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Old 09-07-2009, 11:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Here's the Bubble Cold Cathode

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The Bubble Cold Cathode power

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Better Pic of the above

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I am not using any brackets, I want my entire 7 Case slots free for gear, so I dismantled and will reroute everything internally, I will be using a Logisys RM01 to remotely turn it on and off

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Time for surgery, because this CCFL uses a Y Cable, and its not to proportion, time to cut

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Cuts in place

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Time to put it back together

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Yay

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Complete Y Cable
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Just as a finishing touch, I also heatshrunk the contact points, all of them individually for extra protection

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Time to work on the Fan Controller Power Connectors

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Tada! If only it were this fast in real life

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Time to work on cold cathode extensions, unfortunately because they are both white, I am using a multimeter, to make sure the right ends come out, because when you sleeving they may go sideways etc.

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Tested each individually mutiple times, then tested all of them together, worked great, PASSED

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Each individually

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Heres a fan Extension, the way it comes, its actually very well made, but I can make it better, so I shed tears while tearing it apart

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Tearing it

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Go figure to save money, they only heatshrink the middle contact point, heh! Very Chinese, cheap but works, I will heatshrink all of them : /
And working on that tomorrow, Take Care!
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:00 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Update: Well I felt bad for the poor 2 people that are subscribed to this, so I formatted the pictures anyhow, so you can follow my fun. Although I am pretty weary of sleeving hehe... only thing left to arrive is the 165 ft of sleeving.



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This was my red sleeving and more heatshrink I needed, note the drawings Nils is famous for, as per request thats me working on my PC-343 cube

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That's me everyday.... Sleeving....

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That was that order, that's both packages

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Here's one type of fan extension, its like always a before and after shot, since theres like 20+, maybe 30? fans in this computer, I have alot of these to do heh

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This is the CCFL relay, partially sleeved and my coconut, not sleeved

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Another shot, and coconut again, it was pretty good, but over priced not to much water in there : /

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More work on it

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Almost there, and also you can see why I take so long, I sleeve everything individually, then I sleeve as a whole etc, etc, many steps : /
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Ta da!

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Heres a close up of it completed, its alot more work, but I believe the results speak for themselves

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Here's input and output labeled

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Here's a stock shot of a standard sleeved 3 pin fan cable extension

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Took a break to reflect on whats sleeved and what needs to be sleeved, theres more sleeved stuff inside the cube, so many wires!!!

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After killing the previously seen cable, here it is reborn, and also with a red tip, to keep in theme, ( Watch me end up with a Blue motherboard or something, lol)
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:02 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Tada! Here's the New and Improved, I mean its both new and improved, thats pretty amazing

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Another shot, now 36 more of these to go XD

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Heres a shot of heatshrink, no one will ever see EVArrr! However To keep my mind at ease, and for quality, I individually heat shrank each contact point, previously they came with 1, I did all 3, which imho is more complete, not needed per say, but this whole build has not needed parts, heh!

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Taking a break from 3 Pin fans, Those pins love to break and make me start over , and did all the Molex extensions cables, here is a before and after

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And Tada! there's also 5 that look the same but are smaller, for things that don't need to go through the entire case
That's it for now, and onward to 3 pin fans extensions, then finally psu extensions, then PSU itself, and I am done with sleeving for PHASE 1 of this project.

This is a 2 part project, and I hope to get part 1 done by this weekend, not likely but trying.

Be back later!
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:03 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Quick Update:

Nothing to terribly new, I finished all the extensions, and now just need the 2 Power Supply Extensions, and all the Power Supply and its cables to be sleeved, and then I start on the actual build.


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The reason the extensions take so long, is I want them to 1) quality, 2) they are opposite reversals, ie, if laid flat, there are no kinks, and the top and bottom are reversed so when I arch them, or circle them, they connect into themselves, you be surprised how much harder this makes, all customs extensions are done . Was quite challenging, but once in a groove I was able to knock alot out, the main problems is when something goes wrong, and I have to redo the entire thing, multiple times

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Here's what's left the PSU extensions

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Here's whats sleeved, the other stuff is inside the cube already

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Here's the psu cables that need sleeving
I am hoping to have enough energy and determination to finish them today - tomorrow, and start the build by latest tomorrow night. And Monday finish building, and Tuesday be on Windows 7.

And that completes Phase 1 of the project.

Phase 2, is new hardware, also I could use some suggestions on Phase 2.

I am thinking of adding accent LED's, and using Metal Polish and making the inside reflective, need ideas! I can't powder coat it myself, so need ideas I can do at home. Also not to keen on painting the insides with normal paint.

Alright Talk to you later.
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:03 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Anyone have any suggestions on opening the male pins of the sleeves, the female ones I opened, albeit it was really difficult, but the male do not want to come out. Also in case one of the pins break, anyone know where I could pick up replacements? Thanks! Pics!
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:04 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Quick Update:

Thanks for Enermax for helping me out with some cabling!

Nothing terribly exciting, and keep in mind this is a test cabling run, I am going to remove everything and tidy, but man theres alot of wires haha.

Also I got a new camera, so next update will feature pictures from it , and Ill attempt to take better pictures haha.


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This is the Veris FVD, cable it runs on 24 pins to the mobo, so I can remotely boot the computer, its just acts like a relay

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Dual power supply cable, this and veris are all that needs to be sleeved

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Another full shot, funny story while a bit angry, I melted this cable, heh! Couldn't get the pins out and thus yea...... bad idea, but it works heh!

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Top Radiator, with fan wires attached to the side

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Back Fans wired and routed
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:05 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Better shot at the routing

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Back side and adding fan extensions

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Everything is routed through the middle

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To many cables, though in a practical sense you can't see them

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Side where Motherboard stays, this is basically what will be visible, and with window you can't see any of the cabling period

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See what I mean ;p, everything is routed so I can pull and tug it a little, so I have some leway
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:06 AM   #30 (permalink)
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This part needs to be redone, so its more feasible, working on that as we speak, or read, you know what I mean

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Back of cube

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Welcome to my nightmare

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Better shot at the routing

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Back side and adding fan extensions
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