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I should have been done with the pedestal by now, but my inpatients has once again slowed me down. Hopefully I will finish painting it tomorrow.
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Did you have to make new screw holes to mount that 240 SR1 vertically in the front?
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What 480 are you going to use in the Pedestal?
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Originally Posted by FTWRoguE View Post

Did you have to make new screw holes to mount that 240 SR1 vertically in the front?

No new holes are necessary, but you will probably have to expand the existing holes for the top 120 or 140 fan since NZXT originally uses a smaller screw than the normal radiator compatible screw (M4 for me).
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What 480 are you going to use in the Pedestal?

I am using the Hardware Labs Black Ice SR1 480.
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post #75 of 111
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Quick Update: Finally finished painting the pedestal. I have to order some different U-Channel rubber for the window on the pedestal. Once I get that I will be installing the acrylic and then I will just need to finish the stripping on the new front piece as well as applying the Carbon Fiber to all the pieces.
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Another quick update: I have completed the pedestal, but I am still working on the new front. I also had Dwood make a smaller front piece and will have to paint that. I also have put on the carbon fiber on most pieces that I plan to, just a couple of the bay covers and a few miscellaneous pieces. This weekend I broke down the loop and and cleaned all the water cooling components. This week I will probably be sleeving the remainder of the cables since I figure I might as well get them done now. hopefully I will get some pictures in the near future to post the progress I have made.
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post #77 of 111
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Here are a couple of sneak peeks of what I have been working on. I will hopefully get better pictures this weekend.





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post #78 of 111
Looks awesome. DiNoc can easily look overdone but I think here it looks great.

I was thinking of doing something to "soften" the large amount of black material on those end-caps (my case may end up being all white) - I was considering powdercoating them white but this may have a good effect!
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post #79 of 111
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Edited post number 5 with some pictures. I definitely need to work on my photography. I would have gotten more pictures, but I just started working and then forgot to have my camera on hand. doh.gif
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Once again I have updated Post #5 with much better pictures.

Well I am pretty much finished with this build. All I have left to do is install windows and find a couple more 7970's for cheap. It has been a long process, but I am glad to be nearing total completion for the time being (until 7970's drop below $350). This build had a lot of first: water cooling, raid 0, hex core processor, case modding, etc. I would like to thank XNine, TheJesus, and IT Diva for being great references and their timely responses to my questions. Sean Webster for his guidance in installing windows on raid and Lutro0 for his sleeving guides. DWood for the great pedestal. I have a few other ideas for new builds I might pursue, but for now I am going to try and enjoy this monster.
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