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Originally Posted by PulkPull;12018629 
I used 2 of these links. If you scroll down it shows them compatable with the 6870. And, yes that is 3/4" O/D tubing in the pics. However, I really don't like the way the tubing fits on the barbs (kinda loose) so I have some 7/16" I/D tubing ready to install when I get off vacation. Kinda reminds me of how much stuff I have to do when I get back from vacation.

Thanks for the info!
I can't get a hold of 7/16" ID, but I can get 3/8" in the color mix I need... or just 1/2" ID but mono-colored.

If I were to find something more specific I'd need to go over border (to the US) to get it; which complicates stuff up quite a bit frown.gif

You may want to try to use compression fittings or some barbs over your tubing? I use zip-ties...

You're powering all those molex rails from the integrate fan controller in the case?
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No, my plans are to have only the 3 case fans (2 200mm and a 120mm) and 4 LEDs powered through the integrated fan controller. All 15 of my rad fans will be powered directly from the PSU, connected to it via a single terminal block.
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i have to admit, even though the cable managing on thsi case is nice...managing the default front panel wires are a pain.

especially the fan/led ones.

i took the front audio and firewire out. got too lazy for the esata, i think it was glued on.
nice build.

u cut the top panel with a dremel?

just fyi, the sniper supports a 360 rad defaultly. it's just the holes werent drilled, but it can fit a 360 rad without cutting more of the panel off.

and since the bottom supports a 140mm fan, why not go with a 140 mm rad?
    
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Originally Posted by Kick;12037611 
i have to admit, even though the cable managing on thsi case is nice...managing the default front panel wires are a pain.

especially the fan/led ones.

i took the front audio and firewire out. got too lazy for the esata, i think it was glued on.
nice build.

I will have a terminal block to take care of all that. The fire wire and all other unnecessary wires will be un-soldered from the controller. I can't wait for vacation to end so I can continue with my build. Is that bad? lol
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u cut the top panel with a dremel?

No, at the time I made that cut I had a jigsaw. I now have a dremel to mod the rest of the case, and it is what I will use for the rest of the mods/cuts.
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just fyi, the sniper supports a 360 rad defaultly. it's just the holes werent drilled, but it can fit a 360 rad without cutting more of the panel off.

Um.... no it does not. It only supports a 240 rad up top. To fit a 360 up top has been done but takes major modifications to do so. I wanted to have a 240 rad and 360 rad, since the case takes a 240 rad internally, it only made since for me to put the 240 up top internally and the 360 externally.
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and since the bottom supports a 140mm fan, why not go with a 140 mm rad?

I thought of that, but then I measured my space and a 140 rad was too long to fit down there. It would leave next to no room for my PSU wires to be routed as a 140 rad would nearly run into my PSU.
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http://www.overclock.net/computer-cases/679830-cm-storm-sniper-360mm-radiator.html#post8619942

done.

just cutting the hole would be annoying. but hey, just letting you know.

what i meant to say was that the top bezel would allow the last fan to fit for a 360mm. i forgot to mention the modding part of it in order to give the fan some air flow.
    
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Jan 19 2011 Update -

Got home from vacation after driving 14 hours and was able to do a little. Below are some pics. I will continue and explain better what I have done tomorrow. Right now, I am tired and the bed looks awfully nice. cheers.gif

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I like the way you put the rad on there; looks very promising!
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I spent nearly all day on the computer yesterday. I got my new radiator mount installed, reflushed my loop, installed the rx120 rad, installed the missing gentle typhoons, replaced all the rad/fan mounts with nice black oxide fasteners, soldered in fan wire extensions, and installed both terminal blocks. Yet, to finish my build I still need to sleeve my PSU and case wires. I can't do that as I am still waiting for my MDPC-X sleeving, hopefully I will get it very soon.

I wanted direct air flow for my radiators without having to go through mesh or case parts, so I did some cutting -

Top of the case where my rs240 sits
20jan20112.jpg

Bottom of the case where my rx120 sits
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And the top and bottom plastic case covers
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Bottom rx120 and fans installed with new cut outs
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Top rs240 and fans installed with new cutouts
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And here is everything installed. Just don't pay attention to the wires, they will all be sleeved and hidden in due time.
21jan20112.jpg

Next, I got to work on installing my terminal blocks and extending my fan's wires to reach the terminal blocks. I want to hold off on taking too many pictures of the back of my case as it is a mess right now until I get my sleeving. But, once I sleeve, it will be tidy. But, here is what I can show -

The fan wires on my external rad and lower rx120 were to short to reach my terminal blocks, so I had to cut and soldering in extension wires-

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All the yellow fan rpm wires will be sleeved into the sleeving. I didn't want to completely remove them just incase I ever wanted to utilize the rpm sensors.
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Next I installed all the fan wires onto the terminal block-

21jan20117.jpg

Then I did something that was very scary for me, I cut one of my PSU molex leads to use it for the terminal block. However everything turned out great -

21jan20118.jpg

All installed-

21jan20119.jpg

Now, I just wait on my sleeving to finish it all up. cheers.gif
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Nice work as usual!
    
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Thanks!

I am getting a bit bummed that my mdpc sleeving has not gotten here yet. I ordered it 11 days ago, hope it did not get lost in customs. I want to take better, more detailed pics of my setup, but want to hold off til the sleeving is done. The orange and yellow wires really throw off the look I am going for and ruin detailed pics.
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