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post #61 of 3986
hahaha nice, never saw my power supply naked! pronnnnn


also, you are totally in lvoe with OU aren't you? >.< I don't mind if it's #1 or lastest lol. it doesn't mean anything... You cannot like it that much for a rank XD
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k  asus p8p67 pro B3 Asus GTX 670 2GB DCII G.skil ripjaws X 8GB 1600MHz cas8 
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Crucial M4 128GB SSD western digital caviar black 1TB sata3 western digital caviar black 750GB sata2 Western Digital MyBook essential 2TB usb 3.0 
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LG G2420HD 24''  ASUS PA238QR 23'' LED IPS LG 42CS570 120Hz TV Logitech G510 
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i5 2500k  asus p8p67 pro B3 Asus GTX 670 2GB DCII G.skil ripjaws X 8GB 1600MHz cas8 
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Crucial M4 128GB SSD western digital caviar black 1TB sata3 western digital caviar black 750GB sata2 Western Digital MyBook essential 2TB usb 3.0 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate external HDD 2TB usb 2.0 LG lightscribe 24x sata2 corsair H100 Windows 7 ultimate 64bits 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG G2420HD 24''  ASUS PA238QR 23'' LED IPS LG 42CS570 120Hz TV Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Corsair 650D Razer Deathadder 3.5G CM storm weapon of choice m4 
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post #62 of 3986
mmm double PSU modding... drool.gif
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i5-4670k ASUS Maximus VI Hero Gigabyte HD 7970 16 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400 MHz 
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256GB Samsung 840 Pro Custom Water cooling (work in progress) Windows 8.1 Samsung Syncmaster P2450 
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Microsoft sidewinder x4 Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1000W Phanteks Enthoo Primo CM Storm Inferno 
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256GB Samsung 840 Pro Custom Water cooling (work in progress) Windows 8.1 Samsung Syncmaster P2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft sidewinder x4 Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1000W Phanteks Enthoo Primo CM Storm Inferno 
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post #63 of 3986
You now have the most beautiful Case Labs case to date, I'm drooling over the powder coating and need to pick my jaw up off the floor! cpachris all of my Hardware Labs SR1's (140.4) have this same streaking and is caused by sliding against the inside of the cardboard boxing during shipment, it's hardly worth mentioning. Oh yeah subbed, don't forget to checkout my build log in sig!
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Originally Posted by Citra View Post

Rebel, voiding that 7 year warranty on the first day. tongue.gif

No comprendo Citra-o. smile.gif But I did actually check to see that is was working before ripping into it.

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Originally Posted by Billy_5110 View Post

hahaha nice, never saw my power supply naked! pronnnnn
also, you are totally in lvoe with OU aren't you? >.< I don't mind if it's #1 or lastest lol. it doesn't mean anything... You cannot like it that much for a rank XD

I'm also an alum. Best university in the world! Ahhhhh......college. Was the best 9 years of my life. thumb.gif From what I can remember.....


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You now have the most beautiful Case Labs case to date, I'm drooling over the powder coating and need to pick my jaw up off the floor! cpachris all of my Hardware Labs SR1's (140.4) have this same streaking and is caused by sliding against the inside of the cardboard boxing during shipment, it's hardly worth mentioning. Oh yeah subbed, don't forget to checkout my build log in sig!

Systemlord...thanks for the kind case comments! Good to know that your SR-1's had the same finish issue...and I agree, its not that big a deal. But....that won't stop me from testing a new white powder coat finish on them! I actually had already found your build log. Coming along nicely. You've got a lot of radiator space in that thing....can't wait to see temps!


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ASRock demos X79 Extreme 11 motherboard

Yeah, I'm waiting on this one for sure. Perfect board for me. Timing is not bad either. Its should be released in mid/late July. That gives me a month to finish all the fan/rad/plumbing and custom wires for these items, before I get the board and components.
post #66 of 3986
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New package from the KoolRoom! All the way from down-under, this got shipped from Australia.

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Lets see what's in it. First up, we have a pump decoupling pad from Phobya. Kind of like a "shoggy sandwhich", but without the hideous orange color. Sorry Shoggy!

