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I'm halfway through sleeving the Silverstone psu. I reworked the plumbing of the loop and decreased the amount of tube used significantly. I'm running Watts clear again and though the rig is not powered on, I'm jumping the pump to simulate use on the tube. I'll have pics up soon.
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Well, I got another bad Akasa controller and after contacting ppcs.com I found out that Akasa is having issues with their controllers. Ppcs.com apologized (???) and they gave me credit for the controller. Picked up a few things from ppcs.com to help tidy up the wire management and to replace the Scythe and the faulty Akasa controller. I'm having a few niggles with the rig atm. All was fine after I installed the sleeved psu and now she won't shut off during sleep. Then bsod with error 1033. I suspecting its my oc or ram so I'll check into that. Here's what's coming:

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Btw, here's the finished sleeved psu cables. I know, its not perfect, but it looks decent smile.gif

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Well, I got another bad Akasa controller and after contacting ppcs.com I found out that Akasa is having issues with their controllers. Ppcs.com apologized (???) and they gave me credit for the controller. Picked up a few things from ppcs.com to help tidy up the wire management and to replace the Scythe and the faulty Akasa controller. I'm having a few niggles with the rig atm. All was fine after I installed the sleeved psu and now she won't shut off during sleep. Then bsod with error 1033. I suspecting its my oc or ram so I'll check into that. Here's what's coming:
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Btw, here's the finished sleeved psu cables. I know, its not perfect, but it looks decent smile.gif
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WOOT more Updates!

Hope you really like the NZXT Sentry Mix. 50 watts per channel x 6 channels does sound crazy!
   
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WOOT more Updates!
Hope you really like the NZXT Sentry Mix. 50 watts per channel x 6 channels does sound crazy!

Thanks mate:


New stuff came. Tube has a hint of clouding, though I'm waiting on some replacement tube to come in.

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Oh please take pics of your placement and management of the wires when ready biggrin.gif

Shopping around for a fan controller myself and I have my eye on these 50W+ ones and the Lamptrons. Would like to see how it works out.
    
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Oh please take pics of your placement and management of the wires when ready biggrin.gif
Shopping around for a fan controller myself and I have my eye on these 50W+ ones and the Lamptrons. Would like to see how it works out.

Sigh, this controller is not working properly. Making all the fans buzz and the pump won't even spin properly (just stutters a bit and its sitting on its own channel!!). I spent the whole day working on this and I was so excited to finally see this thing finished.


I'm so pissed right now that I'm ready to sell this rig and just start on my project car frown.gif. I can't freaking believe this is my third fan controller and it sucks! I thought NZXT made good stuff and I heard a lot of good things about this controller and it sucks just like the Akasas.


Anyways, I took some shots of my wiremangement. I custom made some male-molex to male-3pin extensions to connection each distributor. I did test each distributor with all fans hooked up to make sure the custom harness was getting power to all fans. It worked perfect and fans spun at their max and there was no buzzing.

The wiremangement looks a lot neater and better yet, I ended up discarding about twenty Y-cables and some crappy extensions from the old Scythe controller:

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A bit dusty but I'll be spraying her with compressed air and some wipes to clean her up.
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Sorry bro frown.gif

Out of curiousity, why did you not go with a Lamptron? I don't remember if you mentioned it in the earlier posts. I've read alot of good things about NZXTs too, not much about Akasas, but I see everyone usually going with Lamptrons.

I remember my DD case getting smudged alot too. I ended up buying those box of latex medical gloves from Costco for everytime I worked on the case. I couldn't figure out how to implement mesh filters without taking away from the aesthetics though. So the hair of my wife's 3 cats usually went to town on my rads in less than a month so I had to clean it frequently than I wanted to.
    
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Sorry bro frown.gif
Out of curiousity, why did you not go with a Lamptron? I don't remember if you mentioned it in the earlier posts. I've read alot of good things about NZXTs too, not much about Akasas, but I see everyone usually going with Lamptrons.
I remember my DD case getting smudged alot too. I ended up buying those box of latex medical gloves from Costco for everytime I worked on the case. I couldn't figure out how to implement mesh filters without taking away from the aesthetics though. So the hair of my wife's 3 cats usually went to town on my rads in less than a month so I had to clean it frequently than I wanted to.

Performance-pcs.com has the G-Vans which everyone says they're knock-off cheap Lamptron clones.

I sent NZXT an email about this. I'm hoping they can replace this asap. I had high hopes this was the end of this journey but the controller refuses to cooperate frown.gif. I can't go back to the Scythe as I used its extensions to create those custom cables for the fan distribution pcb(s). I'll just use my netbook for now. I really don't want to contact ppcs.com as they'll think I'm doing something wrong. Thanks for your kind words mate smile.gif
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Can I assume this is a danger den double wide owners exclusive thread so I can post my build or should I start a new thread?
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Can I assume this is a danger den double wide owners exclusive thread so I can post my build or should I start a new thread?

This is a specific person's buildlog. I suggest starting a new thread. smile.gif
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