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Its looking good. how hard was it to paint the rads? I've been thinking about painting mine to clean them up since mine were both used and been installed a few times.

I spent about an hour taping up the rads to make sure they stayed clean, and after that it was just a light scuffing with 400 and I started to shoot the primer. Now all that's left is to color sand and shoot the final white.

The hard thing is coming up with a wiring design that hasn't been done yet, and I'm not happy with what I originally planned...needs more white.
Edited by Tweakin - 4/10/14 at 4:07am
post #42 of 175
Idk I kind of liked your wiring it was nice and clean looking to me
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Idk I kind of liked your wiring it was nice and clean looking to me

Thanks...I'm just trying to do something different rather then repeating a pattern that has already been done...it's hard as the black and white really are bold and the green is somewhat subdued in comparison. I may go to a two color theme...I just don't know.

One thing for sure, I'm going to need more sleeving and heatshrink!
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Thanks...I'm just trying to do something different rather then repeating a pattern that has already been done...it's hard as the black and white really are bold and the green is somewhat subdued in comparison. I may go to a two color theme...I just don't know.

One thing for sure, I'm going to need more sleeving and heatshrink!

order me 3 8pin extensions while your at it so i can do my gpu wiring?........... i wonder if a 24 pin would fit in those slots
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post #45 of 175
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After hours of playing with different color combinations, and I do mean hours...I've decided to forgo the tri-color scheme and go with a dual-color. The black was just too bold in any fashion for my liking. I will use it for the background wires that I want to blend in:




I also finished the rads and they are currently being cleaned in the kitchen. Hope to have that completed tonight so that I can start prepping the MB and wiring and finish the basic assembly of the case:




I'm also considering painting the gpu backplanes white...that idea is still in the works:
post #46 of 175
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Time for Final clearance checks and configuration of the case. First, install PSU Cover after a few days of drying:



Then test mount the top rad with fans in push:



Hang it and a gaze at it's beauty:



Then drop in front rad for clearance check:



I'm still working on dual 360's that will work with push as this had the best airflow, regardless of fan. If I can't mount and route tubing, I will have to go with my initial configuration of push exhaust on both. That's why we double check before final assembly! Tubing is going to be a pain in the A$$.....

edit: While I was playing with the fans and mounting configurations, I decided to power both sets on each rad to see how they pushed air in the case. I'm saddened by the results as the NB e-loops "load" down in higher static pressure configurations. You can hear them slow down a good bit, I even had my wife come up and listen and she agreed. Additionally, the GT 14's pushed more air in pull or push. I even pulled the rads back out of the case to make sure it wasn't the top and front panels that were causing the problem. Same results but not as sever as when they were mounted in the case with the covers on. I just love the NB e-loops and how they look. The Corsair AP's pushed the most air, but they are by far the loudest...lots of motor noise...too bad also as I think they are really nice fans.

Looks like I'll have some new fans for sale.


Edited by Tweakin - 4/18/14 at 7:22pm
post #47 of 175
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I'm currently playing with push intake up front and a push intake on top. Push/Pull is not an option for me as I'm running a 45mm rad and there would be no space left in the cage area. Maximum depth is 150 mm, with 140 being safe. Push/Pull would have cost me 90+mm and my res is 63mm round and 270mm tall.

I also played around with both configurations and the push intake produced a noticeably lower amount of static loading on the fans, hence more air flow. Additionally, I'm playing with the idea of modding the front and top covers to allow for additional air which really benefits a intake scenario.

As for the heatshrinkless vs heatshrink on my wiring, I'm still playing with that also as I'm waiting for the final shipment of pins and sleeving from LutroO. Those were just 6" lengths of loom to see what it looked like. I also plan on using white wire for the white looms to keep it bright. As for removal of the pins, what a pain in the A$$...some came right out but most I had to really tug on to the point I thought I was going to destroy the pin and/or connector! I will say that the pin remover from LutroO is the best I've ever used...he even hardens the ends with heat to make them stronger!

The front rad mounted for final clearance checks and tubing:



Inside view with the inlet/outlet ports on the bottom:

post #48 of 175
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Here is the current configuration...but this requires I loose the bottom area where I was planning on putting my 1TB Raptor frown.gif

Looking up:



Front/Top Clearance:



Top Fans:



Total Case Layout:

post #49 of 175
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I was able to finish the front rad and install the plumbing:



Then came the fitting into the case. As you can see (sorry for the bad photos but the gloss white really messes up the auto-focus) there isn't much room to spare, 2~3mm on top:



and 5~7 between the res and the psu cover:



All in all it was a good day and I hope to start the plumbing between the rads tomorrow.

post #50 of 175
Ah. Starting to get interesting!

I like the dual 360 rads. Makes it look full and impressive. And they look so cool in white. thumb.gif
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