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Another WaterFall Reservoir

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by CyberDruid, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. CyberDruid

    CyberDruid New Member

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    This will be the third commissioned waterfall res I have made in the past 30 days lol...

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    Kennymester from OverClock ordered another waterfall reservoir.

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    Using Ken's Sketchup drawing I made my cut list. When making something that needs 100% perfect alignment it is critical to make all the cuts of the same dimension with tghe same set for the saw at one time. This is also the most time efficient way to proceed.

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    Everything comes out of these pairs of strips cut to 5-1/16" wide and 4-27/32" wide.

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    Here are all the parts I will need.

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    Before I can glue anmything up I need to tap a number of ports into the panels...Ken loves reservoirs with lots and lots of ports...this way if I screw up a port I can simply remake the panel form leftover material already cut to width.

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    My tablesaw fence makes a handy 90 degree angle to work from for the first joint.

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    Using a capillary appplicator I fuse each joint\ with water-thin solvent.

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    It is imperative to have true 90 degree corners and perfectly straight and flat and perpendicular edges...each piece also has tgo be exactly the same width.

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    It's pretty chilly today and the solvent is actually frosting up the needle on the applicator...

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    I know it's going well when each part fits precisely...but it's one of those things where you can always screw up at the end...

    Before I can seal up the reservoir I need to drill and tap the mounting holes and then place a trip of acrylic on the interior over the holes....

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    Last piece in place. All the joints are fused...

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    There are a number of small smudges and runs that get sanded and polished out...except for the ones in the interior ;) but once filled with liquid they will dissappear.

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    And that's it for tonight. I will let it cure over night and then work on buffing it. Another Kennymester designed WaterFall reservoir.

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    interesting thats one big reservoir, does this prevent hiccups? very nice work :)

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    Shows flow. Always the question of weather your coolant is flowing in a closed loop system.
     
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    Dam thats a nice reservoir.. How u gonna keep that cool though?
     
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    Heh

    Well Kenny has this gigantic Server case he modded and this is to replace an even larger reservoir he designed and I built...lol.

    I flow tested the other one and it had a few issues that I think Kenny solved. One was the "pond" for the pickup needs to be deep to avoid suctioning air. The last res had a tendency to form a whirlpool intermittently and gulp in air.

    The second issue was the falls splashing so much liquid on the face of the res that you could not even see inside, that and a fog of condensation forming on the interior.

    You really do not want to churn the fluid as this will introduce air: good for fish, bad for cooling.

    This design has fewer ledges and edge for the fluid to negotiate so there should be less splashing and foaming and fogging...

    I'll test it out tomorrow with some lights and post up the results on Youtube.
     
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    Sweet work dude.
     
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    Here is what the last one looked like...


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    Looks sweet dude! I love the waterfall concept! Subscribed :toast:
     
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    That's really neat. Great job! How much does it cost in materials?
     
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    Oh also, if I wanted a custom window to fit the door of a Cosmos S, would you be able to make it for me? :D:D:D
     
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    +1 here lol.. Like DD, I'm thinking of water and want something different! Plus same case!
     
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    You got a Cosmos S too? Sweetness!

    I just took apart the door, because the side fan is too noisy for me (I know, I'm a freak...I'm RMAing my DFI for a sound emission that's only audible if you're 2ft from the case with all fans off...) and it's just held in by the pressure of the mesh panel which is held by aluminum (bars?) which include the rotating thing to put the door on. I'd probably want something that went flush with the panel and screwed in with the existing 4 screws. It would be a hell of a job, but well worth it for the look of the case.

    Any way to make plexi contoured like the mesh? That would be amazing. Probably not without heating it up and pressing it...
     
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    Dang it.. I forgot you have the S... lol... nope, regular one for me.. yet same front end.. lol..
     
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    Yeah. I just took some pics of the side panel. If he says he can make it, I'll post 'em up. I'd want to be able to just pop it into the existing side panel, because one that I saw online was a rounded rectangle window, and I'm just not okay with that LMAO!
     
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    Do the S and the 1000 have the same front panel? I am working on a Cosmos 1000 now and could use it to template that.

    Materials for a res are cheap...maybe $15
     
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    Not sure if the front panels are the same once the Cosmos's door is off.
     
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    I'll find out in a few about that.. I believe they are...
     
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    Hmmm. Well I like front panel windows...it's cool to look into the guts of a machine.
     
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    It shows as being the same for both.. Just a normal Drive Bay. So I believe it can fit most... I have 3 bays that need filling.. and Feel the same as you on it! I took my front door off because of the dust that gets on the front bezels...
     
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    Wow I know its been said on here before, but I have to say it myself. Really nice proffesional work there man. Great Job!:toast:
     
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    How much LOL
     
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    Even though there is condensation inside it looks really sweet. The idea is really great.. I would pay for a Res like that although im sure you are far away from me here..

    Need a new Res please can you PM me the materials and what you used as i would love to make one myself..
     
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    Druid, I love this, the idea is so sweet and it looks fantastic despite the minor spray
    if it costs you about $15, what would you charge on top for building it?
    And would you ship to the UK? :D
     
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    i SO need something as cool as that to finish off my machine. what a great idea CD. i cant wait to see the pics of it running.
     
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    Well guys pricing this stuff is problematic. The more of them I make the faster I go and the cheaper they could be priced...especially if I can farm pieces out to be laser cut for quick assembly...

    But when it comes to building prototypes to spec it's costly. And I prefer to handle that on a case by case basis (pun intended).

    Materials I use are 1/4" acrylic (cast) Acrylic solvent/adhesive (water-thin) and a capillary applicator. What is not shown here is the tedious hand-dressing of each edge before assembly. That will require a perfectly flat surface (like a table saw) and some PSA sanding disks ranging from 120 to 220 for the edges and then hand sanding paper up to 400. You will also need a way to polish the parts...a benchgrinder with a flap wheel and rouge is ideal.
     

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