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    Simple Air-Cooled Build

    Just starting my new build with a Luxe. I know black and red has been done to death, but you can't deny it's a good combo.
    Currently waiting for 4 Kingston HyperX Savage DIMMs, yes, more red.
    The graphics card is a Galax GTX 970.
    I'll post more pics as my rig progresses.

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    Looks very nice.
    =i7 980X @ 3.55GHz =PH-TC14PE w/2x TY-147A fans =Crucial Ballistix 3x4GB =GA-X58A-UD5 =ENGTX580 DirectCU II =e quiet! Straight Power E10 500W =Enthoo Evolv w/2x PH-F140XP case intake fans;

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    Thanks Doyll. Not much to see yet. I'm building as my budget allows. I'm looking at two of the Phanteks red led 140mm fans to replace the 200mm front fan (which I'll move to the top of the case). I'm hoping to get a red glow through the front intake grill. Also getting the Thermaltake ToughPower DPS G PSU which has been well reviewed, provides digital monitoring and if I want to leave off the cover has a nice black and red case.

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    Sounds like you have it figured out.
    =i7 980X @ 3.55GHz =PH-TC14PE w/2x TY-147A fans =Crucial Ballistix 3x4GB =GA-X58A-UD5 =ENGTX580 DirectCU II =e quiet! Straight Power E10 500W =Enthoo Evolv w/2x PH-F140XP case intake fans;

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    Well it's been a while since I added some pics to this. The Hyperx Savage memory goes really well with the red cooler.

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    I managed to get the cable management at the back of the M/B tray relatively neat. Took a while to figure out how to run it all. I had to buy a PSU cable extension kit to reach all the M/B power connectors (Red and Black pinstripe kit from a local supplier).

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    I moved the 200mm case fan from the front and put it at the top above the CPU cooler and the top 140mm fan moved to the front of the case, still at the top. I managed to get the cabling inside the case very neat as well. I'm pleased with the result.

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    Next, I added two PH-F140SP Red LED fans to the front where the 200mm fan was.

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    Looks a bit pink in the pic, but with the front cover on I get a nice red glow through the cooling grill, particularly with the room lights off, which is how I prefer to game anyway.

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    So, next on the list will be one of the 1m LED strips for the inside of the case. I want to start the strip from the bottom front of the case, but I'm not sure if the power lead on the strip will reach the connector at the top back of the M/B tray. The connector looks a little like a 4 pin fan connector, so I may be able to retrofit a fan extension cable to get the length I'm after.

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