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Btw do you know some designer resources for the layman that could help for case modding?

Like how to work with colors , proportions, light, ...
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Btw do you know some designer resources for the layman that could help for case modding?

Like how to work with colors , proportions, light, ...

Hmm, that was a good question. If it is computer mods, then I'll recommend checking the computers showcased at http://www.million-dollar-pc.com

Then there is Andreas Brodeholm https://www.facebook.com/Brodholm

You have colour harmony

 

Then there is the simple factor; What looks good. Take the example of using neon lights, or flashy flashy led's in the case, that is a big no no in terms of what looks good. Using light in a case is a good idea so that components are illuminated, but go simple. I will use an IKEA LED strip - light yellowish - that will cast some light on the components. The important part is to think it through. Keeping things simple, as in my case, is also one way. Adding more and more stuff is not always the best solution. Stick to as few colours as possible, ofc they need to harmonise with one another or be complementary with one another.

I use white, brown, black and a shade of red if one do not count in the brushed aluminum grills and polished SSD's

Here is a link to the red colour which is the sleeving part  -MDPC-X Colour X

http://en.mdpc-x.com/mdpc-sleeve/sleeve/sleeve-sata-color-x.htm

Here is another build I hopefully will do in the future, scratch built.

 

I tend to keep things simple or use a theme, after all, I am Scandinavian :thumb:

 

I hope this help you a bit. 

 
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Just remember: What looks good is subjective. First rule. 

 
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Just remember: What looks good is subjective. First rule. 

Thanks for the links. I'm gonna check this right now.
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Ok, I checked the links and watched the video. Interesting stuffs. Especially the color harmonies.
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kewl, glad to help

 
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Is your mind more clear now :) ?

 
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Is your mind more clear now smile.gif ?
My plan is to go monochrome at the moment. Black, white and few red accents. Guess that's the easy way.

But no I'm still worried about some things.

For example, I plan on using white pastel coolant. But I'm worried it won't look that great because the case is already white. And it's not quite the same white. Seems like the pastel coolant has a bit of a bluish tint to it. At least that's how it looks on some photos I've seen.
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Right, yes I agree, there is a slight bluish tint depending on the tubes. Some tubes have a bluish hue to them. White can be nice, but I am no fan of flexible tubes. In my world that is a big no no. It is easier yes, even very simple to make a custom loop using flexible tubes, but so boring and no though needs to be put in to it... :rolleyes: Besides the color, I recommend ordinary copper tubes (chrome or nickel plated) or clear tubes. Since so many "modders" use tube and colors, what I find appealing is just water (distilled).

 

Here is a picture.

 

 

I would fancy a white case, some black, clear liquid, rigid tubes also clear (that is in fact what I will go for) and perhaps some copper. Copper to a degree can work as long as one do not overdo it.

 

Look at Murderbox, they use a simple solution

 
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post #30 of 44
I don't like flexible tubes either. I'm already sure that I'll use rigid tubing, But I was hoping on using some sexy white pastel coolant. And while it looks badass in black cases, it seems like it would clash with the white paint from nzxt. Bummer.

I'm not a big fan of the look of copper.

As for distilled water. I am more attracted to colored coolants, especially pastel ones. But I guess I will be able to see what distilled water looks like when I test my loop.
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