Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, Mar 18, 2012.
Super Nice Build!! Props for all the hard work.
Brilliant work so far.
Makes me want to bust out my Dremel again .....
In-fact I will, but it's been a while ha ha.
What discs are best used for cutting steel?
Preferably something cheap : ]
I'm always using Dremel Speedclics 38mm
EKWB Sponsor update!!!
Received this week a great package from EKWB. Again my thanks to Gregor and everyone from EKWB that makes this possible. All beautiful products for CaseLabs build
The EK-Supremacy - Nickel
The EK-FC680 GTX Backplate - Black CSQ
EK-FC680 GTX - Acetal + Nickel CSQ
EK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Advanced
2x EK-CoolStream RAD XT (360)
2x EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)
A EK-DDC Dual TOP V.2 G1/4 - Black Acetal
Some beautiful EK-PSC Fitting 13mm - G1/4 Black
And some EK-PSC Adapter 90° G1/4 Black
And EK-PSC Adapter 45° G1/4 Black
Great pics as always
Would like to know how well that new cpu block works...
Subbed for epicness!
It has been a while, but here a big big update
First a thank you note for Sicomputers. The GPUs (GTX680) were not available, but thanks to the good and fast service from Sicomputers I got 2 beautiful cards.
And as promised an honorable mention with banner
2 beautiful GTX cards
First tested on air
Time to give the cards a transformation
EK-FC680 GTX - Acetal + Nickel CSQ
And the great EK-FC680 GTX Backplate - Black CSQ
Also placed the EK-Supremacy - Nickel
One GPU placed
For now with multi link, but will not use these in this build.
Really like the backplate.
Placed 2e GPU
Allready installed the radiators with theNorthQ fans
With the EK-CoolStream 360 RAD XT
And then I received a great package from....van Freddy.... Highflow
With (hope so) the latest products that I need for this build.
Offcourse with some Fillports
And 15mm extenders
90 degrees adapters
Because I've made the angle in the mobo tray, the 45 degrees rotery's will not fit. Therefore I've ordered some 30 degrees rotery's
and offcourse my favorite adapter, the multi link adapter
I still have some other ideas for the Case labs case, but for this I'll need some more acrylic. Therefore 3mm transparent
And UV red acrylic
Freddy/ Highflow thank you again for the quick service and good products and ... have a great holiday.
Now the explanation why this order has taken place. I'll will make this setup with the solid tubes
From the CPU, 2 pipes going up. Because there's an angle in the mobo I can not use the 45 degree fitting to connect on a fillport
That's why I'm using the 30 degrees rotery
Ordered the extenders to lower the in- and outlet.
To create a corner with the acrylic tubes I use the 15mm extender, 2x multi link and the 90 graden adapter
Now only a multi link, later there will be added a fillport
More multi links
And connected everything
Chapter red acrylic
Previously I had a 5mm thick transparent plate between the case and the pedestal. But I want the red lines run entirely in this build, therefore changed the middle part.
The red acryl.
After this cut the 3 mm transparent transparant acryl "]acrylic[/URL]
Placed like this.
Removed the plastic.
The plate is transparent to get a free sight what happens in the pedestal.
I was not very happy with the front, just didn't like it. Therefore I've sawn a new piece of red acrylic
With the sizes of the detachable front.
Used some spacers.
Also sawn a new plate with the fanholes and the holes for the Lamptron switches
With illuminated edges
The 2 spaces above the HDD coolers are for the Lamptron controllers
The last thing i've did is sleeving the Coolermaster 1500w Silent pro M2
And some GPU cables
Connected everything to see how it looks.
That's it for now...Grtz.
Hmm...vacation is almost over and spent the last few days modding the M8. After some brainstorming about the red line across the case, I have made this update. Started again with a lot of red acrylic
For the sides (pedestal) I first sawn the transparant acrylic and endorsed the fanholes
Drilled holes for the fretsaw
Also marked the red acrylic
And drilled holes
Again some sawing. The red result
On the corners I also drilled holes for the standoff's
Placed some standoff's on existing thread
And placed the orginal back
Transparent acrylic also sawn
Placed on the red acrylic.
