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You may end up with a channel or two not working, or you may be able to fix it with a little solder and wires if you can figure out where the wires connected to.
    
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You may end up with a channel or two not working, or you may be able to fix it with a little solder and wires if you can figure out where the wires connected to.

Well I guess I'll have to buy another one if that's the case.

Speaking of fan controllers, I want one switch to control four fans at a time. Are there four-to-one fan splitter cables out there? How would I go about doing that? (NM figured it out and ordered splitters)

Here's a picture of all the fans I want to connect. All sleeved but placed back in box.



Today I spray painted the filters a bit to help decrease the cheesy hot-topic look of the build:


Edited by Roman736 - 9/4/12 at 2:12pm
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Slowly but surely this thing is starting to come together....


Testing the look of the new painted grills, definitely like it more than plain red. What do you guys think?




Placing the first tubing. This is the only non-compression part of the loop and it's from the reservoir to the fillport:


Fillport:


top grills biggrin.gif



a look at the fillport-to-reservoir connection (there's a shiny black tube in there somewhere):



Placement of pull fans and reservoirs (god they look beautiful):



To place push fans, needed to dremel a bit of the first fan. Now I see why a rotary saw is essential!!




There was really something magical about placing the tubing that connects the reservoirs. Finally, the computer started having the look of something special, like all the awesome computers I see on this site.
post #84 of 126
Wow this is going to look great finished. Every-time i see those corsair fans in a build i like them more and more. The graduated effect on the filter mesh turned out well, nice work smile.gif
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looking real clean... I like it
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looking fantastic mate, keep it up
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Thanks guys! Your comments are inspiring.


A little update. Unlike on the 240 front and side grills, the mesh doesn't reach the ends of the 360 grill. So I nicked a piece off the bottom fan's filter:



So now it looks filled out:

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In this picture, you can see the difference clearly b/w the Corsair high airflow fans and the high static pressure fans surrounding the radiators:







I'll be replacing the side grill soon after its paint job and fan mounting. Despite watercooling, the HAF (High Air Flow) theme is maintained by putting the high airflow fans with the thinner blades in the lower front and side grills, along with the CM turbine fan on the bottom of the case.





Edited by Roman736 - 9/25/12 at 8:44pm
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Since this is all new to me, I wanted to share some of my experience sleeving.


Take, for example, this simple fan splitter. It will connect the four fans in the front to one control lever in the fan controller. It took me a lazy 4 hours to figure this stuff out today.


Keeping everything black is tough with white parts like the ones on this splitter. A black version of each white piece is at least a dollar. Luckily each corsair fan came with an extra tiny extension I could use.



MDPC sleeving is sent with some "customizations" by Nils, the guy who makes it. I asked for a smoker on this package! haha Bought extra in case I ever want to sleeve in the future. The quality of the sleeving is absurd. It has a lifelike feel to it.




Edited by Roman736 - 9/25/12 at 9:06pm
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Tools of the Trade: (props to Lutro0 for teaching me this stuff in his videos!)




Decided I would use the tool to tag my pics smile.gif

And the actual sleeving:






After some clean-up:


FINAL product of this stupid little cord that took me too long to sleeve, but was pleasantly relaxing to work with and rewarding when finished! Especially since this was my first time sleeving more than one cable components.

Edited by Roman736 - 9/27/12 at 4:39pm
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