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Old 9th Apr 2017, 13:12   #201
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Impressive sleeving. Is that Nylon or Cloth sleeving?
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 21:14   #202
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Looking great man! As for hold the cables in place, there is this one neat method I know of that involves stitching the cables like they would in massive data centres.

Here's a few links to what I mean.





Couple of tutorials on how to do it:

Tutorial 1 (Part of a series, check channel for other parts.)

Tutorial 2

Tut 2 the guy uses an extra thick thread to better illustrate each step. You'd ideally use a much finer thread to make it less noticeable.

Probably a bit late now but perhaps for your next mod
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Now THAT's looking neat. My wife would very much approve!

Saying how much is riding on the cables being correct for the first boot and then showing us a picture of a blank screen was not kind!
Haha Yeah my wife/fiancee also have had a bit to say about the design on this. So I must give her some cred as well.

Well, the first bot was NOT FUN. Took like 30 seconds before it had done all the checks and the screen finally was done. You have time to think of a few things then

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Impressive sleeving. Is that Nylon or Cloth sleeving?
It is a really tight nylon sleeving. But it does not have that "cheap plastic look" that some nylon sleeve can have.

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Looking great man! As for hold the cables in place, there is this one neat method I know of that involves stitching the cables like they would in massive data centres.

Here's a few links to what I mean.





Couple of tutorials on how to do it:

Tutorial 1 (Part of a series, check channel for other parts.)

Tutorial 2

Tut 2 the guy uses an extra thick thread to better illustrate each step. You'd ideally use a much finer thread to make it less noticeable.

Probably a bit late now but perhaps for your next mod
Thanks for the tip and links!

It is a good idea, and it crossed my mind. But I decided that the hot glue would be better and easier for me. The hot glue is not visible (only on the under layer or on places under the cover) and if you want to remove a cable you just have to pull a little on one cable and pull it out. And this way I can fix it to the case itself also.

On the pictures it looks a bit like "omg what has he done?!?" but I assure you that it looks very good with the cover on

I would have liked to not use anything and just rely on friction and I almost had it once, but then it popped right out after like 60 minutes of tucking cables and then I decided that I would simply use hot glue. No impact on the visuals and very practical.
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 10:31   #204
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Polishing and sanding the acrylic


I got this kit. You basically use sand paper, and then you use number 3, number 2 and then clean with number 1.


I recommend using microfiber cloths. And remember to NOT use the same cloth for different number bottles. You do not want to use the same cloth for number 2 as you did for number 3!!!


Before you go with the number 3 you will have to do the basic work with sand paper. I went from 240 grit to --> 400 --> 800 ---> 1500 ---> 2000 and then I went with number 3. That produced a really nice result.


Did all the sanding in this container filled with moving water. It really helps when you have running water when you polish. At least I think so.


This is how it can look when you start.


Sanded to 2000 grit.


Polished with nr 3, 2 and then cleaned with nr 1. I was a bit lazy with this part since it really does not matter.




Sanded this uneven with 60 grit. The idea being that it will diffuse the light and give a more even illumination around the base of the case.




Can you spot the difference?




Clear like glass!




Rinse and repeat, same procedure as before.
























Finally done with the polishing. This took a LOT of hours to do, and it is really draining work, both mentally and physically. You need to push really hard when you polish with the cloth and sanding seems like it never ends. Going through all those stages of different grit papers was tedious work. But in the end the result was all worth it!
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 10:48   #205
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Definitely looking good. You can come and polish up the varnish on my workbench if your arm's still good! If I get it shiny enough, I can blind myself with the spot lights I put in above it....that's forethought in design!
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Welcome to the torture club. Now put a Q-Tip in a drill and buff out those screw holes!
-Joking. It looks great even without going to that level of polish insanity.
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I'm liking where you are going with those polished pump tops on polished pumps...
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Definitely looking good. You can come and polish up the varnish on my workbench if your arm's still good! If I get it shiny enough, I can blind myself with the spot lights I put in above it....that's forethought in design!
haha

All I can say is that right now, I am very much done with polishing for a few months...

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-Joking. It looks great even without going to that level of polish insanity.
Yeah Crossed my mind actually, tried a bit on one hole but it did not make that much a difference. The issue is that it is very hard to put any pressure on the walls when you do that. And you need that to get an effect. And the finish is really good to start with on those small holes.

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All I can say is that right now, I am very much done with polishing for a few months...
as long as this build is still ongoing, I am more than ready to do some polishing

really interested in that sleeving tool as well...

had a bad time with some MDPC orange a while back because of how it gets stored/rolled up, it is more flat than a nice round
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Just saw your post of the your wire management.
That has to be some of the best I have ever seen, absolutely love your GPU comb. Wire management to the pumps is also very nice.

The polished acrylic look good too, but I am going to go back a look at your wires for a third time.
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Cudos for the polishing frenzy! I wouldn't have had the patience for that.
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as long as this build is still ongoing, I am more than ready to do some polishing

really interested in that sleeving tool as well...

had a bad time with some MDPC orange a while back because of how it gets stored/rolled up, it is more flat than a nice round
Yeah, I have had that issue with mdpc as well. You need to stretch it a lot or it will look bad.

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Just saw your post of the your wire management.
That has to be some of the best I have ever seen, absolutely love your GPU comb. Wire management to the pumps is also very nice.

The polished acrylic look good too, but I am going to go back a look at your wires for a third time.
hehe Yeah I like how the wires turned out, it was very hard to get a natural flow to the cables and make everything seem like they are a part of the design instead if just, "ohh a computer build with sleeved wires". I wanted to try and make the cables a part of the actual build. If it was worth it I don't know, it was a lot lot lot lot of work. But it did turn out nice


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Cudos for the polishing frenzy! I wouldn't have had the patience for that.
Yeah, that was satisfying but quite tedious work
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