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post #11 of 53
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The AX1200i just arrived today and it went into the case.

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I got the cables I want and I will begin sleeving once the removal tools arrive. I've made an estimation of how much material I will need for the entire sleeving process.

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Edited by dodgethis - 12/22/14 at 7:04am
post #12 of 53
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Quick question for those who sleeve: Would it be wiser to check the length of each individual wire before cutting the sleeve, rather than just cutting one common length for all the wires in the group?
post #13 of 53
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Originally Posted by dodgethis View Post

Quick question for those who sleeve: Would it be wiser to check the length of each individual wire before cutting the sleeve, rather than just cutting one common length for all the wires in the group?

From my experience yes it is easier to check each wire first. I tried the way you were talking about doing and I had some be a quarter inch off or sometimes more. So I would recommend checking each cable before cutting or cut them as you go.
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post #14 of 53
How'd you like your Grand Flex fans?
post #15 of 53
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How'd you like your Grand Flex fans?

For some reason, some fans tend to rattle at high speeds while the fan blades are facing down (air flow going up). When you put them the with the blade upwards (air flow going down), the rattle disappears. Turning down the speed helps this. Something to do with the motor

Other than that, I see no reason to not love them. I got them for a nice price here in Singapore, USD16 a piece, and the Swiftech Helixs are about 14.50? The Grand Flexes seem to move a larger amount of air at a comparable speed with the Swiftech (using PWM to control the speeds). In my Phantom, at about 1.2m away, the fan is not very audible at 7V (obtained using the fan control on the case).
post #16 of 53
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The tools just came in and I got down to work. I did the sleeving on a 4 pin molex first as a test run. Ideally, this cable would not run into the visible areas and I would use the least visible socket on the PSU, so sloppiness is sort of fine.

_MG_9837 by Maurice Han, on Flickr

_MG_9840 by Maurice Han, on Flickr

_MG_9838 by Maurice Han, on Flickr

The hardest part is getting the heat shrink all even for the subsequent ones.
post #17 of 53
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Completed the SATA and molex power cables. Tested all of the points by powering the LEDs and fans in the TH10. However, in order to get the SATA cables working, I had to strip away the insulation and expose the cores, rather than going for the slits through the insulation. I might flow some solder into them, just to make sure they stay in place



It's more tedious than I thought, with all the measuring, cutting, sleeving and heating. I got a few cuts from trying to yank out the pins from the sockets. It's better to get one of those pre-sleeved kits if you want a single colour. This option is only viable if you want more than a single colour on your cables. I'm thinking of not doing the 24-pin for the motherboard. Can't afford to screw that up...

Now, I need cable combs to tidy things up... Or just sew them together, for neatness.
Edited by dodgethis - 12/23/14 at 10:17am
post #18 of 53
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Got the cables sewn together via putting together alternating cables.



The sewing was sloppy but looks way better now.
post #19 of 53
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Grabbed an insane deal on an SR1 480mm for a good price. Chap who sold it to me told me he had another one so I am leaving that for purchase next week. biggrin.gif





Based on the dimensions of the rads, I would need to 54mm+25mm = 77mm of space in both the top and bottom in order for them to fit. What came next was the most delicate of balances I ever did for this build so far. I had to leave at two blank spaces below the bay res in order to fit. There was no way the bay res was going to fit right at the bottom. This gave me 117mm of space at the bottom and with each bay 40mm, no way in hell was it going to fit. Ignore the missing fan at the front!





Why Corsair AF120s? Because I am reusing them from the Phantom and they look nicer than NZXT LED fans when running. Something to do with the frosted blades. The NZXT ones use clear blades.

But lo and behold, I have a 360mm flex bay rad mount to use. And the TH10 only has 13 bays! I NEED 14! I AM SHORT ONE BAY TO FIT THE END TANKS! WHATEVER AM I TO DO?!??!?!? Improvise, that's what. I off set the rad assembly from the proper holes and moved it up one notch.



And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the result of this kludge.

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE. There's space for one more fan in the pull position at the top of the 360mm rad! Can it fit? LET'S FIND OUT!





Only 2mm of space left! Looks I won't be securing the top of the fan, only the bottoms!

And good thing about this case, is me using it as a storage for the parts in between the work times.




Edited by dodgethis - 12/29/14 at 10:18pm
post #20 of 53
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As for the white paracord you see in the case, I am doing the rest of my sleeving in the following scheme.



The black and red scheme looked too much like positive and negative wires...
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