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    Oy! This mod is something that I've been wanting to build for some time. It is a tribute to the cooler master ammo 533 case. The project is going to be an evolution from the Ammo series, both from an engineering and design standpoint. Personally I have been part of the Mekatronix Works (mktrx) case-mod team. We've previously participated in a number of regional events, in the last couple of years. Before that it was mostly custom watercooling and jerry-rigging our cases to fit the components. I am going to be using a similar HW monitor display system, in-build into the case as one of our previous projects "Tek'tonic III" (link below) The previous builds I have worked at were more of an abstract design and served no purpose in utility. With this competition I have the chance to build my system into something that will feed the nostalgia of my lanparty days. The materials I will be using: Aluminium, Plexi, Dibond and Carbon fiber reinforced ABS. previous builds: Tek'tonic Tek'tonic III Rog COOPER
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    Thank you. There are still a lot of work to be done, many mistakes I make for the first time. I hope everything will work out. If you have any questions, please contact me. I will be glad to share my experience.
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    This post was initially reserved for the final submission shots, that time has now come. I give you MKTRX Ammo 315, the ultimate lan-party rig:
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    the workmanship that was late I posted. photos lost in the crowd. I did a basic painting. I forgot what date, but it was definitely done by the end of July the process of working 120mm fan grill that I forgot to document. and I only remembered to take a picture after it was done
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    I made a hinge for the side panel cover. still from acrylic material
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    Working with the head continues
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    I make fastening, from an aluminum corner, for Cooler Master Masterliquid 240.
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    Hello friends! Decided to make changes in the design and add ventilation windows, for blowing out warm air.
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    Testing servo sistem Progress after assembly of all parts listed above
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    January 2015. That's all I can say for now.
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    Keep it On Master!!!!!!!
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    Hey CM dudes, y u not listen to what customers says? Seriously, I said this before: why in the name of something, do you make your keyboards with TWO Windows keys? Why would anyone need two Windows keys? This is an useless redundancy at the expense of a useful key which is the context menu key. Get rid of the right Windows key and bring back the context menu key! I'm looking to buy another mech. keyboard and guess what - even though I enjoy my Rapid-i, it won't be a another CM, I won't make this mistake again. Fix this or you've forever lost me as a client and I'm guessing that whoever uses keyboards for other things than gaming (don't you know, people that make games use keyboards too and they need the context menu key) uses that key just as often and therefore will look somewhere else. Pay a little attention to the "power user" crowd too. Looking forward to the new CM keyboard with a context menu key.
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    I don't think getting a response is the issue, its the problem that some are being allowed to get the bracket, and others like myself are being flat out told that there is no bracket.
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    But a couple of photos of how I did small tailpieces and a power connector.
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    In the beginning I thought about the image of a Predator, but then I decided to create Alien
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    Hi all, The Hyper 212 EVO will support socket AM4 There will be an upgrade kit for the Hyper 212 EVO in the near future. We unfortunately do not have an exact date yet when these kits will be available. Info will come a.s.a.p. Let me know when you have any other question.
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    Hahaha...WTF. Mine started working on Thursday. I just spammed the buttons then it did some slow pulse and now I'm able to switch the lights on and off at will and switch between the modes. It's so funny that our mice started working round the same time, having the same problem and my internet has been off for a week now, changing ISP's. So very funny. Anyways, may our nights light up.
