Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion;13415699
Sounds good except for the mixing of cathodes and the usage of leds with cathodes. UV cathodes generally aren't bright enough (unless you got extremely lucky) to make anything pop with a blue cathode AND blue led lighting around. I've tried forever to make it work. Only way I could is with LED UV lights. They're just much brighter. I honestly hope it works since it would be quite unique.
Are you only using 1x 480 rad? I suppose you'll be getting more over time tho.
I sold my 1080 Phobya Nova Rad and 360 Phobya G Changer rad when I got rid of the Extended Ascension.
With the money I got the RX480 and Phobya G Changer 480 1.2.....for now I will only engage a CPU only Loop in order to save money on GPU waterblocks for Kepler.
I plan on doing SLI Kepler and I am sure waterblocks for that sucker will be extremely expensive too:)
So until Kepler it will be a CPU only loop...and maybe when I buy my new motherboard the Gigabyte X58-OC I will throw in a NB & SB block even though X58 watercooling makes no sense^^
For now my 2x6950 Twin Frozr III have good aftermarket air coolers and it should be enough until Kepler:)
The only LED´s there are in this build is in the RAM cooler (Kingston Hyper X cooler)but don´t worry I intentionally bought them because I know their light does not radiate and illuminate the interior ...it remains in the fan holes of the cooler and has a very small or almost no radiation radius.
That very bright and shallow blueish glow is supposed to emphesite and bring out the Chrome/Steel look of the Koolance 370 and Phobya Balancer Silver Nickel which are very close to the cooler.
The UV cathodes will be placed at the top ,bottom, and vertically right beside the motherboard.
I am thinking about using the only blue cold cathode in the bottom compartment because the Gentle Typhoons have no lighting at all down there.
This way the UV cathodes lighting will not be disturbed ...and the can pop the UV green tubing ...and at the same time the very shallow stell blue sting of the RAM cooler can underline the green:)
A little bit like this:[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X86ajaJpCcg[/ame
But not that strong.
Here again the blue that will come from the RAM cooler:
Do you see what I mean?
The light is strong but it does not radiate that much which is perfect for emphesiting the most steel/chrome parts that are right next to the cooler (Koolance 370,Phobya Balancer) with a bright steel blue.
As last trick I will spray all the white fans with a UV reactive transparent liquid which will let the fans look like they are burning:)
Should look ok:)
As for the other posts:
1.)I am purposely skipping Sandybridge because I don´t think very highly of it.There are many problems and issues that need to be fixed and even than the main concept of the chip does not meet my requirements since I only upgrade hardware with an evolutionary step up not revolutionary.
I will sell my Gigabyte EX58 UD5 and get another X58 board...the Gigabyte X58-OC the latest and greatest of all X58 boards:)
After that I will build a Ivy/Kepler rig with the money I am saving now:D
2.)Yeah you are right the Enermax fans you posted are superior ....I noticed them too but you have to keep in mind I have already blown my budget for this build ...and I am saving for next gen CPU and GPU which is why I went for the little cheaper but overall great fans the Bitfenix Spectre.
The advantage these fans give me is their low RPM and still great Airflow.
Also because of their 1000 RPM cap I can buy a cheaper On/Off fan controller since they are unhearable at 12 Volts:)
Fan Controller will be this baby with white frame and UV green lines:
Thanks for posting guys I appreciate it!