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Old 18-10-13, 04:18 PM
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Hi guys.



I am planning a refresh of my PC.

Well this time I'm going for something a little more unique

Orange is the theme!


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EDIT: 21/10/2013
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Mayhems
Bitfenix
DemciFlex



EDIT: 21/10/2013
Thanks to Bitfenix for the LED strips and orange coloured cables
Mick from Mayhems has kindly provided me 2 large bottles of Orange fluid for the w/c.
A big thank you goes to Pascal at Aquatuning for sorting me out a great deal on the case. Well happy with it now

Thanks to Noise blocker for the support in the way of 20 x fans for my build

So firstly I got this PSU





And took the bugger apart, it wasnt easy to get into the unit, I needed pliers as some of the screws were buggers! Mind you, your not meant to take them apart.





I removed the Antec logo plate from the PSU, I intend to glue this back on once finished.




Next job was to primer the PSU frame... but first I celotaped the rear part of the PSU frame as that has the connection info printed on it, I wanted to keep that info.



Finally primer time









Test sample radiator next














Now the PSU panels have had an hour and half to dry (primer drys really quickly)





PSU put back together

sorry about the first pic









Test radiator is now finished and dry.



Antec tricool fans. stripped down and motor and bearings taped up and just sprayed the primer, waiting for it to dry then putting on the first layer of orange











Not really happy with either of these



May as well announce the case I've bought

http://www.ldcooling.com/shop/atx-hp...-interior.html



Case has arrived, its massive.... I have a bit of a problem, it doesnt fit under my desk and there is no room for it to go on top of my desk!!!




















Well my PSU colour matches the rest of the orange in the case.







Just need to decide what do do with the cables now on the PSU.

I went to see RJKONEILL at OCUK. We discussed my build and I asked him for his expertise on his radiator knowledge.

I left with this.



Its a silver Aluminum framed AX480 rad from XSPC with a copper radiator.
My intention is to paint the frame orange, like my test rad, this frame actually is removable from the rad fins centre, so makes it much easier to paint too.





Thanks again RJK for the advise

Rad striped down.

First layer of primer is on and drying now.







Not bought the AX360 yet, just got the AX480 first to test the paint on

Also they only had 1 x AX480 left. I bought the last one, the AX360 they have loads of stock still

well the ends of the rad frame have been sprayed.

3 coats so far.





The main frame has had its first coat.







Oh and I bought this for once the orange layers are finished....





got my decent camera out

































Well I have spoken to DemciFlex and they are making me some custom dust filters for this, looking forward to receiving them next week

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Old 18-10-13, 05:59 PM
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Old 18-10-13, 06:16 PM
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Orange peel? I really dont know why people bother painting stuff and then rush it. Take that little bit longer and it could have looked lush.

FYI before you go nuts paint and colours is my mastermind subject so this is just a pet hate of mine.
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Old 18-10-13, 06:28 PM
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where is the painting peeling? The quad rad is laquered and protected. Go troll elsewhere...

I don't claim to be an expert at painting, it's not 100% paint perfect, but it is never going to be, spraying by hand.

I'm happy and it looks good, that is the important thing.
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Old 18-10-13, 06:33 PM
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Really nice good work!
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Old 18-10-13, 06:42 PM
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where is the painting peeling? The quad rad is laquered and protected. Go troll elsewhere...

I don't claim to be an expert at painting, it's not 100% paint perfect, but it is never going to be, spraying by hand.

I'm happy and it looks good, that is the important thing.
Orange peel mate. You can see its not smooth. Also about the trolling bit mind your tongue, you post on a forums namely MY one and Ill say if I do or dont like something.

Spraying by hand wont be perfect thats why you have to spend longer on the prep and finish. I know all too well because I used to build custom rigs for a living.

If you have the time you can get flawless results.
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Old 18-10-13, 06:45 PM
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FYI before you go nuts paint and colours is my mastermind subject so this is just a pet hate of mine.


nice colour though.
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Old 18-10-13, 06:47 PM
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The paint doesn't need to be micro-smooth, I really don't care about that. I have published this on a number of forums and you are the first person to pick fault with it, no need for such arrogance to be honest, in your last replpy to me.

I stand by my comments, I think you are trolling. Like it or lump it, it's my opinion!

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Old 18-10-13, 06:49 PM
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The Guv is not trolling, he knows what he is talking about. He did not say the paint was peeling, he said orange peel which refers to the texture of your paint job. It resembles the peel of an orange.
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Old 18-10-13, 06:50 PM
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The colours look nice, but you have to respect the guvnor and take his critiscm as a constructive one, I don't think he is trolling, he is just pointing out what could be improved. I will be following this thread for sure.
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