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    stay tuned? we always hear this. You introduced the series in the summer of 2015! one year later you still don't release the bigger version. You Tell everyone it will be in CES 2017. Now what? wait till computex just for the announcement? then actually sell the case in the summer?? 2 frikkin years
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    Here are some photos from build start, as promised Lets start with skeleton. Everything is made from steel, and stainless steel. Main frame is basically tripod, with stainless tube, and that frame will hold the case in "flying" position Here you can see the mount for PSU Base mount for HDD case, and HDD case Mount for coolers. Attached to main stainless steel pipe (backpack ) Breast plate skeleton. I will talk about this more in next post, when i upload more photos
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    Custom Built By Envious Mods: EMI Designs has made the first test sample of the dog tags and badge that will go on the Dark Matter scratch build. They are laser cut out of black coated aluminum. The dog tag version will go with me to PC and case modding shows. I am very thankful to EMI Designs for sponsoring this build. Working with them is a pleasure and I really appreciate it. 240 Grill: Inside Fan Grill I have seen the first 240mm grill prototype done by EMI Designs and I am very excited for the final version to be done. I gave them the design concept and they did a great job. This will go on the two side mounted 120mm fans that help circulate air for the 1,200 watt BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 11 PSU. The door that these fans are mounted on open downwards so I wanted them to look slick when that panel was opened. Custom Sleeved Cable Routes: I have the main cable routes pre-planned but there is a couple that I left until everything is in position. The SATA power cables have been my main focus recently. I have quite a few different options for these cables. More than likely I will run them in a similar way as pictured below. The large Lexan water path will be on the back side of the motherboard tray and it uses standoffs. This leaves a large gap behind it and some of the cables will run through there. Trying an Idea: Left Side Panel Ive been milling around an idea I has for the side panels of this build and I recently decided it was time to give it a shot. Everyday I have a flood of ideas and certain ones keep coming back. If they start to take up too much of my thought process; its time to build it. This is one of those. This idea took a little while to figure out how to do it well and mount everything. I didn't want to permanently mount it, just incase I decided it didn't look right. My solution for this was to make a very thin backer piece out of acrylic and paint it to match the panel so it wouldn't be seen. This would also help to align all of the detailed pieces of acrylic. Now that its painted and mocked up you can see the idea come to life.
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    Yes you Can! 1. Remove the botom antidust mesh 2. Turn the case upside down 3. Mound the Radiator Under the chassis with the hoses of the cooler towards the middle of the case. They have just enough clearance from the Rim. 4. Cut the antidust nesh to fit two openings for the hoses and drill 8 Holes to fit the Fan assembly holes (I used the Radiator as a basic frame of reference) 5. Mount the supplied Fans, encapsulating the antidust mesh between the Fans Chassis and Radiator (Install One and then turn the case on its feet again and then install the other) using Guards to blow air into the case. 6. I used the ATX B configuration for the MB with the rear Fan Blowing Air Into the case 7. With this configuration the Corsair LOGO is visible 8. Optional: you can cut a mesh the size of the radiator and fit underneath it to further prevent dust from entering the Case. Hope i helped You
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    They used a custom lens which has x0.85 magnification (500dpi x 0.85 = 425cpi). If you want 500 dpi buy a broken G100S and pop in the lens from that.
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    And I just got right about the USB UUID with a little modding I just fixed it. What I have done: -Download the latest driver and unpack it -open up "setup.ini" Why this file? the Setup checks for the device Class Guid. it won't install because it does not match.. So where can I find this? -right click speaker icon on desktop -select playback devices -double click your Speakers (Sirus Headset) -on General click on properties -once there you want to go to "Details" and select "Class Guid" This Class Guid is what is being used for the setup. Go ahead and right click it for copying and paste it without its { and } in your setup.ini and save Happy installing P.S: Can one tell me if the Guid {4d36e96c-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} is the same for them or not. If so, I can Zip a correct installation for people to download for windows 10 Now I feel like I should get paid by CM for doing their job.. (jk jk al in good fun) EDIT: I felt so free to just zip up the installation with the changed Class Guid and slammed it on my server for people to get around their issue. I don't know if this sorts out the issue for you, but once I got replies that it actually work for them I'm happy. http://teknocatron.com/software/cm%20storm/Sirus%20AP%20for%20Win10.zip
