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Scratch Build – In Progress COMPLETED - Watercooled CarPC - November 12th. Danish CaseModding Champion! :)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Angel OD, 20 Apr 2011.

  1. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    XP on a SSD. Shiiiiiit !! thats gona be quick!
     
  2. DeltaFX

    DeltaFX New Member

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    With HORM, even quicker !

    A pata ssd, wooo, missa want one too :D An url ?
     
  3. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Well, now I boot in 30 seconds. Remember it's an old 2 Ghz P4, 400 mhz fsb.
    This also includes my wireless usb internet connection.

    The hdd I pulled was a 7200 rpm 2,5". That did the boot in 55 secs.

    Not gonna run HORM since it's a carpc. Don't want to drain the battery if it sits for too long! :)

    But that WOULD give an insane boot time! :)

    The SSD is a RunCore RCP-IV-p2532-MC

    Google turns up several stores, here's one:

    http://www.futurestorage.co.uk/product/RCP-IV-P2532-MC_32GB_Pro_IV_2.5_inch_IDE_(MLC)_1363

    (The pic shows the 256BG version, that's not the one I got! :lol: )
     
  4. JA12

    JA12 New Member

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    I have a laptop next to me and I did a boot time test.
    Laptop (Dell Latitude X200) main specs are: Pentium 3 @933MHz, 1GB ram, Intel 82830 integrated GPU, Hitachi Travelstar 5k80 40GB 5400rpm.

    Boot time 35 seconds.

    Running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS :naughty:
     
  5. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    JA12 <- Heh... Touche! :lol:

    Well, I told you I would make a little plaque if I got nominated for MOTM, so I did. :)

    In the mill:

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    First look after the protective film is taken off... Houston, we have a scratch! :wallbash: I actually think it's inside the piece itself, because I cannot for the love of me see it on the back!

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    I guess I have to make a new one, which is fine as I messed up the measurements anyways! :lol:

    But just to have a quick glance at it in the case. Sorry about the missing light, it get's dark quick in the afternoon now:

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    Well, at least I know what I'll be doing after work friday! :)

    C ya then! :)
     
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  6. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :D Awesome touch Angel :thumb:.
     
  7. devilmad123

    devilmad123 New Member

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    So beautiful! I envy your talent!
     
  8. JA12

    JA12 New Member

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    I still think "1st place" is what should be on that plate. Anyways, that won't take the shine off of it.
    It's a pity though that it gets hidden like that - people should be able to observe your creations.
    Next one gets attached on to the wall to compensate? Perhaps you could make it show pictures of this build :D
     
  9. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Im trying to think if there is any type of machining you don't have proven yourself to master but I can't think of any.

    I bet youre even a pro at knitting.

    Anyway, top notch stuff.
     
  10. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    LOL... Havn't tried knitting since kindergarden! But mind you, I was actually pretty good at it! :)
    But thanks for the very kind words! :thumb:

    I agree, "1st place" would have been nice! :) But with the frikkin competition in here it's almost impossible to get that honor! :)

    I do believe that the next build will be my girlfriends pc. But once this is finished, I'm gonna take a good break from modding, untill it pulls me back in within a few months! :)

    Thanks man! :)

    Thank you very much Waynio! :)

    That's a very nice compliment! thx! :thumb:
     
  11. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Got a little work in yesterday.

    First up I had to make a small part to lengthen the inlet on the CPU block as it was not really sitting in a perfect spot.

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    And tadaaaaaa, ye olde engine coolant! Gonna mix it up 1:2 with water. That should be in the clear for the temps we have here:

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    And just a quick test of how the liquid looks. Gonna be hell filling it without a fillport but I have an idea. Hopefully the geniousness (or lack of) of my idea should come to life tomorrow!

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    C ya then! :thumb:
     
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  12. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    Nice plaque Angel OD :thumb: good luck with the filling of the system.
     
  13. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Thank you very much! Yeah, it took a whole day to fill it! :lol:

    So the update as follows! :)

    The way I decided was the only one to fill the system, was to get down and dirty with it.

    Cut open a 1½ liter bottle and filled it half with the 50/50 mix of engine coolant and water.
    Then I dumped in the radiator which is the outlet on this build, and the inlet tube.

    (yeah, I superglued a couple of small candles on it to make sure it kept balance! :lol: )

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    Then I was able to get most of the air out of the system.

    Plugged it back together while the whole thing was submerged in liquid.

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    Then I took the whole thing and tilted left and right, up and down, to get the last air out of the reservoirs. (Still anoyed they never got back to me with a quote for glass pipes for the reservoir. Could have looked insane, and I would have been able to see the air in there)

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    The air appeared in the pump:

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    Did this 5-6 times untill no air came out anymore.

    I wiped the radiator, and decided to let it blowdry:

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    Then I mounted the curved front:

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    Mounted the aluminum front on that:

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    A view from the top:

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    Slapped the top on, just for at quick peak at the finished result:

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    All that is left now is to make the cable for the pump a bit longer and sleeve it. Then it's time for a last clean and then I'll try to take some better pics for you.

    Should be getting this done during the week! :)
     
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  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    I find it amazing that it will be hidden away with this being so amazing :D it's another super high quality show piece, looking forward to the finished photos :) love all the components you made for this mate & the case itself is awesome & nice & easy to carry, fantastic project :rock:.
     
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  15. RedManc

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    this looks fantastic, a great shame it will not be in my car but I guess that what I get for being a novice modder :)

    great work angel
     
  16. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I totally agree with Wayne, it seems such a shame to put a cover on it let alone hide it away. It's looking totally awesome dude.

    One thing I have noticed though, is that you're the first modder I've come across thats actually worried about keeping his rig warm...lol
     
  17. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    Glad to see you got it filled, hopefully you wont need to take it apart again anytime soon lol. Its looking great though :thumb:, is a shame it wont be seen. What are you gonna do to prevent condensation on all the parts during a cold night?
     
  18. wahoomcdaniel

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    It looks great. Looking forward to the final pics.
     
  19. devilmad123

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    wow! so sexy!
    I can't wait for the final pics.
     
  20. dream1

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    Just this mod is i think one of the best in this year :D
     

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