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Corsair Carbide MbK

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Modcat

    Modcat New Member

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    Amazed

    Thanks Kier! :)

    Saw your video about the RGB light got pretty much hypnotized even with the music you have added.

    Insanity mod! :respect:
     
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  2. kier

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    Update!!!
    The story continues ;) This time with a upgrade with beautiful products from Corsair
    Last week I received a great package with the products:
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    First 4 pieces of RAMs, the great Dominator Platinum
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    - 16GB Kit (4 x 4GB)
    - Speed Rating PC3-15000 (1866MHz)
    - SPD Speed 1333MHz
    - Tested Speed 1866Mhz
    - Tested Latency 9-10-9-27
    - SPD Latency 9-9-9-24
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    Also with two sets of Light Bars
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    Dominator Platinum Light Bar Upgrade kit
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    The bars in two colors. will use the white ones in this build
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    And all necessary parts
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    Placed them...
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    And tested them.
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    Looks so much better then the previous RAMs.
    Also I've received some fast Corsair Neutron GTX SSDs (120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s)
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    Max Random 4k Write - 84k IOPS
    Interface SATA - 6Gb/s
    DRAM Cache Memory - 128 MB
    Power Consumption (active) 4.6W Max
    Power Consumption (idle/standby/sleep) 0.6W Max
    S.M.A.R.T. Support
    Shock 1500 G
    MTBF 2,000,000 hours
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    Also modded these by placing a window
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    After some sawing and filing...
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    The 3 windowed SSDs
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    To place this I've cut a piece of aluminum and bent
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    Made slots in it for SSD power and Sata + a hole for a fan controller
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    Will be placed like this
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    Made it black and installed everything
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    Everything still visible with the windows side panel
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    Because I had a different brand of PSU in it, Corsair had some questions about this and they decided to send me this nice Corsair PSU :)
    The Corsair AX860i
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    Enough cables.
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    Unboxing
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    Always nice to get a PSU in a velvet pouch
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    The PSU
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    Fully Modular
    Power - 860 Watts
    80 Plus Platinum
    ATX Connector - 1
    EPS Connector - 2
    PCI-E Connector - 6
    4 Pin Peripheral Connector - 8
    SATA Connector - 12
    Floppy Connector - 2
    MTBF 100,000 hours
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    Connections enough
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    Also in a bag, just unfortunately not velvet ... The cables:
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    And the Corsair Digital Link
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    Placed it
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    Cables "formed" a bit allready. This time I did not apply sleeve because the black wires looks very good as it is now.
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    Expanded the cover of the SSDs slightly to get a better appearance, so created a window for the part with the pump.
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    Placed 1 RGB strip above the SSDs
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    And the other side with the black cables
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    Tried to place everything as "clean" as possible and think it worked :)
    Now testing, and ... the final photo shoot.
     
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    wow!


    when I grow up I want to be a pro modder.... look at this wowow!
     
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    Nice Mod. Beautifully done. I want one...
     
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  5. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Love it. The windowed SSD's turned out very nicely :)
     
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  6. kier

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    Thanks you guys :toast:

    Just a little update regarding some changes

    Changed the fan controller: The Aquaero 5 Pro instead of the Lamptron controller

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    And now am working on a cover to hide some cables, but more on this later.

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    Changed the motherboard for a ASUS Sabertooth Z77

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    And put some liquid in again but first some close up pics from the Sabertooth

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    More to come!!!
     
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    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    Awesome as always:toast:
     
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  9. kier

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    Final Update!!!

    To close this year with style I have made a final photo shoot of the Corsair Carbide made today.

    Enjoy!!!

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    Small change is that I have used the space that was left for a custom HDD bracket and covered all cables which were in sight. Used the original top cover, cut through the middle and adjusted it.

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    Windowed side panel.

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    And shot a few pictures inside.

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    Special thanks goes to:

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    Best wishes and a Happy New Year my modding friends!!!
     
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