New Build Modding Ideas

I'm going to build a $1000-1400 build and I am going to do some minor mods.
first off, i'm wondering if i can use a fan controller to turn on/off some cold cathodes, can I?
I have a lot more questions but i want to start with that one.
:D
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  1. i forgot to add that im going to use lamptron's fc9 fan controller.
  2. You can use a fancontroller to dim cathodes, but it doesn't work very well,
    One you get to a certain wattage theres isn't enough power and rather than the whole length dimming more, the length of the lit section shortens, I'll link a vid I made when I get to a Pc
    Moto
  3. so i can't turn them on/off but i can dim them,
    but it doesnt work very well?
  4. Thats correct, you'll see what I mean on the video, I'll be home in about an hour, nightshifts :-)
    Moto
  5. alright, i'll still be up :)
  6. I used some switches I had lying around to turn my cathodes in my resses on/off, I'm pretty sure every cathode kit I've had came with a switch for them
    Moto
  7. http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q172/Motopsychojdn/th_VIDEO0003.jpg
    Yay, managed to post a link, phone doesn't normally let me hehe
    Moto
  8. if i use something like this: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13814/cpa-600/Lian_Li_4x_22mm_Bulgin_Style_Switch_Mount_Bay_Cover_-_Black.html?tl=g52c341s1476

    and 2 switches, one for on the other for off.

    will this work?
  9. nice link :)
  10. One switch per inverter, so that one switch will perform both turning the lights on and off, you normally have two cathodes from one inverter so two lights, one switch
    Moto
  11. okay so 1 switch every 2 cathodes?
    would i be able to use the switches for fans too, or would it only make them go on/off?
  12. lol i'll just buy a fan controller for the fans. 0_0
  13. Motopsychojdn said:
    One switch per inverter, so that one switch will perform both turning the lights on and off, you normally have two cathodes from one inverter so two lights, one switch
    Moto

    im gonna go to bed, i think i have the fan/cathode mod all figured out.
    i'll share my other ideas in the morning.
    :sleep:
  14. best bet hehe, you can alter the wiring to allow on/off capabilities for a fan, but once its through a controller its not wise, you'll end up frying the fan controller.
    So, fancontroller/switches sorted, what was the next idea/question? :)
    Moto
  15. catch you later then man, :)
    Moto
  16. Motopsychojdn said:
    catch you later then man, :)
    Moto

    alright time for the next mod.
    im going to get a corsair 600t case,
    but i read that the fan controller doesnt work very well.
    any ideas of what i can do to it?
  17. First off see how it actually performs for you, reviews are handy but firsthand experience is priceless, you might find that you're perfectly happy with it
    but in the event that you don't like it, or its crap, there are a million aftermarket jobs,
    drivebay, pci slot, or your can mod it into your design and have it wherever you wish,
    I put mine underneath my Rad on top of the case
    you can make out the eight knobs between the silver legs,


    Build log here to maybe give you some tips/ideas maybe
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareuk.inc&cat=13&post=311860&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0

    Moto
  18. Motopsychojdn said:
    First off see how it actually performs for you, reviews are handy but firsthand experience is priceless, you might find that you're perfectly happy with it
    but in the event that you don't like it, or its crap, there are a million aftermarket jobs,
    drivebay, pci slot, or your can mod it into your design and have it wherever you wish,
    I put mine underneath my Rad on top of the case
    you can make out the eight knobs between the silver legs,
    http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q172/Motopsychojdn/Psycho%20Rider/IMAG0327.jpg

    Build log here to maybe give you some tips/ideas maybe
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareuk.inc&cat=13&post=311860&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0

    Moto

    yeah, i guess i'll wait until i actually have the case until i decide to change the fan controller.
    ok so my next mod idea is a pretty awesome one.
    the motherboard im getting is an asus gene-z gen3.
    there is a R.O.G sticker that comes with it.
    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRArvJn0QdF19qawaVaGt_fxFCofLvnrlNHnWI78vlKhwCw7F2-hQ

    i want to put the sticker on a corsair gs800,
    like this: http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSEgf__njTsjT1IkdWftAzhTZkaaQbdLwkdEsoMhqSLF7c-Sa1TmVUVk6lN

    i think the red led fan on the psu mixed with that sticker would look awesome, your thoughts?
  19. If reds your chosen colour scheme then it may just be a nice tweak :)
    Moto
  20. well im going for a white/black/red color scheme.
    white and black for the exterior,
    red for the interior.
  21. i wanted to paint the hdd cage too, any ideas?
  22. Take it out, drill the rivets if you have to 3-4mm bit,
    sand what you can and three-four coats of your colour, sanding in between coats ofc,
    Moto
  23. Motopsychojdn said:
    Take it out, drill the rivets if you have to 3-4mm bit,
    sand what you can and three-four coats of your colour, sanding in between coats ofc,
    Moto

    that doesnt sound to hard. :D
  24. what do i need to watercool my system?
  25. nevermind, i dont think i have enough time to maintain it.
    im going to save my money/time and go with air cooling (for now).
  26. Sorry, was raiding hehe

    Watercooling is an enthusiast venture,
    the cost alone puts a lot of people off, then theres the modifying and adapting things, mainenance isn't so bad to be honest, maybe flush once a year,
    keep an eye out for leaks hehe, but check it out later when you do feel ready/can afford it :)
    Moto
  27. i definitely will, i think i'll have enough money to build my pc around march or april.
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