Description

Update** I moved me usb header extension from the front to behind my PSU shroud. I have two new pictures.

As the holidays just happened and I newly discovered the joy and bliss of building my own PC I decided to ask may family for some parts for Christmas to update my compy a bit. Now that I have discovered the joy of building my own PC I started watching youtube channels that cover different parts and how too's. After seeing a few different clips of people custom painting there parts I decided that if I got the parts I wanted for Christmas I would migrate my existing parts to the new case and paint them to fit a white and teal theme.

Of course as it is winter and I'm in the North West of the US weeks of rain hit and I had to wait. We finally got some dry days this weekend and I had gotten all my parts so I decided to get to it.

Painting the PC

I decided to go with Plastidip and Ace Hardware Heat Resistant paint. The teal plastidip worked great and I love how it turned out. I used the white Ace Heat Resistant paint on the X62 Kraken Radiators so that the could handle whatever temperature the PC good dish out.

For the rest I intended to use a white plastidip and glossifier. However I was not happy with the texture the white plastidip gave the pieces so I ended up switching to using the Ace Heat Resistant paint because it was giving my pieces a clean look. That ended up salvaging my pieces.

Now I know people are going to say why did I paint my fans and that can mess up the fan performance. I already know that and decided to try it anyways. I did end up having trouble with one fan in the build. However it was the fan that I had tried to get paint off the fan as much as I could and that caused an imbalance. Luckily as the thermaltake fans come in 3-packs and I had to order two as I needed two sizes and I only needed a total of 4 fans for this case I was able to paint one of the extra fans with only the Ace paint. Now the fans run great and as you can see on my CAM software my compy runs cool.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 5 points

I don't like the normal aesthetics of the strix,but your is amazing,anyway i love the fans as well.

  • 31 months ago
  • 4 points

I really like the paint job. Well done!

  • 31 months ago
  • 4 points

Hands down one of my favorite builds yet.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! Thanks that means a lot!

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

I'd recommend to install the cooler fans as intakes and the rear / top fan as exhaust. Otherwise a very nice build. How did painting the mouse turn out? No sticky buttons?

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

The mouse turned out great and still works the same. Though I did need to press the buttons a few times to get them unstuck at first.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course. Thx for answer. Might try that.

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a very nice looking build. Great, description and pictures

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow, the paint jobs on the normally gray/black motherboard, graphics card, and radiator are...stunning. Beautiful build!

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Who you paint your motherboard and cou cooler? I wana do the same with me mew pc in 1 month

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

You are able to unscrew the mobo armor from the back and then I just painted the armor. I used cardboard to cover the filter portion of the radiator and then covered the tubes with a plastic bag and sealed it with tape. It should be in my pictures I think.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build and paint job. The white radiator on the Kraken X62 makes it seem like an organic part of the case.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Few things, your rear and top fans should be turned around to exhaust air, not intake it. Personally, I feel that the usb hub is sort of out of place by having it visible next to the Hue. There should be enough space below near the hdd to store it hidden away.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice. Just moved the usb header extension behind my PSU shroud. Two new pictures showing it. I chose my fan setup because the S340 elite front panel has no openings other than a small opening in the top. This was the setup that I found would work best. For now the temps on my GPU and CPU are pretty great.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't forget, there's also a filter at the front to keep out dust. There aren't any on the rear and top. Maybe gets some filters for those 2 spots, magnetic preferably.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

1+! wow! amazing build!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

It's smell featured here ....

Nice build, nice job !

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! One can only hope :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

OH HECK A WHITE G502 +1 for courage.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I decided to give it a try it still works great!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

God I need to paint my Strix, looks so nice.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I found a youtube vid about disassembling the Strix that helped. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GUySjP7-gI&index=6&list=PLGfpsQMXeD7_FJGG7UqQsYXXMf3u9WYHX&t=210s

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! +1. btw whats the name of the pad in the pics?(the different scale pattern pad)

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Its the ModRight Mainboard Anti-Static Mod-Mat. I got it at amazon https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CPP941O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

What paint did you use?

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

nvm read the description more carefully :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 For the painting. Great Job, And Good Choice With The Colors.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

OMFG that paint job is insane and the pc is sick too have fun with that beast

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic build! Friggn nailed it. Nice work! +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build!! I am thinking about similer build but I have a question, how many usb 2.0 header are in Mark 1? Information on website says 4 on main board but I can only see 2 from pictures available.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

This is so aesthetically pleasing. Plus one for me. :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

dude... you have some serious cosmetic flaws with that "paint" job... Plastidip is gonna wreak havoc on your thermals man... not to mention the texture looks hideous. I know i may seem a bit insensitive but it seriously hurts me to see several hundred dollar parts covered up by crappy paint and rubberized coatings that don't outline logo cut-outs well. Just take a look at the outline on the logo on the side of your GPU...

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup after I started using the plastidip I began to see some of the issues which is why I switched to a different paint. I talked about it in my description. At the moment my thermals on all my parts are great. So we will see what happens but ya I wish I had known before. You live and you learn.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

yah man, definitely. Sorry about that, only skimmed through the description. Glad you got things worked out though.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

oh my -__- fantastic build dude!

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

What spray paint did you use or what type and how did you get rid of the armour in the motherboard?? im planning to do this also as i got my inspiration from your build :D

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man. I used both Plasti-Dip and Rustoleum Paint+Primer Glossy. I wouldn't recommend the plastidip as it adds a bumpy texture that catches dust.

As for the motherboard armor, you can just unscrew it from the back. Its not too difficult.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!!!!!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Have wanted to do a build like this for about a year and saw this many times... But every time I come back, It gives me confidence that someone painted... Like Everything :D Hope you don't mind if I copy a bit... Lol, What's your thoughts on the fans... Deciding between Corsair HD 120s and the Thermaltake ones you used..?

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