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Project: L3peau

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by l3p, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. l3p

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    Been busy the last 4 months with a little project for the LDLC Modding Trophy 2015
    I was asked by In Win to choose any case and mod it.
    Easy choice for me!

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    When I saw the D-Frame the first time I already had plans for it.

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    I had to post in their blog first until finished but now I will also show all details here in the coming few weeks.
    If you've already seen it somewhere please don't share here yet :)

    Have fun!

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    Specs:
    In Win D-Frame Mini black
    Intel i7 4790K
    ASRock Z97 E-ITX/ac
    Inno3D iChill GTX 980 Ti X3 Air Boss Ultra 6GB
    G.Skill Ripjaws X 2 x 8GB 1600Mhz
    Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512GB
    Be Quiet ! Straight Power 10 600W CM
    LiHeat 25cm Pci-e Extender
    EK Blocks - Rad - Pump
    Bitspower Fittings
    CoolForce Cableclips & LED strips
    Mayhems Aurora 2 Blue


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    subbed for another awesome build. :toast:
     
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  4. l3p

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    Lets kick-off with a huge update!

    First the case.

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    Asked for black rubbers from the start .. no red please.

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    Nice day in the sun.

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    Huge card!

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    And the mobo, mem and cpu

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    Playing around with pipes and possibilities

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    The first planning.

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    Quite some time went into figuring out something to stay within the budget.
    But also a loop so you can always see it flowing and a construction to maintain stability.

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    Off to the attic

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    Always a bit scary at the start

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    But have to admit .. also afterwards this time :)

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    Sharp edges be gone.

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    And more pipes.

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    Top side done!

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    How strong it is even without any glue used.

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    Finishing the edges.

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    Inside the frame I used flexible tubing, used glue on the tube fittings for extra stability.
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    Intently engaged :)

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    And giving it a rest.

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  5. Frogger

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    Subbed :respect::respect::respect:always great to watch your work:toast:
     
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  6. l3p

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    Thanks Frogger!

    Lets see what I have left between my plexi stack :)

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    I wanted to replace the original tinted glass with blue plexi

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    Removing all stickers with specs and serials

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    Lets change something about the ssd

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    With plex and old fan mounts

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    An extra support/cover for the PSU

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    More about it later

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    Extra hole for the fan wires on the radiator

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    And removing some of the original PSU bracket for the new cover/support.

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    And finish the edges

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    Till next update!

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    And another big update!

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    First the liquidcooling parts.

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    Ready to mount ... but decided to polish them first.
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    5 minutes for all blocks with P600

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    And another 5 minutes with P2000/3000 I still had from previous projects.

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    And the last 5 minutes with polishing paste.

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    Clean it up.

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    And mount it.

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    And a small modification on the old heatsink.

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    Mounting the pump.

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    Coverplate for the PSU

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    Still not sure about GPU placement.

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    I do know I'm going to work with an extender.

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    Hmm..

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    Different idea!

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    Lots of drilling and tapping.

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    For more reinforcement

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    And for who's interested:




    Till next time!

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  8. Frogger

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    WILL be waiting:respect::respect: CONGRATULATIONS :toast: another end result to droul:twitch: over...:D
     
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    I enjoyed your vids on f/b too....excellent, cant wait for the next one.
     
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  10. l3p

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    Thanks guys! :toast:

    Small update this time.
    A case like this deserves a nice power cable :)

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    Got some wires at work.

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    And sleeved them.

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    Make nice connections

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    Braiding them.

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    And connect the last one.

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    Done!

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    This time a lot of cutting, sleeving and shrinking.
    I wanted to shorten all cables and sleeve them without heatshrink.

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    Also using some of the same prototype cableclips I had left from my last project L3pipe.

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    Cables for GPU are done.

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    Up next the Semi-modular PSU .. ffs

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    Also nice to keep the wires in place :)

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    Sanded the PSU cover.

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    And tested the PSU

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    Cables in place

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    Playing around with lighting.

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    And changing all the cables for the fans, pump and lighting.

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    Also decided to use clips on the back and mount them to the mainboard tray.

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    Blue LED vandal resist power button on the back.

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    And rigid LED strips for the GPU back and GPU block.

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    All cables in place.

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    Next time .. the loop!

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    very nice mod, state of art !
     
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  13. Frogger

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    Those are SWEET ;) Do you think they will ever go retail???:clap:
     
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    Thanks man!

    Thanks! Well .. they actually are retail however just in Europe at PCcooling or Highflow
     
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    Finally .. the loop!

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    On this build it's 50/50 with bends and fittings.

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    Argh that space!

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    But the first connections are there.

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    And the last ones.

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    Also decided to change the SSD again, want the original HDD holder to be smaller.

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    Done

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    And polishing all acrylic sides.

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    Next time filling the loop.

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    Filling time!

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    First with clear liquid to see if everything goes according to plan.

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    All fine.

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    So I can replace with Aurora

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    The extra pipe takes care of extra stability for the construction, I could almost lift the case on it.

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    Also used black glue to hide the white leds and brown pcb

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    All air from the loop

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    Also black glue at the back

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    Stresstest!

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    Next time ... final pics :)

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    And a filling video.

     
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  17. Frogger

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    Congrats on your finish!! :toast::respect::respect:
     
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    Seems I messed up the previous post with the video above, it's all good now :)


    And here's the final shoot :)

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    Another awesome experience in France together with the LDLC crew and my co-modders!
    And ... I'm very honored to reach second place in the contest :)

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    Thanks for following!
     
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