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[Build Log] - Old School TJ07

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17 hours ago, mouacyk said:

Can't wait to see the transformation. I've been going sff for primary desktop, but I do have a server to overhaul someday.


I can't wait either- I still need to buy the hardware & the watercooling stuff. Trying to be sensible and wait until black friday, see if there's anything good on offer. Still waiting to see what the Heatkiller IV for the 3080 looks like. -And there's no chance of getting a 3080 anytime soon - and I'm waiting for the 6800 benchmarks! All this waiting is killing me hah :)


I've built a couple of PCs in the Silverstone SG05 for people. Love that case. It looks hilariously small next to the TJ07! I had a photo  of them somewhere but I can't find it....


Get that server build log going :)


16 hours ago, Bastiaan_NL said:

That's a neat way to hide that PCB, looks clean!

Did you manage to get the pins out of the connector?


Cheers! I've seen it done on a few TJ07 buildlogs so I had to give it a go. Haven't tried getting the pins out yet, but thanks for the advice, I'll give it a go soon

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@Bastiaan_NL No luck with the PCB de-pinning. I can lift the white tab but it refuses to come out :( I'm not sure what's stopping it but I cant see how its connected to the PCB. Might be soldered onto the pin? Either way I think ill have to either de-solder the connector off the PCB or cut and solder the cables. Bugger! Any suggestions?

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That's a bugger indeed... 

After a good search I think I found why, the pins are soldered directly to the pcb with the plastic "connector" only as a cover and spacer. To remove them you'll have to unsolder the whole connector from the pcb. 


[Search for J.S.T. SJN connector for what seems to be almost the same connector]

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hi everyone, small update! 



I've remade the PCB cables by cutting them off completely and soldering new lengths then sleeved the lot as one cable. Lots of extra length on the cables so I can cut them to the right length when I know the measurements.




Next up, a quick recap- I'm building a mount for all this Aquacomputer stuff to stop the spaghetti mayhem. 




This was the design. I've bought a piece of 3mm  aluminium cut to fit 5.25" bays, and some of this mounting hardware.





Blu-tack'd the bits to the plate and drew some drilling marks. Be warned this is not going to be pretty. (I have a second piece for the final version of this when I know everything I'll need on it). 




Test fit, looks pretty good.




Drilled the holes.




Hardware mounted! I've had to find some standoffs and tiny M3 nuts and bolts to be able to mount all this lot. I took a chance on these nylon ones, turns out they're actually amazing quality, would recommend!






Had to drill and hacksaw some cable routing holes. I plan to run some P-clips on the back to manage the cables.




Luckily the case has some handy routing holes that will make everything easier!




Looking pretty good! Much better than the spaghetti madness. Apart from the fans, this is everything I need to have plugged in!  I need to make custom length cables  for the when I know how long they need to be. 


That's all for now.... I wanted to be buying the hardware this weekend but we all know it's impossible to get a hold of at the moment, so the waiting continues! 






^ ignore these two photos, they refuse to be deleted & I don't know why 😕

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17 hours ago, Diffident said:

I like the idea of the mounting plate for the splitty's.. I'll have to steal that....but those holes...😬


Hahah fear not, I have a duplicate piece of aluminium and a new set of hole cutting drill bits- version 2 will be much more professional 😃

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