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Old July 1, 2013, 02:56 PM
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Old July 1, 2013, 03:02 PM
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I think it works.
I think it should . . . was concerned about the metal to circuitry contact which is why I added the plexi. I may add a few rubber washers at the end of the back plate as that has the most potential for sagging down. Not sure if this will create an issue with heat?

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Old July 2, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Nice mod mang !!

One of the best 'war' themed mods I've ever seen.Well done.

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You are going to have to pay extra attention to your radiator.Light coats or not , you've affected how it works : specifically , it's going to collect dust much faster with paint on it.

Once again , good work !....I look forward to seeing your next mod.

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Old July 2, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Nice mod mang !!

One of the best 'war' themed mods I've ever seen.Well done.

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You are going to have to pay extra attention to your radiator.Light coats or not , you've affected how it works : specifically , it's going to collect dust much faster with paint on it.

Once again , good work !....I look forward to seeing your next mod.

Thanks much for the feedback.

I will definitely watch the radiator . . . thanks again . . . will have a can of compressed air handy to keep things dusted and clear.

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If this is your first time I look forward to your future projects. That build is wicked. Where do you get all those DANGER/WARNING decals/stickers?
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Old July 3, 2013, 02:00 AM
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If this is your first time I look forward to your future projects. That build is wicked. Where do you get all those DANGER/WARNING decals/stickers?
Thanks much. The stickers/labels came from Google Images. I imported the jpegs to a photo program, masked and resized. Afterwards, I printed then affixed.

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WORK LOG: PART 7

24 Pin Points of Insanity

Hello,

For those of you have been following my log to date, you know that when it came to sleeving, I chickened out on the 24 pin point connector

I thought that painting the already existent OEM sleeving a nice camo green that it would just blend in. Unfortunately, when I put the sleeved cables next to it . . . it looked dismal.



So after some soul searching and feedback from others, I decided to bite the bullet and sleeve that beast . . . I mean how bad could it be . . . right

So I ordered some new paracord and finally took that cable . . . which I admit I had hidden away like a bad family secret . . . looked at it one last time with its Corsair proprietary rights PSU connector looking at me as if to say . . . Man you have no idea what I am hiding beneath this peaceful OEM.



I grabbed my trusty Exacto Knife, took a very big breath (and an even bigger gulp of single malt scotch) and dissected the heat shrink and tie wraps . . . so far so good



So in for a penny in for a pound . . . I grabbed my scissors and started on the OEM . . . No turning back now.



I made short work of the OEM and I have to admit for a few short moments (exactly 2.5 seconds by my reckoning) it felt quite good . . . this cable was not beating me But like all things which seem too good to be true, my Narnia existence soon turned into a Bizzaro world where things like connection to connection cables don't exist . . . I mean . . . seriously what were they thinking

The mess I found



This was surely one of those great "what the " moments in life as I stared at double wires criss-crossing every where and what is up with the demented twisted swivel thing

Okay, one thing I have learned in my current job is to shoot, scan and breath . . . emphasis on the breathing. So I decided to be smart about this and not yank all the wires out and do one wire at a time. My paracord had arrived a few days earlier and I was planning to try heat shrinkless to see what it looked like.



The paracord sleeving tool from Lutro Customs saved a lot of snagging headaches



Took a few attempts but I finally got the proper combination of location and melt



Two down 22 to go . . . the heat shrinkless looks so much better . . . what do you think?



Well that is it for now, I will post once I get the 24 pin point done . . . unless I mess it up . . . then I think I will drink some more scotch and try to forget before calling Corsair and saying . . . Hey funny thing happened when I was sleeving your cable . . .

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Nice start. I missed my shipment of MDPC stuff so I have to pick them up tomorrow and get started. Looking forward to your work. We have the same PSU but I will be doing my sleeving with something else.
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Nice start. I missed my shipment of MDPC stuff so I have to pick them up tomorrow and get started. Looking forward to your work. We have the same PSU but I will be doing my sleeving with something else.
Good luck with the sleeving . . . if I can get through these next 22 points it is all golden or worst case scenario the scotch will finish me off and I will wake up on the floor next to my work bench with paracord melted to my finger tips

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Good luck with the sleeving . . . if I can get through these next 22 points it is all golden or worst case scenario the scotch will finish me off and I will wake up on the floor next to my work bench with paracord melted to my finger tips

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Thanks man. Take it easy so you won't mess up anything. Last thing we need to hear is your fingers burnt from sleeving and drinking. Don't sleeve and drink
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