Originally Posted by jincuteguy
What do you mean a longer / deeper D5 pump covers? I thought there's only 1 size for the D5 pump cover? Or Monsoon has a longer cover for it?
The longer pump covers I was talking about aren't out yet, but they're for the AquaComputer D5 pumps which have connections on the backside for the USB/Aquaero controller, temp probes, etc. so they need to be just a hair longer:
One can /almost/ make it work with the current cover, but Gene was kind enough to see about making some longer covers for us AquaComputer pump folks
The current size pump cover fits standard D5 pumps great. I have a Swiftech MPC655-PWM in this pump cover and you can see how perfectly everything lines up:
Originally Posted by BoxGods
Hard not to like that frosted clear/white tube. How is that angled plate mounted to the case...and are you going to back light it for a "shadow edge" like look? I ask about mounting because if you have dual D5's mounted to the plate...you will want to mechanically decouple it somehow if you can.
Pfft I could just bill all my singing as "metal"
Heh. The panel is tension fit so I'm going to add (up to 1/8" thick) sound dampener padding as needed along the front of the chassis behind it, and possibly some thinner 1/16" padding under the res mounts. Should be more than enough to de-rattle it while I'm recording since the pumps will be running low. I'm inverting the res (ports facing downward) so I'll most likely be mounting the MMRS to the front panel rather than the angled out part (where the clear mounts are now) and can secure the MMRS solid. The angled out part is really just there to hide the tangled external to internal guts of the water loop beneath the res and keep the look up top clean.
On the lighting, I was thinking to do a backlight glow under the res as a nod to the original inspiration of my entire build - the way the blue led's on the Corsair K90 keyboard reflected on its brushed aluminum:
My lighting setup is pretty intense... I'm just about done with my (latest as I've done three or four trying to get it just right) light tray which does a defused glow right along the edges of the MB and the twin white hardline tubes that run to the CPU and GPU blocks on either side of the MB will light up as well.
The LED "interface" I'm building is modular, like I can do normal stuff like solid light, a bunch of flash patterns, breathing, but I can also can link any of the individually lit elements to light up Hz and/or channels off my rig's audio and I'll be able to switch everything around whenever I want. So I can have the full right channel on one hardline tube on one side of the MB and full left channel on one of the hardline tubes on the other side of the MB, have one of each of the twin hardline tubes flashing treble off the right and left channel on either or both sides of the MB, have the whole thing flash to bass, have the mb tray flash treble hardlines bass and res rear channel, etc. etc. It's going to be quite a lighting toy hehEdited by Mystriss - 2/7/16 at 12:40pm