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@iamwardicus: Thanks mate! Good luck with your build. biggrin.gif

Some more progress for ya'll smile.gif

Had to run out to Home Depot and pick up a bunch of 6-32 screws for my fans and such.

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Here's the case with the USBs and such getting ready to come out. Sorry Case Labs, the cream color wasn't gonna work here!

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All ready for paint!

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Done black wink.gif

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Reinstalled:

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Putting some of the fans inside the case. I'm so impatient biggrin.gif

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These are my stealth typhoons cool.gif

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Kinda hard to see but they're in there!

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Fan installed onto the fan mount on the vertical bar!

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The new inside. As you can see, the fans aren't sleeved yet. Some of them will have to be removed in order to do this but that's okay. As long as they're not on my floor anymore collecting dust I'm okay with that.

Also, take a look at my dual parallel and where the fittings are. I'm thinking of changing them because I can't figure out how my loop will work. Stand by for more pictures!

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This is to show you my new possible compression fitting positions on the dual parallel. Before, it would be quite hard to get the tubing to go by the fan (although it IS possible) and also attach into the reservoir which will most likely be on the other side because obviously there's no room over here! This way, I can possibly run the tube under the GPUs and sound card into that hole on the bottom there (where you can see a little blue) and up into the reservoir which should be right nearby.

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A better look at the bottom fitting here and where it's headed:

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This is an image of the CPU block with a new fitting as well. This would make for an easier connection to the radiator on the top of the case.

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Beginning to connect fans to the radiators! Yay!

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Interrupted the radiator process to install fans into the back of the case. Like I said, I will be sleeving them once it arrives. These might actually be able to be sleeved while still inside the case, not sure yet. They were a pain to put in.

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Fans installed into the radiator! Sorry for the red tint...my walls =/

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Another interior shot:

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Back of the case with the grills installed:

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And that's all for now! biggrin.gif

This case has been a dream to work with. Roomy with no issues whatsoever. Looks like I'm going to have to drill for the reservoir. frown.gif I really didn't want to have to do that but damn.

Hopefully my RAM will be here tomorrow...along with sleeving! Then this will be done in the next day or two! Woot!

Hope you enjoyed! Please comment if you'd like. smile.gif
Edited by xyeLz - 2/13/11 at 4:58pm
post #42 of 131
For the reservoir, maybe you can try to make a small bracket that utilizes the screw spacing on the three small air vents, at the back of the case, to mount the res.
Just depends on how big your reservoir is..

Good luck, build and the case look amazing

EDIT, btw if you have any fan rattle problems, a cheap fix is homemade gaskets/washers out of toolbox matting (black thin foam). I found a big roll for like $10 at Lowes (large enough to make a single gasket for my 120x3 thermochill PA) and easy to handle (just used a box cutter).
Edited by Draygo - 2/13/11 at 5:54pm
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Looks great! I know how you feel about drilling. It always stresses me out that I might mess up. If it's something drastically different I always just order a custom panel from MM so I don't waste $40 by having to buy a whole new panel. I screwed up my Lianli p80 drilling some holes into it and it made mounting my res a nightmare. I was off by like 3mm and it just totally screwed the mounting. Forgot to measure on the backside of the mobo tray.... so fail.
 
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@Draygo: Good idea. I considered looking for pre-drilled holes for mounting but it doesn't look like it's going to work. It's unfortunate because that's a great idea. Thanks man.

@fat_italian_stallion: Haha it seems like we have a lot in common. Yeah I'm petrified of drilling too. And my drill is about 30 years old and the bits probably aren't sharp. But you know what? I'm probably still going to drill.

Case Labs is very generous and has offered to me some type of mounting plate. I have decided against that. I am probably going to be drilling directly into the case. Only 2 holes for the 2 screws, I assume.

Does anyone know the size of the screws that EK reservoir mounts use? I'm not that good. I can't look at it and know.

Thanks so much for all of your commends everyone! smile.gif
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A lot of trying to figure out what is going to work.

