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Time to change things around again. Hope to order the drive cage next week. So, need to figure out how to rearrange things. Obviously the pump is going to have to move. Once I get the cage in I'll think about whether I want to make a cover for everything on the bottom of the case.
Think I'll get some of those purdy white SATA power connectors as well.

Would like to swap my copper Raystorm in, but only if I can keep the led's. Not sure if the mounts are swappable between the two.
Anyone know??

Also looking at what color I want to paint the rad fans. Starting to lean toward a copper brown. Feedback on color welcome.
post #322 of 2434
Hmm, the mounts for the acetal and copper blocks appear similar.

Copper brown ? as in Noctua ? might work. I know that the Cougar orange fans look great with a black case, behind vented panels.

So have you been shown what the h/d cage looks like ? or is it part of the flex bay system. I can't recall if CL posted a pic.

ADD: there's the cage -

http://www.overclock.net/t/1312023/build-log-merlin-water-cooled-r-atx-sm8-w-pedestal-z77x-ud5h/260#post_18596785
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post #323 of 2434
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Not brown like the Noctua. Look at Seanimus448's STH10 build. I asked him what he used but he didn't really tell me, at least not that I could understand.

Yep that flexbay HDD cage except in matte white, of course. smile.gif
Edited by mandrix - 11/27/12 at 5:26pm
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His parts list shows the Cougar orange fans .... and there's several pix of them on the first page. That would be my choice for a black CL case.

Oh .. here.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1295989/build-log-caselabs-sth10-aquacomputer-evga-seanimus448/420#post_18689709

there are full body orange Cougar fans, and then there are the Cougar fans with only the ears orange. Looks like he's painted them.

page full of cougar fans

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007998%2050013802&IsNodeId=1&name=COUGAR
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post #325 of 2434
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I won't be buying any fans, just painting fans. wink.gif I'm very happy with the AP15's. I'm leaning toward either white or something copper colored.
Since there is already a bit of copper showing in the build, I'm thinking of putting my copper Raystorm block in. But I'm not sure if it will fit the regular Raystorm mount with the led's. Guess the only way to find out is just do it.

So far I have a little parts list up for sometime next week. Going to get either the flex bay HDD mount or the regular one, need to find out the dimensions first.
Thinking I will replace my case fan harness with a fan block, that will help neaten up the side area, as well as moving all drives except one SSD to the HDD cage.
Also some odds and ends such as white SATA power connectors, more 18 gauge wire, and white and b magic sleeve as my sleeve supply is getting low, some connectors for the AQ5 power outputs.
Maybe a 24" piece of acrylic, not sure I still have any white that long. Still looking at doing a mod to the pedestal, just haven't got around to taking measurements to see if what I want to do is feasible.
Hint: it involves a jigsaw. wink.gif

If all goes well I'll order everything by Monday.
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Mandrix, how about powder coating your rads white, and painting your fans all white. White frames and white blades with some white fan grills thumb.gif
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Always love these huge cases. Subbed
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Mandrix, how about powder coating your rads white, and painting your fans all white. White frames and white blades with some white fan grills thumb.gif
Not a bad idea at all, but out of my reach financially I'm afraid. There is a lot of possibilities there if it wasn't cost prohibitive. Add to that I live in a rural area and there is no shop that I know of anywhere near.
Maybe next year I can revisit this, and believe me, I would love to.
For now I'll have to rely on whatever I can get from a paint can.
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Always love these huge cases. Subbed
Thanks! I'm not sure it qualifies as huge compared to other Case Labs offerings, but it is for sure bigger than anything I've worked with before. I love the space available compared to my Switch 810. thumb.gif
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Today when I booted up, the RSS feed in Aquasuite notified of a new version of the software available for download. So I did and proceeded to install, then had to quickly guzzle a few cups of coffee to reconfigure my virtual sensors and controllers. Wishful thinking that nothing would be changed.....
anyway, new firmware also for the AQ5.
Probably take me a while to get the curve controllers set where I'm happy with them, but for now everything is running smooth enough. thumb.gif
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had the same experience yesterday ...

thought I had an up to date config file backed up but didn't rolleyes.gif

In Aquasuite go to your Aquaero -> System -> Settings -> Export Settings (only exports the currently selected device profile!), and make sure to keep it in a safe place wink.gif



but in the past this wasn't really necessary between Aquasuite/firmware upgrades, because the configuration would only be erased if previous firmware configurations were incompatible with the new firmware (which happened a couple of times when large changes in the software or firmware were made).

So I'm not sure why they were deleted between Release v1 and Release v4 firmware upgrade? Can't find anything on the German forum either. Oh well made sure to backup the settings this time smile.gif
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