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Old 06-03-14, 09:48 PM
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Still really interested to see this finished, as like my case you can see everything inside can't wait to see your cable management.
Can't say I'm looking forward to the cable management in this case - I wont be happy until everything is perfect, and that's not gonna be easy. >.<

With that said, the case modding has begun!

Case, meet Dremel. Dremel, meet case.


Due to the simplicity of the case, removing the HHD bays required drilling out these 2 rivets,


and cutting 2 little bends.


Also had to cut this bit out to get the rads to fit.


I had to keep this little bit to hold the door on, but the top of the HHD cadge was too low for the rads to fit.


So much room for activities!

I had to cut some more off the top though, I was hoping to use the HHD cage mount to secure the rads in place, but the stack is too tall.

Speaking of my rad stack..



And from the back:



Thinking of mounting my SSDs at the front here.. Not sure about cable management though.


And this is just about as cramped as it gets:

Only one card blocked up right now.

And, yep, it's tight.

Gonna move the fans/rads up slightly to prevent the cards sagging.

Oh, and I'm not looking forward to cable management in this case..

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Old 06-03-14, 10:08 PM
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Holy crap that's a tight fit.. So what's the plan on the exterior?
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Old 07-03-14, 11:18 AM
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So what's the plan on the exterior?
Exterior is staying as it is - bar covering up the front panel, which I won't be using.
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Old 23-03-14, 09:23 PM
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It's been a while since my last update, and I'd love to say I've been really busy, but the truth is I've just been a bit lazy. I'm still waiting on the last of my fittings though, so I'm gonna use that excuse for the lack of progress.

Anyway, I've done some work on the fan stack - I don't have any progress shots unfortunately, but what I did was de-solder the original fan cables, cut some new ones to the right lengths and then re-soldered them on and sleeved them. I'm also using a molex to 4 3pin fan splitter PCB that I acquired from an old case - it's the perfect size for what I need.

So without further ado: the rad stack:


You can see the fan cables are all cut to length, the slack should be taken out once the PCB is in place.


Another angle showing how the cables will sit inside the case:


And the rads back inside the case:

(bonus points for guessing what books are propping it up )

From the back you wont be able to see much of the cables



And the PCB will sit behind the tab with the side panel screw. Lower down than in the picture, but it's such a tight fit, I wont be mounting it until the final assembly.


That's it for now. I'm hoping to get more of the cabling done later on next week, though if today's anything to go by; it's gonna take me quite a while..
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Old 23-03-14, 10:43 PM
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Interesting design for the rads definitely unique, I'm assuming the coolant will run from top to bottom through the rads?..
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Old 24-03-14, 02:25 PM
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Interesting design for the rads definitely unique, I'm assuming the coolant will run from top to bottom through the rads?..
That's right: water flowing from top to bottom, air flowing from bottom to top.
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Old 24-03-14, 03:17 PM
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Oh gosh. I hope for your sake that you picked out the highest static pressure eLoop's, and that the lower FPI of the Alphacool rads helps, because I can't help but feel like sandwiching that many radiators means you're going to have a bad time.
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Old 24-03-14, 03:42 PM
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wow, subbed!
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Old 24-03-14, 05:20 PM
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Love it. I can't wait to see how this comes on
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Old 24-03-14, 06:29 PM
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I'm subbed for the complexity of this build but I have a sinking feeling that the rads being sandwiched are going to whistle, hopefully you find the RPM sweetspot.
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