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Oh dear, off to the Mod graveyard with you lot...

Edited by donkidonki - 3/30/13 at 7:49pm
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post #42 of 448
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All major cuts finished, the two cases are stacked for a quick inspection.


Everything appears to be in order.
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post #43 of 448
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The cases get bolted together, the fit is not too shoddy.



Annoyingly, the lovely black m3 countersunk bolts I ordered are here, but not the matching black washers and nylok nuts. I have just used mobo screws and stand-offs(as nuts) for now.
Edited by donkidonki - 3/31/13 at 2:16am
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post #44 of 448
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I will be making rad plates and a mask plate for the front, top and rear, to check the measurements I make cardboard templates.



They are only temporary but at least they make it look like a case again!
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post #45 of 448
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The full set of rads are test fitted and they sit very comfortably.

I was going to mount the top rad internally with the fans on top but the rad is 36mm thick and just interferes with the I/O panel. A benefit of this will be the fans mounted under the roof with the coloured rings fully on display.




Although I have the rads for the CPU loop, I haven't enough cash spare to get the extra pump and reservoir so the CPU loop will initially go back to the H100i, I will leave the front CPU rad fitted though.


That's all for now.
Edited by donkidonki - 3/30/13 at 7:51pm
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taking ocn's motto to heart. . .

overkill is its own reward
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post #47 of 448
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Quote:
Originally Posted by somebadlemonade View Post

taking ocn's motto to heart. . .

overkill is its own reward


This is certainly way more overkill than i had in mind in the beginning. (i thought the h100i was a pretty bold move)

Now I can't stop the ideas coming! Despite constraints on budget & time, this project is proving to be immense fun and looks likely to keep me busy for some time.smile.gif
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post #48 of 448
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The template is done for the H100i, and is being used as temporary mount until I get the Aluminium sheets to make the final mounts.



It looks OK, and the push-pull setup helps but it just isn't the same as the 420rad with three 140mm fans.



Oh well, at least it gives me something to look forward to this Christmas.santa.gif
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post #49 of 448
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The template for the front rads is finished, I have left space at the top to mount the i/o ports from the top of the USB 3.0 case along with some Phobya switches for power & reset.



It just doesn't look the same with the little H100i; it's going to drive me mad waiting to swap over to the custom CPU loop!weirdsmiley.gif

(yes, I know the top 120mm fans are mounted the wrong way; they will get put right for the final installation)
Edited by donkidonki - 4/6/13 at 4:20pm
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post #50 of 448
I would be sooo scared if I owned that. Knowing me I'd probably knock it over on accident somehow lol. Nice progress!
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