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post #21 of 86
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I received some negative feedback on the adhesive mounting solution, so I came up with this:



This is the one at the front, the one at the back is a lot shorter. I would keep the foam tape on the top panel (and the PSU), but it would only adhere to that, not to the HDDs. That means that the adhesive tape would never have to be replaced, no matter how often you swap the HDDs.

What do you think?
post #22 of 86
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Small Update!

The flex riser from LiHeat arrived, and damn is it a fine product!
The riser is not only shielded but also nicely sleeved, which gives the whole cable a really nice look and feel.




This is the approximate configuration I'll run it in. You'll notice there is a small bulge in the middle. That is due to the cable consisting of somewhere between three and five layers internally that all have the same length. Because of the bends it does, the inner shielding is on a shorter way, so it has to compensate by bulging. (I hope that was an understandable explanation) Not a big issue, though, I have more than 13mm below the GPU.




The bend radius is also quite sharp, the cable is about 2.3mm thick and can easily do a 180 in just 5, maybe 6mms of space. This means that my solution for the GPU mount is feasible and I could even scrape 5mms off the case height at the bottom. This is a huge advantage over straight ended risers like the 3M one which would require me to make the case 20+mms higher.




I also tested the distance the PSU has to have from the motherboard and the one used in my CAD model is perfectly fine, could even reduce it a little bit.

I installed it into Freilite Alpha and am writing this on that rig right now. thumb.gif
Additionally, I tested the performance non-scientifically with GTAV, and still got smooth 60FPS in 1080p as always. (Most settings on very high, some on high, density and variety settings on maximum, no AA, 16x AF)






I will have to order a custom made ~360mm long riser for the final thing, but right now I just wanted to assess whether everything fits, which it fortunately does.

There were connectivity issues when installing the riser first, but that was quite probably caused by the way I bent the riser (very close to the solder points, and LiHeat does offer "armoured" versions of their risers that prevent that sort of thing. Once it ran, it ran really well, though. The connection is well made, even waving the GPU around, bending the riser like crazy and wiggling on the connections didn't change a thing. Very solid, I love it.
post #23 of 86
That is the best looking riser cable I have ever laid my eyes on..Good find thumb.gif
   
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I created an account just to subscribe to this thread. I'm in the planning process of building around a Gigabyte Geforce 970 ITX. I have had a hell of a time trying to find cases that will fit the dimensions that I'm working with (7" H X 7" W X 17" D). I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one. Good luck!
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how did i miss that, sub thumb.gif
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post #26 of 86
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Originally Posted by mAs81 View Post

That is the best looking riser cable I have ever laid my eyes on..Good find thumb.gif

I have to say, it's quite the looker. Should go very well with the black interior. (I know it's grey on the renderings, but that's just to make modeling easier.)

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I created an account just to subscribe to this thread. I'm in the planning process of building around a Gigabyte Geforce 970 ITX. I have had a hell of a time trying to find cases that will fit the dimensions that I'm working with (7" H X 7" W X 17" D). I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one. Good luck!

Wow that's quite a compliment, thank you! I personally don't like the Gigabyte card for its lack of any vent holes in the back, but it does have the most versatile output selection, so I understand why you'd use it.
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how did i miss that, sub thumb.gif

Some things just get buried, especially with these many "X's owners club" threads. Thanks man, I'll do my best to make it worthwhile biggrin.gif
post #27 of 86
I bet Apple will hire you to create the next iMac.
post #28 of 86
Is the riser cable completely black? It's hard to tell the color of the fabric from the lighting.

Moddiy also has their own nifty looking risers. At least now we know there are at least two choices for us modders who don't want the same old green and gray cables.
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I bet Apple will hire you to create the next iMac.

Thanks man, but I don't see that happening wink.gif
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Is the riser cable completely black? It's hard to tell the color of the fabric from the lighting.

Moddiy also has their own nifty looking risers. At least now we know there are at least two choices for us modders who don't want the same old green and gray cables.

Yeah sorry for the potato pics, the riser cable itself is all completely black, but the PCB on the GPU side is dark green. The one on the board side is black, strangely enough, didn't even notice that. I may ask LiHeat whether it's possible to get the PCB in black, but it doesn't really bother me at this point.
The moddiy riser looks neat as well, but I find it strange that two of the three pictures don't even show their product. Also it wouldn't be an option for me because the end is completely straight, that wouldn't fit, even if they had different lengths.
But yeah, it's good to know that we don't have to either buy bad quality and shield ourselves or buy the 3M risers for ~90€ a piece. (I think I've even seen them sold for like 130, which is absolutely crazy.)
post #30 of 86
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Small Update!

So the conversation with LiHeat is going very smoothly, they linked my build log update about their riser on their facebook page and even offered to send a riser with the correct length to me free of charge! biggrin.gif
We were also talking about the necessity of using the B type riser like I did so I asked them whether they could measure the minimum height for me with both A and B type risers. This is the result (red lines were made by myself, yellow by LiHeat):



As you can see, the A type riser takes up quite a bit more space vertically, but it also clears the side of the GPU and would let air flow out way easier.
The problem is, 54mm are about 2mm too much for my case. So either I make the case 2mm thicker, which would increase the Volume from 4.7L to 4.8L, or I'll choose the B type riser.

0.1L doesn't sound like much, but using an A type has an additional problem: Fan swapping for the GPU.
With the B type riser, I could make it possible move the GPU down by 10mm and install a 120mm, maybe even 140mm fan instead of the stock ones, which could improve noise levels for certain GPUs.
With the A type riser, that's not possible, and I kind of fear that I would regret that decision later on.

I really don't know what way to take at this point, so I made a strawpoll for you to vote on. If you have any other suggestions or reasons why I should or should not use an A type riser, it would be highly appreciated. thumb.gif
Edited by iFreilicht - 6/23/15 at 1:14pm
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