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post #161 of 601
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Originally Posted by willemdoom View Post

I like the 13mm one best thumb.gif

I must say I am leaning that way myself. I might do a 10mm version. Maybe.

Any opinion on the flat top v pointy top hexes? The 13mm version is pointy ... while the other two are flat.
post #162 of 601
Not really, I mainly like the 13mm one because the other two are either to big or to small for my tast
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Originally Posted by ruffhi View Post

I must say I am leaning that way myself. I might do a 10mm version. Maybe.

Any opinion on the flat top v pointy top hexes? The 13mm version is pointy ... while the other two are flat.

The difference to me flat vs. pointy is to 'step back' and look at the overall pattern. The flat looks like it has a vertical grain, the pointy ones look more on a diagonal. To me the diagonal view doesn't look as good on the very linear CL case design; but your view may vary thinking.gif
post #164 of 601
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Originally Posted by Xclsyr View Post

The difference to me flat vs. pointy is to 'step back' and look at the overall pattern. The flat looks like it has a vertical grain, the pointy ones look more on a diagonal. To me the diagonal view doesn't look as good on the very linear CL case design; but your view may vary thinking.gif

Interesting. I hadn't looked at it that way. You can see a horizontal on the flat too ... but it is flatter (30° instead of 60°).

I'm looking for places that can print acrylic clear decal and some are $60 for this size while others are $18. I might order a few small samples (to test quality) in different sizes to see how they look on the case.

No rush as my two-tone S5 isn't due to be delivered until the end of June.
post #165 of 601
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PSU Mods

Time to ramp up this build log again. I've got my S5 on order with CaseLabs. Due to arrive late June. I've ordered and received my SeaSonic Snow Silent 750W PSU and I have started the process of making custom cables for it. First cable that I am attacking is the 24-pin motherboard power cable.

Time for some standard unboxing pics ...


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I've always wanted to 'see' inside one of those 24-pin power cables. The SeaSonic version comes from an 18-pin + 10-pin PSU side and goes into a 24-pin motherboard side connector. There are 27 cables coming out of the PSU (one of the pins is blank) and 24 cables going into the motherboard (one of the pins is blank). That means that four (4) of them are joined on the motherboard side.

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Some of them are twisted together ...

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The next pic shows the 24-pin motherboard connector with one example of the joining (3 wires into 2 pins) ... second on the right.

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My heading includes 'mod' but so far, I haven't done any modding to the PSU. The grill on top (hex mesh again) is silver. I don't have a great picture of it so here is the stock pic from the seasonic web site ...

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But silver isn't right for my build. So ... off it comes and gets painted yellow / green fluro ...

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... which, once I see it in the flesh (so to speak) I decide isn't right either. Black it is ...

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Finally, this must be 100% the right PSU for this build as it contains more than your average number of hex grids ...

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post #166 of 601
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Update on the hex grid decal. I started with Gimp and a 26mm grid that I constructed. The 13mm and 7mm were created by scaling in Gimp. It worked fairly well for the 13mm but the 7mm grids were 'touching' so I couldn't isolate them (handy if you want to delete or change color on some of the grids).

Anyway, i just build a 10mm grid pattern from scratch ... here are the results. Again, the pink rectangle is the location of the S5 side window. I will not be putting decal over that.


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Edited by ruffhi - 5/9/16 at 4:35am
post #167 of 601
Was thinking of getting that PSU for my next build but those pinouts look scary to sleeve.
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Black SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe Corsair H75  NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM  Windows 10 BenQ 32" IPS 4K (BL3201PH) Vortex Poker 3 (White with White LED) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair SF600w Ncase M1 V5 (Silver) Logitech G102 Prodigy (Matte White) Glorious PC Gaming Race XXL Extended 
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Soundblaster Omni 5.1 Sennheiser HD 598 kanto Yu2 Desktop Speakers (Gloss White) Kanto Sub 6 (Gloss White) 
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post #168 of 601
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Was thinking of getting that PSU for my next build but those pinouts look scary to sleeve.

I've been chatting with the people in the sleeving thread and, so far, I am building a 'tail' for the 24-pin. I am also thinking of building one for the 8-pin GPU cable. The other cables (6-pin GPU, 8-pin CPU) look light straight shots from the PSU to the other end.

Here is my pin out diagram for my 24-pin tail ...

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post #169 of 601
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Minor update. I ordered two Aquacomputer D5 Pump Core, PWM Equipped (41105) from MyModMods. As well as some more flex tubing and an in-line filter. It was all fun and games last night at my place ... installing the pumps in my pump contraption, connecting the pedestal to a small loop and filling the loop. No leaks, plenty of flow, a nice, even (and soft) churn from the pumps.

I also ran the pumps individually only to find that it was actually noisier with one pump than it was with two. That may have been because of the water being forced through the non-spinning pump. All of this was also non-PWM controlled ... just straight off a PSU.

I'll put together some pictures of my pump stand and my getto loop over the next week or so.

New pumps means I also have some power and PWM wires to sleeve. I may also try my hand at a molex splitter as well as a PWM splitter. I am planning on running both pumps off a single channel on the future aquaero.

I am also ready to create the 18-pin+10-pin to 24-pin connection. I've practiced my wire length snipping, my wire stripping, my crimping (as well as getting OCN member feedback). I also tried my hand at a double wire crimp as well as getting a double wire via solder (more OCN feedback helped me along there too). I have decided to go the solder route (white heat shrink is on its way from PPCs. I am pretty sure that I will need some of the wires to be slightly different lengths as some come from way off on the left (18-pin) to way off on the right (24-pin) while others are straight shots. I'll be installing the splitter wires first and using them to 'set the scene' re wire length.

I am planning on doing this Thursday or Friday night ... with an update here over the weekend.
post #170 of 601
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My white heat shrink is here ... thx PPCs. I've started the process of making the tail for the 24-pin motherboard cable. I started with the double wires and was 3/4 of the way in when I realized that I had them around the wrong way in the 18-pin connector. What is the trick to getting these suckers out? I got one or two out but the rest were extracted with pliers. I ended up tossing all of them and starting again ... cut, strip, twist, solder, shrink, strip ends and finally, crimp.

The right hand picture looks like the are very thin, tall, leggy(?) people with very short mini-skirts.


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