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Project Thief - CaseLabs TX10-D Dual Workstation/Gaming Build - Gulftown and SB-E

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by stren, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. stren

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    Alright time to swap those cpus - out with the 920:

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    And in with the 990x:

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    Close it up:

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    Mount the CPU block and add the g3/8 adapters - luckily the 5Noz has a very wide port spacing:

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    Which means you can mount the high flow VL4N quick disconnects - unfortunately they are g 3/8 and don't come with right angle options, so I have to have adapters both ends and then a g1/4 female to female before I can add in the 90 degree rotary fitting:

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    Here we are with the old GPUs mounted too:

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    And here's how it will look as this will be the reverse ATX side:

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    Now it's time to repurpose that clown board:

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    And done til the case comes:

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    Second update of the day - sleeving came in:

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    Always interesting to see stamps from a foreign land ;) And of course the obligatory nils drawing

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    The results from the last survery were clear:

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    So now I made them with real sleeve (24 pin left and 8 + 6 pin right) (only one row of course) (photographed outside under cloud, the background is the pedestal back plate which is powdercoated the same color as all internal parts):

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    I'm leaning towards D or F. However there's one last complication there is red or the "x" color that is basically a deep red-brown kind of color. As far as I can tell, the x looks better when next to white, the red otherwise:

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    Let me know what you think!
     
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    I kind of like G.
     
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    I'm with it also
     
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    the C looks nice :toast:
    i guess that colors is very personal
     
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    I think so, not everyone likes the same colors or patterns. Personally, I like having blue and green in my rig.
     
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    C or E with some black accents?
     
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    Thanks guys - keep those votes coming! Results so far:

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    Now that I see the sleeves how they are I confirm my choice, D is awesome.
     
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    C :)
     
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    Thanks to everyone - results are in:

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    So now we can eliminate the less popular and simulate these with the motherboard tray - yes it's a walk off! Jeppzer's suggestion is now also included:

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    Option C

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    Option D

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    Option Jeppzer

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    Let me know what you think - and please keep it to these four only!
     
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    Still C :D
     
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    I like C, the slight red accents, along the top and bottom of the system, flow nicely with the single red accents, along the top and bottom of the cable pattern.

    Also, This makes me want to try water cooling, for the first time, So bad..

    Maybe like popcorn says below, a white stripe would be nice..
    Might be worth looking at. ^^
     
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    Ok, now I go with C.

    Still think you need some white in there. :D
     
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    c... what a system. really fantastic.
     
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    yeah, now I'm changing my mind to C also
     
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    I still like G.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone!

    Alright - another diversion to clean up the odds and ends - well I got some packages to help with that:

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    Inside a box..... is another box:

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    And inside - the opposite of a CaseLabs case - cheap design, cheap steel, cheap manufacturing:

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    Despite knowing how badly the edges were finished I still managed to cut myself!

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    Mounting the old workstation board:

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    Now let's see what's come in from the egg:

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    The PSU for that mATX build I did (those photos were slightly out of order), another ssd (because 7 isn't enough) and a cheapo gpu for the 4u case:

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    Passive GPU is passive, crappy sas card is crappy:

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    Got those straight to straight sata cables too:

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    BTW if you haven't voted on sleeve design - please do!
     
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    So Primochill came through on delivering me the replacement tube. They also sent some extras in order to sponsor the build and I guess future builds because there are multiple colors:

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    two dual gigabit cards came in for the network upgrades:

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    Fitted one to this box:

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    Then mounted that box in our rack in the office:

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    Thought you might like to see our main server - it's a supermicro barebones 4u box that's capable of fitting two gulftown xeons, however we only have one hex cpu fitted right now:

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    You can see they built a plastic shroud around the ram and cpu to force the air through the heatsinks. Anyway back to the real project. Sanded down another radiator:

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    Masked it up:

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    Ready to go:

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    Primed:

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    I wish I had room for a server rack. :<
    I think I really should wait to own a house before I go that route though, there isn't much room in my apartment.
     
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    Ah well mine is at my work office, so yeah not much room here either. This computer takes up all the space so I can't get a larger desk to fit more monitos lol
     

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