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never had an issue with mine. just make sure you have cross air flow.
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never had an issue with mine. just make sure you have cross air flow.

did you custom make your own mobo tray? if so did you use acrylic? or alu?
post #13 of 39
with the inverted one, i used the case tray, then coved it with acrylic, the dual i had to make new trays and used acrylic for them both. caution though, you need to brace acrylic unless your going for a thick sheet ( it flex's)
feel free to use any ideas from the dual, it has some good ideas.
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with the inverted one, i used the case tray, then coved it with acrylic, the dual i had to make new trays and used acrylic for them both. caution though, you need to brace acrylic unless your going for a thick sheet ( it flex's)
feel free to use any ideas from the dual, it has some good ideas.

im probably going to use acrylic also!

Just looked through all of the dual thread, epic! but yours in 90 degree atx, inverted still has the i/o at the back, just the cpu up the top
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Sleeving Update

So I got some paracord in! Was going to go for mdpc but i have worked with paracord before and quite frankly prefer it.

I went with black sleeving. I was going to have a blue streak in the 24 pin, but then i decided to go all black because there is no colour in the rest of the build, apart from lighting.
So by keeping everything black, just by changing the colour of the lighting, i can effectively change the whole look and feel of the system.

Also because i havent bought in my psu yet, i started on the 24 pin extension, which will be used anyways.

So heres some pictures:


Heres the sleeve! only got 5 metres for now, free shipping so why not order again if need be


The extension cable. All black cables which is nice


First cable done! I used staples rather than buying a tool! Was as easy as always.


Pretty poor focus of the heat shrinkless attempt. Apologies


Making some head way. Got a few more to go


Putting the in one by one! Ugly white connectors at the moment! They will be replaced with black ones


Absolutely love the heatshrinkless look


Beasted through and got a load done in around half an hour!


A little not so great macro shot


And done!! What do you think of heat shrinkless?

So after i'd done i didnt like how the wires crossed over, nor does anyone for that matter! So i decided to sew them!!


This is about half way through, you can faintly see the sew! Black so you cant really, which is nice



First pass done! Yes it dips at the right hand side,but unless your close up, you cannot see it


This is after 2 passes! And as you can see perfectly straight cables!! Looks amazing in person!!

Thanks for looking guys! Stay tuned
post #16 of 39
looks good. big fan of paracord.

ps. check the twist thats the inverted m/b build.
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post #17 of 39
That front panel looks awesome but the edges look a bit rough, what did you use to cut it? I have to sub this build its gonna be a mini monster! biggrin.gif
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Great job on the sleeving . . . also a big fan of paracord. I find it easier to work with.

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post #19 of 39
This is a very impressive build, Keep it up. I really love that sewing idea.
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Acrylic Update & Inverted ATX

So today i took delivery of a order that i put in for some custom cut acrylic! I also made a start and pretty much completed the inverted atx mod! Hope you enjoy

Obviously i need to do some cleaning up of cuts etc but this is how it looks raw so hopefully will look factory when finished!!

The whole inside chassis will be getting a new coat of paint, its not powdercoated anyway so i can just sand it back and repaint! also all the metal im adding, acrylic etc will be getting painted!!


First up i dont think ive ever posted this pic but its the whole case taken apart! lots of rivets lost their lives today


Been putting this off for a while because i didnt want to mess up but today i took the plunge! havent fully finished it but at the moment it looks like the front i/o panel will fit!!


Well atleast the headphone and microphone jacks fit


Also cut the mesh to shape so i can fit the black acrylic in!! Used tin snips but cut my hands up fairly badly. All in the name of modding


Fits perfect, also looks sweeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttt


Heres where the acrylic is going to sit! im going to either glue it in or have it as snug as possible


again, been putting this off but made a bit more progress and its not looking too bad


After waiting around, my parcel came


Shoutout to plasticsheeting.co.uk!! amazing service, delivery did cost me but it was next day! amazing! also all the dimensions are pretty bang on


Gimme da arcylic


Also it was packed so well! definitely going back to these guys when i need to


3 bits of clear for ssd mounting, youll see my idea later


clear for the mobo tray


Had no idea what this one was or why i ordered it but it was like 3 pounds so hey ho


Side to the basement, clear again


Roof to the basement, again, clear.


Gloss black for the roof mod

Inverted ATX Mod
So i didnt get any shots whilst cutting! was too focused on getting it right!!


Heres the mobo back plate cut from the back of the case


Had to find a way to mount it back on, so i made some right angle metal pieces the right size, drilled some holes anddddddddddddd they were my solution


Also had to drill some holes in the back plate. Also terrible paint job by corsair, painted once assembled by the looks


And bam! Here it is! looks pretty sweet in person! cant wait to get a mobo mounted in there


From the inside, you can see where i used the brackets i made earlier. theyre going to be painted black. Also theyve been attached using pop rivets.


Here ive got the mobo tray installed and the front of the basement! the basement lid needs a little bit of work but im too tired to do it today

The tray is very sturdy as ive attached it to the metal brace as you can see


Word of warning, go slow when drilling acrylic! it cracks very easily! as you can see here. not to worry! its being wrapped in vinyl


So because i cant be bothered to cut and bend the rest of the acrylic today, i got some cardboard and but it in to show what im aiming for now!!

Im not 100% sure whether im going to make ssd brackets so they sit on the basement floor at a slant or whether im going to mount them to the sloping wall.

If i do mount them on the wall then the reservoir will be laid on the basement roof or vice versa

So thats all the pictures i have for today!

VIDEO
So ive had a youtube channel for a while and havent posted in ages! so i decided to make a quick video of my just rambling about the project and whats happening over here! feel free to watch

Go easy on me for the channel name! seemed like a good idea when i was 15. 3 years later...not such a good idea




Thats it for now guys! thanks for looking!

i look forward to your guys' feedback
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