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Alright so I've been wanting to do this for awhile and I'm surprised that I haven't seen anyone else doing this here on OCN. I recently purchased a GTX 780 from EVGA and the nickel/plexi version of the EK-FC Titan block. For anyone that owns any of the ek gpu waterblocks, you know that there are no pre-drilled holes for leds, yet they have holes for leds in their cpu blocks. It was actually really easy and it adds a nice touch to the aesthetic of the block if led lighting is your thing. Who needs and XSPC Razr block to have leds, right???? thumb.gif .





I used just a standard 12v drill that you would buy at your local hardware store and just a random set of standard bits. I used 3mm leds because they seemed to fit nicely in between the area in which was drilled. I just started small and worked my way up "1/16", "5/64", and finally "3/32". The hole was actually a little bit too small at this point so I slowly turned the drill and tapered the hole. The led now fits perfectly and very snug.






I did however run into some problems doing this. On the first side, the one not pictured, I drilled my first hole too big using the "7/64" bit and the led fell out. I could have glued it in there or by some other means, but I didn't want it to be permanently there. I simply just drilled another one right beside it. You can't really notice it, and you definitely won't once it's in your case. If your are going to attempt this then I suggest not going any bigger than "3/32". This is for 3mm leds not 5mm, but if you want to use 5mm you can. Just start small and work your way up till it's snug. Then slowly turn the drill and move it in a circular motion to taper the hole (make it slightly bigger at the top and smaller at the deep end of the hole).

Hope this helps anyone that was thinking of doing this, and if you have already done this please feel free to share your experience here as well.
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post #2 of 30
nice work thumb.gif

Like to see some pics installed as well
Edited by ]\/[EGADET]-[ - 5/30/13 at 2:43pm
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Looks awesome! thumb.gif

Now let's get some in action pics!
 
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Looks awesome! thumb.gif

Now let's get some in action pics!

I just received it in the mail today and I have to leave for work shortly, so I won't be able to get it into my rig tonight. I had some extra time so I though why not drill some holes in my brand new $115 block lol biggrin.gif . I will post back with more pics when I have everything set up though. Hopefully in the next day or two. thumb.gif
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Well here's an update. I got the block installed along with the leds inside of my case. Sorry for the poor quality pictures. I did my best with my camera on my phone and I tried different lighting to try to get the best possible picture for how it actually looks.





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Good news everyone. Each EK-FC Titan SE water block will feature two predrilled slots for 3mm LED diodes! thumb.gif
    
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Good news everyone. Each EK-FC Titan SE water block will feature two predrilled slots for 3mm LED diodes! thumb.gif

Good to know biggrin.gif . I was wondering when you guys were going to start doing this with your gpu blocks.
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Hi Guys... This is my first post here.

I was wondering if EK could tell us when this block will be available for purchase. It is the Full Length Nickle-Plexi version for the Titan.

http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-titan-se-nickel.html

Thanks in advance!!
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First pieces on Friday, more to follow on Monday.
    
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Thanks for the speedy reply!!

Just wanted to get a timeline for my current build. Will post picture's soon:)

Will be grabbing a couple of these as soon as they are available.
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