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Old June 12, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Thank you for the comment ZZLEE!



The sponsors graphics are created with a vinyl overlay, which is made with vinyl film plotter, the overlay is placed over the panel, so the open portion overlay is painted with Black enamel paint.



The Showdown graphic was done the same way, but in 3 different steps for Black, White and Yellow paint.



Graphics are finished... next step is using a small detail paint brush to add dirt specs around the graphics, and paint scuffs to the side panel.



Small detail paint brush with Black enamel paint...



The specs flow toward rear edge of the case to stimulate motion..



AMD logo was painted in top center of the bezel door to emulate a car emblem.





next step is clear coating the graphic, which requires clearing the entire panel.



Using large paint brush to create scuffed paint effect.. "Rubbin's Racin" :cool:







Using ripped Red Scotchbrite pad and Silver aluminum paint to create paint chips from graval..



Next step is clear coating over the panels and graphics, paint effects on the front intake grill, install window, K&N filter covers, sleeve and wire up all of the cooling fans, wire mini projector lights, install system...
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Old June 12, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Looking awesome Best mod i've seen in quite a while.
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Old June 13, 2012, 08:56 AM
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Looking awesome Best mod i've seen in quite a while.
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Old June 14, 2012, 06:27 AM
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as Brad buffed out clear coat yesterday, I started sleeving and wiring all of the lights and fans... should have that stage finished today with photo update

The color scheme has really grown on me..








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Old June 15, 2012, 05:28 AM
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Started the system install last night and finish everything today for photos at 8pm, I'll be editing video of the project Saturday, so I can have it posted for AMD on YouTube on Monday. The "Dirt Showdown" PC will be powered by an AMD 8-core FX-8150 3.6GHz processor. It will be cooled with AMD's new Liquid CPU Cooler. Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 and Pure Black 990FX motherboard. 16GB of AMD "Performance Edition" Memory DDR3



My goal was to make the interior color scheme as pleasing as the exterior...



Each K&N filter on the side panel has 92mm "ACRyan" Blackfire UV LED fan, which I'm really bummed are no longer made... performance-pcs has last stock known in US.



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Old June 17, 2012, 05:22 AM
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I should have my video of highlights from the build & final pics posted tonight on my YouTube Channel

and Happy Fathers Day to all of the HC Dads!
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Old June 20, 2012, 08:13 AM
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It's finished :thumbup: Thanks again to everyone at HC for watching this project!!!















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Hooah Sir.

Did you manage to sync the LED speedo to the CPU load?
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Old June 21, 2012, 06:25 AM
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Hooah Sir.

Did you manage to sync the LED speedo to the CPU load?
Yes, Vern sorted it out
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Old June 28, 2012, 07:10 AM
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Very nice project ! I like all those little details !
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