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post #11 of 41
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Originally Posted by =Tac=;12155962 
Looks good. I just recently painted my HAF dust black too. It's a shame they didn't come that way.

Look forward to before and after pics. Is the flat black really that different from their standard finish?
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post #12 of 41
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Originally Posted by LingLing1337 View Post
Look forward to before and after pics. Is the flat black really that different from their standard finish?
There is no finish standard on 922's.
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post #13 of 41
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Update Few new pics, its all built back together for now, gonna let it sit overnight and probably a good part of tomorrow to make sure any last little bit of the paint is dry. tomorrow i will be starting to reassemble my rig in the newly painted case while i prep the acrylic and the side panel for some jigsaw action!

overall happy with the paint, and the way the white rivets look on the case, and the way the red accents came out. check it.







this one i changed the lighting up and it came out looking more orange, looks nice either way to me!
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<-- Needs to paint his case soon.
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post #15 of 41
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<-- Needs to paint his case soon.
i wanted to do it just because i wanted to do it, but now that it's put together and all painted, its seriously a completely new case, i cant believe it took me this long to convince myself to do it...

just take your time and have the right tools. im having fun so far
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post #16 of 41
problem is i dont want to spend money on my pc

I need like $20 of paint

I bought this case for $60 + Window mod $20 + Paint $20

$100 for a HAF 912?

+ All the time to disassemble my pc reassemble and re cable manage?

not worth 5 hours and $20 bucks..

Even at minum wage thats $55 dollars of work for black paint..
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post #17 of 41
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Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
problem is i dont want to spend money on my pc

I need like $20 of paint

I bought this case for $60 + Window mod $20 + Paint $20

$100 for a HAF 912?

+ All the time to disassemble my pc reassemble and re cable manage?

not worth 5 hours and $20 bucks..

Even at minum wage thats $55 dollars of work for black paint..
totally worth the time and 20 bucks. even looking at it that way, its more about the idea of taking on a project, not monetary loss. I could have easily spent nothing and been fine with my case, but it looks awesome so im glad i did it!
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post #18 of 41
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Update!

the grommet with adhesive inside got here from PerformancePC today!


I will hopefully begin working on the cuts of the side panel and putting the computer back in the HAF and out of this 690 (the blue LED is an eyesore now that i am used to the red!)

off to the workshop to dust off the jigsaw and begin working on the cuts for the window and sizing the sheet of acrylic!

will post pictures throughout the process
Edited by Magmo - 1/27/11 at 11:12am
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post #19 of 41
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My repertoire!


My first setback trying to cut the acrylic, i had the jigsaw set a little too rough for it


So I moved on to the panel


all Grommeted up, I think it came out really well!







Now, i must re-tackle the acrylic and make it my little clear paneled mistress.
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post #20 of 41
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update!

second go at the acrylic was much smoother, had literally no problems whatsoever this time around, mounted on the acrylic and now have the case completely back up and ready to be holding some components!

Now to do a little rebuilding and see what this guy looks like all put back together, but first a few more pics now that the window is done



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