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Got some Matt Black on it today, after trying to bog up the numerous holes in this case. Sorry about the quality, but only had my phone on me.




As you can see, using a Matt black shows up all the imperfections. I did manage to remove most of what you see by just adding about three more heavy coats of primer, but I really miss my PC, so I will live with it.

Also got to sample how to do the plexi glass glow etching thing:




From what I have done, I really notice that there is a few things to take care with:

1. Make sure the plexi is etched heavily enough, otherwise it will not work. I have made three different scratches on it, in the last photo. As you see only one shows well.

2. Keep the plexi clean, very clean. It will show all dirt and grease.

3. When masking and taping the edges, make sure it is even on both sides. Or literally only on the edge. because I think what I have done makes it look wrong.


I am still trying to decide on the shape of the window, and what to put on the plexi.



I am hoping that maybe Monday I can put everything in, then work out the cable management.

I am also working on trying to get two of these grills or these ones and if not these Bitspower ones. I would use them to hide the ugly mess I made cutting the holes for the rad's.

Leaning more towards the Phobya stripes.
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Nice! Glad to see you had your plexi-glow working! Also make sure you cover it with electrical tape OR I would strongly suggest paint the edges with a layer of white then cover the white with black paint to give the light surface to reflect. White paint reflects light and you'll have more light with less LEDs. It's more work but is well worth the trouble of making it look better.

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So I have got everything in the case, but damn there is still no room.

In a rack case the last thought must of been cable management, actually I think they didn't even consider it.



My thoughts about loop cycle are:

Res.>pump>RX240>EX240>CPU>GPU's>Res.

This I feel is about the only way of doing it, any other way I seem to have things blocking it.


My thought of using some Bitfenix extensions just made even more mess which there is no where to hide it.

My idea of having some type of fake flooring to hide the cable is also looking bad mad.gif The bottom of the pump and fake flooring would sit higher then the Rad's which I cant do, then there is the matter of the HDD's :starting to pull me hair out:
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I'd go RES > PUMP > RS240 (or EX240) > CPU > EX240 (or RS240) > GPUs > RES

 

So that whatever heat produced by the CPU is cooled before going into the GPUs, I have setup mine like that but that's just me.

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move your pump over next to the res.

make the loop: res- pump - skinny 240- gpu - cpu - big 240 - res.

and shorten/sleeve your wires since you already have a modular psu.

CLEAN DONE

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I'd go RES > PUMP > RS240 (or EX240) > CPU > EX240 (or RS240) > GPUs > RES

So that whatever heat produced by the CPU is cooled before going into the GPUs, I have setup mine like that but that's just me.

a system water temp will remain relatively equal throughout the entire loop. it really comes down to personal choice and looks.
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I have made my floating floor panel, which does wonders to hide the cable mess + I get to use the black Bitfenix entensions.

The only problem is my 2nd hand switch I have for home is not working. So I have to use my phone.
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Some pics whilst I can upload still:






I have this also to be able to turn the fan LED's on/off individually as well. It has a couple extra switches for the CCFL UV lights I need to be putting in as well.


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Now the pain staking part.

Leak testing, I will be using distilled water for this, then IF all is good, Mayhems Pastel Blue Berry it is biggrin.gif






Update: Removed the two 45's from the CPU. Had to use plumbers tape to stop a leak on the bottom of Res.

Now finally leak testing. Fingers crossed this works.
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