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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MRCL, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Cold Storm

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    Bro, don't I know that! Work is a mofo. But, it's helped me doing my project so I didn't go insane because of the time at work!
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    Lol yeah I was going to say something about that too. Work. Damn work.... Getting in the way of life. Boy, if it didn't pay the bills and buy my parts so help me....
  3. MRCL

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    Yes thats the catch, you need the work to get money for buying parts (and other minor things like food, shelter and clothes)... And with late shifts, I get up around noon and hae to go to work returning at the evening... no time. And when I have an early shift, mostly I come home and fall asleep :/ And I don't do work in the shop on sundays, its considered quite rude.
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    I work 12-hr night shifts.... So I dont get to do much on the days I work
    o_O sorry I think I'm getting off topic!
  5. MRCL

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    Alriight, more text update yay *yawn* Don't worry, pics should follow soon.

    Also, the water guy finally got hold on those Koolance plates I desperately need, so I ordered them right away with some more parts like the pumps & tops, fittings, tubing and some other stuff I forgot. Now Paypal is being a dick, it won't accept my credit card, and I have not enough money on paypal to pay the bill... and of course, its friday! So bleh. BLEH!

    Edit: I love that water guy. He sends me the stuff altho I haven't paid yet. Great service!
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  6. MRCL

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    Yaay, pictures! I spent a few hours in the shop, actually taking a break now as I'm not used to "hard" work anymore... its so much fun tho, I'll have to do this more often (read: more modding!)

    First, the Dremel is awesome, but for drilling holes in SECC, we need [Tim Allen]MORE POWAR, HUR HUR HUR[/Tim Allen]
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    And it proved to be a good choice. Unfortunately, I figured out the best & fastest way on the third last hole, but eh. Its okay.
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    As I wanted to sand down the SECC remains around the holes, I noticed the paint coming off, so i thought I might as well sand everything down.
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    As you see, the sand job (?) is not perfect, but it will get some more treatment. This was done with 120er grid (don't know what you guys have for system).
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    Testing if I did not fuck up on the holes. The result is: I didn't fucked it up entirely. With some bending and forcing it worked in the end.
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    One needs quality tobacco and energizing fruit drinks to accomplish such handcraft.
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    Thats it for now, I might continue a bit today, certainly next week.

    On a side note: I'm having some troubles making the fan holes in the top. Anyone know a good and relatively easy way to determine where to cut? I thought about disassembling a fan and use its shroud as a template, would that be a good way?
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    i'm not sure of a way, but if you have any fans that dont work (120mm), just cut out the center part. I actually did that to two fans to make a custom rad box to mount my rad before I had an actual rad box. Worked betetr I say :laugh: You dont have to go through the trouble of disassembling the fan ;)
    MRCL says thanks.
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    I did cut it out now, but I'll leave that task for another day :D Just don't have a good feeling if I'd do it today. BUT I made progress! The dual rad can be mounted now, altho not exactly the way I planned it; fucked up big time drilling the holes, only one lined up lol, however the honeycomb on the same level is perfect and it should do the job. Also, I pondered about ways to mount the vertical reservoir and I had the perfect idea: Recycling the shitty slot covers (they already had holes in it). Time for pictures now.

    The covers I'm talking about
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    Said covers after Dremel treatment and THREE cutting discs O_O
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    This is the contraption...
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    ...and yaay, win! And just by the way I finally discovered a good water loop. See picture way below.
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    The holding mechanism in detail
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    Now the GPU loop I'm talking about. Tubing is blue, rad is black, res is green, pump is red, block is yellow.
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    very very nice on the reservoir bro. Keeps everything together in the front lower portion of the case :toast:
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    Thanks man! It was one of those out-of-the-blue ideas. :toast:
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    those ideas work the best sometime :D
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    the rough surface is good for primer to stick to. Once you throw on a few coats of primer than sand it with 320 (or close) than put the color coat on.

    Nice use of the plates for the Res mount.

    Stop :nutkick:smoking
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    True, I'll treat it with finer sand paper when I cut out the ventilation holes. Sanding the whole case, now thats gonna be some work...

    You know what they say. The road to Hell must be tarred :laugh:
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    Use the cig $ for tools and paint....

    And before you sand all the paint off one thing to consider is the original paint is usually the best thing to paint over.
    When the case is originally painted the metal is dipped to prevent oxidation before the color is applied. When we sand it all off there is always a layer of oxidation under the primer.

    Its possible to buy the chemicals to prep the surface before primer but rather than buy them and go through all the trouble of sanding so much just scuff it up and paint over the original paint.
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    That's how I work! Lookin good man
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    Eh, you're actually right...
    Thanks for the advice! I try to do so on the doors.

    Thanks man:D
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    Next update. Today I cut out the opening for the triple rad.

    Drew the circles where I want to cut, using a fan shroud as a template.
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    First circle cut out. Man, thick steel that is.
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    Change of plan. Instead of three circular openings, I'll be cutting out one piece.
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    Spark-ling! :slap:
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    In moments like this, I am glad I'm wearing my Gordon Freeman safety glasses. This happened two times, and both times the other half of the cutting disc came flying and aiming for my eyes. Safety first, people!
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    At least its finished, after like seven cutting discs were used. You could literally watch them decrease in size.
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    I need to grind down the remaining steel, maybe tomorrow or so.
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    Clean cuts .... lol.

    I hate the disc count when dremeling... tis depressing... :(

    Nice work man :D
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    Updates FTW!

    All cutting leads to experience, nicely done! Looking forward to moar!
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    Umm, my first time cutting, be gentle :p

    I'm actually pretty content with myself. I didn't cut where I shouldn't lol. I'm expecting the second wave of water gear tomorrow :toast:
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    Shoot, it looks good, man. I hate watching those damn wheels shrink. The reinforced ones last a decent amount of time.
    You know, when I use the 10k rpm exploding wheels of death aka cut-off wheels I actually wear a full face mask.
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    I don't have a full face mask. But, cuts to the face heal (or leave scars, chicks dig scars), cuts to the eye don't.
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    Great idea on using the pci slot covers to mount the Reservoir. It's awesome to use resources you already have rather then going out and buying extra hardware. I bet you had fun cutting the metal for the rad;)
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    very good job MRCL, you are learning dude, I think you did very good and even better giving it a try. Many people dont even try it themselves, like me. You just never know when you were born to do this kinda stuff :toast:


    Looking forward to another update, good going bro :rockout:
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    Thanks:) Yeah the cutting of the metal... my mom asked me why I was cursing so much lol.

    Thank you! I'm pretty proud of myself, altho its definately amateurs work:)

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