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Not much progress this week , but I did manage to get the case powdercoated and reassembled. smile.gif







I'm hoping this idea I have in my head pans out and I can have something "interesting" to look at in a week or so. wink.gif

Heres a sneak peak


I know its not much of a hint, but if it doesnt work out perfect like I want it will most likely get scrapped. redface.gif
   
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The polished spreaders on the ram looks awesome.

Don't much like the border on the CPU block. I think it looks better without personally.

Will you be painting/covering the backside of the IO ports at all?
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The polished spreaders on the ram looks awesome.

Don't much like the border on the CPU block. I think it looks better without personally.

Will you be painting/covering the backside of the IO ports at all?

Thanks biggrin.gif

Yeah the io ports will be getting some sort of cover made.

As far as the block, yeah I'm not completely sold on it either. I have to make it a point to get the leds and fluid I want to take some pictures to see if it actually works. If not I'll go on to plan 2. lol
   
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While I'm just here deciding what bank to rob to get a WC kit, I'll enjoy your build!. Nice work so far.
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Nice thumb.gif How much did the powder coating run ya?

The hint is...well... intriguing thinking.gif
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While I'm just here deciding what bank to rob to get a WC kit, I'll enjoy your build!. Nice work so far.

Thank you. Yeah it is rather expensive. I'm trying to keep costs down by not outsourcing some small things that would run at least 100 or so for each thing done, and thats on top of all the water cooling gear cost.

I've been slowly gathering parts for a year and just recently started. So unless you have a quad or bike to sell you might have to do the same as me. lol

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Nice thumb.gif How much did the powder coating run ya?

The hint is...well... intriguing thinking.gif


The powder coating wasn't much. It was only 80 dollars. It actually has a nice sheen to it but still satin enough to not distract from the build. I'll see if I can get better shots of it.

As for the acrylic.... lets just say I don't want to count my eggs before... you know. I'm hoping what I have in store pans out, but since the work will be by hand we'll see. I really dont want to scrap it cause it will definitely be unique. I should have an update on the acrylic next weekend hopefully. biggrin.gif
   
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Thank you. Yeah it is rather expensive. I'm trying to keep costs down by not outsourcing some small things that would run at least 100 or so for each thing done, and thats on top of all the water cooling gear cost.

I've been slowly gathering parts for a year and just recently started. So unless you have a quad or bike to sell you might have to do the same as me. lol
The powder coating wasn't much. It was only 80 dollars. It actually has a nice sheen to it but still satin enough to not distract from the build. I'll see if I can get better shots of it.

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Yeah, I'm saving g for the EK L120 and a separate 240mm rad. Means once I go D5 I'll have a pump and a rad for my next loop. Yay.
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So I'm trying to figure some things out right now with the blocks. The reason for the painted cpu block is to keep the LED lights from just saturating the whole motherboard with light and keep it within the block. Basically to make it look like only the blocks light up, and not that they have leds in them.

I wanted to have the fluid area lit up as well as having a small outline of light around the block. I put some mayhems uv blue into the cpu block to see how it would look lit up with white leds. I took some quick pictures with my cell phone to try and get an idea.







I used black vinyl electrical tape to cover up the border to try and see if I only left the center section lit up how would it look.




Here's a quick pic of the coolant in the block to get an idea of the color without light.






The lighting was done with white leds, but I'm going to try blue leds to see how it looks.

So what yall think about my ideas? Either way the blocks are getting leds and part of the acrylic will be painted black to keep the lighting under control.
   
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So I'm trying to figure some things out right now with the blocks. The reason for the painted cpu block is to keep the LED lights from just saturating the whole motherboard with light and keep it within the block. Basically to make it look like only the blocks light up, and not that they have leds in them.

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Well, because you're bringing sexy back and all, I'd have to go with the one that arouses me the most.

This one is pure sex! yessir.gif
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Well, because you're bringing sexy back and all, I'd have to go with the one that arouses me the most.

This one is pure sex! yessir.gif


lol

Yeah that way does have a certain moistness factor. lol



I think it will look much better on the gpu blocks which at the moment are getting modified. wink.gif



The only thing I'm undecided about is if I'm going to set up all the lighting to be adjustable or fixed. redface.gif
   
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