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[Build Log] -==White Heat==- Corsair 380T mITX - Maximus VII Impact [w/ "Spiderbox" cable management mod]

post #1 of 96
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-==WHITE HEAT==-

...dat cable management doe...

Hi everyone! This is my first ever go at a build log. In the past, I would just carefully put everything together, tweak, tinker, and move on to full time production use. Doing an actual build log seemed like an interesting way to make the build process a little more fun. The inspirations for this build were twofold; I've always wanted to build a small PC, and my woman wanted her own computer. The remains of my current rig will be going to her.

As for the "Spiderbox" mod, basically, I decided to cut up the 3.5" drive cage and use it to contain and distribute all the cabling. I'll never use HDDs ever again, so the drive cage seemed like a perfect cable management solution.


Navigation
  1. Finished Product [coming soon]
  2. Case Disassembly & Initial Cable Management Considerations
  3. Dremel 4000 vs. The Case
  4. Dremel 4000 vs. 3.5" Drive Cage
  5. The Spiderbox
  6. Mail Time! [05 NOV 2014]
  7. Doubling My Pleasure with the H100i's Internal USB Connector [Xbox Receiver Prep]
  8. EE Nerd Pr0n ...Just Because
  9. Cable Management - Front Panel and Front Fan
  10. Corsair H100i Install, Naked Fans, and a New Hole
  11. All Fired Up!
  12. Ideas - Paint Fans and Radiator Mounting Brackets
  13. Silverstone Tek Ultra Thin SATA Cable Install
  14. Glamor Shots - GTX 780 Ti and Storage SSD Installed
  15. Mail Time! [11 NOV 2014] & 16GB SanDisk Cruzer Fit Install
  16. Right-Angled 24-pin ATX Power Connector Build - Sample of Progress
  17. ROG of Ages - ASUS ROG Swift PG287Q DELIVERED!!!
  18. Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver Install - Pt. 01
  19. Wireless Gaming Receiver Install - Pt. 01 [Behind the Scenes: Location Scouting]
  20. Wireless Gaming Receiver Install - Pt. 01 [Behind the Scenes: Button Extension]
  21. Minor Update - Carbon Fiber DI-NOC'd 200mm BitFenix Pro Stickers
  22. Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver Install - Pt. 02
  23. Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver Install - Pt. 03
  24. Wireless Gaming Receiver Install - Pt. 03 [Behind the Scenes: LED Extension]
  25. Front Panel Fitment Fix
  26. Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver Install - Pt. 04
  27. Wireless Gaming Receiver Install - Pt. 04 [Behind the Scenes: Permanent Install]
  28. Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver Install - Pt. 05 [COMPLETE]
  29. Minor Update - New Parts Ordered: 980 Classy & Samsung XP941
  30. New Hardware: 512GB Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe SSD
  31. New Hardware: EVGA GTX 980 Classfied
  32. BENCHMARKS - Samsung XP941 [MZHPU512HCGL-00004] - 512GB
  33. BENCHMARK - EVGA GTX 980 Classified +100MHz Core , +700MHz Mem



FUTURE PLANS:
  • Internal installation of an Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver -- ~100% complete
  • Permanent install of a 16GB SanDisk Cruzer Fit for USB BIOS Flashback 100% COMPLETE
  • DIY rubber grommet(s) or doors on front/back of the spiderbox -- 0% complete
  • Remove all fan stickers or cover them with black 3M CF DI-NOC -- ~100% complete
  • Paint 780 Ti reference cooler -- CANCELED
  • DIY right-angled 24-pin and 8-pin power connectors -- 9.4% complete
  • Paint fans white -- 0% complete


USES:
This rig will be mostly used for:
  • Overclocking
  • Gaming [mostly FPS]
  • Media ripping
  • Maybe, Steam In-Home Streaming


Color Scheme:
[mostly]
  • Red
  • White
  • Black


Parts List:
Here's a part's list. Some parts will be salvaged from my current 600T rig. Therefore, I'll break the list into "New" and "Salvaged" sections.

