Here Is something New !
I think they call that a moving part? I wouldn't know, this case has never done this before.
I unplugged it immediately and called an exorcist!
I had a pretty productive weekend. just for fun, I redid the final pipes to the GPU's in ridged Copper. I put O rings on the outside in a pattern.
I think it looks alright. The pipe was just small enough to fit in my drill, so I was able to polish it like crazy.
I also decided to put the SSD in front of the mother board. This serves multiple purposes, It helps hid a lot of the manky wires
that go to the front panel, It's helps with my Corsair advertising and I just think it looks cool. It's cooper! get used to it.
Notice some strange colors in that last picture? I put most / All of the lighting in the case. I really wanted to improve on the previous lighting jobs that I had done.
I don't want any direct line of sight on any of the LEDs. I was able to do that unless you are below the case and look up. There are still some light reflections,
because of all the shiny stuff. I used 2 separate Hue controllers so I could have more options. From the start me and Sam had decided to be more minimalistic on the lighting.
I'm still paying for the sin's of my last build. As a matter of fact I stole one of the Hue Controllers from Bender and it has so many lights that It didn't make much difference.
I set this up in lighting zones. I trimmed as much height off of the radiator / lighting shield as possible. It has a 45 degree place to mount 2 passes of LED's aiming at the components.
Then I ran it around the Rad with an angle in the back for 2 passes. I really like how this worked out. with the depth of the Rad in a push/ pull, any lighting mounted in the top front
of the case would be partially blocked. the first few pictures is the back zone only.
I'll fix the light leak on the right side of the Rad. I'll have to play with this quite a bit until I'm happy, so don't pay much attention to the colors at this point. Just goofing around to see what it would do.
Also the brightness is up high in these pictures. It will most likely be much lower in the final product.
I really like the front to back light separation that I am getting from this setup. Now I'll turn on the front lighting for full volume.
I have to straighten those stupid O rings out a little more. ha ha you always notice the little things after the pictures are done.
I may need some more LED's to light the company Logo's, but I'll hold off on that for a while. When my wife looked at it,
she almost made me sleep on the couch because the fans didn't lite up. Damn you can't please every one, can you?
Trying to explain to her that this case wasn't really designed to be a lighting show case did no good.
She came up with 4 ideas that caused 12 more problems and Finally gave up. Dx
Ya you know what that's for. I went around and made a final check to see if all the fittings were tight. when I got done, I looked over and there was one lonely O ring laying on the work bench?
#%*&%## hmmm I wonder which one of those fitting that goes to? After Checking a couple of the last few fittings I had put together, I pulled off one of the O rings and looked at it compared to the extra One. They were not the same exact size - Ohh thank God! it's an extra one from the GPU piping. That had me worried, these Ghost fittings don't like to come apart where they are supposed to so,
taking them back apart can be a pain.
I'm just running distilled water for leak testing. I don't want to waste any of my fancy English water to do testing. I'll save you the obligatory pictures of the paper towels while leak testing. Zero leaks which is all part of the plan.
I'll get a little Photo flo this week to clear the bubbles and put in the Mayhems ulta pure H20. I'm not quite ready to fire up the whole rig yet, but as you can see I am getting closer.