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Old 03-09-18, 12:22 PM
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Still working on the interior. I will have the funds to order all of the paint/brushes/masking tape etc soon so it's just finishing up. I've totally gutted it now. There was a lump of metal there to mount the fan holder on and I wasn't sure how it was held in but eventually figured it out. Of course it was fitted before the shell so I had to bend it all sorts of ways to get it drilled out but I got there.



Got a busy week coming up but when I am done I should be able to start cleaning and painting.

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Old 03-09-18, 07:06 PM
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Been doing some thinking, and I think I am going to scrap the 6 drive bays in the back in part X for lots of cable management space. I should still have some grommets somewhere. I think that will work out much better, as I only have two HDDs and two SSDs which won't take that entire space.
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Old 04-09-18, 11:36 AM
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Why not scrap half of it. You need somewhere to mount the disks and they'll have cables to manage - mounting them in your cable management space solves both problems. You could probably get two SSDs in a single cage too. Or just use the cages for the HDDs where the vibration isolation (that I assume they have) would be beneficial.
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Old 04-09-18, 12:00 PM
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Why not scrap half of it. You need somewhere to mount the disks and they'll have cables to manage - mounting them in your cable management space solves both problems. You could probably get two SSDs in a single cage too. Or just use the cages for the HDDs where the vibration isolation (that I assume they have) would be beneficial.
They don't have any vibration isolation. I think they over came that with pure stiffness.

You do have a good point about that though... The nice part is that the hdd bay things are all separate, so I am going to put two back to hold the two full sized HDDs, then stuff the SSDs somewhere else. But yes, coming back to what you were saying dude if you remember the old school build you will remember I did this to get around the DVD drive making a right old racket.



Well I am pretty sure I still have some left, so once that panel has been dealt with I will put some on to stop the noise from the HDDs transferring back into the case.

Today I ordered some stuff. Not all of it, because I need to do it in stages (water cooling requires much spending over many months). I just got all of the things that I need to work on the structure of the case so that I can move on. So most of it was just supplies as they have depleted..

100 3mm pops



This.



Self explanatory.. 1" and .5"



Decided on black



And these, which I usually always forget.



This.



To reduce the stink (hammerite absolutely pongs)



So if you are still following and did not fall asleep..



Tadaaaaaaaaaa.
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Old 04-09-18, 01:06 PM
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Old 04-09-18, 01:08 PM
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Was thinking that you're going to need some dremelling to get that riser cage to fit your case.....but that's genius! Must.....resist.....urge....to buy!
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Old 04-09-18, 01:10 PM
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£40 on Amazon I got Prime too, so it will be waiting to greet me when I get to mater's tomorrow
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Old 04-09-18, 01:54 PM
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I may live to regret this, but then they may be OK. I haven't gone into the design much yet because tbh? all I have is a picture in my head. That's usually how I mod.. Get an idea, make a mental photo of what it looks like and then aim for that photo. I guess it's autism? god knows.

Any way, I don't recall ever seeing a loop with a mixture of hard and soft fittings/tubing. Maybe some one has done it, but I have yet to see it. Any way, I decided to use both, and here is why..

Basically I love soft tubing, yeah? I love how it flows, and curves. It's just so lovely and organic. However, there are parts that look like bum if you use all soft tubing. Usually there is a run where you need a longish piece of hose, and getting it dead straight is impossible really. It is possible with 19mm hose, but if you heated 10mm hose like that it would probably collapse.

So the only part I will be hard lining is the joins connecting the two rads, and possibly anywhere else that it needs to remain straight.

So I was poking around on Ebay and found six of these for £5. I mean s**t, at that price even if they are gash it's only a fiver.





I don't mean £5 each, I mean £5 for all six.

I will probably only need 90mm or 1m of pipe too.
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I have two builds that use both...sorry. One is an external run and for exactly the reason you were thinking - it's dead easy to get a nice straight run that doesn't look wobbly or twisted. If you're not planning to bend it, it's dead easy to work with and the 14/10 that you'd be looking at would be quite strong with 2mm walls. Acrylic is supposed to stay clearer than PETG (does or used to go cloudy) and if you're not looking to bend it, the relative ease of bending is irrelevant.

The other build I have is almost all acrylic tube but there are a couple of soft tube links where it needs to be able to bend (case hinge) and one between pump and res to stop the vibration being transmitted to the res. You can't see the 'hinge' links and the pump to res link is so short it doesn't notice.
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Old 04-09-18, 02:15 PM
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Oh cool man. I didn't know you'd done that I am going to try and get away with bending it any, if I can. I may just use blocks to turn it 90 deg. I have plenty of fittings for one run, any way. But yeah, it will basically join the two rads together. The rest I can swoop around the case. I always loved how the hose follows a gert big loop before meeting the res on my current build. The hose literally sits in place "as I cut it" sort of thing.

As you may remember from our emails I am using clear coolant now. You were right, colours are crap. I destroyed a brand new ecko hoodie and bottoms (they were literally brand new on) because EC6 red does not wash out of clothing like Mayhem's Pastel does (but that turns brown so boo).

So yeah, EC6 clear now dude. Would be awesome if you could machine me a L piece in acetal (to turn 90') and then cut the name of the rig into it
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