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hmm. I'll have to see what my budget can afford
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What did you do with the wires for the fan speed control?
What parts did you use for the drain?
I just got done cutting some metal out so I could keep the fan filter setup
Thanks!
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I removed the fan speed control wires and hard wired it to Low speed setting.

For the drain I used a Bitspower G1/4 pass through and a male to male rotoray fitting.

I didnt like the filter setup inside the case, I'm currently in the process of making an aluminum piece that will be mounted on the bottom of the case, but I'm not sure how I want to make the feet yet. They might be made out of aluminum as well. Just need to figure that out to get it finished off.
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I know this is a necropost, but I have to know.

You removed cables from the PSU's main PCB, right? How did you do that and if I do that will it break anything? I want to remove the SATA and 6+8 pin cables from mine, and we have the same PSU, so I figured I should ask you.
 
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Nah, just clip them off!
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Sooooo.... I'm working on a little something. Here's a little teaser.


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drool.gif You're making it even better? AWESOME biggrin.gif
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Well, it took a long time to get it done, but It's done. I knew I really need a somewhat respectable finish to this computer and the filter plate is just that. So let's go on a little journey.

So I picked up a piece of aluminum several months back because I had an idea for a filter setup for this computer. Only problem was I had to finish an apartment, move into said apartment, normal work hours, overtime work hours and countless other delays and fun times were had by all. Anyway, back on track.

So after a simple idea I was able to coax a machinist friend of mine into cutting some nice holes. First we started out with an aluminum piece .25" x 8" x 24"

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Strapped it down to the table...

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And cut a couple of squarish type holes.

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Made a couple of notches for the filters.

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Drilled & tapped some holes.

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Drill a couple of holes in the bottom of the case for proper mounting.

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And check for proper fit.

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OK! so filters work, and everything is..... short. What the hell am I going to do for feet?
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So I looked at all kinds of materials from plastics to metals to figure out what I wanted to make the feet out of. I again made a quick simple design, but getting the material was going to be a different story. My machinist friend was able to get a hold of some very interesting Teflon material that would make great feet. Not only is it very white, "it cuts like buttery wax."

Clamp dem damn thangs in dat der vice.....

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Make sure all the sides are where you want them.

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Cut a couple of notches.

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Make them a little more appealing..

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And finish with a bling.

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So now that this here plate is all drilled & tapped & cut & nice. It needs a little something.

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How about some nice white Di-Noc?

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BAM!

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Turned out pretty much awesome....

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And the nice thing is that I dont have to take off the side panel to get to my filters.

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All right, let's get this Thing back together. Where do all these wires go?!?!

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I did change a few things around inside as well. I was able to get my hands on a UD7, some nice Corsair white RAM and another 580 to throw into the mix.

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So I'm very happy with the way everything turned out. There are a few things here & there that I would like to change, but I really should call this one done & get started on the next one. All in all, this computer turned out amazing.
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Such a pro build! excellent work
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