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Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 10-02-2019, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Salsiccia
Ah, Good thinking. I have been watching that...

Ah, Good thinking. I have been watching that thread about the issues with the Z390 mobos and riser cables. I'll be going X570 so won't be directly affected. I'm not sure if I need to find one that is...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 10-01-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Salsiccia
Question for you- Which riser cable did you use...

Question for you- Which riser cable did you use for your graphics card?
I’m going todo the same thing, but haven’t really looked at these yet.
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-30-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Salsiccia
Its certainly a sharing community !!!!

Its certainly a sharing community !!!!
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-30-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
I agree, I actually don't think it will fit once...

I agree, I actually don't think it will fit once I start placing the actual objects, but I thought I'd try to plan it at least - its all part of the fun !!
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-30-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
As an aside, I've just put this diagram together...

As an aside, I've just put this diagram together of the case layout that I would like to have. Its to scale (in an amateur kind of way). I'm hoping its close enough to give me a feel for what may be...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-30-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
For those interested in the dismantling and...

For those interested in the dismantling and painting process, here's a little insight into my approach:

- The next piece I am attacking is the motherboard mounting tray / side of the case
- A...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-30-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Salsiccia
Hey Jabba, The best advice I have for you is to...

Hey Jabba, The best advice I have for you is to take a little time and absorb this thread. https://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=173880&t=173880

Zotty (thread author) has gone to a lot of...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-30-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Salsiccia
Nice work. Looks very similar to the sort of...

Nice work. Looks very similar to the sort of thing I'm planning ATM for my first loop. Hope you don't mind if I "borrow" some ideas from yours !!!
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-30-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
https://i.imgur.com/aZNWBv0.jpg Apologies...

https://i.imgur.com/aZNWBv0.jpg

Apologies for the lack of activity in recent days, I've been busy with treatment which has knocked me about a bit, but back into it now.

First piece removed and...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-30-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
Thanks - you are spot on. Once you start adding...

Thanks - you are spot on. Once you start adding stuff in there isn't a lot of room so I've already had to rethink a couple of bits, but I'm still hopeful it will end well.
Forum: Cases 09-29-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Salsiccia
For my current build I will be ordering my cables...

For my current build I will be ordering my cables from Cablemod (www.cablemod.com). I've seen them referenced in these forums and they seem to be very good. In terms of "how long" - I'm going to be...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-22-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
Decision made - Push/Pull is out. Gonna use...

Decision made - Push/Pull is out.
Gonna use the extra room to layout the tubing and the LED lighting strips better.
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-22-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
Over the last 24 hours I have managed to assemble...

Over the last 24 hours I have managed to assemble a working prototype install of fans to test how much real estate I have to work with inside the case if I go with push pull fans on both front (360)...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-19-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
Consulted with the Minister for Home Affairs and...

Consulted with the Minister for Home Affairs and Colours/Design last night, presented her with the range of fittings I had chosen and she selected EK's "Black Nickel" as being the best looking.
...
Forum: Hydro X Custom Cooling 09-18-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Salsiccia
Yes I do have a Commander Pro. The case I am...

Yes I do have a Commander Pro. The case I am using (Corsair 500D RGB SE) comes fitted with a CoPro, a Lighting Node Pro and 3 LL120 fans.

I've used PCCG to get some of the parts I am using here...
Forum: Hydro X Custom Cooling 09-17-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Salsiccia
As it turns out I got lucky - I managed to find...

As it turns out I got lucky - I managed to find another retailer here in Australia that had the 360 rad in stock. I ordered it yesterday and it arrived first thing this morning.
...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-17-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
OK, So the most exciting care package arrived...

OK, So the most exciting care package arrived this morning.

https://i.imgur.com/jn2xr2F.jpg

360 rad was the problem child. My usual retailer was out of stock and so was their supplier and there...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-17-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
Hey Zone, I like your thinking, that was my first...

Hey Zone, I like your thinking, that was my first plan too. I figured I could always go back and replace the soft tube and fittings with hard tubing down the track.

I am not in any rush for this...
Forum: Hydro X Custom Cooling 09-16-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Salsiccia
XR5 360 Rad - Out of Stock and no ETA

Over a week ago I placed an order with my local PC store (who are very good and always on top of things) for a series of Corsair Hydro X items for a new build I am planning. The order has been...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-16-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
I think I mentioned earlier I am still undecided...

I think I mentioned earlier I am still undecided as to whether to go with soft tubing or hard tubing for this build. My thinking is that for a first time custom loop, the soft tubing will be easier...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-15-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
Yeah, I have just bought a powered rivet gun to...

Yeah, I have just bought a powered rivet gun to put the case back together after pulling it apart to paint. I decided the manual rivet gun looked too unreliable for the precise finish I want. Powered...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-12-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
Got the top panel off now too, so now it really...

Got the top panel off now too, so now it really is stripped back to its riveted skeleton.

https://i.imgur.com/FGXp26z.jpg
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-11-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
Disassembly of the 500D underway. Just...

Disassembly of the 500D underway.

Just figured out how to remove the front glass panel, now have to figure out the top panel, then its down to de-riveting !

https://i.imgur.com/cYC3uWN.jpg
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-11-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Salsiccia
OK, So we are now off and running. At this...

OK, So we are now off and running.

At this early stage I still haven't decided on a couple of key decisions so initially there will be some testing going on.

Here's what the plan looks like at...
Forum: Cases 09-10-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,653
Posted By Salsiccia
Riveting post

OK, so I've had a good look at the case and clearly I am going to have to learn how to deal with rivets - not a skill I've needed until now. It is a very well made case, hope I can do it justice when...
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