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    Well, I built the "Red Storm" in 2011 and It has lived up to my initial vision....










    But....Like everything else, it must be updated and revamped........






    Enter the new vision.........




    The theme will have to change as well as the color scheme....

    Asus Sabertooth X990 mobo
    Cooler Master V6gt
    paracord sleeving
    Crucial SSD M4 128gb
    GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 8gb...the red heatspreaders have to change..
    EVGA GTX 550 Ti
    AMD Phenom X4 955 Black Edition



    I'm thinking a Desert Cameo theme...inside and out
    change the heatspreaders on the RAM to match the theme
    side window will change....got some ideas..maybe LED lite edges...more on that later..
    and maybe a few odds and ends....as it progresses....





    Operation Sabertooth is underway.....Red Storm is being relocated to a undisclosed TrailerPark location......






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    Now for ....Operation Sabertooth....

    Removed all the components and separated the case parts.

    Stripped and ready...

    Let the painting begin....











    Base color is set.....





    Decided upon Digital Desert Camo......If i only knew just how much this was gonna be labor intensive....

    Being cheap and wanting to it all myself, I went to:

    Camouflage Paint Stencils

    and printed out my own stencils.....and the cutt'n begins!





    this took me 3 days of cutt'n with an exacto.....but it was worth it coz It's unique!


    Second color added over "cuts".......




    If you look, you can see the stencils under the second coat.

    More to cut and another color or two to add!




    Been a busy few days......

    Having cut out 11 sheets of digi prints, time to use some...








    now for the 3rd color....






    Hopefully I won't need a 4th color....will remove stencils when it dries and we'll see how it looks...


    Off course....I bought my Ripjaws before I decided on a color scheme...so I need to fix them..



    more on that later.....gonna paint the heatspreaders.


    Also started on the cable sleeving.....



    Damn 24 pin is a TRUE pain ....using my customized pin remover!





    Had to change all those pins from the Red Storm (red & black)......Military colors now!

    I never relized just how BAD those 'ol heatshrinks looked....I'm embarrassed!




    AS you can see....going with paracord and heatshrinkless connections....











    That's all for now.....fingers are raw from those damn pins/connectors!!
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    great so far... like it

    and I also have the Sabertooth 990FX but with a phenom X6 1050T....

    let me find a place here in this corner...

    anyone wants some nachos
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    Digital Desert Camo...Very cool.
     
     

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    Can't wait to see how the paint job turns out!
     
     

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    should turn out great, cant wait to see more. Being in the military I love any military related PC mods
     
     

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    I was scared when I saw the case on the first picture and also when I saw the sleeving on the cable but this is looking awesome Really looking forward to see more
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiryu_libra View Post
    great so far... like it

    and I also have the Sabertooth 990FX but with a phenom X6 1050T....

    let me find a place here in this corner...

    anyone wants some nachos

    Awesome!...I'll join you!
     
     

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    OK......

    The moment of truth.....time to peal all them stencils and pray.....




    I was worried that they might get stuck...waited a few days soz the paint would set.....BUT, no problems!
    I was concerned @ the "Espresso" color, as it seemed a bit too dark and I was also concerned that I might not have used enough Large stencils on the first color "Fossil"......However, it worked out exactly like the vision I had in my rattled brain!

    Imagine that!!!!












    Of course, I'll have to wet sand it now to level the layers and gonna shoot it with a Satin Clearcoat......I had some overspray, as a couple stencils lifted on the edges (from the first layer).....BUT, you know what?......they sorta add depth and texture to the print......I might just leave them!!!...........OR NOT!



    Also painted the heatspreaders on the RAM....


    Again missed a little line @ the labels, minor touch-up!
    Last edited by Trak; 07-25-2012 at 06:09 PM.
     
     

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    Looking good man. All that hard work paid off
     
     

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    tha camu paint it's gorgeous... well done man
     
     

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