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post #21 of 47
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I need some help deciding on fans.

my biggest tiff between the two is PRICE its a $70 difference between these two.

i cant figure out which of the two i like more.



or





i guess it comes down to what do you guys think will match these better:
http://www.lazerpoint.com/p-pc-ip-65-12v-5m-led-flexible-string-lights-indoor-outdoor-use-yellow_2808692?utm_source=CS&utm_medium=GM_US&utm_campaign=CS_GM_US_2808692&gclid=CJ3ui6Hfw7MCFYVFMgodaRMAPw&SSAID=389818
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you are killing me here.. the more crazy idea the more you like it.

its hard to tell on lights because photos can change the colors. I say try to match the acrylic and if you have to change the fan/lights you can.

As far as cooling I need to look at that case again.. And the movie. ;>
Edited by sunset1 - 11/13/12 at 4:59pm
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getting pretty close to having the design complete and ready for actual mods

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small update: picked up a sabertooth 990fx @ microcenter today. 100.00 out the door. WHAT!?!? got an open box deal that was a vendor return and never opened. plus I had a bit of store credit. Very happy with my find. !! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif I went to get an i5 25k for 99 (sold out 20 min after opening...should have known redface.gif ) and ended up finding this beauty

the color leaves a bit to be desired for a amber colored theme build so right now im working on taking the heat-sinks off, masking off the mobo and hitting the pci-E / RAM / Heat-sinks with some candy mellon orange that i will be mixing up in the morning (a little more yellow then the Biostar T-Overclockers z77-x4 board)


Edited by PCEnthusiast85 - 11/16/12 at 9:19pm
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Sweet! my sabertoothon sale was 169.99 and i think i paid ship. is it rev 1 or two..? Either way.. awesome deal. as now they are like 189.99 but both versions support the 8300 chips. and 43 6300.
see if it says fx ready on the top of the box.. its like a sticker on upper right hand corner. if so you can drop at least a 8120 or 8150 in with rev 1. Im not sure about rev. 2 but the guys in the sabertooth forum talk about them all the time. Whoot! great buy.
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Sweet! my sabertoothon sale was 169.99 and i think i paid ship. is it rev 1 or two..? Either way.. awesome deal. as now they are like 189.99 but both versions support the 8300 chips. and 43 6300.
see if it says fx ready on the top of the box.. its like a sticker on upper right hand corner. if so you can drop at least a 8120 or 8150 in with rev 1. Im not sure about rev. 2 but the guys in the sabertooth forum talk about them all the time. Whoot! great buy.

it is a rev.1, the rev.2 has a darker color to it and i think its more grey then green. but yea i was stoked! im just throwing a 1090T on it so it will do just fine. and after i paint it will look way more purdy.
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UPDATE: 11/19/2012 ~ case arrived & disassembled

Guess who knocked on my door yesterday!


i was planning on doing a video unbox but i couldnt get past the first 30 seconds without saying uhhhhhh.... i guess the camera spooks me. so i just went old school and took as many picks as i could.



I was really happy with the packaging of the case. the metal straps around the box help alot in shipping from getting squished, and there was plenty of foam support around the case inside to protect it as well as being bagged.

came with 1x lian li 120mm (0.27amp) and 2x 140mm (0.14amp) fans. and a load of screw bags.


even included these little dudes...there are some mystery holes on top of the case around the perimeter of mounting holes for the fans. im guessing for maybe a optional rad box or something...either way they include some nice little rubber plugs to cover them up.



the case is really amazing. i can appreciate the 120$ i spent a bit more now that i have had my hands on it. top notch! (lol @ my "artsy" photo...i try)

the brushed finish is soooooooo sexy...i was almost upset thinking about how its going to get chopped up....almost



speaking of chopping, we might as well get the party started before i get to attached to this beauty in its stock form.

to start off lets remove all the wires so they arent in the way and we can blow the top off this sucker


sweet the top panel is screwed in. "settle down Ryobi!...you'll get your turn"

Boom!


now for the HDD cage and 5.25 bays

The HDD cage was a two part deal. The cage is removable from the factory with 3 screws and lifts right out.

With the Cage out of the way it was a simple matter of flipping over the case and removing the four rivets that held the mount in place.(my drill was happy to dig into a new rig)

also removed a small bracket from the motherboard tray that help support the cage and kept it from shaking.


The motherboard tray itself was held in place with 8 rivets. all were very easy to get to, and the tray came right out.



i forgot to take some pictures of me removing the 5.25" bays but it wasn't any more trouble then the rest of the case. I am really happy so far. alot of Mid towers i have worked on are decently scrunched and fit together and alot of the time the rivets are never as easily accessible as they were in this case. here she is all "neked"





work continues today. off to the hardware shop for some sheet metal and dremel bits..
See Yal Soon!

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Edited by PCEnthusiast85 - 11/20/12 at 9:58pm
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Ahh, that sucks. I was really hoping that the metal behind the hdd cage arm on the mobo tray would be coated. I had planned on removing that.

Thanks for the pics.

I can't wait to see how you end up mounting a rad in the front.
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Ahh, that sucks. I was really hoping that the metal behind the hdd cage arm on the mobo tray would be coated. I had planned on removing that.
Thanks for the pics.
I can't wait to see how you end up mounting a rad in the front.

yea it was a bit of a surprise to me as well, i was assuming the same thing you were. and yea wait until you see the tripple 140mm its gonna look like a cinder block inside this case, haha. not to mention the 2 tripple 120s.......yea thats right..lol

do you have a log for your build..i would like to check it out if so. thanks for checking mine out.

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Edited by PCEnthusiast85 - 11/20/12 at 12:45pm
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