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[Project Log] Xilence Interceptor Pro "Spider Spirit"

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  1. d1nky

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    wow your first mod?! tbh I don't read mod logs, I get a story from the pics.

    you represent the hardware well, great quality pics and from the trademark/watermarks I thought you were sponsored fully.

    ill definitely be keeping an eye out for future mods you do!
     
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    I specially bought a new camera (Canon 600D) to take great pics. I want to represent the hardware as well as possible (trademarks/watermarks) hoping to convince sponsors for the next mod(s). And my job as a cook accustomed me to properly present the products.

    You can also follow on FB: https://www.facebook.com/spiderspirit1
    Like this one:

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  3. babouk100

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    A case which has already served needs a good cleaning:

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    But first, we will remove the superfluous which will not help in the mod.

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    Some shots drill and...

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    And now, SHOWER !!!

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    It's good to be clean ...

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    And as always, there is a voyeur

    "He really do weird stuff"
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  4. babouk100

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    Work officially began this afternoon. While waiting packages "delayed", I can work on top of the box.

    In this compartment, take up the 3 radiators (1x480 + 2x360), but before you can install it, make a little space.

    When I put the radiator support for 360, it is hindered by the cage 3.5 "which will be placed on Rheobus BitFenix ​​Recon.

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    Fortunately, this Rheobus not take up much space in depth so I can remove some of this support.
    So I de-riveted the block in order to make a cut. Mr Zam heard much gave me a helping hand ...

    "and most importantly, we must follow the line"
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    Now, you have to enter the base of support. And again, the base is wider than the slot

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    Hop and the support in the vise. Mr Zam is really strong!

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    The two tabs were cut on one side, and a little shortcut to the other side

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    And here it fits ...

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    But the rad exceed too much on the outside. So for the next work, it will cut a bit in the box to properly calibrate everything.
    Meanwhile, some rivets to replace the cage of the Recon.

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    Following tomorrow ...
     
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    Today, I continue my work on the top of the case.

    I began quietly, Mr Zam has not yet recovered from its day of DIY eve ...

    I fixed (temporary) supports with 360 rad

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    And the 480 rad

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    It just fit, but it fits. The calculations made ​​during the development phase of the mod is good. Reassuring for the future.

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    Now fix some fans to see if the measure is good

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    And it fits...

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    Need to cut the door for the fans' airflow

    " Need help ?"
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    "Aïe Aïe, it burns !!"
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    One done, one left

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    Cleaning the cuts and...

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    Let's try with the 3 rads

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    The two 360 rads tend to lean inward. I will arrange it later, I will set up a "hold" between them.

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    "It's just ... a little tight ...
    My head does not pass"
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    On the base

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    "the joys of DIY"
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    To be continued...


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    Arrival this morning:

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    A suivre...
     
  6. d1nky

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    great work!

    the ''mr zam'' and quotes are hilarious, you've got something really unique and funny!
     
  7. babouk100

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    Thank you. I try to put some life in this pics. Only pics of the work is good, but better with some fun
     
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    backplates...

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    A little later

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    See if it fits well ... it's all good.

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    Let's go for the PSU cover.

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    "I'm here. Super hideout this PSU cover"
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    Admire the work of Mr Zam. I must admit that he is really strong.

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    To be continued...
     
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    Nice Build m8, brings up memories ......
    i would try to rebuild the bottomplate, make a 90° bend with standoffs for the side cover, to get rid of all the rivets and the little overlap...... (my opinion)
     
  11. babouk100

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    I did a test (without fixing and without sticking vinyl) to choose between the two pieces stick or riveting, but I preferred the rough and angular appearance that best fits this case.
    It's my first mod, and all ideas are welcome for the next one.
     
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    just sneak through the Project Logs there are plently of great ideas and great work....
     
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    Let's go for the MB support
    Mr Zam and "Babouk Team" will help me.

    marking the locations of the screws

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    cutting the vinyl sheet

    "I cut the sheet of vinyl larger than the area to be covered . Fortunately the Babouk Team is here to help me carry"
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    "I can cut, huh ?? I can cut ??"
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    Oups, too hot here !!!

