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    Heres some examples I'm playing around with for paint and graphics. Spock's image may change. I want to mill a memorial plaque to place somewhere as well. Today I've been researching different ways to create illuminated LCARS screen that may go on this side or backside of chassis... Maybe as illuminated SSD cover..


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    I like the first one. Second leave too much white case showing
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    Will loves his RAID array. 9x SSDs will require refining our mounting locations in the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe, which shares same chassis Phanteks Enthoo Pro. Yesterday I modified the Phanteks factory 3.5" cage mounting base to a 2.5" cage with removable trays from a Supermicro S5 chassis. Using this cage will buy me 5 mounting locations (one on side) while clearing our Warp Core. After making all of the appropriate cuts, I scuffed the cage and base with Scotchbrite, applied SEM Self Etching White primer before applying Rustoleum Gloss White Enamel paint. Tentative plan for the remaining Five SSDs is to two mount two on backside of the Phanteks Luxe chassis and fabricate an illuminated shell for remaining three SSDs. This shell would have the LCARS display covers and be mounted behind the 5.25 bay with a window made in right access panel.

    Steps in painting parts to match the White Phanteks Enthoo Luxe/Pro/Primo chassis.

    1. Scotchbrite surface to promote adhesion for the paint. (Not necessary to remove factory paint)
    2. Clear off surfaces with Tack Cloth
    3. Apply SEM Self Etching White primer, allow cure for 30 minutes
    4. Apply 5 coats in 5 min intervals of Rustoleum brand Gloss White Enamel paint from Home Depot
    5. Allow Rustoelum paint to air dry cure for 24 hours before handling
    6. (Optional) Apply Matte Clear coat finish to paint.











    Prepped surface of the Supermicro PC 2.5" Drive cage for custom White paint with Red Scotchbrite, http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming...e-pads-en.html








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    For anyone who already owns a White Phanteks Enthoo Luxe, Pro, or Primo who is doing their own case mods, the White aerosol paint that I used is Rust-Oleum's "Stops Rust" line of paints, Model # 7792830, 12 oz. Protective Enamel Gloss White Spray Paint. It's very good match to the factory color. I do recommend applying 4 - 5 coats and topping it off with Enamel Clear to help protect the finish.

    Rustoleum Product Page, https://www.rustoleum.com/product-ca...nds/stops-rust


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    I'll be trying out Prolimatech's "Ultra Sleek Vortex 12" 120 & 140mm fans. I'll do push/pull fan config on the front with low fin density 240 radiator. I'm still debating what I'll use for the top radiator. I've used their 120mm & 140mm Red Vortex fans in past builds and was pleased with their performance.

    Factory page with details specs on the 120/140s, http://www.prolimatech.com/en/produc....asp?itemid=11

    Dimension: 120 x 120 x 15mm
    Bearing Double Ball Bearing
    Net Weight: 91g
    Fan Speed: PWM 400 ~ 1300 RPM
    Noise Level: 7~17 dBA
    Airflow: 56 CFM
    Connector: 4 PIN PWM
    Rated Voltage: 12 V
    Rated Current: 0.12 Max. Amp
    Input Power: 1.44 W
    Input Current: 0.12 Max. Amp
    MTBF: 100,000 h / 35℃ or 60,000 h / 60℃
    Static Pressure: 0.9 mmH2O

    120mm Ultra Sleek Vortex 12







    140mm Ultra Sleek Vortex 14





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    Nice find on the Rust-oleum paint.

    Those Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 12 and Ultra Sleek Vortex 14 are supposed to be quite good. Look forward to hearing your thoughts when you get it all together.
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    VERY Quiet, I really think you would like them, I'm impressed.

    I received test sample sheet of printed vinyl wrap on Friday. The USS Enterprise will be cut out from the sheet, then applied over the Two tone painted Blue stripes, before the panel will be clear coated with Urethane clear. I did a test piece with a scrap Fractal Design side panel, to confirm the Black ink wouldn't react the urethane. The crease in the sheet was easily removed by re-applying the backing paper. The artwork has really tiny details, so this approach saves lots of time versus weeding out a stencil and being hand airbrushed.



    Had inverted version made, just to see if I liked it instead of White over Black... still debating



    TEST piece passed... (made sure Urethane clear wouldn't react to the Black ink)


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    Those look really good.
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    This is going to be one of a kind & nice!

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    I debated in the workshop before cutting the sheet and decided the White ship matched the overall theme best. My friend, Brad Galvin has been a huge mentor in teaching me custom paint techniques. I spent Thursday in his paint shop masking off the templates for right side panel and PSU shroud. The Enterprise NC-1701 font was found online and we used Brad's Roland Vinyl plotter to cut everything. We colored matched the two tone Blue LCARS style color bars to my concept drawing.







    The light Blue for the top LCARS color bar



    NCC-1701 vinyl will be weeded after Navy Blue paint coat







    Next stage is applying the Enterprise decal, then clear coating the panels. The Enterprise decal saved a lot of time versus making a stencil to airbrush by hand. It was printed with UV ink, and requires an enamel clear coat to seal it first with 24 hr cure time, before you apply Automotive Urethane clear.
    Last edited by Mnpctech; 09-28-2015 at 08:50 AM.

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