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Looking good, subbed, making me want to go ITX but the lack of a dedicated sound card is a killer.

Just a note on the 1GB vs 2GB HD6950 (Although it's far too late), I easily use over 1GB vram at 1080p on my 470, it's barely enough in todays games.
    
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Looking good, subbed, making me want to go ITX but the lack of a dedicated sound card is a killer.

Just a note on the 1GB vs 2GB HD6950 (Although it's far too late), I easily use over 1GB vram at 1080p on my 470, it's barely enough in todays games.

Thanks man. I am actually able to go with a dedicated sound card via USB; a Corsair HS1 to be specific in my case. Also audio out will be handled via HDMI to the monitor's speakers.

As for the 1Gb vs 2Gb vRAM issue some have pointed out... its not an issue for me. My main system runs an SLI'd pair of 768Mb GTX 460's that can max out pretty much anything I throw at them at 1080p. And if it ends up not being enough for me down the road, then there is the upcoming Nvidia 600 and AMD 7000 series launching in the next few months.
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Update time!!! I had a chance to get some work done on the project this afternoon, finally I got a chance to start getting the machine together.

The painting of the frame assembly is done!

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Next I bolted on the attachment bracket for the monitor arm.

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And then snapped the covers in place, looking good!

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The case feet are now attached, nice and grippy.

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And with the frame assembly ready to be put to use I got to work re-assembling the components into the Lian Li. This time with cable management and more sleeving.

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2Tb Storage Drive, 40Gb SSD boot drive, SATA DVD-R and the Corsair HX-650 crammed into the PC-Q06. The SSD has a thermal pad on the back to let the case act as a heatsink.

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As nice as the case is, the edges around the top opening are a bit abrasive to cables so I put clear u-channel on either end.

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Coming together.

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The Gentletyphoons need some sleeving love too, the stock cables are fugly.

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I had to drill out the GT fan to get a screwdriver in there to attach it to the rad.

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Everything is now installed and it even powers on! I just need to get rid of that pile of wires falling out of the case.

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This is the pile of wires that will be eliminated in my next update.

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And this is where I am starting from building a nice organized dedicated fan and lighting power delivery system.

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Yes, I am building some custom lights for monitor back lighting. Updates to follow.
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Very nice.
    
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Thanks man!

Mini update time!

Due to Halloween and getting the house and kids ready I have not had much time to work on much modding this past week but I did a little.

I managed to get the shortened molex connection done as well as the six headed splitter for fan and light circuits.

Molex assembly.

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Done and sleeved, ready for the fan/light headers.

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And yes if you were wondering, I made everything out of junk parts and a dead PSU.

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Sleeved and ready for soldering.

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And the end result, a six headed adapter.

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Can you please explain the electrical wiring behind this?
6 heads on one molex.... Since I believe molex's have one 5V and one 12V line.. How did you do wire it?
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Can you please explain the electrical wiring behind this?
6 heads on one molex.... Since I believe molex's have one 5V and one 12V line.. How did you do wire it?

I can tell you just looking at it, the two white connectors are in parallel on the 5v line and the four black are in parallel on the 12v line. pretty standard fan splitter. thumb.gif
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I can tell you just looking at it, the two white connectors are in parallel on the 5v line and the four black are in parallel on the 12v line. pretty standard fan splitter. thumb.gif

Thanks for handling the question BMX smile.gif
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This looks amazing eek.gif
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Looks good!
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