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Originally Posted by Z-95;14515146 
TH10 Buttons/LEDs Sleeved


I've gotta find something to do with those yellow wires where they cannot be sleeved since they need to spread to plug into the mobo.

Looking go so far. On the yellow wires, why not sleeve the pair of yellow as a pair, all the way up to the plug, and do the same with the red one, and do the same with the other pair on the other plug? I know it is more sleeving, but it will look a ton better not being able to see those ugly wires, and then you can take the heat shrink all the way up to the plug wink.gif
Edited by Sc4r3d - 8/9/11 at 10:28pm
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post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by Sc4r3d;14528117 
Looking go so far. On the yellow wires, why not sleeve the pair of yellow as a pair, all the way up to the plug, and do the same with the red one, and do the same with the other pair on the other plug? I know it is more sleeving, but it will look a ton better not being able to see those ugly wires, and then you can take the heat shrink all the way up to the plug wink.gif

That was my option 2 if my option 1 didn't work out (sharpie). It worked pretty well but I'm withholding judgement until I see it on the mobo.

Regardless I have some 1/8 heat shrink on the way so I can do option 2 if needed!

I took a picture last night but wasn't feeling well so went to bed before posting. New pics should be up tonight--I'm mounting my pump on a Case Labs accessory plate right now!
post #33 of 45
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Building Started!

Yesterday and today I started putting together all my parts! So far things are coming along nicely.

To the pics!
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My CPU came in yesterday
CPU.jpg
I worked on my case button wiring and got rid of the yellow! I used a black sharpie--we'll see if I like it or if I will heatshrink it as well.
CaseButtonsColored.jpg
I also drew out how I would need to drill the holes to mount my pump on the Case Labs plate
PumpMountingPlan.jpg
Holes drilled!
PumpMountingHoles.jpg
I bought some rubber washers and 6-32 screws to mount the pump
PumpMountingHardware.jpg
Here's how it looks on the bottom
PumpMountingBottom.jpg
And on the top
PumpMountingTop.jpg
And here the pump is mounted
PumpMounted.jpg
Next I worked on mounting my mobo on the tray. I got it screwed in and put in the RAM
MoboRamMounted.jpg
I then put in my CPU
CPUInserted.jpg
CPUDoorClosed.jpg
And put on the block!
BlockMounted.jpg
A view of the mobo so far
MoboSoFar.jpg
I put in my sound card as well
SoundCardMounted.jpg
I also started mounting my storage--my second SSD should come tomorrow so its not done yet
HDDMounted.jpg
SSDMounted.jpg
Lastly I put the mobo tray back in the case to see how it looked--I like!
MoboInCase.jpg

Having fun so far!

Tomorrow my 2nd SSD, 2 GTX 580s, and fan extension cable for the pump fan should arrive. My reservoir was shipped and I put in a final order on some more WC gear (2 more compressions, some 45 angles) to finish it up! The next few days are gonna be great biggrin.gif
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Why Vengeance and not Dominator GT on such a high end build?? Just wondering.
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post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by wongwarren;14538794 
Why Vengeance and not Dominator GT on such a high end build?? Just wondering.

Mainly because of the 1.5V vs 1.65V. I don't want 1.65V to eventually wear out the memory controller that was made for 1.5V. Plus lower voltages on the RAM leaves more headroom to push.
post #36 of 45
You also can't find Dominator GT's anymore that are worth the cost.

Most stuff is PSC chips; and that's the best you'll get. Gotta find older D9's, Hyper's, etc.
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More parts and building

Today my GPUs and second SSD arrived and I did some more assembly!
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My second SSD
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My GPUs
GPUs.jpg
SSDs mounted in the tray
SSDsMounted.jpg
And all storage mounted with a fan
StorageMounted.jpg
And into the case with more fans
FansAndStorageMounted.jpg
I also got some screws ready for painting
ScrewsReadyToPaint.jpg
While they dried I mounted my GPUs
GPUsMounted.jpg
And the screws are done!
ScrewsPainted.jpg
To finish up I mounted fans on the other side and my PSU
FansPsuMounted.jpg

I also mounted the pump to the case but forgot to get a pic--I'll get one soon.

I had to end up ordering a couple more fittings since my bitspower compressions won't fit on one side of the GPU blocks since they hit the backplate.

The last parts should be coming soon!
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Lots of work done!

Sorry for the lack of updates--progress was a little slow but I've gotten pretty far--leak testing right now!

Pictures!
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Fans mounted on a rad
FansMountedOnRad.jpg
Rad mounted in the case
RadMounted.jpg
RadMountedInside.jpg
I mounted my pump in the case and replaced the stock white connectors with black ones:
PumpMountedInCase.jpg
To mount my fan controller I had to modify the mounting rails to make them shorter since they would hit the rad:
ModifiedRails.jpg
Fan controller mounted:
FanControllerMounted.jpg
My res came!
Res.jpg
I drilled holes in the accessory plate
ResMountingPlateDrilled.jpg
And mounted the res mounting clips
ResMountingClips.jpg
And the res
ResMountedOnPlate.jpg
Here is the res lighted up--I like!
ResLighted.jpg
And mounted in the case
ResMountedInCase.jpg
I sleeved a CCFL and the wiring harness
CCFLSleeving.jpg
Here is the first way I did my SLI tubing before I changed it
GPUBarbs.jpg
I bought some SLI fittings and it looks much better!
MoboTubing.jpg
I wired everything up and ran my tubing (I did what I could with the PSU side but some of those cables are either very short or very long):
CompleteMoboSide.jpg
CompletePsuSide.jpg
And I started leak testing!
LeakTesting.jpg
Here's the res in action
ResFilled.jpg
ResFilled2.jpg

So far no leaks! So I should be up and running soon! wheee.gif
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Awesome job!!! Makes me really want to build a PC now.
    
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pics of case with cathodes and res lit up pleaseee:)
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