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post #1581 of 3774
@Toasty Raymaker - This is Logisys 12" red CCFL light bar with build-in inverter:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/logisys-true-color-ccfl-light-bar-12-true-red.html

It is actually more orangy than true red. I am debating whether to install a second one. Will probably keep one for now.
post #1582 of 3774
@cmpxchg8b does it diffuse the light as well as it appears to in the first picture? most light strips iv seen are naked led strips which throw a harsh light, but yours seems to be quite a soft light...
Edited by Toasty Raymaker - 11/6/15 at 8:08am
post #1583 of 3774
Yes, first it's a continuous tube of light, not point sources like LEDs, second it has frosted plastic cover on top of the light which further diffuses it, so it comes out pretty well diffused.
post #1584 of 3774
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmpxchg8b View Post

+ Lighting and some wide-angle fun: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Liking the lighting as well. it's very subtle and not washed out. thumb.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aikimaniac View Post

3) Corsair may have great PSUs but my first pick is Seasonix X class...

Perhaps you should look into our RMi and RMx PSUs - they've been picking up some great reviews as of late wink.gif
post #1585 of 3774
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Originally Posted by Corsair Joseph View Post

Liking the lighting as well. it's very subtle and not washed out. thumb.gif
Perhaps you should look into our RMi and RMx PSUs - they've been picking up some great reviews as of late wink.gif
Well..if i get some into my hands, ill for sure check if Corsair still uses those cheap capacitors from Teapo or CapXon, if not and you use at least the quality of Nipon Chem-Con, ill sure give it a try smile.gif i used in the past Enermax, Corsair and Seasonic PSUs, best results and fucntionality was always on Seasonic side (experience of like 500+ custom builds for clients, friends and family).. cheers.gif
post #1586 of 3774
There's been some significant changes ever since we launched the RM series. We've taken the RM line to a whole new level and we're pretty happy on how it turned out. RMx and RMi are both excellent PSUs in terms of price and performance, they're very competitive in its market segment. Here is the internals of an RMx if you haven't seen it yet, http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=449
post #1587 of 3774
Finished my first custom loop. I would like to say thank you to Stizuner for double rad inspiration and WiSK for the reservoir mount idea.
I had a lot of problems and things I learned from this so it was a really good experience.
I have my D5 pump at 1 and I can turn my fans off while browsing or watching media. It is super quiet and my loudest part right now is probably my psu fan.....
If I put my fans on though my GT's are the loudest so as I will write below, I will probably switch those out.



Some notes:
1. I didn't think I could fit a full block on my GTX 980TI(1. Possible window problem? and 2. Fittings might hit bottom radiator) so I opted for the EK VGA Supremacy Universal Block. It actually looks pretty good with my EVGA midplate.

2. Still waiting on my white sleeved cables for the GPU.

Problems:
1. I originally wanted to go Pump-> CPU but the location of the CPU on my MB made this way too tight so I had to make my loop a little bit more cluttered. Final order is Pump->GPU->Rad->CPU->Rad->Pump

2. The Nemesis GTS 240 radiator wouldn't mount on the front of the Corsair Air 240 correctly. For some reason the screw holes did not line up very well so I actually only have about half of the screws attached. Therefore I had to put this to a pull orientation. You can also see it kind of blocks one of the tabs for the bottom panel as well.
(Surprisingly it would fit easily on the top and bottom screw rails, I wish they had put the same setup on the front of the case.

3. I cut tubes too short twice, I suggest anyone doing this cut a little bit longer and then just trim off some mm later just to be safe.

4. I needed some 90 degree fittings so I decided to get alphacool 90 degree compression fitting ones. One of them actually leaked a little during my leaktest so I had to swap it for a regular EK fitting. This ruined my color scheme a little but maybe you can't notice it. I pulled out some insane tactics to replace this fitting too. I flipped my pc over(Imagine a mechanic working under a car) and swapped out the fitting.

5. I ordered everything from Performance PCS, 7 EKWB black compression fittings came in a small baggie. One of the fittings out of the 7 was actually a fitting for hard tubing, it was the exact same color but I didn't notice until I had already built most of the setup. I am currently speaking with their customer support but I imported internationally so I doubt that I will be able to get a refund/replacement since it would probably cost even more to send it back. Lesson learned, buy more fittings than you actually need.

