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Are you planning to watercool the build or go with air-cooling? Silentium is made for WC, no?
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So there I was.

standing amongst a sea of boxes and looking at which one might be a suitable throne for the absolutely magnificent motherboard.

None caught my eye.

Instead, I decided to whip up a quick motherboard tray thingy.



I collected some parts:

1 ~ 1/8" thick bronze acrylic panel
10 ~ 2" aluminum stand offs
20 ~ Screws
2 ~ Self-adhesive foam pads
9 ~ Small rubber feet




Within a few minutes I had this:




The clearance of the stand offs allow for the optical drive and the SSD to sit safely below the motherboard. The pads are for the aforementioned components to rest upon.


Next was to swap PSU's.

I had purchased a 550W Corsair PSU (on sale) to use on my dedicated Folder:




The swap took about 10 minutes and the new PSU fired right up and the Folder is now happily crunching stuff.


Here is the Silverstone PSU that I will use for this iteration of this build. Once (and if) I go SLI 580's I will use the PSU in my sig.







I'm so excited!
Edited by Syrillian - 1/15/11 at 12:06am
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Syrillian building a new rig? GASP!!! Im excited , its about time btw. Glad you decided to update after two years, cant wait to see the pics .

Im about due for an update myself, try not to convince me too much with your build pics
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fr0st. View Post
:O

Syrillian.... with a standard case?....

Lies! Lies I say!
Who are you and what have you done with the real Syrillian!?


..actually, more like


But it had to be done. I simply could not wait 2~3 more months.


Quote:
Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
Syr, I think you need to paint your infamous "Thumbs up" image on the side panel!
heh... that image will forever haunt me...

Sure got a lot of laffs out of it though.



Quote:
Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
Are you planning to watercool the build or go with air-cooling? Silentium is made for WC, no?
I will keep this air-cooled throughout the Spring. Once Summer is upon me I will re-assess the situation.

If I do put the system on liquid cooling, I will be transplanting it into Silentium, or I may do out-rigger radiator modules for Haven.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattb2e View Post
Syrillian building a new rig? GASP!!! Im excited , its about time btw. Glad you decided to update after two years, cant wait to see the pics .

Im about due for an update myself, try not to convince me too much with your build pics
About time, indeed.

I think that 2 years is a decent enough time to wait? Yes?

(please say "yes" )


And yeah, start planning your upgrade. I find that to be almost as fun as building and using it when it is done.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Instead, I decided to whip up a quick motherboard tray thingy.
"Yeah, I'll just whip up a motherboard tray, hey? Causally."

Have you got a PDF of where the holes go for the standoffs? I was thinking about making a case. Point me in the right direction?

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Leave it to Sry to build an awesome little acrylic tech bench...

You, sir, are awesome.
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And so the awesome Syrillian test bed was born. Its name shall be "I am not a cardboard box."

Available for $19.95 at these fine retailers:
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Good morning.

I am pleased that ya'll like my impromptu "box". It's not refined at all but I think it will serve its purpose well enough.

Gonna get to work in here in an hour or so after breakfast #2.


Fr0st. ~ I use an old S478 ATX motherboard as a template for marking the appropriate position of the holes on the motherboard tray.

But, Here is a specification sheet that may help.



I'll be back later once I have eaten again, surfed OCN a bit, and returned to assembling the components.

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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Good morning.

I am pleased that ya'll like my impromptu "box". It's not refined at all but I think it will serve its purpose well enough.

Gonna get to work in here in an hour or so after breakfast #2.


Fr0st. ~ I use an old S478 ATX motherboard as a template for marking the appropriate position of the holes on the motherboard tray.

But, Here is a specification sheet that may help.



I'll be back later once I have eaten again, surfed OCN a bit, and returned to assembling the components.

Sweet, that will be helpful for a DIY tech station , thanks Syrillian
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