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very nice work. what you're doing here and what so many other people on this forum manage to build just amazes me. it also makes me feel bad about my build tho lol... i have two left hands and i can't make the inside of my case look so clean smile.gif
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Copper tape might be a good idea NeighborhoodGeek. I didn't even know it existed. Gonna see if I can get it somewhere here in the Netherlands. Thanks for the tip!
I'm planning on using the orange temp-display to make some sort of console, which I will put in left bottom of the case. I might have room for a tiny dino there ;D. I really like the idea, but it must be really small so it's in proportion with the Kaylee figurine. So i'm gonna search the web for something suitable, maybe even go to a toy-store tongue.gif.
After visiting my parents today, I got my camera charger. So high res pics are gonna be posted tomorrow!

Should be fairly easy to find.
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very nice work. what you're doing here and what so many other people on this forum manage to build just amazes me. it also makes me feel bad about my build tho lol... i have two left hands and i can't make the inside of my case look so clean smile.gif

What case do you have? If you get a case with some cable management spaces it makes it super easy. Make sure you have more air being pulled into your case than you have being pushed out to create pressure and help keep dust out. Blow out your case every couple of weeks, make sure you do it outside so the dust doesn't just filter back into your case.
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What case do you have? If you get a case with some cable management spaces it makes it super easy. Make sure you have more air being pulled into your case than you have being pushed out to create pressure and help keep dust out. Blow out your case every couple of weeks, make sure you do it outside so the dust doesn't just filter back into your case.

i have a cm 690 II advanced. the case itself is great for cable management... the problem lies with me, not with the case smile.gif

thanks for the tips wink.gif
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i have a cm 690 II advanced. the case itself is great for cable management... the problem lies with me, not with the case smile.gif
thanks for the tips wink.gif

Ah... Well... Tutorials on YouTube! lol

Seriously, that's how I did my cable management.
post #25 of 85
Wow, looking great. Love how you passed the 24-pin through the copper pipes. thumb.gif
post #26 of 85
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Thanks everyone,
It means alot to me, that you guys like it.

I finaly got around to making some high res pics. Lighting was a little tricky, but I think they turned out ok. At least I made alot wink.gif.

So this is what I got so far:











Here is a pic of what the back looks like after cable management:



This is the bracket I got from Dwood, to mount the Antec 620 on my GTX670:




Modded a standard fancable to be 5V, so I can use it for the fan on the bracket (Dark Grey Revoltec 80mm):

This was fairly simple. I just had to switch the yellow and red wire. This way you can still daisy-chain, since the voltages on each wire are the same as before (I just have to keep in mind that the yellow one is 5V and the red one is 12V instead of the other way around).


Like I said, lot's of pics biggrin.gif, I hope everyone enjoyed it.

Things to be done:
  • Mounting Antec 620 on GFX-card
  • Placement of more white single LED's, like I used on Kaylee, and making sure those cables are hidden (haven't done that yet, as you can see in the upper right corner of the case, cables are still showing).
  • Making a cover out of spare polycarbonate for the 5.25" bay inside of the case.
    Edit: This will be painted black, like the PSU-cover and because the Rolling Stones say so!
  • Making a console with temp display to fit in the bottom left of the case.
  • Copper-painting 120mm fan grills, which I want to mount on the inside, onto the Cougar fans. And one on the back of the case, after I cut out the mesh there.
  • Fixing little esthetic faults.
  • Maybe using more copper-tubes to hide the USB 3.0 cable better (this would probably connect kaylee's figurine and the console, that is still to be made).
  • Copper-painting the grey plastic strip around the front (this is going to be a challenge, since I can't take them of. I will have to tape the edges very, very carefuly!)
  • Making the tubes on the H100 and Antec 620 copper-colored an matching somehow

I will mount the Antec 620 this week. I'm still waiting for the ordered parts to be able to start doing the rest.

Let me know what you think!

Edit: added something to the to-do list.
Edited by Juraat - 11/12/12 at 3:19pm
post #27 of 85
Looks awesome so far. I really, really dig those copper pipes. I might have to do some pipes in my case, looks awesome. thumb.gif
post #28 of 85
Well I didn't think it could get better...
But it did biggrin.gif But the longer i look at it the more i think i have to ask, how did you get that 24-pin to fit through the pipe 0.o????
post #29 of 85
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Thanks! biggrin.gif

The color of the orange LED's turned out a bit lighter (edit: as in, more yellowish) on the foto's, then irl though.

To get the 24pin through the pipe, I made a cut along the side of the fitting (is it called a fitting?). It's a few mm wide, just enough so I could put the individual cables through one by one wink.gif.

On these pics I circled the cut in the fitting and ring that screws onto it:




I didn't feel like making more pics just to show the cut, so bear with me if it's a bit difficult to see.

Cheers!

Edit: really bad typo
Edited by Juraat - 11/12/12 at 2:38pm
post #30 of 85
Oh ok thanks, I thought you depinned the whole cable for it. Your way is a lot faster thumb.gif
Only thing I can think of now is maybe painting (or somehow sleeving) the H100 a copper color.
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