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post #301 of 351
Great Build K.
Wish everything is going smoothly in the next process.
oh ya, those mx279h, i really love it.
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post #302 of 351
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Very nice build. Glad I clicked in and saw those reservoirs, might grab one up for myself. thumb.gif

They're really something! I'm especially curious about this 'waterfall effect' they sport. Supposedly the bottom of the reservoir has a filter to prevent air bubbles from going back into the line. Could definitely be cool! What's even more far out is I have yet to test them out! I think I'll do that tonight thumb.gif
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Great Build K.
Wish everything is going smoothly in the next process.
oh ya, those mx279h, i really love it.
Keep Moving Forward thumb.gif

Thanks Chazzy! Everything has been going at a steady pace, albeit much slower than I'd like, but if you're gonna do something, might as well do it right! I expect a good bit of progress within the next two weeks since I'll have almost all of it off of work biggrin.gif

Tonight's goals: Fabricate split wires for 24 pin double wires and sleeve it, and perhaps fabricate an acrylic mount for the 4 PowerAdjust IIs. rolleyes.gif
post #303 of 351
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As mentioned earlier, I spent my night tackling the 24 pin, removing it of its' double wires and sleeving it.

The result:






You'll notice I used thin gauge copper wiring to 'sew' the wires together. I've seen and heard of other members trying this method out and thought I would give it a try. I really do like the way it lines everything up perfectly, and it may or may not stay. If anything, it'll train the wires pretty well in the meantime. What are y'alls thoughts? Keep it in one place, trash it, or proliferate it throughout the build?


I then looked toward the PowerAdjust IIs that'll be going in. Taking inspiration from mandrix and cpachris, I fabricated a double thick, white and clear acrylic mounting plate. I then started messing around with different screw types and saw on such a small PCB, the little screws make a big difference so I used some of MDPC's 'wet' M3 x8mm screws. They look remarkably at home on the boards so they stayed. For the entire assembly, it'll be mounted with M4 x 26-20mm with 10mm spacers.
This could be mounted in multiple places so we'll have to see which makes the most sense once everything starts going in. I'm not too sure I'm satisfied with it and I may have an idea that will completely replace it.





Potential mounting locations (just a couple):




More to come! I'll be swamped with work the next few days so we'll see what the future holds at least until Tuesday. Stay tuned!
post #304 of 351
As long as you don't short anything with the bare wires, it's fine. I think it does look good too.
post #305 of 351
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Originally Posted by Khepira View Post

As mentioned earlier, I spent my night tackling the 24 pin, removing it of its' double wires and sleeving it.

The result:






You'll notice I used thin gauge copper wiring to 'sew' the wires together. I've seen and heard of other members trying this method out and thought I would give it a try. I really do like the way it lines everything up perfectly, and it may or may not stay. If anything, it'll train the wires pretty well in the meantime. What are y'alls thoughts? Keep it in one place, trash it, or proliferate it throughout the build?


I then looked toward the PowerAdjust IIs that'll be going in. Taking inspiration from mandrix and cpachris, I fabricated a double thick, white and clear acrylic mounting plate. I then started messing around with different screw types and saw on such a small PCB, the little screws make a big difference so I used some of MDPC's 'wet' M3 x8mm screws. They look remarkably at home on the boards so they stayed. For the entire assembly, it'll be mounted with M4 x 26-20mm with 10mm spacers.
This could be mounted in multiple places so we'll have to see which makes the most sense once everything starts going in. I'm not too sure I'm satisfied with it and I may have an idea that will completely replace it.





Potential mounting locations (just a couple):




More to come! I'll be swamped with work the next few days so we'll see what the future holds at least until Tuesday. Stay tuned!

So what did you use to keep the 24pin cables together like that looks like copper wire to me I can't reawlly tell from the picture.
post #306 of 351
@Khepira, you're build is looking real good, I like the sleeving and what you did with the 24 pin, the copper should stay IMO. thumb.gif
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So what did you use to keep the 24pin cables together like that looks like copper wire to me I can't reawlly tell from the picture.

Yea he said it was copper wire.
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You'll notice I used thin gauge copper wiring to 'sew' the wires together. I've seen and heard of other members trying this method out and thought I would give it a try. I really do like the way it lines everything up perfectly, and it may or may not stay. If anything, it'll train the wires pretty well in the meantime. What are y'alls thoughts? Keep it in one place, trash it, or proliferate it throughout the build?
post #307 of 351
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@Khepira, you're build is looking real good, I like the sleeving and what you did with the 24 pin. thumb.gif
Yea he said it was copper wire.

I only read picture books... So I must have missed it.
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I only read picture books... So I must have missed it.
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Haha honestly I do the same a lot too....just blaze through the pics. yessir.gif
post #309 of 351
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Haha honestly I do the same a lot too....just blaze through the pics. yessir.gif

Sometimes I log on and some of these logs will have like 300 posts I have to catch up on so it just turns into looking for pictures to get through all the off topic stuff... like this lol.cheers.gif.


Anyways awesome build log I like the color scheme of the sleeving.
post #310 of 351
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As long as you don't short anything with the bare wires, it's fine. I think it does look good too.

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

So what did you use to keep the 24pin cables together like that looks like copper wire to me I can't reawlly tell from the picture.

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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

@Khepira, you're build is looking real good, I like the sleeving and what you did with the 24 pin, the copper should stay IMO. thumb.gif
Yea he said it was copper wire.

Thanks y'all! I think I may end up testing the copper 'sewing' out on some of the other cables when I sleeve them and we'll see how it looks overall. This will definitely go with some other copper accents I have in mind. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by freitz View Post

I only read picture books... So I must have missed it.
thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

Haha honestly I do the same a lot too....just blaze through the pics. yessir.gif

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Originally Posted by freitz View Post


Sometimes I log on and some of these logs will have like 300 posts I have to catch up on so it just turns into looking for pictures to get through all the off topic stuff... like this lol.cheers.gif.


Anyways awesome build log I like the color scheme of the sleeving.

Thanks guys, I try to get up PLENTY of pics since I do the same! I can tell you about my progress all I want but a few well placed pics can do just as good a job.
@ Freitz, thanks! I tried out plenty of color combos and arrangements and it was the girlfriend who finally came up with the current arrangement. Looks pretty good IMO biggrin.gif
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