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The garnets look great!

Just wondering, but how come you have the heatsink fan pushing down and the top fan intaking? Isn't that fighting the bottom-to-top cooling concept of the case?
It's not, it's actually a pull fan . The AP181 fans actually have a huge amount of static pressure so they manage to push a ton of air into the heatsink. Combined with the massive size of the heatsink and I'm not sure a push fan is needed.

That and I wasn't 100% sure if a push fan would fit once I add those massive ramsinks to the RAM .

Sketchup told me about 1mm of clearance, but I'll experiment some to find out!
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post #62 of 146
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Update!
Added a new banner. I finally got around to creating a banner for the project. I tried to mimic the Skyrim ad material as best as I could, and I think the results were pretty close!

Let me know what you think of it!

Larger version of the banner below as well as the reference I used to design it.
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Update!
Added a new banner. I finally got around to creating a banner for the project. I tried to mimic the Skyrim ad material as best as I could, and I think the results were pretty close!

Let me know what you think of it!

Larger version of the banner below as well as the reference I used to design it.


Purrty
And Alduin sounds like it could actually be the name of an Elder Scrolls installment
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And Alduin sounds like it could actually be the name of an Elder Scrolls installment
Haha, I'll send a letter to Bethesda
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Yay, overclock.net is back up!

Some bad news for you guys, Skyrim is out at midnight so I'm afraid I won't have time to give updates this weekend!

However, I've got tons of new stuff coming in from all over the place! Everyone from FTW PC to MDPC-X to Tap Plastics and Performance PC's so things should be exciting next week! thumb.gif
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Midnight FTW!!!
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very sweet looking build smile.gif
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very sweet looking build smile.gif

Thanks! Plenty more stuff coming biggrin.gif
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Hey everyone, I've been playing around with idea's on how to finish up the lighting, and was wondering if any of you had idea's/suggestions/comments on my current plans. This is my first time doing such extensive custom lighting so any feedback is appreciated biggrin.gif

1 post is easy white design do you think is better questions, 2nd is a bit more complicated lighting design questions.

Easy questions!
1. Which Fan grill design do you think is best? Let me know if you have any design tweak idea's or even completely different designs!
Choice 1

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Choice 2

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Choice 3

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2. Which Heatsink Cover design do you think is best? Let me know if you have any design tweak idea's or even completely different designs!


Choice 1.

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Choice 2.

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Thanks in advance for opinions!
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Post 2. Lighting Design Questions

1.
For the front panel lighting I found that having a reflective surface behind the LED's makes a nice difference in the final glow, so I came up with 2 idea for the implementation.
I won't be using any 5.25" devices so I've got the entire area to play around with.

The first idea is to divide space into two compartments each with 2 mirror acrylic panels attached back to back. One one end would be the front panel, which is frosted acrylic and the other end would be a sheet of white or frosted acrylic and will glow to illuminate the inside of the case.
Basic idea in image below. The white circle things on a strip are the LED's.

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So essentially the LED's would be attached to the outer wall of the 5.25" bay and split in half by the two pieces of mirror acrylic.

The second option would be to have the walls of the 5.25" bay be covered in mirror acrylic and the LED's on top of them.
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This design has the benefit that the both LED strips would be contributing to the front and rear glow. However, since there isn't a mirror panel facing the frosted acrylic, the glow may be less.

Dunno which would be better. Any ideas/comments/suggestions? biggrin.gif

2.
For the motherboard lighting panel, my idea was to attached a 1/8" layer of white acrylic above a 1/8" layer of mirror acrylic and attach that to the motherboard tray.
A LED strip would them be placed inside the acrylic rectangle and used to light give an under motherboard glow.

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Would it be a better idea to also/or instead use a slightly wider piece of acrylic and then drill holes for the mobo standoffs right into the acrylic. This has the benefit of having the mobo standoffs help keep the acrylic in place, though I'm not sure if it'll then be too thick to have a nice glow.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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