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Look at what came in the mail today biggrin.gif

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yummy! and it has a lifetime warranty-

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I received another package today, this time from sidewinder computers (a great online store and a good place to get water-cooling kit)



I had to go to Tacoma Screw to get some longer m2.5 bolts as the bolts that came with the heatkiller backplate are designed to go with their waterblock. I actually had to go twice. The first time I went, I just took one tiny screw (that I removed from the graphics card) and asked for some with the same thread pattern, but longer. I asked for nice-looking stainless steel, preferably button head.

The guy took the tiny screw behind the counter and gauged it. Came back and told me that it was a m2 bolt and they only had then in zink in that size. so I ordered 10 and 10 flat washers. Then I proceeded home, only to find that the bolts were the wrong thread. They were too small and just slid right into the holes.

So I went back to the store, this time with the GPU and the backplate. The bolts are actually m2.5, but no stainless, nice-looking bolts until m3. sadface. At least the heads on the m2.5s are bigger so I didn't need the washers.

Here is what it looks like now thumb.gif





ooooh shiny!



See you next time... Same bat-time... Same bat-channel!
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Wow! That's a gorgeous backplate! Makes me want to build a polished and chromed rig smile.gif
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Wow! That's a gorgeous backplate! Makes me want to build a polished and chromed rig smile.gif

Thanks for your comment iRUSH- it is a beautiful backplate and I agree that a polished chromed rig would be awesome!

Well I got another package in the mail from newegg-



I like the little Noctua NH-U9B cooler so much that I bought another one for future use and a couple 120mm fans which I may use for this build. I couldn't pass then up as I had a 20% off coupon and they were on sale at the time to boot! I am unsure as to whether or not I am going to use the stock 120mm exhaust fans that came with the hadron. I know the Noctuas would be great, but I already have a big 'ol box of fans that I don't know what I am going to do with haha.



I test fit my newly painted fans on the cooler. These fan cables are much too long-



Some custom cables are definitely in order-



I decided to wire them up in tandem. The only down-side to this is if one of the fans fail, it will be more complicated to replace it, but with how cramped the Hadron case is, I would likely have to pull everything out of the case to replace a fan anyway. Also I am confident that these fans will dutifully serve for years and years before they fail. They are that good!



Here are the fans attached to the heat-sink and hooked up to the mainboard cpu fan header with their newly sleeved cables. Nice and neat and it's actually tucked under the heat sink so you wont even see the wires when looking at the components through the hadrons windowed panel.

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Subbed!I really like what you did with the fans,they look much better painted black..Not to speak about their cables!Nice modding,definitely will be watching how this plays out thumb.gif
   
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Subbed!I really like what you did with the fans,they look much better painted black..Not to speak about their cables!Nice modding,definitely will be watching how this plays out thumb.gif

Thank you! I'm glad to have you along for the ride thumb.gif

I was happily surprised when I came home from work on Friday to find that this has arrived in the mail, as it was scheduled to arrive on Monday or Tuesday.



It's my Scythe Slip Stream Slim 120mm, 1600rmp fan. It's half the thickness of regular fans (12mm).
Just what the doctor ordered!



Here it is where I plan to put it-



The USB3 and audio ports module fits right up against the frame of the fan. I had to know if there was enough space for this before I do my next mod. Otherwise, I would have had to move or eliminate the usb/audio ports. It's tight, but it should work perfectly!



It looks to me like there should be room for my little power button right here (with some modding)



It's Saturday and I have time to do some work on this project this weekend, so....
More to come!
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I cut some of the metal shroud to allow for the power button.



The power button will reside somewhere around here...



The Button will attach to the side door panel which slides on so I need to make the hole in the case elongated.



The hole is cut and I attached the audio/usb3 module.



I drill a 5/8" hole in the side panel to line up with the cut I made in the case and attach the power button to the side panel.



I slide the side door into place with the new power button.



Here's what it looks like from the inside-



close up to show clearance-



More to come- leave questions or comments so I know your here!
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I attached a fan shroud to the case and made the fan hole a bit bigger in diameter. the Hadron is so much smaller than the other build I have going right now (CM Cosmos 1000)



I had some scrap metal sheared for me on Friday. Here it is next to the stock acrylic face for the hadron.



I use the acrylic front as a template for the corners and trace it with a sharpie onto the aluminum.



I cut the corners with a dremel and then use a file-



I draw a couple center-lines and plot out the fan hole.



Then I use a pint paint jar to trace out a circle that is a bit smaller than the one I cut into the case.



I got paid yesterday and it was easy to convince myself of a new tool purchase. Check out the new drill press thumb.gif Next up I need a router!

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the new press works a treat smile.gif I drill a starter hole into the piece-



Then I use my jig-saw to cut out the circle. I used a skinny wood blade on the aluminum and it worked fine. I find that metal jig-saw bladew work great on steel, but aluminum clogs up the small teeth on metal blades.



It's a beautiful spring day here in Tacoma, Washington, and it's after noon on a Saturday so I treat myself to this-



Variety is the spice of life! delicious!



after a bit of filing-



after about 1.5 hours of filing and sanding, it looks like this-



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More custom modding! I draw some lines at a 45' angle and I cut out a couple parallelograms- (thank goodness for autocorrect haha!)

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Then I use my new drill press to drill some holes-

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After a quick trip to home depot for longer bolts, I end up with this simple hdd rack (for 2.5" drives)

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I'm using 2x WD Velociraptors (500GB each will be in raid for a single 1TB) and a 256GB Samsung pro ssd. There is room between the drives so they can breath, and there will be an exhaust fan directly above them. When I do the final mounting, I will have rubber O-rings between the brackets and the hdd's/ssd.

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To mount the case, I will just drill four holes that line up with the holes on the bottom of the ssd (or hdd) and screw it to the chassis with rubber O-rings between the two. I could have just rectangles instead of the parallelograms and the drives would have just stacked upon one another, only showing the front one, but I thought it might look cool to have them fanned out and it will hide the cable connectors of the back two drives.

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It takes up a lot less space than the stock solution and has room for 3 drives instead of two. I could have made it to hold more drives, but the Asus Maximus Impact only has 4 sata ports. What do you guys think?
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