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Project Piano


Looking to get underway with a Corsair Graphite 600T SE build themed (at least for now) around a black/white color scheme. Which means all my parts should fit this theme. For that, I need your help.

A)I need a motherboard that fits the theme (looking to get one anyways, one with more USB headers than my current ONE)

B)I need a means of hiding my PSU and other cables up to the first grommet

C)I need opinions on how to get other parts of my current rig into the theme

D)I need sleeved extensions

Also, if I was to add a 3rd color (adding a touch of color) which color would it be and how would I incorporate it

EDIT from post 6: On second thought, i don't actually know what I want to do, just that I want to do something wild. OCN, this is where you come in. I need ideas and you all seem to be the perfect bunch for it. So pick me a case under $250, a color scheme, and other suggestions.

Good luck, and go wild!
Edited by NFL - 11/3/11 at 2:37am
    
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post #2 of 11
A dash of red might be nice. The ASUS ROG boards are black and red I believe, and I think Gigabyte Z68 UD series is all black.

Sleeved extensions: BitFenix Alchemy. Best there is.

Hiding the PSU could be achieved with a piece of aluminium or something, much like how the, I believe, 800D does it. You could paint some red and white accents on that. Fans could have red blades. White would be better though. Reference 69xx series is red and black too I think. You could paint the side of your current GPU to match your scheme, and see if you can't buy a black backplate somewhere for it.
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Any idea where I can get pre-sleeved fans with white LEDs?
    
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post #4 of 11
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projectpiano.jpg

Sorry for the crudeness of this diagram, but this is where I am at so far on the project tentatively named "Project Piano." (Taking suggestions on official names)

1)Replace with White LED fans
2)Two White LED fans providing pull on H100
3)CPU cooler will be H100, with radiator and waterblock trimmed in white
4)LED strip wrapped around case
5)This HDD caddy will be removed
6)This HDD caddy may be moved over. This is still up in the air
7)Extension cables will be sleeved in white/black, accented with a touch of red or blue
8)PSU will be hidden inside a vented box, this will be painted black
9)GTX 580 housing will be painted white, with a small touch of the accent color chosen in #7

Drive clips will be painted white as well. Current Gskill RAM cooler LEDs will either be white, or remain blue...I may remove the cooler altogether

I'd love to get some feedback as well
    
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post #5 of 11
Hey, youre only about an hour and a half from me. Id sleeve your PSU so you wont have to do extensions, and itll be cheaper too. Also i can make almost anything you could want to have for custom panels etc.
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post #6 of 11
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On second thought, i don't actually know what I want to do, just that I want to do something wild. OCN, this is where you come in. I need ideas and you all seem to be the perfect bunch for it. So pick me a case under $250, a color scheme, and any other suggestions you might have.

Good luck, and go wild! biggrin.gif

EDIT-Just don't ask me to go crazy with cutting cases...that wouldn't end well
Edited by NFL - 11/3/11 at 3:06am
    
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post #7 of 11
Bitfenix Colossus: Bitfenix Colossus

yhst-39083765508394_2177_588704067

Xoxide has it for $142 biggrin.gifXoxide link

This combined with some bright blue and white sleeving would look sharp!
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post #8 of 11
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Bitfenix Colossus: Bitfenix Colossus

yhst-39083765508394_2177_588704067

Xoxide has it for $142 biggrin.gifXoxide link

This combined with some bright blue and white sleeving would look sharp!

Have to admit, that would look sharp...but that case is MASSIVE!!! eek.gif By the looks of it, even bigger than my HAF 932
    
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post #9 of 11
lol dont let the name fool ya, the HAF is 243 x 560 x 564 mm and the Colossus is 245 x 558 x 582 mm (WxHxD), so they're pretty much the same size.

The colossus is awesome case btw, my friend has one and I'm drooling all over it everytime I visit her biggrin.gif White with red led strips looks just wicked!
Edited by Blizlake - 11/3/11 at 9:25am
post #10 of 11
cst-1087_3.jpgD:
The green/black combo is making me reconsider getting my HAF932 for the colossus instead...
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