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I use it all the time. They're very handy.
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Not much progress been made in some time. I have been busy selling stuff so I can finance this project. I ordered Gigabyte Z77N-Wifi, Alphacool VPP655
and Alphacool HF D5 top for pump smile.gif I also have been made progress with fan controller and with its colour scheme.

I didn't like the original light blue backlight so I decided to change that to red. I tried different ways but I found this way best for me.

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Here is the BitFenix Recon in it's original condition. It is nice but it's backlight isn't good for my case.

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To disassemble this, only 4 screws needs to be removed from the corners to get it apart. Touch panel was glued to the front so I had to be careful to remove it so it wouldn't broke.

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This is what it looks like without covers.

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Next step was to get plastic film what I was going to use to make backlight red. Film wasn't red enough so I decided to use huge sharpie to color it more darker. But where is this going to be? I bet you will guess wrong.

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Red film goes between backlight module and screen itself. I just slide the film between those and it goes there pretty smoothly.

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And in my opinion it works great! smile.gif I left 5.25" metal piece out because I wont be needing it. Unfortunately as I was putting it together, I applied to much pressure in touch panel and heard the worst sound ever *SNAP* and touch panel was broken frown.gif I have requested new one from BitFenix so it will be in working condition when i need it smile.gif

Thanks to BitFenix for sponsoring my build
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Edited by Markkedi - 3/12/13 at 1:11pm
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Woohoo! Got stuff today and got some done too!

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From left to right. Alphacool VPP655T, Alphacool HF D5 Top and Gigabyte Z77N-Wifi


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This time I'm going to work on the pump. For my surprise this one had tacho wire already on it. I just didn't like the wires on this so some sleeving is in order.


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Also backside was not pleasing my eye and it needed to be changed.


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For sleeving these wires I used sleeving that I got last year from modDIY. I also use this for most wires that I didn't get from BitFenix.


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I started this by taking the lid off and taking fan & molex connectors off from wires too.


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I didn't bother to take pictures of sleeving progress because it is boring But sleeved wires are here and I decided to change connectors to black ones too.



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At this point I decided that I had to do something to the back lid.


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I found some 3D carbon vinyl from my drawer and I just had to put it in there.



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And to be honest, I am actually pretty proud how this pump and pictures turned out *Pads my own back*


Please tell me if you want something explained or photographed in more detail.
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Isn't that board unable to overclock? Are you just using the WC system for looks/quietness instead of cooling?
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Isn't that board unable to overclock? Are you just using the WC system for looks/quietness instead of cooling?


It lacks voltage control. It wasn't my first choice for this project but it was only one that I was able to get for my budget. I'm looking a better one in second hand constantly but not much of them are showing up in here. It will definitely be changed, maybe Haswell's come out rolleyes.gif
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Oh and by the way, BitFenix contact person informed me that new fan controller is on the way thumb.gif In white but it doesn't matter to me smile.gif
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It lacks voltage control. It wasn't my first choice for this project but it was only one that I was able to get for my budget. I'm looking a better one in second hand constantly but not much of them are showing up in here. It will definitely be changed, maybe Haswell's come out rolleyes.gif

Gotcha! If you're handy with a soldering iron, a volt mod shouldn't be difficult at all. If you want, I can help you figure out how to do it.
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Gotcha! If you're handy with a soldering iron, a volt mod shouldn't be difficult at all. If you want, I can help you figure out how to do it.


Well that would be awesome! I just need to borrow better soldering iron and I should be good to go. With 10€ soldering iron I can fix TV's but motherboard might be little too hard biggrin.gif
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Well that would be awesome! I just need to borrow better soldering iron and I should be good to go. With 10€ soldering iron I can fix TV's but motherboard might be little too hard biggrin.gif

The hardest part about soldering on computer components is the solder they use to place the parts. It's very high temperature stuff so it's difficult to get it to flow. Flux goes a long way in getting it all to work.

I do most of my soldering with a $4 Radioshack iron. My work is definitely better with a nice $100+ iron like a Hakko, but a cheap one should be fine.
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The hardest part about soldering on computer components is the solder they use to place the parts. It's very high temperature stuff so it's difficult to get it to flow. Flux goes a long way in getting it all to work.

I do most of my soldering with a $4 Radioshack iron. My work is definitely better with a nice $100+ iron like a Hakko, but a cheap one should be fine.

Need to test this mobo for a while first and see if it is ready to be modded wink.gif But I f you have any pictures or schematics I'd love to see them smile.gif
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Phobya Golden Compression Fittings Arctic Cooling F12 Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit BenQ G2420HDB 
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i5 2500K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7 Sapphire HD 6970 2Gb 8Gb Ripjaws 1600Mhz 
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Samsung F3 1TB Swiftech MCP655 Black Ice GTX 240  MagiCool SLIM TRIPLE 360 Radiator 
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Alphacool NexXxoS ATXP ATI 6970/50 Serie EK-Supreme LTX  Swiftech MCRES-Micro reservoir Rev. 2  Primochill PrimoFlex Pro 19/13 (1/2"ID) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Phobya Golden Compression Fittings Arctic Cooling F12 Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit BenQ G2420HDB 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K110 Chieftech 650W FD Define R3 Razer Deathadder 
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Gigabyte's promo Logitech Z-5450 
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