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Old 01-09-08, 08:57 PM
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OC3D Review: WaterCooling UK Case Modding Services

"Fancy an Orange Pearlescent case or maybe a black case with holographic flakes? We put WaterCooling UK's case spray painting service to the test on a mistreated CM Praetorian."



WaterCooling UK Case Modding Services

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Old 01-09-08, 09:10 PM
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Excellent review and a great example of what u can do with such cases.

I think the pricing is kinda ok. If ur set on doing this sorta thing, and especially if u primarily pick up a cheap case or use an old one u have laying around, it works out pretty good. And of course it`s quite unique.

Somewhat by mistake Jim, u have shown a pick of an outstanding idea for a case design/pattern.



Zoomed to proper size, it doesn`t look as good, but those clouds on the smaller pic looks amazing.
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Old 01-09-08, 09:14 PM
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Excellent review and a great example of what u can do with such cases.

I think the pricing is kinda ok. If ur set on doing this sorta thing, and especially if u primarily pick up a cheap case or use an old one u have laying around, it works out pretty good. And of course it`s quite unique.
Cheers dude. Yeah tbh for me, I'd easily pay £120 to have my case sprayed. Just covering my back for the "OMG you cud buy a whole new case for that" remarks

If you're gonna go the route of spray painting tho I'd deffo choose WCUK over doing it myself. I tried to spray my stacker and it cost not far off £120 and took me almost a month. At the end of it, it didnt look amazing and I had a very dead arm

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Zoomed to proper size, it doesn`t look as good, but those clouds on the smaller pic looks amazing.
Haha yeah a couple of times when I looked at the pics in explorer I thought "oooh clouds pretty"
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Old 01-09-08, 10:09 PM
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Just about finish paint inside my case, took me ore than 2 weeks with this wheather...my hand and finger really hurt...this service look amazing. Good review Jim. Just wonder when I mod another case?!?
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Old 02-09-08, 04:27 PM
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I dont understand the £50-70 powder-coating charge...

I have 3 local shops that have quoted me under £30 for an entire case...
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Old 02-09-08, 10:34 PM
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I find all the prices a little high wallet wrenching but as far as I can see their workmanship is very good so its the standard you pay for. Powdercoating is actually very cheap so I can only assume that their service does something more or includes free delivery. Anodising would be worth that sort of stack without a doubt.
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Old 02-09-08, 11:07 PM
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I dont understand the £50-70 powder-coating charge...

I have 3 local shops that have quoted me under £30 for an entire case...
That would involve you doing all the prep work though.

If you gave them a case they wouldn't strip it down, clean it, put grub screws in all the screw threads, re-assemble it and ship it.

Some people can't be bothered with the hassle of it all, it's easier for them to get us to do it.

We have many many examples of previous work as you can see in our WCUK section and so people don't need to worry about the quality of the finish either.

EDIT: I'm also pretty confident in saying that we've now got one of the fastest

(if not THE fastest) turn around times out of all the other companies offering this service.
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Old 02-09-08, 11:57 PM
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very nice, would be worth the money if i had the money
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Old 03-09-08, 11:22 AM
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Thats what I thought was the reasoning. I like disassembling things but I often end up having to buy new screws as I've lost the others I do still enjoy it though.
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If i where to get extenals and internals same price marcus, would it cost the same as 2 colours?

Its not a very big case, smaller than the antec 300, and basic design.

This is it HERE.

I have already sanded down the paint that was on it. all it needs is primed and painted.

Can you quote me a price? PM me it please.

EDIT.

I could just buy the black version for £30. lol this is it HERE.

But please still a quote for 1 whole colour.
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