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Next we have an assortment of anti-vibration gadgets, including rubber fan screws from Nexus, some silicone washers in a white finish, and silicone pads also designed to reduce vibrations. Some small cable management accessories from Mod Smart. The Mod Smart connectors have an almost yellow-ish tint to them, making them unattractive for the build I'm working on. But....I'm thinking I could probably custom color dye them and make them fit right in. We'll see.

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Next up is some foam radiator sealing strip from Phobya. Again....just playing around with some ideas. Since I'm going to be running the fans at a slow speed, its important to make sure as much of the air as possible is moved THROUGH the radiator, instead of taking the path of least resistance and leaking out the side. Will be playing with some fan gaskets as well as radiator sealers.

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Next up is the real reason I placed this order from the KoolRoom. They were the only place I could find online that carried the Bitspower Carbon Black and Blood Red fittings.

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I'm in the middle of accumulating one compression fitting in every finish, or manufacturer, that I'm considering for my build. I've got eight different ones now, and I'll be featuring them in an upcoming post with some close macros shots of all of them. May be useful if you're currently trying to decide what finish to go with for your fittings.

And finally.....some free candy.

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Now if I had known that I got free Nerds from down-under with every order....I would have been buying from these guys all the time!
post #67 of 3986
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Finally got notification today that my Aqua Computer orders have partially shipped. The good news is it includes the copper fin AMS radiators, the poweradjusts, and some other misc stuff. The bad news, still waiting on the Aquaero 5 XT. But...at least getting the rads and poweradjusts and temperature sensors in will let me move forward with some wiring that I want to work on.

Everytime I email them and inquire about status of the order, they politely tell me it should ship the next week. Its been more than a month now. I also find their website extremely frustrating to use. One of my two orders still shows that it is "pending payment", and neither show they have shipped. The customer service experience is lacking there. And although they were kind enough to add-on one item to my initial order via email, it still doesn't show up in my order detail I can view from the web. Again, they assure me via email not to worry...that they know its been added. Hope I like the hardware! Would love to hear if anybody else is as frustrated with their website/customer service as I am. Share your experiences.

Here is a couple of shots of tearing down my Lamptron FC8.

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I find the overall build quality of this controller average. Some of the parts feel a little flimsy, and one of the molex connectors had loose pins in it. And the 7th channel doesn't regulate voltage at all....it simply turns it on/off once the dial is turned up about 1/2 way. I guess I could RMA it, but seems like a bother for a small item.

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I do, however, love the fact that the color of the LED's are customizable without having to mess with any little jumpers. You simply click on some of the knobs to rotate through different colors. I will of course be using the red.

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Instructions say its important to plug in all 3 of the molex connectors. Really? Anybody else have any experience with this thing?

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And it comes apart very simply, so I think I'll take this opportunity to powder coat those side panels white, since they will be inside the case. And I'll probably have the main faceplate powder coated the same crimson color as the case. Its a nice heavy aluminum, so should work fine. Anything else come to mind when looking at it?

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post #68 of 3986
Love your product photography skills. Keep them coming! thumb.gif
post #69 of 3986
If you are planning on using the Aquaero, why are you still using the Lamptron?

I have been waiting for my Aquaero for almost 2 months. frown.gif
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post #70 of 3986
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Love your product photography skills. Keep them coming! thumb.gif

Thanks Quest. Photography is the real hobby, that makes me keep buying or building new computers. Storage needs keep growing, video editing software keeps demanding more processing power. But since all of the processing of the pictures is computer work, it makes sense to have a nice computer that you enjoy working on.


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If you are planning on using the Aquaero, why are you still using the Lamptron?
I have been waiting for my Aquaero for almost 2 months. frown.gif

Fair question. I'll use the Aquaero and the PA2's to control all of the fans and pumps. I'm planning on using the Lamptron to control case lighting. I like to be able to reach out and touch a knob to turn the lights up or down, or off. Can't think of any reason I would want the lights controlled by one of the sensors available to the Aquaero. After I get it and play with it, I may change my mind. But that is the current plan. I'm planning on some strip LED lighting in both the bottom compartment and main sections (both sides), and I've got 1/2 a mind to try one of the illuminated panels like in the Murderbox builds. I really like the infinity mirrors also, and I'm going to have one 3 fan bay area open to play with some type of lighting project.

Two months? It must be driving you crazy. They must hate me by now, because I email them every week. Figure if they only get a few out of the next production batch, they will silence the squeakiest wheels first. biggrin.gif
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