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Originally Posted by ledzepp3 View Post

I only like the look on certain runs between components. It may sound silly to get all this acrylic to not bend all of my tubing in the rig, but it's the truth tongue.gif sometimes a few angled fittings and some straight lines look nice. A prime example is that there are rigs that would look completely wrong with bends, and rigs that wouldn't be right without bends.
I don't want to do bends on the longer runs, it feels like the tube is flexing too much. That's why I'm experimenting with the CPU block rotation smile.gif if this attempt doesn't work out, I'll find the closest orientation and use a single Bitspower Off-Center fittings with a coupling adapter to fit it to the 90* adapter that's currently on the res inlet.

I'll be posting updates as it goes gentlemen smile.gif

-Zepp
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Originally Posted by roflcopter159 View Post

Some people do it for the aesthetic (to each their own), others are indifferent about the aesthetic and do it for the added challenge, and some do it for both.
I like Jameswalt1 build of Robocop he uses the fittings and it looks nice, most of the builds I've seen with acrylic bending just don't look right and look real bare.
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That's the build that gave me the idea of doing acrylic, I was going to first do it with the fittings only... Then I started to think it looked too cramped. Hence the mixing of bends and fittings, I can still appreciate the looks of the blocks and components while still having a tidily run loop. Best of both worlds, doesn't look half bad either.

Power is back on finally, but a paper for an AP American History class needs to be written before anything else happens. Pictures will finally be up later!

-Zepp
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Well I'm 30 or so minutes late, but there was two runs made, and a sort of makeshift lighting rig setup within the case. I've got 9 pictures to share with everyone, and this is big progress. Now I'm down to just under 3-4 runs left, then the loop will be complete. The cables have yet to be modified, as I'm waiting for the sleever to email me back (from Lutro0). BUT, let's keep positive. The rig is getting close, everything is going as planned, the work space has been cleaned, and all is well! biggrin.gif











As I mentioned before, I've gone with a mix of fittings and tubing bends to get my water cooling lines finished. I'm genuinely happy with the way this rig is finally turning out yessir.gif

Cheers everyone cheers.gif

-Zepp
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Coming along nicely, now get some well lit pictures! lol thumb.gif
   
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Yeah, I need to adjust the shutter speed and ISO on my camera, somebody put it on Auto when I always keep it on the lowest setting because I take a lot of pictures when I'm out doors tongue.gif anyways, not a lot of new pictures just because there's a few pieces of acrylic that had bubbles from me foolishly heating up the tube too fast- and I want the tubes to be perfect.

In other news, the newly made reset cable going from the vandal switch to the motherboard just arrived today, and was hooked up. Front I/O completed, now the loop just needs to get up and running. Asking more of y'all, should I use Windows 7 or 8, and on the Raidr or one (maybe even both) of the EVO drives? Input appreciated biggrin.gif

-Zepp
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Yeah, I need to adjust the shutter speed and ISO on my camera, somebody put it on Auto when I always keep it on the lowest setting because I take a lot of pictures when I'm out doors tongue.gif anyways, not a lot of new pictures just because there's a few pieces of acrylic that had bubbles from me foolishly heating up the tube too fast- and I want the tubes to be perfect.

In other news, the newly made reset cable going from the vandal switch to the motherboard just arrived today, and was hooked up. Front I/O completed, now the loop just needs to get up and running. Asking more of y'all, should I use Windows 7 or 8, and on the Raidr or one (maybe even both) of the EVO drives? Input appreciated biggrin.gif

-Zepp

I have no input as far as which drive to put it on, but I personally don't have any issues with 8.1. I used 8 for a few months and that was fine, just decided to update. Though, if you aren't willing to learn a mostly new UI, then I would stick to 7.
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I have no input as far as which drive to put it on, but I personally don't have any issues with 8.1. I used 8 for a few months and that was fine, just decided to update. Though, if you aren't willing to learn a mostly new UI, then I would stick to 7.

I don't have a problem with either 7 or 8, but if I can avoid the slowdowns in 7 and weird crashes, I'd love to.
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I don't have a problem with either 7 or 8, but if I can avoid the slowdowns in 7 and weird crashes, I'd love to.

Well, then I would try out 8/8.1. Worst case scenario, you hate it and you install 7 instead haha
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Well, then I would try out 8/8.1. Worst case scenario, you hate it and you install 7 instead haha

Aren't there ways to skip the Metro crap completely?
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Aren't there ways to skip the Metro crap completely?

Fairly certain there is a way you can do so, but even if there isn't, I'm sure there are plenty of tweaks out there you could use.
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