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its just a sticker, but it looks pretty cool in person (MNPCTech sent me a piece to see) But its 100X cheaper and a lot less time consuming to use.

The Cello is the real thing
 

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If you use the Koolance fluid rusting should be no prob. Most of the coolants have additives to prevent rust and reduce corrosion.
Thing is a lot of people use plain water (not the best for preventing rust)

It does seem a bit silly when all the other fittings are brass to save a few pennies by making 1 part out of steel.
Just having dissimilar metals in the same loop will cause oxidation over time, even with additives, as the metal start to react with each other.

And about not using clamps, be careful, even with you squeezing the smaller tubing on there, over time the tubing can lose some of it's elasticity, and can eventually leak.
 

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its just a sticker, but it looks pretty cool in person (MNPCTech sent me a piece to see) But its 100X cheaper and a lot less time consuming to use.

The Cello is the real thing
nice. Yeah but the im sure the sticker still looks cool bro.
 

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Mark, Wile E is right about the tubing loosing elasticity. Be careful dude.
 
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That tray looks insanely awesome!

As for the tubing, does Mark even keep anything put together long enough for that to matter? :laugh:
 

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That tray looks insanely awesome!

As for the tubing, does Mark even keep anything put together long enough for that to matter? :laugh:
lol. Probably not, but I thought I'd throw it out there anyway.
 
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Can't wait until its finished !
 

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That tray looks insanely awesome!

As for the tubing, does Mark even keep anything put together long enough for that to matter? :laugh:
This one is a bit different, I promise to keep it together. :laugh:
Mark, Wile E is right about the tubing loosing elasticity. Be careful dude.
Oh yee of little faith:respect:
 
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hey that vinal is great for a drive bay or PSU when you dont want to make a carbon fiber case for it lol,

carbon fiber is too expensive to use for a "just for fun" project for me

but that mobo tray really looks sick :D
 
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I have to say that's a first for these eybulbs...it's perfectly beyond the call of duty:respect:

Having done a fair amount of fiberglas repair on boats I know just how ridiculous it is to make a single part from a mold...you've got a plan....doncha.

Vacuumbagging is just so pro...again:respect:

You have to have a perfect mold to get a perfect part...it really shows how much you love to mod :pimp:
 

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LOL, it is a crazy amount of work just to make 1 part.

Once the comp is done I think it will make more sense, I can see it finished in my head and its pretty sweet.

Thanks CD.
 
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:laugh: I get lots of ideas that look great in my head, but I lack your ability to make them come to life. And for that, I truly respect and envy you :respect: :toast:

edit: And you too CD
 
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This thread has so much useful info in it, It should be Stickied!
 

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i agree but it'll never happen

project logs end, something that ends wont get stickied

wish it could tho
 

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i agree but it'll never happen

project logs end, something that ends wont get stickied

wish it could tho
yeah< i thought about that after my post. Oh well... :ohwell:
 
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Hm, I thought of it as more of a guide than a log.
 
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Hm, I thought of it as more of a guide than a log.
good point but so are others, and its in the "project log" section to share what you did
 

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so we just have to keep building then....
 
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The prob with CF is you need to make moulds for every part, that takes a ton of $$ and time. I will probably laminate a few parts (thin alum skin with CF on both sides). Maybe the Pump mount and DVD sides.
Right now I am waiting for my fittings and fiddling with the rear panel. I ordered the 5.25 ID tubing for the fans but its coming "slow boat from china" shipping by UPS.(wont get here till next week)

I am also thinking about switching PSs (I have a FSP 400 fanless one now) and I was thinking of using my PC Power & Cooling 510 but I need to make it fanless so my comp only uses 2 fans (for some reason I wanted to make a comp with 2 fans)
 
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lol, I guess I can understand wanting overheated hardware....:wtf:

:p
 

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that metal case does serve a purpose, heat reduction and EMI protection.
 

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lol, I guess I can understand wanting overheated hardware....:wtf:

:p
LOL, no way Jose..this comp is gonna run VERY cool (20-30C range)

(especially with the new Patented SkyKast exhaust vent/mesh)
that metal case does serve a purpose, heat reduction and EMI protection.
Thats why I wear my trusty alum foil hat.

LOL, I modded that poor 510 PS so many times I have no clue where its cover is anymore...