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bob808, white looks sexy.
    
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How did you paint it? Prime then paint or scuff and paint?

I'm ready to go if it's scuff and paint. Just need to take some tape and cover the backside of the plate. Also what grit paper did you use?

nvm Sinja'ed

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Edited by Ceadderman - 8/9/11 at 4:41pm
 
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So I'm torn on what color to go with for my tubing with my setup. I intend on WB'ing my GTX590's and running two separate loops, one CPU other GPU's. My question is what color would suit my setup the best. I have a feeling that I am going to hear a lot of "red" responses but I'm not a huge fan of red.

I have a HeatKiller CPU block and I intend on getting XPSC blocks for my GPU's. My lighting is all from the case fans (white light, which is more of an off white IMO) and my fittings are all Bitspower sparkle colored......the rest you should be able to deduce from my sig. What do you think?
Primo chill white. I love the look of white tubing. Personally, if you have black interior case, id go white tubing with chrome/nickel fittings. If you have a white interior case, id go black tubing with black fittings, or chrome fittings. either will look great. But I just love the look of white tubing, and it goes with almost anything.
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post #13054 of 105817
Here is my latest build. Flipped the mobo tray So I can have the window on the right, powder coated internals black, classy white primochill and added some acrylic over the midplate. Still need a few cable management holes and finish the new window and top window but it's always a work in progress!!


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post #13055 of 105817
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How did you paint it? Prime then paint or scuff and paint?

I'm ready to go if it's scuff and paint. Just need to take some tape and cover the backside of the plate. Also what grit paper did you use?

nvm Sinja'ed

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I didn't sand at all. I just taped and primered then painted and it turned out nice. I'm sure you could get a nicer finish with a bit of sanding after primer though cheers and good luck Ceadder
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Primer's primary function is to aid the color layer of paint in adhesion to the surface. With painting, 85% of the finished product comes down to prep.

Here's how I would paint something: a prep sand (start out rough to get the existing finish off, like 100 grit, then move up to 220, 400, 600, then 1000), primer, light sand (600-1000), 2nd coat of primer, another light sand (1000), color coat, light sand (1000-1500), 2nd color coat, wet sand (1500-2000).
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Primer's primary function is to aid the color layer of paint in adhesion to the surface. With painting, 85% of the finished product comes down to prep.

Here's how I would paint something: a prep sand (start out rough to get the existing finish off, like 100 grit, then move up to 220, 400, 600, then 1000), primer, light sand (600-1000), 2nd coat of primer, another light sand (1000), color coat, light sand (1000-1500), 2nd color coat, wet sand (1500-2000).
That's all well and good but I'm not really interested in mounting a Brick to my FC block.

If it's a fairly large surface and no real seams to worry about your way is the best way imho. But if I'm using two coats of primer and 4 coats of paint then I'm gonna have one of those brick erasers hanging out in the middle of my board.

I'm just gonna get self etching primer and hit it with a reasonable single coat give it a dusting of color to get it where I want it letting dry between coats hit with paper and call it a day after 2 full coats I think.

Here is some Bling for y'all. Don't know which side looks better...





Puuuuuuure secsiness.

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Has anyone used an XSPC dual bay with the MCP 355 inside it...is it very noisy or cause a lot of vibrations? Also the EK dual bay, how deep does it go into the 5 1/4" bays..thanks in advance.

Also, as far as the bitspower D plugs go, can they be used as QD's?
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Has anyone used an XSPC dual bay with the MCP 355 inside it...is it very noisy or cause a lot of vibrations? Also the EK dual bay, how deep does it go into the 5 1/4" bays..thanks in advance.

Also, as far as the bitspower D plugs go, can they be used as QD's?
EK dual bay Res is 60mm deep. You'd have plenty of room behind one in a typical 5.25 bay.

I'm thinking you're looking at drainage for your setup? That's relatively simple.

Don't get D kit. Get one of these... and connect a plug at one end and Compressions at the other ends for a leak free setup.

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