The Build and Finished Product
Now comes the joy of adding the hardware to the chassis! Since the shroud was out when I added the front I/O to the chassis, I went ahead and bolted up the triple 120 radiator and fans as well as press fitting the reservoir into the dual bays at the top.
At this point I have the Z68 with my 2600K in the case with the block, tubing, reservoir, and radiator all plumbed and ready for action.
In this build I wanted to show off the SSD mounting on the tray so I used this OCZ I have laying around. On the flip side of it, I didn't have any SATA cables long enough to make the journey from the top left corner of the chassis to the ports on the motherboard either. Something you need to think of when getting the components list together for case accessories.
After a bit of bleeding the loop, I added a dye bomb of red to match the memory installed on the board. I also at this stage went ahead and completed the build. One other thing I noticed too late. The PSU needs to be installed before the ATX motherboard is, once the board is installed the PSU will not fit into the chassis.
If you only have mechanical discs, or need a Raid array, the top left corner is where they will go. Keep in mind not only are you going to need longer SATA cables, you also need to device a good looking way to run power up there too.
On the outside, behind the hard drives, the reason for the removable panel is more obvious now. Removing this small panel will allow for you to swap drives without needing to open the sides of the chassis!
I would have thought that there would be a gasket of some form here to keep the PSU vibrations off the acrylic, but the sheer thickness of this acrylic must be enough. I was able to tighten the screws really well without feeling like I was going to damage the acrylic.
Just though I should step back a bit and show all of the rear of the Q20 in one shot before we move onto the better looking sides of the chassis.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [The Packaging & Hardware]
- Page 4 [The Danger Den Q20 Acrylic Components]
- Page 5 [The Danger Den Q20 Assembly]
- Page 6 [The Danger Den Q20 Assembly - Continued]
- Page 7 [The Build and Finished Product]
- Page 8 [The Build and Finished Product - Continued]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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