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Old January 14, 2008, 09:55 PM
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Might not be updated all that often, but i will try.


Here is what it looked like before the paint job.


A few things bothered me about this install. It isn't as clean as I would of liked it. Rad placement also took all my front 5.25" bays so I couldn't use an optical drive.

I don't think I ever posted pics of the paint job before. So here they are.


The exterior turned out amazing. But I I do not like how the interior turned out. I don't like how my holes on the motherboard tray turned out, as a few of them aren't completely circular. Another issue is that being painted the interior lost its durability. The paint scratches so easily.

So what I did was buy another Stacker. To combine them into one beautiful case.

This is how my old Stacker sits currently.


So the Stacker FINALLY arrived today after ordering the case 21 days ago from NCIX. Don't have any pics of it together as i started to take it apart as soon as i received it :(

New Stacker 832s front door off. This door is really growing on me. I think I might get it painted to match the case and use it instead. We will see...


My new radiator.

All the new watercooling gear I bought.


I didn't cheap out this time around. Since this is hopefully the cleanest setup I have ever done. I even had to order the tubing from Sidewindercomputers, since I couldn't find it for sale in Canada.

My radiator test fit.

As you can see I am going to have to cut part of the motherboard tray to get it to fit.

That is it for now..more pics to come.
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Old January 14, 2008, 10:03 PM
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Crazy! Did you cut a bigger hole in the bottom for the rad? I didn''t really find that the venting was large enough for a 3X120mm

(also, I`ll delete my post and close this off after you reserve a couple of frames if you`d rather have a closed build log..)
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Old January 14, 2008, 10:32 PM
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I haven't done any cuts yet. But I will. I don't know if I want to mount the radiator underneath and have the fans above so I have more interior room, or just keep the radiator inside yet.
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Old January 14, 2008, 10:51 PM
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Considered the rear mount? This is where I put mine- seems to work pretty good. Main disadvanatge is if you have alot of your card slots filled it can be tricky to get the hoses into your box. I had to use one of those switech 1X120mm fan boxes for a spacer to hold it away from the back of the case enough to let air through and plug things in.

EDIT-- looking at the plastic frame on the rear of your 832, it looks like it's much eaier to do a rear mount now.

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Old January 14, 2008, 11:02 PM
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I really dislike those. I am a fan of all-internal.
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The main part of the chassis is now ready for the powder coaters. Holes cut for the radiator.



NOTE: I didn't do a bad job at cutting, the little holes around the cut were screw holes from before :p
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You did a very good job at cutting! Used a Dremel?
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Old January 15, 2008, 08:13 PM
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A Mastercraft rotary tool, yes. The first cut I did was using a diamond cutting wheel, which really was awful. As soon as I swapped back to the good ol' normal cutting wheels the rest went smooth as butter :)
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I say that you must have a very steady hand to do such cuts. Very clean cuts - well done.

The diamond blade is used for solid materials like ceramic, brick and cement.
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Old January 16, 2008, 12:15 AM
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mobo tray is now done. Unfortunately I had to cut one of the supports in order to fit the radiator in the case as you can see in the second pic.



Parts go off to the powder coaters tomorrow.
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