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Case Mod - In Progress Caselabs SMA8 - Monochrome

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by flix, 30 Jul 2015.

  1. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Yes :D
    I want to use four pumps just for aesthetical reasons.
    They have no sense at all. :lol:
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Everyone seems upset you have 4 pumps. You should add a fifth.
     
  3. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    I would do that, but there isnt enough space. :D
     
  4. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Small Update:

    I'm very proud to announce a new Sponsor of this project.

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    Big thanks for supporting this project with 32GB Cras memory.

    It starts with a nice packaging which has a very good feel of the surface.

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    Opening the box the heavy moduls come to the fore.

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    Take a look at that surface :jawdrop:

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    on the board:

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    I'm so happy, I think they match perfect. :rock:
     
  5. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Small progress on the fans. :)

    1. sleeve:

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    2. change the decals:

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    3. finished:

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    All 15 Noisblocker fans done. :)

    Big update soon. :rock:
     
  6. bundymania

    bundymania Bastelorakel Industries Worldwide

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  7. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Thanks. :)

    In progress:

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  8. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    The milling is done.
    Tomorrow I'll start assembling. :)

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  9. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Looking forward to the installation of that :)
     
  10. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Thats done. :D But I dont want so show you yet. :D


    Update

    I got the waterplate on friday, so I started cutting the case. :dremel:

    therefor I printed the final design and transfered the cutting edges and drill holes to to the Caselabs tray.

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    Before starting to cut with the angle grinder, another part must be removed.
    Therefor I just need to drill some rivets.

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    The rough cuttings were done using the angle grinder, small cuts by Dremel.

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    last step: final shaping by using some files.

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    Fits:

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    I also give it a try in the case, fits very well and looks pretty cool. :hip:
     
  11. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    test fit:

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    :)
     
  12. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Update:

    I continued with a provisional mount of everything.

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    Mounted the motherboard tray again:

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    Tets fit of the four D5 pumps:

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    The first tubes were easy, tubes for pumps and VGAs are just straight tubes, much more demanding were the curved tubes:

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    If I just bent the tubes with my tool, the radius is too big, I had to improvise with bending by hand and things I've found:

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    After a few attempts...

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    it fits:

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    After that I dissambled everything to assamble the waterplate itself :)

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    Test with Mayhems Pastel White

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    Leaktest for 20h, seems to leak out . :)

    Yesterday I polished the tubes and today I shiped them to a get nickel plated.

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    Thats it for now :):)
     
  13. storm-83

    storm-83 Minimodder

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    Those are some of the only tuberuns i have ever seen that i can agree upon! Very simplistic, neatly done, and doesnt get in the way of ram or other parts...

    And i like the overkill factor with the 4 pumps, that looks bad ass!

    Looking forward to new updates
     
  14. eucalyptus

    eucalyptus I am 19 and Swedish!

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    This is like a movie, but someone said you can't watch anymore and you have to wait for the end. While you are waiting you're biting your finger nails and screaming GIVE ME MOOOOOORE!


    More updates pleeeeeeaseee!
     
  15. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Hehe, thank you guys. :D

    I got my tubes back from nickel plating, it is sooo shiny :cooldude:

    I give them a final polish and assembled it.
    pictures of that will follow the next days. ;)

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  16. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Are you ready for some hardware porn? :D


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    its all about the details, who can spot it?

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    memory, before:

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    and after:

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    more details on the graphics cards:

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    and some more random pictures :)

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  17. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Update:

    For the cable management I used some custome cable combs. Of course made by Gosumodz. :rock:

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    If you are at the Gamescom in Cologne at the moment, you can visit the booth of Mifcom to take a look at this project. ;)

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    Some more work in progress in pics will follow. ;)
     
  18. trestles126

    trestles126 What's a Dremel?

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    Amazing love the sma8s and more specifically yours. Love to see more pics of that custom pass thru plate.

    Great job
     
  19. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Hey,
    I've finished this project the last days. :)

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    Thanks for following.:rock:
     

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