After looking for leds for the acrylic and realizing buying "computer leds" are way too expensive i started looking for other options. Found this through a company in Finland. I don't know the price but it should be less than 50€ for 5m of leds. These are 15,6W/m so should be plenty of lumens
The Leds can be cut every three leds and cables can be soldered on straight on the copper tabs, 8mm wide and 2,5mm high. The best thing with them is if you have a 2cm led strip or a 5m led strip all you need is 12V.
Also have milled the front acrylic, milled a 3mm gap to place the leds in, a nice tight fit.
From the top
Full 12V, probably need to run them on 8V, otherwise with 2m's of leds it will look like a nuclear power plant
As low as it goes.
Still need to sand the acrylic edges to make it more smooth and spread the light even better, but it's a good start.
Got some great news guys. After some discussions with EK Waterblocks they decided to sponsor me in this build!
Since I started water cooling I have always liked the design of the water blocks that EK provide. So it is truly an honor to work with such a great company!
This i won over at cooledpc.com but thought i would share it anyways
Pump top to add some performance
EK-DDC X-TOP CSQ - Acetal, such a buty
Waterblock for my Asus Gene-V, EK-MOSFET ASUS M5G
EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)
A bunch of fittings, some i have bought and some sponsored
EK-RES X3 150
EK-FC5X0 GTX GW Backplate - Black
Special thanks to Gregor over at EK for helping me out!
Been quite busy the last few days having time off work in order to be able to finish the mod for the competition.
Started with some motherboard raisers, was gonna machine them in aluminum but then i found this nice red Ø20mm plastic bar. Not the right red but they won't be seen after its installed and it's so easy to machine in plastic.
First i machined them to the right diameter
Drill and tap
Test fitted the pumps and the rads to check for clearance issues
All sanded and ready to get glass blasted
Glass blasted and ready to be powdercoated
It looks a bit uneven but its smudges from me fingering it, i didn't see it but it shows up in the photos, will clean it off before the final shots!
Radiator box, or whatever you would call it
Rear side of the same part