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post #351 of 404
awesome build. is you cpu delidded? those are some great temps. also, can 480 radiatior fit in that pedestal?
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awesome build. is you cpu delidded? those are some great temps. also, can 480 radiatior fit in that pedestal?

Thank you.

No, the CPU isn't delidded ... yet.

My next build will be based on a 3930K and when I get that up and running, I will have a 2700K as a backup for my 3770K in case I mess up the chip delidding it.

Yes, you can easily fit a 480 radiator in the base, even a Monsta 480 ... or 2 45mm thick 480 radiators with 4 fans on them each, both blowing air outward (drawing cool air in from the center cavity).
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Well, I haven't made much progress on the build as of late, I've been pulling my hair out at work switching accounting packages for our company after 22 years. So unfortunately, when I get home, being on the computer is the last thing I've wanted to do for the past couple days.





The 3 140mm Cougar fans that I ordered from Newegg came in today.




I pulled out the one and a half fans that was in the front (don't ask, I'm still annoyed at the quality of the stock NZXT fans that were here) and place the Cougars in. Aside from not falling apart like the two other 140mm NZXT fans that came with the Switch 810, these match the overall color scheme MUCH better.




Yet another package from Germany. A couple meters of black sleeve, some orange SATA sleeve, some black and white heat shrink, SATA connectors, 3-pin connectors, a whole bunch of terminals, and of course, the MDPC crimp tool.




While the FTWPC tool was "ok", this one puts it to shame. Not to mention, you get a TON of terminals of all sorts.




As with all tools from MDPC, they are individually tested and calibrated for perfect crimps. They even include samples.
post #354 of 404
Great crimping tool. Got one with my order last week. biggrin.gif

I also see that Micro Center sell those Cougar fans now. I'm not sure if you are close enough to the one in Rockville but it's nice to know.
Edited by Zooty Cat - 2/19/13 at 3:56pm
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I also see that Micro Center sell those Cougar fans now. I'm not sure if you are close enough to the one in Rockville but it's nice to know.

Yeah, the Rockville MC is only about 45 minutes away. I was tempted to go there and get them, but I really really in a hurry for them and Newegg usually delivers to me in 1-2 days.


Now all I'm waiting on is a stripper tool from Lutro0, then I can start messing with the cable sleeving in earnest.
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After messing around with the main set of LED's in the case (around the perimeter of case door), I realized I wanted to put a second set of lights down around the XSPC Twin D5 Dual Bay Reservoir to light it up. Since it's made of clear plexi, it takes on a nice glow based on the color of the LED hitting it.



First thing was to attach the 3 LED control and power wires to the strip.




Since I want the sleeve to totally hide the colors, I put some black heat shrink on the colored wires.




Since it is easier to keep track of the LED signals with color coded wires, I went with Red, Blue, and Green wires for the control and a black for the power.




Next up, cutting the MDPC wire sleeve to length and sliding it on. Having the black heat shrink definitely hid the colored wires well.




Lastly, time to put some heat shrink on the ends to make everything look polished and to insulate everything.



I must say, working with LEDs isn't all that hard. I can definitely see myself using them in a whole host of applications.
post #357 of 404
Nice update, I plan on doing something using LED strips and creating a light pane on the floor of my case.

Keep up the good work.
post #358 of 404
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Tonight I did a bit of sleeving. Made the first truly custom cable, a 5" long SATA power cable to power the Samsung 840 Pro SSD. I think it turned out rather well.



The first wire sleeved. The new MDPC crimper sure does a nice job. Coupled with the Lutro0 custom sleeving measuring tool, all the cables should come out the same.




One wire down, four more to go.




Now that they are all sleeved, I just have to stuff them in the connectors in the right order.




All the heat shrink lines up nicely on the SATA power end.




Not a bad looking cable (especially for being so short) .




All the heat shrink lines up nicely on the PSU end.




Another shot of the PSU end.




Here is the newly made SATA power cable installed on the SSD.




Time to redo all those ugly stock black and yellow wires.




Here is Muzzle Flash as of now.
post #359 of 404
Nice work.
post #360 of 404
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Well, today my Lutro0 tools should arrive (strippers and threading tool) and I will start wire sleeving in earnest.

After thinking about things and watching more videos, looking at other peoples builds, etc. I think I am going to strip down what I did last night and redo it without the heat shrink. It should make for a much cleaner look overall.
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