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post #11 of 21
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Thanks, Bob! I'd like to think that I do devil-smiley-019.gif

I have a few drawings of what I plan to do to the front, I'll post them tonight when I'm home, and hopefully I can get some input! But for now, there is some bad news!

I work in a shop, and there is a house on the same property. Well, I get packages delivered to the shop, I'm never home to sign for anything, and USPS went to deliver my crimper and crimp contacts to the house, and they turned them away! So it looks like there will be another 2 week wait for them to get through sluggish customs before I can make all of my cables and sleeve them mad.gif

However, the sleeve came in!


Horrible lighting, and a smudged iphone lens, but black and red seems to be the theme


Playing with the little practice strips that were included!


The test leads I made for fun, and the Molex pin remover tool!


And of course, the motherboard! I definitely think the "thermal armor" looks pretty nice!


I'll post a few ideas I've been playing around with, and ask for your opinions, later tonight!
post #12 of 21
I know you're busy and all Lane, but how bout an update bro?
I'm sitting here... waiting impatiently
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post #13 of 21
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Sorry, Bob, and anyone else who is getting impatient.

I've been verrrrrrrry busy (>70 hours a week), but I've been collecting some various items as I save up for my move, and I'll post pictures of them tonight.

As for a written update, the rest of the MDPC items finally made it (USPS failed miserable over the course of multiple packages, but as of this Tuesday, I finally have my crimper, contacts, and housings to start sleeving since I have tomorrow off.

Since I've decided to make my own fan controller and LED system with Arduino, I've been doing a bit of tinkering, but it seems that I'm going to need to buy a few extra components before I get too far with that; Arduino boards require a separate module to be able to read K type thermocouplers, so I'm going to do a bit more research and look at my other options, so I'm not using so many of the few pins I have just to read temperatures.

This is the board that I am using to test and write my logic, but it seems that I'm still going to need more than one board, since the lights, fans, and probes will be more than this one board can handle. I'm still pretty new to the whole system, but it seems very straightforward, and the logic is no different than coding in most languages.

I'm still currently debating what I want to use for video on this computer, I know that I will be building the computer to be able to handle 4k (No it will not run Crysis or Metro maxed out, I'm not made of solid gold). I still haven't even decided if I would prefer to buy 1 higher end card (R9, 780, MARs, etc) or go SLI again like my 570s. Opinions?

Tomorrow the plan is to paint the spots that are exposed from removing the optical bay, paint the mesh for the front fan holes, and maybe cut those same fan holes.

Sorry again for the delay! Pics tonight
post #14 of 21
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So, I wasn't able to get as much done as I had wanted to this weekend, but I was able to make SOME progress mad.gif

After dealing with local USPS problems, I finally received everything from Germany, and started organizing it out


All of the screws and washers


The Arduino things


Before I sat down to sleeve


I wasn't sure if the motherboard would fit with the fans inside the case, and I was right, so it looks like I'll either have to buy or make a shroud


After I through the motherboard in, I' don't have a place to paint where I live, but I'm bringing the case into the shop with me tomorrow to paint the areas from removing the optical bay
post #15 of 21
Whoop whoop! Any progress is good progress. Nice sleeping kit pimp!
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post #16 of 21
Any news?
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post #17 of 21
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Well, I found a shroud, which is where I will probably put the fan controller if I can make room for it. I also got the CPU, the CPU waterblock, and a few other goodies. Progress has been slow and will continue to be, I don't have a workstation and most of my money is being saved to get an apartment so I can finally have room here to work. I'll keep collecting parts but I probably won't update until I have some actual modding progress!

I apologize for the wait!
post #18 of 21
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I checked out a shroud for the 3x140mm fans that are now on the top of the case, but I can't really find any that don't look out of place on the top of the case, so it seems I will be fabricating myself something that will look nice.

The PSU I decided on has some weird stuff going on with the 24pin, there are a couple of slots that have no wires, and 3 that have 2 in them. Instead of trying to make this look nice, I've purchased the Corsair individually sleeved 24pin, and will just have to sleeve an extension in the colors I want.

It seems that I will probably be delidding the chip to reapply the thermal paste, I get about 8-10 degrees of variation between cores while stress testing , dang Haswell.

I also went ahead and took my radiator patterns and made some gaskets for them at work. It's all small progress, I can't' bring the computer by the shop anymore, every time I do I get asked to work on someone's truck, but the good news is that I have FINALLY found a 2 room for under $2500 a month, and I will finally have my work area back!
post #19 of 21
I am actually planning a similar build in the same case so I have a few question for you OP.

Can you fit a 240mm rad in the front & then another 240mm in the bottom of the case if you are willing to remove the all HDD cages.??
post #20 of 21
$2500 a month seems a bit steep geejus!
At least you will have ur own space which will be nice smile.gif
It would be good to see you when youy in town so hit me up-
So a friend of mine came over last night and I took him out to the shop ans showed him my build in progress and his jaw hit the floor and was r e placed by a big grin and he said "dont sell this to anyone, I'll bring you $1500 down, which he did today smile.gif its not even done yet!
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