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Old 18th Jan 2013, 15:06   #1
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Project: FrozenCPU: Billet Pron Bench; Sponsored by CORSAIR





This build will utilize LED light strip, http://mnpctech.com/pc-led-lights/]h...pc-led-lights/
 

 

 

 
UV LED lighting



FrozenCPU wanted their PC to be jaw dropping, unique and utilitarian. highlights from the build videos that will be on Mnpctech's YouTube Channel

Another wicked custom PC build by Mnpctech.com!


Here the Mnpctech products that will be featured in the build!



Mnpctech Machined Aluminum "Grooved" Case Feet here,
http://www.frozencpu...d_-_Silver.html



Mnpctech Machined Aluminum "480" radiator with rotating grill inserts here,
http://www.frozencpu...m_-_Silver.html



Time to feed da Milll!



The side walls will draw in plenty of cool air.



Update: 1/22/13



Tech Station floor was milled from 1/4" sheet of 6061





SSD cage mounting holes



Chassis back plates with jaw line





The grills were inspired by Mnpctech's machined aluminum "480" radiator grill with rotating grill inserts here,
http://www.frozencpu...m_-_Silver.html



480 radiator grill machined from 3/16" sheet, inspired by Mnpctech Machined Aluminum radiator grill with rotating grill inserts, sold by frozencpu here,







The sidewalls are .5" thick and will have Round Modders Mesh will be attached to the inside of the walls.







We'll go over all of the bare surfaces of the aluminum parts to remove small scratches with 3M Red Scotchbrite Pads





The Tech station will host two 480 radiators in the rear cavity. We revised Mnpctech 480 machined aluminum radiator grill design slightly for the build.



We're utilizing two Aquacomputer Aqualis 450ml Reservoirs from Frozencpu. (approx. 80 x 80 x 170 mm) These measure 70mm in diameter and made from Borosilicate glass, so they're scratch resistant! There is no color absorption in this glass, so dye colors look more vibrant.



70mm Borosilicate glass tube.



Aquacomputer's form-fitting D5 pump adapter, #34044


Update 2/5/13

The cover will be opened with a Linear actuator arm. It's powered by electric motor with gear drive inside that extends single arm back and forth. We debated about using two Linear actuators, one on each side, but decided to try one arm first and install 2nd, if needed later.



Mounting hardware included with Firgelli actuator. We will be making our own mounting brackets.

Order page for Firgelli L16-P Use the L16-P as linear servo by purchasing an LAC board. Pricing: $80 per unit for switches or feedback. $10 per unit discount when you buy 10. Save $20 when you purchase with an LAC board.

The L16 is a scaled up version of the L12 with a larger motor for faster speeds and heavier loads. Standard options include: three stroke lengths and three force/speed combinations(gear ratios). Each actuator has 2 internal limit switches to shut off the power once the end of stroke is reached. These switches cannot be moved.
All our actuators come with a hardware kit for mounting.





Updated 2/13

Finished the individual parts for the Motherboard I/O. Mounting posts and swing arm, which will hold down the I/O brackets on the GPUs. .... Actuator arm arrived this week, I'll try and get those pics taken and posted soon!



















We're looking into adding a gas charged spring to the other side, just as added precautionary measure, in case the actuator ever failed. Several people expressed interest in making ATX version of the CNC Machined Aluminum Motherboard Tray. I'm looking into contracting another shop to make these, so I don't have a cost confirmed yet, but here is what the proposed kit would look like and include,

One Mainboard Tray with four large opening for PSU cables and connections.
One Rear I/O Shield Plate with & PCI slots.
Two triangular Motherboard brackets that connect Mainboard Tray to I/O Shield.
Two reinforcement brackest for triangular motherboard brackets.
Nine Motherboard Stand-off risers.
Finish is brushed bare Aluminum.
Includes 6/32 tapered flat head stainless machine screws.











EVGA 780 GTX gpus with EK-FC Titan SE blocks for nvidia reference NVA-P2083, Geforce GTX Titan and 780 series











Thanks for tuning in again... I'm just waiting on handful of parts now, so we're almost there! ....I received Primochill's 1/2" OD acrylic tubing, so we can see what these "Revolver" compression fittings are all about...., although the carton I received states "Ghost" on the label?....





Jewelers hand saw



Cutting down the primochill tubing to length



Some pieces of Extruded acrylic tubing need to have ends shaved or sanded, so fittings fit over the acrylic. Extruded acrylic isn't always going to perfect 1/2" OD...

To clean and debur edges of the primochill acrylic tubing, you can use hand file or medium grit sandpaper. I've opted for quicker solution and used Plumber's tubing reamer. You can pick-up these Tubing / Pipe Reamers at most Home Improvement Stores, in their Plumbing Aisle. Pretty handy tool for this task, so placed a bulk wholesale order and stocking them here, Pipe / Tubing Reamer

To clean and debur edges of the primochill acrylic tubing, you can use hand file or medium grit sandpaper. I've opted for quicker solution and used Plumber's tubing reamer. You can pick-up these Tubing / Pipe Reamers at most Home Improvement Stores, in their Plumbing Aisle. Pretty handy tool for this task, so placed a bulk wholesale order and stocking them here, Pipe / Tubing Reamer

http://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-alph...pe-reamer.html



Tubing Reamer / Deburr for Rigid Acrylic Tubing, used for Hardlined Liquid loops in Pcs



Place reamer on flat surface, hold it in place, apply pressure while twisting or rotating tube clockwise or counter clockwise between three blades, then flip reamer upside down and repeat for inner diameter.



...then flip reamer upside down and repeat for inner diameter.



It does decent job... you can also use medium grit sandpaper or hand file as alternative



Place "Revolver" compression shell over acrylic first, then o-ring



then insert tubing into compression fitting...





Bending the primochill acrylic tubing next....



Silicone Fill Tubing, insert into Primochill .5" OD acrylic tubing.



Dip the Silicone Fill Tubing in Dish Soap water



Insert Silicone Fill tubing into the 1/2" Primochill Acrylic tube before heating the Tubing.

Hold the tubing around 4" above the heat, and keep rotating the Acrylic tubing over the heat.

I made Acrylic Tubing Bending Jig, from Acrylic!



I made it from .5" Clear Acrylic scrap from the workshop. For the bends, I used our 1-3/4" & 1" Billet PC Case Feet for two different size bends.







Placing .5" Primochill tubing along channel and 1" case foot, to create 90 degree bend.


1" inside bend



Update 12/30/13





Next stage installing phoyba fans from frozen & mounting 2x 480 radiators with M3 "Screw'd" Anodized Blue Radiator fasteners




More updates soon

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