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post #11 of 41
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A major mistake made very often is down playing the impact of static. I was guilty of this too years ago, but that ended when I worked in a component lab while in the USAF. Static kills equipment, and usually you'll have no idea it happened because it doesn't have to be a spark from your finger, ergo something you "see" occur.

Radio Shack sells a perfectly usable, well priced piece of kit for this. I haven't decided which grounder will be used yet. Probably just a PSU that's grounded to the wall then the mat and wrist grounded to it.

To help mitigate constant build up from the carpet while working in the area I'll likely have a large painters plastic over the carpet, then the 4x10 rubber mat on that as a work surface. Neither of these will dissipate static on their own. They'll simply be used to help mitigate additional constant build-up of static via me if I was constantly moving around directly on carpet.

Radio Shack Anti Static Kit:

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post #13 of 41
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The Corsair 900D comes with 2 RAD rails screwed to the inside-bottom of the case. These rails attach to the door-side lower vertical RAD section. They each use a set of depression slots fabricated into the casing, sliding into the slots with a single screw on one side of each to secure them.

The bottom is good oob. Has 4 slots, the slots are in the horizontal bottom of the casing and hold it well on their own with the screw finishing it up.

The top, however, has 3 slots, in the vertical plane of the casing (has to be here) and when the bracket is slid into position it's not tight on its own.

So, without the rail in position and using a wrench, I clamped each depression down a bit. Now when attaching the rail they're actually against the bracket as you slide into position. It's now more secure, with the screw finishing it up.

Use tape or rag on wrench/clamp teeth to avoid crapping up the metal if important to you.


Much better now:


edited: fixed typo
Edited by BloodSlinger - 7/5/13 at 1:35pm
post #14 of 41
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1st round of equipment. All major components now here. Number of outstanding misc remaining, including compressions, angles etc.

Overall:


Titans:



32G G.Skill (4 total, 2 on other side of package):
post #15 of 41
just got my 900D as well..and already see things like you did to improve the "door" ideas in the case..

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Wiped - will place another update in here instead.
Edited by BloodSlinger - 7/18/13 at 6:18am
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Hey Corsair, thanks for putting this giant piece of plastic crap right in the way of top-mounting common 480 rad bleed plugs woot! ... wth.gif

Giant Plastic FTL 1

Giant Plastic FTL 2

Since I don't plan to have 6 USB wires hanging off the front of my rig, I guess I'll see if I can make some lemonade out of this chunk of ****.

Considering the work they did put into the overall design of the case, this almost seems like an after thought... a bad one. It's huge, but more importantly, deep. And for no solid reason based on the guts of it. But it does have a bad impact. It's so deep you can't even put a 90 on the bleed plug of a 480 to at-least redirect it somewhere else.

So... I'll see what I can come up with. Being able to effeciently bleed my loop is a lot more important than having 4 more USB ports at the front than I ever plan to need. There are new fangled devices out there... think they're called 3.0 HUBS ... work wonders.

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Edited by BloodSlinger - 7/20/13 at 10:50am
post #18 of 41
Lol awesome!! He he

I usually take those things out..

My dual gtx 690, 3960x build in my 900D is going to take some planning. Would hate to have mods needed after built.

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post #19 of 41
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Lol awesome!! He he

I usually take those things out..

Yeah I was pretty shocked, and then extremely annoyed, after realizing that hunk of crap is totally in the way. If it wasn't so deep, it would have been feasible. But, just bad design on it. I'll see what I can do. Progress is real slow I barely get to put in maybe 1hr per night. But, it'll eventually come together. Just going to take a long time.

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My dual gtx 690, 3960x build in my 900D is going to take some planning. Would hate to have mods needed after built.

Exactly. When I do get a chance to work on it, I'm trying to take absolutely every piece one at a time, and think ahead. I do NOT want to have to tear apart crap after I get it together because something is sticking out / in the way / retarded / won't work etc etc. That'd be a lot more pain than trying to consider it all ahead of time.
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Yep I got you on that. What I also hate is having to know. That somewhere in the build there is something not up to my standard and it can be better. It will constantly be on my mind.

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