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Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 11-20-2019, 02:57 AM
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Posted By Salsiccia
Hi guys, Apologies again - my favourite hate...

Hi guys,

Apologies again - my favourite hate is forum threads that stall - especially when they are mine !!

Back on track with this now.

So the latest components arrived today, the mobo and...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 11-20-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Salsiccia
Thanks mate, yup doing OK thanks. This...

Thanks mate, yup doing OK thanks.

This build came about a couple of months ago when I was diagnosed with a cancer. So while I've been getting ready for and having treatment I've been planning...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 10-19-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Salsiccia
Apologies for this thread stalling - I've been in...

Apologies for this thread stalling - I've been in hospital for the last 2 weeks and so unable to progress this. Back home now though and will be resuming progress shortly !!
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-30-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
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: 26
Views: 1,092
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: 26
Views: 1,092
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, 01:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
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: 26
Views: 1,092
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: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-22-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
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: 26
Views: 1,092
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: 26
Views: 1,092
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: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-17-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
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: 26
Views: 1,092
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: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-16-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
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: 26
Views: 1,092
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: 26
Views: 1,092
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: 26
Views: 1,092
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: 26
Views: 1,092
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: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-10-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By Salsiccia
Have now decided that I think this case would...

Have now decided that I think this case would look way sexier in white so am now looking at what's involved in pulling it apart and painting it - that will make for some fun photos at the very least !
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-06-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By Salsiccia
OK, So Ive been walking around the new case for a...

OK, So Ive been walking around the new case for a couple of days and it very quickly became apparent that I won’t have room for a multi-loop setup, at least not looking the way I want. So now I’m...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 09-04-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By Salsiccia
Red face Therapy Build - 1st custom loop

Hi guys,

After just receiving a very real health scare this week that has me about to embark on an intense period of Radio and Chemo therapy, I've decided that a great distraction would be to...
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