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post #21 of 33
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Air cooling mods are done! Keep an eye out on update when I start a WC loop!





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post #22 of 33
Hey bud, here you go. This is what I was trying to explain to you the other night. Sorry I took so long to get back to you. As far as bolt sizes go you will just have to kinda play with what you can find at your hardware store. I personally would try to find some more heavy duty bolts, 6-32 minimum. 1/4- 20 would probably yield the best support without being extremely overkill. Hope this makes sense. You got anymore questions you can always ask.

post #23 of 33
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Thanks a lot for that animal. I kinda had that already pictured out, didn't think about using washers though. Definitely going to do that.

Here's things I have planned out when december rolls around:
- Put Spacers for HDCage
- Modular internal power supply cable. *This would be an important mod that I plan on sharing with all of you. Still planning it out right now.*
- Buy SilverStone PP05 short modular cables and sleeve cables
- Paint Interior
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post #24 of 33
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Some progress made today!

6-32 x 1.5" screws with a 1" Spacer. I also made a custom SATA + Molex power cable, which will be sleeved when my package from MDPC comes.

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Here's a teaser of what's going on in my garage now. Just did my second coat of Primer. Flat Black paint tomorrow afternoon!

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post #25 of 33
perfect HDD cage solution!!

and man, after seeing the photos of the white primer, i'm gonna be sad when it's not white anymore wink.gif
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post #26 of 33
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perfect HDD cage solution!!
and man, after seeing the photos of the white primer, i'm gonna be sad when it's not white anymore wink.gif

LOL! I was just thinking that while I was spraying the primer.

"Wow this looks SICK in white! Do I really want to paint it black?!"

This has been a whole awesome and fun learning experience. I'm messing up and I feel bad about it, but I'm accepting my mistakes and I'm coming up with ways to fix it in the process. See where I relocated the power cable inlet? I ended up cutting a small piece of sheet aluminum and riveting it onto the original power inlet position. Had to make way for the future radiator. Also relocated that PSU brace at the bottom of the case. So fun modding and everything. I just wish my craftsmanship was better.

It's going to be awhile till my whole rig is put back together inside the case. I won't set everything up until I get all my cables sleeved on the AX850.


By the way for the HDDCage mod, just an FYI in case anyone else want's to follow how I did the cage mod. I got a 6-32x1.5" screw, I put it through the case and then put a nut in, then a spacer, then the cage, then another nut. I figured I liked it better with the screw "fixed" on to the case, and all I had to do was take the back nut off and the spacer.
Edited by Jo0 - 11/11/11 at 11:51pm
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post #27 of 33
well, i was in a slightly different boat, because i knew i wanted mine to be white, but the primer i used was the self-etching type in an ugly green color...so the priming stage was excruciating for me haha. hard not to rush things. i feel ya there.

and i am right there with the learning thing...but if you're like me, you've modded/tinkered with other things you own in some way shape or form, so this is probably coming naturally(though initially unbeknownst) to you. The A05 is such the case for this...you're doing great sofar!
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post #28 of 33
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Yeah I've done stuff to other things, like I my most handy tool is a soldering iron to circuit boards and such. I cant wait till this is all finished, hopefully it leaves that "ahhhh" feeling like when I saw your finished a05. biggrin.gif
Edited by Jo0 - 11/12/11 at 12:55am
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post #29 of 33
Looks great. How much does the case want to flex (if any). Stick a fan in there. I want to see the clearance. I may do this if I got the space after I fab up all the rest of my case.
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Looks great. How much does the case want to flex (if any). Stick a fan in there. I want to see the clearance. I may do this if I got the space after I fab up all the rest of my case.

None at all. Since I put a nut before the spacer then the cage and then another nut. It doesnt flex at all. It's as if it was originally a part of the case the whole time. When I'm done painting I'll be putting everything back. So it should be a couple more days.

EDIT:

Just got done putting two coats of Flat Black on the case. I'll get pics up in an hour when I clean up the garage and put some touch up sprays on it. It looks like I powder coated the case, may be the type of spray paint I used. I wonder if I should put clear coat on it. I used flat black enamel spray paint.
Edited by Jo0 - 11/12/11 at 12:52pm
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