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    Hi guys, made special an account special for this issue and to help to sort this problem out to Coolermaster, its an driver issue and nothing else, since windows 10 the most issues i had as an it hardware technician was graphics drivers and sounds issues, on bootcamp and apple bluetooth driver issues, mostly you can delete the hardware and use the microsoft drivers, but in the case gaming vga cards its not possible now i have no issue to have sound or special surround effects in games like battlefield, assetto corsa ,etc... but the moment i try to use skype, the headset goes crazy, sometimes sounds work, sometimes not than you have to switch in sound setting to onboard and play music at same time switch back to headset to get the sound back,also the microphone works in the settinsgs, but not when you call someone teamspeak same issue, micro dont work tried different setups, as windows 8.1 drivers + software, 8.1 without software, win 7 driver without software, you cant install it the regulary way, gave an error not support, and a fix around is not the same as the correct software and drivers ! ---> this is the part that Coolermaster has to step in !!!! i read further on this case win 10 + sirius + skype = a lot off problems with another driver onboard, the audio realtek one, as above i said the fix is the microsoft driver.... the only fix i found to let teamspeak and skype to work is the following = go to playback devices - select the sirius and go to properties, select stereo, do the wizard and tried it with skype, no issue at all but in our case WE bought a true 5.1 gaming headset to enjoy our games trufully in sound and effects and to better in games that use the sound, now i play with friend thoose games and cant talk or i had to put the playback device back in stereo and can't use the 5.1 i really hope this will be fixed with a new driver , cause at this moment i had to get back to windows 7 as the moment im typing this down, and will follow this tread closely in the hope they fix OUR expensive headset first timer i bought a coolermaster product but if this will not be fixed , cant say their will be a next time, support is everything today, and if you lack to this as an company .... well regards Fulgore
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    Hello Sensen, The FX8320 is a hot CPU. If the idle temperatures do not come down after you reseat the cooler then I would suggest exchanging it for a Netpon 120XL or Nepton 240M. Respectfully, Patrick CMUSA Support
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    Speed ​​Racer GOGOGO First I would like to introduce myself. I'm Mario Viana, I live in Brazil and I am in love with this type of activity since 2009. I made this theme for my son Rafinha 15 years because he loves this anime, I hope you like our casemod. Process terminated. Each creation and a different pleasure, but I can say that this project was totally different,,,, surprised our expectations,,,,, Thanks to all. What we take into consideration when building the project: - After choosing the topic, which is of vital importance is the structural transformation execution and characterization of the project. - Attention to the organization and cable management with harmonic functionality and without forgetting the visual appeal, it is no use to do a project that does not have utility, - worrying about the presentation and outcome of the initial idea. PS : Many items were customized by Rafael ... He also and passionate about casemod , always accompanies me to the events since 09 years , today it is 15 years . CAMPUS PARTY BRASIL 2012 ABOUT THE THEME Speed ​​Racer, known as Mach Go Go Go (マ ッ ムGoGoGo, Mahha go go go?) In Japan, is a 1960 manga, Tatsuo Yoshida creator of the race. Speed ​​Racer (named North American anime adaptation, which never says the original name Go Mifune), a young and daring 18 years of racing driver, drive the car Mach 5, raised by his father (Pops Racer) and several lives and adventures out of the race. A typical product of the decade of 1960 is inspired by the film Viva Las Vegas, starring Elvis Presley and 007 Against Goldfinger5. The last name is a tribute to Mifune Toshiro Mifune Japanese actor, protagonist of the film The Seven Samurais6. The design is well known for its theme song and great soundtrack playing in the background and even made more exciting races in Speed ​​Racer participated, always full of spectacular crashes and "dirty tricks" of the participants, as his most famous rivals, "Team acrobatic "and" Mammoth Car ". The races were in unusual places, such as jungles, deserts and even a completed within a volcano. The film Speed ​​Racer - film was released on May 9, 2008 a live-action film (with real actors), based on the original story. It is directed by "Wachowski brothers". Origem: Wikipédia, a Enciclopédia Livre. Main changes in the Cosmos 2 cabinet. - Painting and airbrushing with the theme SPEED RACER. - Structural adjustment to reverse the Motherboard position to support all hardware including video cards, (this will be a trend because we have many Motherboard with PCI broken) - Adaptation 3x120mm radiator, as the second supports only 2x120 Cosmos at the bottom. - Storage of supply cables using the original cables with vinyl