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I want to add Water cooling and possibly new GPU. The inside of my case looks dull. (no real color scheme) possibly from the thermal armor on my Asus Sabertooth p67 motherboard.

Any Ideas on what to buy to make things look better (and what i would look into upgrading?)

All build details in my current build info beneath labeled "Thermal Asus"

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EDIT: fixed the picture
Edited by KenSaysRawr - 2/19/12 at 11:11pm
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get a h100 and OC that 2500k like crazy, then buy a 680 when they come out, or a 7950 now if you want
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lol, asus's Thermal Armor is a joke. XD
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I heard to stay away from the pre built single cpu loops as they really dont provide much improvement over a fan
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Pre filled liquid loops are way better then your typical heatsync fan combo because

A: they take the massive weight off your motherboard, and provide better cooling
B: they look cleaner in a build
C: easier then real liquid cooling loops

and yeh the Asus Thermal Armor didn't look to attractive imo, but anyways, looks like a pretty roundabout chugaluga ding dong build, the only thing that can be improved is asthetics, and CPU and GPU, atm.... i cant really tell what you have since you havent filled in your sig rig spec yet,
    
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post #6 of 45
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pentium4 531 overclocker View Post

and yeh the Asus Thermal Armor didn't look to attractive imo, but anyways, looks like a pretty roundabout chugaluga ding dong build, the only thing that can be improved is asthetics, and CPU and GPU, atm.... i cant really tell what you have since you havent filled in your sig rig spec yet,

Yeah Im looking to see what I can do about the asthetics right now. Im kicking myself in the @$$ for going cheap on the psu thus getting a non modular one.
I just want to make it look better as of now(add any lights or different gpu to go with a color scheme/ if I go water cooling, what color tubing, what kind of reservoir to grab more attention from the ugly Mobo.)

I was thinking of a Black Scheme.Comments?
Like black tubing and rads, UV instead of the current red Cathode.

I just really need ideas to make it really look better, which is the reason of the post i should say
Edited by KenSaysRawr - 2/19/12 at 7:57pm
post #7 of 45
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Originally Posted by Pentium4 531 overclocker View Post

Pre filled liquid loops are way better then your typical heatsync fan combo because
A: they take the massive weight off your motherboard, and provide better cooling
B: they look cleaner in a build
C: easier then real liquid cooling loops

A and B is completely not true. A: a custom loop block would weigh far less than a sealed loop block because in a sealed loop the block also contains the pump and circuitry. B: if you build your water loop wisely and plan a head it does look nice a clean. the only benefit to a sealed loop is they are cheap, have no upkeep and they are good for people who dont know what they are doing.

reasons a custom loop is better is
A: higher performance
B: Quality parts
C: customization
D: less chance of pump dying
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post #8 of 45
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get a h100 and OC that 2500k like crazy, then buy a 680 when they come out, or a 7950 now if you want

Agreed, recently invested in an H100 myself & I'm very pleased. The only thing is the stock fans are kinda loud on High settings so I'll be replacing those with two cougar vortex's soon. Modular PSU's are really the way to go to get that clean look, although your cable management is not bad. The mobo is pretty dull Iooking I have to agree. You could prob replace your exhaust fan with a led type.
I would like to go full WC one day but I opted for the H100 because it's what I can afford right now & the performance/price is excellent imo, & it comes with a 5 yr warranty, can't beat that & I love the look. I would say invest in a 7950/7970 as well considering the perfomance, but wait a lil while till price drops. Gd luck thumb.gif
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post #9 of 45
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thanks for the reply. I dont know if I should sell the mobo and get a better one (if anyone has input as to which I should invest that would look good.)
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looking at a ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME p67 board. any insight?
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