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post #401 of 1388
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And the last piece 14" x 2" to cover Motherboard Power, and Sata Cables coming in. This will have black acrylic over it with cut outs:
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Anyone know good fonts that can be used on CNC machine for username? dont know if CNC machines take only graphics or if the software to control the machine has built in fonts.
post #402 of 1388
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Got tired of messing around with RGB. With all this time spent on researching and testing, i threw in the towel, accepted the loss of 8x AQ Illumination Modules, and going with traditional Anode based LEDs. With that approach I can get one of these custom AMPs made by Jeak in Germany and recommended by Shoggy in AQ:
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Meanwhile still waiting for mail guy to get White LED Strip from china!!. Ordered on the 2nd. Came to NY on 10th (which is like 25 miles from my house). It then went to NC (300 miles south or so). Then to Teterboro (like 15 miles from house, and closer to NY). Took one big giant circle in the US. That package must be so beat up. mad.gif

Decided to finish painting the fans on the radiator and eliminating the orange sleeve, Since orange is mostly getting purged from system.
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Found some white sleeve on the floor (lol):
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Sleeved white.
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Copper brown fans almost done, will just give it one final light coat (all i can afford since can is almost empty). Red ones (primed with black) and first coat on. Next to heater in garage
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Wife came home--already complaining about paint smell in the house tongue.gif . Wasn't happy that I occupied the rug as well boxing3.gif:
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post #403 of 1388
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Designing the 5.25 vandal bay in google sketchup. Need white acrylic at the back otherwise cables can be seen..Or i could mask it with Silver 2 sided tape/paint chrome
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Need some simple artwork for the front that will look nice. Need cutouts to be atleast 10mm in some places to see grid lines on transparent acrylic. (like post #401).
post #404 of 1388
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Package from China arrived. They lied...its not 600 LED per 5M ..its 300 LED. Will inform Amazon about false advertisement.
Which makes me doubt this entry from NewEgg also; as when you go to checkout it says international delivery 5-15 days.

Connected the 3 per 5 cms led and it doesn't make a difference if its 3 or 6 ...The lines are equally bright. All this wait for no reason could have got this locally.
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Grid Lines facing up with White plexi underneath:
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Grid Lines facing down and with led running on right short side and long side closest to you:
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Grid Lines facing down and with With led running on left and right short sides as well:
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If I knew the lines were equally bright with 3 led / 5cms I could have gone with 5050 SMDs. The difference between 5050 SMDS and 3528 SMDS is the size of the chip on the strip. 5050 is 5mm x 5mm and the led is brighter.
So ordered this one to test and it ships from Florida smile.gif
Building the lightbox frame will have to wait now for few days.
post #405 of 1388
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Ready to test fans on AQ5's and make sure connections are working:
Both sides are maroon red and copper brown140 mm fans and its respective sleeving going to AQ5's. Copper Brown AQ5 will have fans with copper brown sleeving and white. Maroon AQ5 will have the marron and dark grey sleeved fans.
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Tested one:
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And both...It looks beautiful, I must say...photograph doesn't do it justice:
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post #406 of 1388
Spectacularly complimentary colors!
post #407 of 1388
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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

Spectacularly complimentary colors!
Thanks cpachris smile.gif

Ordered these round M3 standoffs for future custom 5.25 vandal bay in post #403...if I ever find a CNC shop around. These will hold the acrylic pieces in place.
Shoggy also shipped some matching M3 bolts for front which will match the AQ5's.
post #408 of 1388
Very nice build. Somehow this fell off my radar, but I'm subscribed now and will catch up reading the posts. Great pics and detail.

Did you find a source for the AQ5 power connectors in US or order them from Aquacomputer? I couldn't find any stateside vendor that stocked them.
post #409 of 1388
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Did you find a source for the AQ5 power connectors in US or order them from Aquacomputer? I couldn't find any stateside vendor that stocked them.
Welcome Mandrix!
Not sure which power connectors you are referencing..The cabling in the following picture is something I built. In fact, all the cabling going to AQ5's and coming out of AQ5's are currently being custom built: Power, Radiator Fans, PWM fans, Aquabus and USB. Possibly RGB as well, as I may be getting unwired RGB's.
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post #410 of 1388
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With Aluminium foil under it. Its brighter....
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Now light reaches to the top. Since I can't cancel the 5050 smd order i will just try it with that when it arrives. And then proceed to building the frame:
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Should I just paint the underside of the white acrylic at bottom with Chrome Metal finish? Don't know if paint will stick to Acrylic nicely or not?
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