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Poll Results: Which Color Version are you buying

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post #10031 of 13812
some progress...

post #10032 of 13812
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Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

That is true, and I have had those screws just spin in place more than once on me. Kinda hate it but oh well.
Got the build up and running last night:, gonna make some smaller cables, ordered some new sata cables (need straight to straight) tidy up the back and all set. Hopefully within a week.

Awesome job!

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post #10033 of 13812
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Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

Do you have it push pull, i yes then you need around ~ 35mm long screws.
If you dont have any fans there, then 5mm long screws should hold fine. I'm using those to hold my 480 monster rad on the top without any issues.


Thanks,

Yes I have push pull-

I have the water 2 extreme in hanging position, inside the case, it comes with two 120mm fans so with my 3 140mm at top.

35mm long screws? would I need hex nuts as well???

the holes on the top of the case appear to be pretty big ( for the standard coarse threading fan screw)
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aces on the overhead grill kgtuning
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post #10035 of 13812
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aces on the overhead grill kgtuning

thanks! This is one of my ideas for the top grill, just need to mount it.
post #10036 of 13812
redid my cables best I could



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post #10037 of 13812
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some progress...

I love it but how did you do it? i hate the standard flip design they have on this case and would love to mod it some how.
post #10038 of 13812
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Originally Posted by mlibby1980 View Post

I love it but how did you do it? i hate the standard flip design they have on this case and would love to mod it some how.

Yes ! Yes ! It's excellent how did you do it.
post #10039 of 13812
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Originally Posted by kgtuning View Post

some progress...

Is that a custom grill? I have my switch 810 gun metal & a grill like that would look sweet on it. But that's awesome. thumb.gif
post #10040 of 13812
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Originally Posted by grimreaper01 View Post

Has anyone unscrewed the top of the case? (Not the fan cover) Is it difficult or time consuming? I count like 10 screws.

I took the entire case apart to get everything in, including the roof in order to mount my EX420 with P-P 140x25 fans. Honestly, it's not too bad at all! Just don't forget to remove the two side panels for the "Stealth ODD Bay" (the top 5.25" bay) as they attach to the top panel.
Once you have it removed, it is incredibly easy to install your rad + fans, and then you simply (and gently) lower it back down onto the top of the case, re-align everything (perhaps the trickiest part...), and screw it back together!

The primary reason I removed the top was to drill mounting holes for the EX420 (15mm spacing indexed off the front), and the process of disassembling the case to remove the top and then replacing the top took about half as much time as the whole measuring (thrice), marking, taping-off, drilling pilot holes, checking, redoing 3-4 pilot holes, checking, drilling full size screw-holes, removing tape, blowing off excess aluminum flakes with 225psi air compressor, wiping it down with a damp rag, drying it, and installing the bottom rad fans to the rad then the rad and top fans to the roof, routing fan wires, etc.

If you're taking the time to remove the top to install fans, I'd recommend also using a dremel or small hole saw (1/8" maybe?) to remove a small section of the plastic top cover right above the hole in the metal case roof (near the mid-line on the "back", i.e. the side that ends behind the MB tray NOT the windowed side), as this will allow you to route the fan wires down and do so very cleanly. On the opposite side from this hole, there is another one that is the perfect size for a "bulkhead" fitting and if you make a similar cut into the plastic top cover (similar to the one for the fan wires), you can easily use this spot for a fill-port mount!

ONE BIG PIECE OF ADVICE: Take a few pictures of EXACTLY how everything is laid out, as I had some difficulty getting the LED's for the HDD/PWR to properly align, which could have been prevented by simply taking a picture. Oh, and I would also consider, if using a radiator, to cut out the cross-braces, or at least some of them, as they block some of the airflow; it's not a huge deal, and I doubt it'd make much if any performance difference, but it MAY reduce fan noise.

Oh, and when you install the fans/rad, I'd use some thin (1/4-1/8 inch) compressible gasket, either the compressible foam type (usually has adhesive on one side) or the compressible rubber type, putting it between the case and the fans, the rad and the case, and the fans and the rad. Not only does it act as a vibration dampener, it also prevents air leaking out.

Here are some pics of the process, hopefully they can be of help to you!

















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Originally Posted by burntheskies View Post

Anyone know of what size screws for mounting 140mm fans into the overhead slot of the case? I mounted a water 2 extreme inside the case, and the default case screws are too short.
There are some long screws but I'd like something more secure.

I actually found this out the hard way. I was installing my EX420 and had gotten it and the pull fans (the top ones) together, sandwiching the metal roof between them, when I went to install the three push fans. I was an idiot and didn't think to check how many screws came with the radiator doh.gif, and the answer was 12... I needed 24!madsmiley.png
I debated ordering some online from PPCs or the like, but I am far too impatient for that!wheee.gif

I went to Lowe's, with one of the XSPC-provided screws, and spent half an hour looking for something that was identical. I eventually found the best match, although I was peeved that they weren't black (mad.gif)
At this point, though I just wanted to get out of there and get finished installing the rad.

SO... I bought 3 packs of 8x screws + 8x bolts each, the size being 6-32 1.25", and they fit PERFECTLY!!!! applaud.gif
   
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