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Case Mod - In Progress Enigma - TJ07, SLI, 3 loops, Laser Cutting, Powdercoating + Etching

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by marcus000, 1 Mar 2008.

  1. marcus000

    marcus000 Watercooling Mad

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    Not much to report tonight, spent a few hours tinkering with layout and components though.

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    Running out of room very quickly so considering mounting the pumps here on the motherboard tray.

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    Shall get sexy pics of the panel tomorrow :)
     
  2. Guest-23315

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    Are you going for A&F mobo fittings marcus?
     
  3. marcus000

    marcus000 Watercooling Mad

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    I am indeedy, they have been shipped and should be arriving any day now :)
     
  4. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Amazing ! But slapping a zillion dollars on a case, doesn't make it a stand out of the crowd IMO. Anyone can do that. But I'm sure you'll make it into a wonderfull mod yet. Keep it up ! ( PS, love the color combination )
     
  5. ice-tea

    ice-tea Mr.PC-Max

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    looks very nice and beautiful hardware do you have there but I think with 2 black 8800GTX or Ultra it would look much better
    I don't like the green cards and specifically not in your orange TJ07
     
  6. marcus000

    marcus000 Watercooling Mad

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    Im already addressing the green PCB issue as I totally agree. Lookin at making some orange acrylic plates to sit on top of the cards.

    What material would be suitable to stand the acrylic off the PCB?
     
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    Anything non-conductive. Acrylic rod would be fine.
     
  8. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Acrylic rods or nylon spacers.

    Also, isnt there another mod on the forum named Enigma?
     
  9. marcus000

    marcus000 Watercooling Mad

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    Shall be updating more later but the waterblocks from Andreoid & Finn in Germany just arrived!! :D

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    All barbs will be D-Tek ones, I just didn't have enough to hand at the time of photographing :)
     
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  10. theAlien

    theAlien I know what a Dremel is....

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    ah ..... you have connections to Andreoid (AnFi-Tec)@Meisterkühler_de ........ very nice

    or even to Cooling-Solutions_de


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  11. marcus000

    marcus000 Watercooling Mad

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    Yup we do indeed and I am most impressed by their handywork :D

    Got the first bit of watercooling in tonight, need to work out layout of all the components.

    MIPS Ram Block with AF Acetal Top being fitted onto 2x2GB sticks of OCZ Reaper :D]

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    Mobo blocks fitted on, just waiting for some more D-Tek barbs to turn up tomorrow:

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    First water loop installed to get an idea of tubing paths and pump locations:

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    Just test fitting the 2nd loop now and will report back later. :)
     
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  12. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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  13. marcus000

    marcus000 Watercooling Mad

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    Yup I know theres already a project with the same name but in my defence this was started just before Xmas! :)
     
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    Those blocks really are amazing. Good choice Marcus!
     
  15. Hasle

    Hasle nohasslemods›

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    The orange paint job looks quite uneven and "wrinkly". I don't suppose you intended it to actually have the texture of an orange, too? :p

    But the rest looks awesome.
     
  16. identikit

    identikit Active Member

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    Yeah it's called 'orange peel', happens when you powder coat things. There are ways of keeping it too a minimum though.
     
  17. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    I love the way you pulled the top off the reapers, and added W/C top... "We (OCZ) know how to cool memory!" "Naahh... I like water better" :lol:
    But how can you let the Raptors sit there, where noone can see them?:jawdrop: That, IMHO, is a crime!
    Keep it up though! :thumb:
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It could be worse. I knew a guy who painted a car with some paint from army surplus. It turned out to be typewriter paint. The whole car had a wrinkled, no-slip surface on it.:D

    How hard was it to pry the stock memory cooler off?
     
  19. Mikle

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    Really nice mod. But a little sad you are hidding your 2 Raptor harddrive, when they have a plexi :)
     
  20. marcus000

    marcus000 Watercooling Mad

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    Yup like identikit said, it's known as orange peel effect. The colour itself is perfect, not patchy in the slightest its just hard for me to capture a good picture without proper lighting enviroments. I shall take it outside once the weather fines up and get some pics in natural light! :)

    LMAO Yeh exactly.. OCZ meh, get a proper heatsink on it :D
    Fair point about the Raptures although I really don't have the room, I shall post a pic below in a second.

    Hmm it was more daunting than pulling gfx sinks off, the RAM heatsinks were held on with Thermal Adhesive so needed quite a bit of force to get them started but once they start to come away they can be gently removed.

    Sorry :duh:

    Find room in here and i'll certainly consider it! :jawdrop:

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