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I'll recap what I did recently, maybe it will help someone. I set up the 2x480's with AP15's in push/pull and installed one rad in the pedestal. When I went to drop in the other similar set up 480 it was no go. It's not that there isn't room, just that it would not drop in fully assembled. So the plan is to go ahead and sleeve the fans first before I go ahead with the assembly.

Yesterday would have been funny to anyone watching me, as I was fiddling around I managed to install whole groups of fans backwards! Several times! I also found several either stripped or barely existing threads in the rads. Since I was sitting on the floor doing all this I was quite tired and sore at the end of the day. Not the teenager any more. wink.gif

So last night I managed to get some fans sleeved, I'm not trying to be super tidy with it since they will be stashed away basically unseen. Here's one stack in a not good pic to back me up:


This morning I hope to finish sleeving the lower rad fans, and sometime today my Power Adjust and flow/temp sensors may be here from Germany. Then I need to look at where to put some holes for the tubing. Will get some more pics later to show where I think I'm going to have to punch the tubing holes.
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Photo bomb?
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what do you mean? If you mean my photography sucks, I agree.
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what do you mean? If you mean my photography sucks, I agree.

lol, He's referring to the guy on the tv. Google photobomb and you'll get it.
    
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Ah, OK. thumb.gif Sorry, I'm out of touch on urban slang.


Still sleeving fans, got 5 to go then I'll start reassembling the pedestal.
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Ah, OK. thumb.gif Sorry, I'm out of touch on urban slang.
Still sleeving fans, got 5 to go then I'll start reassembling the pedestal.

I look forward to seeing it. One day i'll sleeve my cables. *shudders at the thought*
    
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It's Case Labs smallest case right ? biggrin.gif

Nice build.

BTW why do you use both GT's and Swiftech Helix's ?
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It's Case Labs smallest case right ? biggrin.gif
Nice build.
BTW why do you use both GT's and Swiftech Helix's ?

some are waiting for the smaller SM5 ninja.gif also SM5 is a korean car, weird enough it is made by Renault, but sold as Samsung.
 
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also SM5 is a korean car, weird enough it is made by Renault, but sold as Samsung.

Not really, its just that Samsung Motors has been bought by Renault.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Samsung_Motors

But in reality its more Nissan than Renault, I haven't seen any RSM stuff when I was at Renault Engineering Office.

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post #30 of 2434
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It's Case Labs smallest case right ? biggrin.gif
Nice build.
BTW why do you use both GT's and Swiftech Helix's ?
AP15's on the radiators, Swiftech for the case fans. Plus I wanted to see if I liked the Swiftech fans.
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