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Old 3rd Jan 2011, 17:49   #101
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I'm loving this! What an intuitive cooling solution that actually looks good for once... Mod on!
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Old 3rd Jan 2011, 18:14   #102
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I never saw the Mario theme coming! And i lolīd hard when i did Amazing work my friend! I cant wait to see how it will look out in 8 bit
Hehe, nice to hear that the theme is appreciated. I was actually thinking of making the case look like the first Mario character but thought the 1up version would be a little bit more fun and look nicer.

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I had a rough guess it was the 8-bit mushroom but thought no he wouldn't lol & then I thought too awesome an ultra premium mushroom case is so cheesecake .
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I'm loving this! What an intuitive cooling solution that actually looks good for once... Mod on!
Well I'm glad you like the looks of my way of cooling since it's deffinetly not the most effective one. I'm pretty shure it breaks all the rules of heatsink designing there is. hehe but thats what makes it so fun
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I like your cpu cooler, your solution is very cool.
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Old 3rd Jan 2011, 22:08   #104
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I like your cpu cooler, your solution is very cool.
Thanks. I hope it will cool as well
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Old 5th Jan 2011, 14:06   #105
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The next thing I was planing to do was to drill all the holes in the backplate. But since I don't know the exact position of the holes for the heatpipe-to-backplate-blocks until they're made, I'll do those first. I could have calculated the holeposition in the CAD model and hope that it'll fit in the end. But at this stage I prefer to rather build one piece at a time and to make shure everything fits because there is always the possibility of human error when using a manual mill.

And I got a taste of that human error at this stage. This is the piece that is supposed to connect the heatpipes to the heatsink. The plan was to make two similar pieces. But tired as I was, I managed to screw up the holes on one of the pieces so I only managed to finish one of them.


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Here is the screwed up piece, holes are shifted 3mm to the right and I didn't noticed until after. But anyway I show this because I didn't take a picture of the good piece at this stage.

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The initial plan was to have the bottom sliced part threaded and therefore the top part would clamp down when screwed. But I realized that since the bottom sliced part is actually thinner under the hole and tightening the screw will only result in the bottom piece bending upwards instead of the top. The contact surface wouldn't therfore be totaly flat. So I decided to make the threaded hole in the heatsinkplate instead. A long description for a tiny thing.. but anyway.
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Awesome work!!! Will be awaiting the finish
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Pah stop doing such a nice job lol no really lookin awsome bubbah
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Must be awesome being able to make your own heatsinks & it certainly looks mighty fine .
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This is looking so good! I wish i had the machining skills/the opportunity to do something like this!
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Haha thanks. Actually I don't think I'll ever stop doing this as I got atleast 5 more sketched ideas I want to make a reality

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Thanks..Yes it's a really nice feeling holding the finished pieces and thinking back of the days when I only had acess to a Dremel and some woodclamps.

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Haha thanks. Actually I don't think I'll ever stop doing this as I got atleast 5 more sketched ideas I want to make a reality
haha thats awsome! will be waiting for them aswell ^^ +rep for this one!
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haha thats awsome! will be waiting for them aswell ^^ +rep for this one!
Haha thanks.. they'll get their own log here for shure. But I'll have to finish the current projects before I start something new. Wouldn't have started this one if it wasn't for it being so small, in contrast to some of the other ideas.
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Very nice. I like the simplistic-ish clamps. I would have done something like this:

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On both sides and then clamped the two together (if you follow that in the least).


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Very nice. I like the simplistic-ish clamps. I would have done something like this:

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Thanks.
About your idea, do you mean to mill down the top pieces to make them flex more? Somewhat similar to what I did with the CPU cover in this pic:




BTW. Anyone got any info regarding my touchbutton question in bottom of post #96? Basically, will an anodized surface work as the direct contacting surface for a touchbutton? I'm assuming that the non conductive properties of the anodized surface will not make it possible, but I've never played around with DIY touchbuttons so I can't confirm this.
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Old 6th Jan 2011, 13:31   #115
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Very nice work so far!
Why didn't you use copper for the blocks?
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Copper is very expensive, Aluminium is easier to machine and more cost effective. and he'll be anodizing it, you can't anodize copper AFAIK
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I agree, but copper transfers heat quicker than aluminium to the heatpipes.
That 's why it's used by manufactures at the blocks.
Also copper can be chromed.

Another advantage is that you can solder the copper block and the heatpipes in order to achieve better transfer of heat, better than using thermal paste.
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I agree, but copper transfers heat quicker than aluminium to the heatpipes.
That 's why it's used by manufactures at the blocks.
Also copper can be chromed.

Another advantage is that you can solder the copper block and the heatpipes in order to achieve better transfer of heat, better than using thermal paste.
Thanks.
Yes I could have used copper for the heatpipe blocks, you are right, and I was thinking of doing this. But I have no place to buy copper and the only copper I have was to small for the CPU block. So I decided to save it for the CPU and GPU blocks of my ProtoHype project. Soldering the pipes would have been the best I agree, but I hope that thermalpaste and alu will do fine for the pretty low heat output of this mboard.
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I said intuitive, and now we have precision drilling, detail and heatpipes! Have lots of rep.
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