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eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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It has taken over two years to finally assemble the monster Quicksilver that I wanted.

In all of that time at the back of my mind has been "the inside of my QS looks like a rats nest".

Tonight, I cleaned it up!

Before pictures first.

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And after!

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I borrowed a bit from @harrymatic with the SATA cables. I was expecting clear, but they sent me blue. Which is actually really cool how it all worked out.

The two case fans have blue leds. The new GeForce 6800 GT has a blue led and the intake fan in front has a blue led.

So, there we are! Three SATA drives and one SATA DVD-DL.
[doublepost=1454133601][/doublepost]What it looks like running and when I have the 80mm fan in front actually centered in the speaker hole - instead of off center as it has been.

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RedCroissant

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It has taken over two years to finally assemble the monster Quicksilver that I wanted.

In all of that time at the back of my mind has been "the inside of my QS looks like a rats nest".

Tonight, I cleaned it up!

Before pictures first.

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And after!

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I borrowed a bit from @harrymatic with the SATA cables. I was expecting clear, but they sent me blue. Which is actually really cool how it all worked out.

The two case fans have blue leds. The new GeForce 6800 GT has a blue led and the intake fan in front has a blue led.

So, there we are! Three SATA drives and one SATA DVD-DL.
[doublepost=1454133601][/doublepost]What it looks like running and when I have the 80mm fan in front actually centered in the speaker hole - instead of off center as it has been.

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That's beautiful! Has it really been 2 years already??? That's crazy how time goes by so fast!

Well at any rate, WELL DONE!
 
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eyoungren

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That's beautiful! Has it really been 2 years already??? That's crazy how time goes by so fast!

Well at any rate, WELL DONE!
Yeah, it's been some time. ;)

Thanks!

Of course, I forgot that the wire on the case fan on the bottom is a bit touchy so had to undo a bit of this to get the fan spinning again, but still a big improvement I think. At least I'm not grimacing when I open the case now.
 
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