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A couple new things here... taken with my lame G1 android (no camera atm)
Finally converted to the wonderful world of the Solid State Drive! Just quickly threw it in there because I don't have the drive bay space for it at the moment. tongue.gif It's a Samsung 840 series 250Gb ssd. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

New Xigmatek rear fan! My old Yates crapped out on me, bummer but whatever.. I have many fans laying around. smile.gif

I don't believe I have posted any updated pics with my latest board/ graphic card in awhile, so here we go! cheers.gif


That rig never gets old, I love it. thumb.gif

EDIT:
Would anybody know a trustworthy person(s) that could do some aluminum work? I have decided I want to have not only a PSU cover done but I also want to have a custom sheet of aluminum cut to cover the inside of the drive/fan bays so it looks extremely clean in there. I will have 120mm fan mounts cut out of it when I have it done as well. I was contemplating contacting MNPCtech but their service fees are unbelievably expensive so I'm holding that as a last resort at this point.

*Was also thinking of having the top panel replaced with better spaced 140mm support.
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 12/10/12 at 4:27pm
post #2182 of 2487
~Sorry for the double post in advance~

I have been working all day on the beginnings of a 3D Schematic for the Tempest-Evo, Because I'm a nooby It has taken me a little over 8 hours to get this far and I'm almost at an Impasse until I get the new tempest which until I sell some spare parts wont happen. I will continue to work on as much as I can without completely disassembling my computer to take the measurements.

Checkpoint 1:


List of Things I can't / won't measure until I get the new case:

* Top bezel and Fan mounts
* Exact dimensions/indentions of the motherboard tray
* Bottom PSU Vent(Not turning over my computer to find out lol)
* Exact dimensions and cable routing behind the motherboard tray
* Top I/O panel (Back Side)

EDIT:
Just noticed that the top/bottom of my model is off by around 1.6mm -_-

EDIT:
2.6mm off and now it's fixed smile.gif
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 12/10/12 at 4:55pm
post #2183 of 2487
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Would anybody know a trustworthy person(s) that could do some aluminum work? I have decided I want to have not only a PSU cover done but I also want to have a custom sheet of aluminum cut to cover the inside of the drive/fan bays so it looks extremely clean in there. I will have 120mm fan mounts cut out of it when I have it done as well. I was contemplating contacting MNPCtech but their service fees are unbelievably expensive so I'm holding that as a last resort at this point.
*Was also thinking of having the top panel replaced with better spaced 140mm support.

I'm planning on doing something similar with the aluminium I'm planning on ordering sometime after New Year.

One sheet each for my front and top panel mods, which I think I need to rework quite a lot - should have used aluminium in the first instance rather than attempt to use body filler so excessively.

As well as those two, I plan to get another sheet to fabricate a custom mounting plate for my two front 120mm fans. Additionally, I plan on actually removing both sides of the drive bay tower, and fabricating a custom 3-bay section using another sheet, which will house my ODD and fan controller.

This all seems terribly fancy, so we'll see how well it works out redface.gif
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post #2184 of 2487
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I'm planning on doing something similar with the aluminium I'm planning on ordering sometime after New Year.
One sheet each for my front and top panel mods, which I think I need to rework quite a lot - should have used aluminium in the first instance rather than attempt to use body filler so excessively.
As well as those two, I plan to get another sheet to fabricate a custom mounting plate for my two front 120mm fans. Additionally, I plan on actually removing both sides of the drive bay tower, and fabricating a custom 3-bay section using another sheet, which will house my ODD and fan controller.
This all seems terribly fancy, so we'll see how well it works out redface.gif

Seems we both need a pinch of good luck here don't we. biggrin.gif
post #2185 of 2487
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Seems we both need a pinch of good luck here don't we. biggrin.gif

The only piece I'm actually significantly worried about is the custom drive bay tower work, as I'm planning on buying a single sheet of metal for it, and bending it into shape. However, I have no idea exactly what I'll need tool-wise in achieving this!
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post #2186 of 2487
t77 - Your build is an inspiration to many - standing the test of time.
The fan a perfect match !!!
Can you not hide the new Samy SSD 'round the back ??
Again great choice for colour scheme - so understand if want to display out front. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

And time for an update on my build.
Yesterday I stripped the stock coolers of the 570's and installed the water blocks onto them.
Today I found some time to plonk 'em in and play around loop configurations - pretty happy with how it looks now.
Pump 2 top rad, 2 bottom rad, 2 video cards, 2 cpu, back to pump.
Drain Port on Bitspower 4 way on inlet to bottom rad.
Fill Port will be on the top rad - which sensibly has muiltiple G1/4 threaded ports (6 in total)
Hoping that a Koolance Black SLI fitting will fit between the 2 cards, will buy tomorrow. (no room for fittings and tube) - otherwise not sure yet, crystal link tubes that came with blocks are just too small for my liking.
Add some more drilling to list when tear down prior to final assembly - 8 new holes to be drilled and tapped for custom fan mounting points for front fans.
Still using the NZXT front fan mounts (screwing through fan and securing the rad) but to keep a top drive bay free (for fan controller OR Blue Ray ??) re-spacing required


And instead of going to sleep which I should have, I started making the PCI-e wiring harness.
Not finished yet - but happy with this, so better get some sleep before I stuff something up.
Enjoy !!!

