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This looks great, great attention to detail. Loved what you did with the server too. Subbed.
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Much obliged for the pics and +rep for you. Yes, I can tell that the paint would look very nice next to a rougher piece of unpolished copper. Like that in most blocks. Looks good even with the polished copper. So thanks for the pictures and ideas.

Happy to help. smile.gif
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It has to end sometime! But I won't be redoing fans. White crimson goes with my white rads more than black/copper would. ut it gives me ideas for future builds. Nateman_doo told me he was going to finish the replacement top for my chipset block tonight, so I expect to have it this week. Won't take me long to wrap up after that.

Yeah I wouldn't expect you to go and change them. I very much like the colour combo on your build, it's
definitely something you don't see too often (well, I haven't seen it anywhere else at all, come to think
of it biggrin.gif ), and in a good way! thumb.gif
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.....with version 1.0. devil.gif

Thaaaat's the spirit! sneaky.gif
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Originally Posted by Beakz View Post

Great now I want to do a copper themed build just to use those fans XD

I know how you feel. I've had the same itch ever since I first stumbled upon the PrometheusCU build log
on bit-tech a few years ago. It took me forever to get the money and time for this build. But patience
and persistence usually do pay off in the long run (it's just that sometimes that run can be really, really
long biggrin.gif ).
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This looks great, great attention to detail. Loved what you did with the server too. Subbed.

Thank you! I figure this will probably be my last build for a while, so I'm trying to scratch every possible
itch on this one. And the server is chugging along nicely, although until HELIOS is done it serves mostly
as my personal rig.
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Colour-Coordinating the Kryographics Titan


I really like this block, but it's not black and copper. Can't have that now, can we?

The block comes in a nicely sealed bag:

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aw--helios--2013-10-01--01--kryographics-packaging.jpeg


...and without the plastic wrapping. You can see the steel bracket which is used to hold down
the acrylic cover. It really is a very nice concept because you're almost certain not to crack
the acrylic with this method of bolting it down. Plus, it allows for some subtle modding... biggrin.gif

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aw--helios--2013-10-01--02--kryographics-stock.jpeg


The bracket itself. I just so happened to have exactly as many copper screws left over as I
needed for this mod. I did have to shorten them with the cutting wheel though.

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aw--helios--2013-10-01--03--kryographics-acrylic-bracket.jpeg


The acrylic itself looks like this below the bracket:

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TADA! lauded.gif

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aw--helios--2013-10-01--05--kryographics-black-total.jpeg


Some glory shots...

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Naturally, I needed to paint these screws as well:

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aw--helios--2013-10-01--08--kryographics-black-terminal.jpeg


I really like the rough powder coat finish on the Caselabs cases, so I tried to approximate
that with a simple spray can. First I gave it a coat of etch primer, then three coats of black.
I let it dry and sanded it (wet) with 5000 grit. Finally, I gave it one last coat of black, but from
rather far away (~50 cm/20", as opposed to the manufacturer-recommended 20~25 cm),
which results in small droplets instead of one contiguous coat. I'm definitely no paint expert,
but I'm pretty happy with the result, it's certainly a lot closer to CL's powder coat than a
flat coat would have been (plus, I'm painting the Raystorms' alu brackets, which have a texture
that also results in a similar finish to this, so it matches rather nicely that as well). smile.gif

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aw--helios--2013-10-01--09--kryographics-black.jpeg


As always, thanks for stopping by. smile.gif
Edited by alpenwasser - 10/1/13 at 7:59am
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very nice!
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Nice job! You will love the MB, it's an easy OC'er.
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Absolutely love your attention to detail.
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very nice!

Thanks mate! smile.gif
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Nice job! You will love the MB, it's an easy OC'er.

Haha, I've seen your results, yeah. I've been told otherwise on several occasions, but
I suppose only actually trying it will determine that. Thanks!
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Absolutely love your attention to detail.

*cough* obsession *cough* biggrin.gif

Seriously, thanks though!
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looks great smile.gif simple but very effective smile.gif
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looks great smile.gif simple but very effective smile.gif

Thanks! It's the little things... smile.gif
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Thanks! It's the little things... smile.gif

This build should be nick named "the little things" because the attention to detail is outstanding. A build for the patient enthusiasts smile.gif
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