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W-L

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    Technology = Lifeblood

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    Intel 4790K @ 4.8GHz
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    Asus Z97-Pro
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    Gigabyte G1 GTX 970 OC'ed
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    Modified Corsair Obsidian 650D
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    Corsair AX760
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    Corsair K70
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  1. As said by thrasher keeping the pump connected to the motherboard CPU header is a good idea to ensure that there is no problem with cooling or the potential of the pump dying which would give an RPM warning. Same for the PSU and motherboard as they are essentially synced together already.
  2. For the motherboard power switch yes you will want a momentary switch, as for the other if you want to have a toggle like switch similar to a race car arming all the system before starting that can be done. Just note that those will have to be latching push switches or a regular on/off toggle, for things like the pump and the lights. Only thing is the PSU the only way to toggle that would be to do so using the switch on the back of the unit.
  3. I personally have one of the Heatkiller D5 combo units, they're pretty nice there is also a channel in the rear of one of the supports for you to install some thin LED's if you want to backlight the res. Also this unit unlike the others has a glass tube section. https://thermalbench.com/2016/12/13/watercool-heatkiller-tube-200-d5-reservoir/2/
  4. It very much depends on what you want done, something simple like a PSU shroud or custom radiator mounts etc are easy but if you want a complete custom case as others have suggested places like Proto case would be your best bet or a local metal shop. Just note that stuff like that for a one off will be expensive.
  5. If you are comfortable working with acrylic you can heat bend a sheet to create one. There are also custom cover made palaces like cold zero specialize in that kind of work. https://www.coldzero.eu/
  6. I usually recommend the cable mod LED's they're quite good and have a remote control function for independent control if your motherboard does not have built in RGB headers. There are others out there also with similar kits available such as Deep cool and Coolermaster depending on your local availability. https://cablemod.com/product/cablemod-widebeam-magnetic-rgb-led-strip-60cm/
  7. For vinyl that depends on what you are doing to it, if you are referring to vinyl wrap like film then that can get cut on a laser but may be best to have done on a vinyl plotter since it may distort from the heat of the laser. If you want to for example powder coat or paint a surface with and then burn through that coating to get nice crisp text or logos that can be done relatively easily. Not certain about etching vinyl wrap I think it most likely will melt or burn through since the film is relatively thin.
  8. As mentioned you may be able to do this all on the motherboard since some have a Temp in option for a fluid sensor, you will need to check for that. You can then set the pump to the lowest possible setting. Most boards don't allow for the CPU fan to run at zero RPM so it will have to have some kind of RPM line feedback.
  9. Laser marking fabric is doable this is commonly down now in industry to add patterns or distress jeans. For fabric what you're thinking of is heat embossing that applies a layer of plastic onto of the fabric. Those are good but tend to crack or degrade from age. Some higher quality products will have inkjet dye printing. are
  10. That i'm not completely certain on but that "color" laser engraver should be able to also etch regular surfaces like aluminium/anodizing and paint without issue also.
  11. Yes what's essentially happening is you are engraving a recess in a material for paint to adhere well to and then afterwards just removing that paint from certain areas to obtain a logo or lettering for example. This is useful for materials that cannot be colored at all like on plastic which would just melt or give a burned or grayed text look normally.
  12. It essentially had to do with how the laser marks or interacts with the material to create that thin film oxide, different power, speed, and a host of other settings determine these parameters. Depending on the manufacture some may have general guidelines provided if you tell them the marking application while others will not have any information and it will be up to the operator to determine it's settings. These sample cards are a good example of what can be potentially achieved on the appropriate materials. https://www.permanentmarking.com/how-to-utilize-color-laser
  13. What you mostly will have occur with standard household products is just 2 tone engraving, not color engraving as the material the product is made of needs to be made of stainless steel which is the most commonly used for thin film oxide engraving to achieve those colors. It's not the laser that makes the color but the interaction with light and the base material to achieve it. What can be done however is to laser etch into the surface of material to then have coloring added to fill in the lasered void to achieve a colored log. Things like aluminum like on a phone will
  14. Unfortunately due to the way shielding has to be maintained and the connectors at the end it's not as feasible to have it in a round cable format. There are manufacture's that are narrower which may help in your application if space is of concern. https://www.highflow.nl/hardware/videokaarten/li-heat-pci-e-gen-3.0-ribbon-flexible-riser-cable-v2-black.html
  15. It is reliable but you need very good process control and tuning, as the laser itself will also degrade with age and require periodic tuning and calibration on top of everything that is been discussed this far. Laser engraving on products is very relevant since it's superior to a physical application of something on top of a material's surface or even chemical etching due to the speed and reliability not to mention variability being able to change a design file and continue lasering where other processes will have much more work involved. What are you considering doing with this m
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