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PotatoCanDo!

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About PotatoCanDo!

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    Member

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-8700K
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 I Aorus Pro Wifi
  • RAM
    T-Force Dark 3000 MHz, 2x8 Gb
  • GPU
    AMD Radeon RX 5700XT
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Shift
  • Storage
    Doesn't matter
  • PSU
    Corsair SF 600 Platinum
  • Display(s)
    1080p 144Hz
  • Cooling
    EKWB, Dual 120 mm SE rads Noctua fans, CPU+GPU DDC ZMT loop

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  1. The most demanding work to do on this was get rid the original anodize coating. Powder coat and other spray coating methods can be easily stripped with that liquid paint stripper just by pouring it on the surface you want and wait for 5 mins and you can easily scrap the paint effortlessly. Anodize coating is different, it won't come off with liquid stripper, it needs power tool and alot of sand papers.
  2. Man, I was originally about to use a belt sander, but Im not an experienced DIY person who have all the DIY power tools, instead I just use my old small sanding wheel I have. So for the 1st phase, I sanded it with 400 grit sand paper and paper and paper and paper and paaaaaaperrrrrrrs, using a sanding wheel till it shows as bare aluminum. I didn't expect that anodized coat is actually very very very thin coat but really hard to beat using sanding machine without eating the metal too deep. After done with sanding off all the paint, then to make the brushed finish on it, I grinded the bare aluminum surface with whetstone I have in one way stright strokes. I grabed the whetstone and stroked it on the surface and poured water quite often to make it easier to do. The weight of the whetstone helped me apply consistent pressure to the surface. The next step is sanded it again with a 200 grit padded sand paper manually by doing again one way stright strokes, but before that I sprayed WD-40 on the surface of the bare aluminum and also on the sand paper, then I wiped it with dry clean cloth when there is residue build-ups, and repeat till I got the result I wanted. Finally I washed them with water and detergent mix to clean out the surface from the WD-40 and dry them, for the final touch I sprayed them with clear coat as protection. I hope this answers some question on how I did it. Warning! Hours and hours and hours and hours has been spent, and determination with big chunk of patience has been consumed along the process only to get this scratchy looks. Happy mod!
  3. Thankyou sir! I'm humbly honored to be linked to your status update.
  4. After 3 weeks away from home for my job. I'm back and did little finishing touch and installed the panels to the chassis, and ordered some more EKWB stuff for it and still waiting them to arrive, I took some decent shots to show how it looks not from PC build perspective but from DIY case mod perspective. The result is beyond my expectation to be honest. I initially ready for some disappointments because this is my very first DIY case mod, I expected for some low results but ended up otherwise. No complains no regret. From this ^ to this v Some other shots from different angles after it's installed on the chassis. This is really worth the time and efforts from my perspective.
  5. This is the ultimate multi-use product. You spray metal surface with it and scratch it for good.. This is one of what I did with WD-40 recently,
  6. Just got this, it is not because I need to get rid of rust, but to make another brushed finish on another metal parts in my house. This thing does not only for rust but also does wonder for making brushed finish on metal, trust me..
  7. Dude, you might want to check this out, I randomly found while browsing for modern low-end low profile GPU http://www.elsa-jp.co.jp/products/products-top/graphicsboard/geforce/midrange/gtx-1650-sp/
  8. This wall-mounted PC, and the one Matt from DIY Perks built are 2 greattest DIY PCs ever built
  9. Jawdropping! This is the greattest DIY PC build I've seen by far
  10. I like it. I'm also not so much into RGB, a well planned and well built PCs without RGB always gives peace to my brain, because my brain doesn't need to regulate the pain received by my eyes.
  11. Same here, I also need low end cheap GPU for my own reason, and yeah, a new GT 710 I think is too expensive for what it is.
  12. I mean it is seriously strong dust sucker if you go that spec numbers. even you have the best dust filters, the fans will make you clean the filters more frequent because they sucks, I mean literally suck.
  13. Beware of dust being sucked by them so easily. Having that high pressure & airflow from a fan, it can be a strong dust sucker also.
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