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Hey guys!

I also bought other tools and items which would greatly assist me in my future and current modding. They were for sale in china for so cheap (50c for a fat roll of double-sided tape anyone??) that I had to purchase them.

My permanent marker at home was running out and very faint, so I fetched 2 nice chunky ones along with some other stuff



Although they're made from china, these prove to be very nice to use; they're double edged (one fine tipped and one chunky) so they're suited for different applications.



And the tape, made by Nikto; my favorite taping brand





The EXCELLENT thing about this double sided tape is that the middle or tape is made of a nice spongy foam, which is highly adhesive and is a potential shock and vibration dampener! I could use this tape as an extra layer sticking the case feet to the bottom of the case before I screw it in! More shock absorbed






I bought these in different thicknesses.



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Now onto other subjects!

Dealing with the computer case itself.

With my other update I clarified my water-loop and set-up options (a triple-radiator at the bottom, a dual at the bottom) and so I'm going to begin to have a mock set-up of the fan positioning.






Strangely, the indents and etchings at the bottom of the case seem to be made for 120mm fans!



Right



And left; the fan fits perfectly between the lines! This will definitely be excellent for cutting out the radiator holes!




At the back I won't be cutting out the existing 2x80mm fan holes, this is mainly because I may be throwing in a 160mm radiator if my current heating needs aren't good enough (it's over-kill already; but isn't that what WC'ing is for?) and I want to add 2x80mm fans there. I'll just throw a 120mm fan there as a representative



2x120mm fans at the top to sum it up! (or at the bottom, I lost the top-panel of the case at the time so i used the table-top as a replacement)



So that's it for now!

Stay tuned for more guys!


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Edited by LokSupguller - 7/4/11 at 2:13am
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Hey guys!

As the title says, I'm back from my hibernation!

From my absence I haven't been slacking off though, I've been researching on modding, watercooling and other bits and pieces to make a sharper image of what my mod will end up looking like.

I've also gathered more tools, screws and misc. items together so I can slap this mod into the right shape!

I've also changed the look of my work-log; my updates will now be posted DIRECTLY on overclock.net; screw Blogger!

So I'll be updating much more frequently now!

I'm going to purchase a jig-saw and drill from the local hard-ware store very soon.

As always... Stay tuned for more!

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Awesome!
Thanks dude
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Upcoming Update... just getting my crap and resizing images.
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Hey guys!

Well the time I've been waiting for in a year, I've finally got a BETTER CAMERA

Well, to put my feelings in words I'm happy ****-less. It's not an expensive DSLR though, I just need a good happy snapper that takes nice quality pictures.

It's a Canon PowerShot A2200!



Now I can take MUCH better pictures, and taking pictures in dark conditions is going to be simple. Here's a sample



Now to get started Okay, so here's the current state of things



Collected little bits of goodies I can use for the case construction.



The motherboard back-plate; I found it!



A scrappy old powersupply used for powering up the fans for noise testing... 600w platinum? I think it outputs around 50w of that...



Some retarded brand, sounds like Kangaroo.



Okay, so here's the mock-up loop.



Remember the CM Storm Scout harddrive cage? Well I'll be using it in this mod, placed in this arrangement. Air from the radiator can be blown from the bottom, through the harddrives, sucked into the powersupply and out the front of the PC



Here's the waterblock! That Swiftech Apogee GTZ will soon be a XSPC rasa ultimate waterblock



The loop then leads to!.... Yep, the 360mm radiator ain't there yet. Going to try to get a Phobya G-Changer up there soon.



I may or may not add a 80mm x2 radiator at the back... A 360mm and a 240mm is heaps enough anyways



The 5770 GPU waterblock; I'm expecting high overclocks with my 5770! I bought this second hand on OCAU. Seems a little grubby from T.I.M



So that's that.
Now I ruled out the area which I was going to cut so it can accommodate the Powersupply in the bottom 3 5.25" bays.




So that's it for now!
I'll update as soon as possible guys!

Stay tuned for more!

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upcoming update! Just lemme get my stuff together
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Hey guys!

OKAY! The first update in this work-log where I ACTUALLY did some really work.

So, first up; I borrowed my neighbor's drill... again.
I think they're starting to get annoyed with me turning up at their door every 2 months for the power-drill. They don't even use it anyways

Makita-a-a



I love my neighbor





Well first I had to recharge the drill... had to wait a bloody 30minutes before the drill was back in full power.



TARGET:



So, let's get started!



Now first of all the front of the case.... zzzzzt....zzzzzt......zzzzt



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SO! All rivets out.





The parts, ready to be sandpapered and painted!



Here they are:



Well, that's it for now!

I'll try to get back at this project A.S.A.P! Just need a visit to SuperCheap Auto for a can of spray-paint; with my dad of course (stupid underage rules)



Stay tuned for more!
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