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I'm almost done with the ATX cable. I accidentally sleeved the last split wire in copper instead of black... That's what I get for watching TV while sleeving haha. Its looking good though. I need to tidy it up and align the wires, but I'm pretty happy with my first sleeving attempt. Too bad I had to learn on the Seasonic PSU haha.
 
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Originally Posted by subyman View Post

I'm almost done with the ATX cable. I accidentally sleeved the last split wire in copper instead of black... That's what I get for watching TV while sleeving haha. Its looking good though. I need to tidy it up and align the wires, but I'm pretty happy with my first sleeving attempt. Too bad I had to learn on the Seasonic PSU haha.

Pictures!!!
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post #134 of 385
Very nice, man!

I'm so far behind! Grr! sad-smiley-002.gif
Since I'm using sleeved stuff, and almost all of my work is simply modifying components, not building it, my log is lame right now... redface.gif

I see you used spray paint on the I/O shield. I have the "Tuxedo" look coming, so I grabbed two cans of Plasti-Dip, one in each white and black, and I'm going to stick the I/O shield in there and see which I think might look better... Heck, I'm not sure yet, TBH.
Got straight primer plastic spray paint for my fans though. I'm nervous about that part for sure...

Your bloody fan controller is freaking me out too, because I have one as well, and I swear mine's deeper, and you have basically no room left as it is. What's the rad up top? 240 or 280?

Thanks - T
post #135 of 385
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Originally Posted by Thrasher1016 View Post

Very nice, man!

I'm so far behind! Grr! sad-smiley-002.gif
Since I'm using sleeved stuff, and almost all of my work is simply modifying components, not building it, my log is lame right now... redface.gif

I see you used spray paint on the I/O shield. I have the "Tuxedo" look coming, so I grabbed two cans of Plasti-Dip, one in each white and black, and I'm going to stick the I/O shield in there and see which I think might look better... Heck, I'm not sure yet, TBH.
Got straight primer plastic spray paint for my fans though. I'm nervous about that part for sure...

Your bloody fan controller is freaking me out too, because I have one as well, and I swear mine's deeper, and you have basically no room left as it is. What's the rad up top? 240 or 280?

Thanks - T

I love the idea of the plastic dip. Be sure and put some pictures up if you do this I want to see how close it is to the case!!! Please????yessir.gif
post #136 of 385
Oh I will.
FedEx is *supposed* to have my case at the shipping center today, and ALL of my boxes from PPC and FCPU come in today as well!!!

Big day!

Sorry Sub! spam1.gif

Thanks - T
post #137 of 385
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Originally Posted by seross69 View Post

Pictures!!!

I'll throw a pic of it up tonight when I finish the last wire.

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Originally Posted by Thrasher1016 View Post

Very nice, man!

I'm so far behind! Grr! sad-smiley-002.gif
Since I'm using sleeved stuff, and almost all of my work is simply modifying components, not building it, my log is lame right now... redface.gif

I see you used spray paint on the I/O shield. I have the "Tuxedo" look coming, so I grabbed two cans of Plasti-Dip, one in each white and black, and I'm going to stick the I/O shield in there and see which I think might look better... Heck, I'm not sure yet, TBH.
Got straight primer plastic spray paint for my fans though. I'm nervous about that part for sure...

Your bloody fan controller is freaking me out too, because I have one as well, and I swear mine's deeper, and you have basically no room left as it is. What's the rad up top? 240 or 280?

Thanks - T

I'm using a Lamptron FC6. Its a shallow mount with only 4 fan headers and 4 temp probes. I'm going to wire the four fans for each rad together into one line so I have a single knob controlling each rad. I went that route because I expected it to be tight and didn't want 8 rad fans + case fan + pump trying to go into that small space!

As for Plasti-Dip, I've never used it but I've always assumed it is like a rubber coating? How thick is it? I may need to buy a pot of it to experiment with; I've always wanted to try it. Luckily I didn't have to spray my fans. I've wondered how the extra weight of the paint affects the balance of the blades. I bet the coat has to be very even with many light coats to get a good balance.

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Originally Posted by Thrasher1016 View Post

Oh I will.
FedEx is *supposed* to have my case at the shipping center today, and ALL of my boxes from PPC and FCPU come in today as well!!!

Big day!

Sorry Sub! spam1.gif

Thanks - T

Can't wait! It was like Christmas around here on Friday for me smile.gif. I still need to order my fittings for the copper tubing, but I'm putting it off until I get more done so I can set in stone my tube routing.
 
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post #138 of 385
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Originally Posted by subyman View Post

I'll throw a pic of it up tonight when I finish the last wire.
I'm using a Lamptron FC6. Its a shallow mount with only 4 fan headers and 4 temp probes. I'm going to wire the four fans for each rad together into one line so I have a single knob controlling each rad. I went that route because I expected it to be tight and didn't want 8 rad fans + case fan + pump trying to go into that small space!

As for Plasti-Dip, I've never used it but I've always assumed it is like a rubber coating? How thick is it? I may need to buy a pot of it to experiment with; I've always wanted to try it. Luckily I didn't have to spray my fans. I've wondered how the extra weight of the paint affects the balance of the blades. I bet the coat has to be very even with many light coats to get a good balance.

Yeah, Plasti-Dip is a rubber-like coating, and you can get the potted version like you were referencing, or the spray kind like I got... I know the spray works really well, and the application is very even for what it is. Stuff's amazing though. I had a buddy P-Dip his rock crawler's rims, and it was like redneck Kevlar, and if it ever chipped, he just sanded a bit and reapplied!
As for fan spraying, I already have VERY heavy fan blades, so I'm debating the viability of this option at this time, but given that they are BRIGHT YELLOW, I have to do something, you know?
I may just swap fans (for the rads) all together, and only spray the one rear case exhaust fan for now, since that's the one that I absolutely do want on the build from startup.
I will be using Lutro0's fan painting guide for my process, at any rate.

Thanks - T
post #139 of 385
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To peeps that have sleeved before, what do you guys do about Pin 20? Its the -5V line that's typically not included anymore, but I'd like to fully sleeve the cable so I'm wanting to add it. However, I don't know if it is actually connected in the PSU. The connector in the PSU does have a pin in there, so it connects to something. Any advice or links to info would be appreciated.
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Green Intel 320 SSD XSPC Raystorm Koolance 7970 Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC 1650RPM Fan Alphacool XT45 Laing DDC Bitspower 80mm Reservoir 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
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