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Case Mod - In Progress 1st ... KONTAKT by SpikeV

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by SpikeV, 13 Feb 2020.

  1. SpikeV

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    . . . more project swag arrived this week

    some of the water cooling system, as well as, a reload of my preferred TIM ... 'Griz'

    included the first batch of EK fittings, and CF coolants, along with a backup fill bottle (since will be using 2 different color liquids)


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    while waiting for more fittings and tubing to arrive from EKWB and Aquatuning ... and some goodies from MDPC-X, as well . . .

    here are some of the main watercooling components that were received some time ago:


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    Looks like the EKWB order will be delivered today ! :clap:

    in the meantime - a quick side note:
    ...recently (and surprisingly) I received a PSU that was DOA - and, of course, after a run of more than a dozen similar models, this one was not bench tested prior to installation :eyebrow: . . . and there is nothing more disappointing then being "all done" ... pressing 'ON', and ... nothing :duh:

    so ... just for fun - picked up this little item . . . now can do quick PSU tests :thumb:
    (of course, still need to do the loaded motherboard power-up test prior to installing into the case :nono: ... no longer have that 100% run-rate !:hehe: )

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    now for some of the most fun part of the project

    . . . beginning design work of the port side distribution panel




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    template 1st draft ... :thumb:
     
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    next step . . . clean up the template and get some measurements :geek:


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  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That's a neat little mini drafting machine.
     
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    Translation: "What is it & where can I get one?" :p
     
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    :hehe: :grin: :naughty: . . . I think this item was a hand-me-down from my 13 year old son - since he has migrated to fully digital :thumb:


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    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Sounds familiar. I inherited a ton of map drafting gear, but I have little use for it in the digital age.
     
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    I hear that ...

    I'm still trying to sell off my Nikonos II - but no one can figure out where to put in the battery :hehe:
     
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    Haven't heard mention of one of those since last century... battery goes in the bottom of the grabby bit, IIRC.

    Ugh... looks like my memory failed - mechanical shutter/no battery req'd?
     
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    . . . funny how we now struggle to figure out how analog used to work :oldconfused::oldconfused:
     
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    Oh my - look what the postman left behind :grin:

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    [another ... quick side note]

    one small step in the current environment ...



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    Next up:
    tackling the twin pump mounting strategy ...

    looks like the easy solution is just - use the existing 4 x (35mm x 3.5mm) slots for the left side - then drill 4 holes for the right side - and bolt in the pump brackets

    two potential issues are _ placement will be critical for successful loop fitment, and _ possible interference with the port side Res or Distro . . . and there is no place to hide screw-ups in this open case arrangement

    (also, I'm not well known for taking the 'easy solution' :nono: :naughty: :hehe: ... at least, that's what I'm told :rollingeyes:)

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    ... switch to solution mode
     
  16. Cheapskate

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    Warning - Ports down is not a recommended position for the pumps.
    The easy solution depends on the solver's skill set. :)
     
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    ... or lack of :grin::hehe:
     
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    ... more provisions arrive


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    Installation of the EK-Quantum Vector Dual EVO RTX 2070/2080 and the EK-Vector Dual Evo RTX 2070/2080 Backplate now completed.

    Kudos to EK for a straight forward installation, good instruction, and no issues encountered . . . will be pulling together the installation video.

    I must say - that EK Nickel Chrome backplate is quite impressive.


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    . . . now can start the configuration of the starboard side distribution panel ... :rock:
     
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    . . . first swing at starboard distro


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    . . . :dremel:
     
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