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post #7881 of 12471
Hello fellow troopers, first off I must say this thread is awesome, so much helpful information. I finally made an account here and I owe all credit to this thread. Anyways I got a trooper a little over a month ago, and in that time I have been doing some mods and sleeving to get ready for my main components, I just ordered a GTX 780 and 2 Samsung 840 pro 256gb yesterday! Going to make the 2 and a half hour trip to Microcenter this weekend to get my RIVE, 3930k, ram, and some peripherals, maybe a touchscreen monitor.... Here are a couple pictures of what I have been working on:


I did the handle mod, but I also ended up cutting, shaping, sanding, and painting a sturdy piece of metal to give the handle more strength, in hindsight I should of just made a whole new handle instead of messing with the old one. Also for added strengh I used washers with the steel rivets, this handle is damn strong.


This shows my GT ap15s under the handle, you can see the back handle which i made the same way as the other part, using a vice to bend these things make it such a breeze. I tried doing it without one and it was just miserable...



I got a mitron boot drive selector..hidden ssd? It was pretty much 2 pieces of thin metal and a pcb so it was easy to bend cleanly with the vice (since i took this pic I made the bend cleaner and fixed it up with some paint) and cut down


I had to cut a hole in the side of the 5.25" drive bay to fit the connectors and cable for the hd selector. I have since cleaned up the paint on this as well, pretty sweet though huh? a hidden physical boot drive selector inside of my locked computer ha


This is my first computer build so any input is appreciated, I was lucky enough to get a bunch of scholarships so I get to go totally overkill with this. I have friends who have regular access to a ton of tools like CNC machines etc.., so I am getting to design and make some custom parts. I was thinking of making a PSU cover as well as a couple acrylic plates etched with some really cool art by my friend at Mission Tattoo. I am also going to add a window to the side panel, maybe two like the relatively recent post by unitmatrixzero, if I can figure that one out.
I have a couple questions too, first is it more appropriate to start a new thread for the build log and just post major updates on here? I have a lot of photos and I dont want to clog this thread up with a ton of my pictures.

2. As for airflow I need some suggestions, currently have an h100i in the top in push/pull, getting a BitFenix spectre pro 140mm led for the fan in the back, as well as 2 corsair sp120 high performance and 2 af120 high performance fans on the way, SP for the rad, and AF for the fans at the bottom. I was hoping to have the h100i exhausting air because I had to get rid of the filter on the top to make room for the extra fans and my room is pretty dusty (adding a thin layer of some filter material wouldnt be a big deal though). I also have the bottom hard drive cage (with the HDs) facing the side so its air flow is completely separated from the rest of the case, the upper HD cage is completely open and blowing air into the case across where my graphics card will be. I wanted to have the top and rear exhausting (I have 2 GT ap 15s up top the radiator, 2 sp120s below the radiator, and the exhaust fan), then having sthe 1 stock led fan taking air in, and the 2 AF120s for intake as well. Is there a better way to set the fans up? I know i want to keep positive pressure in the case and I am not sure if that will work with 5 outtake fans (4 on rad) and 3 intake fans. I could mock up pictures if that will make it easier.

3. Has anyone had luck removing or sleeving the usb 3 cables from the front panel? I have been sleeving my fans, all the cables from the fan controller, all the cables that I didnt remove from the front panel (gotta wait for a lot of them until I get my MOBO so I know what size they need to be cut down to). I am also sleeving all of my PSU cables (again waiting for the MOBO). I got a ton of things from Lutro0 Customs and I must say that stuff is great! The stiff line sleeve (using Black/white) looks amazing, the white especially with his custom wire underneath, the crimper and other tools work like a dream, and it is apparent that no expense was spared on his part in finding the best parts for the job (terminals, heatshrink, tools, etc.. all are better than any I have tried recently). After I made a pretty big order, Lutro0 called me personally and gave me a bunch of suggestions for the sleeving I am doing, answered all of my questions, and threw in a bunch of extra things I needed for free! He even included some cool free stuff like pens, stickers, and non retail tools and sleeve, so I definitely owe him a big thanks.

4. How many leds can the front panel power? I have a bunch of leds which I am connecting to some re-purposed PCB's (I am connecting 4 leds to each PCB and making an enclosure for them) and I dont want to overload the front panel or anything. For this build I am trying to make all of the lights be on switchs. Right now I have a sexy vandal switch (fits perfectly in the smaller hole in the back next to the water cooling holes) controlling the cold cathodes, and I still have all these individual leds as well as a RingPuk that need to be on a switch.