And made the transparent acrylic black
Marked/ sawn the orginal cover
Because I used the standoff's on the covers, I also needed to adjust to the originals from the frame.
Placed everything back
Btw. the aluminium edges will be painted black
I also want the red line in the front of the pedestal ... with a slot for the Blu-ray.
Orginal cover marked and sawn.
Made this the same way as the side panels
Sawn a transparent acrylic plate for the bottom of the pedestal
Where a red glow underneath the case comes from later on.
After a good tip from my friends from TFoM I've also changed something in the front. The HDD coolers were to shiny, so I applied some black transparent acrylic.
Better like this...only need some leds
Need to look what kind of leds I'm gonna use.
Last but not least the back, lol, yes the back is also important. Target is just to mod as much as possible, but nevertheless that the M8 is still recognizable. So sawn a new piece of red acrylic and marked more holes and squares.
Made the same shape transparent acrylic
And it's black again
For the 5 air outlets I have used the Caselabs mesh (acrylic edges will be polished)
Adjusted the original 140 mm fanholes.
Again with red, black and mesh.
Hope you like this update so far, maybe this weekend more updates about the internal
adding in the red accents look nice. Its odd seeing the mobo tray tilted. Any reason for it other then look? like are you routing things behind it or something? Looks great so far. Can't wait to see more/finish.
Thanks, no reason just for the looks
Target is as good as reached this holiday. Connecting all solid acrylic tubing.
Have taken some extra pics t, so a lot of pictures and little words
To begin, I made a aluminum plate to support the angled mobo tray containing a slot for cables etc.
Marked 2 holes above the mobo for the in\ outlet CPU.
Cut a plate red acrylic with 2 holes in it
And cut the right sizes acrylic tubes.
Also connected all other tubes.
240 rad placed and marked the holes downwards.
Made the link to the other side.
CPU outlet goes into the reservoir.
Inlet CPU comes from below the pedestal, in which a solid tube in the center of the 2 reservoirs is running.
From the left reservoir is a tube running to the pumps (2x MCP355 with EK-DCC Dual top V.2)
Attach the pump to the HDD cage.
Outlet goes down to.....
The 240 radiator
Outlet rad goes down again.
From the HDD there is also going a tube downwards. Using later on a fill port through the acrylic midplate
Adjusted the piece horizontal red acrylic with the hole in it.
WOW!!! Subbed for the epicness...
Where were we .... the acrylic tubes where almost finished, now it's time to make some covers.
First the CPU first connection, this is becoming exactly in the center of the two reservoirs
The midplate, Here I have created the holes for the tubes and fill-ports.
For the left 240 rad I have bent an aluminum cover and made it black.
Cut a piece of red acrylic cut to the dimensions of the radiator. And past this black vinyl
Besides the radiator there is a nice space for all wiring but I don't want to see the wires. Therefore a cover. Cut, bent and made it black.
To hide the HDDs and a nice black background for the tubes, I cut a piece of aluminum and again made it black, also made a nice red acrylic roof.
The earlier made red acrylic placed on the radiator.
The cover for the wiring.
One side complete.
Gonna make both sides almost the same. So cut another piece of aluminum for the HDD cover.
Made it black
Again, a piece of red acrylic for the other radiator
Then suddenly a package from.......Coolermaster
With a box full of game gear in the colors of the Case Labs build.. Thank you Cooler Master Marco, Ruud and everyone who made this possible.