[New]
  • Case - Corsair Graphite 380T (white)
  • Processor - Intel Core i7-4790K
  • CPU Cooler - Corsair H100i Extreme Performance AIO
  • Motherboard - ASUS Maximus VII Impact
  • PSU - Corsair AX860 (including red braided cables)
  • Memory - G.Skill Trident X PC128000, 2x8GB (1600MHz, C7)
  • Monitor - ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
  • GPU - EVGA GTX 980 Ti Classified
  • Storage - Samsung XP941, 512GB, M.2
Here are pics of the new gear. (Click to show)




[Salvaged]
  • GPU - EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC (reference cooler) [replaced by GTX 980]
  • Montior - ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch IPS (2160 x 1440, 60Hz) [secondary to PG278Q]
  • OS SSD - Samsung 840 Evo, 120 GB
  • Storage SSD - Samsung 840 Evo, 500 GB [replaced by Samsung XP941]
  • Fan - Bitfenix Spectre Pro, 200mm x 25mm (white LED, front intake)

Here are pics of the salvaged gear. (Click to show)




Edited by felladium - 11/6/15 at 12:51pm
 
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post #2 of 96
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Completed project pics will be posted here.
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80 GB Hitachi SATA II 500 GB Seagate SATA II LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - iHAS224-06 CORSAIR CAFA50 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit Acer G205HVbd Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VII Impact EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified G.SKILL Trident X Series F3-1600C7D-16GTX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO (OS Drive) Samsung XP941 (Storage Drive) Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance H100i Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q ASUS PB278Q Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB (non-trampstamp) Corsair AX860 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80 GB Hitachi SATA II 500 GB Seagate SATA II LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - iHAS224-06 CORSAIR CAFA50 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit Acer G205HVbd Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VII Impact EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified G.SKILL Trident X Series F3-1600C7D-16GTX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO (OS Drive) Samsung XP941 (Storage Drive) Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance H100i Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 
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ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q ASUS PB278Q Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB (non-trampstamp) Corsair AX860 
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post #3 of 96
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Case Disassembly & Initial Cable Management Considerations


In the interest of full disclosure, I admit that I did originally throw all the parts into the case as soon as I got them. However, I'm kind of a cable management freak (perhaps it comes with being a network guy?). So, I ripped everything out, stripped the case down to it's frame, and weighed my options for a satisfactory cable management solution.

Before I stripped the case, I put the mobo, and PSU back in so I could get pictures of how the cables route to their respective spots on the motherboard.
Larger pic.




At first, I considered routing those ridiculously long internal USB 3.0 cables through the top of the case.
Here's what space is available up there with the top of the case still installed:
Larger pic.




Finally, I removed the top of the case which left it completely bare.

Here's what the top of the frame has to offer:]
Notice the lowered "track" around the perimeter and cable tie-downs.


There's plenty of room in this cutout to fit the USB 3.0 internal connector.
Larger pic.




Stripped Case Components:
The plastic bags just hold the parts' associated screws.




Nothing I found while examining the case (as-is) was enough to meet my cable management needs. I had to look elsewhere.
Edited by felladium - 11/18/14 at 5:18am
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80 GB Hitachi SATA II 500 GB Seagate SATA II LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - iHAS224-06 CORSAIR CAFA50 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit Acer G205HVbd Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VII Impact EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified G.SKILL Trident X Series F3-1600C7D-16GTX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO (OS Drive) Samsung XP941 (Storage Drive) Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance H100i Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q ASUS PB278Q Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB (non-trampstamp) Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseOtherOther
Corsair Graphite 380T Logitech G400 Corsair - Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 2... Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 24pin Cable... 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80 GB Hitachi SATA II 500 GB Seagate SATA II LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - iHAS224-06 CORSAIR CAFA50 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit Acer G205HVbd Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VII Impact EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified G.SKILL Trident X Series F3-1600C7D-16GTX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO (OS Drive) Samsung XP941 (Storage Drive) Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance H100i Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q ASUS PB278Q Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB (non-trampstamp) Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseOtherOther
Corsair Graphite 380T Logitech G400 Corsair - Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 2... Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 24pin Cable... 
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post #4 of 96
Thread Starter 
Dremel 4000 vs. The Case

The only area in the case large enough to contain all the cabling was where the 3.5" drive cage would usually go. The problem for me was that it would look terrible. Then, I figured the cage would make a great spot to hide and route messy cabling.

