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MicroFly/Qpack MODernize

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. h3llb3nd4

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    Ahh... I see
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    The copper rods are on my ASRock mobo (nvidia) When I designed the PS to actually plug into the mobo thare was no need for copper rods or any wiring.

    I will be using the copper rods on the GPUs though but they will be a lot shorter as there is only about 3" or 4" between the GPUs and PS.
    (and trying to stuff 24 wires in such a small area would ruin the whole theme of the build)

    Nicely done tzitzibp...
     
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    Any more pics for us m8?...Shame...i like the copper rods idea on the mobo? Are you going to make heatpipes then?
     
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    I am finishing up the PS, I had to add a 4 pin molex plug to power the GPU plugs on the mobo.

    I got the LCD and Heim joints(to replace the plastic handle)
    [​IMG]

    I think for a piece to connect the HeimJoints I will use a CarbonFiber rod. im off to go look for one right now..
     
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    Cool! Put hydraulics on it!
     
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    Man, looking good MK! I was thinking for the longest time to have a 19" monitor that swung out of the side panel on my cosmos! But, that was something I just didn't go with.. Now, after seeing that.. Might do another mod..If this one ever gets done for me!

    :respect:
     
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    LOL, I know the feeling.. I really need to focus and finish this up.

    I am hoping to get the hot swap Hdds and DVd mounted tomorrow
     
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    Sounds good man. Sounds good! On the things that's going to be done tomorrow! It's hard to finish when there is so many things you can do! Then you just gotta build a new mod just to throw those in there!
     
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    Unbelievable man, very inspiring mod! Can't wait to see all the progress after this weekend:D

    PS: That mobo really does look stunning with the CF!
     
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    Looks good MK. Still can't wait to see the final product.
     
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    I have come up with a bunch of things to add to the Tribute case...I cant wait to add them.
    Glad you stopped by. Il try to get some more picts this afternoon...
    LOL, me too.. I am kind of excited on this one because its the first mod where I wanted a fancy finish on...Usually I just throw a coat of paint or 2 on them as I usually take the comp apart within a day or so of completion. This one is too cool so will stay together.

    EDIT:
    I just made the mockup of the CPU cooler bracket...looks pretty cool.
    [​IMG]
    It allows me to slide the cooler to help with clearance of the GPU and front of the case. The screws i am using are just temp, I will be using something a bit nicer after.

    I like the look of the copper tubes exposed (originally there was an alum block with pins). I am curious to see if the temps go up/down...
     
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    I have to admit I 've never seen a slide-in bracket before. Looks fantastic, man!:rockout:

    btw, I was thinking.... are you going to put a cover on the power plugs of the mobo?
     
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    Thats a cool idea. Later on tomorrow I am gonna make some CF panels (to replace the CPU bracket) and Il make a few smaller ones to cover the mobos plugs.
    Thanks Tzi:respect:
     
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    Glad to help......:toast:
     
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    I spent most of the day mounting the Hotswap Hdds and DVD...Honestly it was a bit hard as I had to cut the CF and if I screwed up there is no way to patch it without looking ugly.:eek:

    This is for you DaMulta....:respect:(for the hot swap idea)

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I was gonna make the Hdds face the rear (instead of the left side) but this way I dont have to turn the sata cables 90deg. Because of their location I only needed three 6" sata cables...
     
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    WOW:eek:

    How much are you selling this baby for??
     
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    I think he said he was keeping it.
     
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    speechless. CF really looks kickass
     
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    Yep, definitely keeping it..Doing prototype work is VERY labor intensive so the cost would be nutts...

    However I am trying to work out a way to make them affordable...(lol, not that easy)

    Thanks Odin


    EDIT: OK this is my favorite part. I did this for my Tri SLI Nvision mod but didnt get to show it there and I have been waiting for a good time to show it...

    [​IMG]
    How is that for a clean way to wire GPUs:rockout:
     
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  20. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    here is a closer look
    [​IMG]

    And to explain further those are 8ga copper rods which are capable of handling 70A each in free air (as opposed to being with other wires inside a tube where airflow isant allowed)
     
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    That's some crazy, sweet looking, mod! Man, that so... I'm Lost.. I'm really thinking of doing somethign like that now!
     
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    Thx CS, its a bit tricky soldering the 6 ends onto the rod in the exact right place.. But if you get it its pretty damn nice...

    The cool thing is fancy smancy tools arent required, just a soldering iron, Plumbers tourch and some solder...

    And like Tzi mentioned I will be making a small CF cover for the end as well as the clear shrink tubing to insulate the rods...
     
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    just out of interest, how much $ do you pay for that copper?
     
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    its like .40- .80cents a foot... (practically nothing) I get it at Homedepot in the wiring dept most electricians use it for home grounding...

    Just noticed your in NewZeland...Probably not a lot of HomeDepots.... Basically any hardware/home improvement store should carry it...
     
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