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Ya I was looking at how you wired those up... those connectors worked properly for you?

They are a little finicky...but if you get them seated right, they stay and work fine.
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Okay cool. I did order a 10 pack off amazon... shipping supposedly is going to take a month lol.

Do you have an opinion on the rotary bending combo vs only bending? My monsoon kit should get here this week so I'm stoked to try this out.
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I'm going to include a set of 2.1 speakers with the computer. I'll most likely go with the Logitech z623s. I have a set and I like them a lot. They're not expensive and they sound great. In my computer I have a Xonar DGX, I'm debating on whether or not to get a sound card for this system. The main thing that is holding me back is that it would look intrusive and cover up part of the white backplate.

What do you guys think? Would on-board be sufficient?
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I'm going to include a set of 2.1 speakers with the computer. I'll most likely go with the Logitech z623s. I have a set and I like them a lot. They're not expensive and they sound great. In my computer I have a Xonar DGX, I'm debating on whether or not to get a sound card for this system. The main thing that is holding me back is that it would look intrusive and cover up part of the white backplate.

What do you guys think? Would on-board be sufficient?

Honestly, the average user won't care. Most gamers I know wouldn't even care (people on this site are an exception). If it is someone who cares enough about the sound then there is a pretty high chance they would already have some sort of external DAC/amp or their own soundcard. Chances are if they know enough about that, they could put one in themselves if they so chose.
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Okay cool. I did order a 10 pack off amazon... shipping supposedly is going to take a month lol.

Do you have an opinion on the rotary bending combo vs only bending? My monsoon kit should get here this week so I'm stoked to try this out.

You can get them directly from the hitlights.com website, and the shipping should only take a few days.

I love the look of fittings and acrylic tubing. But clearly it's a personal decision. I hope those lucky stiffs at the school realize what an awesome system they are getting!
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You can get them directly from the hitlights.com website, and the shipping should only take a few days.

I love the look of fittings and acrylic tubing. But clearly it's a personal decision. I hope those lucky stiffs at the school realize what an awesome system they are getting!

Bummer. Well now I know smile.gif

I do love the white fittings. Just trying to save where I can. I guess I'll see how bending goes once I get my monsoon kit.
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Acrylic piece got finished today:

My school's crest:
1865096

1865097

You might be able to guess where it's going to go:

1865098

1865099

SO... lighting... I could either

1. drill some 3mm holes for 4 LEDs in the sides of the piece, would probably use blue LEDs

2. Just use more of the white LED strips in the pedestal and let that light the design at the same time.

3. Use both individual LEDs for the design and white strips to light up the inside of the pedestal.

What do you think?
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Very nice. I sure hope this goes to someone that really appreciates the effort you're putting into this.
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Besides the acrylic with the logo on it, are there going to be other ways of seeing into the pedestal?
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As it stands, no. This makes me cautious about installing LED strips in the pedestal, since I don't think they'd look very good shining through the ventilated side panel. However, I have thought about cutting out that mesh and installing a window in the side. The major con to this is that I don't want to have to get the panel re-powder coated, which I would have to do since I wouldn't be able to match with spray paint.

Ideas?
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