Originally Posted by patonb
You need to look into making your own sata power cabling. It's quite easy looking, and will clean up those loops.
Only place I've seen the parts though is i Germany.
Yes, custom cables will come eventually, but only after all the necessary stuff has been purchased. Looking forward to it actually.
Originally Posted by MyGodAL3X
Man I've missed this thread lol
Loving how it looks, and sorry for the high temps comment, must have been my eyes tricking me.
Like you said looks a bit messy with the cable but looks soo cool.
Need to learn me how to do that
GJ as always, my friend.
Thanks! It's coming along! Cables have been cleaned up well this update.
Originally Posted by PP Mguire
Besides being to tall for the desk, the tower cooler would have been better to keep. All you needed to do was to turn the fans around and you would have been fine. Now you are sucking in cold air and blowing the hot air all over the motherboard and video card still.
Hey, no worries my friend - all will be revealed in the update. The heatsink is setup stock to exhaust air away from the CPU, fyi.
So, now that the hardware has been installed, I can proceed to managing those cables a little. I first cut a quick piece out of 1/4" hardboard with a few strategic holes
Already much more to my liking. Time to place the new fans with their new mounting system
Ok - with both "plates" in place, I can cut the appropriate holes in the door and go ahead and install!
Woohoo, that blue furnace filter sure looks out of place eh? Everything fits, it's nice, snug, and square, so I went ahead and added a bunch of closed cell foam
Another view of the almost finished right-hand cabinet old i5 system
I've been using this cabinet setup for a little while now, and I'm happy to report that the temperatures are really quite nice. Because I've "sealed" the air intake portion, all of the intake air is coming through the blue furnace filter. You can literally feel suction if you place your hand in front of the filter. There is a massive amount of air coming out of the CPU hole, as well as the open PCI slots, power supply exhaust, and the half inch of space between the door and the "non-intake-area". (You can see in the previous photos, I did not put foam around the entire door perimeter).
So far it has been idling at ambient (23-25) and at maximum, just under 50 degrees Celcius.
I can hear the fans running - they are louder than all of the hard drives spinning up. I am going to get a small fan controller and get them down to the minimum speed while maintaining these current temperatures (There is a very large amount of air running through the case).
I have clearly got to find something to either replace the blue furnace filter, or cover it up with something a little more visually appealing.
Also, I need something to cover the CPU exhaust area. It will need to match whatever I do for the furnace filter area.
'Til next time!