November 8th, 2011

Case Modding with AquaTuning and Phobya

Casemod Accessories

Let’s take a look at what we’ll be replacing with.

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The 8-pin CPU cable will be replaced with a nice, UV blue, Phobya 8-pin extension cable.

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The finish is tight, and the black connector fits most colour themes best.

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Ah the sweetness of split-cables.. One of the cables is labeled with a white sticker, this one can be monitored through BIOS fan control.

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This one here is an UV blue Phobya 3-pin to 4x 3-pin fan split-cable, roughly 60cm long.

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A perfect replacement for the rainbow cable. They’re single-sleeved black cables ending in black connectors, just how I like it.

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This 30cm 24-Pin ATX12V 2.0, EPS, WTX and ATX-GES power connector compatible extension cable is perfect if you are having problems with cable management. Be it that the original cable is too short, typically due to inverted system builds, big towers and the like.

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The replacement fan. A Phobya (you didn’t see that one coming) Nano-G 14 Silent Waterproof 1000rpm S7 fan. So wait, let’s break that down. It’s a 14cm fan, it’s silent and waterproof? Well, the first two are easily tested and I’ll get back to you on the extra functionality of this fan.

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Phobya supplies an extra 7V-cable with this fan, which eliminates part of the reason to use a fan controller.

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Swoosh!

Phobya’s cable sleeving kit

If this is your first time, then welcome to the club; I’ve never sleeved before. I bet it’s going to be fun, so stick with me.

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AquaTuning supplied the Phobya Sleeve Kit and two meter of 3mm blue sleeving.

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Let’s examine this kit first. There are four supplied tools, to make sure we can unmount any typical cable from it’s connector.

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The auxillary extractor is used to sleeve the casing cables, like the ones that go from the power button to the motherboard.

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The floppy and fan-extractor does what it says. It extracts cables from the connectors of floppy’s and, more importantly, fans.

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The universal Molex extractor isn’t a big surprise either, but a very useful tool for getting the cables out of Molex-connectors.

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The ATX-extractor has two pins. It’s used to extract the cables out of the 4-, 8- and 24-pins cables.

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