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Case Mod - In Progress Elektro-Apparate-Werke

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Aytos, 6 Sep 2020.

  1. Aytos

    Aytos Member

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    I got cooler and NVMe this weekend. I picked ID-Cooling IS-60 EVO: removed original fans and put only one Arctic P12 in pull mode, replaced backplate with one from "be quiet!" (since low pressure is the issue with original mount). This is how "weaponized" motherboard looks like - I might remove M2 cover in future.

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    Time for more cutting - rough cut for IO.

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    After filling hole, threading in standoffs and cleaning aluminum dust.

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    Motherboard fixed in place for the time, this time without cardboard ;)

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    I had to remove IO shield. It extends beyond motherboard on one side. I didn't want to cut it for warranty reasons.

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  2. JOSEPH BERMAN

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    Looking good
     
  3. Karrek

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    It is amazing how perfectly the motherboard fits in that space!
     
  4. Aytos

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    Almost too perfect, hence I got rid off IO shield, because I'm missing few millimeters. On the bright side access to IO is way better than I thought it will be. Next thing to do will be drilling holes for top fans - you can see how they will look like more or less.

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    One thing I didn't take in consideration is alignment of IO shield. "The shelf" isn't running at 90 degrees, hence motherboard is touching it on bottom and on top you can spot the gap. Maybe I'll make cover for it. Other than that I think I figured out how to mount GPU.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    They used to take imperial measurements into account when making standard sizes, so you find stuff fits like this a lot. I bet it will fit CD's or video tapes perfectly too.
    You still have a problem. I spy an 8 pin ATX outlet that will have a retaining clip on the outside. Easy fix, though. :lol: Chop the clip.
    Leave the gap, you need the airflow.
     
  6. Aytos

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    EPS cable in non-issue as you mentioned, especially since I have extender, so PSU will stay original. You can spot few more cables and some fans on photo bellow: PCIE extender, mini-PWM cable for GPU fans, two 70mm fans from Fander (couldn't get anything else at that size and they are DC only), two 80mm Arctic P8 (I don't like quality of the F-series) and PCIE riser cable. I'm not that worried about airflow, it should work. The thing I'm concerned is riser cable, guess time will tell.

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