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CypriUm - The Ultimate Water Loop Case

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  1. masbuskado

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    In Greek the metal was known by the name chalkos (χαλκός). Copper was a very important resource for the Romans, Greeks and other ancient peoples. In Roman times, it became known as aes Cyprium (aes being the generic Latin term for copper alloys such as bronze and other metals, and Cyprium because so much of it was mined in Cyprus). From this, the phrase was simplified to cuprum, hence the English copper. Copper was associated with the goddess Aphrodite/Venus in mythology and alchemy, owing to its lustrous beauty, its ancient use in producing mirrors, and its association with Cyprus, which was sacred to the goddess. In astrology, alchemy the seven heavenly bodies known to the ancients were associated with seven metals also known in antiquity, and Venus was assigned to copper.

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    This project was an entry for the OCN Case Mod Comp '09 but I get disqualified today (June 30, 2009) for posting some ramdom pictures on my site and some videos on youtube but anyway I learn a lot! So I don't have to keep this project in the shadows anymore...!!!

    Enjoy it!

    The Plan (December 01, 2008)

    Build the ultimate and most innovative Water Cooling system ever seen.
    Over time I have seen all the components of a computer change periodically, since the introduction of the water cooling system has been poorly updated. So I decided to create my own Water Cooling System "CypriUm - The Ultimate Water Loop Case".

    I'll use the same measures as a Full ATX Case and I'll follow the Water Cooling traditional parameters, using 1/2" copper pipes, radiator, reservoir, water blocks (CPU and GPU) and hoses, the difference will be the integration of these components with the design of the case.

    Things that I want to accomplish:
    - Custom Made Reservoir (Not like the Original Plan but better)
    - Custom Water Loop (Done)
    - Less Tubing – More AirFlow (Done)
    - Less Cable (Done)
    - Unique Shape (Done)

    Sub-Mods
    #1 PSU - Mod (Done)
    #2 Graphic Card Mod (Done)
    #3 SATA Sleeving (Done)
    #4 120mm Case Fan Mod (Done)
    #5 Custom Power Button (Done)

    Cu = Copper = CypriUm

    The Materials

    - 1/2" Copper Pipe (20+ feet)
    - 1/2" Copper Ts (34)
    - 1/2" 45° Copper Elbow (20)
    - 1/2" 90° Copper Elbow (25)
    - 1/2" Acrylyc Tube (3')
    - 1/2" Fittings (6)
    - Double 120mm Radiator (1)
    - Pump (1)
    - CPU and GPU Water Block
    - 6' of Hose
    - Acrylic Sheet 30"x28 (2)
    - Pipe Cutter
    - Bernzomatic Propane
    - Bernzomatic Welding Rods
    - Clear Epoxy
    - Fiberglass Resin and Hardener
    - 140mm Case Fan (1)
    - 120mm Case Fan (3)
    - Bright Orange LEDs (16)
    - Hex Mesh (2)
    - Pennies (2)

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    The Beginning (Feb 14, 2009)

    After cutting all the pipes to the required measures, I decided to do an assembly test to see how the final product would look like.

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    subscribed because your Air Supreme EvO and Xicle were sick mods man!

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    You'll see!!! :D
     
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    I have a very big feeling that this will be awesome. Subscribed :rockout:
     
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    I want to see it that turns out like the xicle rig of yours :) awesome i mean!
     
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    Warp!!! (May 02, 2009)

    After two long months stuck in the laboratory developing this project, my site, my shop, my forum, the case modding magazine and other projects such as Orion Pax and C5C, I decided to come back and finish this project.

    First: Build the Water Loop!

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    Second: Build the Rad into the Loop!

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    First Look of the Ultimate Water Loop Case!
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    Awesome!

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    I cant decide whether thats genius or madness. :)
     
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    Upgrading the Water Loop Pipes!!! (June 2009)

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    Well you beat me to it.... I've been thinking of taking the plunge to an i7 setup and if I did I was going to convert my copper computer so that the structural tubing routed the fluid. Just in case you haven't (I'm sure you have but there's no evidence in the pics so far), make sure to solder all your connections!! Home Depot has 1/2" copper fittings that have a solder ring built into them, it makes soldering so much easier.
     
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    Sub-Project #2: Modding the Video Card

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    Sub-Project #3: SATA Sleeving Card

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    Wow. Very nice work
     
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    Very nice. Always wanted to do a copper water loop. I've just been to lazy to try.
     
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    Sub-Project #5: Custom Power Button

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    Sanding the Copper!

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    Intake & Exhaust! (June 2009)

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    The Lighting!!! (June 2009)

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    CypriUm - The Ultimate Water Loop Case v2.0

    As you all may know by now the color scheme for this project is Copper, Orange and Black!

    I didn't like the first look so I decided to add some movement to the original design so here are the pics, this project is almost over next post will be the Final Pics... Enjoy it!!!

    From Clear Acrylic to Reflecting Mirror

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    Use steel wool to get the pipes to shine, much easier than using sandpaper. Also, you might want to put a clear coat after making it all shiny; otherwise, expect to have to polish it up again in a few months. Even being inside, it will start to oxidize and become a bit dull in apperance.
     
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