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Old January 2, 2009, 11:35 PM
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I'm thinkign fo doing something like this

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but i want to know, what components are safe to paint?
like i figure anything like a heatsink shouldn't be painted since it would trap heat.


what items are safe for painting?
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Old January 2, 2009, 11:57 PM
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Not my cup o tea.personally I think it makes it lok really cheap n tacky..but fill your boots!!
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Old January 3, 2009, 12:37 AM
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Not my cup o tea.personally I think it makes it lok really cheap n tacky..but fill your boots!!

thats kinda how i feel as well, but i at least want some lighting in there, since i have a windowed case.




thats an extreme (ly) bad example of a mock up i did, but in the end all i think i may want is a light to go in the case.

but i don't know what color.

red i think would hurt my eyes, blue would prolly be too dark, yellow is weird, green is no.

basically i think

this


is missing something in terms of aesthetics.
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Old January 3, 2009, 01:20 AM
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Do a little digging on Coolermaster's site. They have a red led replacement fan for your side panel. IIRC it was about $18 US. That may be an option for you.
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I, personally would just purchase a few Cold Cathodes and place them inside the case for a nice light effect.
I'm not 100% keen on painting components , just bare towers.

My two cents,

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Old January 5, 2009, 06:57 AM
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i'm scared of cold cathodes, i hear the inverters are quite fond of spontaneous combustion.
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Old January 5, 2009, 06:58 AM
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i'm scared of cold cathodes, i hear the inverters are quite fond of spontaneous combustion.
Where did you hear that? Mine are just fine.. They didn't blow up on me..



Yet..
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Where did you hear that? Mine are just fine.. They didn't blow up on me..



Yet..
it's not hugely widespread, but i've read of it happening enough that i dont want em.

i did order these though.

2 of these

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and 2 in blue

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I don't think I've ever heard of an Inverter catching fire, unless something was seriously done wrong with it.

But, go with what you are comfortable with, thats what I always do.

Nice Lights BTW,

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