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That was a great read. I especially liked your use of the aluminum angle mounted with the fan screws and the need to clear those extra screw heads and how you solved for that. You're also obviously a master heat shrinker.
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That was a great read. I especially liked your use of the aluminum angle mounted with the fan screws and the need to clear those extra screw heads and how you solved for that. You're also obviously a master heat shrinker.
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Late last week I saw this on Tom's Hardware Alphacool Releases Full Cover Water Block for Intel Optane SSD 900P

Ever since EK released their water block for the Intel 750 SSD, I thought how cool would that be to have a water cooled PCI-e SSD

I talked about that back when I first got the 900P SSD for this build. At this point, I had pretty much given up on anybody making water block for it.

Here's a picture of it from Alphacool. Unlike the EK block for the 750 SSD... this one is acrylic

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Here's a link to Alphcool's product page.

I have been in contact with EK, Watercool, and Aquacomputer, none of these companies plan to make a block for the 900P SSD.

So it's either use the Alphacool block or stick with the stock heat sink. It's actually a really nice looking block... I think I'll just have to pick one of these up.


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Barefoot ... I need some advice. Am I right in thinking that you are using MDPC-X sleeving? If I have this wrong, then my specific MDPC-X questions below are probably mis-placed .

I have just finished my basement and my 75" TV is mounted on the wall. I have picked up some polk speakers for a 5.1 surround sound experience and I am at the state of sleeving my speaker wires (everyone does this ... right?).

I was originally going to use paracord ... but the 550 I picked up is way too small at 4mm. 650 is 6mm and BattleCord (who knew that was a thing?) is 6mm. My speaker cable is 7mm side to side and 3.5 top to bottom (link).

So ... that brings me to PC cable sleeving. I have never really liked SATA sleeving so I was looking at round sleeving.

MDPC FP Sleeve covers a diameter range from ~4.0 mm to ~13.0 mm (link) while their SATA sleeving covers a diameter range from ~5.0mm to ~14.5mm (link).

The downside of the special diameter sleeving is that is extremely color restricted (black, white, sand). That isn't a huge deal as I was planning on going with the deep blue anyway.

Questions ...
1) your thoughts on sleeving speaker cables?
2) paracord (or similar) v MDPC-X?
3) special diameter v SATA?

Thanks,

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What kind of speaker wire? Be aware that sleeving is going to make the wire extremely stiff. Unless you install the sleeving loosely on the wire, the bend radius will be pretty bad.
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Just some stuff from Amazon ... High Performance 16 Gauge Speaker Wire, Oxygen Free Pure Copper - UL Listed Class 2 (100 Feet Spool)

The longest runs are 9 feet from the receiver to the front left / right speakers. I was planning on something on the loose side ... just going for looks, no need to train them .

Thanks for the comment.

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Hey Barefooter . . . thanks for these updates - great stuff . . . have had to do some catching up recently - otherwise been engaged in similar activities !!!

Your recent challenges ring all too familiar - so - very interesting to walk through your solutions with you !

Quick note on gettin those LEDs to stick . . . in addition to your double-sided tape solution, I have had some success with using a small bead of clear silicone applied along the edge of the strip (after using the original tape to hold it in place) . . . for the 'pro' finish ... spray some window cleaner on your finger, then smooth out the bead . . . been working quite well - even stickin' to the acrylic case !

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Quote: Originally Posted by ruffhi View Post
Barefoot ... I need some advice. Am I right in thinking that you are using MDPC-X sleeving? If I have this wrong, then my specific MDPC-X questions below are probably mis-placed .

I have just finished my basement and my 75" TV is mounted on the wall. I have picked up some polk speakers for a 5.1 surround sound experience and I am at the state of sleeving my speaker wires (everyone does this ... right?).

I was originally going to use paracord ... but the 550 I picked up is way too small at 4mm. 650 is 6mm and BattleCord (who knew that was a thing?) is 6mm. My speaker cable is 7mm side to side and 3.5 top to bottom (link).

So ... that brings me to PC cable sleeving. I have never really liked SATA sleeving so I was looking at round sleeving.

MDPC FP Sleeve covers a diameter range from ~4.0 mm to ~13.0 mm (link) while their SATA sleeving covers a diameter range from ~5.0mm to ~14.5mm (link).

The downside of the special diameter sleeving is that is extremely color restricted (black, white, sand). That isn't a huge deal as I was planning on going with the deep blue anyway.

Questions ...
1) your thoughts on sleeving speaker cables?
2) paracord (or similar) v MDPC-X?
3) special diameter v SATA?


Thanks,

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What kind of speaker wire? Be aware that sleeving is going to make the wire extremely stiff. Unless you install the sleeving loosely on the wire, the bend radius will be pretty bad.

Quote: Originally Posted by ruffhi View Post
Just some stuff from Amazon ... High Performance 16 Gauge Speaker Wire, Oxygen Free Pure Copper - UL Listed Class 2 (100 Feet Spool)

The longest runs are 9 feet from the receiver to the front left / right speakers. I was planning on something on the loose side ... just going for looks, no need to train them .

