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Thats it for this update. My to do list is getting shorter every day but I keep adding one or 2 things a day... but thats modding for you. Only things I'm waiting on is the fittings for the tubing and new LEDs.
Wow. Best themed case job I've seen yet. Keep up the steam!
 

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Fuga, was thinking about the LEDs you got for illuminating the tubes, and that "orange" color you're complaining about is actually closer to the actual color of a glowing tube than yellow would be. If you want, I can take a picture of my tube amp in the dark so you can see the tubes glowing.
 

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Wow. Best themed case job I've seen yet. Keep up the steam!
Thanks!

Fuga, was thinking about the LEDs you got for illuminating the tubes, and that "orange" color you're complaining about is actually closer to the actual color of a glowing tube than yellow would be. If you want, I can take a picture of my tube amp in the dark so you can see the tubes glowing.
Please do!
 

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Been working hard to get everything done.

Here is the glue I ended up using. it works great.



Got my Bitspower Multi-Link adapters in.




Bit of bad news... FC10 broke. I think it broke when I way trying to push it into the 5.25" bays. its a tight fit and my finger slipped and hit one of the vacuum tubes. Lamptron is sending me 2 new ones :D




I started the piping. Left pipe is from the pump top outlet to the 240 rad. Right pipe is from the 240 rad to the 480 rad.



Right side has a small dent. I may replace this pipe but you can't see it with the front panel on.



First connection on the mobo.



2nd



3rd & 4th



Inside the case with the 5th tube



Last tube from the GPU to the res




More fittings came in!




Here is the grill for the 50 mm fan




Drain port. there is a T line between the 360 and 480 radiator.




LEDs on












Now for the front panel. I used JB Weld to hold it in place.



BAH! A gap...



Add more JB Weld





And then sand the hell out of it.









Now that that is done I need to add the leather and grill. I like it!










I picked up some old gauges. Not sure if I am even going to use them but they were $10...



Testing...







Add some tubes
















I threw a blue LED in the res to see what it would look like.



Underexposed




No idea how to hide these cables from the front I/O ports...




My fill port :D




And finally I flushed all the blocks to make sure no crud was in there.




More to come soon. I got my LEDs in today so I'm going to start working on that ASAP.

Cheers till next time,

Fuga
 

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those tubes look damn sexy
 

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Sorry Fuga, you're going to have to wait for the pics. I took a few last night and then couldn't find the transfer cable:banghead:
It's looking damn nice though. I like the idea of the gauges, but if I were to choose, it would be the two that are bigger than the rest and a a bit rusty. Just seems like they would suit "Steampunk" better.
 
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Right side has a small dent. I may replace this pipe but you can't see it with the front panel on.
Nothing says steampunk like a dent. :laugh:

Don't worry 'bout it. :D

Thanks for the pics.
 
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Is there any chance you can get me a shot of the FC10 displaying 1337?



Please?
 

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those tubes look damn sexy
Thanks!

Sorry Fuga, you're going to have to wait for the pics. I took a few last night and then couldn't find the transfer cable:banghead:
It's looking damn nice though. I like the idea of the gauges, but if I were to choose, it would be the two that are bigger than the rest and a a bit rusty. Just seems like they would suit "Steampunk" better.
:banghead: ok. I got the new Amber LEDs in last night and they look pretty nice. I may only use 1 of the gagues if any. I'm focusing more on the clockwork part and not the industrial part of Steampunk.

Nothing says steampunk like a dent. :laugh:

Don't worry 'bout it. :D

Thanks for the pics.
Thanks!

Is there any chance you can get me a shot of the FC10 displaying 1337? Please?
Once I get my new tube I can try. No promises though.
 
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Never mind, did it, 7V on a 2600RPM fan, camera in burst mode!



Nice little unit!
 

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I think you may be able to fix the "broken" FC10. As long as you didn't physically break the seal on the tube, it should be fine. Try opening the unit up and seeing if the tube unseated from its socket.
 

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This is one of the BEST case mods I have ever seen! Keep up the GREAT work! I have always loved the steampunk look
 
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This is one of the BEST case mods I have ever seen! Keep up the GREAT work! I have always loved the steampunk look
If there are any case mod competitions offering $, this would take the prize.
 
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If there are any case mod competitions offering $, this would take the prize.
100% agree...this build is absolutely gorgeous. However, I will say that I don't personally like the look of the gauges, at least how they are currently being implemented. Not sure if others feel the same way.
 
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100% agree...this build is absolutely gorgeous. However, I will say that I don't personally like the look of the gauges, at least how they are currently being implemented. Not sure if others feel the same way.
Personally, I think they are a really nice theme touch, even if not functonal. One should appear integrated with the resevoir, and it'd be cool to see one near the CPU.

...even better if old temp gages could be found and used (and functional).
 
