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    The Final Pre-Build Thread – Buying Tomorrow

    Hey Guys,

    This is the last thread about my new build.... well ok the last thread about spec etc because I'm going to be ordering her in the morning. I've got my “final” list of components all sorted now and just wanted some final opinions incase I have missed anything out or if I need to tweak anything before going ahead with it.

    Scan custom OC Ivy Bridge Bundle:

    CPU - i5 3570k
    Cooler – Corsair H100
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    MOB – ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional
    OS – Windows 7 HP 64bit
    GPU – 3GB XFX Radeon HD 7970 Black
    PSU – Corsair 650w Enthusiast series (modular)

    Other Components:

    Case – NZXT Phantom 410 Black
    HDD – 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
    SSD – 256GB Crucial M4
    Drives – Pioneer Blu-ray Writer
    Drives – DVD Writer
    Drives – NZXT Sentry II Fan controller

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    The only other thing I would like to change would be to have the case used red and white LEDs in the case and on the fans. How would I go about this?

    Well Thats everything, if anyone has any advice on what I'm missing or need to change I'm open to ideas now because come tomorrow morning when Scan opens I'm ordering it

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    Re: The Final Pre-Build Thread – Buying Tomorrow

    Looks good thus far, just remember to budget well when buying fans/lighting as you'll soon hit the £50 mark if not careful!

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    Re: The Final Pre-Build Thread – Buying Tomorrow

    Ouch how much is all that setting ya back?

    Build looks good mind you.

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    Re: The Final Pre-Build Thread – Buying Tomorrow

    The change the lights (well the only real lighting is from the led fans) you could ether get a soldering iron out and mod the fans to swap the led's or replace the fans with red led fans.

    if you want to put some lighting in there, I'd suggest getting an led strip light, they work better the cold cathode tubes, ccf can often be off in the colour spectrum, if you want case light to match fan led's then you'll get better results with led lights.

    Although I'd warn against mixing light colours, remember light is refraction and reflection, it's not like mixing paint.

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    Re: The Final Pre-Build Thread – Buying Tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasp View Post
    Ouch how much is all that setting ya back?

    Build looks good mind you.
    Enough lol!! My Mrs is going to kill me when I tell her

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    The change the lights (well the only real lighting is from the led fans) you could ether get a soldering iron out and mod the fans to swap the led's or replace the fans with red led fans.

    if you want to put some lighting in there, I'd suggest getting an led strip light, they work better the cold cathode tubes, ccf can often be off in the colour spectrum, if you want case light to match fan led's then you'll get better results with led lights.

    Although I'd warn against mixing light colours, remember light is refraction and reflection, it's not like mixing paint.
    Well new fans sounds easier than the soldering option. Any advice on what LED fans to get (I had been looking at the NZXT LED fans). Yeah I had noticed that NZXT also make led stripps ready to just install, are these the type your meaning??

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