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I see... I'll look forward to it.. do you think you can fit another 120 back there without making it too complicated?


Yeah, It will fit another back there, and trust me, I have a spare 120.1 HWL Black Ice Extreme sitting around, so it's crossed my mind... kookoo.gif


HOWEVER!

There is the 140mm Silverstone aircraft turbine of a fan in there now, and I really wanna justify the money I spent on it. biggrin.gif



Thanks - T
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Yeah, It will fit another back there, and trust me, I have a spare 120.1 HWL Black Ice Extreme sitting around, so it's crossed my mind... kookoo.gif


HOWEVER!

There is the 140mm Silverstone aircraft turbine of a fan in there now, and I really wanna justify the money I spent on it. biggrin.gif



Thanks - T

I see... +rep for answering my questions. I have this case, currently for closed loop CPU and air cooled GPUs. might go for water cooling next year, so I'm looking for information. thumb.gif
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post #33 of 84
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MINOR HOLD HERE!!!




Nothing major, just travelling for more company-related training, so next week you'll actually probably see it close to completion!!!





Thanks - T
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ALRIGHTY THEN!!!


BACK IN BUSINESS, SUCKAS!!!


So here's some updates, and because my network here (not home) has such miserable latency (and pings out on uploads), these aren't in a solid chronological order right now.
I'll order and caption them later, but I just wanted to get these posted while I could!


Hope you like!


THESE ARE NOT ALL ACCURATE, BUT LOOK IF YOU WANT!!! (Click to show)























































































(Captions to come soon!)



Next is Primochill rigid acrylic tubing in blue, and then some orange LEDs, the FrozenQ Helix X4 customized reservoir, and some Primochill agua, and then it's all done but the controller and OS install!




Thanks for the views!



Thanks - T
Edited by Thrasher1016 - 5/8/14 at 9:43am
post #35 of 84
Nice set of pix, really like the closeup of the socket, where it comes off as a light blue board biggrin.gif

what's with the Primo wetbench ? and why does your sata power cables run up in the corner, next to what appears to be a pump, with a copper plate beneath it ?
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Nice set of pix, really like the closeup of the socket, where it comes off as a light blue board biggrin.gif

what's with the Primo wetbench ? and why does your sata power cables run up in the corner, next to what appears to be a pump, with a copper plate beneath it ?



Oh hell...

I forgot to take one last shot of the cable side before I sealed it up to go to bed, but that is actually routed down and into a M/S cable clip that's bolted to one of the screws that holds the fan grill on the PSU...

This pic....
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

....(up there somewhere) shows a closeup of what became of it!

And yeah, that's my 655-Elite custom pump from PPCS... that's part of the Koolance body / mounting kit that is actually chrome, but looks copper because of the ATROCIOUS lighting in my new home... doh.gif

As for the WetBench, that was going to be the surprise of the night, and I was gonna build this cool and convoluted version of this build on that platform first, but I broke the 3 or 4mm thick tabs off one of the drive cage "wall" pieces, so that came to a screeching halt.
Now I remember why I hate acrylic so much! rolleyes.gif



Thanks - T
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Good evening everyone!!!



Ok, so like I did with the other cases, the Silverstone, the CL S3, and basically anything I've done, I'm trying to either change my mind and go really custom, or deciding to do whatever's best right now!

I have the Corsair Air 540, but I'm not really satisfied with it.
Can't put a definitive finger on it, but it's just... unsatisfying right now!


SO.

I come to a crossroads....

OPTION 1:

For now, I believe that I will just build into the Wet Bench and leave it there for a while, covering it up at night as to protect it from dust, etc.


OPTION 2:

CaseLabs Merlin SM5 - Reverse, 140.2 drop-in top, solid bottom, extra 120.3 flex bay radiator mount added, vented top, windowed MB side, COLOR?!?!?!?!?!?!

THIS is my problem!
I can order it through FCPU and get the inside painted either blue or orange to match my build, but as far as I know, they won't spray the rest of it a second color. Haven't gotten a good response from them yet, and I emailed more than a week ago.

The other choice is getting the same case in full primer gray, and then paying a local company to P/C it for me, the exact way I want.
There's risks there, but it could be magical!


OPTION 3:

LD-PC V8 - Reverse, black w/ factory blue (or orange) inside, etc... I don't know a lot about LD-PC, but literally what's still keeping me in this camp is that I can get the case ready-finished, no extra money, just not full-color like I'd really want in a perfect world.




What's my play here?
Where's the best investment going to pay off for me?

Given that this isn't my last rig ever, it doesn't have to be SO fancy-schmancy, but I want to make good use of the parts I've already spent money on!


HALP!




Thanks - T
post #38 of 84
Haven't you been juggling these 3 cases and the wetbench for sometime now ? and now you add the SM5 ? wheee.gif

not much help, I guess its confusion by contagion tongue.gif

How bout eenie meenie miney moe ?

1 potato 2 potato 3 potato go !
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Haven't you been juggling these 3 cases and the wetbench for sometime now ? and now you add the SM5 ? wheee.gif

not much help, I guess its confusion by contagion tongue.gif

How bout eenie meenie miney moe ?

1 potato 2 potato 3 potato go !


Honestly... If I could find a Z87 motherboard (in MATX form factor) that had an orange theme, or at least one with real blue, not Asus' blue, I'd be on an S5 in a heartbeat. I only have the two cards, and nothing else is preventing that type of setup!



Thanks - T
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I vote for getting the SM5 in primer gray and having it painted/powder coated locally so it's exactly how you want it. I haven't seen a lot of people do this so it would be very interesting and will probably satisfy you the most. thumb.gif Oh and subbed by the way.
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