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Ver 2 of the mid panel is the plan for this weekend. After putting in most of the parts I think a full length one is possible
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Started work on the sleeving this weekend and am happy to report that everything that I could do is done. Sata, Sata power, Molex, 24 Pin, 8 Pin and PCIE, all the cables that can be ready are ready. Why?, because I am awaiting the sleeve that I need for the rest of it. But for now, heres what I have finished.





Nice and neat, with no heatshrink this time around. I was using the same PSU that I used for the last build, so this took twice the time it would normally take, as I had to first remove the old sleeve and redo some of them as well.

I know some of you are probably waiting to see whats inside that big Asus box...well, here it is:



This is going to be the centre piece of the build. And heres some more:



And heres a quick pic of the monster rad thats going to cool this setup:



As you can see I can probably go push pull in the future if required. Those fans are the GT AP-00 fans, very few of which were made for confirmed orders on one of the forums. The run at around 2150 as compared to the 1850 that the GT AP15 runs. Its almost as quiet to boot. Great fans and I just dont want to paint them or mess with their acoustics at all.

I am also almost done with ver 2 of the mid panel. I hope that it will be finished by tomorrow. I also need to get the RAM to match the rest of the color scheme. Maybe some CF vinyl?
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playing it close to the vest, I see ... an Asus board with gold and AP fans with baby blue, hmmm ...... where's the block on that 7970 ? mon deu !!
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This?

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Yes that. Have been using ROG boards for almost 5 years now and I must say that this board is up there with the best of them. And at 70% the price to boot. I had a bit of an issue when I first started up, but a fresh install of windows kind of cleaned it all up. I still need to push the board and will be doing so soon enough. I made the ver 2 of the light box, but did not take into account the lip on the sides of the case. Made it about 1 inch longer and that makes it a pain to put in and take out. So need to cut that part a bit and it should be ready to go.
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Ah... I see you've run into the same issue I have with my panel... well that and more as I decided (late of course) that I was going to go through it at three points to get to the pedestal. So it's turned into one of those $35 projects that causes me to go buy $150 worth of tools to complete it the way I want! Luckily I consider tools more of an investment rather than an actual cost... otherwise these hobbies would really get stupidly expensive. biggrin.gif

Can't wait to see how yours looks in there when it's all finished! thumb.gif
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I had ordered the sleeving about a week ago and kudos to Nils at MDPC, the sleeving is already here in India.

So, presenting the color scheme for this build, like you guys didnt already know, but here it is:



Unluckily due to too many issues, I am unable to sleeve the PCIE cables. The Antec 850W comes with a splitter on the 8 Pin, which goes into another 8 pin and all my sleeving knowledge and practice till now has not helped me to clear this issue. Secondly, it just looks disastrous when connected to the GPU, so I decided that this is the only part where I will have to use extensions to overcome this problem.





Adding a bit of grey also added a bit highlight to the black and made the transition a bit easier:



Next I need to work on the 24 Pin and 8 Pin. I have already sleeved the black cables, only the highlights are left now.

@DiGiCiDAL, I also put in some work on the mid plate and I am proud to say that it is now ready. I cut off about an inch from the new piece to make sure it fits into the case. The mistake I made in my first try with the new piece is to measure from end to end, not taking into consideration the lip at both ends of the case. This lip made it impossible for me to install the mid plate, without putting it in diagonally. And with the motherboard installed, thats more or less impossible.

Cutting an inch of the whole pice makes it easier to install straight up and also easier to remove. I guess we live and learn.

I am still at sea with the GPU as I returned the previous one and got a refund, but now I dont have anything..

I would like to give a shout out to # Lutro0 @ Lutro0

Without his video sleeving guide it just would not have been possible for me to finish off these many cables this quickly.
Edited by mav2000 - 6/26/13 at 11:08pm
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Nice job on the sleeving so far
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@DiGiCiDAL, I also put in some work on the mid plate and I am proud to say that it is now ready. I cut off about an inch from the new piece to make sure it fits into the case. The mistake I made in my first try with the new piece is to measure from end to end, not taking into consideration the lip at both ends of the case. This lip made it impossible for me to install the mid plate, without putting it in diagonally. And with the motherboard installed, thats more or less impossible

Yeah, I ran into issues in both directions... length-wise it was the lip and pins for the flex-bays... width-wise it was hinge bolts and the fact that I factored in the width of the LED strip... but not the u-channel... so I wound up doing a 'ghetto-mod' and used black electrical tape for the framing to stop the light bleed around the edges of the panel. It looks fine when installed... but it's pretty ugly underneath. biggrin.gif



I'm sure yours will look much better than mine! Your sleeving CERTAINLY DOES! thumb.gif
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So basically you are going to put your PSU uptop?

Then where will be the rads go?
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