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Poll Results: What option should i take for my R/H panel

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 28% of voters (15)
    Leave as is
  • 46% of voters (24)
    Cut large window (maybe logo)
  • 25% of voters (13)
    Cut indents to form X (+maybe logo)
52 Total Votes  
post #121 of 167
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Thanks FoB. Although Ceader had an interesting idea in the HAF forum about 2-way perspex so would look silver/mirrored until lit from behind which i think is an idea worth considering as well.
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post #122 of 167
Looks good so far!!! Sub'd
    
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post #123 of 167
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Thanks man. should look even better when i get it painted...gonna go for a white interior with black accents and get the outside painted blue...just to make it stand out from the crowd a little more.
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post #124 of 167
Where did you get your ferrite chokes? And is it necessary to have them? I plan on sleeving my corsair hx power supply once i get one, but i always wondered about the ferrite chokes and thought about leaving them out. I see lots of psu don't use the chokes.
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post #125 of 167
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I got mine from a company in Australia called Jaycar
http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView...e&form=KEYWORD.

Not sure if they are necessary, I contacted Corsair about it and got this response:

"You may get some noise in the Video Cards IE static or unstable graphics."

I didn't want to risk it, and since i found those small chokes that i thought looked quite good, i decided to uses them, but as you say there are lots of ppl who sleeve their cables and don't put them back on, and I never hear them complaining that their graphics are unstable because of it
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post #126 of 167
Maybe if you cut the X and use a different shade of black on some metal screening? I'm gonna have to go with leave it like it is.
It's hard for me to picture anything on that side as I never see it.
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post #127 of 167
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Thanks Bri, and thanks for leaving some comments.

Although so far the poll is favoring leave as is...i'm actually swinging towards doing something....mainly because I'm planning to paint the exterior a royal blue colour, and from a suggestion on another forum, think that the side would look really good with some 2-way silver reflective/mirrored plexi behind it.... using the same plexi to cover the L/H panel as well.
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post #128 of 167
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So I've finally got around to starting to cut my case...its sort of sitting in bits, but i've left most of it together cos i cant face gutting her completely just yet.

Here is the progress I've made on the bottom tray, which is where i'll be installing a 240 Rad.

Here is my layout:



And here it is after the rough cuts:



I have since tidied the edges up with a file. I'm thinking of bogging up some of the honeycomb holes between where the Rad will be and the mesh directly below the PSU, but need to find a product that is suitable to be powder coated.

On a secondary matter, took my rad out to see how it fitted and noticed that the fins are a bit shoddy? anyone think it is worth sending it back to the store?? I didn't get it form a local store, so would probably have to fork out for postage...just wondering if it is worth it.

This is the best pic i could take of it:



To me it looks like the fins are way to thin and that they aredistorted because of it.

I realise that the fins are better thinner in order to convect heat away from the water, but i don't like having parts that aren't as they should be...
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post #129 of 167
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I finally managed to get my preferred e-tailer to replace the 240 rad under warranty, ended up having to quote the fair-trading act to them (never underestimate the power of legal jargon/bull****)

Sent them these pics as well




To illustrate that the rad really was a factory second and should never have passed QC. Plus its the technical details that helps, as the product was advertised as "sub 8 fpi", whereas I was able to show that parts of rad were 8fpi and therefore the product was not as advertised.

Anyways, have just put a rather large order in to MDPC-x for new sleeving for a re-do of this project.

The case itself has been completely disassembled and is now waiting for some more and rather substantial modifications (pics shortly).

The WC VGA waterblock I want is apparently about 2.5 weeks away, which is when i plan to order all my new parts. I have a wish list written out, but will wait till i have ordered until I post what they are. I am planning on replacing everything except the HDDs. This gives me a timeframe of about 3 weeks to get the case modded, stripped of paint (internal and external), repainted, and reassembled. Time to pull my finger out of my proverbial ***

As a teaser, i was planning on getting an EVGA classified as i have been ing over that MB ever since i laid eyes on it. Only problem is that it is now a bit dated (doesn't have USB 3.0 or 6Gb SATA) so have something else in mind...little bit heart broken about it though, as i really liked the idea of having some EVGA stuff, as i haven't owned any of their products before. But at least that might give you some clues as to the quality of the build I am planning.

My aim is to have GPU, CPU and chipsets watercooled in one loop, powered by 2 Swiftech MCP355 pumps in series (as shown previously) and cooled with a 360 and a 240 radiators. CPU waterblock will be the aforementioned Swiftech Apogee XT, with GPU and chipset blocks from EK.
Edited by MIH - 7/2/10 at 1:41pm
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post #130 of 167
Where you measured is not 8 fpi, but one more inch down is.

EDIT: I missed the picture one up. Disregard.
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