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Great log Gambi, dunno how i missed it b4. Love the details!!!! thumb.gif
Cheers body wink.gif Glad you finally visited!thumb.gif
How is the "Psycho XB Radiator Project" coming along? Cant wait to see the results!
 
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Lol, it's comin along. It was moving slow for a while, but i have my 2 360's now and my 240 should be here today thumb.gif

I read this log months ago when Delidding was the last thing u did. I guess i didn't realize u continued it tongue.gif
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Oh boy.. The itch is back -_-
Im seriously considering venturing into acrylic tubing!


this is an older pic, but my setup still looks more or less like this.
My plan is to change the tubes: 240rad->GPU, GPU->CPU and CPU->120mm.. leaving the tube between 120->res and pump->240 since that would be a pain in the old butt to replace with acrylics.. and wont really be that visible.

Only stuff I can get my hands on is:
EK - HD Tube 16/12mm - 1meter
EK - HD Adaptor 16/12mm - 6pts
anyone have any good / bad stuff to say about that?

Since Im going acrylic, I will probably add some dye to the coolant.. any suggestions? was thinking red since that is kinda my theme here..
Mayhems deep red.. would that work with cheap distilled water (+ silver coils) or does it need to be added to mayhems own premixes or something?

While I'm at it, I'm probably also gonna pick up a light bar upgrade kit for my RAM blocks smile.gif

Probably the white bar since blue is out of my build and red dosnt exist yet (except in rare cases.. but they are more pink than red)


I wont get started right away since I have some money problems at the moment.. so the itch is quite annoying tongue.gif for all this.. about 150 dollars.

Any thoughts? Think it is gonna look good ? or should I just stick with what I have now?
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post #54 of 224

W0000t. And it continues :applaud:

 

I think Mayhem's X1 Blood Red will look good with acrylic (obviously since that's also my plans) :thumb:

 

I'd definitely stick with X1 and not Pastel. Transparent coolant goes good with acrylic. I wouldn't bother with the silver since Mayhem's has everything you need already mixed in.

 

I think your rig looks great right now, but should also look great with acrylic. EK makes quality products, you shouldn't have issues

    
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^ ^ yea.. as you might have guessed.. it was you who gave me the lust for acrylic tongue.gif
Maybe if I get my money wows sorted, we can help each other out. I bet there is gonna be a lot of pics and explanations on your thread tongue.gif

*Edit
x1 and pastel is two different versions? I can only get the pastel from where I buy (or the dye drops) so was hoping on just adding the dye myself smile.gif
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I think it'll look awesome.

And passing ideas back n forth is what we do on OCN :thumb:

 

It was tough to get the color of the Blood Red X1 looking right in my pics, but my res should give you an idea of how the acrylic will look

 

And who knows which build will actually have acrylic tubing first. My build has been going slow. Not really sure when i'll get to the acrylic tubing, it's definitely gonna happen though :D

    
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acrylic = good. subbed (sorry for being late)
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@kpoeticg THE RACE IS ON!! naah.. better get it right than getting it fast.
but DO remember to write in your thread when you are ordering so I can be ready to follow your lead, lol biggrin.gif

@vaporizer Better late then never, right? thx for poking your head in wink.gif havent had many commends in my build log, so.. yea thumb.gif

About the dye vs premix.. Id rather stay with cheap distilled and silver since it was hard for me to finally get the silver, and it works SO well smile.gif
I saw a dye guide to make blood red with red / deep red and a tiny bit of blue. Im probably gonna aim for that.

but who knows.. the big goal here is to get the acrylics.. the colour will come later.
 
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I will try and post here so your thread gets long tongue.gif i love what you have done to personalize your XB. acrylic will only make it better. i did acrylic for about 5 seconds and went back to flex tubing. i got mad that i couldn't bend the way i wanted. i am so used to doing things with ease(woodworking/carpentry) that i used words that i didn't know i knew and had to look in the mirror after just to make sure that person was me saying all those bad things. OO-SA, OO-SA, OO-SA(from Bad Boys II). i can't wait to see your XB with acrylic. maybe if i see yours i will tough it out and do acrylic again. i have a motto about life, "If someone else can do it, so can I".
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It's really a matter of preference. You can definitely just use Mayhem Dye with Distilled + Silver

I'm personally not a fan of mixing metals, so i prefer premix. No Nickel or Silver in my loop

    
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