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Scratch Build – In Progress Baby Moon *Complete*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by shinji2k, 12 Jul 2013.

  1. Monsieur R.

    Monsieur R. In cornichons I trust.

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    Great choice of heatsink, I exactly have the same for my own project :)
     
  2. shinji2k

    shinji2k Member

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    Even though I've been following your build, I must have missed your last update. I swear I'm not copying you :p. I happened to stumble over one for cheap on ebay, I really hope it fits :worried:. I think it'll drop temps like 10C in open air, hopefully I see some gains with the side panels on.
     
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  3. Monsieur R.

    Monsieur R. In cornichons I trust.

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    I'm sure you didn't copy. And if it appears that this heatsink sucks, we will be two who made a poor choice :D But I hop it will fit in your case. It has to.
     
  4. shinji2k

    shinji2k Member

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    One more quick update before I work on some final shots. The cooler showed up and it fits! Under load with the stock fan I'm seeing a 5-10C drop with the side panels on. I attempted to fit the GT to it but even trimming a bunch off the fan it's still ~1/8" too tall. So I did my thing to the stock fan.

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    Now I need to find a good place to take some nice photos. The chrome hub caps means you see just about everything surrounding the case so I'm not quite sure if I should just stick with a white background or try to find a interesting place to snap some shots. I guess I need to do some experimenting.
     
  5. Alekoy

    Alekoy Ostekake!

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    effing amazing!
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The trick will be to get the camera to focus on the case, not the stuff in the reflection.

    Don't forget to strip naked for the photoshoot.:thumb:
     
  7. shinji2k

    shinji2k Member

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    Thanks!
    :worried: There are things that cannot be unseen.
     
  8. shinji2k

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    I finally found a place I like to take some pictures. It's only accessible by bicycle so I think Monday I'll rope my little bro into going with me to help carry stuff. :thumb:
     
  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Just a table with a plain white background will do...
     
  10. shinji2k

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    It's not as bad as it sounds. There's bike path by my house and the spot is only a few minutes away.

    I'll probably take some normal photos too. I just have not had much luck taking pictures inside my house so I figured I could have some fun with it.
     
  11. Monsieur R.

    Monsieur R. In cornichons I trust.

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    I can't wait for the final shot :)
    But, I have to confess, I'm a little bit confuse about your CPU cooler disposition : I think the end of the heat pipe should not face down. :nono: I found nothing on this on Thermalright's technical page but both Scythe and Noctua recomand to not do so :

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  12. shinji2k

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    Wow I completely overlooked that.:duh: I know it won't fit rotated 180 deg which is why I put it in that way. But I bet it will be alright if I put the heatpipes toward the ram. I'll try that out and see what happens. Thanks!
     
  13. shinji2k

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    This is it, it's finally done!

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    Then I did some experimenting with low light shots.

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    Thanks for reading!
     
  14. shinji2k

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    At the request of someone else I took some pictures of it in use. I already returned the dslr I borrowed so sorry about the crappy pictures. The lighting in my room is horrible too :p.

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    Load temps aren't too bad at all, they seem to be plateauing at ~65-70C.
     
  15. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    It's gorgeous! :clap:
     
  16. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    No kidding. And nice choice on the X-25m SSD, they are nice and nicely priced still.
     
  17. shinji2k

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    To hear that from a legend like you is such an honor!
    It was my first SSD many years ago and it's still going strong!
     
  18. leonetu

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    Wow, I just love the base and feet, and the way all cables are tucked at the back.

    Also, the setting for the shoot is excellent - the contrast of modern/rustic, shiny/textured, and wheel/railroad!

    This build rocks!:rock:
     
  19. Concept73

    Concept73 Wannabe modder.

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    Well, this is just magical! i have not seen attention to detail like this in a very long time, awesome work! will defiantly look out for you in the future!
     
  20. Monsieur R.

    Monsieur R. In cornichons I trust.

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    Nice final build ! And I'm happy to see you were able to tilt your CPU cooler by 90° ;) :thumb:
     

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