Thanks for the comment.

Hey Ruff, to answer your questions:
1. I've never sleeved speaker wire before, but if it shows why not. As long as you don't need a tight bend radius as lowfat mentioned.

2. I've never used paracord either. I really don't care for how it looks, so I've always used MDPC-X. There is sure a wide range of colors in paracord, so if you find a color you like go for it.

3. I found a roll of speaker wire on hand that measures 6.25mm x 2.9mm, very close to what you have. Here's a quick sample for you to look at. The top one is regular size MDPC-X sleeve, it goes on fine but does slightly show the speaker wire though the sleeving material. The second one is the FP sleeving this probably fits the best as long as you can go with a color that's available. Also I was able to use regular heat shrink on the FB sleeve after a little stretch with needle nose pliers. The final one is sata sleeve and heat shrink, it does work but is loose on the wire. I think the FB is the best fit, and the regular sleeve will work fine if you need a different color.
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpikeV View Post
Hey Barefooter . . . thanks for these updates - great stuff . . . have had to do some catching up recently - otherwise been engaged in similar activities !!!

Your recent challenges ring all too familiar - so - very interesting to walk through your solutions with you !

Quick note on gettin those LEDs to stick . . . in addition to your double-sided tape solution, I have had some success with using a small bead of clear silicone applied along the edge of the strip (after using the original tape to hold it in place) . . . for the 'pro' finish ... spray some window cleaner on your finger, then smooth out the bead . . . been working quite well - even stickin' to the acrylic case !

Cheers
Thanks for the tip SpikeV! The only thing about using silicon is that it's much harder to remove compared with double back tape if ever needed.



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Sound Insulating the Solid Flex Bay Covers

Here’s something you won’t see too often… sound insulating the outer panels. It’s all about water cooling, radiators, and quiet fans right.

Is sound insulating really going to make a big difference? Probably not.

Is sound insulating going to hurt anygthing? Absolutely not!

Additionally I wanted to keep the red powder coating on the outside, and currently from the inside the only red part that shows is the inside of the flex bays. Plus I think this will actually help with sound deadening, at least a little bit.

I purchased this AcoustiPack Ultimate PC Soundproofing Kit

It is a three layered sound insulation material designed for PCs, and electronic equipment. It is also RoHS compliant, which basically means it’s safe to use in this environment.

It comes in a flat box not rolled up. The white backing comes off, and the adhesive underneath sticks it where you want it to go. Here you can see I used a pen to lay out the first piece to fit inside of a double flex bay cover.




I just used scissors to cut the piece out.






The directions say you can peel it back up and reposition it if necessary, but that each time it will hold less effectively. I did reposition one piece with no problem.




I also did the singe flex bay cover with the USB type C cable.




In total three double flex bay covers and the one single flex bay cover all ready to put back in.




Here’s the single flex bay cover with USB port back installed.




This is the lower one on the same side. Notice the sound insulation material is grey? It matches the interior nicely




The double flex bay on the upper back side here extends down behind the top stealth mount Aquaero LT. You can see the newly installed light bar there too.




Finally the lower double flex bay on the back side.




The sound insulation material was actually easier to work with than I expected. The material used here is 7mm thick, and the one thing I was thinking while doing this, is that I wished it was a little thicker. See how there is still a gap between the case frame and the insulation.

After looking at the Quiet PC web site again, I see that I actually purchased the wrong kit for my needs. What I purchased came with one 7mm thick triple layer sound insulation, and two 4mm dual layer sound insulation sheets. Well I’m not even going to use the 4mm sheets.

Now I see they actually have single sheets in 12mm thickness which I think will work better.

I like this material so much that I am going to buy more so that I can do the inside of the side doors as well. I’ll probably peel off what I’ve done here, and replace it with the 12mm material once it arrives.

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Ok I've never seen the movie... although now I'm a little curious.

Hey Ruff, to answer your questions:
1. I've never sleeved speaker wire before, but if it shows why not. As long as you don't need a tight bend radius as lowfat mentioned.

2. I've never used paracord either. I really don't care for how it looks, so I've always used MDPC-X. There is sure a wide range of colors in paracord, so if you find a color you like go for it.

3. I found a roll of speaker wire on hand that measures 6.25mm x 2.9mm, very close to what you have. Here's a quick sample for you to look at. The top one is regular size MDPC-X sleeve, it goes on fine but does slightly show the speaker wire though the sleeving material. The second one is the FP sleeving this probably fits the best as long as you can go with a color that's available. Also I was able to use regular heat shrink on the FB sleeve after a little stretch with needle nose pliers. The final one is sata sleeve and heat shrink, it does work but is loose on the wire. I think the FB is the best fit, and the regular sleeve will work fine if you need a different color.
Fantastic. Thanks for the demo. I am going to order me some FP black with SATA heat shrink. That (the heat shrink) should tighten up enough ... and I don't want it too tight / too restrictive.

Thanks a bunch for the samples. If only we had a +REP button!!

I put similar sound proofing on the inside (where else?) of my S5 sides (below the windows). I like what you did with the inside of the flex-bays.

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