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  • Frosted tube P3 home theatre build

    Decided to rebuild my all-AMD home theatre rig back into (err onto?) a Core P3, and for a twist I did some sanding on the 16mm acrylic tube. It came out surprisingly decent, unless you look real close!

    System specs for those who care:

    Ryzen 3700x 8 core
    Asus Crosshair VII Hero X470 motherboard / EK Monoblock
    32GB (4 x 8GB G.Skill 3600 CL16 RAM (technically it's 3200/CL14, but runs at 3600/CL16)
    AMD Radeon VII GPU / EK Vector GPU block
    2 x 2TB Micron SATA SSDs in RAID0
    Asus WiFi card
    ThermalTake Core P3 White Edition
    Corsair AX850 850W PSU

    Singularity Computers D5 pump top / reservoir
    Alphacool UT60 420mm radiator, white edition
    Fractal Design Prisma AL-140 PWM RGB fans
    Barrowch flow meter / temp sensor
    Darkside 16mm hard tube fittings / 90 degree fittings, white
    16mm acrylic tube, lazily hand frosted by me with a 400 grit sanding pad

  • #2
    Yep good job. pretty easy to frost tubes. Here some I'm working on. Would be better but ran out of high grit sanding pads...Which material and grit did you use?

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    • #3
      Thanks Danny! I had limited materials, and put almost zero effort into it, LOL! I only had a few 400grit sanding discs laying around, so I used one of those with the spongy support disc. Not sure if I'd do the same thing on my reservoir, I'd want that to be a neater job.


      • #4
        Haha yeah. I use higher grit pads instead of paper. Makes a more uniform job and the higher grit you go the softer. Leaves less marks too. I prefer to do it with petg because you can play more with different finish than acrylic but still did a decent job on tubes and block. Once I get more pads, it will be even better. Usually use between 800 and 1500 grit. You should try it.


        • #5
          Nice looking rig Bart.
          Frosted tubes look good.
          Blue Dragon CM690 II an i7 - 960 x58 build
          OverKill HTPC - Red Team Build an AMD FX6100 with dual HD 5870's in crossfire.
          Canadian Amateur Modding Competition


          • #6
            Originally posted by Hooded View Post
            Nice looking rig Bart.
            Frosted tubes look good.
            Thanks buddy! Hope you've been doing well during the viral apocalypse!


            • #7
              Looks nice Bart, good job


              • #8
                Originally posted by Grinder View Post
                Looks nice Bart, good job
                Thank you sir! It could be a bit more white, so I think I may switch PSUs between rigs when "upgrade time" comes, and also grow some balls and frost the tube reservoir. I have a white 850W with white cables in my gaming rig that matches this perfectly.


                • #9
                  Those would be nice touches. But I have to admit I like the optics of the fans/rad through the res.