6. I ordred 2 Darkside Gentle Typhoons (2150) because they were on sale but they are way too loud for my build. The only voltage I can run them at is probably 5V but having them at the lowest voltage all the time seems like a huge waste. I already had 2 noiseblocker eloop b12p2's which were pretty quiet even at 12v so I am probably going to sell my GT's and get 2 more eloop b12p2's. GT's sell for like 35$ new where I live so I actually might make a profit selling them.

7. I decided to get a NZXT GRID+ v2 to control fans. For some reason it is super buggy and sometimes runs only max speed, which actually made me notice the GT's sound. I can sometimes slow them down but it is really random and kind of annoying. (Previously I was just using 5v/7v/9v adapters for each of the fans and not controlling speed.) I probably could live without the fan controller but the cam software is actually really nice IF IT ACTUALLY WOULD CONSISTENTLY WORK.



Parts for anyone interested:
PC: Asrock Z77e-itx, i5 3570k, EVGA GTX980ti SC+
WC:
Black Ice Nemesis 240GTS® Ultra Stealth U-Flow Low Profile Radiator
PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 3/8in. ID X 1/2in. OD - Elegant White
Watercool WCP D5-VARIO 12V Pump
EK-XRES 100 Revo D5 Pump Top/Reservoir - Acetal
EK-ACF Compression Fitting 10/13mm (3/8 x 1/2") - Black
Alphacool 13/10 (10x1.5mm) Compression Fitting 90° Revolvable G1/4 - Deep Black
EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block White Edition - Nickel/Acetal
EK-VGA Supremacy - Acetal Universal GPU Block EK-VGA-SUPREMACY-CA
DarkSide Gentle Typhoon Performance Radiator Fan - 2150rpm, 68cfm - Black Edition
Mayhems X1 Clear Concentrate - 100ml








Edited by gary66 - 11/6/15 at 9:38pm
post #1588 of 3774
Quote:
Originally Posted by gary66 View Post

Finished my first custom loop. I would like to say thank you to Stizuner for double rad inspiration and WiSK for the reservoir mount idea.
I had a lot of problems and things I learned from this so it was a really good experience.
I have my D5 pump at 1 and I can turn my fans off while browsing or watching media. It is super quiet and my loudest part right now is probably my psu fan.....
If I put my fans on though my GT's are the loudest so as I will write below, I will probably switch those out.



Some notes:
1. I didn't think I could fit a full block on my GTX 980TI(1. Possible window problem? and 2. Fittings might hit bottom radiator) so I opted for the EK VGA Supremacy Universal Block. It actually looks pretty good with my EVGA midplate.

2. Still waiting on my white sleeved cables for the GPU.

Problems:
1. I originally wanted to go Pump-> CPU but the location of the CPU on my MB made this way too tight so I had to make my loop a little bit more cluttered. Final order is Pump->GPU->Rad->CPU->Rad->Pump

2. The Nemesis GTS 240 radiator wouldn't mount on the front of the Corsair Air 240 correctly. For some reason the screw holes did not line up very well so I actually only have about half of the screws attached. Therefore I had to put this to a pull orientation. You can also see it kind of blocks one of the tabs for the bottom panel as well.
(Surprisingly it would fit easily on the top and bottom screw rails, I wish they had put the same setup on the front of the case.

3. I cut tubes too short twice, I suggest anyone doing this cut a little bit longer and then just trim off some mm later just to be safe.

4. I needed some 90 degree fittings so I decided to get alphacool 90 degree compression fitting ones. One of them actually leaked a little during my leaktest so I had to swap it for a regular EK fitting. This ruined my color scheme a little but maybe you can't notice it. I pulled out some insane tactics to replace this fitting too. I flipped my pc over(Imagine a mechanic working under a car) and swapped out the fitting.

5. I ordered everything from Performance PCS, 7 EKWB black compression fittings came in a small baggie. One of the fittings out of the 7 was actually a fitting for hard tubing, it was the exact same color but I didn't notice until I had already built most of the setup. I am currently speaking with their customer support but I imported internationally so I doubt that I will be able to get a refund/replacement since it would probably cost even more to send it back. Lesson learned, buy more fittings than you actually need.

