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Poll Results: How do you like my rig?

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    ITS PWN!!!
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post #51 of 85
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Looking good. on my 300 i ended up not using those front fan things and instead using velcro. worked much better.
Really? lol thats not a half bad idea
    
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post #52 of 85
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Ok, got a set of Dremel bits and some paint, Paint shots after the first coat finishes drying, here are some shots of the Dremel set and paint.



I swapped out the Krylon Fusion for some basic Krylon Flat black



Nice big 500 Piece kit for $20!!! canadian tire had a nice sale.



Yea it fits =D



Yay dremel works and it doesnt go above the 35000 RPM, the top speed of my dremel is 30000 RPM, so its time to start cutting =P



Aw ****, i tested the dremel bit on an extra rear IO cover plate, and it barely scratched the surface before getting destroyed, i didnt put any pressure on the blade, i just let it sit there, this is the second blade i killed >.< im not going to go through all 50 blades trying to cut it, so im going strait to painting.

more pics after about an hour
    
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post #53 of 85
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Here is first coat pictures







Big mistake, had to sand it down, along with a few others



another mistake
    
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post #54 of 85
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Ight second coat covered up the mistakes and fixed em up good



Whoohoo! flat black awesomeness!



OH C'MON!!!!!
    
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post #55 of 85
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Ok after the 2nd hour from the 2nd coat, its touchup time, i grabbed a hairdryer and the second can of paint. the end result? great =D



other parts



nice and black



all the parts



Oh NOZ case badge ripped off and the Arctic Cooling one got damaged!


Nuthing a lil glue cant fix

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Next up system assembly
Edited by Pentium4 531 overclocker - 7/22/11 at 3:47pm
    
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post #56 of 85
Wow i like your paint job flat black looks much better than gloss.... Also here is mine as it is right now for comparison.

So basically, i painted the whole thing black exept for the side panel on the mobo side because who really cares. I cut out all the fan grates (I will order new ones soon) that helped with noise a lot. also third fan on the top... you can see this all in the pics. Oh also i made my CD drive external, and painted stock fans blue. (ignore my sideways i5 sticker.)

Also ignore the film grain.... i used a super high iso to avoid blur.

    
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post #57 of 85
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Wow thats nice! and yeh i picked out the flat black because it gave the case kind of a gunmetal finish but i think i went too thick on some parts like the edge, the paint is absolutly crying for a clear coat, i chipped some paint already, but i dont want to ruin the paint finish. i guess primer really would have helped, but for a 10 bucks of paint.... not bad =D and btw, quite a bit of painting mistakes and drips, i patched them up as best as i could, but camera angles really hide it well
    
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Hmm...paint chipping from your pics looks like the paint didn't bond too well with the surface...just jumped into the last page so tl:dr...

Anyway...did you at least try to scrub the entire case with alcohol or laquer paint thinner to remove any kind of grease?
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post #59 of 85
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Hmm...paint chipping from your pics looks like the paint didn't bond too well with the surface...just jumped into the last page so tl:dr...

Anyway...did you at least try to scrub the entire case with alcohol or laquer paint thinner to remove any kind of grease?
well the first few were scrubbed off with sand paper because the paint was dripping since i put the nozzle there too long, but the last one, yeh that was a chip. I dusted the case prior to painting, and wiped it down with a cloth, but i guess i should have used alcohol, oh well guess i learned what to do for next time

Im uploading pictures of the almost finished project now...

Edit: ZOMG I JUST REALIZED THE EVGA GTX 580 REFERENCE CARD WOULD FIT IN THIS RIG PERFECTLY!!!! BLUE N BLACK!!!
Edited by Pentium4 531 overclocker - 7/22/11 at 7:10pm
    
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post #60 of 85
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Ok so here is the In progress assembly



Moved the rig into a nice comfy room, since its gunna be a while



Hard Drives



Some other hardware



YAYAYAYAYA i7!!!



fans and Optical drive "Inside"




Mobo RAM Cooler



It doesnt look like i did much more, but this is where i spent the most time... with the bloody fan controller and managing the PSU cables



Finally finished
    
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