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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. KieX

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    Starting a new mATX build for main rig.

    Current specs:
    i7 2700K
    Havik with an Apache (clearance issues)
    Asus Maximus IV Gene
    16GB Vengance LP
    64GB Intel X25-E
    Nvidia GT 520 Passive
    Asus Xonar Essence STX
    Corsair AX750

    Whenever I find the time I'll add or swap the following:
    560Ti Twin Frozr II
    2TB WD Caviar Black
    1TB WD Caviar Green
    Corsair H100

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    (Handheld in low light, might take better pics when I find my tripod)
     
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    That 520 passive cooler looks pretty damn cool, much better than looking that others I have seen!
     
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    Looking great Dan. :toast:
     
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    Finally i managed to take some picture with my setup... Excuse the dusty PC... :slap:


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  5. pantherx12

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    I wanted to put my side panel back on so I could add some airflow around the NB/GPU

    So borrowed my neighbours angle grinder and got to work.
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    I scratched the case when I was deburring by hand with a knife : [
     

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  6. AthlonX2

    AthlonX2 HyperVtX™

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    why was you deburring with a knife?
     
  7. MoonPig

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    Panther's like that. This is no-where near 'weird' for him :)
     
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    Because it's all I had, worked fairly well cept when I slipped :laugh:
     
  9. Sir B. Fannybottom

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    Did you cut off your hand too?
     
  10. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    would he be writing if he had lol :roll:
     
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  12. Sir B. Fannybottom

    Sir B. Fannybottom

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    He would still have the one, and hes used to typing one handed ;)
     
  13. specks

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    Meh, i did scratch my case a lot when i was trying to cut out a window. I did not use any power tools but a hacksaw blade. Pics later.

    Sweet rig there peet!
     
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    I've spent a tremendous amount of time looking through this thread this weekend for idea's on my current build revision, so I thought I would register and share a few pics.

    This is my several-year-old LGA775 build. I got bored last Feb or so waiting on the revised 1155 boards for my new build and put a weekend into it.

    Old Thermaltake Armor case, but it came out pretty clean considering the lack of cable management options. I drilled the rivets out, painted the internals, and put it back together. New fans all around, and sleeved the cables. The only changes currently not in this pic is black covers for the PCI slots and I now have 4 sticks of the same G-skill ram. The wife uses this computer primarily now.

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    We have a vinyl sticker maker at work that is used for various things. The guy that knows how to operate it was nice enough to make me some case stickers.
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    And this is actually the case I have had for my sandy build. Don't have a pic of it with components installed and probably never will as I'll be pulling them out soon. I think I just wanted a change from Thermaltake Armors or something - so I have a new case for it that I am currently working on. Now if I can find someone local to buy this one. A few changes to it since these pictures were taken, but you get the idea.
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    like the colors..great job.
     
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    That looks like an interesting build. Looking forward to some updates if possible. :D
     
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    Hi .... one more gtx 560 ti/oc... enjoy.

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    Nope nearly stabbed myself in the leg though, it's all good!
    The hospital is a 45 minute walk from where I live so I probably would of stayed at home and on TPU typing away :laugh:




    Also @ The thermaltake case, looks great! Love the older TT cases when they used to be made mostly out of steel :D, kinda regret selling my one now.


    ..... Might go get it :laugh:
     
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    looks pretty nice but if you make it one scheme it would be rock
     
  21. gnargnargnar

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    Decided to start tinkering with the new case build for my newer computer (currently the red/blue thermaltake a few posts up). Of course the wife has the digital camera with her, so I'll make due with my cellphone.

    I went with a Corsair Graphite Series 600T White Edition. I saw the case and fell in love with it.
    I have also ordered a full acrylic panel from mnpctech for it.

    First up, I decided to throw my PSU in. The sticker on the side was nice enough to come off very cleanly to be stuck to the top of the box "in case". Hooray for my OCD.

    Used the red thumbscrews I had lying around. At the moment, the case will have some red accents here and there. This may change later.

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    It was a tiny bit tricky to get this thing installed with the included "anti-vibration thingys" that wrap around the corners, but I got it. There were some yellow wires showing through the thin sleeving on the main power, so I wrapped some black sleeving around it to hide them.
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    Next up was the hard drive rack. I currently have a SSD for OS and a 1TB HD for "other". I don't forsee adding more than one additional, so I wanted to get rid of the top HD rack to open up some more air flow from the front.

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    I figured as much, but was pleased to see that the rack was able to move back closer to the PSU as well. I had to pop the front white bezel off of the case to get the little plastic "booster" that the rack used to sit on out of there. It was scary as the plastic tabs were extremely thin, but it came off and went back on like a champ.

    I plan on doing some water cooling in the future, utilizing this newfound space as well. I could probably also put a 30mm deep fan here to replace these 20mm, but we shall see about that later.

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    They had already caught my eye several times and I knew they would be a sore thumb in my black case, so the rainbow ends of the front panel wires had to go. My solution: Plasti-Dip spray. It dries matte black, is flexible, and is generally easy to remove when things go wrong.

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    I masked off the connectors to the top edge, and pinched them off to ensure nothing would get into the vital parts. I didn't want to get any overspray on my beautiful case, but also didnt want to remove the top panel, so I utilized the box and the hole that it came with.

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    And that's where I am currently. Waiting for the 2nd (final) coat of plasti-dip to dry. I flexed and twisted the wires around some in between coats to make sure I hit everywhere. Takes about 15 minutes to dry.
     
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    Finished it up tonight after work.

    Installed motherboard (ASUS Sabertooth), processor (i5-2500K), ram (Corsair Vengeance) and cooler (Zalman) in one easy shot due to it being pre-assembled in another case.
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    Next came "The Brick" (ASUS GTX570 DCII). She has a little sag to her on the front end, so I also remedied this today by making a steel brace that sits on the HD cage and helps her up. A coat of plasti-dip later and it blends right in with the rest of the case.
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    Some power cords strung up (purchased red sleeved extenders for the 24 & 8 pin power as I swore I would never sleeve another PSU after the last two). Also found a suitable place for the vinyl Corsair decal I had the guy at work make me.

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    And 2.5 hours of sigh-inducing cable management later it is together. Fired right up and everything works.
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    Future plans include a few things. I have a full clear acrylic side panel on order from mnpctech, but the default side panel does not look too shabby.

    When the full side panel arrives, I may paint the fan housings. Disassemble the fan, mask off the important parts, and use a hole punch on some masking tape. Put the tiny circles just over the LED, pointing towards the blades. Get some Krylon Fusion (for plastics) and paint it all. Peel off the little circles with tweezers before the paint dries. Basically turns this:

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    Into this and cuts down on the overpowering glow outside of the fan blades. I think I may prefer this on the white fans once I get the full acrylic window, so I'm not getting blinded.

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    Water cooling has also interested me for a long while.... but I also love the look of the Zalman. So we shall see.

    I love this case. Very sharp looking. I have also never had the pleasure of such a comprehensive cable management system. The placement of the cable holes and the rubber grommets to hide it all are spot on.
     
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    Very nice work! Good idea using the box as a mask! Can we see a pic of the finished job on the front panel connectors after using the Plasti-Dip please? I'm interested in how it looks :)
     
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    I posted a long time ago and here is my updated rig.

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    red color reminds me of kinky stuff.
     
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