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Right here bro.
http://www.amazon.com/Sleeved-Light-White-Meter-CB-LED20-WT/dp/B0046Y5Z92/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1334122992&sr=8-2
This is the 6 foot kit. Trust me. You will need all 6 feet. They have different colors as well. Green, blue, and red sure.

Nailed it biggrin.gif The NZXT strip really is a great choice and you definitely should get the 6 feet, no reason to pay like $2 less for half the length tongue.gif
     
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Nice, thanks. Yeah I like the look it gives off in your rig.. very nice without looking gaudy
     
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Thanks. It is nice lighting.
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Got my 8 pin GPU extensions. Hopefully, my new custom res plate shows tomorrow. Then, updates with mostly final pics with new camera. thumb.gif
post #135 of 176
re wet sanding

its what they do with car panels..essentially the same as normal sanding , except you use wet/dry sandpaper..it has a waterproof backing so the paper doesnt disintegrate when wet.
basically get a bucket of water, dip the sandpaper in the bucket and sand your metal, after a while the paper gets a bit clogged..dip and shake in the bucket, cleans the gunk off the paper..sand again
you also periodically rinse the piece your sanding...ths stops the grains you've sanded from scratching your piece
the water cleans your paper and piece and helps in the cutting action.. you can get a much smoother finish..

just make sure to do it outside as it does get messy and get different grades of paper..400, 800 and 1200(finishing)

to get a really good finish takes patience as its best to let the panels dry properly before sanding and recoating..and let final coat dry out for about a month before applying some clear coats , essentially to seal the finish and absorb scratches and polish to shine....get some rattle cans and practice on an old panel first..dust is your enemy

if its a single color you're after it might be best to take it to an auto shop..they have all the gear, ovens,paint booths etc, they can do it a lot faster ..i'd go for a metallic type paint, with a deep tint..tons of colors to choose from..

for multiple colors/patterns look for an airbrush 'artist'

or even better a trade school/college...
when it comes to painting metal/cars its a whole different world ..you can get some truly amazing finishes
which would put some icing on this great build you've got going
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re wet sanding
its what they do with car panels..essentially the same as normal sanding , except you use wet/dry sandpaper..it has a waterproof backing so the paper doesnt disintegrate when wet.
basically get a bucket of water, dip the sandpaper in the bucket and sand your metal, after a while the paper gets a bit clogged..dip and shake in the bucket, cleans the gunk off the paper..sand again
you also periodically rinse the piece your sanding...ths stops the grains you've sanded from scratching your piece
the water cleans your paper and piece and helps in the cutting action.. you can get a much smoother finish..
just make sure to do it outside as it does get messy and get different grades of paper..400, 800 and 1200(finishing)
to get a really good finish takes patience as its best to let the panels dry properly before sanding and recoating..and let final coat dry out for about a month before applying some clear coats , essentially to seal the finish and absorb scratches and polish to shine....get some rattle cans and practice on an old panel first..dust is your enemy
if its a single color you're after it might be best to take it to an auto shop..they have all the gear, ovens,paint booths etc, they can do it a lot faster ..i'd go for a metallic type paint, with a deep tint..tons of colors to choose from..
for multiple colors/patterns look for an airbrush 'artist'
or even better a trade school/college...
when it comes to painting metal/cars its a whole different world ..you can get some truly amazing finishes
which would put some icing on this great build you've got going

+rep on the explination. Thanks.
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you're welcome smile.gif
i spent a few summer weekends in my youth helping my godfather..the spraypainter not the don hehe
really like where your build is going, cant wait to get into some w/c myself..99% sure i'm gonna get rasa rx240 kit + ex240 rad.. but ive also seen these new ceramic pumps and single bay res from alphacool which look good
http://www.au.aquatuning.com/product_info.php/info/p13012_Alphacool-DC-LT-Ceramic---12V-DC---Pump---bulk-Version.html
http://www.au.aquatuning.com/product_info.php/info/p13310_Alphacool-Repack---Dual-DC-LT---5-25-Single-Bay-Station---without-pump.html
hopefully there'll be some reviews soon
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Final pics. No lighting, so they may not be that good. Might take some more in the morning.

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My "BIG GUY" helping out with a Kuk Sool Won choop to the lens.
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I am done for now. Got the 8 pin video cables so I can run an actual 8 pin connection. Also, the plate from Dwood is bad ass. Next might be PSU cover.

Later, might trying painting it. I have this extra panel to practice on.
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Wow nice build! Can't wait to get this case when I start my build, but that won't be until ivy bridge comes out biggrin.gif
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Can't wait for Ivy.
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