Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Luciel, Nov 26, 2011.
lol i had thought so too.
AHH! now I get it! I thought you had no idea what you were doing.
I still wouldnt have cut the heatpipes, tho.
Due to overwhelming comments on the matter, I´ve gotten the spare (exactly the same) heatsink, modified the 775 adaptor so I can possition it with the pipes pointing to another area (and yet still fitting in the stablish hole on the case).
7th Day - Friday 02-12-11
Assembly took longer than I thought it would but almost there, the following pictures are the process, because I had to remove the HDD cage from bellow to install the monitor´s hardware and hide cables I had to dismantle the memory card reader to take out the pcb and cut the frontal plastic part that goes with it. Once done and used silicone glue to put them togueter and again to attach it to the case (as you will see in one of the pictures), this allowed me to install the hdd where that would normally go (i.e. enough space to do so now). The cathodes are barely visible but are at the top and on the right side. Also due to popular demand, I replaced the cpu cooler with another exactly the same one, modified the 775 adaptor so I could shift it half a centimetre to right so I´d be able to rotate the cooler to a possition where the heatpipes are pointing up and down as opposed to the side so it doesn´t prevent me from installing both modules of ram:
Now I just have to mount the screen, make sure it works and I can take some sweet final pictures, all done by tomorrow at around 6-7pm gmt+1 in order to meet the one week challenge.
Thanks for reading!
me thinks you can fit a fan under the CPU HSF fin array?
I gotta agree with the others, I started reading through the first page like and then looked at the rest and was pleasantly surprised. It looks a lot better than I was expecting.
I believe the point is for it to be passive.
Yup, it is going to be passive, specially at expositions. For lan parties I might stick a fan on the cooler for long usage sessions.
how did you get yellow paint on the fin array?
what is the fin array?
Nice work, it's looking good! One bit of input from me:
In this pic here, you can see how close the monitor plug is to the back of the graphics card. I would recommend wrapping a bit of electrical tape around the monitor plug, as there a lot of components on the back of a GPU that stick out slightly, and you don't want any metal from the monitor plug touching and causing problems.
heat sink fins.
Good find, thanks for the tip! : )
There´s no paint on the cpu cooler as nothing was painting with that in it :S
Saw this earlier on your facebook, good to see you in this forum! Looking great
whats the yello stuff? reflection?
Hey Klex, thanks : ) This was the first forum I ever joined when I started making worklogs : )
Project is now completed however I have ran in to a problem with the mounted screen, it doesn´t seem to be getting power, I´ve checked the usual culprits to no avail and I dont currently own a voltimetre which is unconveniente. Going to dismantle the screen´s hw and test it on a wooden bench, maybe it´s shorting out. Because I want the final picks to show an image I will wait to upload them till I get this fixed between today and monday.
Looks like a flight data recorder after a plane crash. Yikes!
Must be, double checked, no paint on the cooler :S
Fixed the screen, one of the cables must´ve cought somewhere and was damaged, severing the link between the screen´s psu and the lcd panel. So I cut that section off and soldered new cable to both ends, works fine now. Took me hours of looking and trying stuff till I saw the small brake in the cable and of course later I had to put it all togueter in the case again.
Aniway, I´m knakered and now I have to go some event to be social which I don´t really feel like but promised I would so... Aniway, I will set it all up for a shoot tomorrow to get a nice gallery of final pictures.
It looks like dust on the fin array on the angled pics, it's not paint das.
Can't wait for the pics!
In did, it´s a bit of dust : )
Final Pictures - Set 1
Right, as promised, here is a first set of the final pictures. I say first set because I´m not happy with them, light conditions, the need to use flash and reflections on the case by nearby windows, the table (that was a dumb idea) and so on, make the project look different, they make it look shiny (which is not), they distort the colors, you can barely see the green glow, etc
The point is, because I´m out of time right now I give you these just as a preview of some nicer final pictures which I will take at the modding event starting tuesday. Regardless, I hope you enjoy them : )
That´s it for now, I´m going to get it ready (install the OS, drivers, and so on, and pack it so it´s ready for tuesday. Once that´s out of the way I will start the final stage on Project: AIO AL and Project: Diabolo in the hopes of having them ready for tuesday as well.
This concludes the "Mod in a Week" challenge (for the second time, anyone remember my first one or has it been forgotten already? ) and I hope you enjoyed reading and watching as much as I did doing it.
Thanks for reading!
That's very good work, nicely done, and thanks for sharing it with us Maybe chuck it in the case mods section of TPU?
Take pictures of it outside in the dirt. That would be a fitting background for this project.
^ do eet!
better would be if you could go to Chernobyl LOL
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