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31 May 2010   #1431
hitman000

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snakeyeskm View Post
Just for flushing out your pump.
Yup, I just wasnt sure weather it had to be distilled water or something lol. I might buy some clear tubing and get a different colour fluid maybe bright orange or something not really a fan of the green.

Cheers.


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01 Jun 2010   #1432
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

So... I've been planning a case mod for a few months now, and I'm slowly but surely finding all the parts I need.

So far, here is where I stand:
Clear perspex panel - already have
4x 120mm Zalman green LED fans - already have
Round hole mesh panel - awaiting delivery
Black cable sleeving kit - awaiting delivery

I'm going to strip my case and spray all interior panels in a matt-black, sleeve all my cables, replace the front fan cover with mesh (which I'm also going to spray black), and sort out the side panel.

As for the side panel, I need some help deciding which way to actually do this... I have the perspex, although I'm not sure whether or not I'll actually use it or not. I've ordered extra mesh as well, although I'm not sure how much of it I'll actually use...

I have two ideas for the side panel:

Firstly I could use the perspex and cut holes for mounting two of the 120mm fans with covers made out of the black mesh (to match the front). This way I can use my dremmel to engrave a cool design into the perspex (like a dragon or tribal tattoo or something), which will then 'glow' with the lights in my case.

Otherwise I was also thinking of simply replacing the entire side panel window with black mesh, and not use any perspex.. This way would be better for airflow, and would be much easier to do, but I'm not quite sure how it will look. One benefit here is that I won't have as much light shining out the side of my case as the perspex will allow.

Any votes? Perspex or no perspex? Hopefully I should get the last few components in about a week, then I can start putting some pictures up as I go along.
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01 Jun 2010   #1433
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Am leaning towards the black mesh, it's definitely a personal preference.

You could always do both and switch them when you get bored with one.

Mine has a 70% tinted window with vent slots in a third of it. Nice as it dims the fan lites, when I manage to turn them on.
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01 Jun 2010   #1434
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Am leaning towards the black mesh, it's definitely a personal preference.

You could always do both and switch them when you get bored with one.

Mine has a 70% tinted window with vent slots in a third of it. Nice as it dims the fan lites, when I manage to turn them on.



That's an excellent idea!
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02 Jun 2010   #1435
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Am leaning towards the black mesh, it's definitely a personal preference.

You could always do both and switch them when you get bored with one.

Mine has a 70% tinted window with vent slots in a third of it. Nice as it dims the fan lites, when I manage to turn them on.



That's an excellent idea!
Yeah, I definitely like that idea... I think I'll do the mesh side panel first though, it'll take quite a bit of work to engrave my design into the perspex, I don't want to rush it. Now it's just waiting for the mesh to arrive.. Grrr... I hate waiting.
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02 Jun 2010   #1436
apollodominion

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I am a traitor!!!!! im moving to AMD all!! AMD
Old pc for now and last intel pc i will get
Core i7 980x and will move too AMD Phenom 2/3 l8er X6+
and from Geforce GTX480s SLI to 2x Radeon 5870 in Quad Crossfire

Price margin in Australia is big!!!!! AMD phenom2 X6 1090T $320
Intel Core i7 980x $1400

Nvidia Geforce GTX480 $800
Amd Readon 5870 $680
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02 Jun 2010   #1437
Snakeyeskm

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollodominion View Post
I am a traitor!!!!! im moving to AMD all!! AMD
Old pc for now and last intel pc i will get
Core i7 980x and will move too AMD Phenom 2/3 l8er X6+
and from Geforce GTX480s SLI to 2x Radeon 5870 in Quad Crossfire

Price margin in Australia is big!!!!! AMD phenom2 X6 1090T $320
Intel Core i7 980x $1400

Nvidia Geforce GTX480 $800
Amd Readon 5870 $680
Interesting move specially from an Core i7 980x. Any particular reason? Not that you need any, just curious.
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02 Jun 2010   #1438
HILLBILLY

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snakeyeskm View Post
That's a very efficient system you are building, cost versus performance. Would be great to see your final set up and overclock if any.
I feel for you on the PSU. PSU problems are a nightmare (at least for me) to diagnose and frequently result in builders taking the wrong path before realizing that it is the PSU causing the problems. It's happened so many times to me, that I now go for overkill on the PSU.
Best of luck.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
That's a really nice build, too bad about the PSU, always gotta be something.
14 days to wait for the replacement, that's painful.

Congrats to you and your mate.
lol Diagnosing the GX750 was rather easy, considering the loud clicking sound it would emit before shutting everything off...
My 650 however I had to test in another system... and it was a pain in the backside diging that test system out of the shed.
And thanks fellas He's dropping it off at my place on his way to work, his GX 750 replacement arrived at the post office today so I'll install that for him, and maybe take a few dozen pics to upload here...


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Am leaning towards the black mesh, it's definitely a personal preference.

You could always do both and switch them when you get bored with one.

Mine has a 70% tinted window with vent slots in a third of it. Nice as it dims the fan lites, when I manage to turn them on.
Brilliant idea. So brilliant I think I may do that when I Decide to mod a case.
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02 Jun 2010   #1439
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snakeyeskm View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollodominion View Post
I am a traitor!!!!! im moving to AMD all!! AMD
Old pc for now and last intel pc i will get
Core i7 980x and will move too AMD Phenom 2/3 l8er X6+
and from Geforce GTX480s SLI to 2x Radeon 5870 in Quad Crossfire

Price margin in Australia is big!!!!! AMD phenom2 X6 1090T $320
Intel Core i7 980x $1400

Nvidia Geforce GTX480 $800
Amd Readon 5870 $680
Interesting move specially from an Core i7 980x. Any particular reason? Not that you need any, just curious.
I'm curious as well. Why downsize if you already have that hardware?

And 2x 5870 is still crossfire...




*****

BTW, some very nice looking rigs since I've last checked in here
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02 Jun 2010   #1440
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snakeyeskm View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollodominion View Post
I am a traitor!!!!! im moving to AMD all!! AMD
Old pc for now and last intel pc i will get
Core i7 980x and will move too AMD Phenom 2/3 l8er X6+
and from Geforce GTX480s SLI to 2x Radeon 5870 in Quad Crossfire

Price margin in Australia is big!!!!! AMD phenom2 X6 1090T $320
Intel Core i7 980x $1400

Nvidia Geforce GTX480 $800
Amd Readon 5870 $680
Interesting move specially from an Core i7 980x. Any particular reason? Not that you need any, just curious.
I'm curious as well. Why downsize if you already have that hardware?

And 2x 5870 is still crossfire...




*****

BTW, some very nice looking rigs since I've last checked in here
I have to agree there... I've been an AMD fanboy for many years now (since back in the day an AMD 4600+ ate my Intel P4 3.0GHz HT for breakfast, I still had more RAM and a better GPU), but IF I had an i7, especially a 980x i7, I would hang onto it until AMD brought out their tri-channel RAM setups. As far as I know, AMD still haven't done anything about that just yet...
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