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Old 03-15-2007, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, some of you may have seen some of these already, But I'm presently debating doing some mods to my Beloved aurora.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to post em, and maybe ill actually do em.

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Old 03-16-2007, 02:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What liquid cooling are you using?
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Its a custom built loop.

Swiftech MCR-220 Radiator
Laing D5 pump
Aquaxtreme Mp-1 Gpu Block
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Saint Globain A-60-G 1/2'' I.D. 3/4'' O.D. tubing
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not really a mod per se but why don't you reverse the hdd so the cabling goes around the back?
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Very nice, Very clean too.
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Well there's not really much to be done here. The case is already very pleasing to look at. If you want you could just get a different style tubing for your water loop that will stick out more. My only suggestion is to get rid of the blue! I've been a victim of it too haha. I see blue in everyones case, I hate it. I really want green or something. You should get a more unique color, Something that will stand out more and make your case pop out. If you want to choose a new color scheme obviously the fans in the back could be traded for LED fans. That's about all I could come up with, I don't think you should go cutting holes into that nice case.
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I like it. Nice and clean to look at, and the wireles are nicely managed.

Is than a TruePower PSU you got there? How do you find it? I've got one coming with the case I selected for my new build, the TP2 480W version.
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I debated going a different color, but my motherboard has a buttload of blue leds built into it so i just went with the flow.

The hard drive cant be truned backwards as it uses a rail mounting system so :-(

I just put in the black tubing as an upgrade from 7/16 masterkleer. I was sick and tired of stuff growing in my loop and the black tubing doesnt allow light in and thus nothing can grow. Plus I'd never seen it used before.

I like the fans I have going on in the back because theyre nice and quiet lol

Maybe at some point i might go red but we'll see.

The power supply is a Seasonic S12 500W that i got to review. Fell in love with it. Has more cables than I need, and ive used it in 2 builds c2d and a64 and its handled everything ive thrown at it.
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I think the black tubing is fantastic. Looks industrial.
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The power supply is a Seasonic S12 500W that i got to review.
review, where? put in a word for me as a new reviewer.
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