I did a little bit of custom mounting where i put the HDD in one of the supplied trays and then stuck the SSD on the back of it with double sided tape. I then had to put the tray sideways so it would fit just under the mobo tray.
Thanks man, I made the stickers myself, just printed them on some orange sticker sheets I had and cut them out
CPU cooler is pretty quiet, not really had any issues with this and does a decent job of cooling.
Hey, I designed the image myself and then just sent it to a guy that i found on ebay that makes custom fan grills, didn't look very hard so it would have been just one of the first people when i searched for 'custom fan grill'.
Hey, I wasn't to savvy on overclocking so didn't really think about it when making the build, the mobo I have doesn't allow for overclocking anyway.
It's been over a year now and temps seem to be pretty stable even under full load so no issues so far.
Hey, Yeah I don't see why not, I'm pretty sure they're the same size but there is some extra room still if it is a little longer.
Thanks dude, good luck with the build!
Hey dude, thanks. I printed it myself onto some luminescent orange stickers, I work for a print company which was pretty convenient as we just had them lying around.
No problem man, yeah it's just a cable extension kit, the exact one i bought is in the link below...
You can buy kits with tonnes of cables which include things like SATA cables for your hard drives but I just wanted the 4 big main ones.
Hey dude, the cable management in the Core V1 is pretty easy, It has a false floor so as long as you spend a little bit of time on making the top part neat and so the wires loop down then it all goes under the motherboard.
The orange cables are just extensions so they just plug into the existing cables that come from the PSU. These extensions do tend to be quite long though so they do add a lot of cable to be hidden under the mobo floor. It was a tight squeeze for me but I did have lots of extra wires for all the fans, fan splitters, the orange extensions plus the 2 hard drives that I moved down there too. The plastic parts on the extensions are just little clips that keep the wires looking neat, doesn't do anything apart from that.
No we don't have home depot in the UK unfortunately. I ordered them already cut to the specific size I needed from an online shop which had various colours and thicknesses to choose from. It was really cheap though, only cost about £7-8 and i got a couple of spare sheets too. I drilled the holes myself for the air from the fans to pass through though.
Hey dude, yeah I replaced the supplied 200mm fan with one of the 120mm LED corsair fans. I'm sure I read somewhere that this was actually more effective at cooling as the 200mm fan only span at 800rpm so when the system is under higher loads a smaller more powerful fan would be better. Read that on a forum somewhere though so weather it works or not is another question but I can see the theory behind it.
The other fans were partly just in case the smaller fan wasn't as good and partly because I wanted the challenge :D
At the moment I have just the one 120mm in the front as an intake and the 2 x 80mm at the back and 2 x 120mm on the side are exhausts, however I'm not 100% on how efficient that is but figured that the case is only designed to have 1 intake at the front and 2x80mm exhausts at the back so the additional fans can only be helping regardless of which way they are. I don't seem to be running anything too hot so it's working out for now.
Thanks for the comment dude, honestly feels great that you like it enough to want to make something similar. Yeah a big reason for me buying that mobo was for where all the ports were so that does make things much more tricky with the cable management for you but not impossible, might just need to take a different approach to it. If you can't hide the wires very well then do the opposite and make them a feature, maybe spend a little more on colour coded or custom wires that won't look so bad if they need to go over the mobo, or find a genius way of routing them around the case. It not being easy will just mean it'll end up being unique ;).
Good luck man and would genuinely like to see how it comes out for you, send me a comment when it's done.
Hey dude, you can just about with a bit of pushing and squeezing fit 2 x 120mm fans on the right side panel, the middle screws I just used the holes that are already on the side panel, but the outer screws had to have 2 holes on either side drilled through the side panel and also through the actual frame of the case on the back, this means that I can't open the right panel without unscrewing it all but this shouldn't be an issue. There should be a few pics towards the end that show the screws I had to put in. I also had to mount both hard drives on 1 bracket, turn it on it's side and squeeze it under the fans and mobo floor (this is also just about viewable in one of the pics). All in all it was a bit fiddly and required a fair bit of trial and error but wasn't too difficult.
Go for it dude! the weirder the better!
A skull fetish! damn that's weird... But thanks :)
Sounds exciting! All the cables, plus extensions, plus fan splitters, plus 2 drives really did make fore a tight squeeze under the mobo floor. To be honest I didn't really do anything special, I flipped the whole thing upside down, took the floor and sides off and just spent quite a lot of time grouping each set of wires and tying them together to make everything as compact as possible, then put each wall back on and finally the floor. I probably repeated this process a few times to tighten up any areas that I could squeeze a little more space out of but after all that it was still very very tight. So much so that the floor does bulge outwards but you can't see it obviously. Oh just remembered that having a semi / fully modular PSU will help massively, don't know if i could have done it with a normal PSU that had every wire possible.
Cheers, thank you... they are in push
Hey, I had to take out the HDD case and stick my SSD on the back so i had both hard drives on the same bracket, then when I put it back in I put it on its side so I could squeeze it just under the tray that separates the top from bottom (you can see it just under the fan in pic 20), I think I ended up having to take out the little rubber grommets as it was a pretty tight squeeze with the fans there.
