January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:39 pm

skierkid450 wrote:just showing that some manuf. use blank covers because i know gecube ones are blank
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by skier » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:23 pm

also nate, did you have trouble with this top screw getting the cooling back on? because the hole just WOULD NOT line up, i had to force the heatsink type thing connector to the side to get the screw back in

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sorry bout the blur, at least my hand is in focus :finga:

im thinkin about modding the cooling cover, paint something on it, maybe "X2" or derivative of that(Project X2; 3870 X2;etc.) Theres plenty'a room for landscaping, plus the cover is scuffed up somehow :roll:
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:50 am

nope no troubles getting it back together, but I didn't take out the fan and go that far with it ;)

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by skier » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:47 am

well, you have to fool with that screw if you even look at the cores or put thermal compound on, mabie it was factory bent or something, i was far from rough with it

btw, i decided to paint it with "X2" on top of the heatsinks(just paint the cover tho) in white, then some guided white overspray, i'll post pix of that mabie tomorro, i still need to start 8) and need to find some flat white puff-can paint
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by werty316 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:59 pm

That card is lookin' quite sweet :supz:
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by skier » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:58 am

JuneBug wrote:
slugbug wrote:Apparently it will arrive in a hard plastic briefcase type case.
thought that was a joke :P

well, it was the plastic case inside a cardboard box or course, i don't know what i'm gonna do with that case though :-k keep it obviously, but what in the meantime :-k
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by kenc51 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:42 am

skierkid450 wrote: also, i have nothing to put this card into right now (cough: Kenc51 :cough) so you will all have to wait for my "Project X2" thread in the AMD forums, or mabie ATI forums, who knows
It will be on the way tomorrow. (Finally)
I'll send you a PM with details later on when I get home.

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by skier » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:54 am

kenc51 wrote:
skierkid450 wrote: also, i have nothing to put this card into right now (cough: Kenc51 :cough) so you will all have to wait for my "Project X2" thread in the AMD forums, or mabie ATI forums, who knows
It will be on the way tomorrow. (Finally)
I'll send you a PM with details later on when I get home.

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by skier » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:25 pm

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pay no attention to the fact that the masked off area has X2 from the fan over, and the final object has it from the other way; i DID notmask it off upside down and paint it like that then use lacquer thinner to remove it then mask again, i swear ok, so mabie i did #-o

if you're wondering, that blue is the same color as my case :P

and btw, i didnt take pix of the blue, if you're wondering
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by martini161 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:15 pm

wow either im color blind, my moniter sux or your camera is old, cause that looks black to me :shock:

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by stopthekilling77 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:31 pm

martini161 wrote:wow either im color blind, my moniter sux or your camera is old, cause that looks black to me :shock:
my monitor sucks but if you look at right where the light hits the card you can see the blue tinge to the dark color
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by skier » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:35 am

just look at my avatar, the card's blue is slightly LIGHTER than that, it's because the red is so dark it hides it
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by bubba » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:14 pm

Future reference, if you paint a white base will let the light color paints stay light and not be affected by the dark color of what ever surface is. Same for for dark colors spray gray/black first.

Looks good :)
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by JuneBug » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:18 pm

bubba wrote:Future reference, if you paint a white base will let the light color paints stay light and not be affected by the dark color of what ever surface is. Same for for dark colors spray gray/black first.

Looks good :)
To ad to bubba's comment using light color primer (a color close to what you are painting onto the surface) will allow that paint to stick to the surface allot nice and also allow the color to show up allot better. I should also note that their are A LOT of different types of primer but most paint stores or your local ACE hardware can get you the right stuff for any task.

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