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The before:


And after the destruction:


Now, on to the sanding!

**Update**

I know it has been a while people, but things have been pretty busy at work, and there was alot more sanding than I thought! Thermaltake puts alot of paint on their cases, and it took forever to get it off of there. The sanding has been completed, but before I get to that, check out the goodies that arrived!

Newegg:

Performance PCs:

Frozen CPU:

Now, on to the good parts!

-Completed Sanding

Side Panel #1

Side Panel #2

Top Panel

Bottom Panel

Front Parts

I did some color testing on the paint I bought on the top part of the front panel, looks like the color is going to work just fine!

Today I will be cutting the holes for case fans and possibly doing a bit of primer, so I will be back later with updates!
 

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yeah you rivet all the rivets back in where they used to be. you can use other bolts and whatnot to put it back togeather, but rivets will look better.
 

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Thx guys, now, "does anyone know how to put a case back together after I drilled out all the rivets?" LOL. I am heading to the hardware store tomorrow to see if they have a rivet gun and rivets that will work.

LOL That should be a quote in a sig somewhere...

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yeah you rivet all the rivets back in where they used to be. you can use other bolts and whatnot to put it back togeather, but rivets will look better.

Most case rivets are 1/8in aluminum pop rivets. You might want to check that the holes you fill with rivets are actually for rivets! Some holes are used for case mounting bits, depending on what the maker/model of the case is.
 

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LOL That should be a quote in a sig somewhere...

Most case rivets are 1/8in aluminum pop rivets. You might want to check that the holes you fill with rivets are actually for rivets! Some holes are used for case mounting bits, depending on what the maker/model of the case is.

Haha yea, what I meant when I said that was that there were so many parts once I took it all apart, it will be hard to remember what order they will go back together in. I figured they were 1/8 inch since I used a 1/8 inch drill bit to pop those puppies out. Thanks for the confirmation though!
 

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Ok, so some sanding has been completed, but not all. Man it has been a major pain in the neck to sand down this case to bare metal. Thermaltake apparently likes to use lots of paint in case anyone was wondering! I will update this weekend with more pics of completed sanding once all the panels are done.

Be back again with pics of finished sanding and the first round of painting this weekend, provided that I can find the right color of paint for the case and a hole saw big enough to make holes for 120mm fans. Also still need to order some new acrylic for the side panel window, but I have not been able to take proper measurments on that yet.
 

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LOL That should be a quote in a sig somewhere...

Haha, Dude I so put that in my sig ! That's so funny.


Good luck btw for bumblebee. you got a good idea there. With decent parts
 

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Haha, Dude I so put that in my sig ! That's so funny.


Good luck btw for bumblebee. you got a good idea there. With decent parts
Haha thanks. Yea, I decided not to go all overboard with part ordering like I normally would, since this is for a 5 year old haha. I don't think he would really appreciated a Phenom II or anything, but this all should work well for him to play Spore!
 

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sounds like its going well man. :subscribed: can't wait to see some pics!
 

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On a happy note everyone, I was finally able to get off of work early enough to go pick up my boxes at the office at my apartment complex that contain all of my goodies for this build! I still have a few things to order for it, but all the major components have arrived! I will update either later tonight or tomorrow sometime with the unboxing event of all the goodies! Also, I will be including some build pics since I now have everything sanded down and totally disassembled. I color tested the paint that I will be using for the build, and I think it will turn out awesome! STAY POSTED.
 

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when are we going to see an update pootergeek40? This is shapping up to be a good one.

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Later tonight, or tomorrow night I will update with pics. We have downgraded to just one camera in the household, that being a Nikon D700, that the little lady uses for work, so I have to wrestle it away from her before I can take MOAR updated pics lol.
 

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I got that processor recently and I love it.

Looks to be a sweet mod!
 
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