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I have the silver one on the left -- the one thing I know I am going to do is paint it black since my keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc are all black. (I got the case at an incredible deal, thats why I didn't just get black in the first place.)

Things I already know I am doing is painting the outside black, probably gloss black. Inside will probably be flat black. After that, I 'unno what to do to it.


I was thinking 120mm blow hole up top since its a perfect fit, and two on the bottom. Going to make all fans either red LEDs, UV red, or UV orange. Haven't decided on that part yet, but leaning towards orange UV since it's pretty unique. I already have red cathodes, though, so it'd be easier going red....

But other than that, what would you do?
 

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120mm up top, and I think red would be pretty nice - red and black always work


I'm having a severe lack of ideas today
Maybe something with the door, like an acrylic strip down the middle and backlit?
 

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Paint a pentagram in UV-reactive paint
 

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Now that I think of it, I might keep the exterior silver since I'm probably gunna let a nice LCD later this year and I could just pick up the silver color and a new (silver) keyboard. Still paint the inside black though...
 

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Putting in cathodes isn't a mod.

And I've seen you do it in 90% of the threads you enter -- read the first post before posting. I already have cathodes.

With that said, anyone know some good paint for the interior -- preferably one that doesn't require primer...?
 

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I was giving you an idea on HOW to put them in

Why do you have to complain because I gave you a recommendation?

My only other idea for an interesting paint idea is

1. put the case upside down
2. spray a very thick but thin line of paint
3. have it drip down
4. Now Put it right side up
5. Now it looks like your paint is "dripping" up
 

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You can get "All in One" solutions but TBH I'd just go for primer + a main coat + a clear coat...

Any suggestions? Brands?

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Add holes for more fans. The air flow on the aurora sucks.


THW did a case round up (IIRC it was them) and Aurora was in the top 5 as far as system temps go and it was the only one out of those under $200 MSRP.

My "mod" idea for more fans was just because I knew it would be suggested


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I was giving you an idea on HOW to put them in

Why do you have to complain because I gave you a recommendation?

My only other idea for an interesting paint idea is

1. put the case upside down
2. spray a very thick but thin line of paint
3. have it drip down
4. Now Put it right side up
5. Now it looks like your paint is "dripping" up


Um. You just laid them on the bottom. That's not a mod. I'm "complaining" because you fail to read most of the first posts in threads and it's pretty obvious when you miss the boat in said threads.

And why would you intentionally have paint drip? It defeats the "gloss" look. >_<
 

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Just pop down your local DIY store and pick up any ones TBH...

Although, consider this:

http://www.misterart.com/g8420/Krylo...&WT.mc_id=8420



Iridescent would be amazing - I would love to do it but its $15 a can over here, over there it's like $5! You used to be able to pick up a whole set (can of primer, base and top coat) for $5 on Amazon, seriously check it out


And by more fan holes I think he means in the grills themselves
 

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With that said, anyone know some good paint for the interior -- preferably one that doesn't require primer...?


I'd recommend you use a primer, the paints that don't require it are harder to sand and often you don't get as nice of a finish.

Also if you could take a pic of the front, back & profile. It might be easier for people to come up with idears.
 

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Just pop down your local DIY store and pick up any ones TBH...

Although, consider this:

http://www.misterart.com/g8420/Krylo...&WT.mc_id=8420



Iridescent would be amazing - I would love to do it but its $15 a can over here, over there it's like $5! You used to be able to pick up a whole set (can of primer, base and top coat) for $5 on Amazon, seriously check it out


And by more fan holes I think he means in the grills themselves

"Krylon Fusion for Plastic" is OK on aluminum, correct? It'd be for the interior.


Back when I was planning on doing a Centurion case mod I was thinking about that paint and Rustoleum (sp?), but I wasn't sure if the Krylon was OK on aluminum.

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Pook: Why don't you pick a good looking case and not mod it?

Please read the first post.

1) If you don't like the case in the first place to post a helpful post, don't post.
2) Don't make useless posts.
3) Show me a good looking case that doesn't "need modding" for $20 shipped.
 

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I'd recommend you use a primer, the paints that don't require it are harder to sand and often you don't get as nice of a finish.

Also if you could take a pic of the front, back & profile. It might be easier for people to come up with idears.

Windows 2000 is hell on a P3 (No photoshop, nothing but .bmp support) so any pictures that you mentioned should be able to find in this review....:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/content/387/

:\\
 

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Damn. I was joking.
I just thought I'd make a good entrance. Now, let's get serious:

Paint is always a good way to make a statement, and to personalize an item. I would paint in inside black so LEDs and UV-Reactive items will show up bright. I would also spend money (and time) on Cable Management, a black sleeving kit and some smart thinking could make a project great. Secondly, I agree with your ideas on cooling; 2 bottom intakes (cool air) and a top exhaust (heat rises).

Since you are going to paint in outside black I would recommend painting all of it black, this way the lights will show up better. More Red, Green, or Blue lights would be a good contrast. Some LEDs that shine against the case look nice; kind of like the one next to microphone jack and USB ports.


Namrac: I'm helpful...
Sometimes...


I agree with you on the colors and the LEDs, a front intake might be hard, though. Unless... He get's a Scythe Fan that takes up 3 5.25" Bay Drives.


Linkerage

Good Luck!
 

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You can't prove this happened. Muahahaha

Primer + 2 coats of flat black on the interior, top blow hole, hole up front (if there's room) and see if Aerocool makes a red LED Xtreme Turbine fan and put it there.
 

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You apologized before my rip, Ninja. I was forced to edit. >.>
 
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