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Keep up the good work! And post up a few new pics of your sleeving to show off your work!
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Goals for Build:
This machine will be used primarily for surfing OCN

CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X
GPU: 2x EVGA GTX 690’s


I like you man.

If you're just doing video editing and gaming, anything above 1600Mhz RAM won't be noticeable.
Edited by Wonky Sausage - 11/13/12 at 11:08am
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Originally Posted by Farmer Boe View Post

Keep up the good work! And post up a few new pics of your sleeving to show off your work!

got a couple on the way.....



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Goals for Build:
This machine will be used primarily for surfing OCN

CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X
GPU: 2x EVGA GTX 690’s

**************************

I like you man.

Dad told me... "Whatever you choose to do....do it the best you can." wink.gif
post #2374 of 3982
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Last week I painted some additional 120mm fans. Today, I gave them the remaining treatment, which like last time, included:

- shorten wiring
- replace black connector with white
- sleeve and heatshrink
- custom stickers

They came out as great as the first batch of 42 fans from several months ago. Showing off my son's latest Lego creation in the background:





These 4 are going in the custom pedestal floor that CaseLabs made me. The normal pedestal floors have no fan holes. I wanted to pull in some fresh air from underneath the box to make sure the rads have some more fresh air. Ultimately, the case will be sitting on a stand that allows even greater airflow underneath the case. Here is the pedestal floor with the 4 fans installed, sitting beside the case.





Going to go work on the power harness for these 4 fans while I'm on a roll. More to come!
post #2375 of 3982
Chris, I love the fan layout on the pedestal floor. Can you take a scale or a pair of calipers and let me know what the distance is between each fan hole? I might holesaw 3 holes in the bottom my pedestal to add more fans for the same purpose.thumb.gif
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post #2376 of 3982
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May not understand exactly what you're asking....but the distance between the circumference of the fan hole cutouts is 1/4 inch. But...that is to fit 4 of them in a tidy fashion. If you're only after 3...I'd just lay them out like you want to place them...and mark from there.
post #2377 of 3982
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One more power harness done, with a picture. Same as all of them...you can unplug individual fans for maintenance and/or replacement. Each power harness is a separate channel on the AQ5's....so I can control the group independently of other fans.

This increases my count to 45 out of 52 fans spinning, ....or 87%. CORRECTION.....damn. I do have 45 done....but just counted again and I still have 10 left....not 7. So...it's 45 out of 55....or 82%.

This is still the custom pedestal floor with the fan cutouts....



Now I've got all 24 fans in the pedestal wired up. Next...I'll be working on how to pass these power connections through to the main compartment. I want to do something modular so that the main case could be lifted off of the pedestal for maintenance, without a lot of hassle. Playing with some ideas.....
post #2378 of 3982
You can get those Amphenol circular connectors that have from a few contacts up to around 60. Or go to Allied Electronics and order a free catalog and look at options.
You can always get the board level type connectors but if you do like I think you will want to, probably be better off with industrial type. You will want something rugged that can withstand not being perfectly aligned during connection, not something with tiny pins.

Next day edit: Clarifying what I said earlier, I'm just assuming you want a hands-free solution? Now that would be nice and why I suggest the industrial type (non twist locking?). But a manual quick disconnect could be made as well. I've mulled it over and for my purposes not worthwhile, but I only have two wires running to my pedestal at this time.

What is the total number of harnesses you have/will have for fans in the pedestal?
Edited by mandrix - 11/14/12 at 3:36am
post #2379 of 3982
Love it! Looking clean as usual.

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You can get those Amphenol circular connectors that have from a few contacts up to around 60. Or go to Allied Electronics and order a free catalog and look at options.
You can always get the board level type connectors but if you do like I think you will want to, probably be better off with industrial type. You will want something rugged that can withstand not being perfectly aligned during connection, not something with tiny pins.
Next day edit: Clarifying what I said earlier, I'm just assuming you want a hands-free solution? Now that would be nice and why I suggest the industrial type (non twist locking?). But a manual quick disconnect could be made as well. I've mulled it over and for my purposes not worthwhile, but I only have two wires running to my pedestal at this time.
What is the total number of harnesses you have/will have for fans in the pedestal?

I checked out the Amphenol connectors. Had not heard of those before. They are probably a little overkill for what I have in mind. Something manual is fine. I've played with several approaches and think I've zero'd in on what I'll do. What I'm after is just an easy way to manually plug/unplug all connections going down into the pedestal, so that the main case can be lifted off when necessary. Seems easy, ....but creates some challenges. It's impossible to reach down into the pedestal when the case in on top of it...so the connection side must exist in the main case. That means the pedestal must have wiring extended up into the main case for the connection. But I want the wire secured to the pedestal so it doesn't drop back down inside the pedestal during maintenance. It's going to require a little drilling and cutting....but I've got an idea.

I'll have the following pedestal connections:

- 5 power harnesses for fans
- 2 coolant tubes
- 1 SATA data cable
- 1 SATA power cable

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Love it! Looking clean as usual.
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Quest! Hadn't heard from you in awhile....was hoping you hadn't given up on OCN! Hope life is treating you well.
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