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I wanted to simplify the look of the motherboard a bit to match the clean design of the case.  For this I used a combination of Wenge and brushed black aluminum.

 

First up is the ram:

 

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I then drew up the motherboard pieces in cad and cut out samples to make sure my measurements were correct:

 

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Then I cut out the real thing is 2mm aluminum.

 

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Then I sanded the edges and attached them to the aluminum pieces.

 

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Meet ikigai (生き甲斐) (pronounced (ikiɡai) a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for being” The word refers to having a meaningful direction or purpose in life, constituting the sense of one’s life b

With the practice over it was time to commence to the real thing.  I chose this piece of wenge because I liked the way the grain flowed and wanted to feature this around the case. I cut each piece wit

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I hate wiring so I wanted to make as easy as possible in this case and try to think ahead.  I made many models of the wiring and mocked it up as much as I could before embarking on the real thing.  The cables that came with the Cooler Master SFX PSU were also really nice so this made it easier although I made most of the cables myself.

 

One of the big cables is the 24pin which turned out to be exactly the right length:

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This design eventually would change but it started like this.  I also wanted to make custom cable combs out of wenge.  This also went through many iterations to find the best solution.  I decided to not use sleeving to keep the cables as small as possible.

 

Started with this:

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then went to this:

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Finally this where I got rid of the single holes and made it one big one:

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More mockup shots. I made about 6 versions of this main panel.  The first versions had the wiring access from the motherboard side but I switched that around to make it make more sense:

 

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One of the later mockups, checking for clearance issues:

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Looking at where the 16 cables for the GPU would need to go:

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Gotta figure out the pump wiring too.  Two cables will go to the PSU for power, two will go to the motherboard for PWM control.

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Its show time. Making the GPU cables first.  First step is to cut a bunch of wires and put atx pins on the ends:

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Lots of pins:

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I made some double cable combs to keep things tidy:

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Trying to get the length right:

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A while later everything looks good.  Fingers crossed that I put things in the right holes:

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Next I routed the CPU power cable and made some more cable combs for it:

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I then put more pins and attached it to the power supply.

 

Next is time to work on the front panel wiring caddy thing.  First thing is to install it:

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And hope that the motherboard 24 pin still works well in it.  Its a bit tight but thats ok:

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Routing wires through the front plat and trying to keep them flat is fun:

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Wiring through the acrylic panel is fun too:

 

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I needed to do both wires on the pump so that was next.  I was nervous abut screwing this up but it turned out ok:

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Sleeved:

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More wiring:

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All buttoned up!

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Now I started routing the GPU power cable.  There is actually an LED strip right under this too:

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Clean floor connection:

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Lastly I wanted to clean up the front of the riser cable.  I made a little plate that would cover the PCB:

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I wanted to make something to hide the PSU a bit and tie this section of the case in with the rest.  I decided on some more Kumiko reminiscent of the design on the fan grill.

 

It will go here:

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I played with some scraps to get a design I liked.  This will also cover the wires entering the PSU:

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I got to cutting, making the pieces slightly thinner than the fan grille pieces so they would fit:

 

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Testing fitment:

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Gluing it together:

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With the main frames done I could start on the Hemp pattern.  I made the pieces thinner still to lighten their weight visually:

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Thats where we are so far.  More to come soon.

 

 

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Its been a long time coming but its finally time to assemble the loop for the final time.  Starting with making the final O-rings for the distro plate:

 

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Cut with a razer and glued together:

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Before attaching the pump, I decided to make some Wenge spacers since the bolts were a little too long:

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Then I attached the inside fan grill to the radiator:

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The clearance was super close on the fittings to the radiator:

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Installed:

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Installed for the final time. I took the cover off to avoid any wet mishaps:

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Close is a theme on this case:

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And installed the rest of the loop just like it was before but making it tight this time

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I wanted to finish up the Kumiko on the PSU side.  I did this the same way as the fan grille.  Only the outside frame has glue, the rest is simply friction fitted in place.

 

Angle guide blocks:

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Getting pieces cut and fit:

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Main pieces all done:

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Now for a small Spruce panel to cover the wires:

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It was late so I mostly used hand tools:

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Fitted:

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A few shots of the progress so far.  The loop is filled but has quite a few bubbles so I'm working on getting those out:

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