Fan Orientation and Ugliness.

scoobert

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I like this look of this water block a lot. I've seen it in a couple of builds, and it looks really good. However, I have no idea what "Deep Cool" is. Never hear of them.

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Been using the deepcool aio's in a couple builds for a couple years with no issues at all. The one you linked to is the captain series and the early versions of that model did have a few issues, but they resolved them pretty quick.

Also just put another Deepcool in the a new build I just started. The 360EX in white. So far its having zero issues with handling the 3900x

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DWD1961

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Been using the deepcool aio's in a couple builds for a couple years with no issues at all. The one you linked to is the captain series and the early versions of that model did have a few issues, but they resolved them pretty quick.

Also just put another Deepcool in the a new build I just started. The 360EX in white. So far its having zero issues with handling the 3900x

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Nice looking build. What model is that Deep Cool block? I actually like the one that looks like a nuclear power tower or something like that--lol. I may have gotten that DP too, except they didn't have all white, and for some reason, I wanted to build and all white design, or as much as possible. I wanted white hoses too. lol
 

scoobert

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Nice looking build. What model is that Deep Cool block? I actually like the one that looks like a nuclear power tower or something like that--lol. I may have gotten that DP too, except they didn't have all white, and for some reason, I wanted to build and all white design, or as much as possible. I wanted white hoses too. lol

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CPU block is part of the Castle 360 EX. http://www.gamerstorm.com/product/CPULIQUIDCOOLER/2019-09/1286_12247.shtml , the nuclear tower one is the Captain series. http://www.gamerstorm.com/product/CPULIQUIDCOOLER/2019-07/1286_11564.shtml But i dont think they make a 120mm model. The smallest they make is a 240.

I to wanted to try and go pretty much all white. But unlike Intel you cant get a all white x570 board, they just dont make them. I even bought white hose covering for the cooler hoses but didnt put it on because it kinda mixed in with the other black in the case, like the mobo. Since I have mostly the deepcool rgb fans I decided color just doesnt matter as much and based the build around the team colors.

Still have some more work to do (wiring changes and replace the pcie riser cable) and hope to get it all finished this weekend, then get some better pictures of it.

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DWD1961

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CPU block is part of the Castle 360 EX. http://www.gamerstorm.com/product/CPULIQUIDCOOLER/2019-09/1286_12247.shtml , the nuclear tower one is the Captain series. http://www.gamerstorm.com/product/CPULIQUIDCOOLER/2019-07/1286_11564.shtml But i dont think they make a 120mm model. The smallest they make is a 240.

I to wanted to try and go pretty much all white. But unlike Intel you cant get a all white x570 board, they just dont make them. I even bought white hose covering for the cooler hoses but didnt put it on because it kinda mixed in with the other black in the case, like the mobo. Since I have mostly the deepcool rgb fans I decided color just doesnt matter as much and based the build around the team colors.

Still have some more work to do (wiring changes and replace the pcie riser cable) and hope to get it all finished this weekend, then get some better pictures of it.

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After actually getting the Enermax 240, which is all white with white hoses, I thought it would look better with black hoses so you don't really see them anyway. It's really hard to go all white. One thing that saves my white build is that my MB is ITX and very small. So even though it's black and silver, it's small. I wanted to get a white ITX but no such thing.

Since I'm using Noctua Redux fans, I have had to paint them also. I'm in the process of that right now. I'm using the Phanteks Halos LED fan covers, but they too are black. Sooooo, I'm also in the process of painting those white, too. And by process, I mean doing it right. Sanding and cleaning them with 1000 grit, then alcohol to remove all dust and debris, then laying down several coasts of Rustolium plastic safe primer. That takes a few days because you can only respray during the first hour, or after 24 hours, given a 75 degree outside temp and 50% humidity. Then, I go back and resand any imperfections out of the primer, recoat, and then again look for lint etc., and sand and recoat again. Then I have to lay down the overcoat, and the same recoat applies to that also. After 48 hours, check for blemishes, lint, etc, and sand and recoat again, if necessary. another 48 hours, rinse and repeat. On plastic, the paint doesn't cure for 7 days. So, I'll wait another 5-7 days before I put them all together.

I'm just painting the outside carriage of the Noctua fans, since the blades are not removable. That's the best I can do. I have one set completed and it looks pretty good. The paint is smooth and nice. With the Halos fan LED covers on, you only see the outside of the fans, except for the blades. Those are dark gray, but nothing I could do about that. Hopefully all painting and reassembling will be done by Mid next week. I had to disassemble the Halos frames and take out the guts before painting. I've also noticed that the Halos fans covers LEDS are quite visible on the opposite side of the fan, but you can see the individual LEDS. That's not a bad thing, but I think if I install them backwards, so the LEDS are facing the side wall and bouncing back out, it will diffuse them enough so you only see a nice ring glow. It will rediuce the brightness, but if it doesn't reduce it too much, it could prove to be really worth turning them backwards in the Halos frame. I've gone ahead and primered the back of the Halos in order to spray white around the inner ring area to make it more reflective. Another step added. I'll also have to take out y other Halos and repaint the interior of it unless it doesn't make a difference. But having a white background reflector I think may make a difference.

It's been a major pain in the ass, and I still haven;t gotten my strip lights nor cabling done, or near done. I hope it is worth it when I'm finished.
 
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scoobert

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It's been a major pain in the ass, and I still haven;t gotten my strip lights nor cabling done, or near done. I hope it is worth it when I'm finished.
Sounds like it will be, please post up some pics when its done.
 
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