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They did a very nice job on the paint. smile.gif
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Really nice to see that case arrived in perfect condition thumb.gif

I like the pictures, XL window is really nice, can't wait to see more of them.

I also recomend you: http://www.ldcooling.com/shop/cleaning/80-cleaning-set.html

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post #53 of 93
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

They did a very nice job on the paint. smile.gif

Absolutely! It looks even better in person I think - and the powdercoat application is very durable (more so, for example, than the painted Lian-Li components I've worked with).
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Originally Posted by LittleDevil View Post

Really nice to see that case arrived in perfect condition thumb.gif
I like the pictures, XL window is really nice, can't wait to see more of them.
I also recomend you: http://www.ldcooling.com/shop/cleaning/80-cleaning-set.html
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Thanks for checking in on my build log! I am very happy with the way my order has turned out, and it was great being able to discuss the case with you before and during the order process. Thanks for accommodating so many of my requests! smile.gif Also, I was very happy with the shipping speed - the case zipped through customs and arrived very quickly, particularly in light of the long weekend we had the US (which unavoidably delayed its arrival by a day or so).

Your website keeps getting more and more nice accessory options - the wire management clips and screws you now offer certainly are handy. And I don't doubt I will pick up some of the cleaner you suggested one of these days (sadly the flash used in my photos really highlights my smudgy fingerprints - but in person they aren't so noticeable).
post #55 of 93
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[Fillport Installed!]

I don't usually have much time to spend on Thristy on the weekdays (work and all that) but I did have a few spare minutes yesterday to install my fillport. It blends in nicely, I think.

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[Fillport!]

The shiny bit in the middle screws out, and then I can screw a funnel in, making maintenance a bit easier, while also looking nice.
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[Getting Those Cables Managed]

This weekend I had a good amount of time to work on the build, and I'm very happy with the progress I made. One major thing I wanted to tackle was cable management, including getting the PSU cables sleeved.

I took this as a 'before' shot . . .

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[PSU to motherboard cable, pre-sleeving]

I addition to taking photos so I could insure I kept all the wires in the right places during the sleeving process, I also made up a quick diagram mapping which wire went where...

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[Sloppy but decipherable wire mapping diagram]

Of course things don't always turn out as you expect or would like, and my PSU sleeving was one of these things rolleyes.gif. The above photo shows my wire mapping diagram, and also shows two pin removal tools. These tools, which are somewhat like tweezers (they have two slightly flexible flat ends) are used to dislodge the small female pins in PSU cables. This process is a bit tricky, and can involve pushing on the pin extractor while tugging on the wire. From what I've read online, and the tutorial videos I've watched, some pins are particurlarly stubborn. Well in my case, nearly every pin was firmly stuck - and after managing to remove about 20 pins, I'd broken not one, but two, pin removal tools mad.gif. If you look at the above photo carefully, you can see each of the two pin removers is missing on of their 'teeth'.

I chalk up my tools breaking to a combination of bad technique and having some particularly well-attached pins. Either way, the process was more frustrating than fun, so I buckled and ordered some pre-sleeved PSU cables (these cables from Corsair should be compatible with my Seasonic PSU).

With that decision made, I spent the rest of my available time on crimping, soldering and sleeving various fan extension and merging cables, wiring and connecting the power button and light switch, and other various adapters and wiring tasks.

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[Power button and light switch]

The bottom button latches when pressed, and turns my cases interior lights on and off. The center light blinks in time with the HDD access. The top button is a normal power switch.

I've gotten a solid start on cable management, but there is still some sleeving work and cable routing to be done. I've also gotten the reservoir installed, which was super easy thanks to the thoughtfully laid out mounting holes pre-drilled into the motherboard tray.

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[Reservoir and partial cable management/sleeving]

I've also now got two of four HDDs installed and I've made and sleeving my fan merging/extension cables for connecting the fans from the bottom two radiators to the Aquaero PowerAdjust 2's that will power them.

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[Behind the motherboard tray]

Thanks everyone for tuning in - by this time next week I should have some much neater looking photos to share!
post #57 of 93
I had that setup in mine with both RADs at the bottem in one loop. I would really put one RAD at the top so it gets cooler air.
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post #58 of 93
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I had that setup in mine with both RADs at the bottem in one loop. I would really put one RAD at the top so it gets cooler air.

Thanks for the feedback! I've got a third 480mm radiator on the way for exactly the reasons you describe - it should be here Wednesday biggrin.gif (and that second, exhaust radiator in the bottom will get some cooler air from the rear 92mm and front 140mm fans, which are both running as intakes).

Do you have your top mounted radiator pulling air in or pushing it out? Do you (or anyone else out there on OCN) have any recommendations about fan and radiator setup?

I was planning on running my top radiator as an exhaust and running the rear 120mm fan and the front 140mm fans as intakes. I suppose I could also run the top radiator as an intake, but then I'd have more dust filters to get ... pros and cons either way I suppose...
Edited by Kallor - 6/11/12 at 11:15am
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I run the top RAD as an exhaust . I have one fan in the front and no fan at the back.
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I run the top RAD as an exhaust . I have one fan in the front and no fan at the back.

I will be running mine all as intakes for positive pressure....whats the dust level like in yours?
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