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Originally Posted by lawrencendlw View Post
You might want to use that filter on the outside of your case so you don't need to remove your PSU to clean the filter. It won't be visible from the bottom anyways. Nice job removing the HDD Bays.
Well, the filter is quite alright inside. I can take it out and put it back quite easily. And the reason for not putting a rad outside is that I dont want anything outside the case. It has to be an all internal build.

On another note, I was not able to fit the rad with the barbs in front, as the tubing was fouling with the DVD rom drive. Also I needed to mount my res up there and was using the holes that are there in the 5 1/4" bays. So I have bought a new external USB DVD drive, which I will keep on my desk. This will make it more accessible as well as give me the space to mount the rad and res easily. Since I barely use the DVD drive anyway, I dont think it will be too much of a hassle.

This is what I have bought:

http://go.iomega.com/en/products/mul.../?partner=4750

And just a heads up for guys wanting to water cool, getting fans to fit on top of the case, pulling air thru the rad is a pain, as the top has only four fan holes, which are divided between two fan spots. so two holes per fan for two fans and no holes for the third. Now what happens is that the fans when attached are uneven and therefore loose a lot of the pressure and airflow that is required. So luckily I had enough space to fit the fans inside, though that was not the original plan. And am lucky it fit. I thought I was screwed for a moment.

Sorry there are no pics, but will try and get something up this weekend. Cheers.
Edited by mav2000 - 11/11/10 at 10:20pm
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Good luck and the external DVD drive is a great idea. I think that I used my dvd drive for the first time today since I built the computer back in July so If your anything like me then I think that you are right to have the external just in case but you'll be fine. Hell you can even install windows from a flash drive now and look at netbooks. They don't even have dvd drives and get by just fine. So many digital downloads that it's not really needed anymore.
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Well, I rarely use the DVD drive and the only thing I do use it for is the DRM on certain game discs. In India, we get games much cheaper iff we g and buy the physical copy, rather than getting it off steam. So for example Mafia 2 was like 13 USD for a physial copy. Only PS3 and Xbox games are expensive here.

So for the DRM this should be enough.
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Will be using GT 1850's all around for the rads..have four of them. Spent some time cleaning out the fans as best I could. The issue with the light color on the blades is that it gets dirty very very fast.

SO a quick update. Like I said some of the stuff arrievd a few days back. Here it is:

GT Extreme 360. Beautifully made and finished. Probably the best I have seen.



This in conjunction with the 120 will run the whole system.

Sleeved the 24 pin:





Then decided to test fit things and this is when I ran into a whole lot of trouble:



Rad in.....and then I realise that to fit the top fans is going to be a pain. Basically, there are 4 rad support holes on the top. I was planning to keep the fans outside the metal part of the case and under the plastic. But unluckily, there seems to be an issue with doing this. The rad holes are a bit raised from the rest of the case frame, so the screws will not got through. And when the screws go through, the fans are not level as half of the fan is on the rad bar and the rest is directly on the rad. So had to put the fans inside and then faced another problem:



With the fans and barbs mounted, the rear 120 cannot be mounted....crap.....anyway thats all for today. More updates tomorrow as I am now running at full speed to finish this off.
Edited by mav2000 - 11/12/10 at 11:15pm
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You'll work it out man. There is always a way if there is nothing that you are not willing to do.
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I will find a way......
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Nice job on the sleeving. Very nice.
    
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Thanks man.

Update for the day. First off I was a little bit tired with fighting with the rad, so I thought, why not leave it for a while. SO I decided to work on the lighting. I got a strip of this from NZXT and started on routing the stuff. Let me say that this is very good quality stuff, other than the sleeving. The PCIE bracket controller is very well made and does not stand out with funny colors. It integrates into the whole look of what I am trying to get done.

The bracket has an On/Off button as well as a switch to change between three levels of brightness.



You can just about see the LED's all around the board.

Got the PSU mounted with the same screws as well. This screws are awesome.



Anyway after this I went back to the rad work and decided to turn the rad around to put the barbs in front. Since the Res has to come on the front as well, I had to get rid of my DVD rom drive and get an external one. But this way I could fit both the rads, with their fans and not have an issue. The only fall out of this is that the 8 Pin which I had sleeved with so much attention is barely seen.

I also used some rubber grommets along with the screws to fit the rad as it would damp any vibrations.





Then tested out the lights to give you guys an idea, as well as the fans. I also got the thermal probe stuck into the res and the reading for it will be from the Scythe up front. I will show a pic of that later. SO here are the rads fit and also one length of tubing.






Then got the HDD installed in the Hot Swap Bracket. I must say that this is a brilliant feature and one I never much cared about in the past. It has helped me with moving the HDD in and out easily during the build process.



Again I have used the same screws as earlier. And this is the state of my study as of now.....

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Sweet! Thats what my kitchen looked like during final assembly. Wife was lovin it!
    
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Yeah wife is loving it here as well.....well not so much...who am I kidding, she's kicking my ass
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