The motherboard allows me to control the voltage of each fan header, so it's a large bank for the radiator fans and separate headers for the exhaust fan and pump.
The leds themselves are bright and red, had they been white through a red substrate then a film would definitely work. I'd have to desolder the leds from the MB and solder on new ones which is something I'm capable of but maybe at the next level, when I decide to upgrade this or build another, I'll go truly all out and custom.
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I like that idea, the red was bothering me, but sadly the motherboard also has red LEDs that can't be turned off so in a way it matches. But for a cleaner look, I might make that PSU window into something else.
For the first build, I wanted to keep everything as simple as I could.
I had no issues with building inside the case due to the glass. There were little tweaks that I did have to make to the case to get things to fit nicely.
1. remove the sliding top fan mount and bend its holder back (or else the top rad inlet and outlet ports would hit it)
2. Used a dremel to make 2 notches for screws on the front radiator mounting holes (the default position makes the radiator just a hair too tall where the outlet and inlet ports will hit the top radiator. )
3. Drilled out holes on the bottom of the case to mount the radiator/pump holder.
That was all I did to modify the case.
The monitors ran my old dual gtx660 setup. I figured they can last a few more months till I hopefully see some good black friday or cyber monday deals on 1440p g sync monitors.
I totally see the lack of aesthetics there but the angle was strange and it was a pain enough to secure a proper place for the radiator in the first place so it was a meh decision. Thanks for liking it!
Its basically a clamp with the two aluminium bars. The screws are just squeezing the bar and radiator together onto the top of the case structure. I didn't have to drill any holes on top of the case.
I read the olive oil was great for getting the bending cord in and out of the hard tubing so it was there, but the bending cord went in and out pretty easily.
I wouldnt say either is better. Just a matter of convenience in running cables to a central location and knowing that I can control each bank of fans easily.
It is really for gaming and just a dream to accomplish that I've had since I was a kid looking at crazy computer builds.
The wife supplied the TV and helped mount it to the wall. She has her own desk and setup behind mine and just has to turn around to watch netflix or twitch on it.
Dusty is a straight-eared scottish fold. If you mean mount the reservoir with the bracket to the radiator's 120mm holes. I wanted to do that, but the hole/passthrough built into the case wasn't long enough and would require cutting.
I wanted to do a custom backlit label or something for the front mount area, but I might just get another SSD for there.
From completely off to functional with quick boot disabled to the lock screen on windows 10, around 6 seconds.
They are 5 year old holdovers until I see some good deals come back friday and my wallet recovers a bit.
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In terms of the performance, overclocking ability without making my room a sauna, and absolute silence, I'd say it was well worth it over my old air cooled PC.
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The plan is to get 3 of those come black friday.
I did use a 90 degree mandrel to start out with, but as I got used to it, I just did it by feel.
It was more frustrating to bend the tubes. I have a box of failed bends. It took a while to develop a feel and patience for it.
Temps sit around 43 degrees Celsius under load. I only have a mild overclock on the gpu and cpu. I had originally been waiting to see other's overclocking results to replicate but any game I play doesn't go under 100fps on my full span, 5760x1080 resolution.
I have an unhealthy attachment to PCI express lanes.... I know it's pointless to go X16 on both sli slots but now I can say I have dedicated lanes for both cards and the m.2