Using a stencil I scribed in the patterns for the fan holes. Two 120mm intake fans on the front of the case to get air moving and three 120mm exhaust ports on top to pull air across the radiator and out of the case.
(Sneak peak of the exhaust ports on the outer top shell. See more in my next post!)
Since the custom airflow vents and necessary alterations have been made to the chassis & shell, it is time to prep them both for primer and paint. Even did a test fit for fan placement for the push-pull setup on my CPU radiator and I must say the build is starting to reflect my vision.
Finally the time has arrived to paint all the pieces, one of the last few steps and very rewarding at that. Used Spazstix paint for the first time and I must say it is phenomenal. The gold to green chameleon paint is exactly what I envisioned for the side vents.
Today I spent a lot of time priming, painting, and test fitting. I'm overwhelmingly anxious to wrap this project up and boastfully display it on my desk. Altogether, my vision for this rig is being fulfilled.
Parts that arrived this week were the grills for the top radiator exhaust fan vents, an Icy Dock 5.25" bay HDD cage with an integrated fan (which I will be swapping out for a Thermaltake Riing RGB fan), and my Asus GTX 1070 Strix GPU. There are some last items still in the mail: a pci-e (7) USB 3.0 adapter a Icy Dock 2.5" - 3.5" tray adapter for the HDD cage.