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Hey guys, haven't been popping by very often lately, but that's because I actually left my rig alone for about 6 months. Very unusual for me, but anyway. I'm moving soon, and decided my behemoth of a 690 should probably be taken down. Reasons -

1 - Dust penetrating every orifice, clean or die type stuff
2 - ran 6 months no clamps
3 - ran 6 months straight tap water no additives
4 - the thing weighs a ton

So I moved all my gear sans water cooling into a Centurion for now until after the move. Oh, and by the way, running clamp-less went trouble free, even with 1/2 ID tubing on 1/2" barbs. And surprisingly, the tap water had absolutely no ill effects. No scum, nothing. I mean, I always kept an eye on the res, but still expected my Apogee to be gunked up to some degree, but it was cleaner than it's ever been before after taking down the loop. Anyway, some may remember me posting pics of my case previously in this thread, but I figure while I have it torn apart again, I might do a complete overhaul. Do some things I wanted to do before but didn't have the patience at the time. I have access to dirty cheap powder coating (as long as the guy doesn't lose his job their anytime soon), in nearly any colour. I was thinking of redoing my 690, but something a little more radical. I was thinking an orange pearl interior, satin black motherboard tray and 5.25" bays, white sides, krylon the plastic white, and leave the mesh as is. Here's how it's sitting right now -



Any opinions on the colour combo?
     
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I suggest you make it all white except for the mesh parts..

Just picture it ..

black tubing ..
black cable sleeves
black fans .. on a white interior

that's sick..

first one too ..
Edited by YaGit(TM) - 12/17/09 at 8:27am
    
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Originally Posted by YaGit™ View Post
I suggest you make it all white except for the mesh parts..

Just picture it ..

black tubing ..
black cable sleeves
black fans .. on a white interior

that's sick..

first one too ..
Kind of a storm trooper theme...I like it. Maybe some clear LED lighting, though I always seem to become annoyed with a glowing pc after a short period of time. I am not going to rush the decision though, I have a month or two to decide. I do know I want to make sure I don't do something that's already been done, and you've taken my original plan, so I am still brainstorming. My only real issue being that I am powdering the metal, but the plastic will need sprayed, and depending on the colour it may be tough to find a close match between spray and powder. I was thinking of grabbing another Swiftech rad to jam in there too, we'll see though. I have a few things on the go tying up finances, so it's hard to say.
     
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Kind of a storm trooper theme...I like it. Maybe some clear LED lighting, though I always seem to become annoyed with a glowing pc after a short period of time. I am not going to rush the decision though, I have a month or two to decide. I do know I want to make sure I don't do something that's already been done, and you've taken my original plan, so I am still brainstorming. My only real issue being that I am powdering the metal, but the plastic will need sprayed, and depending on the colour it may be tough to find a close match between spray and powder. I was thinking of grabbing another Swiftech rad to jam in there too, we'll see though. I have a few things on the go tying up finances, so it's hard to say.
yeah .. less LED .. its quite painful to the eyes for quite sometime ..

I hope the white color for powder coating (metals) and a spray paint for the plastic is not that of a hassle match..
    
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yeah .. less LED .. its quite painful to the eyes for quite sometime ..

I hope the white color for powder coating (metals) and a spray paint for the plastic is not that of a hassle match..
White should actually be fairly easy I think, I have about 30 options of white powder, so I think I'll buy the spray first, do a test piece, and then see if I can match that to one of the powder samples.
     
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Hi gotspeed, thanks for the suggestion. I decided to revise my airflow and am happy the results as thecpu temps are down by 7 degrees on the average. I was able to squeeze-in the 24-pin behind the mobo tray without making the right side panel bulge enough to be a pain. The HDD temps are stable at 34 degrees.






Edited by Gejimayu - 12/19/09 at 2:18pm
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Very nice!
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why can't motherboard power connectors just be like a 5 pin? why does it need to have so many ugly wires going to it
@Gejimayu what was my suggestion? lol
    
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you suggested that i remove hdd holders that i didn't use and spread the hdd's farther out. It made me realize that i need redo my cable management hahaha!
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