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Old 30-06-18, 02:17 PM
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get some braided cable extenders - they bend easier
Actually no, they wouldn't. They are often trained so they bend like a rainbow. Much easier when the PSU is standard. But when it is like this, they do not arc nicely. I already have braided cables and it's unsightly right now. MDPC-x cables are even harder to train them, they hold their shape beautifully which is what I have at the moment.

I'll figure something out but I guess this is why ASUS abandoned the 90degree psu connector on the newer boards.

Don't have much of the cooling components yet, but I can at least start test fitting some things. First up are the two 480 Radiators.




I have some EK Vardar fans spare from my old desk build which I can use while I wait for the ML120s to arrive. I actually have someone driving them from the local store to me on his way home. Also lying around was a 240 Rad also from an old build but was never used. I'm not good at flogging things on ebay etc






Downside to my apartment right now is that there is construction outside, and since its so warm I need to keep windows open. Sadly, all the dust comes flowing through like a wind tunnel. My items don't stay looking new for long






Quick test fit on the front tray. I don't get why Corsair only provide 24 radiator screws. They should give 32 minimum. I didn't have enough to mount all 8 fans so had to be smart in how I did it.


Tray out






Fans and radiators in...






The 1000D does not come with any 5.25 drive bays, which is nice but also a little awkward at the same time. I wanted to go back to using my Aquaaero which has been in its box for some time now. I think when I start trying out to do the mirror panelling, I will add this in and mount it to the back panel and see how it is. Either that or remove the LCD display and mount it somewhere concealed since I run the software from windows anyway.


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Old 30-06-18, 11:12 PM
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Hi, great stuff so far!

I have a question for you: did you try to put that front 8*120mm tray on the top?

As you I find that top 3*140 very inconvenient. As for now on the Corsair website we can buy a addictional 8*120 (same as the front one) but even their tech support don't know if those two are interchangeable... At the same time I can't find any info about that... What is quite funny because they mentioned if at the official reveal.
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Old 30-06-18, 11:17 PM
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Hi, great stuff so far!

I have a question for you: did you try to put that front 8*120mm tray on the top?

As you I find that top 3*140 very inconvenient. As for now on the Corsair website we can buy a addictional 8*120 (same as the front one) but even their tech support don't know if those two are interchangeable... At the same time I can't find any info about that... What is quite funny because they mentioned if at the official reveal.
Yeah it fits. I wanted to go 4 rads but at the moment the EU/EN website for Corsair is not selling accessories. They are available in the US, but don't deliver to Norway.
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Old 01-07-18, 11:21 AM
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Yeah it fits. I wanted to go 4 rads but at the moment the EU/EN website for Corsair is not selling accessories. They are available in the US, but don't deliver to Norway.
I can probably help you there, however it may work out costly. If, however, you want to go the route of "Having a mate in USA buy it and then send it at exact costs" I can probably swing something for you. Well, my friend and I between us can.

Problem with it is it's quite large, so the costs for postage may be considerably high.
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Old 01-07-18, 01:10 PM
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So the ML fans came in or at least for phase 1.




Loaded them up to the fan tray and must admit, they look pretty good on it.
Sorry for the bad pictures. I'm not exactly experienced with taking good ones.





Decided to feed the front side fan cables over the rear ones so all cables come out the same side. Should keep things hidden nicely at the back when it comes to cable management.





I also had the idea to mount the small Swiftech fan hub to the back side of the radiator. Could have been an excellent way to keep cables concealed. Sadly, the 1000D gives you very little play room behind the radiators once you push the rails back in place. A fan hub which has the fan connectors laying flat or at 90 degrees would be fine. However these ones didnt fit.




One of the things I will be using from the previous build is are my pumps. I typically opted for 2 x MCP 35x with some EK pump tops on them. However some of you may remember I picked up a nice Swiftech pump top in the past which I never really got to use in a build. Downside is that it was the only one available and is white, so I need to change that.





This will allow me to save some fittings having both pumps combined instead of tubes and rotaries linking them both like I had previously on the EK pump tops.





The question now is what colour should I spray it. I'm thinking of going either with the same colours of the motherboard. I'll be having some fun with my airbrush set. Normally I want a nice smooth or glossy effect, but this time, I want to try to give it a little grain or powdery feel to it, with some mat colouring. Not sure how it will end up but I'll give it a go and see what happens. If it goes well, I'll spray the lower pump house too.






So few primer coats lightly placed with my airbrush. Really wish I had the Itawa Eclipse for better coverage. makes priming much faster and easier. Instead I was using a fine detail airbrush, a Sparmax 1000.




The Sparmax at least came in use here when it came to the colouring. I didn't mask anything but the top since I kept its original black. For the rest I just allowed the fine detailing to follow the contours of the pump top.

It isn't very clear here, but the top feeder section was done in Games workshop true silver, with some added airbrush thinner. Middle section was then done with a Gunmetal colouring, followed by black for the base. I let this dry in the sun while I happily watched Spain crash out of the world cup






Once the game ended I finished off the pump top with a Matt varnish. I sprayed in direct sunlight with the heat bearing down so the varnish started to dry mid air allowing it to settle with a powder like finish.




That will do for today. I'm still limited to what I can do. I can however show the Bitspower package I ordered some time ago but have not had a chance to utilise yet.













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Old 01-07-18, 07:56 PM
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Yeah it fits. I wanted to go 4 rads but at the moment the EU/EN website for Corsair is not selling accessories. They are available in the US, but don't deliver to Norway.
You don't even know how this info in useful for me! I was searching for weeks!
Same for me I live in France, they are shipping only to US.

PS
I just ordered my 1000D!
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Old 01-07-18, 08:06 PM
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Nice to see some Bitspower love. I wouldn't worry about the pics they are absolutely fine. Stunning pics don't make a build any better.

Looks amazing with all of those fans in. Can't wait to see that bugger all lit up
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Old 01-07-18, 08:21 PM
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Nice to see some Bitspower love. I wouldn't worry about the pics they are absolutely fine. Stunning pics don't make a build any better.

Looks amazing with all of those fans in. Can't wait to see that bugger all lit up
Yeah I get a discount from BP. Nice of them to do so really since they have no reason to.

They aren't RGB fans

I want to do something more subtle.
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Old 03-07-18, 11:08 AM
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I have just resized the images for people. Really sorry for the original size being used. I hadn't realised they were so terribly huge.

Checked some tracking orders and I have a nice new package coming soon. Package 2 all the way from Taiwan, courtesy of Lily from Bitspower. By far the best direct customer service I have ever dealt with.
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Yeah I get a discount from BP. Nice of them to do so really since they have no reason to.

They aren't RGB fans

I want to do something more subtle.
Oh cool man. Looking forward to it even more now
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