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    Once done, we get:

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    Cutting openings

    for squares and rectangles
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    For round and oval

    "It's simple, right ?!? You do not want a drawing more still?"
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    "An oval, the cut lines.
    You cut and that's it.
    You want a caramel more ...
    What a joke"
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    And finally gets ...

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    "Hop hop, MB is in place. Thank you to who?"
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    "to put the rubber, it will Sort this... fend for himself" - "Well, Team, grilled flies, anyone"
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    To be continued....
     
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  14. babouk100

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    Today, following the DIY on the case.

    To begin with, Mr Zam cut the side door to host a plexi glass:

    "A little masking tape before you start cutting"
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    ""Can I cut ??"
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    Later...

    "Finished, who's the strongest"
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    Following exercise laying mesh grilles on the top of the box.
    To fix the grid, I use a glue paste fixation with synthetic rubber fast setting.
    So put a good layer to make sure it fits well.

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    "Not as pretty as my spiderweb"
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    Once the two grids glued, it will have the hide glue because white does not go at all.
    A fresh coat of paint is the trick. It will require a second layer.

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    "He he, I see you"
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    Meanwhile (yesterday and today), some work with vinyl were made​​:

    The right door, a true head for well ask the vinyl because of bumps and angles at the bulged portion.
    So there were a few kinks vinyl. I'll do better next time (or at least I will only take only boxes with flat door)

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    And the top.

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    Then I handed the MB stand in his place, and the top to see:

    Tomorrow, it will put the vinyl on the door ...

    "Hooo, it's high"
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    "but the view is beautiful..."
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    "I AM NOT A NUMBER, I AM A FREE MAN!"
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    To be continued...
     
  16. d1nky

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    that's pretty damn good, shame about some of the edges creasing but still looks great!

    youre to be one of my favourite modders if you pull this off, and well hopefully ill be modding again soon!
     
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    For a first mod and my first sticking vinyl, I am satisfied with the result, although I am disappointed by the small errors sticking vinyl. At least it is encouraging to make a second mod with Mr Zam (or another....)
     
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    This morning relaxation. I want to take some of my vacation.
    But this afternoon, return to the mod. Few shopping to find plexi for glazing the left side door.
    First disappointment: no 3mm plexi stock in both DIY stores near my home. Okay, I took 5mm.

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    But why take a leaf 1mx0, 5m for an area of ​​0.5 mx0, 5m max?
    Already because no sheet 0,5 x0, 5m and also because I have an idea of make complex for the first time.
    So far provide a bit more.

    I trace the contour of the hole of the door

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    Then a second slightly larger

    "Are you sure of what you do"
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    "Cool the machine precision. But!!! This is not a true Dremell"
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    Go, first cut, slow speed and ..... it is not easy to properly cut the plexi.
    The result is not great.

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    Desperate times to large ways

    But this time equipped with a smooth diamond blade (to cut the tiles).

    The result is stunning. You can see the difference between the pseudo-Dremell and grinder / diamond.

    "The cut is really cleaner. Very well diamond blade"
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    Once the round is complete, I attack the bevel. Not easy, freehand, work on plexi with an angle.
    And VLAN! it went wrong! the wrong side. The plexi is fuc*** up, I can not put it on the door, this error is too visible.

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    I do not lose courage, but with the other plexi, I'll go easier.
    I "released" the bulge and I cut a large square covering the surface, which will be at the right level.

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    The diamond cutting disc is fast and clear. A few strokes of the file to clean the edges and a little test to see what it looks like

    "And now?
    We fix the window?
    How?
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    Then laying the vinyl (we will pass details) and bonding of the glass.
    I am preparing my surfaces by cleaning the door, I removed the protective film from the plexi (side that will be glued) and I still have a clean shot glass.
    I have then glue on the four sides of the door, I put the plexi and I press hard. I use clamps to hold the pressure.
    Heavy objects can also do the trick.

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    Let's see...

    "WAHOUUU !! too strong. Now we can see in the box"
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    To be continued...
     
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    First post rewritten

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    Another day DIY but this time it is mostly details.

    This morning, I also spent the vinyl top of the case and the feet (I had completely forgotten). No need photos, now you know how we put vinyl (and the battery was charging).


