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Old December 12, 2008, 02:19 PM
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My definition of a modular case differs slightly from the empty boxes that mountain mods calls a case. I've put many hundreds of hands on hours into my case development... and I hope it shows.
I didn't mean to offend, the comment was meant as a joke, thus the smiley and j/k. You'll find that I like to make the odd irreverent comment if you hang out here. Like I said, I'm impressed by your work. And if your current project is any indication, people will line up to buy your cases.

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Old December 12, 2008, 02:27 PM
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Oh dear... no offense at all. I just dont like mountain mods... and my "modular pieces" will be more than just panels... they will be things like more HDD bays, or a RAD mount, etc.
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Old December 12, 2008, 02:56 PM
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I'm deff interested in seeing a Modular CF case for sure!
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Old December 12, 2008, 09:56 PM
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I 'finished' the GFX power lines.

I added the quotes, along with some slack in the lines, because I'm going to solder the wires to the cards... to clean it up a bit.

The heatshrink is also temporary

The tools I used:


Here's my 'needle nose crimp job':


Add solder:


Result:


Here are the wires in place, the heatshrink needs to be finalized, but I cut all the wires on an angle so they feed in the correct direction out of the PSU without straining.





I'm also going to relocate the little black cable clips on the motherboard tray - to be neater.

Thanks for reading. Tune in soon - NEXT I tackle the soldered ATX and 12v lines! =)
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I'm also going to relocate the little black cable clips on the motherboard tray - to be neater.

Thanks for reading. Tune in soon - NEXT I tackle the soldered ATX and 12v lines! =)
How can that get ANY neater??!
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Old December 14, 2008, 10:50 PM
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Guess what's coming next?

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Old December 15, 2008, 05:53 AM
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Guess what's coming next?

Soldering the ATX connector to the backside so its invisible?
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Old December 15, 2008, 06:50 AM
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Quick question: did you first made sure the components were functionnal, before soldering?
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Old December 15, 2008, 08:23 AM
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Yup the rig was up and running for a month before I started. The only untested components are the GFX cards.
Worst case scenario - I have to replace a motherboard... no biggy.
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Absolutely impressive.

If you threw me half way into this project, I would probably retreat into a corner and cry, having an ice cube's chance in hell of finishing the project properly.

I admire your skill and ingenuity. How much have you spent, hours and money wise, so far on this amazing project?
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