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post #8931 of 15204
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Has anyone tried the NZXT Sleeved LED light strips for case lighting?

If so, how did you attach the strip to where you wanted? any pics? much appreciated.

I use them too they are great. Gives your case nice ambient lighting instead of some glowing fans.
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post #8932 of 15204
After researching all day i think when and if i change my water block it will be one of these 2:

Metal top runs a little cooler then the clear top but both pretty close.


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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10698/ex-blc-734/EK_Supreme_HF_Universal_CPU_Liquid_Cooling_Block_w_LGA_2011_Hardware_-_Rev_3_-_Full_Copper_-_Electroless_Nickel_Plated_EK-Supreme_HF_-_Full_EN_Nickel.html?tl=g30c323s828

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post #8933 of 15204
full nickel version looks sweet. I think thats what I'd get if I were to change mine out.
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yeah i like them both but all my other EK stuff is full Nickel and Luckily all EN . I seen an old thread here and got paranoid the nickel plating was bad.Lol then realized the thread was years old and as long as you have the blocks that say EN your good to go.

Both Blocks look great and the Raystorm is also a great block but i personally dont like the looks of it.For my setup that is.I have seen the Raystorm in some builds looking great and it performs as well as the Ek HF blocks so i am by no means knocking the Raystorm.

Depending on what goes on in the next weak i may be putting tons of Venom's Parts up for sale or the whole build .
   
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post #8935 of 15204
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yeah i like them both but all my other EK stuff is full Nickel and Luckily all EN . I seen an old thread here and got paranoid the nickel plating was bad.Lol then realized the thread was years old and as long as you have the blocks that say EN your good to go.
Both Blocks look great and the Raystorm is also a great block but i personally dont like the looks of it.For my setup that is.I have seen the Raystorm in some builds looking great and it performs as well as the Ek HF blocks so i am by no means knocking the Raystorm.
Depending on what goes on in the next weak i may be putting tons of Venom's Parts up for sale or the whole build .

Just my 2 cents, neither of those blocks have much style to em
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I know its personal opinion really .I like the performance and price of the Raystorm its just not for me.I looked at a million times.I really like the swiftech blocks also but the older ones look better and the top performers seem to be the EK HF and Raystorm.If i am going to spend the cash it will probably be on one of those 2.I am also looking at pumps but want something like the MCP655 or Equivalent if i do make the changes.I really want to buy a 7970 but every time i get close to the price needed some crap happens in real life the kills the whole thing.

The good news is i just bought a bunch of new metal for modding for a great price! I different metal scrappers bringing me new shoots of metal if they find any.Finally got lucky yesterday.Got a few hundred dollars worth of stock metal for 10 bucks !! they just wanted more then the weight was worth in scrap. Lol metal is so hard to come by for me and is a fortune locally so this is huge news for me.Now if i could find a bargain like that on Polycarbonate i would be golden.

Also guys any recommendation on some changes or more mods you would like to see in Venom? I am trying to work on something for the Mesh at the moment to get rid of it without affecting temps.Also working on something else at the moment.
   
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post #8937 of 15204
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I know its personal opinion really .I like the performance and price of the Raystorm its just not for me.I looked at a million times.I really like the swiftech blocks also but the older ones look better and the top performers seem to be the EK HF and Raystorm.If i am going to spend the cash it will probably be on one of those 2.I am also looking at pumps but want something like the MCP655 or Equivalent if i do make the changes.I really want to buy a 7970 but every time i get close to the price needed some crap happens in real life the kills the whole thing.
The good news is i just bought a bunch of new metal for modding for a great price! I different metal scrappers bringing me new shoots of metal if they find any.Finally got lucky yesterday.Got a few hundred dollars worth of stock metal for 10 bucks !! they just wanted more then the weight was worth in scrap. Lol metal is so hard to come by for me and is a fortune locally so this is huge news for me.Now if i could find a bargain like that on Polycarbonate i would be golden.
Also guys any recommendation on some changes or more mods you would like to see in Venom? I am trying to work on something for the Mesh at the moment to get rid of it without affecting temps.Also working on something else at the moment.

Aah I see. Yeah I mean I am ridiculously picky so don't mind me, I just like pitching in my voice to give others ideas
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I find the raystorm is better but i am liking the ek supreme hf is also good it basically will win in the priority that you think is the best for your rig or build
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Not to keen on the plexi block bado. the full covered nickel one looks great though. Would only really go plexi if you was using coolant imo redface.gif
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I just recently recieved my corsair h50, but realised it wasnt cool enough. Did some research on some watercooling stuff including these. TechBay radiator, standard, 3x120-30 1/4"BSP, EK CPU-waterblock Supreme HF - Acetal + EN Nickel, AquaComputer pump, aquastream XT USB 12V - Ultra version, Bitspower niple, 1/4"BSPx1/2"ID, Matt Black 90°,45° and normal ones. Bitspower Q-blokk, 1/4"BSPx4, Matt Black. Bitspower waterblock, RAM, 4 DIMM, kobber/nickell, clear blue acryl. Im a first time builder, so can someone check if they fit together correctly? Or do any of you have experience with the listed products above?

Also, are compressed niples better than normal ones, is chipset coolers any good, or is it just a waste, and would EK waterblock, MOSFET, EK-MOSFET Sabertooth P67 - Acetal be any useful?


Thanks in advance

Inconvenient
Edited by Inconvenient - 2/9/12 at 4:11am
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