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Fan is $10 but you sell the old one so it's near-zero cost. Acrylic is more like $5, you can get it easily at a local plastics supply or just get double what you need from online. LEDs are hardly $10 lol, more like pennies. You can get DIPs from scavenging almost anything electronic, or radio shack for a quarter a pack, you can get SMDs for basically $8 for an extremely high quality 5m roll of 3528 60LED per 1meter.
It's not really hard to google up a review where they open it up... I don't know why you'd assume there are more LEDs in it, you can look at it and clearly see it's not super bright. Maybe you don't mod with LEDs a lot or something but the glow is about right for 4 DIPs. It'd be very unique if they actually put SMD LEDs in there, but they didn't. If they did it'd be more then just a red glow, it'd be lighting up everything around it.

You just use the same fan screws holding the stock fan in... come on, you're being a little ridiculous with the pricing. As if we all don't have a million fan screws laying around anyways.

However I really doubt the fata1ty is using high quality LEDs, it looks to be using only 4 DIPs that come with the fan. It's overpriced, but not terribly overpriced so it's not a terrible buy by any means and a decent PSU overall. I just don't think swapping your normal $10 fan with a $10 LED fan is grounds for jacking the price up so much. It's not even a good fan, it's a cheapo huag hua. At the very least you could use a yate loon...

There's nothing really distinct about this PSU visually besides cheap LED fan that isn't any more expensive than any other fan, LED fans don't tend to cost any more than their non-LED counterparts because DIPs are old technology and easily wired, some stickers, and individual sleeving (on a semi-modular psu?).

dont get me wrong, it's a solid PSU, it's just a little overpriced and there's not any major work done to it that I'd say is 'hours and hours of modding work'. It takes all of 10 seconds to pop off the fan/grill screws, swap out fans with a $10 140mm Yate loon Red LED fan, sell the original fan for $10+, and put a few stickers on it. If you want to actually make a nice acrylic cover, that'd take maybe 10 minutes to an hour depending on your experience, and $5-10 in material, and a heat gun, propane/mapp/butane gas torch that most people already have (and any modder will definitely have). Or you don't even need heat, you just glue 2 pieces together and it'd still look sharp.

There is the warranty sticker on top of the screws, yes, but you can get around that pretty easily (you don't need to break it to get to the screw). Not advocating anything wrong here, but we're not exactly desoldering anything here...

I was referring to the screws you'd use to mount on the custom milled acrylic cover for the chassis mod that was mentioned. XD

Also, as I mentioned before it does indeed illuminate anything outside the chassis, even in broad daylight.
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yes,I'd just go with universal passive heatsinks till a GTX780 passive comes to market. It will look kinda shoddy, but temps should be more or less identical to that of a full coverage passive heatsink. Then when a full coverage passive heat sink releases, simply plop it on. l2tJPw
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