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post #51 of 58
looks great:thumb:
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We got parts!

finally got the 5.25 bay converter, mounted the drives. very nice little piece of hardware - very much recommended



here's all the stuff mounted in the bays.



after much deliberation, i decided that i will need the 200mm fan. That means cutting the huge hole in the side of the case... which i have been dreading. honestly, a little afraid of cutting such a large hole and messing it up - or at least not to the precision that i want to achieve. after cutting that 140mm hole for the front, i have not been so confident in my abilities. anyway, time to bite the bullet. here goes....

taped the fan in place and scored the plate for the opening



drilled a bunch of holes around the inside of the perimeter. i dont have a press, so i had to be super careful not to let the bit slip. in hindsight, these holes were not necessary, but i was told this is the best way to cut a large diameter circle in a flat plate.



CONNECT THE DOTS. LA LA LA LA



a little rough, but damn near perfect



much cleaner after a go with the low grit sanding tip



you can see i slipped a couple times with the sanding tip - it was starting to wear out and became a lot less controllable along the sharp edges. otherwise, i am very happy with the results





here with the fan underneath and the DEMCi Flex filter, you can start to see what it will look like. the mistakes aren't as visible as i had feared




a couple coats of paint, and she's lookin pretty again! couple more and she's done



started repainting all the plates, actually. here'e the top and bottom. 4 coats each. when they dry, i'll mount the feet and push/pull assembly on the base plate, and start putting it all together.




the next couple weeks will be busy with sleeving and testing before the next LAN
post #53 of 58
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more progress this weekend. feelin hella productive

finally mounted this biyatch



bolted all the rivets with lock nuts. teadious, but worth it. also sound-deadened all the seams and contact points between plates with strips left from the fan gaskets. sturdy and quiet - the mark of craftsmanship





put the side plates on. starting to look like a decent rig



also mounted the power supply, but forgot pics :-/ need to do a little more body mod this week to get the top on.
post #55 of 58
this is very nice work well done. i love the big ass side fan its sooo 2005. It reminds me of the first case i ever bought back in 06

    
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post #56 of 58
so this is the top plate you said is inbetween the top cover!!

awesome ..that big fanlooks so yummee:thumb:
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Subbed. LOVE new guts in old towers!
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little update while i'm bored at work - DISASTER!!!

so, a little context is in order i think. The H100i is corsair's "nice try" at AIO. The pumps in these units cannot be powered from a typical fan header, because it draws more current than a typical fan header can supply. So, corsair decided to provide two adapters for the pump - one for speed (from a fan header) and another for power (SATA). Imho, this is stupid. I decided i would do away with both adapters and just wire the power and ground to the PSU directly, and let the pump run wide open all the time.

Well... sometime between opening the pump top, and actually going to desolder the stock wiring and make a PSU cable from scratch, two of the pads ripped off doh.gif i researched and tried multiple things for hours to try and fix or workaround the problem. impossible. So, i decided to just order a new one. a brand new H100i GTX is waiting for me at home.

I know, this basically goes against the spirit of the build - reusing all used and second-hand parts - but desperate times call for desperate measures. in the meantime, i got some sleeving done. I will make a big push tonight and update some photos soon this week. the show goes on
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