Level 10 GT - Water Cooling Build
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April 1, 2012, 01:31 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
My System Specs
Well I found some time today to pick away at a few more things I was debating on doing with this build.
I wanted to paint the RX120 rad since it had a few chips in it (bought it used), and I had to decide what I was going to use for fans. One thing led to another and I decided to paint the fans too.
First I attacked the RX120 rad. I masked off the fins to ensure no paint would coat them and degrade heat dissipation qualities. Then I just rolled up some brown packing paper and 'screwed' them into the holes. Good to go.
Then I pulled the box of misc PC fans out of the closet. I figured my best choice would be a set of Scythe S-Flex fans I've been hanging on to. They have a superior bearing design and are very quiet when tuned down. However..... I wanted to paint the blades red. That should be simple enough right?
EFFFFFFFF!!!!! These things look like they're not made to take apart.
I didn't want to spend all kinds of time masking the shroud off and have them end up looking bad due to a crappy paint job, so I had to figure something else out.
I scrapped the Scythe idea and ripped into some old 120mm cooler masters. They'll do the trick I suppose.
More pics to come later tonight once the paint dries.
My System Specs
Maximus V Formula - Crosshair V Formula
i7-3770K OC'd to 4.6 GHz - 1100T @ stock
8GB Corsair Vengence DDR3-1600 CL7 - 4GB Crucial
2x PowerColor HD7970 3GB CF OC'd to 1100 MHz core, 6000 MHz mem - Powercolor TurboDuo HD7790 1GB
Intel 520 240GB + 2 x WD 640GB Black - Intel X25-M 80GB + WD 1.5TB Green
XFX Black Edition 1000W - Silverstone Decathon 750W
Corsair Carbide Air 540 - Silverstone LC13B-E
Asus ROG Phoebus - N/A
3 x 22" in Eyefinity - 46" Philips
Win7 Ultimate x64 on both
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