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Your sleeving looks pretty darn good - if you have some more coming up can you post some pics of the process. Looking to get into learning the whole process here soon
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I would suggest checking youtube - look at Lutro0's stuff. He has some great beginner vids for sleeving. IMO you need to start with quality sleeve and shrink - MDPC is by far and away the best (again IMHO.) I did some more sleeving, but didn't take shots of the process since it really is pretty simple. Watching vids of the process is better than pics if you can.

I spent the morning cutting down 40 screws to a custom length since I didn't want to pay 40cents each for them. Weird I couldn't find them local although I only went to two shops. At least they are all cut and getting painted.

Did some more sleeving - here is an example fan extension. You can see the color through it up close, but I don't care since these will be pretty well hidden (I will also shoot the ends with some black primer.) Normally, I would wrap colored wire with black electrical tape (or tape matching my sleeve) to make it appear more uniform - white sleeve for example REQUIRES you to use white tape or the wire will show through.
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Prepped and painted my fans (the ones I have on hand).
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That's all I have time for today - off to watch the Man U game at my local. Man, I hope we don't get bounced! CHEERS!smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
   
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Keep us updated, that looks awesome smile.gif
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A few things arrived today - now I can start making some progress!

TOYS!!
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Fan Controllers
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Realized I had to do something for a front panel plug in (USB, etc) so here is what I will be using. All in ones are generally fugly, this one not so much (still a little fugly.)
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HDD Adapters - I am installing my HDDs and SSD where the optical devices would go. I will say these little guys are great! Perfect build, plenty of screws for HDD or SSD and vibration dampening material as well.
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Fanorama! Needed 12mm thick fans for the pedestal since the 360 rads eat up a lot of real estate in there. I love Noiseblocker fans - expensive, but well worth it IMHO.
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Fans awaiting sleeving and painting. My Enermax fans are all done, these I didn't get to today (I am bored of sleeving fans!)
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A few pics of the guts - here's the Mobo on the tray awating install into the case. I needed to do the front fans/reservoirs first - more on that below.
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PSU installed into the case.
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EK pump tops installed onto my pumps.
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Video cards - I love these!
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So I am installing the reservoirs over the 6 front fans and man was this a PIA! As I noted in a previous post, I had to cut down all of the screws to special lengths so it looks clean. Then I painted everything gloss black. Without planning out how I was going to attach everthing I went ahead and installed all six fans. Stupid idea. First, the reservoir clamps are sitting on the outermost fans (top screws for the lower fan and bottom screws for the upper). To do this I had special sizes for the front side screw - the one you see going into the case and another size to hold the reservior clamp to the fan. What didn't occur to me is there was no way I was going to attach it all with all the fans in place. So I had to remove all of the fans and actually think this out and go step by step. This job was a royal pain, but the results are great I think. It was seriously tough to hold the front grill, fan, rear fan grill on while trying to get it all lined up. The hardest part was getting the shorty front side screws/bolts on as well as the clamp setup. All in all took about 2 hours to get this all together since I had to take it apart once! I have two fill ports that I may use - it looks pretty close so not sure yet.
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I need to flush out the radiators before I can get to the pedestal - not to mention sleeve and paint more fans. I haven't grabbed my acrylic yet as I need to know the exact width of the LED strips I have coming in (should be in tomorrow I think.) If I can get the acrylic I can move toward serious completion. More to come.
   
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Looking at these pics I have decided to paint the PSU gloss black - just stands out too much IMO. Oh well, more work for me!
   
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That graphic looks sick!
    
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That graphic looks sick!

Thanks! thumb.gif I cannot wait to see that bad boy lit up!!!
   
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Not too many updates as I am heading home to do XMas lights - love 'em! Mainly spent my time sleeving, sleeving, sleeving fans. Now everything is painted (ends included.) I will spend this weekend if I can flushing my radiators and completing the wiring for the pedestal. My LED strip came in and man is that sucker bright! Now I need to go get my acrylic and start cutting. Almost everything is in house now to complete this build, just need to do all the detail work (which takes the most time.) Here are some pics.

