New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Carbide - Page 2

post #11 of 32
Thread Starter 
I try smile.gif

What part of Cinci are you in? Im right about 5 miles south smile.gif
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 32
Thread Starter 
Getting close to being done!!!

The last thing i needed to fab up was the HDD 'rack/cage/thingy' to mount the two SSD's and Velocitraptors.

DSC00747.JPG

I also carefully cut a fill port in the top tray and also as carefully drilled and tapped a port into the XSPC bayres right beneath it and installed a piece of tube in between the Swiftech fillport and fitting

DSC00748.JPG

DSC00749.JPG

DSC00750.JPG

The case in its current completion

DSC00751.JPG

The only things left to do other than the obvious tubing is an RGB LED strip and UV CCFL's. Then ill fill it with PrimoChill SysPrep/distilled water mix and run it for a few hours, drain and fill with PrimoChill PC Ice UV Purple coolant.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 32
Thread Starter 
How the drives will mount

DSC00755.JPG

DSC00756.JPG
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 32
Thread Starter 
Well, got it all put together this past weekend, bled, rinsed and went to boot...blah. Not sure if something hosed or what. Took forever to pull it all apart Tuesday night to test the mobo by itself, but it booted up. However a reboot like after saving BIOS settings cause it to not boot up, or not display video, cant tell. Ill post the update pics i have from the weekend anyways and update when the 990FX board is in there.

Silverstone add-on dual SATA port controller so i can run 6 drives (for sale, brand new) with custom backplate

DSC00760.JPG

DSC00761.JPG

Progress pics, most wire management done, waiting on the drives now....

DSC00762.JPG

DSC00763.JPG

DSC00764.JPG

DSC00765.JPG

DSC00766.JPG

DSC00767.JPG

DSC00768.JPG

DSC00769.JPG

DSC00770.JPG

Plumbing, FINALLY!!! Still waiting on drives...

DSC00772.JPG

4 VelociRaptors and 2 Intel X-25M SSD's...

DSC00773.JPG

DSC00774.JPG

Aaaaand how they mount

DSC00775.JPG

All plumbed up and ready for liquid smile.gif

DSC00776.JPG

Bitspower fill funnel

DSC00778.JPG

Starting to mod the 990FXA board

DSC00792.JPG

DSC00793.JPG

DSC00794.JPG

DSC00795.JPG

DSC00796.JPG

DSC00798.JPG

DSC00799.JPG

How the mobo looked stock

DSC02892.JPG
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 32
Looking good! thumb.gif
Main System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+  ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe eVGA Geforce 7900GT CO Corsair XMS2 4GB PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 160GB SATA2 + Western Digital 250GB SATA2 Lite-On SATA DVD Burner Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon x64   
PowerCase
OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec P180 
  hide details  
Reply
Main System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+  ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe eVGA Geforce 7900GT CO Corsair XMS2 4GB PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 160GB SATA2 + Western Digital 250GB SATA2 Lite-On SATA DVD Burner Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon x64   
PowerCase
OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec P180 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 32
It's looking better by the day smile.gif

As for Cincinnati, I'm on the west side of town.
Ever Evolving
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 1090T Black Edition Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Diamond R9 280X Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB VLP DDR3 1600 CL9 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Vertex 3 120GB SSD  2x WD 1TB Caviar Black SATA3 WD Caviar Black 640GB SATA2 HP DVD-RW 1170i 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Prolimatech Megahalem 2x Delta AFB1212SHE  7x Cooler Master SickleFlow R4 fans Windows 7 Professional 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Samsung SyncMaster E2420 23.6" 1920x1080 Logitech G15 Corsair HX1000W Cooler Master HAF932 (Fan Mod) 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G400 Generic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.0GHz P4 w/HT Asus P5GDC-V deluxe ATI HD 3450 2GB DDR400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x WD 360GB 1x WD 120GB 3xDead LiteOn DVDROM LiteON DVDRW XP SP3 x86 AG Neovo 17" (Sceptre 21" 1080p died) 
PowerCaseMouse Pad
Ultra 550W oldschool MGE case what mouse pad? 
  hide details  
Reply
Ever Evolving
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 1090T Black Edition Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Diamond R9 280X Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB VLP DDR3 1600 CL9 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Vertex 3 120GB SSD  2x WD 1TB Caviar Black SATA3 WD Caviar Black 640GB SATA2 HP DVD-RW 1170i 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Prolimatech Megahalem 2x Delta AFB1212SHE  7x Cooler Master SickleFlow R4 fans Windows 7 Professional 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Samsung SyncMaster E2420 23.6" 1920x1080 Logitech G15 Corsair HX1000W Cooler Master HAF932 (Fan Mod) 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G400 Generic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.0GHz P4 w/HT Asus P5GDC-V deluxe ATI HD 3450 2GB DDR400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x WD 360GB 1x WD 120GB 3xDead LiteOn DVDROM LiteON DVDRW XP SP3 x86 AG Neovo 17" (Sceptre 21" 1080p died) 
PowerCaseMouse Pad
Ultra 550W oldschool MGE case what mouse pad? 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 32
Thread Starter 
The last time this will look like this

DSC00802.JPG


DSC00803.JPG

After about 10 mins of 150 grit

DSC00804.JPG

Switch to 600 now for about another 10 mins

DSC00805.JPG

Yay! Copper!

