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post #1 of 19
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Hey all, i'm new to this so no hate please biggrin.gif
After my build that i completed about a year ago (originally had a raven rv02) my pc has become progressively less 'attractive'
Since my Sapphire 6870 died 1 week outside of warranty i brought a EVGA 660, this new card has inspired me and made me interested again more than ever before. I've decided that i am going to change the colour scheme from blue and black to red and black.
As i am pretty low on money as of now i plan on creating totally custom cables (length and sleeving) to give it a profesional look i also plan on creating a 'mid plate' that will later hide the watercooling pump and a 240mm radiator.



Sorry about the poor image quality ! Get my dslr back soon. (Girlfriend stole it)

Any questions or suggestions just ask !
post #2 of 19
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So far i've not gotten too far, Ive fully stripped the case and dusted everything. I am currently in the process of creating a mid plate that will be used to cover the power supply, pump and possibly a 240.

The mid plate i am creating is made from 2mm aluminium, this proved very difficult to bend. Both me and my girlfriend had all our weight and it was still barely possible. this is how far i have gotten.





As you can see it is slightly to large at the moment, i have recently made changes however i am currently unable to take any pictures or complete any work because of a medical problem.

I am trying to decide whether i should use the included fan hub or a terminal block to power all my fans at 7 volts. I am going to route all of the wires to the bottom of the HDD cage as this will hide most of the cables from the front.

If there are any questions please ask!
Thankyou for the view
post #3 of 19
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Just thinking about my semi-modular psu.
Because it is semi-modular the cables come out every-which way and i hate it.
What i plan to do is put a female connector right near the exit of the psu then run an 'extension' from it to the motherboard, this will result in a much cleaner run i also plan to do the same with the 8 pin eps connector.
just ordered the pins and connectors, as well as an led strip for underglow on the motherboard and i also picked up a small terminal block to try powering fans via it.

I have decided what fans i will eventually be going with (when i have money) they will also allow me to make fully custom length cables as the soldered connections are accessible from behind the sticker.

Any idea just post! smile.gif
post #4 of 19
Like the concept
It would be great if you can list out all the components you will be using for this build though
Including the watercooling gear
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post #5 of 19
some aluminium is made to be bend , but you have to do it in the correct direction , you have to go with the line made by the extrusion process.
some are just not made to be bend , and at these thickness if they are not made to bend , you will break it or tear it.
i would suggest 1 mm thick steel for bending , you have better rigidity and control when bending which make the part more effective after because it can have some spring into it.

just did these brackets for my mod in 1 mm thick steel with vice, hand and a hammer.


Edited by Ashuiegi - 3/8/13 at 12:03am
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post #6 of 19
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Components at the moment
Case - Nzxt Switch 810
Motherboard - Asus M4A89GTD PRO TURBO V EVO
CPU - AMD 1100T
HDD - Western digital 1TB Caviar Black
SSD - Sandisk 128gb
Psu - Corsair HX850
Graphics Card - EVGA Gtx 660
Cpu cooler - Be quiet dark rock advanced
RAM - Hyper X Genesis 1866mhz
Primary display - Apple cinema hd display 30" 2560x1600
Secondary display - Samsung 32" LED Smart Tv

Stock case fans at the moment

Will add the watercooling components at a later date! busy with moving atm (:
@jokrik Thanks for the reply and good suggestion
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@Ashuiegi
Already done it now tongue.gif just gotta make one more cut (accidently made it 15cm high instead of 10cm.)
Thanks for the suggestion that bracket looks good. Easier than bending a 60cm long 2mm thick piece of alu lol.
Your mod looks good keep it up!
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post #7 of 19
thanks.
yes really only thing with steel if you don't paint it --- rust,...... and stainless is not that good for bending.

how do you plan on fixing it to the back of the case ?
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post #8 of 19
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@Ashuiegi, I have 5m of Alu Angle. See picture below for my proposed method


I know what you mean about steel rusting! I am painting the alu mid plate black But may be addings some smoked acrylic with a 240mm radiator below.
Thanks again
Stephen
Edited by I AM STEPH3N - 3/8/13 at 11:45am
post #9 of 19
you can put them under the plate to get a slick look but it s harder to mount ,... i had to do that for some high voltage equipement one time , it was quiet funny because you'll be sure if the guy didn't cut power he will be dead trying to remove the cover tongue.gif
i envy your working bench as i have only wood plank, precarious wood support and my garden as a workshop ^^, it never stop raining here and it s nightmare to do any painting,....
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post #10 of 19
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I suppose it will be easy to mount from the bottom, The switch has a large 140mm fan hole that i am able to put my hand in to mount. But it could be hard when the power supply is in :/
I will have to see what happens when i get the alu cut (still can't do it due to some medical issues)

As for the workbench, Its my dads tongue.gif along with all the jigsaw and 2 drills and 50 million drill bits :L
I also have a rather large conservatory thats never actually used, so when i want to do any work i just go out there and its nice and hot and free from Englands weather tongue.gif
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