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I'm thinking about painting my CM 690 another color as it has a lot of blue led fans in there and it's sorta a theme. I don't want the super glossy finish.

How long would it take and how much would everything cost?

This is my first real "mod".
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Read FannBlade's guide "How to Paint." He really knows what he's talking about and spells it out step by step.

How long and the cost is entirely dependent on the outcome you want. Figure a few days minimum and ~$100 in materials to do it right.
Edited by Philistine - 4/24/11 at 5:59pm
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If you have a sand blaster at your disposal, maybe a couple of days (not counting drying) of work. It took me nearly a week of hand sanding and spraying, then I waited another week before I put anything back in the case. It really depends.. The longer you wait, generally, the better it will turn out. Patience is the #1 tip for painting your case!! This link has a lot of manuals for painting cases and other things. I believe I used this one for doing mine. Check out my sig for my case pictures while painting. I'm sure someone else can help you more, since that was my first and only case painting attempt, but I am very happy with it. Figured I would point you to some good guides. Good luck! Don't forget to post pics!

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Read Fannblade's guide "How to Paint." He really knows what he's talking about and spells it out step by step.
Ooooh ninja'd! That's a good guide!
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For the money, you can't beat powder coating. Turn around time is usually 3-5 days, the finish is more durable, and in the end it's cheaper.
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