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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

The GPU shroud gets its first lick of paint.







And the face plate kindly cut for me by PARVUM.
Painting acrylic is a joyous thing,the finish comes out really good.



This S3 is going to look so slick.......

I need a case of napkins to wipe up all the drool thumb.gif
post #5432 of 22179
Much colors.
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oooh I liked the matte black finish before. New sparkly color looks cool too though.
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post #5434 of 22179
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Originally Posted by Krulani View Post

I'm setting myself up for super overkill here, because unlike his/yours I'm still doing the radiator on the top too. 3 radiators for 1 GPU and 1 of those Impact full mobo blocks, I should be able to run the fans at incredibly low speed. I think (and hope) the DCP 4.0 pump that i bought can push through all of that by inself without bogging down.

Added: Also, I bought the left side door with the standard window with ventilation, so that the radiator gets more than 1-2mm's of "breathing" room. I would like to keep it all housed in the HDD bay. I'll cut holes for the rad, and 2 smaller holes for the in/out ports of the radiator.

I also do use 3 radiators, but I think you're going for three dual radiators so that's even more overkill than mine. I currently have an RX240 with push/pull (flex bay), an EX240 with pull (side), and EX120 with pull (rear). Temps haven't actually improved for me before I added the RX240 into the mix, but I guess I'm already at the diminishing returns point.

I run my MCP35x at around 30~40% (1800~2500RPM), so your DCP 4.0 should be more than adequate. As long as you don't add any more blocks (if you move out of itx), that pump is ideal for small loops.
    
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post #5435 of 22179
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oooh I liked the matte black finish before. New sparkly color looks cool too though.

Its not new,its the same paint,one with normal light and one with direct light.
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Its not new,its the same paint,one with normal light and one with direct light.
Wha--what is this wizardry?
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post #5437 of 22179
Da fuq is a light?

Anyway looks good BNEG.

I took a spare 5.25" bay single cover and drilled a couple of holes in it to attach my AQ PA2. Then I flipped it around and installed it on the inside of the case with a regular unmodified slot cover on the front.

post #5438 of 22179
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Da fuq is a light?

Anyway looks good BNEG.

I took a spare 5.25" bay single cover and drilled a couple of holes in it to attach my AQ PA2. Then I flipped it around and installed it on the inside of the case with a regular unmodified slot cover on the front.


i was going to do this for my multiswitch
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post #5439 of 22179
Time to add another Canuck to the list wink.gif Just finished assembling my very first caselabs case a S8+Pedestal Combo thumb.gif

Build Link: [Build Log] Project GP Strongbox (Haswell-E, Caselabs S8+Pedestal)
Once it warms up here some painting and air brushing can begin biggrin.gif
Edited by Rollergold - 3/15/14 at 11:15pm
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post #5440 of 22179
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This may take a while to explain, but I'll add some pictures for clarification. Note that the PSU pictured is just for fitting purposes and any scratches on the rads were before I painted them.

So with the S3, the only way to fit a radiator and a set of fans on the HDD bay is to have a 30mm-thick rad and 25mm-thick fans. Shadow_Foxx used a 30mm-thick rad, while my XSPC EX240 is sadly 35mm thick. In order to make things fit, I had to place my fans on the other side of the bay, which is where the PSU resides (see Picture1). Due to the thickness of the fans, the PSU had to be moved in order to even mount the PSU (see Picture2), which required the drilling of a few holes at the rear panel. Now due to the fans being on the PSU side, I couldn't place my SSD as it would rest on top of the fan's frame and the motherboard tray would be raised up a few mm (see Picture3 and 4). To solve this, I ended up using some double-sided tape to mount my SSD under my HDD (see Picture5).

Since the S5 is a lot wider than the S3, I don't think you would encounter any of these issues if you decided to have a side-mounted radiator on there. As for your side panel, they already have replacement panels that you can buy: http://www.caselabs-store.com/s5-standard-window-door-with-ventilation/ The price does hurt a bit, so I'm holding off on buying one for my S3 until I save up some cash. The rear and front vents do provide adequate air to the side, but it's not as optimal as having the ventilated side panel.

Here are the pictures:







Thanks so much for that!d
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