Hey, so the first thing I had to do was take out the HDD case and stick my SSD on the back so i had both hard drives on the same bracket, then when I put it back in I put it on its side so I could squeeze it just under the tray that separates the top from bottom (you can see it just under the fan in pic 20).
Then to put the fans in I used the holes that are already there for the centre 4 screws, for the outer 4 holes (2 each side) I had to drill these in the side panel but to make it more complicated, the holes closest to the back also had to drill through the actual frame. This means I had to put the side panel on first, then put the fans in through the top and attach to the inside of the side panel, which also means the right hand panel can't be removed without having to unscrew and remove the fans first. Not such a big deal as i can't imagine needing to take this panel off unless i need to access the had drives at some point.
If you need any more pics then let me know your email address and what you want pics of and i'll sort them out for you :)
I made them myself, printed the design onto florescent orange paper, put double sided tape on the back and then cut them out. I also made the cover for the lower compartment on the left side which is mounted onto 3mm foamex plastic board. I work at a printers so i can do it all there.
Cheers dude, appreciate it!
Really good, just unplug and carry, I bring it to work with me a lot when I need to tinker with a few bits.
Amazing custom work on the desk and the PC is a beast! Might have to steal your idea on the desk!
Cheers dude, there is a 2 fan splitter for the 2 x 80mm's at the back (running off the water pump header), a 3 way splitter for the 3 x 120mm (running off the case fan header) & the CPU cooler is in the CPU fan header. Then I've set all the speed to temperature controls using the program 'Speedfan' so it runs nice and quiet, at 100% it sounds like a jet engine!
No worries dude, the top bit that you can see that I've painted white literally just slides off, it's not held in by screws or anything, really simple and makes a big difference!
Awesome, definitely do send it over! :)
Cheers dude! appreciate it!
Nice, just looked up the RGB ones, look pretty sweet! To be honest i didn't do too much, I used car spray paint for my bits, white primer first and then the colour you want. Most important in my opinion is to be very patient, do more coats of a little paint so it builds up instead of trying to get a full coat fist try as you'll get drips and try and prop them up off the surface you're using so you have access to all sides with the paint and it doesn't stick to the surface. Creating a little spray booth out of some cardboard boxes is really easy and super effective, there's probably a tonne of YouTube videos giving good tutorials on this.
Thank you so much dude!
Yeah i know, i wasn't expecting to be able to paint them and it can make a big difference especially to such a small mobo. Thanks for the praise too dude, appreciated!
I do actually prefer the SP120's but they don't have PWM control which I found baffling!
Thanks man, really do appreciate the comment!
Just added a quick pic (you can barely see it though) of the hard drives now on their side on the same bracket under the fan closest to the front
Yeah i thought that at first, but you can just about with a bit of pushing and squeezing fit 2 x 120mm fans on the right side panel, the middle screws i just used the holes that are already on the side panel, but the outer screws had to have 2 holes on either side drilled through the side panel and also through the actual frame of the case on the back, this means that i can't open the left panel without unscrewing it all but this shouldn't be an issue. I've added a few more pics showing this in a little more detail and you can also see(ish) where i've mounted both drives on the same bracket and turned it on it's side under the fan closest to the front.
If you mean how did I get the casing of the Vengeance ram white, all i did was slide the top casing off, it literally just slides off, no screws, painted it and slid it back on :)
Yeah man! Thanks for the love! You need to get up some pics of your build!
Cheers buddy, seems an odd choice I know but the 6600k was on sale for just a few pounds more than the 6600 and it had better stock specs so went for it, I don't really know much about overclocking to be honest so wanted to steer clear of it for the first build.. However If it's not too much of a pain logistically to swap it out for a Z170 then i might do if i need more juice.
Thanks man! Yeah I've had that a few times lol! If only they did proper gaming headsets!
Would that be a massive pain or could I literally just swap it out?
Brutal!? lol, I'll take that as a compliment, thanks!
Thanks man, appreciate the feedback!
Cheers buddy... I mounted the SSD on the back of the bracket that holds the main hard drive. Then had to turn it on it's side and it fits perfectly under the fans and mobo floor. I then bent some of the metal of the hard drive bracket so i could still fix it to one of the mounting holes with the normal thumb screw.
Yeah i'm not massively tech savvie so didn't really want to worry about overclocking, I was originally going to go for an I5 6600 but the 6600k was only a few pounds more at the time so just got that as it had slightly higher stock specs. The mobo was the most cost effective wifi board and had really good wire placement for the build too
The guy that made mine pre-drills the backplate with the correct holes so when you hold it up against the back you can see what screws to undo and replace with the longer ones that come supplied. It cost about £40.00 and he printed my design, laser cut the pattern I wanted and it's made to fit the particular GPU you have.
Happy to blow your mind :D
So bright!!! I do which they had a dimmer or an off switch on the controller though
lol, I absolutely, irrevocably love your comment :) Cheers!