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post #441 of 512 (permalink) Old 12-14-2014, 12:20 AM
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I love that black paracord with just a trace of red. IMO.. separate the Pci-e cable and sleeve it. It won't take that much time. Out of curiosity.. did you try the heatshrinkless method for paracord? I think it's a bit cleaner look.

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I've done the same thing more times than I can count. I ended up buying some digital calipers at Harbor Freight for about $10 on sale. I don't know how I ever survived without them. Even though I use them I still occasionally make the same mistake. I've gotten into the habit of cutting holes just a hair too small and filing them so that they are snug. Great update on the build buddy and I wish you luck on your MOTM. Keep up the good work.

Thanks. I actually have a set of calipers. Based on that I'll definitely do that.

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I like that thicker cord you have in the last few pics - never been one much for sleeving, but I do like that.
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Looks great! An idea or next time, try pre cutting the heat shrink to all the same length, it saves time when sleeving and looks all even. Keep it up thumb.gif

I tried to cut the heat shrink all the same length. I think my problem was more about the fact that with the paracord you have to prestretch the part that will slip over the paracord, and I had a hard time making that consistent.
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I love that black paracord with just a trace of red. IMO.. separate the Pci-e cable and sleeve it. It won't take that much time. Out of curiosity.. did you try the heatshrinkless method for paracord? I think it's a bit cleaner look.

I agree, it's a cleaner look. I just wasn't confident I could manage it. rolleyes.gif
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64. Sleeved PSU Installed

Two things I worked on today. The front panel power and reset and bay covers, and installing the sleeved PSU.

Took ReaperN1's advice and broke out the calipers to ensure I measured the holes correctly.

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Marked the centerline on the covers as before, and drilled as before (pilot hole, then forstner bit) and trimmed the sides as before. Here's the first coat of Krylon Fusion on the back side of them:

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And the front:

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The pattern you see is actually a reflection of my fan filter. The paint was still wet and quite glossy.

And I decided before I went much further I should install the PSU and test to ensure I got everything reconnected properly.

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The 24-pin PSU cable looks very nice on the left. You can see a bit of the CPU cable at the lower right as well. I'm very pleased how those turned out.

And another shot with the PSU cover off.

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Waiting on the paint to dry before I install the front bay covers. After that, I'll finish running all the wiring in the back and tie everything down. I may or may not manage to sleeve the PCIe cables, molex cables, and HDD cables before the competition starts, but I'm not sure at this point.

Another thing I'm planning to do is disassemble the RELIC backlight LEDs to make it a "slimmer fit" and also to do the same with the cold cathode control box on the back. I also want to cover the cold cathode control's blue LED.
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Thanks. I actually have a set of calipers. Based on that I'll definitely do that.
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I tried to cut the heat shrink all the same length. I think my problem was more about the fact that with the paracord you have to prestretch the part that will slip over the paracord, and I had a hard time making that consistent.
I agree, it's a cleaner look. I just wasn't confident I could manage it. rolleyes.gif

It's all good. Either way works. You've done some awesome work... of course you could pull off heatshrinkless.

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thanks for the shoutout!

You may want to look into heatshrinkless sleeving for the paracord as its much easier to do then heatshrink style with paracord. I have a video on it on youtube!

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It's all good. Either way works. You've done some awesome work... of course you could pull off heatshrinkless.

I appreciate your confidence in me. wink.gif
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thanks for the shoutout!

You may want to look into heatshrinkless sleeving for the paracord as its much easier to do then heatshrink style with paracord. I have a video on it on youtube!

Thanks man. I looked and didn't see that one. Can you point me to it?
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Thank you! That's a lot simpler than I thought it was. Dang it, I may have to pull those out after the competition and redo them. biggrin.gif
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Got a few more goodies in from Performance PCs:

Some cable clamps:

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A couple of 24-pin E22 cable combs.

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And most important, a dust filter!

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The filter has a magnetic edge, and should easily fit underneath the front bezel. Hopefully it won't impede the air flow too much. If it does, I may have to eventually upgrade the front fans to higher air flow ones.

I tell you, it's incredible how fast the dust is concentrating in that case with it unfiltered. I blame the dog and the bird.

On a side note, I finished painting the modded bay covers, but unfortunately one of them fell and flipped over during drying. I righted it quickly, but it left a few marks on the paint. I'm probably going to use it "as is" and mod another one to replace it later rather than sand it down and repaint it.
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I was just looking at the first few pics of how this case looked before you sunk your teeth into it and it's amazing. Truly great work buddy.


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