Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by l3p, Jun 26, 2011.
ah that ino so when u copy paste it don't work on some forums
but i am still luving ur mod l3p
Received L4n last week in a perfect state from Asus
Been leak testing 2 days to see if it's finally leakfree.....
With just 2 x D5 at full speed and 1m tube it became pretty hot after a few hours of testing.
So used an AIO solution from Aquacomputer
(Thanks again for this awesome MOTY prize Specialtech.co.uk ! )
After hours of testing and greasy fingers I gave it a last polishing.
I didn't know what photos to erase, so here they are all of them.
This 'small project-in-a-project' has been quite a learning process for me of cooperation, testing, measuring and even more measuring and testing.
I would like to thank the following persons for cooperating on the MARS II block.
Daniel aka Mr3D
Ivo aka Quepee
Rogier van Asus Benelux
Gregor van EKWB
And everyone who I forgot
This week some small changes on the SSD's and then I will be testing the loop and hardware of L4n.
After that, mount the MARSII and test it all over again
wow, that is one sexified PC. Love your work man.
put it inside!
DUDE GO OPEN THAT HUGE PACKAGE YOU GOT ALREADY!
Lol thanks guys
Well .. promised Corsair to do something with the ssd's.
So here we go
First remove the sticker.
Sanded with P220. I have something with brushed alu....
But have other plans.
Sawing a piece of tinted acrylic.
Taping the acrylic and glue it with transparent glue. (Becomes transparent when it's dry)
In the meantime further with the casebadge while the glue is drying.
One of the nicest badges I've seen.
Dr. Dre on it again.
Became hotter then I expected.
But who the heck makes 2mm thick badges
More then an hour of filing and sanding.
With the result.
Glue nicely dried.
One to go
And the result.
I'm very happy with it
Noticed right now the heatshrink let go cause of all the dis-connecting :/
You are an artist l3p.
L3p you have inspired me to build my own rig in a style such as yours.
When I win the lottery and can afford it, anyway. Amazing work on both the L3p L4n and L3p d3sk.
What a week .. 28°C inside and I'm busy with 2 builds
To finish L4n I had quite a checklist to walk through.
- Add cables for SSD, Leds and pump.
- Change in RGB Leds and wiring.
- RGB controller/remote died, had to replace it.
- Finding the right coolant color.
- Testing loop + blocks + fan/pump controller without MARS.
- Testing all hardware with loop without MARS.
- Testing loop with MARS in it.
- Full stress test of complete system.
First .. lets add an SDD activity led
SSD in action. (2GB copy)
Also removed the RGB above the SSD and added RGB between the acrylic of the SSD's
Bringing 3 little cables to their destination out of sight.... 45 minutes
RGB controller replaced and proper connection instead of soldering.
Literally removed the radiator 30 times to get it in.
Then I found out I still had to extend the pump wire. -_-
Playing with test tubes in RGB light.
Seems EK blood red looks good in switching red/blue light.
First looptest without MARS.
Loop needed exactly 1 liter.
Never thought something would go easy.
Reservoir isn't the highest point, still it keeps on level nicely and de-aeration works perfect.
Pump on speedsetting 1, completely silent and enough flow to cool it down.
SSd's and memory ... check.
Lapped CPU + cooling ... check
Leaving it running for the night.
Right before getting the MARS in I changed something on the contrast of the aluminum text.
Not much luck again ... really .. somehow the motorized screen pressed the color-change button of the enermax fan when opening. Cause of that it had blue and red leds on, not something I wanted.
Had to drain the loop and build the pump completely out to reach it and fix it for good.
Finally testing the full loop!
Pump on speedsetting 10
And leaving it for another night.
Next day ... testing the complete system.
MARS leds lit
Pretty scary, don't know what the MARS temps are before I'm in windows.
Quick USB install
It seems 1 of the 2 cores isn't getting cooled as it should.
With a furmark stresstest in SLI 1 core goes to 65°C, the other one.. goes slowly up to 100°C and starts to throttle.
I'm almost sure it's the thickness of the heatpads I used, I will have to re-open it again completely.
There are a lot of options I can still try with different combinations of heatpads/paste, sure I can solve it.
However .. going to keep that for another time, tired of it for now.
I'm actually more glad both GPU's still work after enlarging 3 holes in the PCB
Atleast the lapped CPU doesn't let me down
Final pics on the way!
i hate you dude
nice work, but the space is pretty tight
thats interesting how you could squeeze all of the stuff in that
And here the final photos from L4n
Few shots in daylight.
As an Htpc
With dimmed lights.
My thanks to the following persons and company's
Daniel aka Mr3D
Ivo aka Quepee
Richard aka Kier
And off course everyone I forgot and all readers of this thread!
Off course will continue on the Mars problem later.
For now .... first need a months or two on my next project
Thanks to you for posting here your logs l3p you really are an inspiration.
Can't wait till the Cross desk is available, I just hope it can fit 560mm rads, that's a wet dream :O
Thanks a lot radrok!
About Cross... not 560's
But it does fit 2 x 480 and 2 x 360
l3p, your work is truly mind blowing. Your builds are far beyond perfection, I'm stoked to see your cross desk build. Not sure how you can improve on the l3p d3sk, but by the looks of the prototype on your site I'm sure you'll create another masterpiece :salute:
L3p L4n got nominated for Bit-Tech Mod of the Year!!
Off course I don't stand a chance this year compared to the other projects, still , being nominated, I see it as the biggest honor you can get!
Check out the 20 projects.
Congratulations! One of my favourite mods!
Congrats man! Your projects are truly a work of art. I say your still the Desk-Mod champion of our time.
Btw, I love what you did with that Corsair ssd mod, so awesome and attention to detail.
Thanks a lot guys!
A vote would be highly appreciated
Oh you got my Vote!
Also, just a question for your modding expertise. I am looking to change the colour of the mesh on my Switch 810. Is the best way to do that, sand it with 180 grit sandpaper, apply 2-3 coats self etching primer, apply 2-4 coats spray paint?
To be honest I never even did it that extensive. Objects really in sight got powdercoated.
I think it's a good way you're subscribing there maybe use P400 even to make the surface more smooth.
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