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Originally Posted by x3n0n1c View Post

Well after being beat and battered by you guys about my lack of cable management (exaggeration?) I decided to spend some time tonight and tidy it up. It's still far from perfect, but it is an improvement.

Be gentle!


Massive Improvement. Glad we were able to beat you into submiss--.... I mean, persuade you into cleaning it up a little. tongue.gif After all, as enthusiasts we want the cases to be as show worthy as we can get them, right? Even if it's just shown off to others here. I am one of about 10 friends that regularly get together for a bi-monthly Game Night and I am the only "Enthusiast" build in the group, only 1 other one is even remotely custom with lights, and a general red/black theme, but he hasn't put much time into it. I have along way to go, but compliments with every change and update I do. This is why we do it!

Plus the more tidy it can get, the less restriction there is on airflow and the better it will perform, even if its just on air. Flow is a must for good cooling!
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Originally Posted by yukkerz View Post


Haven't posted in a while but. Managed to water cool my 780ti. Still have a good bit of room. Another 780ti kraken g10 and nzxt x40 is coming next.

Very nice, can't wait to see you cram a 3rd cooling unit into that lil box. Gonna get real tight real soon thumb.gif
post #7682 of 10491
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Originally Posted by yukkerz View Post


Haven't posted in a while but. Managed to water cool my 780ti. Still have a good bit of room. Another 780ti kraken g10 and nzxt x40 is coming next.

Nice choice with the cougars
post #7683 of 10491
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Originally Posted by welshy46 View Post

you could just use the holes from the existing power and reset. Even if you just make a plate to mount the switches, and then cut out the area around the power/reset to house the anti vandal amulets. Simples.

That's actually a good idea. Just gonna suck getting those square holes to look nice and round.
post #7684 of 10491
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

LOLLL. I linked you to the same exact switch as the lamptrons.
They have the 16mm and 22mm versions.
That mountainmods link is the same switches. FCPU sells the Lamptrons i'm pretty sure. That mountainmods is just the Black w/Green Circle version

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8729/ele-403/Green_Illuminated_Vandal_Resistant_Latching_Switch_-_16mm_-_Black_Housing_-_Ring_Illumination.html?tl=g52c343s894&id=2L7WJn3I&mv_pc=76469#blank








The 16mm's are good because you can usually use them for either Latching or Momentary. Momentary is for like power or reset, Latching is like turning a power switch on for something and being able to turn the switch off. 

They call em Vandal Switches because people hide them in their cars, and you can't start the car without pressing the switch.

I had a question about those blade type of switches. Do I just twist the wires around them or solder them directly? The screw momentary types look more secure and more familiar to me (banana plug similar style wink.gif)
post #7685 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Hikaru12 View Post

I had a question about those blade type of switches. Do I just twist the wires around them or solder them directly? The screw momentary types look more secure and more familiar to me (banana plug similar style wink.gif)

If you look there at Frozencpu, they have the wireloom for the switch as an option, already have the quick connects to go on the spade connectors already even..... smile.gif
post #7686 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

If you look there at Frozencpu, they have the wireloom for the switch as an option, already have the quick connects to go on the spade connectors already even..... smile.gif

I saw those harnesses and they look good. My only concern with them is their build quality as some of the review on FrozenPC on the ModSmart harnesses are they are not soldered correctly and are too short - which if that's the case I'd rather just do it myself.

Just looking to minimize the amount of soldering I'd have to do because I've never soldered electronics before (only sheet metal).
post #7687 of 10491

Yeah. You can solder em if you want. Quick Disconnects/Spade Connectors are what are usually used for em. You can buy the wire harnesses pre-made, just make sure you get the right one (Latching/Momentary/LED's)

 

They sell the spade connectors at Radio Shack, FCPU sells em too.

 

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g52/c403/s320/list/p1/Switches-Remotes_and_Switch_Cabling-Spade_Connectors-Page1.html?id=2L7WJn3I&mv_pc=88915

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g52/c403/s319/list/p1/Switches-Remotes_and_Switch_Cabling-Switch_Cabling-Page1.html?id=2L7WJn3I&mv_pc=88916

 

Edit: I have a cpl Mod/Smart switches that came with harnesses in the box. They definitely have the Spade Connectors. Not sure what solder people are referring to in the reviews....

