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    Need a bit of help deciding on colouration of drives

    I know this isn't a real case mod, but I just wanted to know how to take off the f ront frame of dvd/cd-rw drives. So far I manage to paint the tray's front panel black (use some war hammer paint I have left over some a while ago.). Was going to paint the front pannels metalic to match the case. Here a pic of the front of the case.

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    This isn't a very good pic, but here you go

    After doing about 30mins of painting, this is the result!

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    What exactly are we looking at here?

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    Ahh my two cd-drives, let me get a flash light

    ahh here maybe this is better?
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    Ohhhh, I see them now....it's nice...That's the color combo I was going to do with my next one.... coolies

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    Terran, what paint did you use? and do u know what kind of paint should i use if i want to paint my whole case?

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    Re: This isn't a very good pic, but here you go

    Originally posted by terrancelam
    After doing about 30mins of painting, this is the result!

    its a tv its a stereo, its a computer, its a... i dont ****ING KNOW!!! lol



    does that case fit micro atx mobos?

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    Originally posted by cy
    Terran, what paint did you use? and do u know what kind of paint should i use if i want to paint my whole case?
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    Big T if I were you I'd leave that colour combo as is. The black tray with silver looks great. In my opinion it looks great. Good job.
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    hmmm

    Originally posted by cy
    Terran, what paint did you use? and do u know what kind of paint should i use if i want to paint my whole case?
    For the whole case, I don't know, but for the CD-Rom drives, I used some "Warhammer" paint, that's non acrylic and water based, incase I made a mistake.

    And thanks Nuke! ahh took about 45 mins to paint, but ahh satisfaction!
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    Terrance why don't you try to STEALTH mod your drives. I'm gonna do it. It looks great.

    Check it out here

    There's other, more dificult ways of doing this mod. Just do a google search or try here
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    Originally posted by NuclearHeadache
    Terrance why don't you try to STEALTH mod your drives. I'm gonna do it. It looks great.

    Check it out here

    There's other, more dificult ways of doing this mod. Just do a google search or try here
    woah! looks pretty cool
    Thanks Mikey for the link and terran for reply

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    Nice looking case Terrance! does it help out with your temps yet??

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    Well, i've seen that case at the computer store myself and it's a pretty big space in there, so I think there should be a temp improve

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    Cool. Hey Big-T I did the stealth mod on my Lian Li and it works, looks great too. I had to cut some of the metal on the cd rom cover but it looks great.
    I went to Crappy Tire and they had a mastercraft rotary tool for 54 bucks. Works great.... the cutting disks break very easily though. Anyways try the stealth mod, you won't be dissapointed.

    When I stealth my burner and, somehow, floppy drive, I'll post some pics. By then I'll have purchased a web cam.

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    Well

    Nuke:
    I just painted the drives and plus the only two bay slot covers left have words printed on them, I was thinking of sticking with what I just painted , no offence. But nice to hear about the mod on your case! Did you say you got a drill or a dremel tool? Would be cool to get one, was considering modding a case or two .

    Dr.Doug:
    Indeed it did! If you didn't already read that long long thread on how I was planning to do it, and that night I stayed up incrediably late doing it, well here are the results.

    Previous Temps:
    CPU Idle: 54C
    Full load: 58-59C
    System: 30-32C

    Previous Case with Side Panels off:
    CPU Idle:49C
    Full load: 56C
    System:30C

    Minion IMT-4000
    CPU Idle:43-44C
    Full load: 49C(games and divx)
    System:26-27C

    All temps were taken within the same 12 hour period to reduce the off chance of massive temperature change, Used the same psu, hs/f solution and just about everything, except for the cases. Tells you the difference a good case can make! Still I am worried about the noise, the 7k fan is bearble for me, but it's still loud, so I'm considering getting a Alpha PAL 8045 with a TT 37cfm, 2900rpm 80mm fan on it, I heard that the delta it comes with is incredibly loud. But I'll let you know if things change!

    Cy: Indeed this case is a LOT roomier! Infact, this is the first time I can take off the shell/panels of my case and see my cpu fan's heatsink! Not only that, I can feel the cool air being sucked in to the case from the side panels! It's incredible!
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