pintuta white. - Cooling on the back of putting a cooler directly on the PCB behind the CPU on Motherboard. (No one noticed doing this yet (improving air circulation behind the PCB) - PU plate installation covered with synthetic leather flame retardant to organize the inside and cabling. - Custom watercooler installation adding performance, lowering temperatures and beauty to casemod. Hardware: MonitorLG EA93 UltraWide 21: 9 IPS Monitor (2560x1080) Cooler Master Cosmos 2 (perolado pintar com aerografia e outro Plexiglass) Placa-mãe ASUS RAMPAGE X79 Processador Intel 3930K Fonte de alimentação Cooler Master V1000 Placa de vídeo: NVIDIA SLI Memória Geil 4x4GB DDR3 Ran Hot Rod Red EVO POTENZA Memória Refrigerador: 2xGeil Cyclone Personalizado Water Cooler: 12 Fans Cooler Master 120 milímetros Jetflo 2 ventiladores Enermax 140 milímetros 1 140 milímetros radiador 1 radiador 3x120 Swiftech bomba MCP655B Corpo Top EK Branco Tubos de acrílico rígido 2 VGA bloco de água Koolance Bloco CPU AquaComputer Cuplex Kryos Conexões Bitspower acessórios, EK. Líquido branco mais frio Predominante cores casemod, Pu (poliéster) com guarnição interior vermelho e branco em couro sintético. I'm sorry I'm using the English translator goolge
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    The Concept is / was thet the Power of the Gaming PC brings life in the Dragon But a "simple" head alone is not enough, so... And on the spot, I made a test fitting More painting (iner mouth + some dental plaque) And here is an other part what cals this dragon to Live: A mini fog machine. ( Ok, a Real fire would be better, BUT on the DCMM it is not allowed to use open flames ) And gere is the testing of my concept, thet the smoke CAN be directed somewhere else (so I dont have to fit it in the head ) Te end of the Silicone (high temp resistante tube !) goes in the mouth of the dragon. And to make the Magic 12 LED-s (8 Red, 2 Orange, 2 Yellow) directed on the outcoming smoke + a little shimering for beter effect. This "beam of light" was too focused (in daylight it can be seen for 3-6 meters away on the wall) Later on I added four little LED strips to have a better efect (only RED is vonnected) At the end 24 LED-s are macking the "fire" VIDEO
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    [/url]">http:// The parts begin to arrive
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    Hey guys, I'm starting a new build, so I thought I'd post some pictures of it and some commentary Here are some specs: Cosmos II case MSI Z87 MPower Motherboard Intel i5 4670k 3x AMD 280x GPU Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer CPU Cooler 2x 64 gb Toshiba OEM SSD Raid 0 EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 PSU I haven't figured out how much ram to get yet, so I'm just recycling some old ram in the meantime I'm also working on getting some harddrives The main point of this system was to do GPU computations, host a couple game servers and act as a file server, so I got a 4670k instead of a 4770k. I might upgrade later, but my budget is going towards more GPU power for now! I don't have access to a nice camera and lighting, so my pictures will be grainy (phone cameras are bad ). I've been busy today, so I haven't had time to work on the build much, but here are a couple pics to start off. As you can see, the box of the cosmos 2 is huge! I included a banana for scale Here's a quick look inside the box! Here's the cosmos compared to a small Lian Li case Inside the case. This thing is huge! Also, check out that bundle of cables Some impressions on this case: Wow, is it huge! I've typically only worked with mid-towers and mATX, so it's an even bigger jump up. The attention to detail on this case is staggering though. Everything seems to be thought out well and there are just so many features. I really like the sliding cover that goes over the power button and fan controller buttons: The sliding mechanism is very satisfying to move back and forth. It's fun just pushing it around to get the springy feeling! Similarly, the door that blocks the front bays has a sliding mechanism that feels really high class. It's held up magnetically, and once the magnets are disengaged, the door slides slowly downward. 13 harddrive bays is a ridiculous number, but being able to remove all of them by choice is what's great! All of the harddrive bays are removable with just a few screws, so depending on the type of cooling you have, you can use it for other things, like a radiator or pump or reservoir for water cooling. There were a few minor issues I had with my unit that's probably specific to my unit. For example, one of the bays on the hot-swappable front panel unit had a grindy sound when I opened it. Turns out, if I screw in one of the screws that hold the unit in the bay in all the way, the end of the screw gets in the way of the door mechanism. Not a big deal though, I just loosened it a bit. Even though I had expected the Cosmos II to be a heavy case, it was still way heavier than I expected. I even looked up the weight, but after picking up and holding the case, I got a realistic idea of how heavy it was. (almost 50 lbs!) I feel the weight is more or less required for a case this big and with this much stuff in it though, and with the handles at the top, it's really not that bad to pick up. If the case didn't have the handles, it would be impossible to carry anywhere More to come!
