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Hurrah for a Friday off from work and it just happens to be sunny out, painting begins today! Pics to follow shortly.
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*starts heating the popcorn*

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Alright now for an update. All metal parts are complete, metal component fabricating and painting is all wrapped up.

Before painting started there was one last addition to the project; front mounted USB and e-SATA ports that will be accessed through what used to be the Zip drive opening.

Aluminum bracket material, plastic drive cover, and the USB/SATA cables.



Front bracket almost finished, this was made with a drill, a Dremel cutoff wheel, and a small file.



Now here's the bracket mounted in its new home.



All of the PCI Slot covers, CPU Cooler, Ram Cooler and bolt through CPU mounting kit ready for painting.



And the same box of parts now with a shiny coat of transparent red.



Here's the case after its first coat of primer, I used Tremclad primer for galvanized and zinc coated steel as this case has a lot of zinc over the steel and wanted to make sure the paint would stay on forever.



And here's the case after three coats of flat black.





CPU Cooler had it's top plate painted.



And the HD-PSU bracket and some fasteners get a candy red coating (yes I see that drip on there, some sanding is in my near future).



Next step will be modding the motherboard. Below I am starting to enhance the cooling ability of the NB cooler by replacing the bubble gum TIM with some MX-2 and ditching the silly Asus sticker plate. All I have planned for this coming week is to make and add some custom made MOSFET coolers, I'll post pics for sure.



And on a different note my I will be taking next week off of modding (for the most part) as I will be taking my wife and kids down to see a couple of events the Olympics. And no, I didn't get any hockey tickets
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post #34 of 377
I thought that they weren't sod out?

Nice work, can't wait to see it done
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post #35 of 377
looks fantastic!
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post #36 of 377
Great work so far
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post #37 of 377
Looks amazing! I'd like to paint a few things that red.
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Really like the red paint job and giving the cpu heatsink a coat looks great!

Nice to see that virtually no component is going in stock
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Looking good! Sub'd
    
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Loving this work, +repped, and watching this fine mod with a lot of interest.
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