Description

I will update pictures as I complete each custom piece of this build.

Update #1 - 29MAR2015

-Disassemble Corsair Obsidian 350D to visualize build based on blueprints(see pic "The Plan"). -Tape up side panel window, top fan grill, front panel side-edging and bottom case edging. -5 coats of Plasti-Dip Red applied to Top Case, the edging bordering the Side panel window, entire right side door, and sliding HDD brackets. -3 hours later, a solid paint base has been applied. -Will let dry overnight (6 hours).

Update #2 - 30MAR2015

-Remove tape; assess color boldness. -Disassemble Front bezel (remove Optical bay covers, fan filter, fan, separate from case). -Tape off everything but the outside edge encompassing the Front case bezel to prep for 5 coats of Plasti-Dip White on outside edging aluminum. -Tape the top case area surrounding Top fan grill to prep for 5 coats of white applied to the top fan grill. -Disassemble HDD cage and remove from case for White coating (4 coats). -Disassemble SSD cage and remove from case for White coating (4 coats). -Remove PCIe covers and screws. Apply 4 coats of White. -Let dry overnight (8 hours).

**Huge Setback* When pulling the tape back off the top of the case, off came my red paint from the night before.. Im pretty upset with this so I'll add more later when I figure out how to fix this mess. ****

Update #3 - 31MAR2015

-Tape off inside walls, floor and ceiling with exception of rear interior case wall. -Tape off outside of rear wall to prevent paint leaking down the outside. -Apply 5 coats of Plasti-Dip Red paint to inside rear wall of case. -Remove GPU cover from EVGA GTX 960. -Remove GTX 960 sticker. -Apply 5 coats of Plasti-Dip Red to GTX 960 GPU cover. -Tape off outside edging of front case bezel and center support materials. -Apply 5 coats of Plasti-Dip Red to inside edging of Front Case Bezel. -Let dry overnight (7 hours).

Update #4 - 01APR2015

-Place GTX 960 cover back on to GPU. -Reassemble Corsair 350D case and put back together. Assess appearance. -Apply the large red Alabama letter "A" to center of case's front bezel fan cover. -Apply large white lettering "ROLL TIDE" to top-center of right door panel.

Update #5 - ???Pending???

-Wait to visit dad in a month @ brother's college graduation to surprise him with custom University of Alabama PC Case for his office and build the rest of it together at his house.

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

Why the locked processor if you've got an h100i?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is for my dad and he will not be overlocking ever so the extra $30 can go towards reducing overall costs or allowing me to choose a small upgrade somewhere else. The CPU cooler is mostly for aesthetics at this time and to reduce fan noise a bit. The twin 120mm H100i fans don't need to be maxed out RPMs so having those reduced won't be as loud as having a giant air cooler with twin fans. I also don't want the air cooler to block the visibility of the rest of the build. In the future, if an unlocked processor is needed then an H100i will already be in inventory :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Awh.. So sweet, making a pc for your dad <3 I ship it manly tear rolls down eye

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

love custom paint jobs like this, good job.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate it. Let me know what you think of the paint jobs after its completed. I am torn on using plasti dip or not, but it is a much cheaper alternative to powder coating or priming then painting. Plastidip takes so much less time too.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Question about the fans.

I assume you have the 4 120mm fans for the front and for the top. Now could your 4 fans be replaced with 140mm fans and would they all fit right?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I am riding the fine line between necessary performance and cost reduction. The rear of the PC only accepts 120mm not 140mm, therefore the need for an AF120 fan with the white rings installed. (not sure if i want to go with the red or white rings at this time.. what's your opinion?) In the front of the PC, a stock generic 140mm comes standard. I will be taking this out and not using for this build. It will be used in my practice rigs for future testing of products.

The twin SP120mm fans that come with the H100i will be used in the front of the case since you cannot see them, I will not need to worry with aesthetics and color. The twin 120SP fans purchased will be applied to the radiator of the H100i with red or white rings used. (See the overall picture now?) I think this will turn out perfect. Static pressure aesthetics on the Rad, AF aesthetic fan in the rear, and saving me money will be the stock 120SP fans from the H100i. They will need to be SP since they are placed up against a wall with a very small gap to pull air from. No Push/pull will be used in this case b/c its a mATX and I want the rad in the topside of the case.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build so far, word of advice: to get the nice crisp lines peel the tape off while the paint is still wet, that way the paint wont flake off.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot jwc24. Its a lot more work than i thought it would be getting the paint just right. Im looking forward to the day this is finished! :)

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ThatGuy895! I will post pics as I finish each step.