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sebyg666

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Hello everyone,
there doesnt seem to be any section on lighting. I'm new to the forum but not new to wcuk. i buy all my stuff from here.
Now my question is what do people use to brighten up there rigs. im currently using " Revoltec Cold Cathode 10cm (4") Twin-Set - UV Rev. 2" found here with some UV blue coolant but it doesnt seem to be enought and my rig looks all dark and grim. I could probably do with replacing my coolant anyway and get some more lighting. Just wanted to know mostly what is best ;
  • millions of LED's?
  • or More cold cathodes?
  • and whats a really good coolant to enhance the lighting? UV or non-UV? (i dont really want to mix it myself. i'd like off the shelf coolant.)
I'd really like it to glow in the dark without too many things in there as cable tidying is getting difficult. Also would coloured pipes help? i'm currently using clear ones and hoping the coolant is enought for colour. I've seen alot of pics of peoples rigs all over the web and they all look really bright. i think good lighting livens up a rig alot. Feel free to post any advice. thanks.

Seb.

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Hi Seby

i use Led strips as i like the thresh clean look. :roll:
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UV tubing does help the uv effect in the dark,try some of these for a more subtle effect.
http://www.watercool...LEDs_19341.html

Andy

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sebyg666

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Damn thats nice and bright, awsome looking machine too. thanks alot for the advice. i kinda figured LED's would be the way to go.
What about coolant? i suppose just stick to blue UV coolant with the blue UV LED strip?

i was also looking for a back plate for my BFG GTX260 graphics card, i e-mailed EK but they dont have any and wont custom make it for me either, i know its an old graphics card but i dont exactly have lots of money to spend and i already spent about £70 on the water block for it. any idea where i could get one or get one made for instance? (i hate the look of the chip board [-Y .)

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Thx seby :wink:

Ye them backplates are as hard to find as rocking horse S===.
You could try this which looks cosha.They are so close to your card,that you only need to drill through them,to open them up.
http://www.trubritar...60-56k-warning/
Still hard to find them plates but try this if your desperate. :wink:
http://www.evga.com/...=M020-00-000073

Another porn shot of my rig 8-o)
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sebyg666

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yeah i had a look at those plates. i watched the you-tube video and only 4 holes around the gpu with some drilling will fit, the rest aren't apparently aligned well enough. doesn't help i don't actually own a drill lol. kids cost too much. but ill keep it as an option, was thinking of maybe cutting one out of plastic like acrylic or something. not keen on that big red E on it, if it was blue it might be ok lol #-o . (yeah I'm picky.) I mostly want it for aesthetics, i know they can play a part in channeling the heat from the GPU but my WC system seems to keep it running at 40 C and under even under load (this is after coolant has hit the CPU). And by the way. that system of yours looks bitching too. I looked at all the picks on the forum. some very nice rigs indeed. love some of the laser cuts and paint jobs, wish i had the funds to go nuts on a rig. Anyway thanks allot for all the advice, I'm sure I'll be asking for more in the future :roll: .

thanks Andy.





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