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Thanks for the advice guys i think ill ponder it a little more before working on it!
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Paint it!! If u do it right u will be fine. I did mine over a year ago and did cable management holes at the same time.

U will need to pull it completely apart. I didn't drill out anything that was riveted. Just left those parts in. Use a low grit 1500 or so sandpaper and scuff everything up a little. Prime twice. Lightly. Two layers of a dark color paint. Probably four of a lighter coat. Let it sit overnight. Wet sad with some 2500 grit. Wash the whole case and let it dry. Then two coats of a non reflective clear coat.
Two days and u will have a nice finished project.

I'll get some pics up if u want or u can look through my album.
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spraying will probably peel.
Not if you do it properly.

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At this point im even debating a new case. The wire management with the antec 900 is a mess. It's also very difficult to upgrade my cpu / cooling because I have to take it apart everytime. If I pay someone to do it, I feel like I rather buy a Corsair 800D.. I'm currently in love with that case.
Cable management and painting the interior are the most popular mods on an Antec 900.
Painting - there are two ways you could spray paint it. Take the entire thing apart (removing all the rivets), or leave it assembled. Personally, I took mine apart, but if I had to do it again, I'd leave it assembled - I didn't find it to be worth the hassle. That said, if you're doing something I did, and used multiple colours, then taking it apart would be the best way to go.

There's a great guide here which helped me a lot. The general idea is to sand it to 400 grit, then lightly prime it a few times, then apply your colour coat and finish it off with clear lacquer.

As for cable management, as long as you have a rotary tool, you do whatever you want. I chose to cut holes near the PSU, along the right drive bay side (motherboard side) and behind the CPU for easy access to changing the CPU cooler.
My worklog link is in my sig, you can see what I mean in there if you'd like.

The Antec 900 has plenty of mod potential if you're willing to put the time and effort into it.
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