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  1. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    Hi
    this is my old case: http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/258, as some of you will notice the side is bad cutted, and the window has glue on it
    I and a friend are going to mod it to make a good looking window on it, as well as some intake fans (original had none), we are just going to do the case mod to put a future lanparty pc inside since the case is very lightweight 2kg without everything

    Do you have any suggestions for this mod?
    colors, window size, everything :D
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    Doe anyone know how to paint a case?, i'm thinking of doing it, but i don't know how
    :confused:
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    photos of the murdered case:
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    Tools table

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    To paint a case, reflective car style:
    Sand the old paint down, by the looks you already did.
    Give it a layer of metal primer.
    Spray a thin layer of base coat, doesn't have to cover everything completely, just a very thin layer. Let dry.
    Spray a 2nd layer, you may cover the rest where there is no paint, by this layer, no more trace of primer should be seen. Let dry.
    Spray a third layer, let dry, and look for orange peels. Using fine grit (1400ish) sandpaper with water to get rid of them, rinse often.
    If everything looks alright, do the same with clear coat.

    That's just a simple procedure, hope it helps.
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    the case hasn't been sanded, it's aluminium not painted, do i have to sand it?
    btw, does anyone saw my 3.5' bays? :D
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    *GASP*

    That's a little to graphic man

    Thanks, now I'm traumatized for the rest of my life
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    Since it's bare metal, you can clean it with some medium (alcohol, paint thinner, etc) and start with the primer, and make sure you let each layer dry completely before moving on to the next, it might take you a week to finish but you'll like the result.
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    here is the side already cutted and sanded, most of the case has been sanded

    it's reflective :)
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    More updates soon
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    Still a bit rough by the pics, you want to be able to run your finger on the edge with 1lb of presure without getting a cut.
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    it was done with paper sand not with a machine, the pics aren't very good too, but i will probabily sand it a bit more :)
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    i just have one question. how do u like your TT Silent Tower cpu cooler? how well does it perform? my tt volcano is loud as hell, i need something quieter.
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i sold my silent tower a few months ago, when i changed to am2 (it was not compatible) i now have the stock cooler, my friend (i sold him the cooler) says that it's on the hot days of summer never reached 60ºc under full load, and since the temps are down it hasn't reached to 50ºc, it has a 120mm fan in it (21db), if you could lap the cooler it will give a better performance than above, wich is your cpu?
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    i have an amd athlon xp 2700, so it probably wouldnt get as hot as the prescott, i assume.
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    only if you put in some crazy overclock :p , are you thinking of overclocking it much?, in your cpu at stock clocks it will probabily run passive :)
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    yeah i will run it stock, im not much of an overclocker at all. but i do play cs, so it gets hot every once in a while
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    you should look to a ac freezer 64 too, and see if your case fans, and graphics are doing much noise, if you go with the sonic tower passive keep a fan at hand for the hot days from summer
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    you might want to do something with the corners of that windowed panel, as it stands it will make it look very "boxey" when its all finished imo.
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    i like it boxey, the acrylic side panel will be like the front, with the acrylic also covering the aluminium, it is currently stopped 'cause my damn board is making me go nuts :mad: , thinking of rma it and buy a SLI version, but i didn't wan't another ASUS :cry:
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    Asus Crosshair rocks ;) buy one :D
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    :cry: f..cking asus gay board (m2n-e) :cry:
    i have 250€ right now but i also need a hdd, and i don't wan't to spend it all now :( , and what am i going to do with mine then (turkey shoot?)
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    buy the crosshair, sell ur mobo, buy new hdd, sell old hdd :D
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    do i look like i have a money tree?, old hdd is worth very litle money, and i don't know anyone that wants my mobo :( , i'm looking for ppl that wan't a computer so i can sell the board and buy a better one for me :cool:
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    That's about how I do my upgrading. I get some money, replace one thing, then sell it for money and replace another thing, etc. You would probably need to start with the most expensive item, which may be the mobo. Maybe if you get the Crosshair you can sell yours for enough to buy a new HDD, then sell your HDD or keep it for backups.
    Crunching for Team TPU

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