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    Sleeved Tubing & New Mobo

    I thought it would be fun to sleeve all of my tubing. Here are some of the early results.

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    This is my favorite pic for some reason.
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    I'm happy to announce that I finally scored the Gigabyte X58 OC mobo. The only downside is that I have to buy new RAM and CPU but its so worth it to have a matching mobo.
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    I'm looking at an i7 920 and 6GB of Corsair Dominator RAM. Hopefully this weekend I can cut and mount the font LCD display.

    Cheers till next time!
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    you gotta be kidding me :O
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    What I do?
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    that board made my jizz my pants lol. thats my sexiest dream board.
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    Sleeved Tubing + UV??

    Since Lamptron was so nice to give me some UV Cold Cathodes I figured I would see how everything looks.

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    I think it looks pretty good. I'm going to see how it looks with the blocks lit up and the fans on.

    Cheers till then.
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    UV + LED lighting

    I connected the WB LEDs now and put power to the fans. Here are the results.

    This first set of pictures are with 1 UV Cold Cathode running from front to back on the top of the case and one on the front panel running up and down.
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    Now these pictures are with both UV Cold Cathodes running the width of the case on the top panel. 1 in front and 1 in back. (That was really hard to explain lol)

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    I still have a lot more work to do. Going to make the res LEDs tonight and try to figure out how I'm going to do all the switches for all the different lights.

    Cheers till then.
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    sexy sexy sexy.


    your hands are like magic.
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    hahahaha thanks man.
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    Dude! That's Amazing!
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    i give you 5 thumbs to stay consistent with the orange theme
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    hi Fuganater,

    which diameter (metric pls) did you used for the cpu led´s ?

    thx,

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    Thanks!

    Thanks! I think the UV really brings it out. I hope to see how it all looks with the doors on soon.

    3mm for the CPU/RAM block. 5mm for the GPU block.
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    Excellent and excellent photos. Thanks very much.
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    Its voting time! This is the last round of points that goes to the total, its not a "like" contest. You have to register but I know you all will to help out!

    Please go here: http://showdown.newmodcity.com/final-round/#comment-59 and vote for my mod in the Scratch Build category.

    Thanks!
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    You got my vote.
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    Big Update

    My goodness where has the time gone??? Where to start??

    Lets start with some goodies!!

    Got a new soldering station. I like it but I need to buy some different tips for different jobs.
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    A spot temp sensor that I got for Christmas. The best tool for identifying dead spots/hot spots in your case.
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    4" UV Cold Cathodes + extensions
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    An awesome threaded funnel with air tube
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    Rocker switches for turning on and off all the lights.
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    A bunch of terminals for the rocker switches
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    MDPC ATX pin remover
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    Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC mobo!!!!
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    Internal USB plugs
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    On to the modding!!

    I contracted Will from TBCS to make me an LCD temp sensor setup for this mod. Its 2 pieces, the LCD and control board. It can display up to 12 different temps! I'm very very happy with it.

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    Here is the front all taped up and sketched out. Time to drill and cut!
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    And here is how it looks installed.
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    Thanks Will for all your help!

    Now for the GPU. I got a single PCI bracket for it since its WC'd.
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    I'm a huge fan now of making backplates for all my GPUs. Measured.
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    Here it is mounted to the card and installed in the case.
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    It didn't come out very good because Bitspower uses different sized screws than DD does so my longer screws didn't fit. I may remake it later without drilling any holes in it.

    Everyone noticed how my GPU was sagging because of the Bitspower WB. Here is my fix. A 1/4" x 1/4" piece of orange acrylic cut to height. (the paper was still on when I took these)
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    After awhile I just HAD to put water in this to see how it ran.

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    No load. No OS. Just running.
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    I noticed an air bubble in my CPU block.... I need to figure out how to get rid of that.
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    Since I got that awesome OC board I had to get that slapped in ASAP! So out with the old.
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    And in with the new.
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    The ATX connector is in a different spot so it looks a bit off.
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    I wanted to make a midplate to hide all the wires. A PSU shroud just won't be possible any more. I started with cardboard.
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    Have to make sure the res support bracket can still fit.
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    It only goes back so far because that's the biggest I could go unless I buy another sheet of acrylic. I'm debating it but then that means I would have to flip my PSU and drill another hole... decisions decisions...

    Well I cut and installed the midplate. Here is how it looks.
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    Since it goes under the GPU I had to shorten the brace. This works out great because it puts pressure on the corner that needs held down and I don't need to screw or glue the midplate into place.
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    Since I never used rocker switches I had to experiment to get them to work.[​IMG]
    This was great because I was able to cut and rewire my cold cathodes to use one new rocker switch that will be mounted in the back of the case. That will be in my next update.

    And lastly I installed the 4x 4" UV cold cathodes to see how it all looked.
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    I love how the mobo has some lighting in it already. Fits in PERFECTLY!!
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    That's it for today. I'm sorry this update is so big. December has been crazy for us. I'll do my best to keep updates smaller and more frequent.

    Cheers till next time.
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    Thanks for the update and pics. Very cool stuff.
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    Switches, More Lighting and More Cable Management

    Forgot to say in my last update that I got some Silver Kill Coils for the loops.
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    Since I had never used rocker switches before I had to do some testing.
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    Now how to mount them? I made a sketch so I knew the measurements.
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    Put on some tape.
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    Cut and installed!
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    It works!
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    Inside view.
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    These 3 will control the Mobo door LED, All UV Cold Cathodes on both sides of the case, and the res LEDs.

    I put another switch on the HDD side of the case for the HDD door LEDs.
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    Inside view.
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    Because I had the CPU block sideways for the AMD chip I had to redo my LEDs.
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    Next I pulled the top of the case off so it would be easier to work on the next few parts.
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    I decided I didn't like how the cables looked. They needed to be tied up and hidden better. So I started the process of putting cable ties on.

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    Looks much much better

    Next I reran the CPU and RAM LEDs behind the mobo. After I flipped them both because I am a noob and mounted the EK sideways on the CPU block and backwards on the RAM block.
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    I then installed the 12" Lamptron UV Cold Cathodes in the HDD side of the case using some Velcro.
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    As you can see I mounted them to the Rads because it was the easiest place to put them. They light up the wires and tubing behind the HDDs very nicely.

    Lastly I installed my Lamptron FC5V2. This will control the 3 fans on the mobo side of the case and the 200mm exhaust fan on the HDD side of the case.
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    I'll have to clean up the wires later.
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    Thanks all for today. My MDPC order was lost in the mail so I am waiting to get that so I can finish sleeving the system.

    Cheers till next time!
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    Looking pretty slick. Love the orange and black color scheme too.
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    Interesting work with the rocker switches. Looks Good.
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    Midplate Madness

    The project is nearing the end. Here is what I'm waiting for to arrive to finish it. Hopefully it should all arrive this week.

    - i7 950
    - Sleeving
    - Heatshrink
    - Plexi for midplate
    - More Bitspower fittings (mainly T, L and Q fittings)



    I worked on a new midplate design.

    This piece is notched to fit in just perfectly.
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    I had a scrap piece of 1/4" black plexi glass so I put my template on it and cut.
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    After I cut it, I bent it.
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    And it was too big :(
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    Taped off and marked. I had to cut 1/2" off.
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    Then it fit just right. You can also see I started the top design already with paper. I ordered 1/8" black plexi for that part.
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    After I get the plexi I will cut it and ship it off to have a honeycomb pattern laser cut into it for the PSU exhaust. Should look pretty boss.

    Cheers till next time.
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