I'll tell you, mounting the radiators and fans was a real pain in the you know what. Originally I had them one way and had to swap them back around again after because I realized my original loop plan was not going to work.

I'm still having a lot of trouble deciding on a loop so more things might change but for right now it's quite complex trying to envision what it will look like because I can't tell if the tubing will kink or not.

Here's the final installation of the radiator. I had some pics in progress but I accidentally deleted them all. frown.gif

This is without the top of the case:

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My first mess up...I was actually really mad. The stupid screw fell out and the screwdriver slipped. Needless to say, I didn't let that happen again.

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Inside with radiators:

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Installed the Blu-ray and Lamptron fan controller. I did have pictures of the painting of the drive but yeah...I deleted them by accident. I'm so sorry! frown.gif

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I must say before I head to bed, I think it's AWESOME that the case finish matches the Blu-ray finish. I honestly love that. It blends in beautifully. Now these manufacturers just need to learn that this brushed finish...just doesn't work...EVER! Haha.

That's all for tonight, folks! Hopefully my sleeving will arrive tomorrow. Or at least my RAM...

Might be drilling tomorrow for the reservoir too unless someone can come up with a creative way to install a reservoir without drilling! I was thinking some really sticky adhesive but is it worth it?

I could use some help please. smile.gif Thanks all!
Edited by xyeLz - 2/13/11 at 11:22pm
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Some pics for this morning. RAM is scheduled to arrive tomorrow so I can't really continue with the loop until it arrives. I don't know how much room it will take and the way the radiators are faced it's kinda funky because I'm going cross case radiator to radiator.

I also can't continue until I figure out what to do with the reservoir. Any suggestions really would be great guys. Please help me here! I'll definitely give you credit when needed. Otherwise, I will have to drill into the side of my bootiful case. frown.gif

Here's some pics for today though! I did what I could with the loop for now. smile.gif

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If I HAVE to drill, I believe these two areas marked with the pencil will be where I do the drilling. It seems to be the only viable spot for the reservoir.

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Let me know if you can come up with any ideas! Sticky adhesive?

Thanks smile.gif
Edited by xyeLz - 2/14/11 at 12:10pm
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Use Dual Lock by 3M for fastening. I have my rads fastened to the bottom of my case with it and have mounted the head unit from my ham radio to the dash of my truck with it.

Here is a link to Amazon with what I'm talking about.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/3M-Reclosable-MP3551-MP3552-thickness/dp/B001DIJF54/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297722635&sr=8-1"]Amazon[/ame]


Obviously you don't need that much but you should be able to pick it up locally. Most marine stores carry it.

--MikeP
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Use Dual Lock by 3M for fastening. I have my rads fastened to the bottom of my case with it and have mounted the head unit from my ham radio to the dash of my truck with it.

Here is a link to Amazon with what I'm talking about.

Amazon


Obviously you don't need that much but you should be able to pick it up locally. Most marine stores carry it.

--MikeP

That's such an awesome suggestion.

I'm not quite sure if it will work because my reservoir is cylindrical and the two brackets that come with it are a little more then a centimeter and I would probably have to put the 3M material on each of those and I don't know if it will be able to hold it together.

I might try it though. It makes me a little nervous thinking about that in case it might fall but heck, I don't have any better ideas!

Thanks!!! biggrin.gif
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What reservoir and pump are you using?
     
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@ezveedub: I'm using an EK Multioption X-RES - 250 Basic. Any ideas?

Look what came today!

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Look what else came today! Can anyone figure out what this might possibly be?

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Gimme a break please haha. This is my first time ever sleeving anything!

Motherboard side:

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What a hideous mess!

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All done with the sleeving! Some of the wires are funky and had other wires coming off. I did my best. redface.gif

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Testing out some cable management. wink.gif

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That's all for now. RAM should be arriving tomorrow. Might have to remove the video cards to install the RAM fans. frown.gif I really hope not. That would be annoying.

Please tell me my sleeving job isn't that bad. It's my first time even trying it and it looks much better in person.

Thanks for viewing all. I appreciate all the subbers! smile.gif <3
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