    The "Power" button of origin has nothing original, and requires an update.
    The original panel (where the power button, reset, USB ports, headphone, microphone are) has the advantage of having two almost identical locations because the tower provides two independent board configurations.

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    I will use the top slot to put the new "Power". But first, a little soldering to connect the button, and of course a small sleeving is required.

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    A piece of aluminum to the right size, a nice round hole to put the button and see what it looks like:

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    Why stop there, a few more cuts and probes temp of cooling system will not be in front as expected but ...

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    A shot of vinyl and assembling all the pieces of the case.

    Now the photos (screens probes will be completely fitted when installing the circuit).

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    "AHH! You're there. I was looking for you everywhere. But !?! You finished the box!!!"
    "I'll have a look inside to see if it is well laid"
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    "The view is beautiful. And most importantly, where I hide myself easily"
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    "Why he looks at me like that? I'm not a kibble..."
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    I therefore consider the case to be finished. Of course there are a few details to fix.
    It remains only to install the configuration and watercooling.

    To be continued ...
     
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    Today, I finally received the so expected packages .


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    Monsoon fittings

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    1 of the 2 Alphacool Cape Fuzion Core 10

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    HIS HD7970 IceQ-X² Ghz Ed.

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    Triple XXX (the fourth is in the case that I use for now)

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    cant wait to see this finished!
     
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    Finally I can continue and finish this mod in the next few days...

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    2X8 pins are to large

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    However, according to the site Swiftech, the IceQ X ²-Ghz are compatible with this waterblock

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    DIY session

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    It remains only to smooth out imperfections and fix everything.

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    I installed the CPU waterblock, but what bothers me with mounting for socket 2011, the screw thread is apparent and it is frankly not pretty.

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    So I have this little thing that will change everything

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    But what is this thing?

    I introduce you Flora, the girlfriend of Mr Zam

    "a hat perhaps? You put it like that. It's pretty"
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    "Or like that ?"
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    It remains only to replace the original screws with fine screw M4 without forgetting the screw pitches

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    And then screw the "hats"

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    It's more attractive.
     
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    The small changes to the screw CPU waterblock:
    - Addition of heat shrink onto the thread

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    Then I made a leakproofness of the shell test. Why so?
    Just because the tank, scheduled for 2 pumps is equipped with only a single "Pump Blocker".
    This is the piece that blocks a tank location. But I need 2 "Pump Blockers" to use my pumps as expected (both pumps not fixed on the tank)

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    So I made a new "pump blocker" with plexi. I glued two pieces of 5mm and machined to the desired shape and thus block the second location.
    But of course, check if the tightness of the new part is good with a test.
    So connecting the side of "modified" to a pump, fill with distilled water and start .

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    We can see in the following pictures the original "blocker" and DIY. Unfortunately, traces of glue between the two sides are clearly visible. A fresh coat of paint will be required.

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    You have probably noticed that the locking system is slightly concave, and it is because the new piece is thicker than the original. The advantage is that at least I'm sure it push well on the seal .

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    After 2 hours of test, no leak detected.
     
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    Today I started the implementation of some components.
    For this step of the mod, I prefer to take my time so as not to make silly things, like fixing a component and realize after it is misplaced, ill-fitting ...

    Especially since some changes have occurred compared to the basic model of the project: adding a power supply, place of pumps, additional SSD (4 instead of 2), addition of 2 graphics cards ...

    Reminder of the initial project:

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    So this day was devoted mainly to the adjustment to find the right place for each item.


    Start with pumps and two additional tanks.

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    We must position the tanks to prevent them block outputs of the pumps.

    After some screwing, unscrewing, rotations ... the correct position is found.

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    Then I place the main tank and support for various switches.

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    Then I set the rads

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    The hold (too long) between 360 rads will be removed. The connecting pipe between the two rads will maintain the gap.


    After mounting the rads, I realized that I had forgotten to make a passage for the pipe between the top and the tank => to do

    I continued to fix (temporarily) other elements to have a more concrete idea of the result.


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    +16 kilos compared to the empty box. And it is not finished.
     

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