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You could strip the case of all the plastic and then powder coat the steel parts.

If you wanted to spray paint, you'll need both regular paint for the steel parts and another specifically for plastic (Krylon Fusion). You will want to use primer and possibly have a clear coat for protection after the main painting.


Gah, I like the white, but I still prefer the black....
    
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

looks good, I would get either the Phanteks cooler or a Xigmatek DK. and I would get the 3570k, you'll be able to clock to 4.2GHz on it. at least push your 2500k OC to 4.6+ but if you arent gonna oc hard, go 3570k
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i know, and i cant wait to build mine!

I was looking at the xiggy gaia, and that currently looks like a very viable option, cuz i cant mount a hyper 212+ on that board.

after this, i'm getting a cheap WC loop.


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So, anyone else here trying to decide on cooling options?

I've not had much experience with specifics regarding fans/placement...

An H80 (cooling a 3570k), in push/pull as a rear intake, with 2x120 exhaust for the top, and 1 intake fan for the front.

Still not sure about the size of the front fan. I'm planning a 3TB HDD with a 256GB SSD, I was considering sacrificing both of the cages and putting a 230mm up front, but wasn't sure how best to hold those two drives in there in that scenario. What is the maximum fan-size that one could accommodate up front with the small HDD Cage, as well as possibly a Recon fan controller for the prospective fans.

Again, I'm not terribly well versed on fan-controllers and fan placement etc. so if anyone could offer further insight that'd be amazing.

Also, if anyone could offer recommendations from this list of fans that would also be well received wink.gif
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^I would recommend having rear as exhaust and having it intake from the top as there is some form of dust filter at the top. If you don't care about dust buildup, then your proposed setup sounds good.

Are you going for quiet, performance or balanced with those fans? You'll get a lot of recommendations so try to input your specific needs. Static pressure is king when it comes to radiators, not CFM.
    
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^I would recommend having rear as exhaust and having it intake from the top as there is some form of dust filter at the top. If you don't care about dust buildup, then your proposed setup sounds good.
Are you going for quiet, performance or balanced with those fans? You'll get a lot of recommendations so try to input your specific needs. Static pressure is king when it comes to radiators, not CFM.

Cheers for the input Kokin.

I would like to keep the dust in check as much as possible, so I'll give some thought to top/front as intake with rear as exhaust. My main followup query would be regarding the overtly positive pressure imposed by 2x120+1x(230 or 200 depending on space) as intake with only 1x120 (or would it count as 2x120, given push/pull) as exhaust? If static pressure is preferred over CFM with regard to the rad, would that much positive pressure be detrimental, or am I misinterpreting?

I'm aiming for somewhere between performance and balanced at this stage, using a 3570k, aiming for 4.4GHz, the famous Samsung 30nm RAM aiming for ~2200MHz and a 7970 aiming for 1100MHz.

I see you're using 2150RPM Gentle Typhoons, which I've heard naught but good reviews of, and was considering those as the main fans for my setup. I can only see the 1850RPM version in the list above, is there a dramatic difference between the two?
Also, would you happen to know if it would be worth replacing the stock H80 fans with aftermarket units?
Also, also, would you happen to know the biggest fan I could fit up front with that lower cage still inplace?

So many questions, so little time wink.gif

Thanks again!
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Cheers for the input Kokin.
I would like to keep the dust in check as much as possible, so I'll give some thought to top/front as intake with rear as exhaust. My main followup query would be regarding the overtly positive pressure imposed by 2x120+1x(230 or 200 depending on space) as intake with only 1x120 (or would it count as 2x120, given push/pull) as exhaust? If static pressure is preferred over CFM with regard to the rad, would that much positive pressure be detrimental, or am I misinterpreting?
I'm aiming for somewhere between performance and balanced at this stage, using a 3570k, aiming for 4.4GHz, the famous Samsung 30nm RAM aiming for ~2200MHz and a 7970 aiming for 1100MHz.
I see you're using 2150RPM Gentle Typhoons, which I've heard naught but good reviews of, and was considering those as the main fans for my setup. I can only see the 1850RPM version in the list above, is there a dramatic difference between the two?
Also, would you happen to know if it would be worth replacing the stock H80 fans with aftermarket units?
Also, also, would you happen to know the biggest fan I could fit up front with that lower cage still inplace?
So many questions, so little time wink.gif
Thanks again!

I don't have the case yet, so I can't comment on the front fan. The Gentle Typhoons are well regarded for having good static pressure while having a lower/nice sound profile. The 2150RPM versions are only sold in Japan and we had a group buy here in OCN for them (first and only.. tongue.gif which took a year and is still on-going for the other half). There isn't a big difference with the 1850RPM (aka AP-15) fans and I would recommend the AP-15 or even AP-14 for the H80.

To clarify, positive pressure is good for keeping the dust out of your case and I recommend you have it set as that. The filers will reduce the intake's ability to create positive pressure, so your plan is fine as it is. Static pressure is the "push" created by the air from your fans. A fan with low static pressure, but high CFM does well when there are no restrictions after the fan, so it serves well as a case fan. However this fan would not push air through a radiator as effectively as a fan with higher static pressure (even if it has lower CFM).

I believe you'll reach those clocking goals very easily with little to no voltage bump on both the 3570K and 7970. I'm actually limited by my chip rather than my cooling system, so it seems like IB is really just for extreme overclocking (Dry Ice, Liquid Helium/Nitrogen).


I haven't been keeping up with the latest fans, so you may get better recommendations by others. For highly efficient budget fans, I would recommend the Yate Loon Medium speeds (High speed is too loud without a fan controller or motherboard control), the AP14/15 if you want good sound profile and performance.
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post #247 of 11741
The new Zalman SF3 fan's are pretty solid as well. Low decibel rating, really good static pressure, and they look fantastic.
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Hey guys, I have a few modding questions before my Prodigy gets here. What do you guys think is the best (and cheapest, preferably) way to paint the chassis? I've seen people use spray-paint, among other things. I've also seen people have them powder coated, or just buy a home powder-coating kit.

Powder coating involves electrically charging the metal so that the powder is magnetized to it (in a way) then placing the metal pieces in a giant kiln for like 10-15 minutes at 200*C (400*F). I don't think you'd really want to put plastic in there ;P. Also, there's no such thing as a home powder coating kit.

Also, just noticed, on the white prodigy page on newegg (Which IS BACK IN STOCK if you're still looking), says "In stock. Limit 50 per customer." Either they over-ordered white cases or by some freak accident a white case is actually less popular than black for once. Or so it seems the recent trend has been.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345017
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Johnny..I'm a fan of the Silverstone Striders...Easiest to sleeve and great performance
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