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post #1 of 74 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 05:11 AM - Thread Starter
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My Dad's PC is a hundred years old and so I gave him my NCase M1 for his birthday. Of course, he didn't buy any parts himself - too busy - so I have selected some components and I will try to make something nice. He's into crime writers but I couldn't think of an overarching theme. Something else then: when I was young, we used to go to James Bond films, just the two of us. I always give builds a female name, so this one will be called Moneypenny.



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CPU Intel Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition - delivered 3rd July
Motherboard MSI H87I AC - delivered 3rd July
RAM Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP 2x4GB - delivered 26th June
SSD Crucial MX100 128GB - delivered 26th June
HDD Seagate Momentus Spinpoint M8 320GB - delivered 26th June
DVD Sony Optiarc AD-7800H - already owned
PSU SilverStone ST30SF 300W - delivered 21st June
CPU Heatsink SilverStone Nitrogon NT06-Pro - delivered 26th June
Case fans 2 x Noiseblocker S-Series M12-S2 120mm - delivered 3rd July
OS Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit EN OEM - delivered 26th June
Sata cables Akasa ProSlim, Silverstone CP10
Sleeving MDPC-X black - delivered 2nd July

It's all ordered. I hope I haven't made some obvious compatibility misjudgement! There will be no GPU; the last computer game my Dad played was Rogue, in the early 80s.
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I'll be sleeving the ST30SF, but it's not modular, so I have to open it up. It will be a challenge to get the right lengths because the case is already at my Dad's house.



Stock cables are like this:
  • 1 x 24 / 20-Pin motherboard connector(300mm)
  • 1 x 8 / 4-Pin EPS / ATX 12V connector(400mm)
  • 1 x 6-Pin PCIE connector(400mm)
  • 3 x SATA connector (300mm / 200mm / 100mm)
  • 2 x 4-Pin Peripheral connector (300mm / 200mm)
  • 1 x 4-Pin Floppy connector(300mm / 200mm / 200mm)

I will change it into the following:
  • 1 x 24-Pin motherboard connector(250mm)
  • 1 x 4-Pin EPS / ATX 12V connector(300mm)
  • 2 x SATA connector (200mm / 210mm)
  • 1 x Silverstone CP10 5V+Ground only ( 250 mm )


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I'll be sleeving the ST30SF, but it's not modular, so I have to open it up. It will be a challenge to get the right lengths because the case is already at my Dad's house.



Stock cables are like this:
  • 1 x 24 / 20-Pin motherboard connector(300mm)
  • 1 x 8 / 4-Pin EPS / ATX 12V connector(400mm)
  • 1 x 6-Pin PCIE connector(400mm)
  • 3 x SATA connector (300mm / 200mm / 100mm)
  • 2 x 4-Pin Peripheral connector (300mm / 200mm)
  • 1 x 4-Pin Floppy connector(300mm / 200mm / 200mm)

I will change it into the following:
  • 1 x 24-Pin motherboard connector(250mm)
  • 1 x 4-Pin EPS / ATX 12V connector(300mm)
  • 2 x SATA connector (200mm / 210mm)
  • 1 x Silverstone CP10 5V+Ground only ( 250 mm )


are you sure these lengths will be enough to reach the intended ports?

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are you sure these lengths will be enough to reach the intended ports?

Yes, I believe so. In fact, they are maximum lengths. The photo shows the approximate position of the motherboard next to the PSU, and I've cut out holes in that piece of cardboard that correspond with the motherboard layour. So I am able to move the wires around with my hands and check the lengths. The ATX24 is a bit too long, I judged it can be at least 5cm shorter. The EPS4 is clearly too long, I think it could even be half its current length. Lastly the drive cage would be on the right side of the PSU, so those can be quite short as well.


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Yes, I believe so. In fact, they are maximum lengths. The photo shows the approximate position of the motherboard next to the PSU, and I've cut out holes in that piece of cardboard that correspond with the motherboard layour. So I am able to move the wires around with my hands and check the lengths. The ATX24 is a bit too long, I judged it can be at least 5cm shorter. The EPS4 is clearly too long, I think it could even be half its current length. Lastly the drive cage would be on the right side of the PSU, so those can be quite short as well.

what case are you gonna use

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what case are you gonna use

NCase M1 http://www.ncases.com/v2/m1.php



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Ready to start soldering new wires, first have to read my daughter a bedtime story.



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Yes, I need more practice soldering. A bit blobby, insulation melted, etc. But they are good connections.



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The reason to cut and solder new lengths is to make the wire all black. This way the sleeving looks even and the rainbow colours don't show through. But only after soldering the 13 ground wires, did I realise that I didn't actually need to cut them short. The ground wires were already black.

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