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Playing around with leds & acrylic panels. Still can't recreate a proper luminous panel. Will get few types of sandpaper & play around with it again to get an even light distribution on it.

















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I decided to check out your build log, after seeing your excellent plasticizer report.
Really nice build, and photos, I'll be enjoying following this.
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I decided to check out your build log, after seeing your excellent plasticizer report.
Really nice build, and photos, I'll be enjoying following this.
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Thanks mate, sadly I dont own a DSLR camera to take good shoots. Might borrow my friends camera once the build is complete to take the final photo's though biggrin.gif
post #44 of 79
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Been busy with stuff, sorry didnt have much progress with the build....

Tested the acrylic panel this time with 5mm sanded + super bright led strip, still getting uneven brightness...



Went back to the drawing board & made changes, manage to mount the led at the side & cover with wire tape. I am not sure how long these china leds are going to last before failing plus its covered directly to the acrylic with no gap & wire tape so the heat is going to be trapped. Lets just hope it does not get too hot & burn the leds otherwise I need to rethink how to do it...



Luminous panel in action, replaced the led strip with a dimmer one. Looks much better now but still uneven brightness. Its not very noticeable in real life though. I think laser engraved acrylic will give a better result. Will try making one with laser engraved instead of sanded...










Lego for adults...

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Doing some tests to find the prefect fans for my needs. This is the ambient sound noise at night...



Gentle typhoon at full speed:



Ambient sound noise during corsair sp120 tests (done in the daytime):




SP120 Quiet Edition at full speed (12v):



SP120 Quiet Edition (7v - using the included adapter):




SP120 High Performance at full speed (12v):



SP120 High Performance (7v - using the included adapter):



All this tests are not accurate & do not serve as a guide or comparison on which fans are noisy/silent. Its purely for my own usage, to finding the fans that will suit me well. I decided to use the corsair SP120 quiet edition in my build since I am going with a push + pull setup. Gentle typhoon is a good fan no doubt but its not pleasant to my eyes tongue.gif

Oh and I also got my top panel replacement from nzxt already biggrin.gif

post #46 of 79
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Tiny update:
Before you guys say anything, I would like to remind you that I already mention before I start this worklog that this will be a very slow build which explains why there isnt much yet. So I just finished installing the gaskets in my rig, I am the very paranoid type of person when it comes to sound. I am planning to go for the ultra silent rig yet performs well in cooling which explains why I keep changing fans from SGT to SP120 high performance to quiet editions and its pretty obvious why I am installing gaskets all over the places haha. Anywhere there is fans contacts, there will be gasket! Also my supplier only had the 360mm size so I had to cut it to fit at the front radiator.







Flowsensor is here! I had to make a special order for this since cant get it locally!



And some 'rare' fitting sizes & g1/4 rotary's since local retailer only carry 1 size frown.gif



Best part of unpacking is to find suprised goodies! Its not that it very expensive or what but its just the surprise that you get free stuff makes the whole experience happier. The packaging is superb too, wrapped in bitspower own bubble wrap!

post #47 of 79
Subbed! Looking good!
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The light panel looks really good, even better that you built it yourself. thumb.gif
That sound meter looks like fun! It's interesting to see the sound level comparisons for the different fans.
I really like Bitspower fittings, they are great quality, and look good. But I didn't get any freebies with mine:p

It's not easy to build a silent system, the little touches like the gaskets certainly will help. I bought some of those XSPC rad gaskets recently, I think they're a good idea, as they also help to seal the fan to the rad, or whatever you fit them to.
    
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Subbed! Looking good!
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The light panel looks really good, even better that you built it yourself. thumb.gif
That sound meter looks like fun! It's interesting to see the sound level comparisons for the different fans.
I really like Bitspower fittings, they are great quality, and look good. But I didn't get any freebies with mine:p

It's not easy to build a silent system, the little touches like the gaskets certainly will help. I bought some of those XSPC rad gaskets recently, I think they're a good idea, as they also help to seal the fan to the rad, or whatever you fit them to.
Downloaded an app in the smartphone, its not accurate though so just take those values with a pinch of a salt. Need to use my own ears for sound comparision but thought of taking pictures with the phone to show you guys why I went from SGT to high performance to quiet edition fans. I thought the high performance fans will be silent with voltage drop down adapter but oh boy I was wrong. Quiet edition on the other hand is pretty quiet at full speed but dead silent at with voltage drop down biggrin.gif

Indeed bitspower fittings is the best but comes at a higher price too lol. Actually 1 of the reason of lots of delay is because I under estimated the amount of extenders I needed for the build, which is why I had to reorder twice and since I had to get extra fittings, it went over the budget of this build.

Haven't really tested the fans with gasket but lets hope its worth it, gasket is not that expensive anyways. Dont see a reason why 1 shouldn't consider getting it for their build smile.gif
post #50 of 79
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I know its been sometime since the last update & I apologize for that. Was busy so had to put the work log on hold. Don't worry though, I am free now for a month or so. You will be seeing more updates now. I just finished installing the gpu waterblock, ek bridge & the backplate (I forgot to take picture of the final product). Anyways I plan to start making fill ports tomorrow on the luminous panel.













Almost forgotten to remove the original asus washer haha, luckily I realized it otherwise it might not have good contacts with the waterblock :lol:
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