus that was when I got my new graphics card which is running very smoothly. The card in high settings in Black Ops and Starcraft 2 don't even break 42 C and the fan stays below 30% for the most part. Love it.