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Postby sox 06 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:05 pm

I've decided to build myself a computer because my old one just isn't getting the job done. I started picking out the parts and when it came to finding a case, I realized that I had one lying around the house. However, it is cream and purple colored and sort of beat up. I wasn't willing to build a nice computer and put it in this case so I decided to paint it.

I took the two sides, top and the front bezel off of the frame. Then I took some 220 grit sand paper and roughed up the surfaces so the paint would (hopefully) stick. Finally, a few coats of paint from the old rattle can and I am close to having a new-looking case to put my new computer in.

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I should have the painting done and the case put back together by Monday or Tuesday of next week. I should be able to build the rest of it late next week. Updates on the progress will come as soon as I can get them done ;-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:40 pm

Good luck. ;-D I'm sure you will enjoy it that much more once it's up and running.
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Postby bleach168 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:37 pm

Cool. Keep us updated.
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Postby ayebatter » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:59 am

You seem to have some extra time on your hands, can you do my house next ;-D
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Re: Custom Computer Case and Computer...

Postby sox 06 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:07 pm

ayebatter wrote:You seem to have some extra time on your hands, can you do my house next ;-D

You want a rattle can spray paint job on your house? :-D

I've used my two days off this week to try and finish this. I'm almost done with the paint and its actually coming out slightly better than I was expecting.
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Re: Custom Computer Case and Computer...

Postby sox 06 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:15 am

The case came out better than I thought it was going to. There are a couple of imperfections here and there, but that's what inexperience and lack of patience will get you :*)

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Now the real fun begins. The parts are coming today, but I won't have time to build the computer until Thursday. I will post updates on that as well ;-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:20 am

Nice floppy drive. :^
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Postby thedude » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:26 am

It looks nice. ;-D
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Re: Custom Computer Case and Computer...

Postby sox 06 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:28 am

Lofunzo wrote:Nice floppy drive. :^

Haha I know. This case is pretty old (obviously) and I tried to think of a way to fill in the slot for the floppy. But then I figured doing something like that would be way over my head and in the end it might look worse. There's no floppy going in this computer though.
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Re: Custom Computer Case and Computer...

Postby Lofunzo » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:12 pm

sox 06 wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:Nice floppy drive. :^

Haha I know. This case is pretty old (obviously) and I tried to think of a way to fill in the slot for the floppy. But then I figured doing something like that would be way over my head and in the end it might look worse. There's no floppy going in this computer though.


I was kidding (as you know). It looks sweet. ;-D
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