Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Case Mods, Worklog & Gallery

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #111 (permalink)  
Old April 1, 2007, 07:37 PM
Babrbarossa's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 3,673

My System Specs

Default

Here are a couple of pics with the cables tidied up somewhat- I need to get some cable sleeves that aren't see-through!

The glow cable said "blue" on the package- it's almost more green- might be losing that soon.
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
  #112 (permalink)  
Old April 1, 2007, 07:40 PM
SKYMTL's Avatar
HardwareCanuck Review Editor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 11,651
Default

Looks good

But MAN do 680I mobos and bottom-mounted PSUs not go well together.
Reply With Quote
  #113 (permalink)  
Old April 1, 2007, 07:54 PM
Patriote's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,167
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
Looks good

But MAN do 680I mobos and bottom-mounted PSUs not go well together.
Agree!

Just wondering but what additives you used ? Zerex ?
__________________
- Asus P8Z68-V PRO
- Intel I5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz (for now)
- Asus Geforce 580GTX DirectCUII Fermi
- 16GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile
- Ultra X3 1000 Watt
- Asus Xonar DX 7.1 \ Klipsch Promedia 2.1 THX
- Corsair Vengeance 1300 Gaming Headset
- Crucial M4 SSD 128GB \ WD Caviar Black 1TB
- CoolerMaster 690II Advanced
- Dell UltraSharp 24''
- Noctua NH-D14
Reply With Quote
  #114 (permalink)  
Old April 1, 2007, 08:14 PM
Babrbarossa's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 3,673

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patriote View Post
Agree!

Just wondering but what additives you used ? Zerex ?
No, just a little water wetter with deionized water.

There was supposed to be two pics on that last post- this one you can see the cables better in - SKYMTL's right- all the major cable connections are at the top of the board- there is a little mod that can be done where you pull off the motherboard side of the case and run the cables in the space between the tray and the case-wall and out of a hole you drill behind the top of the motherboard. I thought about it but I was tired of cutting metal.

As you know, the p180 doesn't have a window, though, so it's not a show-case anyway. It's not like I can show it off to anyone around home anyway- I don't think I'd even want to show it to my luddite techno-peasant friends - they might beat me with an axe handle.

Here's the better view of the cables.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #115 (permalink)  
Old April 1, 2007, 09:11 PM
SKYMTL's Avatar
HardwareCanuck Review Editor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 11,651
Default

If you had a long enough 8-pin connector you could pass it BEHIND the motherboard panel.

Like I did here but the other way around....

Reply With Quote
  #116 (permalink)  
Old April 2, 2007, 05:29 AM
Babrbarossa's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 3,673

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Babrbarossa View Post
there is a little mod that can be done where you pull off the motherboard side of the case and run the cables in the space between the tray and the case-wall and out of a hole you drill behind the top of the motherboard. I thought about it but I was tired of cutting metal.
That's what I meant, but it the tray is solid so it requires holes cut and peeling the right-side panel off which I guess I just didn't feel like doing at the time- too impatient to get it running.
Reply With Quote
  #117 (permalink)  
Old April 2, 2007, 02:58 PM
Babrbarossa's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 3,673

My System Specs

Default

OK! I drilled the danged hole and re-rerouted the cables- here's the new look- feel free to tsk tsk if there's still something that you disapprove of- This is my first build so I need the advice.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #118 (permalink)  
Old April 2, 2007, 03:15 PM
sswilson's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 14,521

My System Specs

Default

Looks great! Nice clean top mount install on the rad.

Ummmmm I'm looking and looking..... where's the pump? :)
__________________
MSI Z87I Gaming AC / i5 4670K / 2X 4G Gskill 1866 DDR3 / XFX XTR 750 / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / random 160G Sata HDD
Inwin 904 / Swiftech MCP655-b / Alphacool NexXxos XT45 120 Rad / 2X Scythe GT AP-15 / EK Supreme HF / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 2X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / 320G Seagate Momentus / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 22" Dell IPS / 1X 22" HP
Reply With Quote
  #119 (permalink)  
Old April 2, 2007, 03:16 PM
sswilson's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 14,521

My System Specs

Default

NM.... I think I can see it now through the resevoir. :)
__________________
MSI Z87I Gaming AC / i5 4670K / 2X 4G Gskill 1866 DDR3 / XFX XTR 750 / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / random 160G Sata HDD
Inwin 904 / Swiftech MCP655-b / Alphacool NexXxos XT45 120 Rad / 2X Scythe GT AP-15 / EK Supreme HF / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 2X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / 320G Seagate Momentus / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 22" Dell IPS / 1X 22" HP
Reply With Quote
  #120 (permalink)  
Old April 2, 2007, 03:29 PM
Babrbarossa's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 3,673

My System Specs

Default

Thanks! (brimming with pride) Yeah the pump is behind the res. Thanks to CdnMadrach and either generosity or a glitch at NCIX, I had just enough heatsinks to put on all of those big fat v-regs (i think that's what they are) around the chipset that didn't already have any cooling on them- I touched them today and they were burning hot! I was surprised since there is really quite a breeze blowing through there with six 120mm fans blowing through. I think the heatsink are helping because I can't hear the 680i chipset squeal nearly as much.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
case , custom , gallery , image thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Far Cry on Vista X64 - HDR-AA Pics. Patriote Gaming 26 October 2, 2008 03:47 PM
GeForce 9800 X2 pics! Babrbarossa Press Releases & Tech News 27 January 16, 2008 11:57 AM
Pics of my first decent rig donimo Case Mods, Worklog & Gallery 13 November 9, 2007 11:02 AM
Uploaded pics for my mom Misoprostol Off Topic 5 May 1, 2007 01:40 AM
Sig pics? sswilson Suggestions & Feedback 4 December 18, 2006 07:58 PM