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Unfortunately my country doesn't have plastidip anywhere locally so I'm gonna have to bring it in, I'm seeing amazon has it for between $8-$11US a can. What they charge you over there in Canada?

$20/can frown.gif

But I found a Rustoleum alternative for $15/can. But I haven't tried it yet.
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I hate ones that are strapped to the back or top of the case but mine cannot be seen. All you will see is two sleeved tubes. biggrin.gif

Plus honestly I need more radiator than the 3x140 + 2x140mm I can fit in the case. With the fan speeds @ 800 rpm they just don't provide the temperatures I am happy w/.

I'm sure you'll be able to make it beautiful. thumb.gif

And makes sense. I happen to be obsessed with extremely low noise output extremely sensitive to fan noise* so I think I can understand...
Edited by Sethris225 - 7/17/13 at 9:51pm
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$20/can frown.gif

But I found a Rustoleum alternative for $15/can. But I haven't tried it yet.

Ahh $20 a pop is a lil steep especially if you need a couple cans. Gonna be trying this, seems to have work well from the reviews.
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Ahh $20 a pop is a lil steep especially if you need a couple cans. Gonna be trying this, seems to have work well from the reviews.

I have a can of white. IIRC it is ever so slightly off white. Not a bright white. But it is still matte.
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I have a can of white. IIRC it is ever so slightly off white. Not a bright white. But it is still matte.

Yea I like the matte finish, white and green for me. I'll do my psu like yours, was gonna do a cover but this is a much better idea and maybe my backplates, not sure about that yet tho. Also getting an extra sli connector just in case it doesn't work out tongue.gif
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Have you considered sleeving the SLI bridge? Like, have you tried it to see what it looks like?
On one hand it could help balance the color across the cards, but it could screw with the consistency of the sleeving (in that on the tubes it looks round but on the bridge it'd look flat).

Also, didn't the coolant used to be somewhat darker? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Looks darker in the res... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Camera screwing with it? Does it look darker in the blocks irl? Or maybe the acrylic does something to the reflected blue light before it reaches our eyes? (haha, you just mentioned understanding light)
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Have you considered sleeving the SLI bridge? Like, have you tried it to see what it looks like?
On one hand it could help balance the color across the cards, but it could screw with the consistency of the sleeving (in that on the tubes it looks round but on the bridge it'd look flat).

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Looks darker in the res... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Camera screwing with it? Does it look darker in the blocks irl? Or maybe the acrylic does something to the reflected blue light before it reaches our eyes? (haha, you just mentioned understanding light)

In its current state the SLI bridge matches my EK badges, the waterblock hardware, my PCIe slot covers, io ports, etc perfectly. Plus you wouldn't be able to use SATA sleeving on it. So I'd have to use black, which I am trying to avoid completely in this build.

The coolant in the machine isn't the coolant I will be using in the final product. I just added a few shots of blue to some distilled water last night to see what the blocks and reservoir look like w/ some colour. I am saving that 'grand bleu' pastel I mixed up when the build is complete. I will still have to do at least complete tear down before it is finished.
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In its current state the SLI bridge matches my EK badges, the waterblock hardware, my PCIe slot covers, io ports, etc perfectly. Plus you wouldn't be able to use SATA sleeving on it. So I'd have to use black, which I am trying to avoid completely in this build.

The coolant in the machine isn't the coolant I will be using in the final product. I just added a few shots of blue to some distilled water last night to see what the blocks and reservoir look like w/ some colour. I am saving that 'grand bleu' pastel I mixed up when the build is complete. I will still have to do at least complete tear down before it is finished.

Really? I thought most people used SATA sleeve for bridges... I think it'd probably look better as it is now rather than if it was sleeved though, anyway (especially if it had to be black sleeve).

Ah, kk.
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Well crafted take my hat off to you and very good photography thumb.gif
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Definitely well done Lowfat!!!!

I am in awe of your fine build, sleeving, and photography! You are one of my biggest role models when it comes to computer builds and modding. You should be proud smile.gif

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