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Scratch Build - In Progress ⭐ CopperWood

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Vandalo, 20 Jun 2019.

  1. cobalt6700

    cobalt6700 Active Member

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    Wowzers - that's awesome! Top work dude :thumb:

    Copper is my favorite - did a hybrid clear/copper loop years ago and always wanted to build on it - not got there yet!
     
  2. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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  3. Vandalo

    Vandalo Member

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    Thanks guys :winking:
     
  4. Vandalo

    Vandalo Member

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    I started sleeving and fixed the GPU.

    As I said a few posts ago, for reasons of interference with the tank I had to move the video card and with a 16X riser I connect it to the motherboard.
    Honestly I don't like it so much, I'll try to hide it under the MB.

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    Then with a support I fixed it to keep it firmly to the structure.
    Sleeved cables are also visible.

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    Some details

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    And above the connections
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  5. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Looking really nice. I wouldn't tuck the riser behind the motherboard, it wouldn't look great from the back. Why not fold it and cover it with a small plate of wood, copper, aluminium or something?

    Also have you seen the copper Watercool Heatkiller GPU blocks :naughty:
     
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  6. storm-83

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    just making sure this gets noticed!!!
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    This might help

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  8. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    this is soo beautiful....Jawdropping :jawdrop:, words are useless, well, just this riser may be that rises a bit ...:idea: I agree the_crapman, you could carefully fold it under some kind of cover of your own...but anyway, this is one of my favourite build of the decade, great art :wallbash:
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Make a bracket/control wiring panel that parks an ssd over the cable. :D
     
  10. Theophilus_Field

    Theophilus_Field If all else fails... use the surfacing tools

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    Accessing these photos is definitely against my workplace policy :eeek:

    But honestly, that routing is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l, superb work.
     
  11. Vandalo

    Vandalo Member

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    Ok and thanks for the advice :winking:
    For the WB it would be nice but I recovered some pieces and I have no more resources to make purchases :hehe:


    Yes I've seen thanks.


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    Thanks dear :winking:


    Great idea but I already use a m2 and I don't want flying cables.

    Wowwww...thank you so much.
     
  12. HuguesP

    HuguesP New Member

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    Best thing i have seen so far since WINGX99, i might get fired for that! but i wish i had your creativity
     
  13. Vandalo

    Vandalo Member

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    Thanks :eeek:
     
  14. Mizuwari

    Mizuwari In vino veritas

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    This is, indeed, one of the most interesting project, with innovative solutions, for a loooong time. Nice work so far ! :clap::thumb:

    I just have one question : considering all the precision and efforts you put on making this copper res, the steel rad grills, the acrylic wire-channel... why did you choose to build the case from MDF that you will cover with oak veneer, instead of directly build it in solid oak ? :lol:
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ow. I wasn't going to say it first, but a lot of us would have preferred you use something like basswood under the veneer. MDF isn't worthy of your great work.
     
  16. Vandalo

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    Thank you so much :happy:


    Eh guys...for the MDF speech I started to make it some time ago with the idea of doing so in order to have the possibility to cut, paste, stucco considering that the shapes and dimensions were not well defined ... I wanted to have the possibility of changes in progress and the MDF gives me this possibility, then to say now to do it in wood I would probably do it too, now that I have much clearer ideas.

    In any case, thank you for your interest :happy:
     
  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That's Fair. I have a lot of experience in home repair and have seen MDF swell and ruin from water. That's one of my big worries here. On our side, looks are all that matter, and I'm sure it will be incredible. On your side, we hope for longevity of your art.
     
  18. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Woodn't hurt (sorry; had to) to use MDF to get to a state where you could accurately measure for CNC-ing (?) a 'proper'/harder wood for a final finished model... but that's from someone w/ zero fab. skill, so...
     
  19. Vandalo

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    Then I hope the wood resists :winking:


    I know you are right, however, I have no more money :hehe::hehe::hehe:
     
  20. Vandalo

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    New up ...
    Pumps and tank support:
    I placed the pumps on the sides of the tank so as to have a clean and symmetrical arrangement.

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    I always showed the tank leaning on the wood but in reality it will be fixed and held suspended with a copper support.
    It is not finished yet because the finishes are missing but unfortunately in spite of myself I have to wait so in the meantime I take this opportunity to take measurements and take some pictures.

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    And with the tank mounted.

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    This is the first connection pipe ... to be honest it is still a test but it seems to have gone well.

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