[The Duality] [Dual System, Godavari & Skylake in a Frozen-Q Apex mATX]

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    So I just put in a big order at MNPCTech stay tuned! :D

    two vandal switches in black along
    with 2-pin connectors and one switch plate in black

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    12x24 round modders mesh

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    Black pop rivets for the case

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    PC Chassis pop rivet tool

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    2* 12x12 red colored acrylic sheets

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    6/32 – ¼ red anodized screws
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    2 white 12 inch LED strip and one red 12 inch LED strip

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    The ATX pin removal tool

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    So this is what a Case Labs XL-ATX motherboard tray looks ready to be mounted to another case and transformed into ITX :) One more of these to come possibly!

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    The top has a tab with a spot for two rivets initially, but I had to chop that down. Along with this, I brought the whole bottom of the tray and expansion slots up to the last expansion slots height. This, technically puts me at 214mm. Once I'm done the second one, this case will be dual ITX with both a removable tray. I'm keeping the trays up to the size of the CPU cutout on these trays for cable management. I'm also still debating of the orientation of both of these. I have the choice between both regular, both reverse or one of both and have windowed side panels on both sides.

    The trays them selves are done, just a tiny bit of sanding left and the paint will come later on. The turquoise paint was only put on for drawing purposes :)

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    The P400 is great case, at some point I'll have to mod one.
     
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    You should eventually mod one!
     
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    Alright guys, I need help deciding what layout I'll be using. I have my mind set on one, but I want to know what you guys think!

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    With the second ITX tray done, I've decided on this layout!

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    Finished building the rear panel :)

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    Figured you guys would be interested in a bigger update! 5 hours of work = a new rear I/O panel. Only a small detail left, bonus points to who ever finds it! Also a bonus of my helper, she sunbathes more than anything though.

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    So I started working on the front of the case, behind the P400's front panel. The front of this case will be turned into exhaust. A spot for both 140mm and 120mm fans for the top and bottom of the case. This is part one of the bracket I will be creating for the PSU and power splitter. The PSU mount I'm using is from a Bitfenix Prodigy M. The aluminium sheet came from one of the Case Labs trays I butchered. No sense in wasting that high quality aluminium! :)

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    Only fools don't change their minds! Changed the power splitter orientation along with salvaging more Case Labs trays!

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    I love this ruler, every modder seriously needs one!

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    And done! :) Only the mounting holes for the whole thing to the front panel and a better spacer for between the PSU and Power Splitter mounting plate!

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    Definitely watching this.

    I'll be building a dual system in a Phantek Ethnoo miniXL case.

    Haven't found much on the interwbs so I'll be documenting it too. :)

    I do have a Q re the power splitter though - according to the specs it's overall combined output (GPU excluded) is about 425W which seems quite low.... ?
     
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    425W for two CPUs is much more than enough. You could run two highly overclocked FX processors which are power hungry monsters.
     
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    So I'm back from a week of vacation visiting my family :)

    While home, I was talking to my father about my current mod and he said he found a few years ago, 4 lengths of aluminium square tubing that if I could use them, I could have them. Ends up, I brought around 448"++ of square tubing (Yes, that's almost 40 feet) of thick square tubing. I had to cut them in around 32"+ lenghts to be able to bring them in the car. These should help me quite a bit in my build!

    I might be able to make more progress this week, I've spent quite a bit drawing out the front panels cuts this afternoon, so that's what you should be seeing next :)

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    Do another mod - get a bigger car. :)

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    If the Utes is what Google Images is showing me, an equivalent of the El Camino, you have the same taste in car as I do! :p

    The El Camino is one of my favorite all time cars!
     
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    So, this is a huge tease of what's to come, I still have TONS to do, but the layout is visible. So will be everything. This will be the cable management of a life time but I've got a very good idea on how to manage it :)

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