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post #31 of 451
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That's pretty neat and cool what you're doing thumb.gif and looks GREAT !
what's your light source ? I finally got round to switching out the regular bulbs for these 27W CFL Photo Light Bulb 5500K and now, can I not only see !! the light is not that ugly yeller.
But I have a point&shoot and wish I had the floor space you do !

Light source is old ikea lambs with costco LED bulbs.
Thinking about grabbing these.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SOBPH8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=A1RG71SOW7FK03
and possibly this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003GLXEIA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Just not sure how much I am going to use those items once this build is over. I want the 48" one so I can fit my whole case in there lol.
post #32 of 451
I am far from a good photographer, but I run into the same thing with yellow light, although not to the degree as in your pics. I have a Canon Powershot SX 150 so it's not like I have the best camera that exists.
For small stuff you can try putting it in front of your monitor as it's a somewhat decent light source. I like natural light but unfortunately this time of year I don't get that much the way the house is oriented.

I'm with you on Bitspower. I think they make the best looking fittings, I've never had a rotary leak and I have some that have been off/on many many times. One thing I do with all my fittings is if they have been installed/removed multiple times I change the O rings "just in case". As cheap as they are it just seems worthwhile.

On those AP15 fans, I think you will love them if you are a fan of quiet. Some people say they get a buzzing noise from them but I don't have that problem. But I keep mine around 1100 or so rpm. I think the noisiest thing in my system is the MCP35x pump. Sometimes it's fairly quiet, other times it's not.
post #33 of 451
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I am far from a good photographer, but I run into the same thing with yellow light, although not to the degree as in your pics. I have a Canon Powershot SX 150 so it's not like I have the best camera that exists.
For small stuff you can try putting it in front of your monitor as it's a somewhat decent light source. I like natural light but unfortunately this time of year I don't get that much the way the house is oriented.
I'm with you on Bitspower. I think they make the best looking fittings, I've never had a rotary leak and I have some that have been off/on many many times. One thing I do with all my fittings is if they have been installed/removed multiple times I change the O rings "just in case". As cheap as they are it just seems worthwhile.
On those AP15 fans, I think you will love them if you are a fan of quiet. Some people say they get a buzzing noise from them but I don't have that problem. But I keep mine around 1100 or so rpm. I think the noisiest thing in my system is the MCP35x pump. Sometimes it's fairly quiet, other times it's not.

My pictures are not that yellow,(using adobe RGB on U2711) they are that color because of the Daylight bulbs I have in them. I should just buy some bright white's or some proper studio bulbs. It could also be the settings I was playing around with in manual mode. First time really shooting in manual. I was using ISO 100 but I didn't have a tripod so sometime it would come out blurry. I should have a tripod tonight and might have some more goodies come in the mail.

On the AP15 fans I read that as well. I hope they they don't have the buzzing noise because the Yate loons I have drive me nuts they are so loud. Are they are loud as the Yate Loons? If so Ill send them back for some noise blockers. I just saw everyone rave about these fans at one point. I guess I will see when I hook them up. Im trying to make my system fairly quiet. Right now it sounds like a aircraft engine when turned up (Yate Loons) and a small jet plane when on the lowest setting. What kind of sound levels are you getting.
Edited by freitz - 12/3/12 at 5:34am
post #34 of 451
Yellow light = yellow pics. wink.gif I asked my wife to pick up some more daylight bulbs because so many of our lights have that yellow tinge that shows up in pics.
Unfortunately it seems to show up even more on matte white case (SM8) than on bright white one. (Switch 810).

Compared to Yate Loons, AP15's are really quiet. If you get set up so you can keep them under about 1200 rpm, basically all you hear is the air moving.
I have high speed Yate Loons in my Switch and they are noisy even at modest rpm's. At high rpm's they are almost unbearable to me.
post #35 of 451
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As im waiting for my Case to get here I was looking into order some supplies for my custom fan cables.

Has anyone worked with modDIY?



I was think this is all I would need I have plent of 22 gage cable laying around. Also might go with the Xmas kit Nil's has up on his site. I wish he put together a newbie sleeving kit with a tool and all. I would buy it! Suggestions welcome.

Also I heard that you should get wire the color that you are planning on sleeving just in case it you can see through it?
post #36 of 451
I did a order to DIY
took awhile to ship from hong kong
but I got the stuff and was fine

wire the colour of the sleeve helps alot
has to have a good stretch on the sleeve or wire might bleed thru if wrong colour

Nils has the tools on his site
I have them all and are great
especially the crimper thumb.gif
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post #37 of 451
By all means get Nils' crimper.
One thing to look at when ordering female fan pins. One type is connected on a strip in the "spring" area of the pin - this is the forward section that provides tension to help hold the pin in place along with a little clip that catches the housing- stay away from those as you will have to trim the excess material off before you can fit the pin in a housing. I once ordered these from FTW PC and I did not like them.

The better fan pins are connected to the strip at the bottom of the pin where the insulation crimp wings are. These are the standard Molex type and are sold by most vendors, including Nils.

Anytime you can get genuine Molex pins you are generally better off, especially with ATX minifit pins. IMO.
post #38 of 451
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By all means get Nils' crimper.
One thing to look at when ordering female fan pins. One type is connected on a strip in the "spring" area of the pin - this is the forward section that provides tension to help hold the pin in place along with a little clip that catches the housing- stay away from those as you will have to trim the excess material off before you can fit the pin in a housing. I once ordered these from FTW PC and I did not like them.
The better fan pins are connected to the strip at the bottom of the pin where the insulation crimp wings are. These are the standard Molex type and are sold by most vendors, including Nils.
Anytime you can get genuine Molex pins you are generally better off, especially with ATX minifit pins. IMO.

Thanks I will keep that in mind. I shouldn't have waited so long to order sleeving and wiring items. My case comes today and I have been so busy at the office I forgot to order the rest of the stuff. Ill see what I can pick up at microcenter to make a temp. cable.
post #39 of 451
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Fedex Just confirmed my case was dropped off. I should have some pictures tonight!
post #40 of 451
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Damn computer at the office doesn't have anything to blur out the address so I just cut it out it quickly. Im glad my wife was home to sign for this.

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