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    Cool Case Painting

    hehehehehehe, sorry, I just had to do that.

    I painted my case yesterday.

    British Racing Green

    It actually looks really really nice. My dad helped me (well ok, he did it for me) but it looks like it was professionally sprayed.

    Ive got some pics on the way, so I will post them on here when I get them .

    Also, since I installed Windows 2000 my temperatures have been a lot better. With my Volcano 9 80mm fan on 3010rpm, idle temps are 45'c and full load temps are 48-49'c.

    When I had ME on the same machine, and the fan on 4218rpm, my idle temps were 47-48'c and full load temps were upto 52'c!

    Pics coming soon, along with my new website
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    Looking forward to seeing the new site with the new case!
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    Thanks Toolbox.

    Should be up for weekend, just gotta sort out my PC and then I can spend some proper time sorting the site out
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    Pics are up!!!

    Ok everyone, finally sorted out both sites.

    The pics are up. Click on the link in my signature that says Mod Mental.

    My other site is up, but I havent uploaded my computing section yet

    It will be up soon.

    Thanks for reading this thread and let me know what you think.
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    Hehe, that look miles better. Not saying it looked bad before! Um... good job.



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    Looks nice, but you still need to paint those drives. Just pop the face plates off lightly sand, prime, and paint. It is pretty easy to do.



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    Thumbs up

    Looks good agw_01, what method did you use for painting it?

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    Looks nice man! Great job!
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    Thanks all!

    Cheers MuFu. It didn't look too bad before, but I wanted to a better job on this case than I did on my black K6-2. The paint has started to fall off in places

    Todd a, i know exactly what you mean about the Voodoo. Its starting to get on my nerves... I cant play UT2003 properly. When I start the game it'll slow down straight away for about 2 minutes and then after that it'll be fine. I really need to play this game, but I cant afford a GF3 at the moment Will have to see how money is after christmas.
    As for the drives, I took the front panels to my dads to paint them, but there was only enough for the case, lol. Ill have to get some more and paint them. I bet it'll look pretty smart all green lol

    Locke, firstly I primed it, and then sprayed it on. I held the can about 30cm from the case panels and sprayed in a constant across movement fashion. Well ok, I didn't, but my dad did It looks ok in real life when you dont have a bloody camera flash bouncing off it

    Cheers DuronClocker. Still needs a bit of work, as Todd said, but I am pleased with it.
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    It is also best if you lightly sand it so the paint sticks better, also a light degreaser to remove any oils. Automotive paint works pretty good and try to stay away from the glossy ones as they will show off all the defects. Several light coats with about 30 minutes between coats is best, then let sit overnight to cure.
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    Cheers Todd. That'll be useful, as I don't want to mess up the drives when I paint them.

    It'll probably be January when I finally get round to doing it, but im getting a window kit in over christmas, so that will be rather nice to look at
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