Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 18 Mar 2012.
Nice one - 30W per channel! How about that, Aqua Computer?!?!??!!
I also want to welcome a great sponsor for this build .... Highflow
Given the great choice of products, I have choosen some nice stuff.
Always nice to a Highflow package, Thank you Freddy!!!
First two beautifull reservoirs. The EK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Advanced
Some Tygon R3603 - HighFlow - 1/2 ID - 3/4 OD - Clear tube
And nine great NorthQ 120MM 3711RL Silent Tornado fans
Also a small 80MM NorthQ 3709RL Silent Tornado
Playing with the fans
I'm very satisfied with the fans, They will look perfect in this build
And last 2x Acryl Paneel - UV Rood / Transparant - 500x500mm
Once everything unpacked, it's modding time. Cut a piece of red acrylic and cut a hole in it for a tube
In the black acrylic I have cut 2 holes with the size of the reservoirs cut to keep them in place
And cut a little piece for a fillport
Two fillports for the hdd cooler with a little touch of red
Playing with the tubes and of course placed the fans
Also placed the reservoirs with some BP links (these will be black)
After a bit of measuring and other small things, made the aluminum plate black
And placed everything back
Again connected the tubes
And two pics how one side stands now .... on to the next
Hm... I'm quite torn.
See, all Kier-builds of late have had those dead straight Bitspower crystal links, straight tubing or simply used straight acrylic pipes.
This one has tubes that bend. I definately have to get used to you now doing what most of us do.
I'm still not sure about the tubing....but straight pipes again??? maybe
I see straight tubing as part of you and your "brand"
IMO straight tubing is whats setting your mods apart from the crowd
Keep doing it, innovate it maybe, but keep the core.
I look forward getting on with my own M8 again, and will be giving you some competition with it
I allready switched to straight but don't want to be predictable
About your M8.....you allready won the competition your M8 is beautifull
Wish I had your skills and machines
A little pic of the straight pipes instead of the tubing
And did some funny things to the mobo tray
Don't ever stop with the straight tubing. It's fantastic.
Loving this Kier!
And I've always had a soft spot for tilting the mobo backplate!!! Looking damn good!
Yeah looks good Like eye candy
I like the straight tubing better and that tilt looks wicked. all coming along really well. Goan be a monster of a build this is
Lol, sorry for the tubing thing. straight it will be
Thank you Jeff
So after some thinking and some urging of fellow modders I decided to do everything straight. It's more work ... but I'm in no hurry
Also a nice idea I have seen in another build is the tilted mobo. Made the back plate again with 2mm aluminum, and marked the shape of the backtray
Sawing, drilling and Filing
Placed the original mobo tray, pasted black vinyl again to get it black. Maybe a bit lazy but this is so easy, quick, scratch resistant, inexpensive and just the right color.
The tilted mobo
Missing something ... red I think. therefore entirely dismantled the backplate and cut a red plate
And everything reassembled, this time with countersunk m3 bolts. Rivets are unfortunately too short now
Nice touch... inside is red now
And placed it. Now with some daylight pics
Placed NorthQ fans in front instead of the Turbine masters
And received some nice red hardware
An made an additional air outlet. Will place mesh later.
Furthermore beeing busy with the acrylic pipe, to get this as straight as possible. Just like the other side, cut a piece of aluminum with fanhole
Made it black and cut and placed a piece of red acrylic. Placed a loose tube for size and see if it's straight
And fits nicely along the mobo tray
And the weekend is over ... unfortunately. More Next week
im finding it hard feeling this build, its feeling very same old same old, i love the older projects but this and a few others most notably CM2 dont seem to have any heart to them , just "jobs". the craftsmanship is s ever excelent
Do you think that it has stoped being a fun hobby and turned in to a 9-5 job?
Sorry to hear, Any build that I make is without Compromise and has all of my attention, not just a "job". I want to see for myself what I can do with different cases...and share it
It's definitely still a hobby and is just something I like to do
Looking awesome as always Kier
where can I get the straight tubing? I'd love to use some in my next build
looking great like all your mods I saw i'm looking foward to the rest of it
I've bought it at http://www.bouwplastics.nl
And thank you Bit-tech for the nomination....again
I VOTE KIER.
Damn thats some nice tubing you used there, I always wanted to try it but I'm a little offset by the price of all the fittings
What fittings did you use? Quick SLI connectors to plug the arcyl pipes into?
This looks great. I love the way you mixed red and black plexi.
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