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Sorry, I got a little side tracked. tongue.gif


Been playing with this alot lately:
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I should be starting up in a week or so and im going to finish this thing quickly lol. My backup rig that I've been using (3570k/z77 entry board/gtx660) isn't really cutting it. lol

I have alot of wiring to do for the lighting and fans etc, but Ill start posting up pictures of the process soon and explain that as I go along. biggrin.gif
Edited by sinnedone - 6/6/15 at 10:56pm
   
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Nice build! Looks great so far! thumb.gif
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Nice ride. Reminds me of the old dodge daytona.
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Nice build! Looks great so far! thumb.gif

Thank you for the kind words. biggrin.gif

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Nice ride. Reminds me of the old dodge daytona.

Thanks, yeah those flip up headlights do date that whole era lol.
   
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Well... not really progress but, the recent reminder of "I need to get my butt movin'" prompted me to do a little something to my peripherals that has been bothering me for a while. tongue.gif


I have a Logitech G710 keyboard and a G502 mouse. The keyboard has an orange trim while the mouse has a light blue trim. My OCD kicked in and I had to do something.

Started with this:



Wound up with this:




A little understated I know, but I like the wet look silver. Its kind of hard to tell in that photo though. Here are a couple more to illustrate color.





Kind of off topic cause there is still no progress but hopefully this will inspire me to get up on it. biggrin.gif

I will be starting on it next week though so hopefully by the end of next week I'll have some actual progress content to post. tongue.gif lol
Edited by sinnedone - 6/8/15 at 4:01pm
   
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You better! poke.gif
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So Ive been back at it, and man wiring things up is not my favorite part. lol biggrin.gif

There are several components that are going to be lit up in this build in blue. This basically includes cpu/gpu blocks, pump/reservoir, and of course the fans. There will also be subtle white lighting in several areas around the build. The goal is also to make both white and blue lighting individually controlled from one another. Unfortunately that means a lot of wiring work. tongue.gif


So far I've done the graphics cards. I'm using Darkside LED's that I'm custom cutting and mounting into my modified EK acrylic blocks. Here are some quick and dirty pictures of the progress:












Plan is to route the cabling down behind the cards in front of the motherboard and down into the basement of the case and continue with custom splitters down there.

I really like how the lighting turned out on the card. I didnt want to light up the acrylic on its own because leds in acrylic blocks seem to give off a very harsh light. The way I modified and painted the blocks only lets a small amount of light through to the edges and center section to try to avoid lighting just going all over the place instead of staying in the components like I wanted.
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About time! tongue.gif
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It's just all this wiring is sooooooo boring lol.

I'm going to be working on it non stop now so I should have this done in a couple of weeks. thumb.gif
   
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About time! tongue.gif


It's just all this wiring is sooooooo boring lol.

I'm going to be working on it non stop now so I should have this done in a couple of weeks. thumb.gif
Love the way the mod effects the lighting. Great idea. thumb.gif
Good to see you back up now rolling biggrin.gif
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