Anyways sorry for the long post, I am just excited to join the club! This case is so cool, its been a lot of fun working on it. Let me know what you guys think
post #7882 of 12471
I just realized since I started that post earlier today someone asked almost the exact same question about the h100i hah
post #7883 of 12471
I tried a AF 120 for the bottom intake and it had a tough time going through the fan filters..I went with two SP120s Hi Perf editions and i get so much more air into my case..And i use my H100i as an exhaust up top and have zero issues with heat as i have 4 SP120s intaking cool air to filter through the Radiator..
 
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post #7884 of 12471
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Originally Posted by foreign03 View Post

On the top of the case with a 240mm rad I've had exhaust vs intake and there really isn't a huge difference however intake will suck in nice cool air over the rad and help dissipate heat a little better, keeping the cpu temps in check. Running hot air through the rad sort of defeats the purpose of having a radiator dissipate heat in the first place. Just my 2 cents

Yeah that's what I thought too. I do want to keep my components heat down but at the same time I don't really want to give the radiator a job it wasn't ideally meant for. Besides if I were to, I'd be going against mother nature.

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I tried a AF 120 for the bottom intake and it had a tough time going through the fan filters..I went with two SP120s Hi Perf editions and i get so much more air into my case..And i use my H100i as an exhaust up top and have zero issues with heat as i have 4 SP120s intaking cool air to filter through the Radiator..

Seems like these Corsair fans sure draw in air quite well but they also seem to quite loud? Are they as loud as the dBA figure suggests? I've been considering this fan: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm-enermax-uccl12-cluster-twister-fan-%28mbt%29-veri-speed-white-led-%28on-off%29-inc-rubber-a-v-plugs

It seems to be extremely quiet and relatively good at airflow, although not as good as the Corsair ones but comparing fan noise with the Corsair it seems to be a hell of a lot quieter? I'm considering installing 2 of these at the bottom of the case and hopefully a h100i as an exhaust at top or 2 x 140mm exhaust fans at the top
post #7885 of 12471
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thumb.gif push/pull?
post #7886 of 12471
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Originally Posted by SortOfGrim View Post

thumb.gif push/pull?

Just pull.

I will create an acrylic insert for the stryker's face plate, which will hold a dust filter and a radiator grill for looks
Edited by dangerdan87 - 6/15/13 at 11:20am
post #7887 of 12471
Alright, so I'm stuck and need some help as to what to do for a color theme in my case. Right now I have the asus p8z77-v, h-100i, and stock case fans/controllers for color.
I plan on buying a
Asus DC2OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti (possibly x2)
and
Corsair AX860i

Which leaves me thinking red would be the way to go, but I don't know how to swing that with my mobo being blue?

Granted you won't really see much of the color on either the gpu or the psu, and I might make a psu cover, so would blue be better? But then the perfectionist in me wouldn't like the red LED for the controller on the case. Right now I'm waiting on color theme to figure out what cable sleeve accent color/LED colors to order. :/ Any ideas?
post #7888 of 12471
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Originally Posted by Kimomono View Post

Alright, so I'm stuck and need some help as to what to do for a color theme in my case. Right now I have the asus p8z77-v, h-100i, and stock case fans/controllers for color.
I plan on buying a
Asus DC2OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti (possibly x2)
and
Corsair AX860i

Which leaves me thinking red would be the way to go, but I don't know how to swing that with my mobo being blue?

Granted you won't really see much of the color on either the gpu or the psu, and I might make a psu cover, so would blue be better? But then the perfectionist in me wouldn't like the red LED for the controller on the case. Right now I'm waiting on color theme to figure out what cable sleeve accent color/LED colors to order. :/ Any ideas?
the mobo color will be pretty unnoticeable after you fill your rig with components, if it does bother you buy some led strips,
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Going White.....




post #7890 of 12471
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Originally Posted by Kimomono View Post

Alright, so I'm stuck and need some help as to what to do for a color theme in my case. Right now I have the asus p8z77-v, h-100i, and stock case fans/controllers for color.
I plan on buying a
Asus DC2OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti (possibly x2)
and
Corsair AX860i

Which leaves me thinking red would be the way to go, but I don't know how to swing that with my mobo being blue?

Granted you won't really see much of the color on either the gpu or the psu, and I might make a psu cover, so would blue be better? But then the perfectionist in me wouldn't like the red LED for the controller on the case. Right now I'm waiting on color theme to figure out what cable sleeve accent color/LED colors to order. :/ Any ideas?

Forget about the Cosair AX860i if you still what a Corsair destpite the overprice and the coil whine get the normal AX860

Or get one of the just as good but cheaper options

Last 860 watts is plain overkill you can do it with 650 watts if its two GTX 660 ti cards
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