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Scratch Build – In Progress CypriUm - The Ultimate Water Loop Case

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by masbuskado, 1 Jul 2009.

  1. masbuskado

    masbuskado Compulsive Modder

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    In Greek the metal was known by the name chalkos (χαλκός). Copper was a very important resource for the Romans, Greeks and other ancient peoples. In Roman times, it became known as aes Cyprium (aes being the generic Latin term for copper alloys such as bronze and other metals, and Cyprium because so much of it was mined in Cyprus). From this, the phrase was simplified to cuprum, hence the English copper. Copper was associated with the goddess Aphrodite/Venus in mythology and alchemy, owing to its lustrous beauty, its ancient use in producing mirrors, and its association with Cyprus, which was sacred to the goddess. In astrology, alchemy the seven heavenly bodies known to the ancients were associated with seven metals also known in antiquity, and Venus was assigned to copper.

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    This project was an entry for the OCN Case Mod Comp '09 but I get disqualified today (June 30, 2009) for posting some ramdom pictures on my site and some videos on youtube but anyway I learn a lot! So I don't have to keep this project in the shadows anymore...!!!

    Enjoy it!

    The Plan (December 01, 2008)

    Build the ultimate and most innovative Water Cooling system ever seen.
    Over time I have seen all the components of a computer change periodically, since the introduction of the water cooling system has been poorly updated. So I decided to create my own Water Cooling System "CypriUm - The Ultimate Water Loop Case".

    I'll use the same measures as a Full ATX Case and I'll follow the Water Cooling traditional parameters, using 1/2" copper pipes, radiator, reservoir, water blocks (CPU and GPU) and hoses, the difference will be the integration of these components with the design of the case.

    Things that I want to accomplish:
    - Custom Made Reservoir (Not like the Original Plan but better)
    - Custom Water Loop (Done)
    - Less Tubing – More AirFlow (Done)
    - Less Cable (Done)
    - Unique Shape (Done)

    Sub-Mods
    #1 PSU - Mod (Done)
    #2 Graphic Card Mod (Done)
    #3 SATA Sleeving (Done)
    #4 120mm Case Fan Mod (Done)
    #5 Custom Power Button (Done)

    Cu = Copper = CypriUm

    The Materials

    - 1/2" Copper Pipe (20+ feet)
    - 1/2" Copper Ts (34)
    - 1/2" 45° Copper Elbow (20)
    - 1/2" 90° Copper Elbow (25)
    - 1/2" Acrylyc Tube (3')
    - 1/2" Fittings (6)
    - Double 120mm Radiator (1)
    - Pump (1)
    - CPU and GPU Water Block
    - 6' of Hose
    - Acrylic Sheet 30"x28 (2)
    - Pipe Cutter
    - Bernzomatic Propane
    - Bernzomatic Welding Rods
    - Clear Epoxy
    - Fiberglass Resin and Hardener
    - 140mm Case Fan (1)
    - 120mm Case Fan (3)
    - Bright Orange LEDs (16)
    - Hex Mesh (2)
    - Pennies (2)

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  2. masbuskado

    masbuskado Compulsive Modder

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    The Beginning (Feb 14, 2009)

    After cutting all the pipes to the required measures, I decided to do an assembly test to see how the final product would look like.

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  3. Montspy

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    Looks awesome, I'm following this project !
     
  4. brinkz0r

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    Wow, that looks good. Will this also act as the frame for the case, or will it just be for water cooling?
     
  5. ry@n

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    That framework looks great! looks like a future MOTM :D
     
  6. ConKbot of Doom

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    Looks like just the frame, but if he put pennies in there in select places to block the flow, he could run water though there :)
     
  7. bfelda

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    I am hoping there will be coolant flowing through this framework. That would allow drop spots for coolant access instead of tubes winding over everything. Very inovative. Can't wait to see this thing in action!
     
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    That's what I figured out also :thumb:
     
  9. masbuskado

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    Warp!!! (May 02, 2009)

    After two long months stuck in the laboratory developing this project, my site, my shop, my forum, the case modding magazine and other projects such as Orion Pax and C5C, I decided to come back and finish this project.

    First: Build the Water Loop!

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    Second: Build the Rad into the Loop!

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    First Look of the Ultimate Water Loop Case!
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  10. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    What a cool idea for a frame! This looks like its going to very cool and unique! Best of luck, can't wait to see how this turns out!
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It's about time someone jumped on this idea.:D
    Bleeding air out is going to be a b*tch!
     
  12. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    What the... Cheapskate thinking so far ahead!

    And QFT, my thoughts exactly... Dunno how it will play out in the end, though, it might not be any harder than your average rad, and atleast the pipes are of larger diameter.
     
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    Warp!!! (May 02, 2009)

    After two long months stuck in the laboratory developing this project, my site, my shop, my forum, the case modding magazine and other projects such as Orion Pax and C5C, I decided to come back and finish this project.

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    We all know that copper has an appearance of aging that is why I decided to sand it a little bit to get a shiny surface.
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    First Look of the Ultimate Water Loop Case!
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    Sub-Project #2: Modding the Video Card

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    Sub-Project #3: SATA Sleeving Card

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    Sub-Project #5: Custom Power Button

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    Sanding the Copper!

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    Intake & Exhaust! (June 2009)

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