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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Rogue (NZXT Rogue SFF) It lives! Aug 13, '08

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by craigbru, 28 Feb 2008.

  1. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    lol I didn't even image that you will do that. KCIKASS, Good job buddy.

    My head is screwed man. I see all that Goods in a small case like that I'm just like WOWOWOWOW. you did the impossible. PERFECT
     
  2. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Lol, that's a use I'd never have thought of...

    Thanks again CK. Nothing is impossible, all you need is the answer. :thumb:
     
  3. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Another night gone, and more modding done!

    So, about that PSU extension cable... It will indeed connect the motherboard to the PSU (obviously), but exactly why it's needed may not be as obvious. It goes without saying that things are very tight in this case. One of the problems with that, is the fact that it's pretty much impossible to attach the PSU cable to the motherboard with the hard drive tray in place. That also means that I can't remove the PSU without pulling the tray out as well. That simply won't do. I want to be able to remove things individually whenever possible. Things may be tight, but I still want easy maintenance. So, the extension leaves me with plenty of extra cable, and the excess has to go...

    Cable stripping...

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    New 24 pin connector...

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    Finished!

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    My last little project for the night was to sleeve the pump wiring, and add a new power connector. The new connection has a straight shot right in to the PSU.

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    Tonight I apply the power, and fill with coolant!
     
  4. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r Minimodder

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    I think the answer should be 42 :p
     
  5. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Hi Craig - nice pump top! Didn't see this one. Your wire management is impresive! I love it.
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice. Sleeving looks top notch. Nice work with the pump power connector.
     
  7. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Ah, how could I have forgotten that? It is indeed the answer to everything... :D

    Thanks phinix!

    Thanks man! I should be pretty decent at sleeving by now... It's a little scary to think about all the footage I've used up... :thumb:
     
  8. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Just a microscopic update here... Coolant is now circulating, although I haven't powered the rig on yet. Getting air out of this loop requires some tricky maneuvering. All seems to look good, and everything is leak free so far...

    With the liquid flowing, I thought I'd work on a small detail or two. Aluminum tubing! I decided that I didn't want to look at exposed bolt threads. Well, there's only one way to fix it! (The fan assembly will get the same treatment).

    I cut and lightly polished some tubing...

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    Much better than before! It's all in the details!

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  9. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I have used that tubing before as spacers. Work much better than stacking washers on top of each other lol especially when you have 20mm of height to add.
     
  10. Elio

    Elio What's a Dremel?

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    I've said it before and i'll say it again...you cant stop...that part was finished...those are things that only you see...
    i've would have never noiteced that the bolts were exposed as you say...you are crazy for details...
    you realy cant stop mod cant you? nvision remember? stop tweaking everything, that can go on forever!

    Craig you are doing an amazing job on this.every update is more astonishing than the previous. this mod is just getting better and better!:thumb:
     
  11. Fyve

    Fyve What's a Dremel?

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    All your parts will be out dated before you finish! :hehe:

    But your doing an awesome job, love everything about this mod. I hope you get to nVision!
     
  12. MrWizard

    MrWizard What's a Dremel?

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    Looks amazing as ever, Craig. You are killing the details...and I love it! :clap:
     
  13. karolis

    karolis Code Monkey

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    So, i go away for a few months and think 'I wonder how Rogue is coming along..' and what do you know, as soon as i looked at the updates, i had to clean my glasses. really. i thought i'm seeing things :jawdrop:
    dude, i'm out of words. top class work. i believe there isn't a single part in this that wasn't altered in some way...

    btw, knowing the trend around here (bit-tech), i'm starting to think, what what's the next project is going to be like?

    Best of luck

    Karolis
     
  14. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Yeah, the tubing is great. I'm sure if I tried to use washers, I'd end up with a dozen of them sitting in the bottom of the case...:D

    That's one of my weaknesses... I can't leave well enough alone. I'm constantly tweaking. Normally it's not a big deal, but I've got a deadline here!

    Luckily my parts are still decent enough, but you're right, they're getting dated already. It'll tide me over until Nehalem at least...

    Thanks man!

    Thank you! This project has been much bigger than I thought it would be. I'm always thinking ahead though. So yes, I've got my next project planned. It's fully scratch built, and will make the Rogue look simple by comparison... :thumb:
     
  15. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    It's time for the front door! Yes! I've been wanting to say that for months now! Everything else was so much more important, while the door was mostly cosmetic. I say mostly, because it will hold a modified Griffin Powermate for controlling the Pico system. So, what am I waiting for?

    I'll start off with a few shots of the PSU in place. My last update involved the modification of it's cables. With that done, it was time to drop it in to place, and fire it up. Everything worked as it should! As you can see here, things are still very tight, but very much improved thanks to the shorter cables.

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    Now, on to the door. I need to put 'filler' strips around all the openings in the case. The easiest way to do this, was by cutting acrylic to size.

    Marked...

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    Cut... (It's almost invisible!)

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    The first few pieces in place.

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    Finally, a test fit on the door.

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    I got a lot done last night, but still have more to cut. I'm hoping to make huge progress tonight. Stay tuned!
     
  16. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    Looking good Craig, keep it up... bout time you finished this door =).


    Can't wait to see it complete.
     
  17. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Gorgeous, Craig. Absolutely gorgeous.
     
  18. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Excellent work on the front panel. Those shortened power cables look much better.
     
  19. bentleya

    bentleya Lian Li Snail :)

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    i love this so much :D prob one of the best mods i have seen in a long time :D keep it up
     
  20. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Thank you! Yeah, I'm thinking half the people on these forums were convinced that the door didn't really exist... :D

    Thanks! I can't wait to get some paint on this thing! It'll really pull the case together.

    Thank you. The cables are so much easier to work with as well. Believe it or not, they could have even been a few inches shorter...

    Thanks for the kind words! Only a week to go!
     
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