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Scratch Build - In Progress ⭐ CopperWood

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

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The nipples for the threaded holes is like saying, "I could've used MORE copper." :lol: You know a project is going to be obscenely awesome when they use $40+ of copper for a bracket.
     
  2. Vandalo

    Vandalo Member

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    hahahahahahahahaha Yes, it's true :hehe:
     
  3. Kviker

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    Omg that acrylic panel with wires its just crazy. Awesome!
     
  4. Vandalo

    Vandalo Member

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    Thanks, happy to be crazy :winking:
     
  5. Vandalo

    Vandalo Member

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    Hello guys,
    I update you on what happened in the last period.

    So I finished folding and preparing all the tubes.
    I admit that it took me a while to see my poor preparation on the subject but in the end they came out well.

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    These are the "leftovers" the result of wrong measurements, tests, and not exactly correct curves.

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    I had to make two more holes to fill the tanks. Sorry if the caps are different but at the moment I only have these.

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    And here it is all assembled ... I am not telling you the satisfaction of seeing him repay me for the sweat paid up to now.

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    You will have noticed that in the tank there are two transparent tubes inside the tanks that cross them to connect two fittings at the bottom with two at the top.
    For aesthetic reasons, and to have a certain order, I wanted to pass the outlet from the radiator through the tank so as not to have dangling pipes that could pollute or cover the cleaning that I managed to maintain.
    Perhaps some of you might not like the solution but I preferred the order.

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    Some details.

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    See you soon for circuit filling.
     
  6. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Is it just me that can't see the power line for the pump(s)...?
     
  7. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    ... or is this it...?
     
  8. Vandalo

    Vandalo Member

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    The cables are there but not seen :winking:

    Exactly :thumb:
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Sooo pretty. :D
    I'd strip the paint off those fittings in the reservoir. Eventually, the stuff that touches water gets ugly and the plating fails. It might be easier to contact Bitspower about some raw brass fittings.
     
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  10. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    The people on discord were right. What a beauty!
     
  11. Frido

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    Why haven't I seen it sooner?!?! Love the handiwork, when you posted the picture with the acrylic plate with the built-in plugs, I thought you planned to put the plate OVER the MB, lining up the plugs the correct places. It's 3am, and I gotta go to bed. Can't wait to see the rest of the build - very well done, and I love your fan grills as well. Gives the RIGHT art deco and steamy cyberpunk feel together with the copper.

    /Frido
     
  12. Theophilus_Field

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

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    The pass-through is a great idea, keeps things neat and not so distracting. More attention to focus on the cool details!

    Superb tube bends too :thumb:
     
  13. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Active Member

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    Damn that's a sexy case.
     
  14. The_Crapman

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

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    Amazing. Love the pipe work. :thumb:
     
  15. Dot_Kappa

    Dot_Kappa 100% Puppet

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    You are raising the bare each new page :clap:
     
  16. Vandalo

    Vandalo Member

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    Yes true but copper is becoming a color that I really like. For the fittings I like the contrast of black that is taken up by the colors of the mb and gpu.

    :D well i'm glad...thanks.


    hahahahaha ... wow thanks a lot :D


    The curves of the tubes were challenging but I wanted to maintain continuity without inserting corner fittings, I like to follow the curves of the wood.

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    Thanks a lot ;)

    Yes I also love copper curves.
    Thanks.

    Thanks Kappa, soon I will continue the work.
     
  17. Vandalo

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    Oh so guys, after a little break, I'll update you on the latest developments.

    I did the filling and it was fine if it wasn't for two small oversights.I have to say that the filling is done in a moment and purges well from the air, the problem is that as a fool I lost sight of a fundamental rule. In the circuit the return liquid is directly poured into the tank from the leftmost tube, in this way air bubbles (cavitation) are created which are sucked by the pump tube immediately below generating an annoying noise and a consequent loss of performance . Furthermore, the wb of the gpu and cpu are emptied each time the pump is switched off.Below the pump is off but you can see the bubbles above still inside.

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    So I removed the tank to intervene …

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    and I inserted a curve immersed in the liquid, in this way no bubbles are created and the noise of air disappears. The wbs don't empty because no air enters.

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    Second oversight I didn't think of is the noise generated by the pumps if fixed directly to the wooden frame.At this point, I arranged to put on vibration-damping feet.Then later I discovered that I had badly reassembled the tank with consequent leaks and curses so I dismounted again and at this point I took a pause for reflection on what to do.
    Paused the pumps speech I started doing the power supply wiring.With the cables in the plexi sorted in that way they have all staggered pins so armed with good patience I redid all the connections to get the correct connections to the MB.


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    An acceptance test after checking the cable run 10 times :worried:

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    Everything went fine…:thumb:

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    A carousel of colors these last MB :hehe::grin:
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    No smoke=better than my wiring. I can relate on the plumbing too.
     
  19. Vandalo

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    Hahahahah I would say yes :grin:
     
  20. Vandalo

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    New ups of the mod ...

    I changed the pump fixing system. Given that they made noise I took anti-vibration feet together with an aluminum kit that houses the whole pump which is aesthetically much better.

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    Definitely better but the feet I wanted to personalize them, they are too anonymous.

    By cutting a copper tube I created cylinders in which to insert the feet to give a themed aesthetic.

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    For two pumps...

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