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  1. Snapped a quick close up after clear coat. One more coat of clear tomorrow, than hopefully reassemble tomorrow or Friday night. [Update - 2/27/20] Just put down the last coat of clear, should be able to finish unmasking tomorrow and reassemble the case. Though I won't be updating again until my daughter and I can build it. Her birthday is Saturday, but the party is on Sunday so I'm not sure if we'll give it to her on Sat, and assemble it then or wait. We'll see. Two things I will note, if you're thinking about using this paint or something else similar, definitely start with a white primer base, you might be able to use a silver metallic as well to get a different look, but the colour is transparent, so whatever if beneath will show through. As well, it drys to a very matte finish, so I needed to use a gloss clear to bring out the luster, also to seal in the glitter. Also, maybe avoid the cheaper Rustoleum white primer, not sure if it was just because it was a cold can (maybe I'll try heating it up in a water bath next time), but it definitely did not spray very well. Just food for thought.
  2. My only suggestion might be to grab a piece of about 1/4" acrylic about the same size as the pump mounting slots on the back wall and sand down the sides of it and mount a light strip facing into it to illuminate the slots from behind, would go well with the lighting you already have. Good job!
  3. It's the closest I can get to getting paint mixed or adding throw on metal flake. As long as you do light coats with it, as it's easy to overdo it with the glitter. The interior isn't going to be too flashy, just white and maybe a matching pink PSU shroud when I get time. I also made a template for an acrylic back wall, but I'm not sure if I'm going to bother. We'll see. For now the lighting is just ambient from the white led fans that are going in. But I may get a cheap light strip later on. Thanks for the interest!
  4. Second coat was done this morning. Glitter is down. If you're thinking it's a bit loud, yup. It is. It's for a six year old.
  5. Not much to update aside from....... COLOUR! It is.. very... very... pink. Like.. Linus' Lambo Pink... Like if it were outside you could easily see it from space pink. I'll likely hit it with another coat in the morning, and hopefully with the glitter before I head to work. Maybe clear at about midnight or so.
  6. IMO, if its just for gaming and the odd project, a 3700x is total overkill. You'd be fine with a 3600. It really depends on what you're going to use it for. I'm all about leapfrogging my upgrades so I don't have to buy everything all at once. I'm doing graphics this year, CPU/mobo next year. In your case, the 1070ti is still a decent card, so I'm tempted to say, swap for a good B450 mobo, some fast (3200mHz +) RAM, and the aforementioned R5 3600. If you're looking to max out performance... (bang for budget) PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CJ6WJb CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($211.15 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($152.80 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($95.99 @ Amazon) Storage: ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($693.98 @ Newegg) Case: Lian Li LANCOOL II-X ATX Mid Tower Case ($102.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($103.49 @ Amazon) Total: $1510.37 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 21:45 EST-0500 For giggles I also swapped out the GPU for a 2080ti.... Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($1053.98 @ Newegg) Total: $1870.37 Not a bad way to spend 2g.
  7. Not much to update today. Go the clear on the front intake + 5.25" bay covers last night and reassembled the covers just now after I rotated the case to finish spraying the white on the top of the interior better as well as the bottom. Hopefully tomorrow it will be dry so I can mask the interior and shoot the colour. Then another day, then Mr. SPAAAAAAAAWWWKLE, then clear. Eventually I'm going for pink / sparkle exterior and white interior/mesh.
  8. So, I figured I'd add another to the ranks of the PC Master Race. My daughter is turning in the next week, and has enjoyed playing Minecraft on my PC, so I decided to mark the occasion by collecting parts and modding a case for her. After her birthday we'll assemble it together. I figured I'd add a little build log for her machine too, seeing as I finally watercooled my own a little while back and I was getting anxious to start another mini project. I'll provide a link below to the PCpartpicker parts list, though I'll warn you much of it is hand-me-down parts, and it's not designed for earth-shattering performance. Just something for homework / 1080p gaming. I already tore down most of the case, as you can tell... this paint job is going to be a tad bright... OK, its borederline obnoxious. She's going to love it. I also snagged a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate (2013) off Kijiji for super cheap, the font was going to be a bit much for a first grader to read, so I swapped the keycaps for my factory Corsair ones off my K70. I also happened to have an eVGA Torq X10 kicking around that I won off an online giveaway like 4 years ago. It should fit the bill!
  9. By the time it was all said and done I think I was in it for around $350-400 CAD, mind you I also don't have a GPU block as I'm waiting until I upgrade. I used a bunch of Barrow and Darkside parts, and honestly, I'm pretty sure that the Darkside fittings are re-badged Barrow, but I could be wrong. Either way I'll probably order a few things here and there and tinker a bit, but I'm mostly happy with what I got.
  10. Not going to lie, @ 36 and climbing with a couple of walking petri dishes to call my own, and a job I'm spend too much time worrying about, this hit me right in the feels.
  11. Thanks, mate. Its been a bit of an ongoing process, I'm hoping to get some more tubing and change a few things in the coming months. Its also my first attempt at watercooling, so there are a few things I'd like to redo.
  12. [Update 1/5/2020] - continued This was about at about 2am this morning. Got the loop completed and water in it for testing. Only one super small leak, which isn't too bad for my first time on water ever, haven't even owned an AIO. And finally...... If you made it this far, congrats! Now... to do it all over again in another year or so...