Dremel time!
This hole will be used for the 24-pin power, 8-pin power, and PCI-E power cables.



This hole will be used for the internal USB 3.0 and front panel cables. I expanded this hole by about 6.35 mm.
[NOTE: The red text in the 'Before' picture says "Removed this section in order to route the USB 3.0, front audio, and front panel I/O cables through here."]



The end result:



Next, my Dremel takes on the 3.5" drive cage.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2400 - BX80623I52400 ASUS P8P67 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 550 Ti - GV-N550D5-1GI G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80 GB Hitachi SATA II 500 GB Seagate SATA II LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - iHAS224-06 CORSAIR CAFA50 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit Acer G205HVbd Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VII Impact EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified G.SKILL Trident X Series F3-1600C7D-16GTX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO (OS Drive) Samsung XP941 (Storage Drive) Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance H100i Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q ASUS PB278Q Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB (non-trampstamp) Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseOtherOther
Corsair Graphite 380T Logitech G400 Corsair - Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 2... Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 24pin Cable... 
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Kids-PC
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White Heat
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2400 - BX80623I52400 ASUS P8P67 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 550 Ti - GV-N550D5-1GI G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80 GB Hitachi SATA II 500 GB Seagate SATA II LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - iHAS224-06 CORSAIR CAFA50 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit Acer G205HVbd Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VII Impact EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified G.SKILL Trident X Series F3-1600C7D-16GTX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO (OS Drive) Samsung XP941 (Storage Drive) Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance H100i Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q ASUS PB278Q Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB (non-trampstamp) Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseOtherOther
Corsair Graphite 380T Logitech G400 Corsair - Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 2... Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 24pin Cable... 
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post #5 of 96
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Dremel 4000 vs. 3.5" Drive Cage

This took a little more planning, but it was all common sense-type stuff.

First, I had to find and mark where the PSU cables would come through the side of the cage and mark it off.
This helped me find where the cables would intersect with the side of the drive cage.




Then, I marked where I would need to cut that side.




Next, I cut out the raised center section of the cage.




Last, I cut out the section from the side that I marked earlier.
The hole's a little wonky, but it's hidden from sight when installed in the case.




Here's a front and top-side view with the cage installed back in the case.



Larger pic.


Here's the view through the rear of the case via the PSU section.





In the next section, I'll show a "dry run" example of how the PSU cables will be routed through the spiderbox.
Edited by felladium - 11/18/14 at 5:28am
 
Kids-PC
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White Heat
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2400 - BX80623I52400 ASUS P8P67 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 550 Ti - GV-N550D5-1GI G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80 GB Hitachi SATA II 500 GB Seagate SATA II LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - iHAS224-06 CORSAIR CAFA50 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit Acer G205HVbd Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VII Impact EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified G.SKILL Trident X Series F3-1600C7D-16GTX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO (OS Drive) Samsung XP941 (Storage Drive) Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance H100i Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q ASUS PB278Q Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB (non-trampstamp) Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseOtherOther
Corsair Graphite 380T Logitech G400 Corsair - Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 2... Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 24pin Cable... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm Fan - White LED (BFF... Corsair SP120 PWM High Performance Fans Corsair AF120 Quite Edition Fan 
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Kids-PC
(12 items)
 
White Heat
(20 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2400 - BX80623I52400 ASUS P8P67 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 550 Ti - GV-N550D5-1GI G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80 GB Hitachi SATA II 500 GB Seagate SATA II LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - iHAS224-06 CORSAIR CAFA50 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit Acer G205HVbd Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VII Impact EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified G.SKILL Trident X Series F3-1600C7D-16GTX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO (OS Drive) Samsung XP941 (Storage Drive) Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance H100i Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q ASUS PB278Q Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB (non-trampstamp) Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseOtherOther
Corsair Graphite 380T Logitech G400 Corsair - Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 2... Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 24pin Cable... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
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post #6 of 96
Thread Starter 
The Spiderbox

Here's what I was going for with all of this. Somehow, I'm going to have to stuff all those cables and more inside that box. It'll be worth it in the end.

