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post #1591 of 2032
Thank you both very much for the response. I'll take it apart after I find some washers and resolve the problems, probably due to me being relatively in a hurry to get it back up. Here's a picture for now:
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Thank you both very much for the response. I'll take it apart after I find some washers and resolve the problems, probably due to me being relatively in a hurry to get it back up. Here's a picture for now:

She's a beauty!
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Lookin' good!thumb.gif
    
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post #1594 of 2032
Anyone have a picture with an E-ATX mobo installed. I want to see the space between the front and mobo.
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post #1595 of 2032
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Anyone have a picture with an E-ATX mobo installed. I want to see the space between the front and mobo.

The mobo isn't larger than the tray itself.
I've put EATX boards into much smaller cases.
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post #1596 of 2032
Hi guys!

This morning I decided to do a little pictoral on the different SSD/HDD options you have with the stealth plate on the S8.

Option A : 2 x HDD



Option B : 1 x HDD + 2 x SSD
On the first picture I show you the WRONG way to install the SSD's because with this setup it would be nearly impossible to connect the sata power connectors on the SSD's. On the second picture, I switched the HDD on the left side and the SSD's on the right side so the SSD's connections are right over the provided holes and then you can connect everything correctly and stealthy.





Option C : 4 x SSD or should I say the option with no HDD's
This setup is good for any setup without HDD's...if for example you have only 2 SSD's then the best setup would be where the 2 Samsung drives are located so everything stay stealth biggrin.gif
The OCZ and the Sandisk are a bit out of the plate but this way you have access to your connections



If you have any questions feel free to ask thumb.gif




Special note here for Jim, Kevin and Jason...if you want those pictures in your references let me know I will remove my watermark and give them to you. smile.gif
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post #1597 of 2032
Thanks so much for posting that. Now we need pics on how the pedestal tubing / cable paths work. Things like that help me plan purchases.
Edited by Neo Zuko - 3/30/14 at 9:17am
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post #1598 of 2032
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Thanks so much for posting that. Now we need pics on how the pedestal tubing / cable paths work. Things like that help me plan purchases.

I'm still in my thinking process about that but it will involve some pass-through in the HHD chamber by the 120mm covers to connect the side rad to the rads in the pedestal and some pass-through on the 140mm cover in the main chamber to connect the front rad and the pedestal rads.

As for the cables, my fan controller will be hidden in the pedestal so the fans of the 2 upper rads will go down there in a way I did not manage yet. smile.gif
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post #1599 of 2032
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(4) Not sure about the alignment issue. That's pretty uncommon. One problem with an assembly that is screwed together is that the sequence of installing and tightening the screws matters. That's why the original cases were riveted, but the benefits of being able to break down the cases won out. If you haven't already, you might try loosening all the screws a bit and allowing the frame to relax, so you can get the last screws into place and then retighten the assembly.

I would have to agree here. I haven't assembled one of the flat pack cases, but I have assembled many other things over the years. Typically the best way to get everything to fit is to put the screws in and leave ALL of them a half turn loose or so. Once all of the pieces are in place, go around and tighten all the screws. It allows you wiggle room if its needed. Of course in the case of screws that will be inaccessible due to something else being in the way later, it can't be helped and you have to tighten those.
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post #1600 of 2032
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The mobo isn't larger than the tray itself.
I've put EATX boards into much smaller cases.
My rampage BE hangs off the front of the tray a bit actually. I am at work but when I get home I will try to get a pic...
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