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very very very very very very nice! thumb.gif
Honestly man, 10/10 for looks and build quality. And eternal respect thumbsupsmiley.png
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So much win in this thread!! Such a nice mod my friend you definitely have skills! + rep for you!
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Time for some nectar of the gods...
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... and some cow-
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 And this is where you lost me... So much win I forgot about the build for a few minutes. I must say I hate and love when people post food on here. A) It makes me hungry and B) I realize I need to eat better food. And I'm just like drool.gif for ten minutes.

 

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img0626tc.jpgThats it for now, but there is still more to come!
Thanks for looking and leaving your thoughts cheers.gif

 

Very nice work. I love the mesh on the acrylic really makes the design pop and stand out.

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I really like my Modeler's Brand LED's, the Cool White ones are really white. Here is a review that I have started on them, I need to finish it up with pics of the most of the colors Tom offers.

Modeler's Brand Review
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Awesome build mate, made me drool. I sent you a pm btw biggrin.gif hope you'll consider.
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yeah- that's the good stuff for sure. the warm white just wasn't the right color with the orange plexi i was using. I probably should have bought the amber color. I'm sure it would have had a more consistent end result, but I'm happy with how it turned out, kind of like a starburst effect.

Nice review by the way, and thanks again for the link to the modelers brand site.

Can someone tell me that size leds are in the 200mm coolermaster fan?

I was just going to order a orange xigmatek 200mm (transparent orange blades. white leds) but they don't make one in that color?!
I don't get it. that is their bread and butter fan color isn't it?

I'm going to have to mod the stock fan that came with the case. I'll have to buy yet another can of paint. I swear i have like 10 empty cans in the basement haha. Ah well, $7.50 for paint is cheaper than $20 for a fan. I'm also going to have to swap the blue leds out for white ones. I just need to figure out what size I need.

Lane is going to come by tomorrow to drop off his current rig so we can start grabbing parts from it. Then we'll need to take some careful measurements to see what radiator he should buy for the top section. I recommend the mips motherboard block, it's dead girl sexy and would look great in there. He likes the EK blocks for the sli graphic cards. I think the cpu block is undecided though I tend to like german engineering like watercool or aquacomputer.

What would you guys recommend? what is the best performing cpu block currently? more importantly, did Eddy get the nickle plating fixed over at EK or would it be wise to just stick to copper still? And again, do you know what size leds i need to get to replace the leds in a fan? I want to say 3mm but don't know for sure.
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How about 200mm Bitfenix Spectre with orange leds for the front fan (or any other colour)? The orange xiggy are sexy though...
For blocks, I LOVE Watercool's heatkiller blocks, those are the sexiest blocks there is and they're great performers as well. But really, pic any top block and you'll be happy. Supreme HF, Raystorm, CPU-370, Heatkiller 3.0(wubsmiley.gif)... There's a new block called 5NOZ on which I havent seen temp results yet, but it absolutely crushed other blocks in flow. But still, HK3.0 > All tongue.gif
And yea, the EK nickle plating issues are gone, they're good now.
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yeah- that's the good stuff for sure. the warm white just wasn't the right color with the orange plexi i was using. I probably should have bought the amber color. I'm sure it would have had a more consistent end result, but I'm happy with how it turned out, kind of like a starburst effect.

Nice review by the way, and thanks again for the link to the modelers brand site.

What would you guys recommend? what is the best performing cpu block currently? more importantly, did Eddy get the nickle plating fixed over at EK or would it be wise to just stick to copper still? And again, do you know what size leds i need to get to replace the leds in a fan? I want to say 3mm but don't know for sure.

No problem, and thanks for the kind words about the review.

I have seen a couple people with issues with the EN platting, but nothing like the non EN ones.

What are you going with for coolant? I've yet to see anyone run Mayhem's pastel orange.
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How about 200mm Bitfenix Spectre with orange leds for the front fan (or any other colour)? The orange xiggy are sexy though...
For blocks, I LOVE Watercool's heatkiller blocks, those are the sexiest blocks there is and they're great performers as well. But really, pic any top block and you'll be happy. Supreme HF, Raystorm, CPU-370, Heatkiller 3.0(wubsmiley.gif)... There's a new block called 5NOZ on which I havent seen temp results yet, but it absolutely crushed other blocks in flow. But still, HK3.0 > All tongue.gif
And yea, the EK nickle plating issues are gone, they're good now.

You beat me to it! It looks kinda sexy too, though I'm not crazy with the mounting hardware that comes with it, but as Martin said, you can get m4 thumb screws to replace the nuts. Here is his preview
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How about 200mm Bitfenix Spectre with orange leds for the front fan (or any other colour)? The orange xiggy are sexy though...
For blocks, I LOVE Watercool's heatkiller blocks, those are the sexiest blocks there is and they're great performers as well. But really, pic any top block and you'll be happy. Supreme HF, Raystorm, CPU-370, Heatkiller 3.0(wubsmiley.gif)... There's a new block called 5NOZ on which I havent seen temp results yet, but it absolutely crushed other blocks in flow. But still, HK3.0 > All tongue.gif
And yea, the EK nickle plating issues are gone, they're good now.


I'll probably just use the stock fan that came with it, changing the blue leds to white, and possibly painting the blades orange. Yeah i like the heatkiller too! I am using it on my sig-rig. I am also digging the cuplex kyros from aquatuning. It's a beauty wubsmiley.gif

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No problem, and thanks for the kind words about the review.
I have seen a couple people with issues with the EN platting, but nothing like the non EN ones.
What are you going with for coolant? I've yet to see anyone run Mayhem's pastel orange.

You beat me to it! It looks kinda sexy too, though I'm not crazy with the mounting hardware that comes with it, but as Martin said, you can get m4 thumb screws to replace the nuts. Here is his preview

I think it will be running just distilled coolant with colored tubing and silver plated barbs. No worries about deposits or staining that way.
That new block looks interesting and has very high flow rate, but I would need to read some temperature tests too before I decide if I like it or not.


I just did a breakdown of what it cost so far to get the case to this point and it all adds up to over $350.
That's just for paint ($135 and still need at least 1 more can of orange) acrylic, hot-swap hdd cage (and fan), lighting, and various other items (tape, rivets, dremel blades, exc).
That's what the case cost lol.
That's not charging anything for my time which I'm guessing at over 100 hours, just material costs.

I've actually spent more, but I'm not including the extra roll of double back tape, or the cougar 140mm fan, as we are not going to be using those. I'm only charging $5 total for the mesh, fiberglass, epoxy and sandpaper which I 'borrowed' from work

Good thimg it looks like a million dollars thumb.gif
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