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#1
Goal: turn a trashed HP mATX case into a patriotic beauty, while spending no more than $6.50 USD.

the plan: pearly white interior, red panels, blue top, plexiglass window.

6/2/09/ 2:00 am

completed side panel cutting, my first time using a dremel...looks better than expected.
6/8/09/ 5:58 pm
after finishing an interview and landed a sweet part time job, its back to modding.
i bought the spray paint today and am now applying the primer.
7/10/2009 4:43 PM
its done, and is now up for sale!
what i ended out doing:
removed all of the useless parts that comes with a HP case, cleaned, disassembled, hosed down, blow dried, primed each metal part separate, than painted the plastic parts, than spray painted the primed metal, than finally re-assembled, shot tons of pics, and is now sitting on my desk waiting to have a beastly mATX rig in it!
 

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#2
No more than 6.50$? Interesting... how much did the spray paint cost you :p
 

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then we assume the plexi was a dollar and change?

Good plan, I would like to see reciepts when its complete though:roll:
 

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then we assume the plexi was a dollar and change?

Good plan, I would like to see reciepts when its complete though:roll:
plexi was left over from my last project, "Yorky cube".
 

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well stop with the suspense, whats the other $1.30 going to?
 

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well stop with the suspense, whats the other $1.30 going to?
i have no idea yet...give me some idea's :)


problems with paint: the primer i got is F*** gay! never buy Fusion spray paint, its ruined my right side panel and most of the inside of this project.
 

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i have no idea yet...give me some idea's :)


problems with paint: the primer i got is F*** gay! never buy Fusion spray paint, its ruined my right side panel and most of the inside of this project.
looks like it may go to stripper or sandpaper :ohwell:
 

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some crazy person called braveheart and my case is almost done.
 

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the product is finished and pics will be up in a bit.
 

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done :D
 

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Nicely done paint work. Great job taking a simple old case and fixing it up.