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    Impressed by the Antec ISK-310; more so than the ISK-100. Extremely easy to build in, albeit a bit big for a slim mITX build. Computer will be used as a "kiosk" where I work displaying promos and showcasing different products as well as doing some automated functions (print orders and change them to the proper status when prompted).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Impressed by the Antec ISK-310; more so than the ISK-100. Extremely easy to build in, albeit a bit big for a slim mITX build. Computer will be used as a "kiosk" where I work displaying promos and showcasing different products as well as doing some automated functions (print orders and change them to the proper status when prompted).
    Dat Wifi adapter placement

    Looks good!
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    Err is that SSD just sitting there, or screwed in with invisible screws? Neat little build anyway.

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    Could be double-sided sticky tape or velcro.
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    There are screwholes on the bottom that align perfectly with what looks like the 2.5" screwholes next to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferfi View Post
    ASUS DC2 7950 - Anyone have this card and have suggestions as to how to "prop" it up better so it isn't hanging so much? It's extremely heavy
    Don't worry about it. I have a DCII 6970, and they all do it. I suggest you do like I did; I pushed the 6pin-cables in from above, so they add support and hang off of them rather than only the motherboard. That, and tighten the screws.

    It won't actually harm it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Don't worry about it. I have a DCII 6970, and they all do it. I suggest you do like I did; I pushed the 6pin-cables in from above, so they add support and hang off of them rather than only the motherboard. That, and tighten the screws.

    It won't actually harm it, though.
    Did both of those already. Great minds think alike(I'm sure everyone has who has one has done the same though)! I'm actually not worried about if it'll damage it or not, I was more asking because it looks rather "unorganized" compared to everything else, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferfi View Post
    Did both of those already. Great minds think alike(I'm sure everyone has who has one has done the same though)!
    Hey I'm not exactly a "great mind" but I like my solution just fine thank you very much -_-

    http://i.imgur.com/GgFkz.jpg

    ^ Whiteboard marker wrapped in black tape. Elegance and genius at it's finest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Hey I'm not exactly a "great mind" but I like my solution just fine thank you very much -_-

    http://i.imgur.com/GgFkz.jpg

    ^ Whiteboard marker wrapped in black tape. Elegance and genius at it's finest.
    Last post before I post my pictures since we're getting a bit off-topic but I attempted that and the marker was a few inches too short. I thought about cutting a ruler in half and spray painting it black but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I wanted to see if anyone else had a different approach than using "tools" around the house to creatively prop up the heavy GPU. :P

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    Many Silverstone cases have a very neat way of handling that issue, lol.
    By flipping the motherboard 90 degrees, lol.

    Anyway, the watercooling loop is done. With that said, here's a couple of things I'd say people want to consider when modding this case...
    1. If modding a 360 into the roof, I suggest bringing your fans with you, testfitting them as much as possible to make sure the last one slips through properly. Mine doesn't -quite-, but I could sort of wiggle it into place. Beyond that, dremeling the roof sections were the easiest parts of the build, really.
    2. The roof piece won't fit back on without modding. Why? Because there's a tiny bit of plastic over where the new fan is, which collides with said fan... Ergo, it won't fit without cutting that plastic as well.
    3. Things get nasty when you have to cut the 5.25" bay though. The bay is too cramped to work on from inside. However, you only have to gut the floor out and things'll slip in nicely. I suggest making the cut directly across the 5.25" from within, then do the rest from below.
    4. You don't -have- to cut the front for the fans, since the 200mm allows most of the fan to be exposed, but -some- restriction is sure to appear if you don't cut some more breathing space for them. Incidentally, the metal mesh is perfectly aligned to let you mount the four center screws for the two fans, leaving only top and bottom screws missing. (You'll probably need washers to keep them in place though.)

    And with that said, here's a few small issues I ran into...
    1. The Alphacool 1/2" barb fittings have longer threads. This was a non-issue for the radiators and the CPU block, but the pump's threads were too short, so the fittings wouldn't screw in to the o-ring, hence they started leaking immediately. I had 90 degree adapters with shorter threads though, so I wound up using those... Don't know about the GPU block, as I went ahead and fitted 90 degrees on it for other reasons.
    2. Alphacool's 90 degree adapters have an enormously short fixed point where the threads are, so it's an absolute PITA to tighten without breaking out some tools.
    3. Alphacool's radiators have a bunch of nice features, but they completely lack any short screws, washers or the like. That seems like a mild suckerpunch.

    And finally, one thing I gotta say about EK... the circle design thing looks many times better in person, as you just don't get to feel the scale of the blocks in person. They're frigging huge, and somehow that just makes it look a whole lot better once you get it out of the box.

    Picturez tiem







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    Holy crap yes!! GPU block, scythe GT's, everything's there! Very nicely done!

    Is the reservoir supposed to have those air bubbles btw?

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    A backplate on the GPU would've definitely been the icing on the cake imo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Holy crap yes!! GPU block, scythe GT's, everything's there! Very nicely done!

    Is the reservoir supposed to have those air bubbles btw?
    Thanks! But no, they're not supposed to be there. They're simply the last remaining bubbles, and take forever and a half to get rid of. Just gotta keep running the rig till they're gone, really.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drakoes View Post
    A backplate on the GPU would've definitely been the icing on the cake imo!
    I couldn't decide, to be honest. I kind of wanted to, but I decided that the backplate would've been a bit much when the motherboard has no kind of cover or anything.

    On a final note, here's how the front fans turn out without cutting the front of the case.

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    Looks sick Drunken, very nice job! You going to stick with this rig?

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    I'll probably do minor changes, such as replacing the fittings. I have to admit that barbed fittings just didn't... feel secure, if that makes sense. I may just go ahead and test Bitspower's compression fitting range.

    Additionally, I may opt to do something about refining the mounting of everything. Right now it's not very pretty if you start looking over the cut edges and such, nevermind that the front radiator is an abomination as far as mounting goes lol.

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    Just bought a 2nd hand PC

    Asus VW192S 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor

    Thermaltake M9 Case
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    GPU, I might go with a Geforce GTX 460

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    I, for one, believe the Macbook Air is the ultimate gaming machine. :trollface:




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    The new MBAs have 1280x800 still, right? :|

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