Starting the taping process, I had never done any painting that required and amount of decency, so ensuring I taped well was obvious.
At the time I was still working for Chick-Fil-A so I got a few fry boxes to use as a back to keep the silver paint from bleeding into the red.
Starting full dissasembly
Did my best to tarp off most of the garage to use as a make-shift paint booth as my dad did not want paint on the garage floor...
Painting begins on the smaller pieces to ensure I like the paint
I'm committed at this point with the front panel
I didn't know at the time I was painting but I find out later that the cooler master logo can be popped out, Which I went back and did and you see in the other photos after I painted it with some silver and a red background to match the rest of the build.
NOOOOO, This was the first time I had taken off the protective covering from the case and see I have damage to the front IO plastic and some paint bleed from the scratch.....
Got the Emblem painted, after doing some investigating with my Ifixit Tool kit I realized I could fairly easily remove it!
Now I know what many of you are thinking why did he get a motherboard with blue when the theme is red and silver... Short answer is I am an idiot...
Shortly after the build was finished I took her outside for some sexy pics
One thing to note the GPU in the system at this point 2 years ago was an RX 580 from XFX I upgraded to from a R9 380x.
Last January (2018) I went to the 1080 and love it!
Not the best photo of the back but the best I can do at the moment without moving my UPS and other computer that is next to this machine.
Setup as a whole.
Desk is custom as well not as fancy as some desks but I designed it and built it with the help of a friend.
So, this build has had several iterations with this build log the most recent. Since building my first iteration of this machine about 5 years ago, my love of computers and technology has grown exponentially. My first Case was a free case I got from some folks at church it was the NXZT Zero case, bare metal internals and horrible cable management on my end. I learned a lot then and I had learned so much more by the time I built the current system.
Along with painting the case I had also been working on building a desk and stand to place my computer on. I could not place the computer on my desk due to limited space in my old room.