Edited by fast_fate - 12/12/12 at 12:29pm
post #2187 of 2487
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t77 - Your build is an inspiration to many - standing the test of time.
The fan a perfect match !!!
Can you not hide the new Samy SSD 'round the back ??
Again great choice for colour scheme - so understand if want to display out front. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Back when I had a few SSD's, I planned to mount them in a similar manner to the way kgtuning did in his Phantom build, and then make a custom side panel, with a smaller main window than the original, and a second window to show off the SSD's. I probably won't be doing this now since I plan on removing most of that area, but maybe someone will try it out redface.gif
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And time for an update on my build.
Yesterday I stripped the stock coolers of the 570's and installed the water blocks onto them.
Today I found some time to plonk 'em in and play around loop configurations - pretty happy with how it looks now.
Pump 2 top rad, 2 bottom rad, 2 video cards, 2 cpu, back to pump.
Drain Port on Bitspower 4 way on inlet to bottom rad.
Fill Port will be on the top rad - which sensibly has muiltiple G1/4 threaded ports (6 in total)
Hoping that a Koolance Black SLI fitting will fit between the 2 cards, will buy tomorrow. (no room for fittings and tube) - otherwise not sure yet, crystal link tubes that came with blocks are just too small for my liking.
Add some more drilling to list when tear down prior to final assembly - 8 new holes to be drilled and tapped for custom fan mounting points for front fans.
Still using the NZXT front fan mounts (screwing through fan and securing the rad) but to keep a top drive bay free (for fan controller OR Blue Ray ??) re-spacing required Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
And instead of going to sleep which I should have, I started making the PCI-e wiring harness.
Not finished yet - but happy with this, so better get some sleep before I stuff something up.
Enjoy !!! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I keep thinking your build can't get any better, then you go and prove me wrong again tongue.gif Keep up the great work thumb.gif
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post #2188 of 2487
Well, I got my Tempest EVO last saturday and I like it very much! One small complain though.... the dimensions that I see floating around are wrong! My guess is they didn´t account for the "bulges" on the side panels. Normaly this wouldn´t be an issue, but I only had 5mm to spare, and with the bulges it simply didn´t fit where I intended it to. Other than that, I´m really happy with the case.
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I keep thinking your build can't get any better, then you go and prove me wrong again tongue.gif Keep up the great work thumb.gif

Thanks for the kind words and encouragement.

14-12-12
Today's time was spent mostly with cables and some planning (pondering).
Custom cable is always so much fun - NOT :competite - but result is worth the effort.
Finished the PCI-e custom wiring loom, then changed it around it goes from white on outside to black in center.
Did that because I liked the look of the 24 pin this way best, mocked up 24 pin plug onto motherboard.
Re - ran the native cables from the psu on the back of case, you can see the plan for the 24 pin on the back - to run across the cpu cutout.
Speaking of the cutout, you can just make the texta marks on left side of it that need a tickle up - so can change cpu block quickly if ever need to.
Discovered that sticker on top of psu was easy to remove so ripped that sucker off.
Got the Koolance SLI fitting at installed it - perfect !!
Also picked up a watercool cpu backplate which I had misplaced - so not currently on for the mock build.

So to the pics.....

15-12-12
Didn't want to double post, so chose to edit my previous post (which kind of is - being update)
What is the double posting rules here anyway ??
Sheez - just 10 days til my self imposed deadline - still so much to do.

Today I made the 24 pin wiring harness which was mocked up in yesterday's post - today it is complete and if I might add - Looking awesome (Really happy with that cable.)
And also made the 8 pin Motherboard cable.
When build is complete I'll take the cable ties off, but for now they can stay on to get the cables "curve memory" embedded.
I have no doubt that each cable will stay put without the cable ties on, but better to keep them on for now and snip later.
Next will investigate the other two PCI-e cables which have special connectors to the psu.
I'm in half a mind to keep the original PCI-e cables in tact and just order new plugs to use for making the custom cables.
Will also try to find some of the black with yellow sleeve to get a match with the native cables sleeving.
For now thought the original cables will have to go in unless you guys can offer up any suggestions.

Oh yeah the pics.....

Edited by fast_fate - 12/15/12 at 6:07am
post #2190 of 2487
Picture added to my signature. I can't search all million pages, but was there ever a guide on replacing the topside fans? One of mine rattles for like the first 5 minutes I turn on my computer, then it goes away. They are still loud and some making a weird pulsing noise as well.
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