DSC00806.JPG

Ready for some 1000 grit wet...

DSC00807.JPG

And, in its home ;-)

DSC00808.JPG

Small update as i wait on (yet another small order) a couple 45? fittings from Swiftech due to where the GPU bridge lands the inlet/outlet hoses.

Of course, Swiftech GPU bridge and GTZ waterblock top, Carbided naturally

DSC00824.JPG

Testing the ~395nm UV LED strip i got off eBay, i like the richness of color on the acrylic pieces i made for the heatsinks

DSC00825.JPG

Frosting the XSPC acrylic part on the memory cooler

DSC00826.JPG

DSC00827.JPG

DSC00828.JPG

Wiring up the 30 LED's...im thinking it might be too much so i may put them on a fan controller

DSC00832.JPG

All done and ready to test

DSC00833.JPG

Works cool.gif

DSC00834.JPG

DSC00835.JPG

Not sure im liking the mesh look even after the pains i took to make it so im 'Carbiding' the stock piece

DSC00836.JPG

DSC00837.JPG
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 32
I love this build! Can't wait to see it done!
Main System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+  ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe eVGA Geforce 7900GT CO Corsair XMS2 4GB PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 160GB SATA2 + Western Digital 250GB SATA2 Lite-On SATA DVD Burner Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon x64   
PowerCase
OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec P180 
  hide details  
Reply
Main System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+  ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe eVGA Geforce 7900GT CO Corsair XMS2 4GB PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 160GB SATA2 + Western Digital 250GB SATA2 Lite-On SATA DVD Burner Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon x64   
PowerCase
OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec P180 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 32
Thread Starter 
I didnt like the mesh cover plate i made, so i went with the solid one, but of course it had to be 'Carbided' smile.gif

DSC00840.JPG

DSC00841.JPG

DSC00842.JPG

Sorry for the blurriness, showing the custom switch panel, stealthed of course. The one with the huge mess of wires is for the triple rad stack fans so i can run at 5v or 12v depending on work and sound load needs. Plus i figure 4 high speed Yate Loons will push a butt load of air even at 5v. The other two switches are for the side panel lighting, one to turn it on/off, the other to switch between sets

DSC00849.JPG

Showing the drive bay lighting and power connections

DSC00850.JPG

Just how hidden are they? Pretty well id say, its actually a bit hard to flip them but you can manage

DSC00851.JPG

Ugh! What is that??!!

DSC00852.JPG

Oh, proof you can remove the silicone from a 'waterproof' LED strip

DSC00853.JPG

I opted to go with a UV and an RGB strip setup. The UV strip should be self explanatory, but i went with the RGB instead of plain white because the white strip didnt have the 'LEDs per inch' i wanted, plus they were 3528's vs. the RGB's 5050 size.

Showing in white

DSC00854.JPG

I swear this is red on the lowest setting, the sunlight messes up my camera, ill pull out my older Carl Zeiss lensed camera for some nicer shots later

DSC00855.JPG

Well, thats all i have for now. I would say that its about 98% done as i just need to cut the side panel window and wire in a USB hub for my wireless accessories. The hub is optional since i have 10 ports on the back and 2 on the front, so i may not need the extra internal ones.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 32
Thread Starter 
I see you, what are you doing with my computer hooman?

DSC00857.JPG

The modding continues...i figured since i have to wait till Tuesday for the new mobo i would see what i could do to dress it up a bit. I thought some glow from certain places would look cool.

The 'hub' as it were is the southbridge heatsink and the two PCI-E lanes below the two vid cards. Under the heatsink is certainly hidden, i just hope the vid card ones are not as visible once they are installed. This is powered by the sysfan header.

DSC00861.JPG

DSC00862.JPG
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5000+ BE 3.4G @1.447v DFI 790FX-M2RS Sapphire 3850 8G Corsair XMS2 DHX 
Hard DriveOSPower
Seagate Win7 Ultimate 64bit Antec TPQ-850 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Case Mod Work Logs