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Clemson University Themed Advice

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So, Christmas is coming up and I'd like to put together a nice water cooling setup with the help of gifts coming in.

I'm currently a student at Clemson, and would love to do a themed build. The school colors are mainly orange and white, with a little purple thrown in. Unfortunately, the orange options offered for tubing/fittings aren't anywhere near the correct color of orange. Due to this, I'm thinking of going with purple tubing, white fittings, then incorporating orange by painting fans.

What I'd REALLY like to do is paint the rads with a color matched orange. Is this possible, or will it effect performance? Is there a specific type of paint that would need to be used?

I've never water cooled before, so any advice on other options and aesthetics would be much appreciated. For instance, how would using orange leds look vs just sticking to white for lighting purposes?
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Put thin cardboard in between the fins and the fan mounts and then paint it. That way the outer part gets colored, and the fins retain performance.
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RPI Compy
(14 items)
 
Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB HP thingy Phanteks TC12DX Windows 7 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 530w White FD R4 Logitech G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k Asrock pro-4 m His 6770 1GB G.skill 2133 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 ssd 128 GB Lg blu-ray combo drive Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
PowerCase
Raidmax 530w Silverstone Temjin 
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Awesome, that would be the ideal goal! +1 for the advice
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