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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by l3p, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. radrok

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    I love that Corsair is sponsoring you, Force GTs are among the best sata SSDs one can buy right now and the red color is perfect for this build.
    Can't wait to see the copperblock , really man big heads up this rocks :)
     
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    i know dude, corsair rocks:rockout::rockout:
    i love this build, can't wait to see that custom block for the mars
    and offcourse the final pics!
     
  4. l3p

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    Thanks guys!
     
  5. l3p

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    Ok ..this is the first and the last time I'm modding a case with 5mm thick walls and a 3mm thick panel :D

    First a double layer of painters tape.

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    Then re-locating the spot.

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    And double check it.

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    Also tightening it very well so I can mark it without moving.

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    And a triple check.

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    Drilling the holes was easy :)

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    Also taped the jigsaw and got my MNPC glasses.
    (Without glasses it always takes me 1 minute to get something in my eyes :p )

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    All under it.

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    Done sawing.

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    The fitting :/

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    Extra protection for the edges.

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    Polishing the round edges.

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    Now the straight pieces.
    I always use the file skewed, this way you have more surface and you will get it much more straight.

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    3 hours of filing further (yes three!) it finally fits with some power.

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    Need to file the points there where the pressure is too high.

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    Finishing it with a small fine file.

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    And getting the old knife back to remove the small curls.
    Can't do it with a file since it will have skewed edges again

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    You can see the difference before and after the knife.

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    Painting the edges again with matt black paint.

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    Window in and use rubber glue.
    After that remove the remnants again. (Was a kind of a mess)

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    But don't worry. Removing the tape on the other side for the first results.

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    And a quick test :)

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    Tomorrow will fill up some minuscule edges with glue. Am tired of it now :)
    Must say I'm very satisfied..

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    Till next week :eek:)
     
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    holy shit man!!! that is amazing!! I love that case. :)
     
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    Gorgeous case and build man, u really pulled it off :rockout:
     
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  8. [H]@RD5TUFF

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    Amazing work as always!
     
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  9. PopcornMachine

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    Spent most of the evening going through this whole thread.

    Breathtaking stuff. Don't know how I missed it before, but glad I will get to see the finish.
     
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  10. l3p

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    This time maybe a bit boring update.
    Changing, (not)fitting, measuring and some cable management.
    (Sorry, no block update yet :) )


    First change the quad kit.

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    With 5 previous kits on other builds it was easy to remove the plates for the red fin fixation.
    With 3 out of 4 it was impossible somehow.
    Even with a hammer there were 2 sticks I couldn't replace.

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    Did see some horror pictures of removed heatsinks with the ram still on it so didn't want to do that either.
    Also had another problem cause of hammering on it with 1 stick.

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    Then carefully drill it by hand.

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    And the tap by hand.

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    Got it fixed one hour later :)

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    2 red leds soldered and sleeved for the powerbutton.

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    Disabled the blue smd leds.

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    Wanted to test this together with the hardware that didn't run for a single minute yet.
    (Incl. the hammered Ram and lapped Cpu)

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    Joy!
    Ok... off ... fast ... no water in the cpu block yet :)

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    Next small problem...
    I measured everything at the start...that was for Matrix cards, the Mars is a little longer.

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    Sawing again.

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    Discovering all kinds of convenient stuff in the yacht building industry.
    Saw this last week, primer for all kinds of self adhesive stuff like ledstrips
    They hang complete ceilings with Velcro with it.

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    Worth a try on the last radiator.

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    Did the corners with 3M Velcro, the edges with isolationtape.

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    Believe it or not ... It works to good .. Can't get it off with my bare hands :p

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    Had to file the fan on the back radiator after measuring with 7 different kinds of BP fittings to make the angle I wanted.

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    Still 2 prints to hide..

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    And the mess on the kitchen table again.

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    Not easy to hide 3 x 8 pin + 24 pin without a 'double bottom'.
    Also sleeved the 2 sata cables.

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    Cover on top .. Till later this week :)

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  11. THE_EGG

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    is just me or do I see a little damage on your MARS II ? :eek: TBH I wouldn't worry about it tho, but you are the ultimate modder so yeh...BTW nice work on the waterblock on the RAM, it looks really slick with the small fins on each end :)
     
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  12. l3p

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    Don't worry it's just some sort of sticker that's between the backplate and original aircooler.
    Won't be needed soon cause there will be a new backplate :)
     
  13. THE_EGG

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    I had a feeling nothing could be wrong. YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE MODDER! :D
     
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    That looks so much nicer w/ the window cut into the top.
    Excellent work once again!
     
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    Absolutely insane!
     
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  16. l3p

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    Still no news about the copper-block :/
    My friend Quepee has been sick quite some days, so he has a lot to catch up at work.
    He's all better now so hopefully soon good news!

    All I got for you guys is a design for the engraving.

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    And the backplate came back from the anodiser :)

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    These few weeks did give me some time to prepare my next build already :)
    (First info and hardware pictures on site, buildlog will follow)

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  17. THE_EGG

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    ANOTHER new build?!!!! You can ship the old one to me if you don't need it :p Looking forward to seeing the block. :)
     
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  18. [H]@RD5TUFF

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    Jebus you are the man! You always do the best work!
     
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  19. l3p

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    Apparently my friend Quepee has some trouble finding the right piece of copper for the MarsII block. So me and an other guy started looking for it too, but till now no success yet.

    It need to be 155x300x15,5 mm (Copper Cu-ETP?)
    If anyone has some tips? Please! :)


    And here a 'small' update.

    I want to try this DP to VGA converter to use the touchscreen.

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    I already adjusted the bracket once but I'll have to do it again because the MarsII is 6cm longer then the Matrix card. Also want to mount the Pump controller print on top of it.

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    Measuring.

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    Dremeling.

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    Filing.

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    Drilling some holes.

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    Seems to fit.

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    So painting it again.

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    Will be quite some cable management.

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    Also need to do the lighting before I start with the watercooling loop cause of all the wires.

    Going to use this controller instead.
    It's a Touch remote with RF, so don't have to place any IR eyes :)
    Ik ga dus deze controller gebruiken ipv de vorige.
    (Will also be used in my next project)

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    Glad I still had an old black floppy cable.

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    Nice afternoon soldering with my daughter.

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    She told me to test it before cutting it in pieces.

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    Glad I did, found a break :)!

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    Can cut that out now.

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    Epoxy layer is easy to remove with a knife.

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    Hmm my gas-soldering iron is too hot for this.

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    So got an other one a few days later.

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    Getting too much work on my neck :)

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    Almost done.

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    Used some 4-pin PWM plugs to easy-connect it all.

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    And some tests.

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    Lets do the bottom too. First had to remove some stickers and old glue.

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    And done.

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    Some connectors for the bottom.

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    And testing again.

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    My 'simple' compact camera doesn't show what I see so tried to film it instead :)

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    Till the next update!
     
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    Man how do you find the time? With the kids too?! Keep it up!
     
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    Amazing stuff!
     
  22. l3p

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    Just use EVERY spare hour you've got :p
    (After the family time off course)

    Thanks man!
     
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    The 'rough' 6kg copper part should be here any moment! :)

    I did have some time to post the nice Battle Dragon Gaming Bag I got from Tt esports for this build at lans. At home I will probably use this Keysonic RF board (HTPC)



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    Color of mouse and keyboard is adjustable. Fan is removable :p


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    Thanks a very lot Tt esports for offering this incredible bag!

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    I can't handle all this awesomenessss%55!1!!!1 *hyperventilates and passes out*
     
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    Awesomme!!! finally had the time and patience for the whole page to load :D


    its full of awesomess!
     
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