6. I ordred 2 Darkside Gentle Typhoons (2150) because they were on sale but they are way too loud for my build. The only voltage I can run them at is probably 5V but having them at the lowest voltage all the time seems like a huge waste. I already had 2 noiseblocker eloop b12p2's which were pretty quiet even at 12v so I am probably going to sell my GT's and get 2 more eloop b12p2's. GT's sell for like 35$ new where I live so I actually might make a profit selling them.

7. I decided to get a NZXT GRID+ v2 to control fans. For some reason it is super buggy and sometimes runs only max speed, which actually made me notice the GT's sound. I can sometimes slow them down but it is really random and kind of annoying. (Previously I was just using 5v/7v/9v adapters for each of the fans and not controlling speed.) I probably could live without the fan controller but the cam software is actually really nice IF IT ACTUALLY WOULD CONSISTENTLY WORK.



Parts for anyone interested:
PC: Asrock Z77e-itx, i5 3570k, EVGA GTX980ti SC+
WC:
Black Ice Nemesis 240GTS® Ultra Stealth U-Flow Low Profile Radiator
PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 3/8in. ID X 1/2in. OD - Elegant White
Watercool WCP D5-VARIO 12V Pump
EK-XRES 100 Revo D5 Pump Top/Reservoir - Acetal
EK-ACF Compression Fitting 10/13mm (3/8 x 1/2") - Black
Alphacool 13/10 (10x1.5mm) Compression Fitting 90° Revolvable G1/4 - Deep Black
EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block White Edition - Nickel/Acetal
EK-VGA Supremacy - Acetal Universal GPU Block EK-VGA-SUPREMACY-CA
DarkSide Gentle Typhoon Performance Radiator Fan - 2150rpm, 68cfm - Black Edition
Mayhems X1 Clear Concentrate - 100ml







 

compression tube fittings in a little case... man that's tough. well done.

 

My GTS 240 had the same issue; only a set of holes for one fan are holding it, but it's quite secure. However I have it mounted as exhaust in a 1 fan push, 2 fan pull config ( it would be full push pull by my 295x2 is a long card...)

 

I like the set-up though! @WiSK did you right with that pump rez placement!

 

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 4790k ASUS IMPACT VII XFX R9 295x2 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Evo D5 Vario Pump XSPC Reservoir Black Ice 160 Radiator 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Ice Stealth GT 240 Radiator EK WB ASUS Impact MOBO Waterblock EK WB 295x2 Waterblock BitFenix PWM Fans - White 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro Acer T272HL Logitech K800 Seasonic Platinum 1000 
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Corsair Air 240 Corsair M65 HiFiMeDIY Asyncronys USB DAC 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 4790k ASUS IMPACT VII XFX R9 295x2 Corsair Vengeance 
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Samsung 840 Evo D5 Vario Pump XSPC Reservoir Black Ice 160 Radiator 
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Black Ice Stealth GT 240 Radiator EK WB ASUS Impact MOBO Waterblock EK WB 295x2 Waterblock BitFenix PWM Fans - White 
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post #1589 of 3774
Quote:
Originally Posted by steezebe View Post

compression tube fittings in a little case... man that's tough. well done.

My GTS 240 had the same issue; only a set of holes for one fan are holding it, but it's quite secure. However I have it mounted as exhaust in a 1 fan push, 2 fan pull config ( it would be full push pull by my 295x2 is a long card...)

I like the set-up though! @WiSK
 did you right with that pump rez placement!



I shoulda took a picture of my finger and thumb, I think I got some nice battle scars doing this. Good thing I have girly hands
post #1590 of 3774
Hi all, this is my first build for a very long time, had it for about three weeks, started off as an amd dual graphics build, but I impulse bought a r9 380 last week, here's the parts list:

Cpu- amd a10 7870k @4.6ghz
Cooler - corsair h105
Mb- msi a88xm gaming
Gpu - msi r9 380 4gb overclocked
Ram - Kingston hyperx savage 2x8gb
Storage - 2x Kingston hyperx savage 240gb raid0, random 500gb hdd
Psu - corsair cx600m
Fans - lots!

I've gotta say this case was really easy to build with, until it came to fitting the graphics card, the msi gpu was a touch on the wide side. I also wasn't too happy with the 'tool-less gpu clamp' so I modded it to use screws to hold it in place. When I finally got the gpu fitted the side panel didn't clear the heat pipes. So I removed the Perspex and I'll be fitting a custom window in the future.



Edited by beppe2672 - 11/7/15 at 3:14pm
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