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post #41 of 100
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Originally Posted by Bill Owen View Post

Your idea opens a new meaning to "theme" builds... You can change your theme anytime on demand smile.gif
Thanks Bill! As long as the theme can go with white I can change at will! lol Feeling angry? Maybe a red tinted window is in store today... annoyed with your hardware not playing nice? Throw up a black window and don't look at it biggrin.gif
post #42 of 100
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I’ve got another set of quick little updates here. smile.gif


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For the back of the case, I have to use a slim fan, due to the window assembly. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a good black and white PWM slim fan that I liked. So I did the next best thing.


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That’s much better smile.gif


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Next thing, since I removed all the hard drive mounting areas in the case, I picked up this Silverstone 5.25” bay adapter. It fits 2*2.5” drives with 1*3.5” drive. Perfect, since that’s what I have.

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This should work out great.


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I also soldered together some of my LED strip, to go around the window, lighting up the inside of the case.


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I’m using a fan connector for the power.


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I only did 3 sides, as the front is close to the 5.25” bays, and I didn’t want to overpower it with light.


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Side panel installed with temporary hardware, to make sure it works smile.gif


That’s all for this one, just a few little things to get out of the way. I’ll hopefully have an update again on Monday with more smile.gif

Edited by Mosquito Mods - 12/31/13 at 12:34pm
post #43 of 100
Looking good! I like the "false window" idea
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Looking good! I like the "false window" idea

Thanks. smile.gif It's unfortunate that the effect is best when it's at about the same angle as a monitor (so viewing at eye level), but it's fun to play with lol
post #45 of 100
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As promised, here’s the more substantial update today.

First up, the big news (for me, anyway)
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Here’s the quick teaser pic of what it looked up until this point. The black PSU I had just doesn’t do it for me.


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I’d like to thank NZXT for supplying me with a HALE82 v2 550w PSU in white for this build.

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The black and white in the PSU will go perfectly with the internals.

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Oddly sized 135mm fan, but it is pretty quiet from what I’ve been able to determine in use.

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I’ll be using a few of the flat cables, as they manage pretty well. I also really like them, because it makes mapping out the wires really easy for making custom cables.

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Can’t wait to get the wires made and get this baby in there.



So, at this point, I knew that the NZXT HALE82 v2 has some double mapped wires for the 24-pin. It’s 28-pin on the PSU, and 23 pin on the motherboard (1 blank, as is often the case). I soldered together some double wires to make sleeving them easier.


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Here is my starting point for sleeving; my double wire soldered up with a small piece of heatshrink to bring the soldered area back to the size of the insulation.


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Cut the sleeving to length, so it goes from the connector to the edge of the V on the double wire, and thread it on.


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Before doing anything else, make sure that you can get the sleeving all the way from the connector to the solder point. Trust me, nothing is more frustrating than getting one end melted on, only to realize you’re short sleeving on the other end.

Then melt the end of the sleeving on the pin, for shrinkless sleeving.

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At this point, I’ve done the Pin side of both wires. Then I melt the wires by the V enough so I can then press them together.

Repeat for the other side, and melt the sleeving from the single side to the double sleeved side. This is in place of using the super glue like Lutro0 suggests. It melts the sleeve together, so they hold each other in place like normal sleeving does. I then use a small piece of heatshrink to cover it up. I thought I had a picture of this, but I do not. I will include it in a video guide, though.


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This is the end result of what I was describing above.

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Next I did a little cable sewing. I won’t try to explain this, as I’m not entirely sure how I pulled it off lol


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I did this with the intention of getting the cable a little more flattened out, since there isn’t much room behind the motherboard tray for cables.

Then, I made and sleeved the 8-pin CPU cable, and got stuff installed.

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The NZXT PSU in place with sleeved cables.


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Complimented with a NoiseBlocker intake fan in the floor, the PSU flows well with the black and white contrasting theme.


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This is what the internals look like currently. The GT640 in this image will be replaced by a 650Ti Boost in the next update.


That’s all for this one. Hopefully next time I’ll be able to get the new GPU painted and installed, and get some final photos after that smile.gif


Once again I’d like to thank NZXT for sponsoring me with the PSU for this build
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Edited by Mosquito Mods - 12/31/13 at 12:35pm
post #46 of 100
Wow, the new psu makes a big difference. Kudos on the sleeving job, double wires are a pain ._.
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Wow, the new psu makes a big difference. Kudos on the sleeving job, double wires are a pain ._.
Thanks thumb.gif I was surprised at how much better it looked with the NZXT PSU. And yes, double wires are a pain lol
Edited by Mosquito Mods - 10/29/13 at 8:11am
post #48 of 100
What case is that?
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post #49 of 100
NZXT H230


Kick ass job, Lookin forward to seeing this in person sometime!
post #50 of 100
You're great at sleeving.
Awesome progress on the psu as well! thumb.gif
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