Discussion in 'Overclocking, Benching & Modding' started by ReV smokey255, Nov 17, 2004.
I actually spray painted it a few days ago. So who knows. :duh:
That cannot be safe.. Speaking of, I'm thinking about spray painting the inside of my case over the summer. Do you have any tips for me? Also, what kind of spray paint should I use (I want a matte black finish)?
I masked off all the parts that put out quite a bit of heat. I've painted motherboards in the past w/ no issues.
Painting a case is tricky. If you want to do a quality job it is going to take a lot of work. Otherwise the paint will scratch off easily. Hell even if you take a lot of time w/ it, it will scratch.
If you can afford $50-$75 I would HIGHLY suggest getting it powdercoated. Super durable that way.
I painted one case in my life. It looked good until I started to throw gear in it. The paint scratched off so easily. Then it looked like a ghetto rig.
I was thinking about powdercoating, but I don't know if I'll be able to afford it. I knew spray painting would scratch of easily, but I looked up how to do it, and apparently it's pretty common practice, and a lot of people seemed to have spray painted it without any issues.
Man, that matt black 8800 does look sick, but couldn't you at least remove the EVGA sticker?
I don't think the eVGA sticker looks all that bad. Didn't know if there was a visble bearing underneath or not so I just left it.
Anyways, finally watercooled my gaming rig last night.
CPU tops out @ 60C @ 4.8GHz while running folding@home. GPU's top out @ 44C @ 975/1250.
Damn these 2nd generation i7s are good with OCing...
Is the top shelf of the rig bending slightly? It kind of looks like it is. Maybe its just the angle that the harddrive is on though
gotta agree.. looks like it's bending. Hell of a beautiful rig, both of em.
A few of mine past and present
Corsair Obsidian 800D
Corsair HX1000 PSU
Supermicro X8DAi Rev2
Intel X5680 CPU's
12GB DDR3-1333 Non ECC
32GB Intel Extreme SSD
2TB Western Digital Sata Drives x2
XFX HD 5970 Black Edition Crossfire
Watercool HK3 CPU Blocks
MIPs RAM Freezers
EK Nickel 5970 GPU Blocks
Hardware Labs SR-1 360 XFlow & 240 Radiators
XSPC Dual Bay-Res
Laing DDC Pumps
Not exactly new but this was my third or so Skulltrail build and the plan was to turn a Coolermaster ATCs 840 into the Zotac GTX295 Infinity retail packaging and mount a Nitro into the front bezel which all turned out pretty good
One from 2007
Tyan Tiger K8WE S2877ANRF
2x AMD Opteron 265 dual core SKT 940 Retail (1.8Ghz-0.9nm-2Mb)
4x 512GB OCZ 3200 EL DDR ECC Reg / Dual Channel
Gainwards 8800GTX Ultra Golden Sample
Antec 850 True Power Quattro PSU
2x 74GB Raptors
2x Danger Den TDX A64 Blocks
Danger Den NV8800 Block
Danger Den Hard Drive Block
Laing DDC 10watt - Alphacool Dual Plexi Res
HWLabs Custom Made GTX X-Flow
2x Yate Loon D12SL-12
CM Cosmos S
CM 1100watt PSU
Intel Skulltrail Motherboard
2x Intel QX9775 Quad Core Extreme CPU’s (Socket 771)
Coolermaster ATCs 840 Chassis x2
EVGA SR-2 Motherboard
EVGA GeForce GTX 480 Hydro Copper *** - Quad Sli
12GB Crucial RAM
Kingston 64GB SSD's
Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 1200w PSU
Cool, I've see a few of them in the build threads....... Nice work indeed.
Do you expect someone to follow now with their measly quad core, crossfire setup?
Nice Lowfat. You always manage to make the cases look so good
hey guys , first post from me , gotta say , i like soe of these rigs guys , realy niceeeeee heres mine
Still on with the BTX form factor i see? Did that ever actually take off?
That's not BTX. It's an upside-down EVGA SR2.
Holy shit how did i miss that :rofl: some pics of my rig coming soon
My current rig for 2012! LGA2011 Upgrade coming soon!
Wish I had a better camera, makes it look bad. Now that I've settled on a fan configuration I thought I'd show this off.
Cooler Master Cosmos 2 with 10 case fans +2 CPU fans all connected to the built in fan controller (3 splitters in use):
-CM 200mm LED top fan, 120mm Gentle Typhoon AP-15 Top fan
-AP-15 Rear fan
-Dual AP-15 fans in the lower hard drive bay
-AP-15 fan in Middle HD fan bay for GPU cooling
-CM 140mm front fan and a CM 120mm front fan just below it which adds cooling to the HDDs.
-Dual AP-15's in the side door blowing out
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