Larger pic.


Larger pic.



Now that the requisite case modding is done, I can continue with the build. From here on out, I should just be posting actual component installation, tweaks, tinkering, and some OC'ing stuff. Although, I am thinking of covering all the fan stickers with some black carbon fiber 3M DI-NOC that I have laying around first...
Edited by felladium - 11/18/14 at 5:29am
 
Kids-PC
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White Heat
(20 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2400 - BX80623I52400 ASUS P8P67 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 550 Ti - GV-N550D5-1GI G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80 GB Hitachi SATA II 500 GB Seagate SATA II LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - iHAS224-06 CORSAIR CAFA50 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit Acer G205HVbd Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VII Impact EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified G.SKILL Trident X Series F3-1600C7D-16GTX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO (OS Drive) Samsung XP941 (Storage Drive) Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance H100i Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q ASUS PB278Q Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB (non-trampstamp) Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseOtherOther
Corsair Graphite 380T Logitech G400 Corsair - Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 2... Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 24pin Cable... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm Fan - White LED (BFF... Corsair SP120 PWM High Performance Fans Corsair AF120 Quite Edition Fan 
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Kids-PC
(12 items)
 
White Heat
(20 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2400 - BX80623I52400 ASUS P8P67 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 550 Ti - GV-N550D5-1GI G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80 GB Hitachi SATA II 500 GB Seagate SATA II LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - iHAS224-06 CORSAIR CAFA50 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit Acer G205HVbd Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VII Impact EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified G.SKILL Trident X Series F3-1600C7D-16GTX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO (OS Drive) Samsung XP941 (Storage Drive) Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance H100i Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q ASUS PB278Q Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB (non-trampstamp) Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseOtherOther
Corsair Graphite 380T Logitech G400 Corsair - Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 2... Individually Sleeved AX 860/760 ATX 24pin Cable... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm Fan - White LED (BFF... Corsair SP120 PWM High Performance Fans Corsair AF120 Quite Edition Fan 
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post #7 of 96
Thread Starter 
Mail Time! [05 NOV 2014]

I got some goodies in the mail today!
  • 2x Corsair SP120 PWM fans
  • 2x Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition fans
  • 1x StarTech USB A (2.0) to USB Motherboard 4-pin adapter

The PWM SP120s will be replacing the SP120Ls (also PWM) from the H100i, and the AF120s will be replacing the exhaust fan that came with the 380T. Of course, these aren't much different than their stock counterparts, but I'm trying to maintain a red/black/white theme and the stock fans are black and gray.



The USB adapter will be used to install the Xbox 360 wireless controller receiver on the USB12 internal header. More on that later.

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Doubling My Pleasure with the H100i's Internal USB Connector
[Xbox Receiver Prep]




Like I said before, I'm going for a relatively strict theme of red/white/black. This silver nonsense on my internal USB adapter had to go. Black heat shrink tubing was my solution.
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In Corsair's infinite wisdom, for their H100i's internal USB connector they decided to make it take up both sets of header pins when all it needed was one. For my motherboard, this thing would take up USB1213 (both USB ports) instead of just USB12 (I'll be changing that to USB13 in a moment).
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Here's the pinout for the USB1213 header: (Click to show)



Since the USB cable for the Xbox receiver is going to be run toward the front of the case and the USB cable for the H100i would more-or-less be staying behind, I had to move the wires over to the other side of the connector that would correspond to USB13. Notice how the empty pinholes have swapped sides when compared to the previous pictures.
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Attaching the adapter to this connector was as simple as inserting the female pins into the correct holes.
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All done! Here are before and after shots of the H100i's USB cable:
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Hopefully, I'll actually be putting my case back together and slapping my parts inside tonight. We'll see...
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Thanks! Doing all this prep work takes forever, but I feel like it's worth it when everything finally comes together.
 
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