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A whole load of the water cooling bits I need are only available in the US and are MUCH cheaper there, however PPCs is quoting me 60 dollars for shipping plus import tax, does anyone know a way of getting things to the UK cheaper, I don't mind about shipping time I just want to get as low a price as possible, the parts I need are the HDD block, the RAM block and the C47 fittings
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A whole load of the water cooling bits I need are only available in the US and are MUCH cheaper there, however PPCs is quoting me 60 dollars for shipping plus import tax, does anyone know a way of getting things to the UK cheaper, I don't mind about shipping time I just want to get as low a price as possible, the parts I need are the HDD block, the RAM block and the C47 fittings

Noooooo don't get a waterblock for your hard drive! That's a waste of money lol.

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I'm giddy like a little school girl biggrin.gif This is gonna be freakin' epic! thumb.gif
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Noooooo don't get a waterblock for your hard drive! That's a waste of money lol.

Jeffinslaw

May be a waste of money performance wise but they look awesome haha
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I'm giddy like a little school girl biggrin.gif This is gonna be freakin' epic! thumb.gif
Haha, you think you're excited? Try sitting in a room all day with the case sitting there longing for it to be modded tongue.gif
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Noooooo don't get a waterblock for your hard drive! That's a waste of money lol.

Jeffinslaw

But it is sooooo cool tongue.gif plus I have been given some money for watercooling so it is all good wink.gif
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May be a waste of money performance wise but they look awesome haha

^this guy knows what I am talking about wink.gif

Been doing some research and doing Dual Boot won't prevent me from Overclocking, in fact the overclock will be preserved on both OSs biggrin.gif got a lot of work to do this afternoon, will post photos when I am done, trying to complete all cutting work by tomorrow at the latest!!! Also ordered a mATX template and standoff kit from the Laser Hive today so hopefully that will arrive soon biggrin.gif
post #127 of 833
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Some marking up for cable management holes behind the motherboard!









All holes will be behind mobo tray and cables will come out from beneath it at the points where they are needed!
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Haha, you think you're excited? Try sitting in a room all day with the case sitting there longing for it to be modded tongue.gif
I had the same feeling waiting for my Source 210 to come in. My god though, you're case is going to be beautiful :')
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I had the same feeling waiting for my Source 210 to come in. My god though, you're case is going to be beautiful :')

Thank you! biggrin.gif

UPDATE

MOAR filing today!! sore arms now frown.gif cut the hole for bottom rad and cleaned it up, converted a ventilation hole in the side panel into a cable management hole and disintigrated the IO panel, removing it up to and including the lip so that I can make a new plate to slot on the inside. The angle grinder disk was to big to do the smaller dimensions of the IO shield so I just did lots and lots of parallel cuts until nothing was left - death by angle grinder haha. Also removed the cross beam in the middle of the rear IO so that (a) my IO shield will fit and (b) so that the plastic shell will fit, and drilled a hole in the new front panel for the stealthed power button, need to work on that at some point!

Hoping that all cuts will be done by end of play tomorrow!

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Set myself a list of things that I wanted to get done, basically wanted to finish all cutting work, needless to say I haven't tongue.gif However I have finished everything apart from the custom IO shield which can be done while I am waiting for paint to dry next week. Speaking of paint I did the first coat on the side panel, which looks OK, I didn't let the paint warm up enough before hand so it is a bit rough, when I next go in on Monday I will give it a light sand and then give it another couple of coats and then it should look good!

Managed to get a lot of cutting done today though, cut all the cable management holes and filed and sanded them, started off drilling a grid of pilot holes then using the pilot holes I drilled 8mm holes then used a round file to cut them out. Also went over the bottom rad mount with wet and dry as I never got round to doing that first time round. Finally I finished up the prepping for the new IO shield, I have removed all of the original up to and including the lip around it so the new plate can sit flush, also removed the first PCI slot so that the IO shield will fit (shift everything down by one slot). Also managed to remove the apple logos from the side panels for painting, there is a small hole in the back of the side panel through which you can push a small screw driver until the front lifts up. Then slide a flat head screwdriver under the lifted logo, you will need a few screwdrivers and just keep using one to lift and then another to shove further until it finally pops off, they are held on with very strong adhesive, as is everything in this computer, not even acetone could get rid of it so I have scrubbed off the worst of it and left the rest as it will be hidden behind the logo anyway!

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