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Poll Results: What color coolant should I use?

 
  • 13% (4)
    Black
  • 34% (10)
    White
  • 13% (4)
    Gray
  • 10% (3)
    Red
  • 10% (3)
    Purple
  • 3% (1)
    Yellow
  • 13% (4)
    Green
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post #21 of 60
Thread Starter 
I really like the Lutro0 Teleios, it's easy to work with.
post #22 of 60
What sleeving kit are you using? Or what tools? I know next to nothing about sleeving, but I'm interested in trying it out for my re-build.
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post #23 of 60
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A pin extractor is about the only specialty tool I needed. Other than that, pliers, a trim nail I filed down to help extract pins and several hours of my time. smile.gif
post #24 of 60
Don't forget the patience...my downfall with projects like such.
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post #25 of 60
Thread Starter 
Yeah a just did an hour here and there for several days. I'm a lot faster at it now than I was in the beginning.

Looking forward to wrapping up a few small jobs in the next few weeks so I will have the cash to get the rest of the parts needed.

I ordered fans, I'm going with Silverstones. I'll post pics and results this coming weekend.
post #26 of 60
Thread Starter 
So it was nasty out today and I couldn't work outside so I stayed in and worked on some lighting.

Regrettably, I don't own a pair of MOLEX crimpers, so I made due with needle nose pliers and a soldering iron. I was going to put a strip at the top and bottom but I think the top might be enough.

Pics..

Long wires.... check thumb.gif


Short wires to make a molex splitter... check thumb.gif


Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3


And a pic after being mounted..
post #27 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by stickg1 View Post

So it was nasty out today and I couldn't work outside so I stayed in and worked on some lighting.

Regrettably, I don't own a pair of MOLEX crimpers, so I made due with needle nose pliers and a soldering iron. I was going to put a strip at the top and bottom but I think the top might be enough.

Pics.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Long wires.... check thumb.gif


Short wires to make a molex splitter... check thumb.gif


Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3
And a pic after being mounted..

I think it needs the bottom strip too brother!!
That bottom looks dim and lonely!!
Edited by Jimhans1 - 3/5/14 at 10:33am
post #28 of 60
^Agreed
But it is looking good, keep it up. thumb.gif
post #29 of 60
Thread Starter 
Okay, how does it look now?




post #30 of 60
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Okay, how does it look now? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Much better IMHO. thumb.gif
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