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Old November 20, 2011, 07:12 PM
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Update.

Continuing with cable management, I have an issue with the front I/O cables connecting to motherboard. The cables have to bend around the tray then PSU and up to board.

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So, make some holes through the tray above the PSU. Then form 90˚ grommets on the cables and into the holes they go.

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Now just to finish up to the connector

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Old November 27, 2011, 05:08 PM
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Back with them finished now. Had to re-size holes downward for cables to clear the motherboard. Then re-do the USB cable elbow, had the cables stacked and needed them side by side. then sleeve and make connector ends.

So here they are connected up.

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The 8 pin connected.

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Mounted the SSD. The holder can hold 2 but I am just using 1 right now so the other holes are plugged.

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A few things left to do. Hope you are enjoying my play-time.
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Old December 11, 2011, 04:26 PM
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Next up is the SATA power cable for SSD and the 2 optical drives. To have it fit in with the rest of the cable management plan it ended up being long, I mean really long, 124cm long - 49" long. That is 620cm - 245" of wire for 3 connectors.

So here it is.

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all hooked up.

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and a backside teaser.

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Old December 13, 2011, 08:12 PM
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Adding a second SATA power plug if ever needed. This is what I came up with.

Start with some power connectors, chop them up to get the crimps out. Ruined one so chopped a third

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solder the crimps and put back together

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double push on connector

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add epoxy

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sleeve, shrink and end cap on

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This will go on the cable in front of the connector in place now, when a second drive is ever needed. I will stack the drives, since two drives would hide the frame the arms with the mounting holes are no longer needed. A little cut and file.

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Old December 18, 2011, 09:28 PM
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Made my last part today, the inside rear I/O cover. The wavy edge is for the friction fit in the slot of the rear I/O shield.

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Installed, it does not touch the motherboard.

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Reflections, right is on the front panel behind the octagon tower.

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A rear shot, almost done.

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After a long break from my play-time. I am back to finish this up.


then they get painted.

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Hope you like it, I have a couple of more to make. Be back shortly.
Really like how these turned out nice job!
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Old December 25, 2011, 08:52 AM
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Really like how these turned out nice job!
Thanks man.



Merry Christmas to all. My build has come to an end, all done.


Just a teaser until final photo shoot.

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Old December 25, 2011, 01:18 PM
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That is one of the most amazing builds I have ever seen. Keep up the awesome work and merry Xmas
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Old December 27, 2011, 05:49 PM
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That is one of the most amazing builds I have ever seen. Keep up the awesome work and merry Xmas

Thank you very much.


Here writing this on octTower the final photos are done (not the best) the computer is quiet and fast compared to what I have been using this is a spaceship.

The build weighs 45 lbs - 20 kg as it sits loaded. Ahhh what is in it.

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
AMD Athlon II X4 635
Mushkin Blackline 2x2GB DDR3 1600
XFX Radeon HD5770
Seasonic X-650
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB
WD2001FASS 2TB
WD2002FAEX 2TB
WD20EARS 2TB x2
Zalman CNPS10X-Flex
Samsung SH-S243D/BE DVD writer x2
Artic F12PWM, F12 Pro PWM, F9 Pro PWM

Case is made from 20ga and 22ga steel and assorted aluminum.

Case dimensions - 565 x 520 x 215mm ( 22.25 x 20.5 x 8.5" ) H x D x W

The first round of final photos, did a second shoot this morning, a little different.

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Old December 27, 2011, 06:25 PM
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That is absolutely amazing!!!!

You sir are a true artisan with a healthy pinch of engineer thrown in for good measure.
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