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^ If you plan on doing it as a profession, then a SATA HVLP gun is the only way to go. No question there. biggrin.gif
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^ If you plan on doing it as a profession, then a SATA HVLP gun is the only way to go. No question there. biggrin.gif

oh I know, but I am not giving up on kandy coat in a can..... I can dream rolleyes.gif
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another "will it fit?" type question here.
Have a GTX 690 that will either be with an XSPC or EK GPU block. For arguments sake let's pretend it's the XSPC. Obviously the block is offset, but the issue is tubing routing. Can anyone who has used the GPU block (or one of the same height) give me some input as to which rad/fan combo would allow the tubing to fit underneath?
I plan on using 2x Corsair SP120s, with one of the following:
ALPHACOOL NEXXXOS ST30 FULL COPPER 240mm (30mm)
Hardware Labs Black Ice GTS 240 (29.6mm)
KOOLANCE HX-CU720V (30mm)
XSPC EX240 (35.5mm)
Heard good things about the EX240, but it is the thickest of the three, so I'd expect it to perform a bit better. Question is whether it will fit. Any input would be much appreciated
edit: Has anyone used the EK GPU block with the prodigy? given the front inlet/outlet (which cretin thought that was optimal?) would I be able to route tubing without colliding with the side panel, perhaps using some 90 degree fittings? - I'm only considering the EK because I'm a fan of the aesthetics and it will go well with the Supremacy CPU block Just discovered the EK-FC Link thingy

I'm going with the EX240 as i've had it recommended a lot. I would not get the EK block for the 690 though. It only has inlet/outlets on the FRONT of the block, which will make it a nightmare.

from what i can tell, the xspc block should would nicely with the ex240 and single set of fans. though I am just eyeballing it, my current h100 with sp120 fans has a decent amount of room before the top of the gpu. certainy enough for a set of thick g1/4 fittings. have a look at my build pic and it should give you a rough idea.
post #3644 of 11740
The best stuff I've found to color things like molex connectors and drive bezels is SEM vinyl dye.
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I actually got everything separately.
The two tray-loading blu-ray burners are Panasonic UJ-260A units:
http://www.digistor.com/Internal-Drives/Blu-ray-Drives/Panasonic-Slim-Blu-ray-Burner-Slimline-SATA-Tray-Load_5
The white bezels for the slim blu-ray drives are from here:
http://www.centrix-intl.com/details.asp?productid=6946
The dual slimline to 5.25" bay adapter:
http://www.digistor.com/Accessories_2/Bezel-Kit-Solutions/Combo-Kit-for-Dual-Slimline-Blu-ray-DVD-Drive-Black-Bezel
The bay adapter comes with a textured black bezel which I didn't like so I painted mine a flat black.
The only problem now is with my GTX670. I removed the stock cooler and installed an Arctic Cooling Accelero Mono Plus so the Prodigy's side panel won't fit back on.
I can't return the GTX670 either.

How far out of the Panel does the cooler stick? I could have an idea.
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It sticks out almost half an inch.
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It sticks out almost half an inch.

Could cut a rectangle out of the panel, slot it through it. It has some fan protection on it right? OR would you require more?
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oh I know, but I am not giving up on kandy coat in a can..... I can dream rolleyes.gif

biggrin.gif Lol! biggrin.gif People used to ask me all the time: "What color are you going to paint your racecar?" Because it was 4 different colors of primer at the time. My favorite reply was: "I'm not sure, but my favorite color is blur!" tongue.gif

An ex-wife, another wife, and two kids later...race car, not anymore.

Alright ladies & gent's, I'm off to ring in the new year. Happy New Years all! Have an awesome, but safe one. biggrin.gif
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Could cut a rectangle out of the panel, slot it through it. It has some fan protection on it right? OR would you require more?

A hole could be cut for the fan to stick out through, but the fan itself does not have a dust filter or fan grill protecting it:



I remember having someone cut a hole for me before on a Shuttle box because I bought a special edition GeForce 7950 that had an oversized heatsink. The person that cut the hole for me made a special mesh "window" that stuck out though kind of like this:
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I'm going with the EX240 as i've had it recommended a lot. I would not get the EK block for the 690 though. It only has inlet/outlets on the FRONT of the block, which will make it a nightmare.
from what i can tell, the xspc block should would nicely with the ex240 and single set of fans. though I am just eyeballing it, my current h100 with sp120 fans has a decent amount of room before the top of the gpu. certainy enough for a set of thick g1/4 fittings. have a look at my build pic and it should give you a rough idea.

Good amount of space there, though the Corsair h100 uses a 27mm rad, or something along those lines? Might go with the stealth just to be sure. As for the EK block, the front inlet/outlets are a massive pain. But two of THESE will give THIS result, giving the same set up as the XSPC. A bit convoluted, mind...
    
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