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Somebody has done their research and has saved files!!! I do the same thing..
post #182 of 572
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Thrasher...here's the wiring diagram for the switches:



Hope that helps...thumb.gif

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Appreciated!

However... My 22mm power switch is the 6-pin version, so that changes that. redface.gif

Thanks - T

No worries..Have that too...



You sure are prepared huh?
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post #183 of 572
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SO...

This is the result of today's "two steps forward, one step back" work I did!!!


Processor and RAM installed!







This was the start of the misery. This is the Bitspower backplate...





And THESE are the tiny little VRM modules that MSI stuck on the back of this motherboard, just to piss me off.
That's a Zalman backplate on there. I was trying everything...







Spacing, and the small plastic threaded collared "nuts" from the Zalman heatsink kit, used as individual screw "backplates"....







Block finally on! It's a good fit, and it works. I'm assuming I'll see very little stress with it horizontal like this.





My gangster painting setup! That's how I did my Plasti-Dip, and how I will do my fan blades too!





The I/O shield do in the Dip...





My switches' pins, and the inside of the front panel header.





These are the 6.8mm pinouts that I have to work with if I want to use the custom PWR and RESET cables I have... Kind of a royal pain in the arse...





Fan blades all removed, and stickers taken off the front of each!
So pretty!
I did manage to destroy one however; they are held in with bushings and not locked in place from behind with clip washers like most, so I was just popping them off, and the very last 120mm one snapped the motor housing loose from the cross beams and broke it. Sad Panda. redface.gif







Mounting the Komodo to my Sapphire HD 7950 (Reference 7970 PCB)!!!





Clean as a whistle!





She's on there good and tight!







Used the stock VGA plate that came with, even though I had Plasti-Dipped the EK aftermarket one I bought already.
Matches the Silverstone Aerocool vented VGA slot covers I got too, as well as the switch plate that the cathode is controlled from...









Motherboard and I/O shield in place, Komodo-faced HD 7950 in it's slot, cables starting to get strung for the cathode kit, and most of all, the WD 1.5TB HDD and Samsung Pro 500GB SSD in place!





Srsly?
Srsly.
Upside down.
Thank the good Lord I got a standard window for this side. I'd freak out otherwise!





There's a great shot of the vented VGA slot cover, the cathode switch plate, the Komodo in it's home, and the cables from the cathode tube (mounted by clips) below all starting to find their places!





Top down, drop down!






That's all for today, everyone!
I'll post more up as soon as I can...

Thanks - T
post #184 of 572
I'm having the same issue with my CPU water block backplate. I'll probably just use nuts and plastic washers. Nice pics. I'm glad to see the progress!
 
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Looking good so very good but the upside down SSD is driving me crazy!! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
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Here is the result of the drilling and pump fitting so far!!!


This is the two screws with rubber washers and nuts coming out on the drive mount side of the frame divider / support wall.
Notice the sticky mounts for zip ties and cable clip as well....





Pump from the side. It leans a little. I'm not sure what I can do about that, as I've tightened all the screws more than once (on the pump body, block, and brackets, and the steel is very stiff, so.... hmm. thinking.gif





HOLY DANCING MOSES it's in there. I honestly had no clue what I was going to do with it. rolleyes.gif





So pretty!
Now to figure out where to put the blasted Koolance pump controller that came with it.
Has to be accessible from the outside.... confused.gif








Hope to have more up soon, but I'm preparing for a trip home this weekend, so I dunno how much I'll get done. thumb.gif


Thanks - T
post #187 of 572
Looking good. I don't think the slight lean will be noticeable once all the parts are in. Are you going to put a pad of rubber between the bracket and the case? There may be some vibration from how it is mounted now. I'd hate to see the white paint wear where the bracket is making contact.
 
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Looking good. I don't think the slight lean will be noticeable once all the parts are in. Are you going to put a pad of rubber between the bracket and the case? There may be some vibration from how it is mounted now. I'd hate to see the white paint wear where the bracket is making contact.

Yeah... I thought of that after I had already screwed the nuts on, and because I used a bit that was just barely the size of the screw, I had to screw THOSE into the holes, so I was kinda tired of it at that point.

Plus, the only padding I have is double-sided sticky stuff that came with the pump...

Thanks - T
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Here is the result of the drilling and pump fitting so far!!!


This is the two screws with rubber washers and nuts coming out on the drive mount side of the frame divider / support wall.
Notice the sticky mounts for zip ties and cable clip as well....

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Pump from the side. It leans a little. I'm not sure what I can do about that, as I've tightened all the screws more than once (on the pump body, block, and brackets, and the steel is very stiff, so.... hmm. thinking.gif

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


HOLY DANCING MOSES it's in there. I honestly had no clue what I was going to do with it. rolleyes.gif

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


So pretty!
Now to figure out where to put the blasted Koolance pump controller that came with it.
Has to be accessible from the outside.... confused.gif

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Hope to have more up soon, but I'm preparing for a trip home this weekend, so I dunno how much I'll get done. thumb.gif


Thanks - T


Looking good, I love the black and white accents.. Still wonder about the SSD??
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Yeah... I thought of that after I had already screwed the nuts on, and because I used a bit that was just barely the size of the screw, I had to screw THOSE into the holes, so I was kinda tired of it at that point.

Plus, the only padding I have is double-sided sticky stuff that came with the pump...

Thanks - T

Hmmm, I bet you've got some rubber around the house you can use. I've used thick rubber bands, old car floor mats, random gaskets, maybe cut some left over tubing? I'll probably use the cutouts from the XSPC gaskets I have to isolate my pump.

Also, I got the slim VGA mounting bracket in today. Your shipping is faster than most retail outlets lol. thumb.gif I'm painting it now.
 
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