Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by B NEGATIVE, 7 Aug 2013.
Sorry to hear that mate! Hope everything will be sorted shortly.
Keep us posted.
It does. Really, really good. It adds the stealth to the stripes perfectly !
That's beat. What a Alan B'stard. Don't know what to say really man.
So after the scamming of the GPU for this build by Lucid Dream Computers (die in a fire please Will Rittman),I had to get creative and go thru the classified ads ans found a mint R290.
Thanks to Tattysnuc on Bittech for his willingness to sort me a card cheaply.
And the Ram.
Corsair Vengeance RAM 2400. Tidy!
I got them in red but they aint staying like that.
The top pieces come off and allow for some waterblocks to be fitted easily,as much as I love watercooling,to me watercooling ram is just a pure waste.
Im just going to film them.
And got a SSHD 1Tb for all my porn and pizza nonsense.
As you can see,I have already started the custom loom,many thanks to Lutro0 for the kit,made my life much easier and the braid is excellent.
Repainted the front and top panels with the white removed ready for re-taping,broke my air/water separator for the compressor so no clear coating till i fit the replacement.
The main loom is done!
I forgot how therapeutic sleeving can be when it goes well and this did go very well for me. I was very much a MDPC sleeve fan but not anymore. The melt and flex is fantastic with Lutro0's gear,Im glad I went with him on this as im hate sleeving normally. Didnt break one ATX tool either!!
Training the wires begins before they get steel strapped.
Completely custom loom with all the Aquaero functionality plugs built in.
There is no hiding place for any of the loom so it all needs to look good,the thick main trunk with every coming off it adds some organic lines to a boxy build.
Also de-stickered the drives. Looking at a AqC Hard drive cooler for two reasons,the HDD's get hot in this enclosure and it will allow me to double up on the single HDD caddy.
Also made a new insert panel for the front,the whole on/off will be Aquaero based with IR remote functionality.
Now off to do the SATA and molex feeds.....
Glad you decided to continue the build.....nil *******o carborundum
Excellent build mate, subbed.
Started the strapping today.looks like Predators dreadlocks!
The great thing about these straps is that they can be flattened and retain the shape.
Also started the clearcoat,using UPOL Smart clear.....very quick drying indeed!
Did make a boo boo tho,a piece of dust plastic blew on to one corner so that needs redoing,stripping back and doing it....for the 3rd time....
Hey, that paint job looks amazing! Btw if the paint flaw is in those pictures I really can't see it.
Those cable straps look cool, but aren't you worried about them accidentally touching a PCB and shorting it?
Those HD coolers always looked useless to me. They seem like a nightmare to assemble too.
One speck of dust? Lucky B*stard! My paint always looks like I worked next to a dryer vent.
They are but a lot of people have complained that the s3 HDD bays have zero airflow and get quite hot.
This is a countermeasure that allows me to double up on drives.
One of my favorite things,blocking cards!
So,todays block of greatness is the Aquacomputer 290X block.
In black to match the Bitspower full cover on the motherboard,a very nice match and it ties in nicely!
The all important contact patches are clean and smoothj but there is some swirling on the non contact patches,nothing unusual here.
The AC block doesnt use pads for the VRAM,its paste all round,fiddly but better.
And the block fitted,awaiting the active XCS backplate to arrive.
Im off to the garden to make a shroud,it will be replace the retention ring around that acrylic plate and cover the full card,each long side will be folded over to cover everything. The raised acrylic section of the block will stick thru like a gem.
And it should look sweeeeeet!
i absolutely love those blocks. sexiest ever!
Maybe I can make them even better?
Both sides roll over,the top side rolls over enough to come to the edge of the backplate.
The top for the ports has not been cut as the active backplate has a different port terminal. I can just cut that in when it gets here.
Now you can see why I was not bothered about the pink caps.
The retainer clips will be cut off the GPU power feeds so they slip under and keep it tidy.
Now its come off again for top coat and clear coating.
What do you think?
LOL holy crap dude that's banging !
It's funny, because I slowly scrolled down the pics and thought "Hmm, I don't like those exposed caps !" and then you sorted it
Facebook started raging about them even tho I had mentioned in the post that there was a shroud
Niiiiiice. Is it going to be the same as paint as the rest of the case?
Oh, that block is perfect now..
Whole project is looking pretty damn nice too!
D*mn sweet, but now you have to do something about the exposed bits of motherboard.
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