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Here is a build that I started in late 2014 and have been continuously upgrading throughout.

Listed prices are when I originally bought them or got them , either new, from eBay, friends, thrift stores, etc..

Originally started in a M-ITX case, I moved on to an ATX case when my buddy sold me his Kurosuke case. I saw much more upgrade potential and some experimental case modding too.

Obviously the paint job isn't perfect, I haven't done anything like this before, just bought a can of spray paint, took it outside and had fun. You can see where I sprayed too much and left quite a few of drips that just dried up, it also bled out to the back of the case, it was quite messy. Someone said I should've used painters tape (i had no idea), others said I shouldn't have sprayed too much (perhaps). After I was done with the main part of the case, I used the rest of the paint on the inner portion of the back side of the case so I can illuminate the back with an LED strip and add sort of an illusory back light. I then bought a pack of 5 yellow case fans from Amazon to complement the black and yellow theme I was going for. I also sawed a pen in half and used it as an anti-sag measure for the heavy card, didn't plan on spending money on an actual brace.

Performance-wise, it is what you would expect, yes most of my parts are pretty behind the latest trend, however I'm just gaming on 1080p on a 60 Hz monitor so I think I will be alright for a couple more years. The only thing I have overclocked in here is the random red (not yellow) RAM that I originally purchased so I had to just live with it, OC'd from 1600 MHz to 2000 MHz on XMP, everything else is running at stock speeds.

Not the most professional work, however I had fun, and was able to accomplish the look and theme I was going for =).

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good, even with a little bit of over spray. +1. After all, people who never try anything make no mistakes. Hats off for attempting something new:)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. Most people are kinda iffy about doing something unorthodox to their PC's , like grabbing a spray can and blasting your case with paint. I knew the outcome wasn't going to be perfect, but hey, don't you want your PC to be unique in some way? I'm sure most people would like to be proud of their pc, it doesn't even have to have the latest specs in it to make it great. And I'm not about spending too much money on aesthetics either, I like the idea of DIY cause the outcome is usually interesting, good luck to those who are willing to get their hands dirty!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

DAT 980 TI PRICE THO!!!!!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I just won it on an auction on eBay, I think that's around the right price used 980 tis are going for.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

lowest on Ebay are around 350, so you got a steal sir

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

In that case, I suppose I'm pretty lucky to get the G1 version.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh nice! Black and yellow!! =}

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Really cool. Imperfections add to the goodness, reminds ya that you put in the effort to make something yours. Thumbs up sir

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

"The world is not beautiful, therefore it is" Tis a quote I got from Kino's journey. I totally agree sir, imperfections make things beautiful and unique.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah... aha you know what it is.