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Case Mod - In Progress Project Impossible Modding - 07/02 Improving

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Mino, 22 Apr 2007.

  1. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    It was a long time that I don't update this thread...
    Sorry guys, but real world stuff hit me...
    Now I'm near the end of this modding, do you want to follow me again?
    The motherboard was dead, so here is a new mobo and the liquid loop on the table :

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    At this time, I need to take out even the psu and the optical drive :

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    And the hard disks? Take apart...
    I need to improve this mod, I need more room :)

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    As I used the space is not bad, but it's not really good, so I manage to have a better space occupation :)
    At the first time I was wandering to have the disk in this way ::

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    The bit trouble was that thay touch with the psu connectors, driving me to use angled joints for the water loop.
    The second idea is this :

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    Using this disposition I can mova one of the two optical drive, and have a free 5and1/4 bay. This can allow me to use a normal size dvd :)
     
  2. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    But I need to take a closer look at the height, because the straight water connector can touch the motherboard plate...
    To gain some millimeters I've decided to take apart the Ma.Er. screw support :

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    Without this little piece of alu I've gained 2cm of space, not bad!
    At this time, this will be the definitive setup :

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    The original soldered screw don't allow me to put in place the slim dvd, so I've removed quickly :)
    This is the free space between the two hard disks :

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    The alu bar is 15mm plus the two velcro strip to hold it in place and allow me to take apart the drives without screws.
    The fixing part begins :

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    After 30 minutes of works, it's the time to see if this solution is ok, but I need to wait 24 hours because the adhesive reach his maximum potential.
    After 24 hours /to tell you the truth, 27 hours) here is :

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    Ok, the hard disks goes out quickly and they are firmly in place.
     
  3. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Now I want to change the gpu waterblock retention screws :

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    I want to use a single bracket instead of the double, take apart the springs and cover the screws with some black tubing, now I like it more!
    I forgot to order some ram heatsink, but I have on my desk this :

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    Let's cut it!
    A quick deblurring with a file and here we go :

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    Some T411 adhesive and they hare in place :

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    And now even the videocard is ready. After moving all the waterblocks to the new motherboard, first quick test :

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    Ok, now I can add all the waterblock...
    Boring task... So boring....
    At this time, I stop here, some comments?
     
  4. Angleus

    Angleus New Member

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    Those hard drive coolers look really...cool
     
  5. Jaguar_Infinity

    Jaguar_Infinity Just some guy

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    Wow this is a great project. I've only just got around to looking at this one and i'm impressed with the improvisation and the 'defiance' of doing something others say can't be done. Great work :)
     
  6. sasuta

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    wonderful job...
     
  7. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Tnx a lot guys!
    Now the final part is near to the end, stay ready!
     
  8. perkins teh modder

    perkins teh modder New Member

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    nice retro skateboard in that last pic, lol:thumb:
     
  9. peter_panzer

    peter_panzer New Member

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    nice work mate love the cooling on the HD's
     
  10. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Retro skate?
    It's not a retro skate, it's my skate!
    Mmm, let me do some math... I'm 31, I've been skating from 14, I stopped skate at 19...
    Opps, it's a retro skate!
    :)
    Tnx for the comments, peter_panzer, but the ideas of the hard disk came from a bit-tech member :)
     
  11. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    YES indeed.. Looking good rig..rock-on-fella..
     
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  12. perkins teh modder

    perkins teh modder New Member

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