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Hmm, perhaps in my frustration I've been over-thinking a solution. There seems to be a series of light reflecting sheets graded specifically for use with LED's. The Acrylite sheets linked below are among the best for the material, and not too pricey. Guess I should test it out. Other suggestions are still welcome!

http://www.acrylite-shop.com/US/us/acrylite-led/diffused-sign-grade-jevdiv6kbjg.html
a light sanding on the bottom of the acrylic may help depending on how bad the issue is
post #52 of 146
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Originally Posted by hingfdiuh View Post

Hmm, perhaps in my frustration I've been over-thinking a solution. There seems to be a series of light reflecting sheets graded specifically for use with LED's. The Acrylite sheets linked below are among the best for the material, and not too pricey. Guess I should test it out. Other suggestions are still welcome!

http://www.acrylite-shop.com/US/us/acrylite-led/diffused-sign-grade-jevdiv6kbjg.html
a light sanding on the bottom of the acrylic may help depending on how bad the issue is

That's a pretty good idea. I was reading about sanding the LED's themselves, but easier to just sand the acrylic like you said.

I ordered some of the Acrylite sheets for testing, but if it's not a 100% fix I will try sanding the acrylic (a test piece first though of course).

Thanks!
post #53 of 146
I'd be very interested to see some of your testing with the acrylite sheets, as I was thinking about getting them for a project I was planning last year, but never did
post #54 of 146
the desk is looking so neat now, love the attention to detail in that mounting mechanism for the acrylic top!
post #55 of 146
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the desk is looking so neat now, love the attention to detail in that mounting mechanism for the acrylic top!

Thanks, it was a sort of unanticipated detail but also an opportunity to learn something new as well.

I spent a good deal of time tonight looking through the available liquid cooling products to see which ones would be the best fit for this project and found the following:

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Unfortunately, after staring at this screen for a while I realized that I don't want to go with liquid cooling after all, for the following reasons:

1. I would be a paranoid wreck not knowing for sure if there were a small leak developing out of sight.

2. The components aren't my number one choice for aesthetics, and although I would never see them it troubles me to think of using these 2nd and 3rd choice components for my first ever liquid cooling build.

3. To further point #2, I would rather put money towards things I can reuse for a future build that I wouldn't be completely unsatisfied with. For example, I could easily reuse the acrylic on a new desk design as long as I kept the overall plan dimensions the same.

4. It's not even completely necessary. When I look at what I do on a daily basis, it begins to make less and less sense that I would even need to overclock at all. That being said, I can likely get away with just air cooling.

Sorry to all who were potentially looking forward to seeing a liquid cooled build... I feel like I have let you all down =[
post #56 of 146
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post #57 of 146
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It's still awesome!

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For you, it sounds like, the only advantage to watercooling would be to keep it silent. If that's not a concern, then I'd say skip it. Air cooling does fine, and is significantly cheaper.

That said, however, I just want to point out that you could reuse radiators, fittings, CPU block (probably, depending on hardware), pump, and reservoir if you wanted to. Watercooling is much more interesting to look at in my opinion, but it's still pretty expensive, unfortunately.

I'd say go for aircooling at this point. There's always to option to add liquid cooling later, if you changed your mind
post #58 of 146

I'd say use the happy medium of closed loop coolers. It's not going to leak. It can be reused. The cost is significantly less. It will also help with noise. The biggest problem I see with going straight air-cooled is going to be air circulation. If you use CLCs then this would be much less of a problem.

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Wow, I just ran across this for the first time, simply amazing!!! How has this been kept a quiet little build log for so long??? You sir are making a masterpiece!!! thumb.gif
     
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post #60 of 146
Wow... I am wanting to get a desk built myself, but won't be able to until the Summer, sometime. Love the looks of this build. It is minimalistic and clean, which I love. thumb.gif
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