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Between Black & Orange, I vote black. But white looks pretty slick too...
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To be honest. Keep it white. Far left new blue LED Cut out? with black back drop?

That would be a really cool idea, Have a blue backlit OCN flame cutout on the left side of the midplate. (That's what I envisioned...not sure if it's what Tongan meant).
     
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Thanks for your input guys! Black won in the best of ten voting.
Here's the piece, paint drying-

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I also got my hot-swap leds switched over to red (I couldn't get any 3mm amber lights), red fits the build better than green thumb.gif

So here's what I found when I open up the hdd hot-swap cage. Those are some long button extenders haha.

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These are dual-color leds (red/green) The red wire is the positive for the red led, the green is +, and the white is ground.

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A picture of my new soldering station. I got tired of buying soldering irons every 6 month to a year. Hopefully this will last a long time. I tell you what, it heats up super fast!

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I carefully slice off the heat-shrink off of the green and red wires-
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I mark the red side with a sharpie and then desolder the two wires-
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Next I place a small piece of heat-shrink over both of the wires, switch them around (green to red, red to green) and solder them, then heat the heat-shrink with my technicians pocket torch (bic lighter haha).

Then I did it again for the next 4 leds and re-assembled the unit. It wasn't that easy to put back together as each of the poles go into a button and are spring loaded, but I managed.

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red>green

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The blue power and hdd activity leds are next, although I have a sneaky suspicion that these are those little tiny mini leds... I'll have to see whats what.

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Thanks for looking!
Oh also, I got nominated for May mod of the month! Should I go for it, or wait until it's all done with sleeving and better photos?
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I'm glad the black won, that would had been my vote, I'm digging the LEDs. BTW I showed my Dad this build and he's was amazed and then he saw the floor and said "damn that took a lot of work, and lots of skills. He must work with that stuff a lot."
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I would wait until it is done. Keep up the good work Bob.
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Thanks guys!
Good news- EVGA has shipped out the replacement classified and it should be here by friday evening. Just in time for the weekend thumb.gif

Evga has very, very fast turnaround. They just received my package this morning.. color me impressed thumbsupsmiley.png

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On another note, I've been trying to get in an order with mdpc-x for some sleeving and stuff. Actually stayed up till 3:00 last weekend until they opened and filled out the 'register' page twice, saying that they would email me an activation for my account.

Email never came. I guess I'll try again, but I think I may have to go with the best sleeving that is readily available instead.
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Awesome build man!!! Subbed
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Very nicely done LEDs! Yes as mentioned before, wait till all is done and knock it out of the Ball park in June-July.thumb.gif
post #458 of 794
That thing has to weigh a ton, lol it's the case by it self and it's like 50 pounds. Curious to know how much it weigh's now wink.gif
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I say wait till you are finished with the whole project. Also that cover being painted black was the right to go after seeing it in place.

A good soldering iron is like night and day compared to the pos pencils radio shack sells. Does that iron have interchangeable tips? I got a Metcal and don't think I could ever use a cheap again except for melting holes in plastics housings for ports.
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I got my Diablo 3 collectors edition today in the mail. I can't wait for the weekend to get this bad boy put back together and start playing smile.gif
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