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GrimReaper23 07-24-2006 02:55 AM

New Case Mods
 
Ok I will be getting my Thermaltake Armor in the mail in like 3 days, so I need to prepare for some mods I am gonna do right off the bat. I was gonna paint the inside and also change the fan leds. Two questions what should I look for at radio shack for the leds to change them for blue to green, obviously new leds but anything exact on them, also I am wondering should I sand down the inside of the case when I paint it?

massacreinfallx 07-24-2006 03:19 PM

i wouldn sand anything down. painting it would probably be good enough

lancec2c30 07-24-2006 06:11 PM

well you could go with a primer over it. Or some people use flat white to make the new color look a little better.

xenium 07-24-2006 07:40 PM

ah, dont use radio shack leds! Theyre **** leds and are EXTREMELY dim, about 20mcd, where normal leds are 3,000+ mcd. Plus theyre a buck or two a pop, whereas you can get 100 leds for 10 bux (ebay). If you want individual ones, theyre like $.20 an led. You wont need resistors becuase blue and green leds need 3.3v, wheras red leds need 2.1v. As for your paint question, if you want the inside super smooth, put a coat of primer, sand w/ 800 drit sand paper, another coat of primer, sand w/ 1000 grit sand paper, coat of primer, sand w/ 2000 grit sand paper. For an incredible finish, after every coat AFTER you prime, wet sand with 2000 grit sand paper then do a coat or two of clear. I honestly dont know why you would put that much work into the inside of the case, but its your choice :D

GrimReaper23 07-24-2006 10:37 PM

Ok thanks guys, I will be getting my case in about 3 or so days, I will attempt to swap the leds out for green ones, I am gonna go to home depot and buy some paint, I am thinkng about using auto paint but I am sure krylon will be just as good, I am gonna clear coat it as well. I donno if I should prime the inside if it is that much of a big deal or not.I will post pictures.

massacreinfallx 07-26-2006 10:19 AM

hey i just got done painting my case, i went with the metallic black auto paint and it looks beautiful. it really goes good with the leds and uv reactive parts..

i have pics if you are considering black but dont know what it would look like or somthing

aspire 07-26-2006 04:26 PM

pics

massacreinfallx 07-26-2006 05:09 PM

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/738/picture008pl2.jpg
http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/738/picture008pl2.jpg

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/2871/picture009tl2.jpg
http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/2871/picture009tl2.jpg

aspire 07-26-2006 06:55 PM

I dont like the power supply...

vipercrazed 07-26-2006 07:42 PM

^^^, i know it has aspire written all over it...
better known as poop;)


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