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Poll Results: Should i plan a built-in "extra" monitor ~9-13" modded into a transparent window or built in speakers?

 
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post #411 of 3109
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So, i got some rest the past few days. And i got my happy pills filled at the pharmacy today, so looking forward to getting some work done.
Not sure what i'm gonna jump into tonight yet, but i should have some kinda update tonight after i decide what to do next biggrin.gif
    
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Looking forward to updates, glad you got some rest!
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post #413 of 3109
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Thanx brotha, me too. My ADHD ( & my meds for it biggrin.gif ) make it easy for me to neglect needed sleep when i get obsessive about stuff. I was in severe crash mode for a few days but i'm definitely back in gear now. So i should be back on the pace i was goin a cpl weeks ago thumb.gif
    
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post #414 of 3109
You just make sure you get all the rest you need, no one is rushing you here
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Nah, it's not like that. The only time i ever feel rushed because of my build log is when i actually post that "I'll have pics of (insert mod here ___) in a cpl hours or whatever, and it doesn't work out how i thought it would.

 

It's just my obsessive OCD/ADHD/Addictive Personality nature that makes me wanna do cool things to my XB instead of getting my beauty sleep :D

 

I still haven't gotten anything done today, i'm in planning mode a little bit right now. @Dgeorge1617 was kind enough to hook me up again and sent me a cpl acrylic panels he wasn't using anymore, a Smoke Transparent 240mm Panel with fan holes cut that i can use for a rad shroud and another 240ish size opaque black panel with no holes. I think i'm gonna use the solid black panel for my PSU Bracket/Switchplate/Drainport mod.

 

That and spending some time getting the location perfect for my EX360 that i'm mounting on the front behind the 360 Koolance Shroud are the next 2 things on my list. Then i need to sort out the best way to reinforce the top-front of the chassis since i'm gonna be cutting out the entire stock rad mount.

 

I never feel stressed out cuz of my build log. If anything, i'm just happy that people think it's worth checking out :cheers:

    
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post #416 of 3109
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PPC has all the new Monsoon Harline Bending/Cutting Kits for sale. They're all on the New Products page

:wheee:

 

Now i need to decide between 13 & 16mm

 

I'm just gonna quote this post i just made in the HAF XB Club Thread in case anybody watching has any input that could help me work this out

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post
 

Yeah i'm trying to sort out that issue right now myself. I have a 360 up front, 120 at rear, and 240 on side of mobo tray. Also a 360 in the bottom. Not sure the best way to arrange the top 3 rads tho as far as intake/exhaust. It's always best to have your rads intaking cool air, but they also won't cool off if there's no way to push air inside my chassis :p

 

I was planning on using just the 120 as exhaust, but i don't know if that + the little mesh that'll still be there will be enough to compensate for 360 + 240 intake. I'm thinking of intaking the 360 + 120 & exhausting out the side 240....

 

Edit: Also my 240's gonna be GPU side of mobo tray so i can have a window on the socket side. I'm not sure there's really a good solution...


Edited by kpoeticg - 12/18/13 at 2:29pm
    
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post #417 of 3109
wow, 70usd.

what is the benefit for using 13 or 16mm tubes? Are there any drawbacks at all?
post #418 of 3109
There are more fittings for 13mm vs 16mm. I know ek is using both. I have some EK 16mm acrylic fittings and they're not that large (about the size of 1/2" (13mm) od compression fittings. I believe tube is cheaper for 13mm.


Btw, make sure you don't mix imperial acrylic tube and fittings (ie Primochill) with metric (ie EK, BP, E22, etc.).
post #419 of 3109
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SortOfGrim View Post

wow, 70usd.

what is the benefit for using 13 or 16mm tubes? Are there any drawbacks at all?

 

70's actually a great deal for that kit. I'm pleasantly suprised that they're not overcharging for it. Til now, people had to come up with their own figs jigs =) to form acrylic bends. This will make acrylic tubing 100000000000x easier =)

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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

There are more fittings for 13mm vs 16mm. I know ek is using both. I have some EK 16mm acrylic fittings and they're not that large (about the size of 1/2" (13mm) od compression fittings. I believe tube is cheaper for 13mm.


Btw, make sure you don't mix imperial acrylic tube and fittings (ie Primochill) with metric (ie EK, BP, E22, etc.).

 

Yeah, it does see like 13mm is the better option. So basically it seems like 16mm will limit me to EK fittings, and 13mm will be able to work with everything else (as far as the toolkit)

Thanx!! Also thanx for the tip about mixing imperial and metric fittings. I didn't know that.

I'm planning on probly going with the upcoming Monsoon Acrylic Fittings, but it will be nice to have the BP/Primochill option too. I'm definitely gonna grab the 13mm kit :thumb: 

    
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post #420 of 3109
With nylon tube, that slight difference between imperial and metric is negligible since the tube will be compressed. Acrylic doesn't compress so a tight seal is crucial.

3/8" ~ 9.5mm
1/2" ~ 12.7mm
5/8" ~15.88mm

EK, BP, E22, etc. rely on the metric sizes for a tight seal using double or single o-rings (think sli fittings) and push-fitting.

Primochill uses an o-ring to compress over the tube and base of the fitting to seal the 1/2" tube.
Edited by wermad - 12/18/13 at 4:48pm
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