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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-12-2011, 02:48 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey forum,

Here is a proper update to my main rig's build log.

I didn't start with any 3D models or sketches or anything like that, this mod is being done completely on the fly so aside from what I've already done. It's completely open to suggestions.

I've decided to do both picture and video logs for the build. I'm using my Samsung Focus for both so that will be my excuse for the really crappy sound quality in the videos. There are a ton of photos to go through so they might not be up right away but you can see the next post for the video log.



List of specs:
  • Cooler Master 690 II Advanced
  • ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX
  • AMD FX-8150
  • 2x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1866 CL10
  • 120 GB Vertex 3
  • 1 TB WD Black
  • AMD 6870 with Zalman VF3000A
  • H100 with AP-15's and shrouds
  • NZXT Sentry Mesh
  • Card Reader multi-panel
  • Asus Xonar DG
  • G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Coolers
  • Cooler Master 850 W Silent Pro M



List of ordered WC parts:
  • EK Supreme HF Black Acetyl
  • MCP350 pump
  • XSPC RX240
  • XSPC RS240
  • Black Ice Pro 120
  • Swiftech Microres
  • Fittings



WC loop order is:

RES > PUMP > Bottom RX240 > Top RS240 > CPU > Rear Black Ice 120 > RES



First work being done:

So I spent the last 6 hours doing a little painting and man what a difference it makes.

Check out my album here

I used "Milano Red" car body spray paint from Canadian Tire and sprayed a bunch of coats directly on the pieces after roughing up the surfaces with a little sand paper.



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Nice but canary's are yellow, Cardinals are red smile.gif

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Picture Log

Painting case parts:
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Completed case parts:
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Painted PCI bracket on 6870 & Zalman VF3000A Combo
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Cable Management
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Milestone 1
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Added 2 G.Skill RAM coolers, one to VRM, one to RAM
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Red and Black Cable Extensions complements of Lutro0
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Milestone 2
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Milestone 3
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Nice man! It looks amazing!

I also have a CM 690 II Adv, and I wanted to paint it, but I had no idea where to start. Can you tell me what paints and primers you used? I am thinking about giving my case (same areas you painted) a piano white coat.
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Nice but canary's are yellow, Cardinals are red smile.gif

This computer started off in an old In-Win Griffin Case that was Yellow and Black. Then I upgraded to this case but it was all the same hardware. Although now it only has 2 original parts left from the first build. The four Scythe 110 CFM Slipstreams, and the 60 GB Vertex 2 as a boot drive.

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Nice man! It looks amazing!

I also have a CM 690 II Adv, and I wanted to paint it, but I had no idea where to start. Can you tell me what paints and primers you used? I am thinking about giving my case (same areas you painted) a piano white coat.

I just used some Premium Automotive spray Paint made by Dupli-Color that I picked up at a hardware store. I just grabbed some 600-grit sand paper and scuffed up the surfaces a little. Then I did about 5-7 very light coats of paint until the parts matched all matched. I didn't actually use any primer.



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Thanks for all the compliments, just though I would give a little back to the community biggrin.gif



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Nice, looks sweet, especially in fall xD
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WOW.

that colorway is beautiful.
completely changes the look and feel of the case: so much more aggressive

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Thanks biggrin.gif I find it looks so much better than I thought it would.

To-do list:

- Power Supply Grill
- Strip sticker off side of PSU so it's completely black
- Maybe paint a small tribal design on the PSU or my name (solid red would be too much)
- Paint fan grills
- Add a tribal design to the side panels



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