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post #101 of 232
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And a few more pics cause I was bored tonight and the pin tool from MDCP worked with the cables. I still have the one from Moddiy coming though as it is 9" long and I wont have to worry about routing the cables all over the place .

SSD is out of my main rig, just put in it for a test fit.


Not as much as I would have liked is lit up on this side of the case so I will most likely get a 30cm strip and cut it down just to accent this side. Or order a RGB power cable and cut down the existing strip. It would more than likely light up just as much of the side its on if the strip was only on the bottom of the case.










Its almost sad(well for me at least) that this build will be partially stalled, but it is what it is. I'll obviously post updates as I get things so keep any eye open.
post #102 of 232
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Well got my Christmas Bonus today. I am still having a hard time deciding on 3570k or 3770k, SO I bought a Samsung 840 series 250GB SSD. Same SSD as in the picture next to the GPU. I have two now. One in my main rig and one in here. I liked the performance I got from the first one I bought and it was cheaper than the Evo version so HDDs for the build are covered. I also got some clear zip ties since they didn't have red or white in a pack that wasn't way too overpriced. I'll take my 100 for 3.99 instead of 150 for 9.99. Will be doing some rerouting and tying some cables out of the way the best I can this weekend. Ill post some pics after I have everything ran.
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AAAANNNNND due to knowing I can get a better deal on a SSD when I'm ready for it I returned the 840 to microcenter today and got some ram for my build. Some 2133mhz Dominator Platinum. It was on sale and I also got a cheap processor, a Intel Celeron G1620 lol, to tide me over so I can have this rig mining coins while I wait to get other parts. It was open box, which I find odd they would sell it like that but it still had the thermal paste on it and the inner package had never been opened. Thinking about the light bar upgrade for the memory, but it would hardly be noticeable with the way this case is.





















































There is just enough space to run 2 pieces of acrylic tubing between the ram and the Power supply/power cables. Obviously a lot of the current setup is temporary. The processor will be replaced and the shorter 24pin cable is in the works. I am surprised at the speed of this little celeron chip and it will suffice for now since it will just be a mining rig for the time being. But at least now I know everything works smile.gif
post #104 of 232
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Been doing a little tinkering with the paint job on the case and I also got a fan controller in. I am not sure if I will be using this one for sure or not. It is a little larger than I would like and may interfere with the mounting or routing of other components. We shall see.







Then I decided to do a little stripe work on the cover for the case. Originally planned to just do the top but then I didnt like how it looked unfinished. So I did a bit more.







Going to have to touch the edges up a bit on the curves. I dont know why it bled that way, ive done similar things plenty of times.
Edited by Stuntfly02 - 12/29/13 at 6:27pm
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Did a little more striping today. Not 100% pleased with it but there is no way to fix the spots on the front panel. The way the paint stuck it has a rather textured effect and I had a feeling that a few bad spots were going to appear. I may end up going back to white on the front panel where I painted the green accents. It's a little busy on the front now, but I prefer the pin stripes to the green accent so the stripes are staying no matter what thumb.gif







Edited by Stuntfly02 - 12/30/13 at 9:37pm
post #106 of 232
Subbing, excellent work so far!

Maybe I missed something but what are your plans in regard to window in the GPU side of the chassis? A mesh of some kind?
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Subbing, excellent work so far!

Maybe I missed something but what are your plans in regard to window in the GPU side of the chassis? A mesh of some kind?

Very very good question, and that has been something I have been working on this week. Or at least finalizing my design/measurements.

I plan to do 3 92mm holes with wire fan guards on that side of the window. It will still have the plexi but have 3 round holes cut in it for the fans to pull air through.

Like this.

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Sweet idea, how dense are you going to have the mesh?
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Sweet idea, how dense are you going to have the mesh?

No mesh, I will be using 3 of these guys.



Mainly for the look since they dont really do any dust filtering
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No mesh, I will be using 3 of these guys.



Mainly for the look since they dont really do any dust filtering

They also help to stop your fingers from catching in the fans. smile.gif
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