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Fuga, whats your addy again? Me and my midget n1nj4 army R cumming to take it away! :roll::roll:

Few things, IF i may :eek: Although i like the look of the gauges i personally don't feel they fit this particular build. I hope the blue/white LEDs were for testing porpoises only. Your build would look better, IMHO, with a nice warm/inviting amber glow to the whole box, which i think is your end goal so disregard this comment. Maybe lol. Regarding the cables for the front I/O, can you not give them the same clip treatment as the others? I think as long as you "bundle" them nicely they'd be OK. Even if just hanging out on the backside hahaha

Nice work with the tubes! I know how much of a bitch it can be working with copper piping :banghead: Something you could try is once you figure the length of tube, before bending, plug one end with tissue paper or similar and then fill the tube with water and cap off the other end, stick it in the freezer and viola! Or pack it full of sand. Temporary budget mandrell bends! Maybe you can get a idea/tip or 2 from here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_bending

Keep up the great work man! :rockout::rockout::rockout:

Edit: Wood dowling may also suffice for cheap mandrel solution, if you can get the material pliable enough to conform to the bend without snapping :)
 

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Personally, I think they are a really nice theme touch, even if not functonal. One should appear integrated with the resevoir, and it'd be cool to see one near the CPU.

...even better if old temp gages could be found and used (and functional).
Bah, needz moar TUBEZ!:laugh:
 
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EDIT: I was just thinking could you hook up a tailed led to your HDD LED plug and use it for your Res so when it flickers it looks like its a old light going on and off Orange color or something. dunno if it would be bright enough though.


When this is all done you need to submit this to Million Dollar PC

Great job is that MDPC-X Copper sleeving? I have been looking at using that like this.

 
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I know one thing this case will need. a small smoke generator!
 

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I know one thing this case will need. a small smoke generator!
I saw a case mod a few years back where someone mounted a V6 exhaust header on both sides of the PC and had smoke come out of them, it was awesome!

Fuga, if you would like to experiment with something like that I have a spare set of SBF 302w stock headers. They're a little rusty but otherwise in great condition. No O2 bungs or anything, they came off of a carbureted engine. They were replaced with some higher flow chrome headers :p
 

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I think you may be able to fix the "broken" FC10. As long as you didn't physically break the seal on the tube, it should be fine. Try opening the unit up and seeing if the tube unseated from its socket.
Something is loose int he tube which is why it is not lighting up.

This is one of the BEST case mods I have ever seen! Keep up the GREAT work! I have always loved the steampunk look
Thanks :D

If there are any case mod competitions offering $, this would take the prize.
Wow thanks! I'm trying to get into CPU magazine and some MOTM competitions.

100% agree...this build is absolutely gorgeous. However, I will say that I don't personally like the look of the gauges, at least how they are currently being implemented. Not sure if others feel the same way.
Thanks! Ya idk if/how I'm going to use them.

Personally, I think they are a really nice theme touch, even if not functonal. One should appear integrated with the resevoir, and it'd be cool to see one near the CPU.

...even better if old temp gages could be found and used (and functional).
I wish I could use them but I don't have the fittings.

Fuga, whats your addy again? Me and my midget n1nj4 army R cumming to take it away! :roll::roll:

Few things, IF i may :eek: Although i like the look of the gauges i personally don't feel they fit this particular build. I hope the blue/white LEDs were for testing porpoises only. Your build would look better, IMHO, with a nice warm/inviting amber glow to the whole box, which i think is your end goal so disregard this comment. Maybe lol. Regarding the cables for the front I/O, can you not give them the same clip treatment as the others? I think as long as you "bundle" them nicely they'd be OK. Even if just hanging out on the backside hahaha

Nice work with the tubes! I know how much of a bitch it can be working with copper piping :banghead: Something you could try is once you figure the length of tube, before bending, plug one end with tissue paper or similar and then fill the tube with water and cap off the other end, stick it in the freezer and viola! Or pack it full of sand. Temporary budget mandrell bends! Maybe you can get a idea/tip or 2 from here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_bending

Keep up the great work man! :rockout::rockout::rockout:

Edit: Wood dowling may also suffice for cheap mandrel solution, if you can get the material pliable enough to conform to the bend without snapping :)
Thanks! Yes the blue LED was just one I got with an XSPC res that I put in there to see how well it would light up the res. Thanks for all the comments :D

Bah, needz moar TUBEZ!:laugh:
LOL

EDIT: I was just thinking could you hook up a tailed led to your HDD LED plug and use it for your Res so when it flickers it looks like its a old light going on and off Orange color or something. dunno if it would be bright enough though.

When this is all done you need to submit this to Million Dollar PC

Great job is that MDPC-X Copper sleeving? I have been looking at using that like this.

http://img.techpowerup.org/121031/Capture199.jpg
Didn't think about hooking it to the HDD LED.... I'll check that out. If you want to submit my rig for that please do :D. The more votes the better.

I know one thing this case will need. a small smoke generator!
haha

I saw a case mod a few years back where someone mounted a V6 exhaust header on both sides of the PC and had smoke come out of them, it was awesome!

Fuga, if you would like to experiment with something like that I have a spare set of SBF 302w stock headers. They're a little rusty but otherwise in great condition. No O2 bungs or anything, they came off of a carbureted engine. They were replaced with some higher flow chrome headers :p
idk what those are.... I'm a car nub.
 
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idk what those are.... I'm a car nub.
shorty headers for a 302w:




They carry the exhaust gases from the engine heads to the mid-pipes.
Those are almost identical to the spares I have, except that those have a solid one-piece mounting flange whereas the stock headers I have have a small flange for each pipe, and the ones I posted are a slightly larger diameter for higher flow. It also looks like the ones I posted are manufactured by Ford Racing.
They're quite heavy, 8-10 lbs each, as they are made from steel. Not sure how you would mount them to a PC, but I've seen it done with V6 headers, so it must be possible.

Edit: As I was typing this post I realized they may not go with this build very well, but that's up to you.
 
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