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post #201 of 794
Hmmm, I got to see the case today, (and damage it a bit D: Sorry Bob!) I spaced, and didn't realize the MOBO spacers weren't in when I screwed it down, and nicked the paint a bit. I think I decided what we're going to attempt for lighting though, a backlit piece of white plexi. I'm going to figure out how to get it to light smoothly, and then apply it to a piece of 1/4 white plexi
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I'm going to order the sleeving this week, since i've read that guide on how to order from MDPC. I already have an american account made, I think i'm going to have to get up SUPER early to get it ordered, though. I have some really cool sata cables, that are black, with a white stripe on the connectors. They should look pretty cool if I can sleeve them right.

Those two things are the least I can do, since I messed up Bob's paint job on the inside D:
post #202 of 794
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heh- no biggie Lane. You cant even see em with the board there, and I've got some white paint left rolleyes.gif

we need to get rads and fans ordered asap! I found one that wold leave 4 mm of space up top, just enough to sneak the wires for the 8 pin cpu power cables (but not the plug haha)... maybe i"ll keep looking for a little thinner one, bu it would be cool to fill that whole space... hmm.
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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
Kryos is a beauty too, pretty similar to HK. My friend's rig (that I built) has the hk3.0 LT on it.

Lane, search for banthracis' acrylic tests. I'm at school so cant link you directly to the thread, but he tested many different setups and leds for best dispersion.
e: back now, here you go: http://www.overclock.net/t/1187138/banthracis-led-acrylic-lighting-testing-murdermod-luminous-panel-analysis
Edited by Blizlake - 3/12/12 at 6:28am
post #204 of 794
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Lane, search for banthracis' acrylic tests. I'm at school so cant link you directly to the thread, but he tested many different setups and leds for best dispersion.
e: back now, here you go: http://www.overclock.net/t/1187138/banthracis-led-acrylic-lighting-testing-murdermod-luminous-panel-analysis

Ahhh between reading this, searching for the thread, and then clicking reply, you updated, due to the fact I see the link in there. And thank you! I'll definitely have to look this over a bit closer when I get home, we only have about 1/4" to play with right now, but I would like to get the best backlighting possible, I feel like it would really add to the clean lines off the case.
post #205 of 794
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Lane, search for banthracis' acrylic tests. I'm at school so cant link you directly to the thread, but he tested many different setups and leds for best dispersion.
e: back now, here you go: http://www.overclock.net/t/1187138/banthracis-led-acrylic-lighting-testing-murdermod-luminous-panel-analysis
Ahhh between reading this, searching for the thread, and then clicking reply, you updated, due to the fact I see the link in there. And thank you! I'll definitely have to look this over a bit closer when I get home, we only have about 1/4" to play with right now, but I would like to get the best backlighting possible, I feel like it would really add to the clean lines off the case.
It's the damn edit-bug that's been a nuisance since OCN changed to this new platform. Chipp said that they have a possible fix for it though, gotta hope for the best.
He actually made a lit acrylic piece to go behind his mobo, see this post from his build log (not the test-thread I linked earlier).
post #206 of 794
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Look at these blocks for the gpu's.. So bad@ss looking if a bit spendy. I'm going to look for the cheapest price I can find on these cause I dont think there is a prettier block for these cards-

Watercool Heatkiller x3 block

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Backplate (the side you would see)

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So much nicer looking than the EK backplate it isnt even funny-
German engineering at its best wubsmiley.gif

The site I found them on they cost 128 for the block and $30 for the backplate. I have to see if I can find them anywhere else for less. The copper version of the card is $20 less- I could paint the copper 'hole' cover thing black and it would look pretty close to the nickle block, but you would still see the copper base of the block. Personally I like the nickle one best.

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Edit- the only place I can find the heatkiller backplates is on the watercool site and they're a bit more expensive there $65 for two plus shipping...

This cpu block would go nicely and is a nice deal at $48. I could easily paint the silver parts white and it would go great with the inside color scheme.

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Loving this mips chipset block for the motherboard thumb.gif

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Those would be my first choice for blocks but with the exception of the cuples kryos cpu block, I apparently have expensive tastes. These blocks (cpu, 2x gpu, 2x gpu backplate, and mobo chipset) add up to approximately $550. And still need 3 rads, res, pump, fittings and tubing. I'm estimating $1000 for the loop. Lane and i have decided that white tubing with bitspower mat black fittings, with a silver killcoil in the res. I like the 655 pump ($75) and have seen some cool tricks to beautify it without buying a dress-up kit. ( I think it is in Sil3nt's build log, I'm not sure)

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I really like the true silver (silver plated) barbs as they eliminate the need for a kill coil, but I think the mat black barbs will go better with the color scheme-

True silver

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Mat black

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I like the primoflex tubing. 7/16 inch over 1/2 barbs works great. Really good bend radius on this stuff.

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Im thinking RX 240 rads for the bottom area-

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I still have to find the right size rad for up top. The Black Ice Xtreme 3 High Performance Radiator would fit with about 4 or 5mm of room to the mb.

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Then a bunch of xigmatec fans- We've got the tried and true old school xiggy's
61 CFM at less than 20dba

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and the new versions which I have never used before. They look pretty darn sweet! Can anyone vouch for them?
75 CFM @ 24 dba

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Edited by bob808 - 3/12/12 at 1:29pm
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post #207 of 794
Mmmm German engineering. I knew I paid the extra service costs on my car for something. Maybe it's because it's German.

I really like the EK backplates more for the GPUs,
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but the CPU block for Watercool is quite sexy IMHO
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I like the Liquid Fusion Reservoirs, but I'd like to see it in the white and black before I purchase one, I'll probably email them for a photo
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We shall see
post #208 of 794
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Just a thought for you Lane since you seem to like the EK blocks- http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1229439&mpage=1
If you want ek, I recommend the copper versions to avoid headaches down the road.

Heatkiller cpu blocks are great too! I am using on right now. I recommendated the cuples kryos because of the black top and the low(ish) price.
I like them both and both perform great. If I am not mistaken, the cuplex beats the heatkiller by a small margin, and is probably cheaper to boot, and imo it looks a bit sleeker/classier.

My suggestions are just that, suggestions. People will always have different opinions on what looks good. Personally I think the EK block and backplate pale in comparision to the heatkiller or aguatuning gpu blocks, and I think the heatkiller polished backplate absolutly blows away the EK backplate, but that is only my opinion.

Bottom line is that its your money and your computer. You will buy what you want. I'm just trying to help thumb.gif
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post #209 of 794
Those watercool nickle plated gpu blocks and backplates drool.gif lol sorry lane but you gotta be crazy if you prefer EK over Watercool rolleyes.gif At least we seem to agree on the cpu block...

The new xiggy fans, the ones with weird blades, perform slightly better on radiators than the "regular" ones (or so I've heard).
Edited by Blizlake - 3/12/12 at 2:15pm
post #210 of 794
Those new Xigmatek fans look SICK. I think they would look really nice inside there. And it's not really the blocks that I'm too worried about, I'm just skeptical as to how the chrome-ish backplates will look in a mostly black/white interior.

That's just my personal opinion lol
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