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Wow what a work of art, those white harnesses looks fabulous! It's one thing to sleeve a wire it's a another to actually make the wire orderly!
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Thanks nathanak21!
Appreciate the kind words. It's not expensive to do your own cables at all. Wire is cheap, pins are cheap, and sleeving can be cheap depending on the brand. Give it a try!
Got em' today. Will be leaving memtest going tonight. I'm crossing my fingers also. I just don't feel comfortable doing much with the build until I know my memory is solid and stable.
Working the connections from the ped to the main case....is challenging. Post tips if you come up with some methods that are useful.
I don't know if I have anything useful for you, I have the 120.4 fan holes/blanks in the bottom of my case, I drilled a 7/8" hole in one of the blanks and inserted a grommet and ran the wiring from the pedestal into the case. Pretty much the only way I could figure out to do it on my rig.
I had wanted to bring the wiring up by the back side door, but that would have meant notching out the top lip on the ped.For this reason alone (wiring) if I had designed the SM8 I would have sacrificed a little area in the main case to widen the area behind the mobo tray/hdd mounting area, or made some sort of pass-through on the edge of the pedestal. IF it would not have compromised structural integrity.
The Case Labs folks are coming up with a new design for drop in radiator mounts for the SM8 ped and asked if I would test it out. Of course, I said I would. Have no idea how much/little they are going to change the pedestal design, but it should be interesting and I'm more than willing to help out.

Good luck with the ram! I had one experience with Corsair RMA and their process is pretty streamlined compared to others.
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How much wiring do you have to pass through the case into the pedestal? An idea popped in my head but I think it would be better suited for a small number of cables. You could embed your cable connectors in the case, showing on the underside. I think it could a a modular approach to your solving your problem.
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Nice work - it came out very cleanly in the end thumb.gif

Thanks Stren. I'll post a picture of my copper plated Iceforce over in your CPU round up thread when I get it. Should be soon.


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Wow what a work of art, those white harnesses looks fabulous! It's one thing to sleeve a wire it's a another to actually make the wire orderly!

Much appreciated Systemlord.


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The Case Labs folks are coming up with a new design for drop in radiator mounts for the SM8 ped and asked if I would test it out. Of course, I said I would. Have no idea how much/little they are going to change the pedestal design, but it should be interesting and I'm more than willing to help out.
Good luck with the ram! I had one experience with Corsair RMA and their process is pretty streamlined compared to others.

Congrats on being a tester on the new CL rad mounts! Love that company and their products.


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How much wiring do you have to pass through the case into the pedestal? An idea popped in my head but I think it would be better suited for a small number of cables. You could embed your cable connectors in the case, showing on the underside. I think it could a a modular approach to your solving your problem.

Hmmmmmmm. Making me think. Keep talking. Flush out your idea more so I can get on the same page.
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So Chris how did the memory test? Everything working now with the new sticks?
    
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So Chris how did the memory test? Everything working now with the new sticks?

Dont' jinx it! tongue.gif

Few glasses of cabernet last night, and I forgot about putting the new memory in to test. smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

So....I put the 4 new sticks in this morning and started it. It's been running about 6.5 hours with no errors so far. But...it has not even completed the second pass yet. Testing 32GB of memory just takes a lot longer than lower density memory. And from my previous tests, I found that I could get through 2 passes successfully sometimes, and still have it error on the 3rd. So....I won't call it good until I've gotten through 4 passes error free. Should know by late this evening.
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Keeping fingers crossed for your memory tests, hopefully this time around the kit is good to go.

That fan daisy chaining is looking good! Still really clean and bonus points for thinking about maintenance. thumb.gif Actually I wish other people had the same insight with only using one 3 pin connector for the whole chain. A while ago I bought a daisy chained fan cable from Bitfenix and they were so generous and threw in 3 pin connectors for all the fans on the chain. doh.gif
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We need more pictures Chris.... tongue.gif
Maybe just a general update of everything you have righ now would be cool then atleast we have something to watch trough again.
Also you should put your build into your profile would be cool to see that biggrin.gif
    
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Chris, are you sure that you're a cpa and not an engineer?! You come up with some great ideas to design solutions to problems. Thinking about maintenance of the fans while making those wiring harnesses... BRILLIANT!!!! smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gifthumb.gif
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How much wiring do you have to pass through the case into the pedestal? An idea popped in my head but I think it would be better suited for a small number of cables. You could embed your cable connectors in the case, showing on the underside. I think it could a a modular approach to your solving your problem.
I can't speak for Chris, but from my pedestal I have 6 sleeved wires running to the case. That's two sets of 8 fans, picking up rpm signal off one fan in each group. There are a few small holes that transfer between the two, but not enough in the same location. Easiest way for me was to cut a hole in a fan blank for the pass through. I could have put another hole in the center where my bulkhead fittings transfer the coolant back and forth but discarded that idea since I didn't think it would look good.
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