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Originally Posted by Sazexa View Post

That's probably the best way to do it, as far as I can tell from your build.

Another option is liquid electrical tape. It can be a bit messy to apply , but you can brush it on to coat each individual connector and it won't get gooey over time like electrical tape does.
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Another option is liquid electrical tape. It can be a bit messy to apply , but you can brush it on to coat each individual connector and it won't get gooey over time like electrical tape does.

I'm sure clear, non-ugly looking stuff exists... But the stuff I've only ever worked with is an ugly poo-brown, that just gets messy and looks crappy. If something clear exists, that isn't really noticeably, I'd say go with that option.
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The stuff sold at hardware stores (Canadian Tire) around Ottawa is black. Clear would look nice, but I think black would too.
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Hmm... I'm away for a while tomorrow onwards, I'll look into electrical tapes and the best way to do them. You got me worried when you suggested that, so I double-checked that there's nothing electrically conductive around the exposed wires. It looks to be good, but I would much rather be safe than sorry. Any accident or unforeseen consequence could be pretty bad.

EDIT

If I were to use liquid, would I still have to take each wire out and individually 'paint' them? Or could I do them all at once while they are still in the connector?
Edited by d0mini - 6/22/16 at 3:44pm
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Anyone using the Asrock X99e-itx have any problems with the 24pin mobo cable hitting the ram? My Trident Z I guess is a little wide and the cable pushes against it. It still is able to fit but it kinda scares me. Either way, I am returning the Zs for some Corsair LPX. Let me know guys!
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Anyone using the Asrock X99e-itx have any problems with the 24pin mobo cable hitting the ram? My Trident Z I guess is a little wide and the cable pushes against it. It still is able to fit but it kinda scares me. Either way, I am returning the Zs for some Corsair LPX. Let me know guys!

I didn't have an issue with my low-profile kit. And I think it doesn't touch right now, or if it does it just rests on the RAM. I've actually got Trident Z wth EK Monarch RAM covers on them at the moment. This is what it looks like. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Also, I don't have a picture at this angle of the EK Monarch RAM covers, but, you can get the general idea of how I ran my cable. This kind of supports it's own weight when held tight. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

A slight amount of pressure is fine. You'd have to either tighten the cable with too much pressure pulling down on the RAM, or actually try to hurt the memory or the slot, I believe.
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^Thanks for your response! Yeah its more the connector itself that pushes on it. I have the new corsair sf600.
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Yeah, it's most likely fine.
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I looked for an hour or so but didn't find an answer. I was thinking that what may be doable is a slim 240mm radiator in the bottom with 15mm fans, and then some sort of QDC setup going out the rear. Hypothetically speaking what I would love to do is hang my Black Ice GTX 480 radiator with a push/pull fan setup on the bottom of my desk, then have it use the QDC's to connect to the loop inside of the M1. My thinking is that way if the M1 was needed to be moved it could disconnect from the desk, and use only the slim 240mm on the bottom, then when back at the desk reconnect the QDC's and use the 480 + 240 radiators. If that description doesn't make sense I can mock up a Paint diagram.

The upgrade urge bug has hit me hard on an M1, 7700K, 32GB DDR4, MVIII Impact, and RX 480. (current is an i7 3820, GTX 580, X79 Sabertooth, 8GB DDR3.). Thanks in advance! thumb.gif


Edit: here's a paint diagram, should make a lot more sense.
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I figure the 480 radiator is massive overkill but it's just sitting unused right now. This setup would let it be transported functionally as needed, but still give great performance when at home. I think so anyways. Has anyone done this sort of setup?

Secondary question, if I wanted a window side panel would it be a reasonable idea to buy of of the extra panels and cut it out? If so, that would not be a very expensive mod to do.
Edited by Halo_003 - 6/26/16 at 12:28pm
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I did built the case after purchasing all this parts :

i5 6600k
EVGA Z170 Stinger
Corsair SF600
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8 3000 hz
Msi GTX 970 4 GB Gaming
Corsair H105 ( installed Noctua Industrial 120mn PWM 3000 RPM fans )
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
Noctua Industrial 120mn PWM 3000 RPM fans

1.)

The built went ok till I reach the Corsair H105 installation after I swapped the stock fans for the Noctua one everything turned to be more higher than it was before
Pic 1 :

Pic 2 :


After Installation I find myself in a situation when everything was so tight I was not even sure the water gonna circulate properly like that .

Installed radiator which was tide :
Bending pipes 1:

Bending pipes 2:


UPDATE : My water cooler pump died after 8 days so Im taking it back tomorrow . Im nut sure this is because of the tight pipes or not but at least good to note

2.)
After I installed the video card which is a MSI GTX 970 4GB Gaming edition I was scared that the heat pipe gonna touch the side panel and YES IT DOES (but can fit )
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Im not sure its good or bad but I have OC-ed my GPU and when its under full load the side panel is warm as well ( maybe I win for myself additional cooling surface ) I hope its not gonna cause a shortage or something ( Im not an expert)

3.)
Z170 Stinger I/O Shield issue ( where Im still wondering how EVGA designers could mess up this much ) .... The I/O shield touching the back of the GPU so I had to bend it to make sure they do not collide .

Picture ( after the bending ):


4.)
NOCTUA NF-F12 IPPC 3000 PWN fan test that fitting under the GPU or not ( It does but 1-2 mm clearance)
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NOTE : I DO NOT recommend this Fan for any NCASE m1 user it`s way way to loud If you still wanna buy buy the 2000RPM one ( I spent 70 $ for the fans + 14$ for the white anti vibration modding )
* And NO I can not use the low noise Adapter with Industrial fans



5.) I bought an H100i V2 which pipes really really stiff the !!! After 1 hour of trying i found this position the only option to make it work
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I hope I helped for some of you before you purchase or If you have got already questions because you was not sure it`s gonna fit or not now you know smile.gif


Have a great day all thumb.gif


OC info CPU : 4.6 on Adaptive + 110 offset
GPU : 1516 Mhz

I have got a few issues with Blue screen but slowly I sorted out my voltage issues .
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