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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

That's up to you. I mean, I'd LOVE to have a drill press, but I've never found it to be absolutely necessary. If you have one, might as well use it so you can laugh at us peasants who don't! tongue.gif

Here's the center punch I have: http://www.homedepot.com/p/General-Tools-Hardened-Steel-Center-Punch-89/202025674

Frog Tape: http://www.homedepot.com/p/FrogTape-1-88-in-x-60-yds-Multi-Surface-Tape-240107/202391342


If you have other questions let us know. That's what we're all here for smile.gif

BTW, what kind of tubing you going to run? Soft or hardline?

Again, thank you so much, I truly appreciate it, especially coming from a manufacturer such as yourself, means alot.

I went to home depot and bought a center punch, frog tape and a few other minor supplies.




I actually got a pretty good deal on the drill press, it was only 80 bones. Im sure its probably of the cheapest quality, but I dont expect to need much to get the job done. I feel very confident now after doing some research and hearing from you guys. I also have a blank accessory mount cover plate I ordered a while back that im going to practice on first, its perfect because its the same paint, its a 2 fan size and its the same thickness. I am however still a little bit more worried about the larger, 20mm holes. But im going to drill a much smaller size hole first, perhaps 10mm and file down the rest, no matter how long it takes biggrin.gif

Heres a picture of my current build, ill be using pretty much all the exact same components:




The things im changing will be the bigger reservoirs im adding and waterblocks to the ram, and mosfets, and im going to add in some of the new 16mm Bitspower crystal link tubes and fittings for a few spots as well. Also, I am going to change the bottom radiator from the 360mm one currently to a smaller black ice 240mm rad, as I want to mount the PSU as it normally is on the bottom. Lastly, im going to run tubing from both outlets of the radiators to the backside of the case where the cables run, with soft tubing, and connect them to the panel fittings above the reservoirs.
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Originally Posted by JourneymanMike View Post


Not much room for error there! I hope these guys have a milling machine with digital read outs!

Go bigger on those holes by at least 1mm each so you have a little play for alignment.

BTW - I'm a Journeyman Machinist and I do know a little bit about this stuff! boxing3.gif

absolutely, thanks and will do. This was actually one of the more major concerns I had, was having the tiniest bit of off measurement and not being able to successfully mount something.
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Originally Posted by 1911Savage View Post

Whatever you do, don't rush. I'm fairly handy with tools but due to my impatience I've put a couple of idiot marks on my midplate and chassis divider. I've got some gunmetal paint that I can use to make the marks less visible. It's not anything that most people would notice but it really sucks.

Im so sorry to hear that man, I know that feeling. I remember when I first got my Rampage IV black that I was extremely excited for and absolutely loved the look of, I made an extremely boneheaded mistake...

I had done a test fit inside my case and hooked up some of the wires. When I slid the motherboard tray out after unplugging everything, I forgot to disconnect the USB 3.0 header... and I pulled the tray out and SNAG! I broke the housing and bent almost all the pins.... and I had bent pins once previously on a different mobo, and when I tried to bend back the pins on that one, they broke... so I was extremely worried this time. Fortunately, I bent them all back perfectly and it worked fine. I was going to try and glue the housing back together but it was such a tight work area that I didnt want to risk it. It looked okay after I finished the build but the mere thought of everything not being perfect drove me mad....

Thanks to everyone who replied, I got minimal help when I made a thread in the modding section.
Edited by Nichismo - 11/5/14 at 2:34am
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I think you're all set, then! Very good idea to practice on spare parts. Trust me, my spare parts were cases I was actually working on early in my modding days, and sometimes it didn't turn out too well, Lol. Learn from other people's mistakes, like mine. Lol.

I would highly suggest looking at Bitspowers hard tube fittings (not just the crystal link fittings, but the actual fittings with locking collars on them.) They are wonderful to work with.

Good luck and keep us all posted!
post #9703 of 22193
Guyz need your votes for my build s5 Ares 3 if you like it

Thanks in advance

build log
http://www.overclock.net/forum/newestpost/1515713

where to vote

http://www.overclock.net/t/1517172/ocn-mod-of-the-month-october-2014-professional-class-vote-now/90#post_23102616
Edited by pompss - 11/5/14 at 8:53am
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I'm sure this gets beat to death, but how long is the usual wait for the S3? I know it states 10-15 business days, but man I'm on day 7 and I can barely wait anymore. tongue.gif
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DEMCifilters arrived today. South African Post Service is starting to resume but I'd recommend contacting DEMCi and asking how the situation is before ordering.

Sexy lookin' filters.
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

I think you're all set, then! Very good idea to practice on spare parts. Trust me, my spare parts were cases I was actually working on early in my modding days, and sometimes it didn't turn out too well, Lol. Learn from other people's mistakes, like mine. Lol.

I would highly suggest looking at Bitspowers hard tube fittings (not just the crystal link fittings, but the actual fittings with locking collars on them.) They are wonderful to work with.

Good luck and keep us all posted!

So I finally recieved the rest of the necessary components i required today, and I began.

I finished the system teardown, and got the chassis divider in its individual form. However, I remembered the integrated bolts and wire tire spots on the back of the piece, which are going to interfere with the pieces ability to lay flat... So now im wondering if I should perhaps just use a hand drill....After using the center punch, I feel fairly confident that i should be able to get it done.

Heres the markings I made for the bolts:

post #9707 of 22193
Man you are all Lucky you have your cases. Im still waiting on my Gun Metal STH10, ordered 10/25, so still gotta wait. Not having a desktop really does suck

EDIT: Typing on a tablet leads to botching words.
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Man you are all Lucky you have your cases. Im still waiting on my Gun Metal STH10, ordered 10/25, so still gotta wait. Not having a desktop really does suc

I agree.. no desktop does suks rolleyes.gif
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I agree.. no desktop does suks rolleyes.gif

That is what I get typing on a Nexus 9. Need a desktop to really type thumb.gif
     
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That is what I get typing on a Nexus 9. Need a desktop to really type thumb.gif

Cool profile pic btw thumb.gif I'm Square fan too cheers.gif
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