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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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as soon as I get chance, I'll edit more pics...

@Parge, Good to hear from you! Thanks for the comment

@Pranja, I don't think anyone wants that position, but thank you for tuning in.

@Hukkel, Thank you for posting your comment, more to come!

@Mankz, Thanks buddy, should be pretty sweet when it's finished.

@Axoxenon, Great, cheaps and I have been wanting to build one for over a year now....

@Waynio, I thought same thing...LOL

@Burnout21, good to hear from you again, stay tuned for more billet pron to come

@Mosquito, maybe just the frame, and the midwest mod event is starting to shape up, lutr0 customs just confirmed hes attending, to do sleeving demo, anyone else from Midwest here

@Vetalar, indeed, just dont ever forget to feed it everyday!

@p0Pe, thank you! we love your killer projects!

@Andrew_K, if they dont mind waiting...lol

@jrs77, thank you for the post! and look at cnc routers, much cheaper for getting started

@maestro0428, Thank you, cheaps and I seem to connect well on these collaborations, this our 3rd to make it from drawing to reality. and great hearing from you!
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Thank you for all of the comments! Roboduck and I have been busy preparing to host the 1st Midwest PC Modder event this Saturday If you know anyone from bit-tech, (besides Mosquito, he already knows ) who lives in this frigid region, please tell them about our event

@Muerlin, good guess, ...stated in 1st post, "After conference a few calls, I learned they share our love for Sci-Fi, custom cars, and bikes." , but we always loved the layered look, outside of any direct sci-fi reference, thanks for comment!

@jrs77, people always ask "How much does it weigh?"..... and my response is, "I'm not carrying it on my back, across Hoth in a blizzard, so I don't really care."

@Ace, good hearing from you!

@Andrew, good luck with the new job today!



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,





I will share more updates as soon as my time allows!
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haha, we'll have to make a billet table just to support it
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@jokkos, thank for the post! I've made note to catch up to what youre doing these days, your work is always amazing!

Cheaps will smirk, only had Phillips pan head screws on hand for the preliminary assembly last night. I ordered Torx flat head this morning. Everything is coming together nicely so far. Here are the photos I took while doing the assembly.



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.







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@Mankz, I havent decided yet...hmmm. Thank you for the comment dude!

@Ream, GOLD plated tech bench, hehe, that would be insane

@bundymania, Thank you, and good to hear from you!

@Andrew, will ask that they're given the "rattle test' before shipping

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



Mounting solution for the two Aqualis reservoirs, all aluminum design devised by Cheaps.

and tomorrow is the big day, We're hosting the 1st Midwest Modders Meetup, tomorrow night, details are here, http://www.facebook.com/events/471641479539329/

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@Pranja, I used to think I&H reservoirs were the best, but omg, the glass for the aqualis are to die for....

@shinji2k, lol, Thank you for watching and commenting!

@Razarach, Cheaps and I have wanted to build an aluminum station for over a year now. We're very excited to see it's completion. Thanks for commenting!
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This weekend we started the task of making the ribs for the cover.



Milling the 30 ribs from 1/8" thick sheet of 6061 aluminum.



... each one of the ribs takes 8 minutes.



The ribs will be held in place with machined rods, which is next stage!
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hehe, Thanks guys! ...making baby steps this week, our stand-offs are now done

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@bulldogjeff, Thanks for tuning in and commenting!

@Cheaps, why not? and retail for scratch builders?

@scirocco, Thank you for watching and commenting!

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.

Firgelli L16-P Linear Actuator, 100mm Stroke, 150:1 gear ratio, 12 volts @ $100
LAC (Linear Actuator Control Board) @ $0
Subtotal: $100.00
Tax: $0.00
UPS Ground Shipping: $15.58
Grand Total: $115.58





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.

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@Hukkel, Thank you for watching and commenting!

@Paslis, Honored to have you watching, and Congrats on MOTY!

@Pranja, that is cool. this project has inspired idea of engine block theme chassis someday



Concept for actuator arm. (not final)



Trianguler pieces are the mounting base for the Actuator body. The other pieces are from earlier design for actuator "yoke" that we've scraped for now. We should have the machined rods for the cover in this afternoon, for assembly of the 30x ribs that make the cover.
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@skullen, good to hear from you Ian! any new projects?!




our Torx head tapered machine screws arrived today....
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@barry99705, lol, don't even make a decent tool for them yet...

