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    Default Re: Project: Honeycomb



    FEATURED!!!


    Congrats!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA View Post


    FEATURED!!!
    Well deserved. Congrats man!!
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    Now, off to the basement to do some fiddling with the rods and such.
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    hehe thanks guys!

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    you deserve it, this thing is sick!

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    Default Switches, More Lighting and More Cable Management

    Forgot to say in my last update that I got some Silver Kill Coils for the loops.


    Since I had never used rocker switches before I had to do some testing.




    Now how to mount them? I made a sketch so I knew the measurements.


    Put on some tape.


    Marked




    Cut and installed!


    It works!


    Inside view.

    These 3 will control the Mobo door LED, All UV Cold Cathodes on both sides of the case, and the res LEDs.

    I put another switch on the HDD side of the case for the HDD door LEDs.


    Inside view.


    Because I had the CPU block sideways for the AMD chip I had to redo my LEDs.


    Next I pulled the top of the case off so it would be easier to work on the next few parts.


    I decided I didn't like how the cables looked. They needed to be tied up and hidden better. So I started the process of putting cable ties on.








    Looks much much better

    Next I reran the CPU and RAM LEDs behind the mobo. After I flipped them both because I am a noob and mounted the EK sideways on the CPU block and backwards on the RAM block.




    I then installed the 12" Lamptron UV Cold Cathodes in the HDD side of the case using some Velcro.





    As you can see I mounted them to the Rads because it was the easiest place to put them. They light up the wires and tubing behind the HDDs very nicely.

    Lastly I installed my Lamptron FC5V2. This will control the 3 fans on the mobo side of the case and the 200mm exhaust fan on the HDD side of the case.


    I'll have to clean up the wires later.


    Thanks all for today. My MDPC order was lost in the mail so I am waiting to get that so I can finish sleeving the system.

    Cheers till next time!

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    Looking good! A tip on the switches (if it's not too late) - have them switch the ground side of the circuit, not the power. Probably doesn't matter as the switches won't be seeing millions of cycles though lol

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    Looks good. my only comment is, perhaps it would look better to replace the black zip ties with these?

    http://www.amazon.com/Goody-Clear-El.../dp/B00122CP30

    they are very small and clear, and would likely look much better.
    Not dead yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA View Post
    Looking good! A tip on the switches (if it's not too late) - have them switch the ground side of the circuit, not the power. Probably doesn't matter as the switches won't be seeing millions of cycles though lol
    Explain please.

    Quote Originally Posted by diluzio91 View Post
    Looks good. my only comment is, perhaps it would look better to replace the black zip ties with these?

    http://www.amazon.com/Goody-Clear-El.../dp/B00122CP30

    they are very small and clear, and would likely look much better.
    Ahhhhhh. We use those for my daughters hair. I'll try a few tonight and take some pictures. +rep for the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuganater View Post
    Explain please.
    When you put a switch on the hot side of a circuit every time you close it you get a little arc of current between the contacts. Over time this arc can either degrade the contacts to the point where you have connection issues or worse yet spot-weld the contacts together. I'm sure with computers though it's nothing to worry about as it's such small voltages and currents you'd almost certainly never have a problem. I've seen a lot of starter relays and the like get stuck open (constant cranking) or fail to work at all just from switching so much high current. PC applications should have zero issues though, but I always put my switches on the negative side (when possible) as force of habit lol.

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    Ah ok. Well I shouldn't be switching things on and off daily. They are pretty much just there for when my wife yells that its too bright.

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