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Hey man, been watching your case. I just built my 2nd comp ever and used the haf932... i was digging around for ways to jazz it up and came across your log.... (I had searched for green LEDs smile.gif I guess that's why, lol) i think the whole black/red thing is beat to death so I was going to go crazy with green... but i can't decide. I haven't had that idea just hit me yet, so for now I'm just swapping out leds to get me started. if you're serious about sending the extra lights, i'll open my mailbox wide. lol
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Originally Posted by Forsaken_id;13362285 
Diggin the build! I always love the green ones. wink.gif

Thanks, glad you like!
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Originally Posted by nopressure0;13384367 
Hey man, been watching your case. I just built my 2nd comp ever and used the haf932... i was digging around for ways to jazz it up and came across your log.... (I had searched for green LEDs smile.gif I guess that's why, lol) i think the whole black/red thing is beat to death so I was going to go crazy with green... but i can't decide. I haven't had that idea just hit me yet, so for now I'm just swapping out leds to get me started. if you're serious about sending the extra lights, i'll open my mailbox wide. lol

Sorry for the long delay, I'll explain it in a post maybe later tonight. Has been a very trying last 10 or so days. Anyway, PM me if you want some of these LEDs. I only need about 20 (though maybe I should finish my project before assuming that) and can easily send some.
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Originally Posted by cyclometric;13070071 
*snip*
Here is the front panel sleeved, came out pretty good, I think. frontpanelsleeved.jpg*snip*

I need to do this to mine. I'm just too lazy lol
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Can hardly believe I finished sleeving this beast of a cable (dual PCIE modular)... and cut about 4" from length... I'm going to test it later on today in my current rig just to make sure it works... hopefully it'll be fine... I made sure to make good healthy solder joints, but man, I need a better iron. I realized last night that the tips I have been using as replacements, from RadShack, have a slightly smaller thread and so don't fit right. So I'm constantly trying to tighten the tip but finally I've realized it's actually an ill-fitting tip, have to get the right one, or ditch this iron. 15 watts is enough for most computer/electronics type soldering, right? (LEDs, wires, etc.)

Just curious... how did you arrange the pins for each connector? Do the wires connect to the corresponding pins on the other connectors?
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Great looking HAF so far love this case especially in those colors, Subbed!
    
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Just curious... how did you arrange the pins for each connector? Do the wires connect to the corresponding pins on the other connectors?

Just follow the wires and put them into the corresponding side of the connector on the other end, i.e. 3 cables on the side with the clip, 3 on the other, and the wires in the middle go to the other side on the far end of the connector... I have to shut down and pull the cable out to see if I can explain it better, or draw a diagram. Let me know if that foggy explanation doesn't clear it up. biggrin.gif
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damm, i like the combo with the colors man, so sweet!
and al those green leds are so nice!

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Note: First post updated pic of rig with shot of latest front view. Here's a mini version:

frontbeforerheobusmodmi.jpg

Will get a side/quarter view posted ASAP.

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I'm finally getting around to doing a little updating, after having my devastating romp with sleeving my PSU. It was a real tragedy -- I sleeved the entire PSU, and was pleased with how it looked. But I could not get my computer to start up. No beep at all. It would just click on very quickly and immediately turn off, and then I couldn't get it to do the same thing unless I unplugged and let the PSU sit for a while. I checked all the connections, and made sure all the pins were seated well. I started to think that maybe I had pulled a connection loose inside the PSU itself. Finally, I decided that it must have been one of the pins on the 24 pin connector, because I had squished a couple of them, not even a lot, but enough that it made me suspicious.

So one at a time, on each wire, I pulled the sleeving and carefully shrinked heat shrink pieces back about 4" down, clamped it, then cut off the connector and the last 2" of wire. I had a pristine connector with fresh clean pins and wires from an extension cable. I cut that off with 2" of wire, and soldered each wire together very carefully, heat shrunk all those solder joints, and plugged everything back in -- of course with the same result!! And at that point I had made a real mess of my careful 8-hour sleeve job.

I unplugged everything except the 24 pin & 8 pin, and what do you know? The PSU powered on, and of course beeped about having no HD or GPU, but still, that was progress! I was sure the same test earlier had failed, but most likely, I hadn't seated the 24 pin properly earlier. So then I attached the modular dual PCIE cable I had sleeved, and it still powered on, and I got the "No HD" post beep. Great! I plugged in the modular SATA power cable that I had so beautifully (or at least, adequately) sleeved weeks earlier. Aha! No boot!! Upon inspection I realized my mistake -- when I was moving the crimp-on connectors, I had flipped them around, and the five wires were then incorrectly joined to the pins of the connector.

I swapped that out with a stock Corsair modular PSU cable, rigged in a molex-SATA adapter for the final drive, and voila, boot success!!!

But I was so depressed about $Q#^$QW# my sleeve job on the 24 pin that I haven't wanted to move forward and fix it. I probably will undertake that in the next few days, though. It was a crushing blow, just when things were going well.

Anyway.... enough of that drama!

The other day I took the plunge and decided to use Permatex "Form A Gasket" sealant to seal any air between the rad/shroud and the shroud/fans. It is a non-permanent, removable sealant, black, and it was pretty easy to apply. I am not sure about my temps, though, because I am running 2 Gentle Typhoon AP-14's at full speed, 1450 RPM, in a pull configuration, pulling cool air in through the top, so it's like


RRRRR < rad
SSSS FFFFF
It seems like temps are actually higher than before, when I was not using a shroud. It's hard to tell, though, because I've been folding on both my CPU & GPU since I could boot again, for the Chimpin Challenge. I'll be able to tell better on Monday. I can say, though, that with RX240 and the fans attached directly to the rad, I had the lowest temps ever on my rig: down to 23 deg and a normal operating temp of just 26/27 with a light workload (I run a custom Cool 'N Quiet, so CPU is just @ about 800-1200 ghz when I browse, etc).

I am on the list for 2 of the GT 2150's, though, so since those are high speed, I'll probably switch the setup to Push through the shroud, and we'll see. I would even consider doing Push Pull with all 4, pairing the 2 2150's on the front and back of the lower half of the rad, and then having the 1450's across from each other on the upper half... we'll see. It's fun to adjust and monitor the results.

radshroudfanssealedquar.jpg

radshroudfanssealed.jpg

I had a spare SMD LED strip, but I must have fried it, so instead, I am going to put a string of 6 green LEDs along the back edge of the shroud and it should shine nicely.

I need to update some more, about the fan situation (pos/neg pressure, realized I had a big issue) and some other stuff... but this post is way long enough already!
Edited by cyclometric - 5/14/11 at 5:12pm
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