The CM Storm Trigger Keyboard:
•High durability gold-plated Cherry switches rated for over 50 million key strokes
•Multi-media control keys for convenient sound control
•5 macro keys with profile management
•18K gold plated ultra low latency USB plugs
•Anti-ghosting 6 key rollover
•64KB on-board memory for profile storage
•Storm tactics key for deactivation of Windows key
•1000Hz driverless polling / 1ms response time
•Two port enhanced USB 2.0 hub
•Detachable wrist rest
•Braided cable for durability
•Non-slip rubber coating
The CM Storm Sentinel Advance II:
•200 - 8200 DPI tracking resolution
•128 KB Sentinel-X TM Memory for profiles and macros
•On the fly DPI adjustments (+/- 200 DPI)
•As little as 1.5 mm lift-off distance
•Up to 150 IPS – 3.8 m/s
•125 Hz – 1000 Hz USB rate fine-tuning
•5 profiles with 4 DPI setting each
•8 programmable buttons
•9 virtual buttons via button combinations
•Right-hand Ergonomic Design
•Customizable OLED logo
•Customizable multi color LED light system
•5 x 4.5g weight fine-tuning system
The CM Storm Speed-RX:
•Microscopic Synthetic Mesh for optimum precision
•Smooth nano fibers for reduced drag and better comfort
•Extra thick (5mm) soft rubber center piece for better ergonomics and endurance
•Triple Layer heat bonding process for improved durability and prevent peeling
•Grip coating on bottom side to keep the mousepad in place
And last but not least, the CM Storm Sirus 5.1 gaming headset:
•True 5.1 Surround Sound (4 high quality speakers on each side)
•On-The-Fly Rear, Center, & Front speaker control for maximum sound customization (in USB mode only)
•Interchangeable ear-cups, micro weave for breathable audio and leatherette for improved noise insulation
•Dual gold-plated USB Connectors for improved signal quality
•Extra long durable and flexible microphone arm with LED mute indicator
So the ultimate gaming kit. Thanks again and complete review follows when everything is plugged in.
I got a lot of questions about the acrylic tubes, how I make them fit.
The acrylic tube is unfortunately with a tolerance, and unfortunately I rarely got the 12mm.
The tube that I most of the time get is generally 12.23 mm. Unfortunately, this does not fit into a multi link
Specs of the multilink C47 has no internal dimensions, therefore the C71
Step by step how I do this
Tube with the tolerance
Marked the tube and cut it with a junior saw.
Both ends file straight.
Removed a thin layer internally with a sharp knife
My dremel extention tool, set to 8mm
And this a few times around the tube. After some filing and measuring the right size
Now you have a sharp edge on the side which is not very good for your o-rings in the multilink.
The original BP links also have a slanted edge, so made this also. File a slanted edge with a small file.
And ready is your custom made crystal link.
To end this update a small teaser
The Cooler Master gear is going to have to be modded to match now
I always love your builds you do such nice work!
Ok, can't resist posting the pics of a filled M8
After adding 2.5 liter EK-Ekoolant blood red
Still some air in the front
Picture with some leds, but don't know if i keep these
Other side a bit more careful so just in case everything is covered
And again a build without leaks, maybe because this time I used EKWB rotery's
After some hours :thumb:
The beautiful EK-FC680 GTX - Acetal + Nickel CSQ
And the EK-Supremacy - Nickel
All tubes filled
Beautiful build man, it's very tidy and original
I still love more what you did with the Cosmos II though but that has nothing to do with the builds, I prefer smaller cases
It took a while, but here is on of the latest updates of the CaseLabs M8 build
Because of some problems related to shipping and other stuff it took a little longer before i received the second Lamptron touch controller.
Thanks to Highflow I received it so that I could continue
The 2e Lamptron touch controller
Not long after this I got the controller from Lamptron thanks Lamptron !!!
Installed and tested. Works perfectly!!!
Looking good i think
Time to connect the cables
Before the power goes on some detail shots
I also have applied some SMD LED strips, which are made available by a good friend of mine from lumenledverlichting. Clenn Thanks!!!
Above a white LED strip and underneath 2 red LED strips, and this on both sides
And on top of the HDD coolers also a LED strip instead of a single LEDs
Something wrong with this picture above
Not anymore now!!
Looks good with the lights and fans
Up and running!!!
Soon the final photoshoot
Absolutely stunning,why did you use blue LED's though?
Incredible. It would be awesome if your two main tubes of fluid would be made just a bit more noticeable with some underlighting or something to make the liquid glow just a little bit to bring them to attention. Kind of hard to see their awesomeness without something to add just a hint of light to them! But it's amazing, truly a work of art.
wow that is one of the most epic cases i have ever seen, no lie nice work dude. that shit is wild! lol
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