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project M8 (CaseLabs M8 workstation build)

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  1. p0Pe New Member

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    Anyone here:D ?

    Another update :O

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    Parts as they looked pulled from the printer!

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    Again,

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    And as they look with the support material. You can partly see a little "easter egg" I made here:p

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    After getting the worst support material off, it looks like this

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    And this:p

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    And this xD The more support material I can "break" off, the less the acid have to melt away.
    And yeah, I really need to cut my nails!

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    A little size comparison versus a hand that I found lying around.

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    And then drop it into the acid bath! Looks tasty right? It aint, and it DON'T smell good lol... Like getting a hedgehog shoved up your nose.

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    Now lets fast forward 15 hours, and the part is ready to take out!

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    Clean as a whistle:)

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    Pics of the finished part. You wont really see the "Made by pope" inthere, but I thought it was a fun little thing to do, even tough it will be covered up:p And if anyone should steal the case i have proof its mine trololol!

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    To cover the hole thing up, I cut this plate. The plan is to cut some sort of pattern in it, don´t quite know what yet. I might print this in 3d instead to get a consistant look.

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    Last but not least, how it sits on the psu.
    "But hey, somethings missing?"
    Yup, the lower part will be done seperatly. And why this?

    The top part house only wires that will run to the motherboard, and the lower part is going out to everything else. Why this is a good idea, I will show in a later update, since its hard to explain:D

    Hope you enjoyd! I have more parts in the printer, so another update is on the way!
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  2. p0Pe New Member

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    This will be the last update this week, and its just a little tiny one:) I am curently waiting for some parts that should have been done in the 3d printer, but it is broken again... This time it was a little bit my fault :p But lets not tell that to anyone :D

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    This is my humble workshop:D Or, when I need to do something, I make that table there lol... This is also where I take most of my photo´s:)

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    I took a piece of scrap acrylic and cut out a square,

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    This fittet right into the psu hider (lets just call it that for now:D)

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    And then the top plates goes over. When a pattern is cut into this, you will then see the acrylic behind:) This will of course be backlit:D
  3. p0Pe New Member

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    Finally! My package arrived:D

    But first, lets have a look at some other stuff I did:

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    First of all, I will be swapping the EK D5 tops with other ones, since I do not want to be told that I used the wrong fluid if something went wrong with them -.-

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    I also made a top for the printed part. Dont know if this will be the final one yet, but I think so.

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    Under UV, it looks like this. When painted black it will not shine trough this much:)

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    Also made another plate for the back holes with M8 printed into it.

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    And a go trough thingie - will show more of this in a later update:)

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    And then these! 390 Euro worth of radiators from Aquacomputer!!! These puppy´s are the BOMB!

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    Multiple in and out points - will come in handy later when routing hoses!

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    Since these things are build as 140 mm radiators they barely fit! With barely I REALLY mean barely.

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    As you can see here, barely means that there is less than a mm to the wall :D Because of this, I have to modify the motherboard tray.

    Thats all for now fokes:) Next up - Makin two radiators connect without hoses!
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    no words :respect::respect::respect:
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    ditto +1 :twitch::pimp::respect:
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    Thanks guys! Someone was asking for some more shots of the radiators fitted inside the case, so here is some rough photos :)

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    Time to get on with this, so it will be somewhat ready to S7 Lan at my school:p

    First of all, I have been busy with some other stuff that I will post tonight, or tomorrow:D But i will give you a teaser:
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    Anyways, on to the big and expensive thing that I am about to cut holes in :D

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    So, as mentioned earlier i had to cut off a piece of the mobo tray to make it fit with the radiators.

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    Also had to cut off the two thingies that I think is supposed to hold some feets for the mobo tray, if you want to use it as a bench table :D

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    Like a glove! Fits lovely in there! :)

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    So, got my hands on some raw material! From this,

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    I made this. But what is it? I will show in a min.

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    First, I cut a hole in the case :D This hole lines up with the radiator in the other side. You see, instead of connecting the two radiators with tubes, I will just connect them with the piece shown in the previous pic.

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    So just put it in, make it go into the radiator on the other side aaand...

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    Mount radiator number two:) Saves me a couple of fittings, and it looks darn clean!

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    Here you can see it connected to the two radiators:)

    That was all for now fokes. I have some dye coming in, so that I can hopefully colour the 3d printed stuff in a real black, and not some brownish like the last dye I got :(
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    Love the look of those rads man, look so good... chunky!

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