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post #1331 of 3982
copper with silver looks smexy wink.gif
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post #1332 of 3982
For your case, I think white with white screws is more consistent with the theme....although the copper with silver or copper/copper would be sexy....
post #1333 of 3982
I vote Copper/Copper since only your rads show Copper atm.

Edit: by itself white with copper screws but if put in your build I would still go with Copper / Copper.
Edited by The_chemist21 - 8/17/12 at 2:36pm
post #1334 of 3982
I'd go copper on copper
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post #1335 of 3982

I'd say copper screws on white plate.

    
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post #1336 of 3982
copper on white, definitely.
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post #1337 of 3982
Copper on white. It's the sex
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Appreciate all the input guys. Copper screws on white plate, and copper screws on copper plate (which I didn't even show!) were the most popular choices. I'm still leaning towards copper screws on the white plate. I think it will complement what I'm probably going to do with other screws/bolts for the fans and case.

First of all, let me say that I much prefer the look of a socket head screw....over a phillips head screw. I think they just look more professional and upscale. So I'm going to replace all of the normal M4 screws that came with the radiators and fans, with some socket head screws. Pictures below....


Here is a closeup of what the radiators came with...






But I much prefer the look of a socket head cap in the picture below. It also kind of looks like what AquaComputer does with all of their equipment, although these are button head screws instead of flat tops. I found the flat tops stuck out further than I wanted them to, and I don't have a ton of clearance between the fans and the side pedestal covers.






It's tough to find a big selection of metric screws at Lowes or Home Depot. I had much better luck at Ace Hardware. But...you end up paying close to a buck a screw for the longer lengths (30mm), and with 50 fans needing 200+ screws....that would not have been very cost effective. Instead, I found these on Amazon in boxes of 100 for about $8 bucks.

I sent some to the copper plating service I'm using, and they came back looking like this:






Here are some shots of what they look like in the fans. First the normal phillips head screws....






Next the socket head screws.....







And finally the socket head screws after being copper plated....







In addition to some of the fan screws, I tested some thumbscrews, and I think they look awesome....





In this picture you can see that the thumbscrews help highlight some of the copper in the PSU's coming through the window, along with the AMS radiator.





I was out of commission for almost a full day, as I was trying to isolate a problem with new build by swapping parts in and out of my current build to see if they work. But I'm back up and running now. More on that later......
post #1339 of 3982
Could you please show copper on copper please?
post #1340 of 3982
Indeed the copper thumbsrews really stand out nicely. How much does it cost to copper plate screws?
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