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I, too. painted my shield (even masked off the sticker) and while it helps looks a lot, it doesn't cure the big, shiny boxes the ports are housed in. For a green to match the fans, antifreeze is probably the best way to go. Plus then you won't have to worry about biocides and you'll have an anti-corrosive premixed as well! Might even be UV reactive. Just be sure to dilute with water.

The anti-freeze is UV reactive and I've used it for many years before deciding to check out other dyes smile.gif The only downside to the anti-freeze is that it does clog restrictive blocks after a while. Ideally I'm wanting to find a dye or mix that is translucent, holds its colour well, doesn't stain and doesn't clog. Yes, it's just as difficult as it sounds! The green Mayhem's isn't as translucent as I want but it does hold its colour well, doesn't clog and shouldn't stain. Sitting in the glass for two weeks it has created green rings as the water evaporates however these rings at least wipe off easily so it's not permanent staining.

The reason why I'm still really considering the anti-freeze is because of the colour. It's the right translucency for my liking, as well as a great colour that lasts for a long time. It does tend to get murky over time though.
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The problem with antifreeze here is that its slightly murky and she cant see the helices in that awesome res very well. Also,spider, i find your lack of zipties disturbing. tongue.gif by the way, are those fans Gelid Wings by any chance? i have a couple of blue ones, and i have no idea why they spin at different speeds and are slightly different shades of blue... I ordered two identical ones from PCCG, so this is puzzling.

No zipties are a good thing!! smile.gif And believe me, those tubes are so difficult to put on that there's no way they'll come off. No need for zipties! As for the fans; they are basic UV reactive fans by Vantec. The housing is actually blue but I've painted it black. MKHunt hunt has a few GELID fans from memory though so might have a better idea than me on the differing colours you're experiencing.
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spider, if youre going for a lighter green, i would suggest putting a little more water in, to dilute it. As for a darker colour, maybe add a TINY amount of some dark colour in.

Oh for sure. This is just a very rough test to try and find the right colour and see how time affects the dyes smile.gif Plan is to buy some yellow dye and mix with the blue I already have to create the colour I want.
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That dye mixing idea is really clever. I might just try that to get a really pale blue/green colour for when i decide to mod my Kuhler 620 smile.gif and the lighting in your pictures are near perfect. The pictures are so pretty...
    
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I think a blue/green combo would go well with my build. It'd be interesting to see how the mixture reacts to UV lighting. I don't have time for messing around with dyes right now, though.

Spider, I'd be a lot more comfortable with compression fittings over barbs (with or without zipties). They're more secure and look more professional. I'm a little confused about the power supply, though. Looks to me like it's facing the wrong direction. I'm sure you have some crazy awesome plan, but from what I see, I don't see what it is.

As for the dye, why not add a drop of yellow to the green to get it to brighten up a bit to be more like the color of antifreeze?
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I think a blue/green combo would go well with my build. It'd be interesting to see how the mixture reacts to UV lighting. I don't have time for messing around with dyes right now, though.
Spider, I'd be a lot more comfortable with compression fittings over barbs (with or without zipties). They're more secure and look more professional. I'm a little confused about the power supply, though. Looks to me like it's facing the wrong direction. I'm sure you have some crazy awesome plan, but from what I see, I don't see what it is.
As for the dye, why not add a drop of yellow to the green to get it to brighten up a bit to be more like the color of antifreeze?

The PSU cables are going to go out the front behind the front panel. READ THE THREAD tongue.gif. She also spent ages and a few bits of skin (apparently) trying to get those tubes over the barbs. Looking at how stretched they are, i wouldn't be surprised if even a good tug couldn't get the tubes off. I would still put a few worm-drive clamps on there for peace of mind when running a long term loop with a strong pump. Running clampless shouldn't be a problem with that particular pump though.
    
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R4ZOR is absolutely right. When I dismantled the loop it didn't matter how hard I pulled on those tubes, they would not come off the barbs. Even after heating them with the hair dryer they would not come off without the use of pliers, strength and patience. I am 100% confident that these tubes will NOT come off the barbs. Besides, compression fittings just aren't worth the few hundred dollars I'd have to pay in order to get a full set for my system. I have no money for that.

As for the power supply, it has been relocated for a reason. I hate the look of lots of wires coming out of a psu right bang smack in the middle of a case. It can really ruin a nice looking system and in a small case like this I don't have the luxury of being able to put in a false floor without making it look very crowded. By placing the power supply at the front of the case I can route the cables up behind the front panel and the ugly mess is therefore avoided.

GOOD NEWS. I heard back from Alex this morning! He was incredibly apologetic and has said he is getting it made today. Thank goodness smile.gif So I guess I'll actually have to hold off putting the build together until that part arrives. There's no point in doing the loop only to have to dismantle half of it again in a few weeks time. Not keen on causing more pain to my hands than I need to! So for now I guess I just finish off all the cabling as best I can smile.gif
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Hrm... I'm curious, is it possible for you to fit your PSU sideways? If it is it'd make routing cables so much easier... I expect with that setup you may need to extend a cables(specifically the 8 pin CPU), which is never fun redface.gif

I actually considered a similar thing with mine though... what are you planning to do with the now bare PSU thingo at the back? I'd suggest a piece of acrylic and a fan controller like what some people do on the TJ07, I reckon it'd look pretty cool smile.gif
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It could go sideways but then it would actually ruin the cable management plan that I have. I'm expecting to have to lengthen the 8-pin but there is a chance I won't since the aim isn't to completely hide the cables in this instance.

With the gap left by the psu I'm actually undecided. You see, I already cut a space out at the back of the case up top for my fan controller to be mounted. I have to have a custom unit made though in order for it to fit as the res is in the way otherwise. Well, I do have a controller that fits but it has blue LED's that seem to be inaccessible. I'm probably just going to put a matte black metal plate over that section or make a custom grille. Who knows! smile.gif
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R4ZOR is absolutely right. When I dismantled the loop it didn't matter how hard I pulled on those tubes, they would not come off the barbs. Even after heating them with the hair dryer they would not come off without the use of pliers, strength and patience. I am 100% confident that these tubes will NOT come off the barbs. Besides, compression fittings just aren't worth the few hundred dollars I'd have to pay in order to get a full set for my system. I have no money for that.
As for the power supply, it has been relocated for a reason. I hate the look of lots of wires coming out of a psu right bang smack in the middle of a case. It can really ruin a nice looking system and in a small case like this I don't have the luxury of being able to put in a false floor without making it look very crowded. By placing the power supply at the front of the case I can route the cables up behind the front panel and the ugly mess is therefore avoided.
GOOD NEWS. I heard back from Alex this morning! He was incredibly apologetic and has said he is getting it made today. Thank goodness smile.gif So I guess I'll actually have to hold off putting the build together until that part arrives. There's no point in doing the loop only to have to dismantle half of it again in a few weeks time. Not keen on causing more pain to my hands than I need to! So for now I guess I just finish off all the cabling as best I can smile.gif

Why put in a false floor? make the existing roof a false roof, and add a section to the top tongue.gif
    
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Yeah, good luck fitting the power supply up there.... The reason why I mentioned the false floor is because it's a method of hiding the power supply.
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Yeah, good luck fitting the power supply up there.... The reason why I mentioned the false floor is because it's a method of hiding the power supply.

Thats what i meant fit the PSU up there instead, and route the cables down . Kinda like this guys build :http://www.overclock.net/t/305447/finished-reborn-legacy/0_100
    
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