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Homegrown Mod Manifesto: How To Build A UV PC

Planning & Preparation Make The Job Go Faster, Continued

Once you reattach the three pin connector back to the cable, all that remains to be done is to use a regular hair dryer to heat shrink the shrink tubing at the cable ends. We suggest that you set the hair dryer on "hot" and allow it to warm up so that it is really hot when you apply it to the shrink tubing.

Here we have the finished product. It looks pretty 'spiffy' once we have the new UV reactive sleeving in place.

We repeated the same process for the cable on the Vantec Aeroflow TMD heatsink, as well, and we achieved the same excellent results. So far you can see that sleeving isn't a very difficult process; it just takes time and patience. However, I would not want to devote a lot of time and effort doing very many sleeves, so I really appreciated that the crew at Frozen CPU did most of this work.

Once we completed the sleeving of both the rear fan and the heatsink, we were then ready to get the DFI motherboard ready for installation. We got the LAN Party NFII Ultra Motherboard ready by first installing the CPU, memory and heatsink before mounting the motherboard to the motherboard tray. Once we had that finished, we then attached the motherboard to the motherboard tray.

Here the motherboard is mounted onto the motherboard tray. We have also installed both the fan in the rear of the case as well as the heatsink. We used some UV reactive wire ties to help with the routing of the cables and to give the sleeving a clean, professional look.

Before we proceeded further, we decided to mount the switch into the drive bay for the UV lighting. As this process is slightly more involved, we will cover this process step by step in the next section.