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  1. Hello all, Having just finished my 900D high-end build, I have begun the planning phase of my newest build. This is a budget build that I am doing for a Boys' Home in New Orleans. The theme (and I'm sure that this will not please NFL fans in other cities) is going to be a black and gold NO Saints build. This is particularly easy given the black/gold color scheme of ASUS' most recent line of MB's. A brief outline of the parts I have decided on so far: MB: Asus A88X-PRO APU: A10-6800K GPU: None RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (CMZ8GX3M2B1600C9G) SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB HDD: 2x300GB WD Green Drives that I took from old machines PSU: Corsair RM 450W I have narrowed down my chassis selection to 2 options: Corsair Obsidian 450D Mid-Tower Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full-Tower Which of these two chassis would you recommend? The price is comparable, and I am familiar with Corsair's Obsidian Line; however, I am leaning toward the Phanteks because it gets praise from reviewers, it comes with a psu cover and hdd cage plate, and because it looks quite nice; however, I am worried that -- since this is a budget build with an APU rather than a GPU+CPU -- the system may look empty in a full-tower chassis vs a mid-tower. I also am not so sure I like the way that the Phanteks panel windows are laid out, but I cannot judge this without having seen the case. I am leaning toward the Phanteks chassis, but I am open to suggestions for the 450D or any other case. My second question is about gold spray paint. Can someone recommend a good gold metallic spray paint for my custom painted parts and components? I typically use automotive quality spray paint, and I prefer enamel based over lacquer for the durability. I can use a lacquer paint, but I hate having to apply clear enamel as I am inept at doing so evenly. Obviously I need the paint to match the gold on the MB, so that is really of paramount importance. Thanks for any advice on these two issues, Carson
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