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February 26, 2013 7:04:22 AM

hello guys i'm going to be building my second rig cpu with be a i73930k with a corsair h100i to keep it cool paired with a gtx 690 but my question is would you help me with a green theme im going with the 800d and i would like it a beautiful green colour could you help me pick components and leds i live in the uk and preferably would like from amazon

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 26, 2013 8:06:53 AM

ciaranmc2011 said:
hello guys i'm going to be building my second rig cpu with be a i73930k with a corsair h100i to keep it cool paired with a gtx 690 but my question is would you help me with a green theme im going with the 800d and i would like it a beautiful green colour could you help me pick components and leds i live in the uk and preferably would like from amazon

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mb.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
green led kit one meter.
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/case_accessories/hue
rgb led unit.
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/fan_control/sentry_mix
fan controler.
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/case_fans/fz-120mm_led
case fans.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyT-M8voCEc
green led ram.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afxStNFDmpA
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3026/lit-88/Green_LED...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zalman-Z11-Plus-Tower-PC-Gami...
a c 106 B Homebuilt system
February 26, 2013 8:33:49 AM

One thing I have found when making an aesthetically pleasing rig is too not go overboard with LED's. I have two Bitfenix LED strips in my rig that light up every corner of the case in harsh red light, result looks fairly ugly. I ended up disconnecting them (wasting about $30 that could have gone elsewhere) and the LED's mounted in my waterblock and side 200m fan give a much better effect.
Its all about a balance between light and shadow, if the rig is lit up like a Christmas tree, it will look tacky and will highlight every ugly spot in the case.

Custom water-cooling with green tubing would be pretty nice and would help with the extremeness of the rig. The XSPC Raystorm Acetal version has LED mounts inside it which give of a very neat underglow effect around the CPU socket. So do the Raystorm GPU blocks.
You'v got the case and apparent budget for it, might as well.

Can give a good recommendation to that NZXT fan controller, have the thing myself and love it. Though good luck finding one, I think its gone out of production.
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February 26, 2013 8:54:50 AM
February 26, 2013 8:56:12 AM

manofchalk said:
One thing I have found when making an aesthetically pleasing rig is too not go overboard with LED's. I have two Bitfenix LED strips in my rig that light up every corner of the case in harsh red light, result looks fairly ugly. I ended up disconnecting them (wasting about $30 that could have gone elsewhere) and the LED's mounted in my waterblock and side 200m fan give a much better effect.
Its all about a balance between light and shadow, if the rig is lit up like a Christmas tree, it will look tacky and will highlight every ugly spot in the case.

Custom water-cooling with green tubing would be pretty nice and would help with the extremeness of the rig. The XSPC Raystorm Acetal version has LED mounts inside it which give of a very neat underglow effect around the CPU socket. So do the Raystorm GPU blocks.
You'v got the case and apparent budget for it, might as well.

Can give a good recommendation to that NZXT fan controller, have the thing myself and love it. Though good luck finding one, I think its gone out of production.


Thanks mate then I will rely souly on the case fans and forget the leds. watercooling is out of the question mate i'm to scared :pt1cable: 
February 26, 2013 8:58:23 AM
a c 106 B Homebuilt system
February 26, 2013 9:02:20 AM

:D 
What could be scary about running water through the most electrically active and expensive machine (likely) in your house?

Plus, you get awesome aesthetics like this.

I need to take new glamour shots of my rig, this one is quite old and doesn't feature my recent culling of LED lights.

Oh yes, if you want a very good result, have a look at custom sleeving your cables.
February 26, 2013 9:05:04 AM

manofchalk said:
:D 
What could be scary about running water through the most electrically active and expensive machine (likely) in your house?

Plus, you get awesome aesthetics like this.
http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o537/Manofchalk/IMG_20120925_090011.jpg
I need to take new glamour shots of my rig, this one is quite old and doesn't feature my recent culling of LED lights.

Oh yes, if you want a very good result, have a look at custom sleeving your cables.



In my eyes watercoolers are artist lol but i'm no vincent van gogh haha
February 26, 2013 9:27:01 AM

manofchalk said:
:D 
What could be scary about running water through the most electrically active and expensive machine (likely) in your house?

Plus, you get awesome aesthetics like this.
http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o537/Manofchalk/IMG_20120925_090011.jpg
I need to take new glamour shots of my rig, this one is quite old and doesn't feature my recent culling of LED lights.

Oh yes, if you want a very good result, have a look at custom sleeving your cables.


If you have to the time and you are willing to do it could you make a step by step video on youtube on how to do it all the ones I have looked at is double dutch to me and could you recommend the components i would need if you can mate appreciate it
a c 106 B Homebuilt system
February 26, 2013 9:44:08 AM

Water-cooling or cable sleeving?

Because with the water I can link to several good video tutorials, and can point you in the right direction and help on picking loop components. Dont have the time to make a video tutorial though.
Cable sleeving, no idea personally. That red 24pin cable is a cheaters way of doing it, its just a Bitfenix sleeved extension cable :p .
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