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New case and cooling.. opinions?

Chewy

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#1
Ive gandered/reviewed so many cases in the past week... and have decided on doing this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163073

I currently have a 240mm rad to mount on the top and just for better temps/safe mesure, I was wondering if it is a good idea to add a 120mm rad the Swiftech MCR120 Quiet Power rad onto the rear fan internally aswell (I think that would fit inside) and ofc do a duel pump like
D44ve since I have a fairly small pump and this is a huge case.

So when I first set this up I will prob have the psu facing down untill I can find me a 8pin mobo extention.. (humm, I'll check ebay). do you thin the extra 120mm rad will perform well? I mean theres going to be some hot air comming off the card even though its going to be water cooled.. will this extra 120mm rad on the rear exaust make much difference? I plan on setting it up like this..

240mm rad, res, pump, cpu, 120mm rad, gpu, pump, 240mm rad and so on... all my exaust will be going trough the rads like lol.. atleast until I can upside down mount my psu. :rockout:

I had a hard time chosing a case I was going to get the p182.. but the door/filter hinges are crap.. I heard they can stick and break quite easily.. so Im going ALL OUT.. @least for me this is going all out.. lol


Also 8 feet of tubing should be enough right?
 
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I just ordered all this stuff :D added a silverstone front led display with remote :D lol should look good when its complete.. I will add this to the case gallery.. its my computer done right.. just missing a new cpu and maybe a gpu change... Im going to sell the "old one"/parts :rockout:.
 
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Good upgrade man. Congrats


Ill never give up my Lexa it's just to sexy.:D
 

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Im not fond of the lights on the lexa and to take them out (as Ive done b4) makes it look reall shitty without led fans.. I dont like a to flashy rig and I dont want a door anymore..

This new build will still have some lights, especially with that remote/led display thing.. but I can just hang eyeglass cloth over it when I go to sleep. Im hoping I can turn the led display off with the button it has on the side.
http://virtual-hideout.net/reviews/Silverstone_MFP51/index.shtml

This case is going to look wicked when Im done.. Im going to have 3 antec blue led fans.. one in the hd area (side vents) and the other 2 as top exhausts but my rad will be just under them so my case should stay fairly dim.

heres someone with the same case.. and some leds and cathodes.. my case will be under my desk where it fits snugly /perfectly :)

Scrool down a bit to see the case.
http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1080113&page=47

I hope I have enough tubing.. I should I have about 8+ feet.
 
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#5
well im not sure why you want a fully lit style computer if you want to have it on while your sleeping?

anyway, as long as your lights are all from the led fans it is simple to adjust how bright they are and even switch the leds on and off.

just about all led fans have exposed wires for the leds that are connected to the fan wires where they go into the fan motor. just snip the + wire connected to the red wire and run it through a switch to turn it on and off without effecting the fan in any way. now if you want to control brightness simply run the led + wire through a few diodes or try using a dimmer switch for your house light switch, i never used one but im told it works fine for any current limiting job and thats all you need it a potentiometer to limit the 12v power supply. you can dim it to where it is just enough to provide power to light up or you can have full brightness with a simple turn of the knob. i would never try it for cathodes but they, and anything you want to turn off are easy to put on a small push button on/off switch from radio shack.
 

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#6
cool if I find it to bright than I have an option now :) thanks man.