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Its just a cool idea i had tongue.gif. If it works out well i think you guys might like it. Im gonna save it till the end of the mod (close to atleast). Its not going to be anything spectacular, but it should look pretty sweet.
By the way your front panel is looking cool. same with the logo.
Also im kind of freaked out about the idea of taking out the rivets on my case
so i can do a better paint job on individual pieces. Some of those rivets look impossible to replace. Any tips??redface.gif

Sweet, I look forward to seeing it.
And thanks biggrin.gif
As for the rivets, taking them out is easy enough - put it down on a soft surface (unlike me, who put it on concrete slabs before moving it to grass instead) and drill through it with a 3.5mm drill HSS drill bit.
As for replacing them, you just need a pop-rivet gun and 1/8" pop-rivets. I suggest getting white ones if you can find them, so that they match the rest of your case.
What I will tell you though is that putting it back together is a nightmare. I scratched mine up quite badly when I joined it, and I had to get my dad to help with it because it can take a lot of force to get all the pieces in the right places. Maybe I did something wrong, but that's just my experience. If I had to do it again, I wouldn't remove the rivets - just sand it down and paint it as it is. I've seen other mods on here where people have painted it without taking it apart and they've looked just as good.
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I like the Albino Black Sheep illegitimate "temp" PC. It has character...

Can't wait to see the final build
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post #13 of 95
Generic memory chips and single channel
Oh no
Take out 1 of the DIMMs and I guarantee you will see a boost in all around performance
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Generic memory chips and single channel
Oh no
Take out 1 of the DIMMs and I guarantee you will see a boost in all around performance
Yes, Ive been scratching my head about that one. I had those 3x2 chips since day one. The local store i got the mobo and cpu from suggested it back in 2009 when i didnt know much about i7 platforms and their mem capabillity. Clearly the store didnt realize that lynnfield is dual channel either. I will be ordering some new 2x4gb 1600 RAM tomorrow.

Thanks adz for the info. So should i just paint as is then?

Thanks Cyb0rg
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post #15 of 95
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Thanks adz for the info. So should i just paint as is then?
I would recommend doing it that way to save yourself the hassle really. Since you're doing an all-white build, it'll be much easier to paint it without disassembling it.
That said, you might want to remove the plastic parts and paint those separately, but they're easy to remove and they're not riveted in.
One other thing I'd suggest is that when you're painting it, hang it from something at two points. Use a strong paper clip, or maybe an broken molex cable at the front and back, so that when you're spraying it, it doesn't start spinning around, and you can paint a full 360 around it in a single attempt.
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Hmm while painting my rig, I was thinking to myself that maybe I should have disassembled. This is mainly because the paint would begin to turn into powder and deposit everywhere that the cloud gets in contact with. But that may just be because of the types of paint I used.

Good luck with whichever path you choose.
     
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OK, sorry I haven't updated in awhile, Ive been busy.

Ive decided to go big or go home so i drilled out all of the rivets so the skeleton is in separate pieces for a better paint job:



first rivet . Kind of an epic moment, 3 months ago i wouldn't have ever thought some day i would take a drill to my PC case. lol!:


Top is off...... and so on:





lame:


Forgive the messy garage , hasn't been cleaned in a loooong time.

Next update i will be sanding and preparing for paint. But first, i need to cut new holes for cable management.
Also, my hardware upgrades have been put on hold for a short while due to some items being out of stock.

Edited by SpeacialFeatures - 2/15/11 at 9:55pm
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Good luck with it! Be sure to double check on measurements. You wouldn't want to do what I did with my bottom fan hole in my mod lol. The front USB and front panel cables are pushed right up against the mobo.
     
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Good luck with it! Be sure to double check on measurements. You wouldn't want to do what I did with my bottom fan hole in my mod lol. The front USB and front panel cables are pushed right up against the mobo.
Nice mod dude! Its amazing what a difference a nice coat of paint and a few cuts can do to the look of a case. What did you do wrong with the bottom fan? I don't see anything wrong with it.

EDIT: Aaahhh... ok i see what you did. Still looks great.

By the way, What part of N.Z do you live in. I used to live in Auckland almost 10 years ago.. God i miss it.
Edited by SpeacialFeatures - 2/16/11 at 5:53pm
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I'm sure you'll do a great job. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

Out of curiosity, why did you disassemble the case?
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