@KoSoVaR^ ...good to hear from you, thanks for tuning in!

@Pranja, we keep inching along, thanks again for your support!



machined rods were finished yesterday...



the rods will join the 30x ribs that make the top cover



these spacers will go between each of the 30 ribs in the cover...
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@barry99705, maybe someday, when we have the time

@maestro0428, good to hear from you! and thanks for the post!

The employees in Frozen's workshop will have plenty of POWER for any configuration they install, cause we're using EVGA's new SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified Power Supply in their Tech Station. You can read all of the specs and details about this beast at FrozenCPU


Input: 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz, 18-10A Rail +3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V2 +12V3 +12V4 +12V5 +12V6 +12V7 +12V8 +5VSB -12V Max output 25A 25A 20A 20A 20A 20A 20A 20A 20A 20A 4A 0.8A 124A (133A OC Mode) 150W 1485W (1600W OC Mode) 20W 9.6W Total 1500W (1650W OC Mode)















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Thanks for tuning in guys!, and posting the link, Muerlin. Finished the ribs for the top cover. Next step is making the Transparent Blue side windows. Additional spacers are on the way from Cheaps, so we can assemble the top this weekend....and "weigh it"





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Thanks for posts guys! I'll make a note to weigh it in the video log. 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!

















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@Editor22, lol @ Homer, Thanks for watching and commenting Nate!

@Pranja, looking forward to seeing it finished

@Kosovar, thanks for tuning in dude!

@flame696, thank you for sharing your comment and watching!

@Cheaps, I'm all in, just need to get andrew's parts, yr res & all these POs done

@AverageNinja, for suure!

@Azariel, it wont be terrible, it's aluminum after all

@barry, we will weigh it for everyone... the big "F" make for nice carry handles

@Waynio, Thank you for your support and your logs raised the standard for all of Us

@coolamasta, we can't wait either, lots more projects to share with you. thanks for tuning in!

@andrew8200m, thanks for watching!

The actuator arrived. Here is all of the details with links from Firgelli. Roboduck informed me the 200N max force lift rating is 45 pounds, so one actuator should lift our cover, but I bought 2nd actuator we can install if needed. The quality is the actuator construction is exceptionally good. The order process and packing of everything was good too! I plan to install the actuator this weekend and will share my results. I'm also documenting the entire build to share on my YouTube Channel.



Firgelli L16 Actuator Data Sheet PDF Link



Firgelli L16 Actuator.

Standard options include: three stroke lengths and three force/speed combinations (gear ratios). Each actuator has an internal linear potentiometer that provides position feedback.



Firgelli LAC Controller with USB.

You need 12V DC Power Adapter (we will make PSU connection)
We ordered 1 meter long extension cable for L12 -P or L16 -P actuators. One male and one female end, 5 conductor, 26 AWG.

The Linear Actuator Control Board is a stand-alone closed-loop control board specifically designed for Firgelli "P" series actuators. The LAC greatly simplifies designs by saving the development time, cost, and processor overhead associated with direct motor control. As little as 1 digital or analog output is required for position control. Supported input signals include USB, Voltage, Current, RC Servo, and PWM. On board adjustment of speed, sensitivity, and stroke limits are available. The LAC can be operated as both an interface board, or as a stand alone controller with the addition of an external potentiometer and power supply. Each LAC Board controls 1 linear actuator and will require an external power supply rated for the actuator. The LAC will work with the L12-P, PQ12-P and L16-P. It may also be able to drive other larger actuators that have position feedback.

Note: If you buy an "P" series actuator and an LAC at the same time, you get the LAC for 1/2 price! Look for the "Add LAC?*" button when purchasing a "P" series actuator and save!



Firgelli LAC Controller software download
Firgelli LAC Controller Data Sheet PDF
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@Asouter, Thanks for tuning in and commenting!

@Maki role, according data we have, it should work fine, but will confirm this weekend!

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. We're making mounting plates for Aqua Computer Aqualis Reservoirs this weekend.

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Haha! I need to weigh it for you guys...not as bad as you're imagining, ....(soo far)

I didn't have time to assemble the cover and install Firgelli this weekend, but did get more of the tiny parts finished. This is the front panel Power switch plate , .25" thick alum will mount over .25" thick Light Blue acrylic and fits 22mm Bulgin switch, 5mm LED. The other two holes are for fasteners







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