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Scratch Build – In Progress ___The "MOD MEN" PC___is FINISHED!!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 3 Feb 2011.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Monkey portal?:eyebrow: Isn't that where monkey projectiles come from?

    Nice pin striping tut. He forgot the most important tip: Don't drink energy drinks before you start or your hands will shake!:hehe:

    @Brinkzor - That's gluing you see in the vid. I'm guessing the disco is to drown out my cursing. I'm using a monoject syringe ATM.
     
  2. mnpctech

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    @Nutman, Thank you! :thumb:

    @MrNitro, we need another excuse to do that again :D

    @cheaps, It's pronounced "Muunky" not Monkey. I just had a thought ... build a "Muunky Portal" PC next ......:clap:
     
  3. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Ouch that poor thing you smashed into oblivion at the begining :hehe:.

    :lol: Making throwing stars out of sheet metal :D done that but because I fluffed up a grill I was cutting out, they now hang on the washing line in the garden :p.

    I didn't know pin striping was done freehand, good result from it, but was the silver guide line chalk?, so many things to learn on finishing but for some stupid reason I keep putting finishing practice in the back of my mind lol, need to dedicate more ;).
     
  4. mnpctech

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    Yep, Brad made a grid with chalk. "1 Shot" is an enamel paint, and the best thing about "1 shot" is that it's very durable, and you don't have to clear over it. This is the same product painters use on cars and motorcycles. Just apply it, and you're done :thumb: .....after many hours of practice, of course :hip:
     
  5. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Bill,

    Is the Harley frame in the background going to be a new Mnpctech item? Be kinda hard to ship.

    Excellent tutorial from Brad. I did notice he mentioned using a telephone book for a pallet. :thumb:

    john
     
  6. mnpctech

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    Nah, it belongs to his customer. Magazines are even better to pallet the brush.. here is some shots of the waterblock top after it arrived from cheaps, as shown in the video

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  7. Cheapskate

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    ***! I still wish I had made the O-ring channel a little deeper...
     
  8. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Well, this ensures it's leakproof ;)
     
  9. H4B4N0S

    H4B4N0S What's a Dremel?

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    Hi , really good mod but where can i found mushkin products ?
    On their website they say "no stock" for one Redline serie which interrest me .
    I apologite for talking in this bad english , sorry and good luck !
     
  10. boogerlad

    boogerlad What's a Dremel?

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    Nice waterblock! Just wondering, but what size endmill did you guys use for the channels in the copper base?
     
  11. GCOFIELDD

    GCOFIELDD Minimodder

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    QUOTE=Cheapskate;2624021]***! I still wish I had made the O-ring channel a little deeper...[/QUOTE]

    Hey Cheaps, I think I have a spread sheet for calculating proper o-ring depth somewhere if you are interested...plus here is a link to the parker o-ring catalog which has information on everything o-ring related including grove sizes for all their o-rings.

    http://www.parker.com/literature/ORD%205700%20Parker_O-Ring_Handbook.pdf

    I don't think you were really looking for any help based on your comment, but maybe somebody else on here might find it useful...

    By the way I am really enjoying The "MOD MEN" video series. The videos are adding a lot to this build, thank you :thumb:
     
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  12. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    ^^ Well it's nice to have a spec sheet from a big manufacturer like Parker. +rep enough
     
  13. mnpctech

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    @boogerlad, 1/16" size carbide bit

    @H4B4N0S, have you tried contacting Mushkin Enhanced with your inquiry?
     
  14. Cheapskate

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    @GCOFIELDD - rep'd :D
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    -and screencapped the relevant page for future quick reference.
     
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  15. Voluntary_Pariah

    Voluntary_Pariah a Real Man™

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    I defiantly agree that the it would be a shame to build such a unique case only to spoil it with visible cables. But I really did like that translucent plastic. It has given me some ideas. . . . . .
     
  16. mnpctech

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    It did look cool w/o anything inside. ..reminded of ice sculpture day we did pre-fitting

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  17. Cheapskate

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    Friday is a good pic dump day, so.....
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    -This is side 2 of the block getting milled. The footage in the video is sped WAY up, and I don't play disco music.:lol: I listen to the music the mill makes. If it hits an odd note, I jump up and hit the pause button. The paperweights were added because the MDF I glued it to was a little too thin and vibrating. Vibration=crappy cuts.
    Also, BANANAMAN!:D
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    -Here's the finished part. I got some ugly spots because the cam software sometimes comes up with some odd cutting paths. This time it started by drilling a couple of holes in the middle of the main pocket.:eyebrow:
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    -Sanding involved 240 grit sandpaper, then a lot of Comet on felt.
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    -Once the top was glued on, I drilled and tapped the screw holes. Here I'm test fitting the O-ring. It was really snug. It is smashed perfectly square in the channel here.
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    -The last thing I had to do was clean up the holes for the springs. The best way to line up on a .25" hole is with a .25" bit.

    @Voluntary_Pariah -Right? I gotta play with the "neat stuff milled into a big chunk of clear plastic"-thing too.
     
  18. mnpctech

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    LOL! I think it was all Peter had that was close to porno movie music.. reminded me of "Charlie's Angels" but it still worked!
     
  19. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    After watching the episode and the design of the waterblock, I left wondering Why such a complicated waterblock design with the way the fluid moves through it way thru the waterblock?

    @Cheaps, do u have your own small CNC machine or do you do your own milling with a simple drill press??
     
  20. Cheapskate

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    1: it's more interesting.
    2: I needed to get the block tall enough to mount the mobo cover.

    Yes, I have a cnc machine now.
     

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