LUNCH! A Shoggy Sandwich - it's to mount my pumps on to isolate vibration from the case.
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Super bright LED strip from Oznium. Did I mention this is BRIGHT?
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More fan painting, cable end painting, and painting of the PSU. The PSU was texture-painted to start so it will show through the gloss. I am ok with that since the PSU is covered by the MOBO tray once the build is compete.
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More after the weekend! Later.
   
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I was able to spend some time today working on the pedestal and getting final measurements for my acrylic. Had to cut down 12 more screws and paint (man doing that is soooo much fun) to mount my skinny fans. Here's the pics:

Doing the rad flush!
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Here's the work on the pedestal - skinny fans are in
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Halfway there on the rad, rad install
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All done on the fans and rads installation in the pedestal - pretty slick! I will say there is oh, about 1.5mm gap between the rads and the rear fans - close!
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Some shots of how I will mount my pumps. Notice the Shoggy Sandwiches bring the pumps up to the perfect level for a straight shot into the rads. Nice!
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A couple of shots of the MOBO with the connectors on (except the memory one - not quite sure how I will run that one.)
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Koolance is better. Period. Here is what I don't like about Bitspower - only a single nub on their connectors. Koolance uses two and tubing will not come off even without the compression fitting. Not so with Bitspower. Any lateral pressure and tubing comes off easily. I wish Koolance made 45 degree fittings. sadsmiley.gif
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Now the good stuff - the Acrylic! Here is a shot of me prepping the distance for drilling out the sides. I will bring in my framing square and drop the marks on the side so I can drill small holes in the edge of the sheet so that the string sits flush with the lights shining into the sheet.
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The relatively dark shots. First one gives you a sense of the light diffusion. I know it appears not so bright in the middle of the sheet, but I will be cutting this sheet in half so it will be REAL bright throughout the thickness.
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I peeled back the covering to get a sense of how it might look. Should turn out pretty cool. I plan on sanding down one side so you cannot see through the sheet since I am using this to cover all the mess that you would see from above (tops of drives, optical bay, etc.) Notice how bright this end is even without the lights being right there - this is 18" away from the light source. My final cut will be 9".
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I have my slot dvd coming in tomorrow and will need to get that installed along with all the final bits still. However, I have to get my sheet cut down and drilled out for tubing before I can do the final, final. More to come!
   
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blu ray TONS - See Build Log windows 7 64 bit ultimate Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D 
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Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D g15 corsair 1200ax 
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mountain mods u2-ufo rat 9 
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i7 860 EVGA P55 FTW gtx 560 gtx 560 
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Corsair Dominator Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb Intel M4 ssd 
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antec skeleton 
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i7 860 EVGA P55 FTW EVGA GTX 295 Corsair Dominator 8 gig 
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2 x Western Digital Caviar Blacks 1TB Blu-Ray Corsair H70 Everything else on air 
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Windows 7, 64  Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D F Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D F Logitech G15 
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i5-2500k asus p8p67 deluxe EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 3072 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 3072 
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Corsair Dominator 8 gig ocz agility 240 Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
blu ray TONS - See Build Log windows 7 64 bit ultimate Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D g15 corsair 1200ax 
CaseMouse
mountain mods u2-ufo rat 9 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 860 EVGA P55 FTW gtx 560 gtx 560 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb Intel M4 ssd 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
TONS - See Build Log windows 7 64 bit Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW x 4 Corsair 1000 
Case
antec skeleton 
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i7 860 EVGA P55 FTW EVGA GTX 295 Corsair Dominator 8 gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2 x Western Digital Caviar Blacks 1TB Blu-Ray Corsair H70 Everything else on air 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7, 64  Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D F Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D F Logitech G15 
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Wow, this looks pretty damn sweet!
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