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Old December 29, 2013, 05:50 PM
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I love the fact that you are doing all of this with, for the most part, basic hand tools
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Old December 29, 2013, 06:35 PM
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I love the fact that you are doing all of this with, for the most part, basic hand tools
I would have been a year ago if I had access to a CNC . Although I would have done a lot of things differently and it honestly would not look near as good.

Horrible pic warning! I got the second set of clamps done. Good thing I am using 2mm thick aluminum as I had to reef on those nuts to get the cables down. On a 24-pin 1:1 cable each cable will need to pass over another cable once (if done correctly) if you want a straight cable. So I did the crossover between the two clamps here. Now the rest of the cable will be completely straight all the way to the power supply.
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Old December 30, 2013, 03:12 PM
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Better pic of the 24-pin crossover.



New Cooler Master Quickfire XT I got. Keycaps are from my older Filcos/Steelseries.







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Old December 30, 2013, 04:26 PM
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You must have the most meticulous builds out there on the net lowfat.
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Old December 30, 2013, 04:48 PM
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I'll lend you a sharpie to put some letters on those key caps.
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Old December 30, 2013, 07:32 PM
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You must have the most meticulous builds out there on the net lowfat.
Honestly is is a curse. I honestly wish I could be happy w/ computer that just looked ok. I've had the case for nearly two years and I bet it has had a working system in it for maybe 4 months total.
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I'll lend you a sharpie to put some letters on those key caps.
Hmm. That could look interesting.
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Old January 1, 2014, 11:34 AM
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Cleanup up my tenkeyless Filco.








Continuing working on the 24-pin. Third set of clamps done.




Time to adjust the lengths of the cables.




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Old January 2, 2014, 08:44 PM
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Half finished the 24-pin. It is getting very hard to keep the non-overlapping look here. The run is just too long without bracing. I may look in to buying an acrylic comb that sits between the wires.








Repolish end the WC stuff. Ended up sanding everything down to 1000 g, then 2000, then the polish.


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Bunch of pics if the blocks/pump. Ended up removing almost every EK badge. The reason I kept them the first time was due to the fact that the area under neath wasn't finished. After a bunch of sanding it looked good. Although the circles are recessed.






Also painted the caps, the edge of the pcb, the power connectors, and heatshrinked the fan and led connectors.









Frosted a tube. Didn't like it. Looks like I'll be sticking with clear.







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Beautiful work lowfat!
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Awesome stuff, as usual. I don't like that frosted tube either, best to leave them the way they are.
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