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    Someone should be fixing those links soon! In the meantime, the global site has the links working http://www.coolermaster.com/powersupply/v-sm-series/v650s/
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    Hi all, I think with the upcoming Nvidia GeForce 900 series, DDR 4 Memory kits and 5th gen Proccessors it's time Cooler Master to think of a new Gaming Power Supply unit. The GXII and GXII Pro series are above par PSUs for current gaming rigs, but when new hardware and technology arrives (which will be soon) these PSUs would be less efficient and at doing the job. and maybe power rating may also be too much to bear. Since new hardware're gonna be equipped with higher frequencies and smaller components they may need extra attention on power supply + they will consume less voltage and less power too. like GTX 780 which is replaced by 30% faster GTX 980, power requirment will go down from 200W to 170W DDR 4 RAM now only consume 1.2V instead of DDR 3 consuming 1.5V (1.65V max) etc. So thought of hearing what you think about on a new Gaming Power Supply unit, what do want it to be like, what specs do you expect and what faults Cooler Master should overcome from. Please Share your ideas Thank You.
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    Finally done the live vid, Please let me know what you think on here or YouTube comments, good or bad because i need to learn so i can hopefully improve before any future builds sorry this is the only final info i can post for now, please check my Facebook page for photos i cant post links to on the forum, https://www.facebook.com/megadeblow?ref=hl Thanks Rob
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    Hi guys, here is another little update..
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    14: RADIATOR GRILLS - DESIGN I've been working with a couple of designs for my radiator grills and finished off with these two. One dedicated to tribute CMWS19, will be mounted to top radiator. The other one is my signature design that I modify and use for all sizes of radiators. This time a full cover including mounting and the parts sorrunding in/outlet ports. They will both be laser cut from 2 mm transparent acrylic and then get a very special treatment!
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    This was the most challenging build I have ever done in my life. From surgeries to burns, working with glass tubing really put me in my place. There were countless times where I felt I was in over my head, however, I kept challenging myself to continue the project - and most importantly, to never give up; especially after I stabbed myself with a melted rod that broke inside my finger (which I had to leave in there for a week until I could see the surgeon). When I first started Torch, I thought I had the technique in the bag due to my comfort level with plastic tubing, but, little did I know I was in for a massive surprise. There is absolutely no margin of error when working with this type of tubing, and I cannot even count on my hands the amount of times I broke a pipe when installing the fittings. I will never forget the very clear crunch you would hear when the tube didn't line up perfectly, which ultimately meant the bend was no longer usable because the tip would chip off. Working with this material was an entirely new animal that didn't just require the bend at hand, but instead hours of practice on top of the build to understand the manipulation properties. From simple 90s to welds, working with glass brought me to a whole new horizon of possibilities in tubing, and in turn, bettered me as an artist. In the end, I came up with a machine that was both organic in nature, and a product of an art form that has always amazed me. I was incredibly proud of the results because, at the end of the day, the machine didn't defeat me, and I was able to achieve one of the most compelling builds I feel I have done to date. As far as my favorite feature of the machine outside of the glass work, I would argue that the epoxy resin back panel is almost as captivating. The pattern has such depth in person, that it almost looked like a blue patterned stone pulled right from the Earth. I certainly held my breath during the process because you don't really get a second chance when working with epoxy - and I am beyond thrilled I took the risk. Watch the resin pour here: Reservoir Delete Cooling System Intel i5 8600k @ 5.0GHz Samsung 500GB 970 EVO NVMe GTX 1070 Seahawk MSI Z390 Godlike Zadak Shield 16GB @ 4266MHz EKWB Supremacy Full Nickel EKWB VARDAR 120mm FANS EKWB 360 CE Radiator Thanks for viewing. I hope you enjoyed. Big thanks to EK for helping us on the cooling hardware too. Mod on
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    This is something I wanted to do since I cut the hole in the front panel for the reservoir window. The original CM logo badge was an unfortunate casualty of the hole position and was lost, so I am relocating it down lower. But I didn't want to just move the thin metal badge down and re-glue it, I felt compelled to enhance it.. make a more elegant and fitting badge for this case. So first step was to establish the center of the panel, and mark the new location of the logo. I had a few small logos cut along with all the other acrylic. Once the logo was on center and traced, it could cut it out. I made sure to keep inside the line so I can trim out to it. Initially using the dremel and then some files, I carefully removed just enough material so the logo fit snugly into the hole. Next I turned the panel over and added a piece of scrap acrylic that I scuffed up to the back of the hole. A single white led in the center should be plenty to light up the logo. I painted the center of the logo badge, but left the outer ring clear, as that is the only part I want illuminated. Here it is with the logo pieces in place over the lit acrylic backing. I didnt want to include the actual Cooler Master lettering, as it's not really necessary. Just the well-known shape of the logo is enough to identify it! Now the front panel is ready for final finishing! As I mentioned in the very first post and as shown in the concept rendering, certain parts will be done in black chrome: the webbing, top and bottom handles, and the front panel. I'll be sending these parts out to a specialty shop to get this done, since I'm not currently set up for chroming lol. Can't wait to see how they all come out! Stay tuned...
