Description

The inspiration for this project build was the 2009 Corvette ZR06 in Atomic Orange. I started off with a Cooler Master CM 690 chassis and painted the inside a semi-gloss black and then went to a local auto body supply store and had them mix me up a spray can of of 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Atomic Orange (paint code 83 for those wondering).

I fully disassembled the case and prepped it by scuffing the exterior parts with a Scotch Bright pad and then after I laid two coats of automotive self-etching primer and sanded the exterior with 2000 grit wet/dry sand paper. Then I laid two coats of the atomic orange. It looked good without the clear but once I added the three coats of clear, it made the paint pop.

The only parts left over from my previous build was the motherboard and hard drive.

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Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh BTW fans on the top were in there as a test fit.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It turned out really nice.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The paint looks really good on that case! +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah old pc kicking it+1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like if it was 2010-2011...

+1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

paintjob + E5200 = +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the Curly Cables!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

how you manage to have so many LGA775 parts?

i am curious

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This was 2008 so the LGA 775 was still popular. I was also buying and selling a lot of parts back then.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

ah i see.

back then my original PC was a Core 2 Duo E7300 with 2GB of RAM and some unknown brand 8600GT 512MB.

it has since evolved to 2 PCs using the LGA775 socket as well

one was using donated Gigabyte mobo and 8GB RAM with a sweet Core 2 Extreme QX6800 CPU and a HD6850 GPU

the other was a Q6600 based HTPC which came with the donated mobo

both are monster CPUs during their heydays

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. Both of those CPUs had lots of headroom for overclocking.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

i wish they did

my Q6600 could hit 3GHz easily with DDR3 1333MHz RAM which i got from old HP machines. And it was on the G41 chipset.

the QX6800 and P45 is another different story

just multiplier modifying and it refuse to boot or hangs in Windows.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great paint job. :) How much money and effort did it cost ya?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

If IRC it was about $30 for the paint supplies.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Color!

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