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Old September 14, 2008, 04:09 PM
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well my WC p180 did not get competed,sold case an thought i would try the nzxt tempest E-ATX ,huge case but im planning on using it all
i have a swiftech WC kit to mount in it,suppose to bolt right in.

before i do that im thinking about painting the case interior a metallic blue or black,.
what do you guy's think?
blue or black?

i will be taking pics and posting from start to finish,please feel free to critique my build as i go.any suggestions are welcome.

heres a pic of most parts being used atm.
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Old September 14, 2008, 04:16 PM
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before i do that im thinking about painting the case interior a metallic blue or black,.
what do you guy's think?
blue or black?
I say semi-black.

Oh how I love new parts.:)
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Old September 14, 2008, 04:24 PM
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some parts are used ,new to me tho.. :)
semi? as in no gloss paint?
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Old September 14, 2008, 04:48 PM
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so how big is the tempest?? and do u think the quality is cheesy, since its like $130
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im going to open it later tonight,i will let you know.
the box is huge tho.
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Old September 14, 2008, 05:39 PM
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some parts are used ,new to me tho.. :)
semi? as in no gloss paint?
No gloss, I would go for a interior that absorbs the light rather than reflects it.
Hope that makes sense.
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Semi-black looks great for case interiors IMO.

That's what I did my Antec 900 in. Tremclad Semi-Gloss Black to be exact.

I was thinking about giving the Tempest a shot over my 900 since the Tempest has the option to mount the radiator up top, though I don't think it's really worth $130...
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Semi-black looks great for case interiors IMO.

That's what I did my Antec 900 in. Tremclad Semi-Gloss Black to be exact.

I was thinking about giving the Tempest a shot over my 900 since the Tempest has the option to mount the radiator up top, though I don't think it's really worth $130...
that's what sold me,i don't need to mod a thing for internal rad.

black it is! now to go to city tomorrow for paint then before and after pics
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Pshh.. a double rad? Wouldn't the CM HAF 932 be better? You could fit a TRIPLE rad up there..
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Pshh.. a double rad? Wouldn't the CM HAF 932 be better? You could fit a TRIPLE rad up there..
true ,but i wanted to try the tempest,didn't really care for the fans on the CM HAF 932.
no idea whats better,but can let you know what i think of the tempest as i go.
dont think i need triple rad for cooling just cpu,im a wc noob triple will come with time,i think..
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