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    Hi ,Now you just need buy the accessory // Spare parts : MasterBox 5 Conversion kit for 5,25"support Please contact customer services at here : https://account.coolermaster.com/LogOn.aspx for more detail
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    4-12-2017 Update! Finished up the MOST of the outer paneling. Now, it's just a matter of getting the interior finished up, along with re-working a bit of the wiring and the last of the fans. I still have to put in the final back panel, as well, that will have the last of the exhaust fans. It's nearly there! Paneling for the nose section: I know, that front door panel is a little wavy, but that will get fixed. The back, so far: From the side. Yes, I will have to fill in the gap at the top, as well. And what it's all for! Me, enjoying the system! I decided to play a little H1Z1 King of the Kill, with a couple of friends. And everything is working great!!! Thanks for tunin' in!
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    Very sorry to hear about this problem ! Do hope the replacement you received was working good? As for the Macro recording question, currently the Software only supports backlight changes, and we are planning to release a SDK before June as well, however focus for this will also be backlight. The macro support on these keyboards is indeed only 'basic'. So if I read your message correctly you would prefer to also have macro scripting in the software? Consider your feedback noted !
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    Progress report I made a template in Photoshop and printed it to the size I need. Then comes the blade work, there are 4 layers of PVC plastic glued together so I can cut each at a time. Then once done will be sanded and then putty filled and sanded again. No CNC. for this part. all old school. One more for the day, Got it all cut out. and routed out the center with a Dremel with a circle tool. Fist time trying this and I think it work well. Thank you for looking. Keeping it going, OK have now Putty filed it, sanded, Primed, and dusted. Then I will start fine sanding it, and then finish off the center detail. And then move on to the next stage. The support arms. Thanks Again for stopping by. Center is just about done. Still working on the arms. Thanks for looking. Hi getting closer to finishing the shape of the Vault. still need to add the Valve parts, and add all the bolts. then on to the painting. So for now till tomorrow night. when I add some more photo's here it is so far. Trust me this was slow work. [/url] Thanks again for stopping by. Next day update, Going to finish the rest of the modeling, before the next post. And then on to the painting. [/url] Thank you stopping by, feed back welcome as always. Cheers, Ken. Hi again Painting is now on. Ill do my best to add pic as I go. The brown is the rust background. will be adding light and dark's to the rust as the blue go's down. as well as the yellow. Thanks again for stopping by. Hi Had a lot of time to play today. but not the time to think about taking pic's for the step by steps. might add some finer details to it later. the plan was to match the texture to the in game texture. But it would just take way longer. and I need time to do the rest of the case. so it was just quicker. to make it look like the Vault. and I think it still works. Thanks for stopping by,
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    That might actually work, as it will absorb the vibrations. And if you are up to it, you could "upgrade" the plexi glass to a thicker version yourself which will resonate less (due to its thickness and strength).
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    When I used cpu fan connector, nothing changed. If less rpm, less noise. My radiator is on top of the chasis. I will move it on the back of the case and will post the results. Good night! :-)
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    Hi Daryl, Did you install the correct standoffs on to your motherboard? You need to install the shorter standoffs in a package labelled LGA 2011 and you don't need to change the back plate for LGA 2011-3, you simply just need to install the correct standoffs then mount the cooler with the X-retention bracket on to the standoffs. Please confirm and let me know if you were able to successfully install the cooler. Thanks!
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    1. If top-mounted, I usually have the water cooler as an exhaust. 2. I usually have it pull, but either way would work fine. 3. If you plug the water block into a motherboard header, your motherboard could control the RPM of the pump. It's likely dependent on your BIOS settings, or for software you can install from the motherboard manufacturer. Every motherboard is a bit different, but I usually like to have pumps on a more constant voltage/RPM and then have the fans adjust speed based on the temperature of the CPU. That said, it sounds like your setup should work.
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    If you want quality CM is the way to go. My mate says the R4 is down on quality Also with that thick door the R4 is very poor in airflow.