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    Step two Complete

    Well, Seeing as I had the covers painted from my how to paint a case walkthrough I figured maybe I should paint the box
    After gutting the case I cut filed and sanded the stamped grills from the case to give the fans some breathing room, also the power supply grate.
    I then gave the rest a bath in " True Blue ' inside and out.
    After drying I reasembled positioning drives for best air flow.
    Next week Iwill do the backer board, probably in Aluminum for contrast but still havn't made up my mind on that and some chrome wire fan grills, if I can find someone around here who has them.

    Need to pick up a new ROM or DVD, still thinkin on that.
    Bigest thing I'm stuck on is what to do with the drive bays???
    DamnI wished I got that Theater Sound card with the blue drive bay instead of the Live 5.1
    And after that some wire loom if I can find it in red or Yellow and some graphics, still thinkin checkered flag waving across the case.








    Oh well, time to plan for step 3
    Last edited by Chris; 04-09-03 at 10:07 PM.

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    neato, I have almost the same mobo good stuff ain't it?
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    no wait different mobo s i was fooled at first by the blue pcb and the orange northbridge heatsink
    sorry
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    Originally posted by Onethenumber2
    no wait different mobo s i was fooled at first by the blue pcb and the orange northbridge heatsink
    sorry
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    damn.. that musta took a long time to tape all them wires so neatly and nicely.. well done

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    Originally posted by Immortal
    damn.. that musta took a long time to tape all them wires so neatly and nicely.. well done
    Thanks Immy, but I thought that part looks like poop.....lol
    Did that way back when, don't particularely like the tape now.
    Have to redo that if I can get some nice cable sleeves.

    But it does aid in air flow

    BTW, how bout that reflection on the bottom of the case, you would swear its still wet to look at

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    I like how you took off the PCI exhast blower and used it for airflow

    great paint job

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    Originally posted by tHE_0ne
    I like how you took off the PCI exhast blower and used it for airflow

    great paint job
    damn fan only lasted two months.........lol
    Nice little crome grill though so i kept it for just that reason

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    I have that same case I think. Looks good.

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    Chris, you are an artist! Why are you wasting those talents in the construction industry? Man you should be painting cases and stufferz for a living!

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    Nice color, I wouldn't worry about the fan grills unless you have small pets. You won't be poking around the back of you pc much anyway.
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    Originally posted by Ken
    Chris, you are an artist! Why are you wasting those talents in the construction industry? Man you should be painting cases and stufferz for a living!
    I'm not in the construction now, remember...
    I'm an Internet technical support person for everybodies favorite ISP..........lol

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    Found some cool yellow wire loom


    And covered the drive bays and rom with aluminum foil tape????
    Not sure about that 0ne, it might grown on me

    Last edited by Chris; 06-09-02 at 11:16 PM.

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    Originally posted by RoundEye
    Nice color, I wouldn't worry about the fan grills unless you have small pets. You won't be poking around the back of you pc much anyway.
    Whats really cool is you reach over and grab a handfull of case to move it over a bit on the desk and ya stick your fingers into the fan..........lol

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