Scratch Build – In Progress CURV3D by C4B12 | 17-10-04 - Planning the custom-loop

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  1. Bartacus

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    Wow, I wasn't on BT when you first started, but that's some nice work! Can't wait to see a custom loop! :rock:
     
  2. MeMo

    MeMo It is what it is

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    Art at its finest!!! You are clearly a perfectionist!!!
     
  3. C4B12

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    Thank you! Yes this build has been around a while, I just never finished it the way it was intended, so that is what I am working on now. :)

    Thank you MeMo! :)
     
  4. kim

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    I liked it from the start, but the last version with SSD and Corsair gear is really perfect...and it must be faster also I guess...great work
     
  5. C4B12

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    Thank you Kim, it is a lot faster now yes, can actually play some nice games too, SC2, Dota 2 etc. :)
     
  6. C4B12

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    Hello!

    Here are some more photos of the AIO-edition finished.

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    Next update with the first steps of the custom-loop will probably be a few weeks.

    Best regards,
    Johan Nyman
     
  7. davido_labido

    davido_labido Your Alphacool Contact.

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    good work Johan <3
     
  8. C4B12

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    Thank you Dave my gorgeous little man!
     
  9. C4B12

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    Well now it is time to dissassemble this build again to make it ready for a custom loop. What I will use for cooling now will be this:

    RAD: EKWB XT 120mm
    BLOCK: MIPS Iceforce
    PUMP/TOP: Alphacool DC-LT

    This radiator is about twice as thick as the one on Corsair's H75, so now this case will be even more filled up. The SSD-holder barely fits now.

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    So what is hiding in this box...?

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    Well, one of THE most gorgeous blocks Ive ever seen, MIPS Iceforce, sadly MIPS is not around anymore. I bought this block from Performance PCs when I was on vacation in the US, the last one they had.

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    Looking pretty neat I think, I will change out the mounting screws though as those are not my favorite.

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    Radiator installed! As I wrote before, this one is a lot thicker.

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    The SSD-holder was then installed and the cables hooked up to see how everything works.

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    I installed everything to be able to start plan the loop and most of all, to plan out where and how to install the pump. A lot of browsing on Caseking has been done too, fittings and acrylic tubes need to be bought. Im excited!

    This was all for this week, I hope some of you still want to stay around in this neverending log, but I promise you it will soon be over. :D

    With kind regards,
    Johan Nyman
     
  10. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    DAT CPU BLOCK!

    Great work Johan! I really like the look of it together like this.
     
  11. Bartacus

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    That CPU block should be a lesson to block manufacturers everywhere: STOP MAKING BORING FREAKING SQUARES!

    Build is looking good!
     
  12. C4B12

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    Thank you Tim, Im waiting for some parts right now, fittings, tubing etc. First time I will use acrylic tubing. :)

    Yes I really love the older designs of waterblocks. :D
     
  13. C4B12

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    Oi!

    Small quick update today, I found some better screws for the block which I installed.

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    What do you think?

    Best regards,
    Johan Nyman
     
  14. C4B12

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    Oi Bit-Tech:ers

    I thought I would share a quick side-project I finished up this week. I needed a stable workbench in my office/workshop for my pressdrill, beltsander and sheetbender. Instead of buying something finished I built it myself, with storage options too.

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    The tabletop is called Gerton and can be bought from Ikea, it measures 1550x750mm. The base of the workbench is built with 95x45mm and 45x45mm planks.

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    So I started by building a "box" that the tabletop will lay on, then I added some legs on the sides.

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    I also wanted some storage in the workbench, so I started building the base for two shelfes in the workbench, these also makes the entire thing much more stable. On the shelfes I will have plastic boxes where I can store smaller acrylic and aluminiun sheets, smaller powertools etc.

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    The tabletop was mounted with some angled steelplates.

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    Then I filled up the base of the shelfes with planks as well.

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    I bought some plastic boxes in different sizes that fits perfect on the shelfes. These are very good as I love to organize all my tools, materials etc.

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    So this is how it ended up looking, it is very stable. With this I will also be able to use my time more efficient while modding. Now I will work on finishing up CURV3D and my other project SAIL as soon as I can without stressing it.

    What do you think? If someone wants the exact measurements just leave a comment. :)

    With kind regards
    Johan Nyman
     
  15. MeMo

    MeMo It is what it is

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    C4B12 very nice! I really like the table top! I would like the measurements. Thank you!
     
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  16. C4B12

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    Hi MeMo, thank you!

    I put all the measurements in a imgur album here:

    http://imgur.com/gallery/0SFCt
     
  17. C4B12

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    I mean, it would be nice if this project was finished sometime........

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    The pump Im going to use is Alphacool's DC-LT with top.

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    The pump will be mounted on the side with a mount that I am going to make out of aluminium.

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    This is how I want to run the loop, the case is small and it is already really not much space left. If anyone have a better idea though feel free to help out. :)

    Best regards,
    Johan Nyman
     

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