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Ok, title says all.

I have a few planned mods in mind. Which will most likely include the following:

-Anodized Candy interior paint (maybe, need someone to tell me how hard that is gonna be, lemme know, would be cool if some1 could recommend some good-looking flat red paint that somewhat mimics powder coating)

-Secondary painting options (please recommend some good colors/paint types that will look good on the inside of my case (pictured in avatar)

-Aftermarket keyless drive bay adaptors (I'm not sure if they made these to go on stock drive cages like the one in my Tornado)

-Serious cable management, already have channel holes planned out and really dont need too much help on that part

-Possibly cutting out stock front panel audio (molded into the second floppy bay for some crazy reason... and replace it with a silverstone so i will have working front panel audio

This is my first build and one of my first case mods (besides slight drilling for extra fans in my HTPC)

Any feedback/ideas would be appreciated!!

I will attach some thumbnails of the interior of my case, all are pretty much up to date with the exception that they picture the stock AMD cooler, which has been replaced with a Scythe Ninja Mini, will also give you an idea of how bad cable management is too. If you look at picture 3, you can see i had to put my HDD in a floppy bay, because if i put it below my 5830, it wouldn't go in all the way because of the front fan, one design flaw that drives me crazy

About Cable Management Diagram:
Area 1: main feed for all power cables (both used and excess cables)
area 2: Hole to feed Sata connections from mother board to back of mobo tray and around to the front of the drive cage will also run USB connectors and PCIe power cables through here
Couldnt get it to go into attachmests so its here.. sorry



Edited by raidmaxGuy - 1/14/11 at 6:43pm
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Consider cutting a hole near the end of the powersupply where you can feed all of the cables around the side of the case and bring them out where you need?
    
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
Consider cutting a hole near the end of the powersupply where you can feed all of the cables around the side of the case and bring them out where you need?
yeah i arleay have that down, i will upload a thumbnail so you can see
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Ok This stuff is awesome for the inside of a case. Very durable, clean look, less work, hides scratches.

I know what you are thinking "Texture Eww"
Its non textured. It has a really cool Finnish when its dry. Buy a can test it on a peace of cardboard or some thing.

I still recommend using self etching primer first only because you are painting over galvanized.

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