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Old November 17, 2008, 07:28 AM
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Awesome thanks, I've seen the SB from enzotech and it's so cheap I may just order it. But there is a nice NB on there that should fit this mobo that I just might look into. As far as the mosfet goes; looks like most people have been modding most of them by adding a thin copper plate. apparently the pin's match it just dosn't cover the entire top of the mosfets so a plate under it seems to work. Dunno if I'd go that far; maybe just leave the stock on there lol.
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Old November 17, 2008, 03:29 PM
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Do you have a picture of the current NB setup with clearances on the board? There must be something that would do the trick, or are the mounts completely different from most other boards?
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Old November 17, 2008, 05:44 PM
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It's the NF200 chip that is the problem. Not the holes lol. Most only cover the NB not the Nf200, so you are limited to only 780i and 790i parts that just so happen to fit the 750i because no one actually made any 750i parts at all. Anyways I've given up on it for this mobo. I'm going to remove the air cooling and the stupid foam underneath and put some new paste on it and leave it at that. The fan dosn't bother me at all.

Btw bit of an update. The front plate is drafted and plans are with the shop being done, hopefully have it in week or so.




I've made some changes; A I'm not going to cutout for my DVD drive, just the way the case is made it was hard to fasten anything that high up to the case and also working around the buttons was increasingly ugly so I am going to just get an aluminum bezel for the drive and finish it identically to the plate which should complete the look.

I also am not bending the plate vertically anymore, because even though the mesh fronts were originally curved slightly the 5.25 drives were not and I felt that detracted from the look I am going for.

The plate will be arriving bare, I'm not going to anodize it, I'm going to have it painted to match the rest of the case when it's done. It'll look sharp.



Also a shout out here; special thanks to TopDogZero of our forums. He has taken on the duty of turning my terrible measurements into the front plate you will hopefully soon see. Great guy and I definitely wouldn't have the plate this far along if it wasn't for him!
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Old November 29, 2008, 01:24 AM
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lol welcome to the Elite family and as SSwilson said i wanna see what mods you come up with as of now the only thing i have done is cut off all the stupid plastic brackets on the top cover. I think it helps more air go out ohh well it was easy and hell makes lookin down at the Noctua's all the more sexier. Welcome to the Family!
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Old November 29, 2008, 06:30 PM
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Woooh!

Here she is!

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Brackets/Side:


Grills:
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Old November 29, 2008, 07:00 PM
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Haha it's not picked up yet! lol he just sent me those pics :D I have some case mod work to do yet as well; wanted to wait for the front plate cause I need to work on it to fit in the case at the same time.
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Old November 29, 2008, 07:04 PM
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Nice job on the grill holes. Do you know if he cut those out, or did he have some form of punch?
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Old November 29, 2008, 07:18 PM
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I believe they are cut, but not 100% certain :)
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excited for more bud
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gonna have a worklog of my mod (tj-07) comin soon
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