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Case Mod - In Progress Corsair Carbide MbK

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 26 Aug 2013.

  1. kier

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    Thanks y'all

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    Update!!!

    As promised the sequel:

    First a filling vid:



    And the pictures of the filled Corsair Carbide

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    After letting it run for a while, it seems to appears to have no leakage ;)

    My good CNC mate Pascal (thanks man) had a nice RGB controller which can dim the RGB LEDs very nicely. This gives a very cool effect when spinning the fans. Also placed another RGB strip internally.

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    Lights out!!!

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    All colors of the rainbow available again:

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    And cold white again

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    Or a bit warmer

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    Like I said, the dim function is quite fun to see

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    Also a movie of this nice effect :)




    Until the next update again my modding friends ;)
     
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  2. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    Beginning to think I should copyright this thing :lol:
     
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  3. craig - toyoracer

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    Absolute beautiful build, love it Richard. :thumb::thumb:
     
  4. kier

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    WOW....HEEEADSHOT! :jawdrop: :clap: much better then a :wallbash:

    Thanks Craig :thumb:
     
  5. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Just wow...
     
  6. jeckulz

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    Well god damn!

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  7. blueviper11

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    WOW....... I want one!!!!:rock::lol:
     
  8. faxiij

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    That looks brilliant. Love the idea and how it was carried out. Got you down already as a possible contender for MOTY 2k13 ;) Don't disappoint me kier! :D (well, as if you ever did.. ;) )
     
  9. MODZERO

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    Wow! I tip my hat to you good sir. Very Clean, beautifully executed. Congrats, a build to be truly proud of.

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  10. saxovtsmike

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    Awsome
    How much space is between the End of the mainboard and the case floor ?
    Would an Aquaero fit there ?
     
  11. kier

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    Thanks HackJoe :clap:

    Thank you saxovtsmike, (without my custom midplate) there is about 6cm space and an Aquaero is 4cm so it will fit yes
     
  12. kier

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    Update!!!

    The story continues ;) This time with a upgrade with beautiful products from Corsair

    Last week I received a great package with the products:

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    First 4 pieces of RAMs, the great Dominator Platinum

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    - 16GB Kit (4 x 4GB)
    - Speed Rating PC3-15000 (1866MHz)
    - SPD Speed 1333MHz
    - Tested Speed 1866Mhz
    - Tested Latency 9-10-9-27
    - SPD Latency 9-9-9-24

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    Also with two sets of Light Bars

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    Dominator Platinum Light Bar Upgrade kit

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    The bars in two colors. will use the white ones in this build

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    And all necessary parts

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    Placed them...

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    And tested them.

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    Looks so much better then the previous RAMs.

    Also I've received some fast Corsair Neutron GTX SSDs (120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s)

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    Max Random 4k Write - 84k IOPS
    Interface SATA - 6Gb/s
    DRAM Cache Memory - 128 MB
    Power Consumption (active) 4.6W Max
    Power Consumption (idle/standby/sleep) 0.6W Max
    S.M.A.R.T. Support
    Shock 1500 G
    MTBF 2,000,000 hours

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    Also modded these by placing a window

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    After some sawing and filing...

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    The 3 windowed SSDs

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    To place this I've cut a piece of aluminum ​​and bent

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    Made slots in it ​​for SSD power and Sata + a hole for a fan controller

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    Will be placed like this

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    Made it black and installed everything

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    Everything still visible with the windows side panel

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    Because I had a different brand of PSU in it, Corsair had some questions about this and they decided to send me this nice Corsair PSU :)

    The Corsair AX860i

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    Enough cables.

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    Unboxing

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    Always nice to get a PSU in a velvet pouch

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    The PSU

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    Fully Modular
    Power - 860 Watts
    80 Plus Platinum
    ATX Connector - 1
    EPS Connector - 2
    PCI-E Connector - 6
    4 Pin Peripheral Connector - 8
    SATA Connector - 12
    Floppy Connector - 2
    MTBF 100,000 hours

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    Connections enough

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    Also in a bag, just unfortunately not velvet ... The cables:

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    And the Corsair Digital Link

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    Placed it

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    Cables "formed" a bit allready. This time I did not apply sleeve because the black wires looks very good as it is now.

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    Expanded the cover of the SSDs slightly to get a better appearance, so created a window for the part with the pump.

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    Placed 1 RGB strip above the SSDs

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    And the other side with the black cables

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    Tried to place everything as "clean" as possible and think it worked :)

    Now testing, and ... the final photo shoot.
     
  13. jeckulz

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    I don't want my 540 now :(

    I want a swap
     
  14. Bladesingerz

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    Those SSD's look amazing, got any disassembly pictures of those?!
     
  15. Kovoet

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    kier love those SSD's. How did you attach them to the case. Hope you don't mind me asking. Quite interested as I might try it on mine
     
  16. kier

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    Thanks... the SSDs are attached with a piece off acrylic on the back with bolts. I will make some pictures for you
     
  17. Kovoet

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    Thanks so much. Looks so much cleaner the way you have done it
     
  18. Asouter

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    Like how clean the tubing is :thumb: quick question... I see you have fitted the light bar kits to your RAM, how much light do the kick out normally ?
     
  19. WaRn00b™

    WaRn00b™ bit-tech addict

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    I absolutely love this build!! Looks fantastic man.
     
  20. Jezzafool

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    Just Perfect. There I named it for you :D
     

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