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I have seen the murderbox build before...just sick. I have a ton of ideas on the back burner. I wish I had more time and money.
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I think the sleeves are going to look better in there anyway.. Have you seen Shade 19? Its Nils new greyish black color. might be cool with the other colors you have..
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I absolutely love the sleeved tubing look, reminds me of some sort of high-tech military hardware. If done correctly, builds centering around the sleeved tubing look better without a ton of LEDs. What is the best sleeving for accomplishing the look in that photo and where could you find it?
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Originally Posted by kgtuning View Post

I have seen the murderbox build before...just sick. I have a ton of ideas on the back burner. I wish I had more time and money.

I feel the same way, school and life "get in the way" of modding, when I suppose I should be looking at it the other way around tongue.gif
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I think the sleeves are going to look better in there anyway.. Have you seen Shade 19? Its Nils new greyish black color. might be cool with the other colors you have..

That is what Im beginning to beleive, I think the copper tubes in this confined space would have made it a real extra pain in the ass to tear down. Yes, I have seen shade 19, it is one sweet looking color for sure! As of now, I only have white sleeving on order, because 5 days ago I was only planning on that. Oh how things change rolleyes.gif I think Im going to have to get another order in anyway for the tubing sleeve so ill think more about it. Thanks for the suggestion smile.gif
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I absolutely love the sleeved tubing look, reminds me of some sort of high-tech military hardware. If done correctly, builds centering around the sleeved tubing look better without a ton of LEDs. What is the best sleeving for accomplishing the look in that photo and where could you find it?

Yes, I agree that lighting is a big part of making sleeved tubing look good. I am still looking into lighting options for this build; the fans have white LEDs on them, but they can be shut off if necessary. Something to think about thinking.gif Also, if you have any links to other sleeved tubing builds, let me know, I always love a good inspiration. biggrin.gif
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Ooh, another package from Germany?? For me?


There are no pics to show for my 4 hours of attempting to learn how to sleeve heatshrinklessly (?), but I did snap one of my first successful completed cord. Man this takes a long timNe, especially having to wrap each cord with white electrical tape. Hopefully the result will be worth it. smile.gif Normally I would do a huge photoshoot deal but the deadline is approaching faster than Id like.


In another bad stroke of luck, when trying to put together the main components in the case, I realized that the GPU will not fit. I have to either:

  • lower where the radiators are mounted, so the GPU can slide in, making me have to redo or modify my rad stand
  • Push the rads closer to the front, which would force me to convert to 12mm fans, giving my CFM a debilitating kick to the nuts
  • get a shorter GPU

Since I love my 6950 and have had it for two years (as well as having a waterblock for it already), and I dont want to cripple my cooling anymore, I am going to have to figure out a way to lower where the rads are mounted about 3mm. doh.gif


Before the end of the weekend, I would like to have this bad boy sleeved, get the GPU to fit, put in an order to Frozen for the watercooling parts, and work out something to get some metal parts lazed. Hopefully Dwood PMs me back soon....
Thanks for looking! thumb.gif
Edited by Shadow_Foxx - 8/14/12 at 8:32pm
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got to love when things like that happen. I have had a few problems along the way but corrected them. still working on a one issue but hope to have a solution this week. you will figure it out.
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got to love when things like that happen. I have had a few problems along the way but corrected them. still working on a one issue but hope to have a solution this week. you will figure it out.

I hope so, I guess these are the surprises that come with modding. biggrin.gif I have an aluminum "L" bracket that I will attempt to use to correct the problem, just have to decide whether to take a break from sleeving to work on it tongue.gif Speaking of sleeving, I finished the 8 pin last night, I hope it turns out well when I put it all back together... Got paid so I will try to order Frozen stuff tomorrow so I can get this bad boy done! thumb.gif Also, in place of the hard copper tubing, I think I have come up with another addition that will make this case stand out, its a way of lighting that I have never seen implemented in a computer case before, hopefully it will work out biggrin.gif Lastly, dwood PMd me back, saying his laser cuts the anodized awesome! Will work on sketchup drawings to get to him thumbsupsmiley.png
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post #98 of 197
It's high time for an update, don't make MN look bad wink.gif

You could always just put a fancy sticker on the outside for an update or something - just saying.
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yeah Shadow, where's our update?biggrin.gif
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