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Well like the title says, I would like some advice on how to make my build look good.

Right now I think my build looks absolutely hideous, and I am tired of dumping 20 to 30 dollars at a time into it and never getting back great results.

That is where you guys come in. I am trying VERY hard to make this build look sleek, but at the same time have that special over the top appeal that would separate my build from a basic "clean build" .

The LED strip is a NZXT hue, so I can always change the color if need be.

2 things are bugging me in particular at the moment. 1 cables are messy and I really can't figure out a way to hide them any better. Maybe a pro can give me some pointers. And 2 is that I have black and white cable sleeving and I have been debating with myself for the past 4 months on whether I should go with all white or black and white sleeving.

Obviously there are issues with the lighting, color balance, unsleeved wires, and so on. You are more than welcome to give me tips on every aspect of the build, but if I could get input on at least the color of the cable sleeving and how to tidy up some cables (especially the ones going from my external fans into my case.

It is also important to note that I will be upgrading the memory to some corsair platinum ram with white LED strips, and I will be getting a quad TEC from mind chill......when I get the money of course.smile.gif .

I might get a MSI Mpower mobo too or possibly that maximus v extreme (and paint it black),

Any input would be greatly appreciated. thumb.gif




Edited by Tjj226 Angel - 9/16/12 at 5:37pm
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Edit: better grammar
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There is a few ways to do this. 1 of them depends on cutting the top of the case and modding the rad to it to give it a more compact design without buy a new case. The other is well buy a new case to be able to handle the Watercooling properly. Another modding way is to remove the HDD cage is where the lights meet together and place the rad across that. Or even go farther down next to the PSU and place the rad and remove the bottom HDD cage. This will allow for all of it to be inside the pc so the rand and fans are not hanging off the back. Depending on how you wanna do it. You can also get a piece of acrylic clear or smoked and place it over the side and cut holes with some kinda grills on it to give air for the rad if placed on the bottom.

Just a few quick ideas I can throw together.
Edited by CyberDemonz101 - 9/16/12 at 5:50pm
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There is a few ways to do this. 1 of them depends on cutting the top of the case and modding the rad to it to give it a more compact design without buy a new case. The other is well buy a new case to be able to handle the Watercooling properly. Another modding way is to remove the HDD cage is where the lights meet together and place the rad across that. Or even go farther down next to the PSU and place the rad and remove the bottom HDD cage. This will allow for all of it to be inside the pc so the rand and fans are not hanging off the back. Depending on how you wanna do it. You can also get a piece of acrylic clear or smoked and place it over the side and cut holes with some kinda grills on it to give air for the rad if placed on the bottom.
Just a few quick ideas I can throw together.

Thanks for the reply.

I actually already have a 360mm rad in the roof. I have 2 rads. My issue isn't so much as the rad itself that is hanging off the side of the case, so much as I have an issue with the ugly fan wires hanging off the side. I thought about simply splicing the wires together and then sleeving the one wire going into my case, but even if I hooked that one wire up to a molex connector, I don't think that the fans would run at full speed.

I have also thought about getting a new case as well. I am sort of thinking about the corsair 900D, but I am not too fond of that idea just yet.
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3 fans on 1 4 pin molex shouldn't see a power loss to lower fan speeds. Unless you have them running off the motherboard fan control. Then I'd suggest some kind of alternate fan control system to play off the temps in the case for auto control or just get a front plate control system and run the wires in a sleeve across the very top out of site or across the bottom. Once spliced and sleeved in a single cover it will clean it up alot.
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