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mmmmmm me gusta im subscribo
 
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post #12 of 23
Love catching a good CaseLabs build....subbed to see where this goes. Nice stuff so far. thumb.gif
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NVM! businesssmiley.png psh!
Edited by mironccr345 - 1/16/13 at 8:08pm
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post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the interest and support. It gives me the motivation to go ahead and take pictures and post the progress. I hope I can build something that is still budget conscious and yet appealing. Because I like simple, clean, and industrial look with great functionality, this build will not be very flashy. I hope that it becomes a great performing computer over time that earns a humble reputation that motivates people to do the best you can with a limited budget. I am reusing a lot of old components and second hand products. So there is some mismatch components that might be less than appealing, but I figure later on I will find the weak spots and improve them.

For the most part the colors will be black and grey. Simple but effective. smile.gif

Thanks again, I will be updating more as orders arrive and progress is completed!



EDIT: I also decided to test different tims against my old trust worthy AS5 while changing computer cases. Go vote for the tim you would like to be tested here.
Edited by Nick7269 - 1/16/13 at 9:04pm
     
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post #15 of 23
This looks to be a pretty sick build!
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post #17 of 23
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A small update today. UPS and FedEx arrived at the same time today! lol they passed each other in the driveway and each left a package at a different door. rolleyes.gif

The radiator gaskets, acrylic reservoirs, and tubing arrived. Still waiting on a couple pumps to show up. I ordered the anti-bacterial tubing from McMaster Carr for $1.35 per foot (25 ft) and free shipping! I thought I got away with free shipping, but I later saw a new email with an invoice attached. Shipping cost $5.68, so not that bad.




EDIT: Another package arrived today with the pumps. Now I can assemble the pumps/ reservoirs (going to read the instructions). smile.gif


Edited by Nick7269 - 1/19/13 at 1:42pm
     
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post #18 of 23
I will be interested in how this turns out. I used one of those XSPC reservoirs in my last build. It looks great with the LED and the Mayhems Pastel.
post #19 of 23
It is HUUUUGE!
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zooty Cat View Post

I will be interested in how this turns out. I used one of those XSPC reservoirs in my last build. It looks great with the LED and the Mayhems Pastel.

I like the look of the pastel colors. Looks like someone used milk and food coloring! lol
I'm looking forward to using this setup. I hope it turns out well.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post

It is HUUUUGE!

I love it when she says that! biggrin.gif




Hehe okay, I thought I would stop in for an update. I have slowly made a little bit more progress.

The FedEx man brought me some more goodies!



I ran across these cables and decided to pick them up. I can't wait to start using these.



I like the look of these inline filters. Some of the others were made of plastic and just did not appear to have the same quality.



Some new tools, I hope they work out well.





I have finally decided to get started moving the computers over. I am nervous about the wires being to short. So I figured the best way to find out what needs to be adjusted is to just get started installing. smile.gif
I started off with installing the older computer first. I decided to put this computer on this side because the cpu is mounted closer to the bottom of the case and the radiator for this cpu will be in the bottom of the case.



The motherboard looks tiny inside this case!













I have removed the hard drive cage from the flex bay so I can hook up the hard drives for now until I get longer cables. This will have to work for a temporary home.



Now that I have the old computer temporarily installed, I decided to install the newer computer and see how it is going to fit. Again I am worried about the cables being to short.
The removable mobo trays are great! It just not get any easier installing them.







Picture of the back side with bother computers installed.



Here you can see the psu cable is too short to reach the mobo. When I originally sleeved the wires, I made them about 6" shorter to fit in the Lian Li case. Now they are about 6" too short. rolleyes.gif



For now, I am going to set the PSU inside the case until I can fix the length of the wires.







The SSD's and cables ready to install.



The SSD's temporary home. Even sleeved wires don't make a rats nest of wires look any better! lol



The top radiator painted and put in the case so I can see how much room I have to work with. Obviously I will not have any issues with space up here. smile.gif



Here is a picture of the pump/ res and a inline filter installed.



Here are some pictures where I wanted to see the radiators, fans, and flex bay alignment. I just wanted to make sure they are going to fit and see how they will look.







Here is the geek tool tip for the day! This is a great LED flashlight that has two brightness levels. Believe it or not, there are times it is too bright and needs to be turned down to the lower light level. It uses 4 AAA batteries, surprisingly it does not drain the batteries quickly either. The first set of batteries lasted me 4-5 months of heavy use.


Edited by Nick7269 - 1/24/13 at 3:22pm
     
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