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My first case mod

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    Paint the ENTIRE case, inside out?

    Chris
     
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    Had that planed. Looking at painting it Intel blue w/ black. My first intel build :toast:
    Going to try and get a budy of mine to shoot it with auto paint.
     
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    not much HDD space though is there :(

    also what would you need to protech the paint after spraying the case? any kind of laqour/primer?

    o yeh, be sure to get some grill covers on those fans, other wise you'll end up with a case of dust really quick, lol
     
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    looking forward to this. Congrats
    I see room for at least 6 Hdds, there is plenty of room.

    PS: I vote for sideways Hdds with wires exiting out the mobo tray side.
     
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    Good start,

    • Cut the front Grill out too.

    • Cut the mobo tray to aid in wire management

    • Match the exit path of your fan to your blow hole to aid air-flow


    You might want to add another 120mm intake in the cd-rom chamber, like so:

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    Keep us posted,

    Bryan D.

    PS - I hate to sound mean, but that blow-hole is horribly done. Some tape would have helped you out in preventing the scratches.
     
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    I took the HDD bay out. Going to use the bay for the floppy and such. That will open it up for good air flow from the front intake fan.

    As for paint.... Im going to wet sand and seal with a good spray primer, then sand and primer a few more times. Then if He will do it, get it shot with auto paint and a few clear coats.

    @ bryan Not to woried about scratches. Its all getting striped sanded and repainted anyways.
     
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    i know you'll get the satisfaction of it being your own modded case but by the time you've done wouldn't it be cheaper just to buy a case with garenteed cooling requirements?
     
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    this is my new most favorite tool
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=42006

    excellent for rounding fan holes
    dude ur a serious bummer, what fun is buying something already done?
     
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    I edited my first post with some additional suggestions. :)
     
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    Masking tape is your friend if you spray it. For example the part were the case side panels touch the case put masking tape over it.


    Looking good so far...

    So why check the thread in the 1st place ?.. And most cases can be modded even the best can be improved...
     
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    Its not going to really cost much to do, just time, paint and a few new fans.

    I have the Black and decker version of that kit.

    Good suggestions :toast:
     
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    YOu can see where I marked the bottom for a inlet fan. Good idea? Or no?
     
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    well yeah why not, just make sure your going to get the best flow of air from where you decide to put it, which you should put it where you get the best flow of air, lol, and are any of your cable's going to hang that low, what might get in the way?
     
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    Going to cut the mobo tray for cables and such, so nothing will be hanging that low.
     
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    aim for the best air flow then :)
     
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    Starting to look for 120mm fans. Going for fans with white LED's. What are some shops to find good fans? Newegg and sites like that dont really have much to choose from.
    Colors that I am going for are Intel blue (or as close as I can get), black and white trim w/ white LED fans.
     
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    overclockers.co.uk, they have some brilliant little accesories in like that
     
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    Well paint started today. Got a light sanding and a black primer. My buddy is getting ready to shoot a 1970 Hemi Cuda (f^$king hot car) this coming week and is going to have a few shots left over for my little mod. Colors changed a little, well alot. He is going to use Black Cherry on the car. Looks freakin sweeeeeeet!! It looks black, but in sunlight it shows a very light metalic flake of a deep crimson red :rockout: I think I am going to goto a "black out" look. The psu and mobo are a dark blue so I will still have some contrast colors in it. Hows this sound? Black case inside and out, black fans w/ white LED's (if I can find them) with a hint of black light in the bottom. The black light should pick up on the white lettering and such on the mobo. The hs for the video card will be painted black.
    Will post some pics of the primer shot today when I get it later this evening after some dry time.
     
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    why not go for a couple of 12" UV "cold cathode sticks" pick them up for around £8, not sure what that roughly is in dollers.
     
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    I was just looking at some right now LoL!
     
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    i used to have some... quite afew diffrent colours actually, lol, i broke mine alot, everytime i needed to go in my case for what ever reason i'd lean on them with my hands n they break easier than you think, lol.
     

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