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Scratch Build – In Progress ASTRA project

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by neSSa, 5 Aug 2020.

  1. neSSa

    neSSa Active Member

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    Hi friends,

    It’s been a while, this crazy year and COVID have messed with my plans. But, I’m not giving up so easily! I’ve been preparing a few projects for a while and it’s finally time to get going with the first one

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    It’s a scratch-build competition project, water-cooled, filled with top-quality hardware and made out of full aluminum cut with CNC. For now, here’s the teaser pic announcing the project and a partial list of hardware which goes in it. As always, I promise a lot of good photos, a few videos and lots of fun! By each day, you will find out more :)

    BR, neSSa
     
  2. censored_Prometheus_

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    Thank God I was afraid you were dead. :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::rock:
     
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  3. neSSa

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    We Serbs are tough guys :lol::naughty:

    So let's get started, the list of hardware is still not absolutely clear due to the fact that the expected premieres of the new GPU have been moved to next month, so I will edit the list in a timely manner. Mostly the hardware is next::

    MB - Z490 Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme
    CPU - Intel xxxx
    GPU - xxxx
    RAM - Patriot Viper 4 Blackout Series DDR4 4X32Gb 3600 Mhz
    SSD - Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100 1TB M.2 2280
    PSU - Cooler Master SFX 850w
    FANS - Cooler Master & EKWB
    EKWB LC parts (Magnitude CPU block, DDC pump, 360PE rad, Torque fittings, Vector GPU block etc...)

    Reservoir/distro plate will be custom made by SS Mods :)

    Basically, you can see the conceptual sketch in the photos below, this was from the very beginning of the project development, later I will take you through the total preparation and production.

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  4. idpcmods

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    New phone who dis :lol: hop too and can't wait to see the results!
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Good to see you back. :D
    That single fold of metal will have trouble holding up all that. Maybe a screwed on support bracket?
    -the bracket guy. :lol:
     
  6. SotosLg

    SotosLg Half Life ² addict

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    Good to see you again neSSa since cmws 2017!
     
  7. neSSa

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    Just take it easy, step by step :)

    Hi, it's good to see you too! Don't worry, I have a solution ;)

    Hi, here I am again, I'm not dead, but I was there in 2018, 2019 ;)
     
  8. idpcmods

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    You know me fam always easy :hehe:
     
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  9. neSSa

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    And so it started working out the project, I put all the hardware in one place and started to put the dice together :)

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  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I see I/O collision. :worried:
     
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  11. neSSa

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    I managed to establish the final dimensions of the MB try and the whole circuit that includes the GPU and PSU, the maximum thickness will be ~ 100mm :)

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  12. neSSa

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    EKWB parts has arrived, thank you for support!

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  13. neSSa

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    And short video about EKWB Magnitude CPU block :)

     
  14. neSSa

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    Patriot VIPER DDR4 and M.2 have arrived, thank you for support!


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    And short video about this beautiful "dark" RAM and M.2 upload_2020-9-10_12-13-51.gif :)

     
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    Beautiful and EXTREME - ROG Maximus XII upload_2020-9-11_13-9-9.gif


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    And short unboxing video :)


     
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  17. neSSa

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    Result of the work on the foot-stand for the ASTRA project, progress...

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  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Big honkin' plates. :thumb: Please tell me they are metal.
     
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  19. neSSa

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    Yes, all parts except distro/res are made of metal ;)
     
  20. jones-965

    jones-965 Modding & tuning

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    Again it promises to be a great mod.
     
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