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post #21 of 33
About your K90: Don't try switching the keys. I don't know if it's possible or not, but if it is...it's not worth it. If you like blacks, get a keyboard with blacks. Sorry.

About your H60, the stock stuff is alright but the MX4 will be better. It's typically better by a few degrees. As far as upkeep....I like to blow the dust out of the radiator every once in a while. Just get a can of duster/cleaner stuff and blow through it. I like to blow it all OUT of the case when I can think about it. I normally don't even turn the computer off to do it, though. No real maintenance otherwise.
 
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Thanks for the tips on the H60...I often blow out the dust in my machines...any reasoning behind not swaping out the switches (other than void the warranty?) I really like this board just wish it had the black switches.


btw look what came in today!



I'm gonna piece this thing together in the black case I cant just have all this good stuff sitting around not being used...

I think I'll have time tomorrow to mess with sleeving.
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post #23 of 33
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ok so Even though I've been sick all day I couldnt put off at least piecing this thing together

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removing the HDD bays since they arent needed.





Mobo


Puting on the back plate for the H60


Putting in the i/o sheild



putting in the Mobo



Installing the H60 (do you think it would be better on the top of the case instead of the back?)




Ok that was stupid now to try and get my fingers in this tiny spot to attach the fan and pump to the headers :-/




Installing my OCZ zt 750w PSU





Hmm apparently it wont fit :-/ onto my Corsair CX500

Thats MUCH better...


well seeing how the CX500 isnt modular and there is Nowhere to hide the cabling, I'm going to have to get creative...anyone have any Ideas? (cable management is NOT my strong suit)








oh and apparently I need some adapters to plug in my extra fans since there are only 2 onboard headers, and they both are being used by the H60 (one for the fan one for the pump)
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post #24 of 33
There's nothing "wrong" with switching it, other than warranty....it's just not worth it. You have to do a bunch of soldering for every switch. It'll be REALLY expensive to switch them all out. Heck, it'd be hard and expensive to just switch out your WASD keys. If you want a keyboard with Chery MX Black switches, buy a keyboard with Cherry MX Black switches.
 
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Any Cable management gurus out there with some tips for me? I really struggle with cable management.
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post #26 of 33
Put a side panel on and forget about it >.>

Aside from removing all superfluous cables you are kinda stuck with the mess. A full recable/sleeve of the psu would take ages and although it would be pro you're probably better off with a new psu to start with.
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One thing to think about is to take all of the excess cables and shove them in the gap between the PSU and the PSU case. The header cables you can run from the little slot just below where they are in your fourth from last picture.
 
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Holy eating my words, Batman!! It seems like I was wrong!!

Now, the trick is going to be finding just the switches....but the above link is a guide on how to swap them out.
 
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Great progress on the build! My first idea would be an opaque acrylic wire management 'cover' of sorts, sort of like the HAF X has near the PSU.
Looking forward to updates! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Khepira View Post

Great progress on the build! My first idea would be an opaque acrylic wire management 'cover' of sorts, sort of like the HAF X has near the PSU.
Looking forward to updates! thumb.gif

I LOVE this Idea...off to find something!
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