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Hi I'm new here and I'd like to show you 'Project Inverted' my work in progress scratch build.

I've allready done quite a bit and have a couple of buildlogs on other sites, so I'll just show what I've made so far and post updates when I have them.

After building my HTPC I've started on a new project that I'd like to share with you.

Hardware (so far):


Cooling:
  • 2x EK Coolstream Rad XT 240
  • 1x EK RAM Dominator X4 Acetal
  • 1x EK Supreme HF Acetal
  • 4x Enermax TB Silence Fans (12cm)
  • 1x Coolermaster Turbine 1.8
  • Loads of BitsPower Matt Black fittings

PC:
  • Asus Sabertooth Z77
  • 16Gb (4x4Gb) Corsair Dominator GT (CMT8GX3M2B2133C9)
  • Corsair AX750 PSU
  • 1x 7" Lilliput Touch screen

Warning! loads of pictures ahead!!!


The front
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The side
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The back
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The inside
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EK Coolstream Rad XT 240 with Enermax fans & MDPC-X Sleeving
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Start of the left front
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Corsair Dominator GT (CMT8GX3M2B2133C9)
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Asus Z77 Sabertooth motherboard:
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Unfortunately I forgot to make pictures of the motherboard. But I do have these where the motherboard is allready mounted on the case:
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EK-RAM Dominator X4:
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Installed on the memory:
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Made a start with the visible tubing, using Bitspower Crystal Link tubes:
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Did some measuring and filing for the sata connectors:
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After installing the mobo the gap between it and the backplate kinda bugged me, so I've made these:

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They'll be installed next to the mobo like this:
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So yeah then I ran into a small problem, mainly because I didn't plan ahead.. The only panel on the case that should be able to come off hasn't got enough room to actually come off:

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Because of the reservoir the panel with the fan can only come off by moving it upwards, but it can't because the part with the blue line on it is blocked by the motherboard, and there is not enough room to move it back, there is only a 6mm gap between the panel and the reservoir (at the green arrow) So yeah that sucks.. :wallbash:

But I think I found a solution that hopefully looks good too. To do this I had to cut the panel in two pieces:

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And I've cut a stainless steel hinge into the right size:
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The hinge is mounted onto the panel like this, (The screws will be hidden)
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And I've also made a Sketchup design for the pass-through for the ATX wires:
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Finished the pannel with the hinge:

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When the psu fan is installed the top part can't swing open this far, but still far enough to allow the pannel to 'slide' up and clear the mobo.

Filled the screwholes and sanded them flush with the pannel:
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Continuing with the ATX pass-through pannel, this is what I drew in Sketchup:
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And this is what I got in the mail today:

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I've cut 2 lenghts of wire, 12 for the inner curve and 12 for the outer curve, this way the cables align best. Then I soldered the pins to the wires and sleeved it with Paracord.

Here's how it looked when I was halfway done:
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And after 3 evenings filled with burns and curses I´ve got this:
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I've been trying to figure out a way to connect the EATX connecors without running a bundle of cables in front of the mobo. This is what I came up with; I've soldered pins to 2mm brass bars and bend the bars into the right shape:

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Testfit (crappy iPhone pic )
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Now let's hope the bars won't melt biggrin.gif

Filled the gaps between the pins on the eatx connector with metalputty and filed it down:
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Fits like a glove smile.gif
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There will be some spacers in between the 2 bars, and the bars will be isolated from eachother by either heatshrinks or plastidip.


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Dat's purdy, subed thumb.gif
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Thanks thehidecheck smile.gif


Update!

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Bonuspic:
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Not a single comment?! sad-smiley-002.gif
post #5 of 150
Very interesting build. I've never seen anyone do that with an eatx connector before...
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i think people are still waking up from passing out, thats why there are no comments.

MOTM winner right here, no way anyone else comes close to something of this caliber this month, or even the rest of the year. absolutely beautiful
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wow, this build looks epic.
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wow this looks nice
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INSAIN quality and truly unique design !
Very well done man !
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I love the custom work to make the connectors all static. It wouldn't take much more work to convert this to steampunk smile.gif.
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