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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by [H]@RD5TUFF, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. [H]@RD5TUFF

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    So after no sleep and a bit of thinking, I am 100% sure only one of the cables is a problem, however, this puts me in a difficult place, as I am now forced to either RMA it or consider the money I spent lost, and buy a replacement which is likely my only option for timely replacement.:shadedshu:banghead:

    Just really bothered and frustrated atm.:mad:
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    Can you see the actual defect? Not really clear on what is wrong with it or why it won't connect properly exactly.

    As for my radiator, as I said earlier, I want to install my blu ray burner so can't fit a dual 120MM or 240. Frankly, never thought I'd be buying one that wasn't at least a 120x2.

    I had my own annoyance last night but it was my dumb ass fault. I forgot to mount my bay res in it's proper orientation with screws before re-doing my tubing in my P55 rig and I ending up cutting them about an inch too short. So the res is not flush with the front case panel once installed. Now I have to buy more and re-do the whole loop. And my rad already shipped so could not include with that order and shipping cost.
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    The very base of the molex is too small for the PSU molex to fit into it , and when I force it the wire pops out of the molex.
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    I recently got some Bitfenix extension cables for PCI-E and 8-pin EPS.

    Didn't have a problem with the PCI-E, but almost gave up on the EPS as one of my 4-pin connectors just would not go in. After a while of pushing real hard it finally connected. Not going to remove it for fear of not getting it back on.

    Interesting that you are having a similar problem.
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    Hmm...
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    Cold Storm had this issue with one of his BitFenix extensions, not sure which though.
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    I should add that I did use a small screwdriver to try and tweak the metal connectors on my source plug or the extension plug, not sure which.

    Not sure if that helped or not, it just finally went in.
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    The 24 pin was a pain the the A$$ to do. The white ones.. the black and blue ones I got haven't had a issue what so ever.. White, fought with me for an half an hour one day.
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    ^ Mine are black. Seems to random manufacturing problem.
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    So it would seem, I still haven't decided if I want to try again ot try my luck with some other connectors.
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    I think I am going to try my luck again from a different retailer, and try these again in the mean time, and see if I can get them to work. Also I am considering wrapping the video card to white it out.
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    side project

    So I recently traded on the forums for a 5750, for my brother, whom was rocking a GTX 430 so this is a sizable upgrade for him.

    Before I start yes, it's dirty, yes it's filthy and yes it's dusty! I plan to blow it out tomorrow and do some basic cable management.

    So here is before the new card.

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    here is the new card installed


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    More to come on both projects . . .
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    Well like 0 sleep again, and I decided to pull the trigger on some more parts.
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    Like what? Curious what you still need/could use.
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    Every time I see the thread title I think of this
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    Well the windows still need to go in, I bought some paint, and I'm liking the the front panel less and less as time goes by. Also I'm still waiting for Bit Fenix to release it's white version of the recon fan controller. As well as some other touches and details.

    Could you have possibly found a lower quality grainier video.:eek:
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    I was looking, but that's the worst one I could find. Sorry :(
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    What matters is you tried.;)
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    Also my laser cutting guy bailed on me, so I guess I'll be putting the windows in ye olde fashioned way.
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    What would be the "old fashioned way" exactly? Dremel? Perhaps I have already made it obvious that I really have no experience with such things as it stands right now. I know there are various methods detailed on certain forums but haven't checked out myself.
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    You could also look up waterjet cutters in the area. I did a Star Wars case with an Imperial logo on the side, and I got a local guy to do it for ~$20.
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    A dremel.

    But I do know a friend who own a small flow jet . .. .. hmmm :cool:
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    Well I've run into my first big problem. With the 120mm rad on top and it's fan inside the case as well the optical drive cannot slide all the way back with it's cables installed. Don't think a thinner fan would be thin enough (besides the lost performance). Really don't want to the fan outside on top either; not quite sure what to do at this point. Putting the rad on the rear has it's own set of issues due to space and proximity to the board/block as well (but that still may be able to work with some further thought and planning).

    Still can get it up and running today though. :rockout:
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    @wrigleyvillian remind me what case you have so's I can google some images to get an idea of your problem

    [H] that's gotta suck about the cable and the cutting guy bailing meanwhile on a lighter note those fans look bloody good
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    Prodigy same as what this thread is about (and why I'm posting here essentially...don't want my own build log).

    Got a single 120mm rad as you can't fit a full 2x120 on top unless you want to remove optical drive bay. But the fan I have on the single rad doesn't leave enough room for the sata cables on my blu ray burner.

    I gotta look at other build logs I guess.
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