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Old 09-07-2009, 11:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Cables and my Radeon 3870x2, ram
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Organized crap, say hi to server again
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Ok No more organizing the crap, now it just needs to magically get inside the cube
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Heres the garage in all its glory, I am going to go file it now
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More organized crap, so I can actually store it better
And that's it for now, more stuff coming soon!
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Here's a quick update on the sleeving.

The computer parts for now is actually done. Instead of the Areca 1222, I opted higher and went with the 1680ix + battery back up. So I can hook up to 128 hardrives, which isn't happening, but at least I can plug in all my 10 . And I should have good performance whenever I run 4x SSD's in Raid 0. Plus I can run Raid 6, 5, combos, etc,etc.

Also my original motherboard the Asus P5WD2-E Premium, unfortunately decided to die, when I sent it in for Asus for RMA, they couldn't fix it, and instead sent me a P5WDH Deluxe, theres some trade offs, and I miss my old board, but this board opened up a cheaper upgrade path for me. So instead of getting an I7 for now, I am going to wait a little longer. I spent a bit to much on this upgrade as it is, and it will be cost beneficial to wait on the following, until prices drop.

This is what's left to get, which I'll get at a later date.

CPU: i7 or better, whatever is available.

Motherboard: EVGA X58 Classified or whatever is best OC'er period at the time.

Ram: 12 gigs of Corsair Dominator GT or better.

Graphics Card:
GeForce 295 GTX x2 Quad SLI or Whatever Quad Fire, or Quad SLI gives the best performance.
GeForce 260 216 PhysX If I go Nvidia, I'd like to add Physics support.

Power Supply #2:
Enermax Rev 85+ *This I want to buy ASAP, whenever I can afford to.

Water Blocks
295 GTX x2 or whatever GPU's I end up with.
260 GTX

Basically I need CPU, GPU, Motherboard, Waterblocks, and PSU #2

For now, I'll be running a Q9550, clocked at whatever I can get it to clock, most likely around 2.66-3.0 ghz overclocked (i975x Limitations) and my 3870X2, and 4 gigs of ram, and one 1050w PSU, which honestly for work, runs great, so I am set for now , and if I happen to be lucky and run into disposable income, then Upgrades happen .

Everything else is A-OK, guess I can't complain, Ill be with a pretty decent system noneless, not top of the line, but should run mainstream (I hope)

Heres the quick update.


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Here's the back of the computer, looks cool when everything is mounted.

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Radiator #3, 240mm all mounted up and ready to go, note that all my radiators are using high CFM fans, on both sides, ie the 240 has 4 fans, and the 360's have 6 each, 2x swiftech radiators are running all on yate loons, while the HW Rads, are running 6 Ultra Kazes Fat
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The insides before, Now its all sleeved, Ill show pics in the next update

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The tools are ready to go! Let the Sleeving begin!

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The Swiftech Radiator single pass, I double insulated everything, so this is the first step, it has the sleeving applied but I went a step further and added another layer of heat shrink as a finishing touch, you will see it in the next picture, looks nice imo

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Heres an upclose shot, all grills are proportionally aligned.

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Another Angle

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Heres the single Dual PSU Boot cable, looked decent, but I went ahead and tore apart that sleeving and am individually sleeving it now

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Just so you notice, I changed all the fans Internal connectors, they were an uglyish brown before, and are now black and or red. However sometimes the pins would break, so I had to actually remake the cables, ie cut, strip, crimp/sodder etc. I am going to have to do that ALOT, because I changed all connectors to black, etc
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The pumps are sleeved, notice, the molex, and fan connectors are now black as well , its the small details, comon MDPC!

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Upclose shot of the double insulation, this isn't the best one I did, nor the worst, but I think it looks good overall

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The 240 Radiator, sleeved

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How the sleeving magic is done

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Internal connectors, Firewire, USB, and Sound, I put 3 heatshrinks on firewire, to differentiate, and also help hold it, the reason the cables are fat, is because Lian Li, includes headers and extra single strands, I want to keep the headers, since its standard, but in case one day, I get a mobo thats not Standardize, I kept the single pins as well

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Heres the power, Reset, HDD light, etc sleeved

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The Insides of the Power, Reset, etc, etc
And thats it for now!
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Update: Sleeving!


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Let the Sleeving begin.... again..

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Better shot, time to pull

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Doesn't come off, seems stuck, don't want to try my luck, time to improvise

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Messing with the Lian Li Fan Controller, heres the first tips

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Man that was alot of work, starting to look good though

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Upclose look at craftmanship

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Better shot

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Took a detour and decided to mess with the USB plugs, they look better this way imo
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Trying to take a picture of the jacket

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Still trying....

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Good enough -_-

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Back to the Veris thingy

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The Veris's USB plug
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Closer shot, Looks good, time to add finishing touches, I used like 5 heatshrinks to reach that effect

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Back to the fan controller

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looks good

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Comparison before and after
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Little better shot, I even made new stickers for Fan 1, etc

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Resemblance is uncanny

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And heres another one

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Time to work on the Power cable for the Fan Controller

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Remove those Molex Pins

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Heh its naked, err whats the pin out order again
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To get here was a nightmare!

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Looks awesome though, one side is double insulated the other is not, but not for long

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Tada!

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Up close look at the connectors
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Sleeved Speaker, looks uniform and sleek, as it has dual insulation

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Up close shot of the speaker

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Speaker Tail

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Water Pump LEDs

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USB Before

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All Sleeving is preplanned and set aside like this, this is all the heatshrink that went in the REVISED Octopus Sata cable, I wanted for it to have a better finish, and I sleeved its Sideband, looks kewl in my opinion

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Heres the Sata Cable finished, in all its glory, as well as the Sleeved USB connectors, its for the Veris, and for the Floppy

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Up Close of the Sata Connector

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Upclose of the legs of the Sata Connector
And that's it for today.
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Update: Basically now finishing the extensions, ie Fan, PSU, the actual PSU + cables, then the Sata Cables, the build it, and they will come.


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Preparing the Cold Cathode Tube, its too bluish, and hence converted!

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Unfortunately the heatshrink does not wrap around it , so I had to be creative and create two jackets for it

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Time to put it inside its condom

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Testing

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Tada!

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Top view

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Side View

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Working on the fan extensions
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