Ok so considering all that I've already done and am not gonna even use, I guess going in chronological order will be the easiest way for me to get this going =P
So here's the first mod that i did
When i first ordered WC gear, I ordered a UT60 280, XT45 240, UT60 120. That was my original plans. That 280 came out exactly the way i wanted to and i was gonna sorta seal it in with some modders mesh that i bought.
That was about 4 months ago. It wasn't until i reposted a pic of the rad a few days ago in the HAF XB Club that i decided i don't like the way it looks anymore. So that's tossed in the Scrap Pile =)
I was originally using those Phobya 20mm Plexi shrouds cuz they have a bunch of LED holes in em. Then i decided they stuck out too much and set off on a mission to dye my Vipers red and was gonna install LED's directly in the fans.
Apparently the tutorial that i read for dyeing fans was from before Rit changed their dye formula. It used to work better with plastics. This is the best i could get them with about $100 worth of Rit dye
I found a great tutorial here on OCN by cpachris that explained about Rit changing their formula and shows the best way to dye plastics. It's HERE
for anybody that's interested. Since I'm not using my 280 anymore I'm not gonna be dyeing Vipers anymore. I might try it on a few of my GT's but i don't know how dyeing Gray to Red will come out.
For anybody that might not know the purpose of dyeing instead of painting......
Paint has weight to it and can throw off the balance of your fans. Turning great rad fans into normal loud fans. Dye has no weight to it and chemically bonds with the plastic, so it doesn't throw off the balance at all.
The next thing i had to deal with was the 240 i was planning on putting in the bottom
I thought i took pics of it, but after masking it off, I used a hammer and a Punch and pushed all those Cable Routing holes down so they were poking out the bottom
To cool off the rad, i needed to be able to mount fans underneath the chassis. The stock XB feet don't leave enough room to put fans down there. I needed to not only have fans down there but have enough room for some airflow. After doing a bunch of searching online, the tallest feet i could find were about an inch tall, which is just about the size of fans. That wouldn't leave any room for airflow. I wish i knew about FannBlade's back then, but i didn't, so kinda modded together 3 sets of feet. Lian Li SD-01B, SD-03, & SD-04.
Here's some unboxing pics with the SD-03's, SD-04's, Silverstone FP58, and a Lian Li PSU Bracket I'm not gonna use
And this is what the SD-01's looked like
I figured since the SD-03's are called "Spacers" that they'd all stack together. That wasn't the case. I had to use my Dremel to make it work.
You can see how they didn't fit togetherEdited by kpoeticg - 10/22/13 at 1:42pm