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Here is my watercooled Arc Midi R2



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Originally Posted by XSHollywood View Post

Use nothing. Take a pair of needle-nose pliers and rip the foam out from between the metal mesh and plastic frame. People get WAAAY too hung up on 'filters' for computers. Unless your computer lives in a bakery, or the high-desert, you shouldn't ever have enough dust to worry about. Just keep a medium horse-hair paintbrush in your tool box and brush the front off every now and then.

Without the foam it'll breath MUCH better. Hell, I'm getting great temps from two front intake and one rear exhaust. Bottom 140mm fan spot (between power supply and hdd/ssd cage) blocked with packing tape over the bottom filter, and kept the foam up top. The foam creates enough resistance for air to pretty much go from front to back and not leak out much. Until I decide to water-cool, I'm thinking of totally blocking the top with black posterboard. (or white) wink.gif

but not everybody is a compulsive cleaner smile.gif
plenty of people get by with once a week or once a month pointing to their vacuumcleaner and tell it to "go clean, chop chop"
You'l be amazed how fast "common household dust" accumulates... not to mention "common dorm dust" wink.gif Add a smoker to that room and the inside gets dirty & sticky very fast. smile.gif

Filters also help to keep mozzies & flies & roaches out smile.gif
post #8673 of 16132
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Here is my watercooled Arc Midi R2




Holy Crap!!! What kind of light do you have in there??? Nice rig btw! thumb.gif
post #8674 of 16132
Looks like little strip lights they're very cheap although I think bits of mine have blown/overheated/who knows. Either way some of the leds have blown frown.gif Only a few quid though
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Here is my watercooled Arc Midi R2




It would look much better if you shortened the run from the rad to the bay res. Perhaps flipping inlet and outlet on the rad around so that the run from the radiator to the res is closer to the motherboard and the run from the cpu to the rad is closer to the side panel would be cleaner (if I'm making sense at all lol.) Nice start though; I like the coolant.
Edited by failwheeldrive - 8/5/13 at 9:31am
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Looks like little strip lights they're very cheap although I think bits of mine have blown/overheated/who knows. Either way some of the leds have blown frown.gif Only a few quid though

I had bought some led strips by NZXT but they weren't too bright....I had to get some of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812551004

but I still don't think they look as bright as Dark Scabrous led's rolleyes.gif
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What led lights you are using? im thinking of making something like spotlights to shine on my components from the top corners with white lights... any suggestions?
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I used these before. 16ft for $14 is not bad at all.

http://www.amazon.com/HitLights-Flexible-Lighting-Bright-300SMD/dp/B005GL5R56/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1375721957&sr=8-6&keywords=hitlights+white+led

Although you have to make your own power connectors. There is a thread about it somewhere on here....

Here it is:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1246458/easy-cheap-led-case-lighting/0_30

Here's one that I did with hitlights LEDs

http://www.overclock.net/t/1246458/easy-cheap-led-case-lighting/270_30#post_19261715
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Originally Posted by XSHollywood View Post

Use nothing. Take a pair of needle-nose pliers and rip the foam out from between the metal mesh and plastic frame. People get WAAAY too hung up on 'filters' for computers. Unless your computer lives in a bakery, or the high-desert, you shouldn't ever have enough dust to worry about. Just keep a medium horse-hair paintbrush in your tool box and brush the front off every now and then.

Without the foam it'll breath MUCH better. Hell, I'm getting great temps from two front intake and one rear exhaust. Bottom 140mm fan spot (between power supply and hdd/ssd cage) blocked with packing tape over the bottom filter, and kept the foam up top. The foam creates enough resistance for air to pretty much go from front to back and not leak out much. Until I decide to water-cool, I'm thinking of totally blocking the top with black posterboard. (or white) wink.gif
Ok, then come to my home and you can clean the dust. Where I am it is very bad, have to dust my home every 3-4 days. It is worse in other home is even worse, were across the street from a wood mill.
I've had no dust filters and within a week, everything was covered, black has a slight whitish look.

I also have great temps, but running at low speed. More load faster speeds. All PWM, which is nice.

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What led lights you are using? im thinking of making something like spotlights to shine on my components from the top corners with white lights... any suggestions?
I use the Bitfenix Alchemy Strips White 30cm. One on the bottom and one on top behind fans. Gives a nice look.
    
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I think I'm done tinkering for a bit. It will likely stay like this for a while. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




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A couple of blemishes, I have a final order to place for appropiate fittings. There's a 1/2" to 3/8" reducer on the return line from the GPU to the res because I ran out of 45 deg 1/2" rotary barbs but I had a 3/8" barb and reducer on hand
Looks good. Some blood red dye would complete your build. thumb.gif

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Here is my watercooled Arc Midi R2 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


The blue looks really good. I would use an angled fitting to clean up that saggy tube. thumb.gif
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