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Poll Results: What color should I paint the hard drive and 5.25 bays?

Poll expired: Jan 9, 2011  
  • 36% (4)
    Black
  • 0% (0)
    White
  • 27% (3)
    Blue
  • 9% (1)
    Stock
  • 27% (3)
    *******bbq?
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    Other (please leave suggestions)
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post #21 of 46
What I would do is make the radiator fans all intake and the other fans exhaust.

BTW, looking good.
 
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post #22 of 46
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Thanks for the comments guys. I will probably have another update around the weekend. I have a 200mm fan that I'm going to use as an exhaust. Plugged it in just to test it and damn, it blows a lot of air.
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post #23 of 46
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Added a poll to the thread! Please help my build by answering. Thanks!

A few updates,
I cut a lot of pieces to make the sidepanel (Never realized how hard it is to get 2 straight edges ). I also made a few changes to my design which I think is for the better. You can see them in the pictures below. The faux floor and the motherboard tray will be painted to look frosted so that I can run cables behind the tray and not make it look hideous. Tomorrow I'm going snowboarding the whole day so hopefully friday I will have a bunch of updates and what not.

On a sidenote, I'm pretty bummed that I have to buy two taps. One for the standoffs for the motherboard tray which I hope is the same size as the screws for the back I/O panel and also a tap for the two fittings that goes into the sidepanel. Also on Thursday I should be receiving the rest of my shipements which include the standoffs, the drivebays and a lot of misc objects.





And just a fun picture



On a final note,
To sleeve or not the sleeve that is the question
Edited by elikim - 1/5/11 at 12:24pm
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post #24 of 46
Looks good! I vote black for the HDD cage. Also, you're going to be able to see everything since it's acrylic.. I'd vote sleeved, but it'll be a big job.
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post #25 of 46
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sad update:
Bought both the taps and ended up buying the wrong sizes.

edit:
I bought a 3/8 tap kit for http://www.jab-tech.com/Bitspower-1-...8-pr-4253.html and it didn't fit. Anyone know what size tap I'm supposed to buy?
Edited by elikim - 1/7/11 at 6:07pm
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post #26 of 46
Quote:
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sad update:
Bought both the taps and ended up buying the wrong sizes.

edit:
I bought a 3/8 tap kit for http://www.jab-tech.com/Bitspower-1-...8-pr-4253.html and it didn't fit. Anyone know what size tap I'm supposed to buy?
G3/8 is the thread size, where G denotes Parallel threads (or BSPP) instead of R which stands for tapering threads(BSPT). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British...rd_pipe_thread

You should have to buy a G3/8, like this one: http://www.mcmaster.com/#bspp-taps/=ahuh8m

Hope this helps! If this is what you bought, let me know and I'll look futher, good luck, I know you're probably pretty disappointed, it'll be worth it!
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post #27 of 46
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wow those aren't expensive at all
but thanks saltwater!
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post #28 of 46
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wow those aren't expensive at all
but thanks saltwater!
Sorry, I didn't do a price search, I was just trying to show the tap you needed I'm sure you can find cheaper ones out there, though McMaster is great, and has awesome selection if you ever need tools or stock material.
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post #29 of 46
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haha saltwater no biggie. On another note, I just purchased a 2500k, HD6950, and a Gigabyte p67-UD4


Edited by elikim - 1/9/11 at 6:01pm
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post #30 of 46
Lookin' good, I can't wait to see how this turns out!
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