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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by oliverw92, 8 Mar 2010.

  1. Remmes

    Remmes Be One With Your Mod

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    wow looking good

    but what are those little holes for.. i mean to me it looks like you were gonna run the cables through them.. but now with sleeving etc that's impossible.. o_O
     
  2. logan'srun

    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

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    can I ask how you replaced the wires on the PSU? Did you re-solder all the connections inside? If so, do you have any pics of that? I've always been daunted by re-soldering inside the PSU and would love to see some finished work of people that have done it so I can get the courage up to try it myself.

    Also, what's the 18AWG for? I know the 24AWG is for the PSU (like the 24 pin connector), but the 18? Fans?
     
  3. oliverw92

    oliverw92 New Member

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    Thanks Ben!

    You are correct they are for the cables. With a tiny amount of pressure you can still push the cables through the holes with the heatshrink on. It is a perfect fit! However you cannot remove them again, so I'm not putting the aluminium piece on the cable until it is powdercoated.

    I haven't got any pics unfortunately. Basically, I just cut the wires inside the PSU and then soldered new ones on the end, heatshrinking the join. I couldn't be bothered to unsolder them from the inside.

    You have it the wrong way round - the lower the AWG, the larger the wire core. So 18AWG is for molex stuff like the 24pin and 24 is for fans :)
     
  4. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Fantastic job matey really love these risks in modding lol ;) Mod on mate I just want to see more and more!
     
  5. mkb

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    sexy sleeving there ;)
     
  6. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    drivebay cover makes it look so damn clean!
     
  7. domthecondom

    domthecondom Noob Modder

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    this is getting along very nicley man :) psu is looking gooooood
     
  8. Staack

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    Do you have any pictures of the old and new cables being soldered together? - Or how you did it?

    Thanks.
     
  9. oliverw92

    oliverw92 New Member

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    Thanks AnG3L!

    Thanks!

    :rock:

    Thankyou!

    No pics of that sorry. This is what i did:

    - open up PSU
    - cut off all the cables i dont want (non-modular 8pin cpu, non-modular gpu cables etc)
    - get a new 24pin connector.
    - prepare 24 new cables to the length you need. strip both ends and crimp one end
    - remove a pin from the old 24 pin connector.
    - cut it off inside the PSU
    - strip the end of the wire inside the psu
    - solder the new wire onto the end of the wire from the PSU.
    - heatshrink over the solder joint
    - plug into the new connector in the same position as before.
    - rinse and repeat 23 more times!
     
  10. jegerjon

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    I must say; the amount of work you put into this to make every detail perfect is amazing! It looks really, really good, even your hardware has been chosen with design in mind. I like it ;)
    One little ting though - I actually liked the 24 pin cable better with just the black wires. It looked more simple. Not that you sleeving isn't good, it couldn't really be any better, but I just liked the look with the bare cables a bit better :)

    Keep up the good work! :dremel:
     
  11. Chanc3

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    I know where you live! Expect a visit soon!
     
  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Hmmm, that doesn't sound good or right :nono:.
     
  13. oliverw92

    oliverw92 New Member

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    Thanks very much :) You have a point about the cables. I am still unsure on this myself, and i will just have to see what happens. I may end up going back to bare cables, I just don't know :)

    Uhm, how?!

    Agreed lol!
     
  14. Nicksen

    Nicksen Danish Kid :D

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    Freaking awesome!
     
  15. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Some awesome work mate, congrats on all your new goodies as well :D.
     
  16. oliverw92

    oliverw92 New Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
  17. oliverw92

    oliverw92 New Member

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    Update #23 - 06/08/2010

    I have been rather busy for the past week with my entry for the eBuyer case competition:

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    The case used to be an £11 Casecom beige steel mid-tower that i have transformed into something rather more attractive!

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    Now that it is done I can get back to my main project

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    After getting a 3850 for my tech bench I mounted the waterblocks on the 5850s that used to be on the bench.

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    I will be powdercoating the nickel backplates gloss white - as much as I like the nickel i feel it detracts too much from my theme.

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    Since i am no longer having motherboard blocks, I can now go parallel on my graphics cards.

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    Tubing will be shorter than this, i just had these bit as offcuts so thought why not!

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    I am in the process of sourcing black o-rings to replace those green ones.

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    At the moment i am using threaded extenders to lift the straight compressions high enough to clear the PCB, however i may try and get some normal spacers instead - i am unsure of the look at the moment of the bottom graphics card fittings.

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    As i said earlier, the tubing will be shorter than i previously showed. You can see that in this pic.

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    I think having the backplates white will balance out the motherboard area a bit more - at the moment it is dominated too much by black.

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    And here you can see how the quad rad from down below will connect up to the lower graphics card.

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    QUESTION! White connector, as shown, or black one? I am leaning towards getting a black one.

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  18. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Just saw all these photos over on Overclock.net...

    Still picking my jaw up off the floor...

    Truly incredible man!
     
  19. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral New Member

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    Well,Well,Well! Oh so pretty. looks positively beautiful!I think I'm gonna cry.:waah::hehe::rock:
     
  20. Sushi Warrior

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    Hot damn those pics are sexy :jawdrop:
     

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