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Yeah the black was the way to go. Shoulda just left it alone. Haha.

All in good fun. A little trial and error goes a long way. thumb.gif

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I apologize for the lack of updates. Work this week has been a bit crazy due to attempting to cram 5 days of work into 4 days. But updates are coming that I can promise. The PPCS order came through last night via next day air UPS. Now that I have the final bit of parts I have a bit of catching up to do. I did replace the small extenders on both the 90 degree fitting on the mid plate and both the M2M adapters on the front 360 rad. I'll post pics later tonight. Next up is putting the 480 back in since I had to remove it to wiggle the front flex bay back in and then reattach all the tubing in the main compartment. Also picked up another 250gig SSD since the old corsair one I've had for years went kaput. I just need to finish the tubes in the rad compartment, mount and attach the pumps, and then start with the cables. Oh and also finish up the last SLI bridge on my top two cards. Hopefully I'll be able to get some knocked out tonight and regardless I'll post another update before bed. But alas now back to work. I'm playing hooky from work while sitting in my truck during a rainstorm hahaha

EDIT: Any recommendations on LED Strips? I heard dark side ones are legit but need ones for both the top and bottom of the main chamber. I'm pretty sure they need to be 24 inches. Thanks!
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post #54 of 95
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Yeah the black was the way to go. Shoulda just left it alone. Haha.

Given the thin red ring on the fans and the thin red sleeving ... perhaps a thin red pinstripe on the black shroud to match. Just throwing it out there ... the black looks very good.
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Darkside all day everyday! thumb.gif

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I have only found 12 inch dark side white LED strips at PPCS however longer ones could be in there as it was a cursory glance. I want to try and get as much of a matching strip to the length of the upper chamber as much as possible. I may just do a google search for them and see if any other places carry them. I've been looking at those pretty much due to the fact they are dim able.

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Given the thin red ring on the fans and the thin red sleeving ... perhaps a thin red pinstripe on the black shroud to match. Just throwing it out there ... the black looks very good.

Thanks! I thought of adding some red in there but then decided that I just wanted to leave it a solid color. At this point I'm tired of pulling the Mobo in and out after all the previous changes so I'm thinking of just leaving it be. But it would look good.
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Take your Pick thumb.gif

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Thanks for the Link +REP. Don't know why i didn't see that 19 inch one in there. Probably since I looked over it in a hurry. LOL. That one should work and I can get 2 with the remote. Should do the trick. Looks like another PPCS order is coming up on payday
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Thanks for the Link +REP. Don't know why i didn't see that 19 inch one in there. Probably since I looked over it in a hurry. LOL. That one should work and I can get 2 with the remote. Should do the trick. Looks like another PPCS order is coming up on payday

Glad it helped. I am looking forward to the outcome of the build, if you couldn't tell biggrin.gif

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I may just do a google search for them and see if any other places carry them.
DazMode.com usually always has them ... in Canada anyway.
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Update from 02 Jun

Since I didn't get a chance to update last night before bed, I will do so now during lunch. Got all the tubing run for both chambers, got the pumps installed, finished the SLI bridges and other small stuff. Had to do some wiggling around with the front flex bay 360 rad, but got everything lined up and tightened down. No issues running the soft tubing underneath either. Started with some of the cable running as well. Bought some plastic cable mounts with the 3M backings to make everything look real nice. The pumps came out nice as well. Only thing to do on those is hook up the 3 pin RPM sensors to the MOBO for speedfan to monitor. (im pretty sure it can, never tried tho). Got all the fans hooked up as well to the MOBO. Each set of fans is hooked up to a header per radiator, so used some fan cable splitters. This way I can monitor and adjust the whole radiator as a whole.

Latest PPCS order


Replaced the M2F adapter on the 90 Degree, and installed the M2M adapters on front 360 rad. I gotta remember to keep cleaning this midplate. All the junk and dust from installing stuff keeps sitting on it. LOL. Im even still finding slivers from drilling and that was days ago, and the midplate was out.




Finished up the SLI bridging. Measuring and cutting those small sections of piping was a pain to make sure of no leaks.


Got all the SSD/HDD SATA cables hooked up, and all the fan cables hooked up and ran. That is also the 4+4 EPS cable extension in there as well. Still have to run the other power and extension cables.


Soft tubing and pumps installed under neath. That long tube from the top wont sit out like that, it actually tucks inside the chassis. Wanted flexibility on that one for PSU or if i needed to pull stuff in and out.



And here is the final shot of the night. Things are coming together. Next up is leak testing the loops with DW and cleaner, then once we are G2G on that one, Ill drain and fill them with the Mayhems. Then the final PSU cable installs and other small adjustments and it will be ready to fire up!
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