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i don't want to disconnect them, or make them ugly lol. i know people have dimmed leds by scratching them with sandpaper, but how effective is that? i don't really feel like scratching up my own leds to find out lol
Edited by Zboy - 1/24/13 at 9:06pm
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Decided to try out some red spray paint today with the intentions of matching up some bits and bobs (and eventually make a decision on whether or not to paint the rads). Decided to try it on the GPU end plate. Colours matched up damn near perfectly with the Corsair fans, and also the Force GT SSDs (not pictured). n/b: they are a much much closer red to the naked eye.



Gives me confidence to go ahead and paint the rads smile.gif

Edit: Better idea from this one
Edited by RandomHer0 - 1/25/13 at 9:00am
    
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post #4623 of 11740
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i don't want to disconnect them, or make them ugly lol. i know people have dimmed leds by scratching them with sandpaper, but how effective is that? i don't really feel like scratching up my own leds to find out lol

You could cut the cable that powers it and install are dimmer switch, this would not only allow you to "dim" it down, but to various levels depending on your preference at the time or in the future.
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Decided to try out some red spray paint today with the intentions of matching up some bits and bobs (and eventually make a decision on whether or not to paint the rads). Decided to try it on the GPU end plate. Colours matched up damn near perfectly with the Corsair fans, and also the Force GT SSDs (not pictured). n/b: they are a much much closer red to the naked eye.



Gives me confidence to go ahead and paint the rads smile.gif

The paint job came out really well done thumb.gif
post #4625 of 11740
So I figured out my whole lower optical drive stability issue.... I just bent the extended "arms" of the cage down (technically up when looking at how the cage should be oriented) and they act like angled feet. I'll take some more pictures of it once more things are together, but it works perfectly, and it didn't involve me going to buy any extra metal or acrylic and drilling or cutting to make feet for it. I just bent them at approximately a 45 degree angle, and they come into contact with the bottom plate almost exactly where it needs to be.

I am also going to drill some holes in the front of my pcu cage to allow all of the extra wires and cables to go through there, instead of trying to route them around the optical cage. That way, I won't need to worry about taking the cage off or putting it back on, everything will be ran and hid nicely. More photos of that to come as well, once I find someone that has a drill and a uni-bit that I can borrow lol.
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The paint job came out really well done thumb.gif

yeh, was pleasantly surprised that spray paint worked as well as it did. Guess the guy at the hardware store did know what he was talking about. The proof will be in the radiators though I'm sure; that will be a big test, and risk.
    
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Who was it that was going to Plasti-dip their case? Did you do it yet?
post #4628 of 11740
Me biggrin.gif not case just the handle/foot. I will try this weekend.
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nice. Would love to see the results. smile.gif also waiting for sonofjor's custom ones.
   
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post #4630 of 11740
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Me biggrin.gif not case just the handle/foot. I will try this weekend.

I'd be interested to see how well it holds up. I've used that before for my car wheels lol.

Also, can someone help me find a new AMD motherboard? I need something good, and would prefer not to do FM1 sockets. Something FM2 or AM3+ perhaps, but it has to be AMD.
Edited by Pestilaence - 1/25/13 at 12:17pm
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