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Thank you for you feedback. There were only a couple areas (USB front panel connections for example) where I wish I had cut a couple of holes to route more cables, but I'm interested to hear what you would have done differently?
Maybe I would have routed the front panel connectors(not USB, I mean the HDD leds, power and reset switches) through the bottom cable management hole, that next to the PSU. I think you should buy a sleeved extension for the 24pin connector, now it looks kinda ugly for me (just my opinion, no offences ). Maybe it's because it's not tightened well enough in the back of the case. And perhaps you should route the front usb cable and the front panel audio cable on the left of the power supply cables. I think that's all, altogether my opinion is that there are lots of small wires which mess the things up, although they are all sleeved.
Edited by te0o - 4/11/11 at 10:40am
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Amazing work as always.
Thank you, my friend!

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Maybe I would have routed the front panel connectors(not USB, I mean the HDD leds, power and reset switches) through the bottom cable management hole, that next to the PSU. I think you should buy a sleeved extension for the 24pin connector, now it looks kinda ugly for me (just my opinion, no offences ). Maybe it's because it's not tightened well enough in the back of the case. And perhaps you should route the front usb cable and the front panel audio cable on the left of the power supply cables. I think that's all, altogether my opinion is that there are lots of small wires which mess the things up, although they are all sleeved.
Don't worry, no offense taken - I appreciate the feedback. I tried having those HDD leds, power and reset switch cables through the PSU hole. I ended up putting them back for some reason, that escapes me right now. I'll take another look at it. I very strongly considered the sleeved 24pin extension, but didn't want to introduce the potential for a connectivity issue for power. I have seen a system meltdown due to a faulty power connection that was introduced just to look nice. I would have liked to sleeve the PSU, but me and electricity don't always work well together, so I chose to not touch it. I still may bite the bullet and order a nice sleeved extension. Is there one that you recommend?
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Don't worry, no offense taken - I appreciate the feedback. I tried having those HDD leds, power and reset switch cables through the PSU hole. I ended up putting them back for some reason, that escapes me right now. I'll take another look at it. I very strongly considered the sleeved 24pin extension, but didn't want to introduce the potential for a connectivity issue for power. I have seen a system meltdown due to a faulty power connection that was introduced just to look nice. I would have liked to sleeve the PSU, but me and electricity don't always work well together, so I chose to not touch it. I still may bite the bullet and order a nice sleeved extension. Is there one that you recommend?
I haven't used extensions yet, but if I needed one, I would go with the NZXT sleeved cable extensions. The look very nice and they are very good quality I suppose.
Edited by te0o - 4/11/11 at 11:24am
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Among 8 pages of nonstop praise I'm sure it means less, but dude, your work is incredible!! Really, really professional job.

Just out of curiosity, what would you say the equipment cost to paint your case was (as in did you use pro tools or could I, with no tools or skills, go to Home Depot and make this a project?) I have minimal experience sanding/painting but I could definitely learn, just wondering if cost would be prohibitive.
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Among 8 pages of nonstop praise I'm sure it means less, but dude, your work is incredible!! Really, really professional job.

Just out of curiosity, what would you say the equipment cost to paint your case was (as in did you use pro tools or could I, with no tools or skills, go to Home Depot and make this a project?) I have minimal experience sanding/painting but I could definitely learn, just wondering if cost would be prohibitive.
Thank you for your kind words!

Seriously, if I can paint and have it come out nice, you can do it too! It just takes the right supplies and patience. I pretty much followed the How to Paint Guidefrom FannBlade, because I like his work. I took my time and did a lot of wet sanding. I've painted case interiors in the past and always used Cyberdruid's Guide for that. Both guides have the same basics covered. I've used the HomeDepot spray paint cans on my interiors with great results. I think I spent about $45-60 on materials. I bought more than I really needed/used, so the out of pocket expense was less after I returned the products. (I did a lot of painting at night and didn't want to run out of anything.)
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You could go to any home supply store, auto parts store, or big box superstore like Wally World and get most of what you need. Depending on the paint figure between $3 and $12 per can. Depending on how much you paint of the case 1 can of primer and 2 to 4 cans of color. Some of the colors of DupliColor are only available in the smaller cans so you would need more than if you selected a color that is available in the larger cans. I picked up some Krylon paint on sale for $2.59 a can. It's good paint and works well, but it doesn't come in the automotive colors like he used here.
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You could go to any home supply store, auto parts store, or big box superstore like Wally World and get most of what you need. Depending on the paint figure between $3 and $12 per can. Depending on how much you paint of the case 1 can of primer and 2 to 4 cans of color. Some of the colors of DupliColor are only available in the smaller cans so you would need more than if you selected a color that is available in the larger cans. I picked up some Krylon paint on sale for $2.59 a can. It's good paint and works well, but it doesn't come in the automotive colors like he used here.
Exactly what PS said!

I really like the Krylon clear coat. I goes on great and dries nice and even.
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Awesome job on the case mods and paint scheme! You built it exactly the way I wanted mine and really makes me hate myself for selling mine while back. Might just have to buy another to do my orange and black theme like yours. Nice job on opening up the top fan holes and removing some stuff to improve flow on the top panel.
    
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Wow very nice job.
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