    
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post #7688 of 10491
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Yeah. You can solder em if you want. Quick Disconnects/Spade Connectors are what are usually used for em. You can buy the wire harnesses pre-made, just make sure you get the right one (Latching/Momentary/LED's)

They sell the spade connectors at Radio Shack, FCPU sells em too.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g52/c403/s320/list/p1/Switches-Remotes_and_Switch_Cabling-Spade_Connectors-Page1.html?id=2L7WJn3I&mv_pc=88915
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g52/c403/s319/list/p1/Switches-Remotes_and_Switch_Cabling-Switch_Cabling-Page1.html?id=2L7WJn3I&mv_pc=88916

Edit: I have a cpl Mod/Smart switches that came with harnesses in the box. They definitely have the Spade Connectors. Not sure what solder people are referring to in the reviews....

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11094/ele-745/ModSmart_28mm_Vandal_Resistant_Switch_Wire_Harness_-_4_x_2-Pin_Power_Switch_and_LED_-_Wire-SWT-28.html#blank

Read that review wrong. Guy was saying the wires came off the harnesses.

Also, switching gears I'm looking at doing a custom loop and it doesn't seem like there's much space in the bottom for a rez so I was looking at something like this one: LINK but 1) I don't know if it would cause the pump to run dry because it seemingly runs off to the side instead of on top of the pump, and 2) I don't know if it will clear the motherboard tray. It's 90mm tall. I might just do what you guys did and mount a 150 rez on to the side panels.
Edited by Hikaru12 - 3/14/14 at 9:21pm
post #7689 of 10491

Just as crappy as pretty much everything that comes pre-sleeved =)

 

I can't think of really any products i'd recommend to somebody based on their sleeving. Maybe some Phobya accessories. Nothing compares to sleeving something yourself. But then, if you're willing to sleeve yourself, you might as well just make your own harness. If i use the harnesses that came free with my Mod/Smart switches, i'll definitely be sleeving em myself. I already know i'm gonna have to make a few of the harnesses from scratch though

 

Even excellent OEM sleeving jobs usually have too much heatsrhink.

 

Edit: Clicking that link reminded me, they're not sleeved. It's that transparent material like in the pics. More protection than sleeving

 

Any Res-Top for a pump won't let the pump run dry. There's alot of options. XSPC doesn't always have the best flowrate's with their pump tops. That'll work fine though. 

Not sure about the size. Some people have small vertical res's on the mobo level. Horizontal's easier in the XB though. D5's are pretty big too. That's why i'm using a DDC setup personally. I'd rather fit a cpl D5's, but no room


Edited by kpoeticg - 3/14/14 at 9:25pm
    
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
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post #7690 of 10491
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

Just as crappy as pretty much everything that comes pre-sleeved =)

I can't think of really any products i'd recommend to somebody based on their sleeving. Maybe some Phobya accessories. Nothing compares to sleeving something yourself. But then, if you're willing to sleeve yourself, you might as well just make your own harness. If i use the harnesses that came free with my Mod/Smart switches, i'll definitely be sleeving em myself. I already know i'm gonna have to make a few of the harnesses from scratch though

Even excellent OEM sleeving jobs usually have too much heatsrhink.

Edit: Clicking that link reminded me, they're not sleeved. It's that transparent material like in the pics. More protection than sleeving

Any Res-Top for a pump won't let the pump run dry. There's alot of options. XSPC doesn't always have the best flowrate's with their pump tops. That'll work fine though. 
Not sure about the size. Some people have small vertical res's on the mobo level. Horizontal's easier in the XB though. D5's are pretty big too. That's why i'm using a DDC setup personally. I'd rather fit a cpl D5's, but no room

I got screwed on my end and picked up the 655 from MicroCenter and then I got it home and realized that it wasn't the one with the variable flow switch on the bottom. It's still within the return period but I'm too lazy to back up there (1.5 hour drive) to return it and reorder it online or a MCP355. I'm thinking about sticking it on a Lamptron fan controller to control the pump speed but it seems like their new fan controller doesn't support that feature: LINK
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