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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Tank Girl, 15 Feb 2004.

  1. modding-monkey

    modding-monkey What's a Dremel?

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    it look like uv got a good project going here!!! :rock:
    i'm scared of using water cooling!!! :worried: i only just finished building my pc and im only 14!!! any way good luck :dremel:
     
  2. Zogthetroll

    Zogthetroll What's a Dremel?

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    a couple of things, first, like was mentioned, just flip the psu, also you might want to consider putting shrouds between the radiators and fans, that'll increase performance of the radiators. for a suggestion on mounting the reservoirs, look at the orac3 project, he's got dual res's mounted in the top panel of the case, side by side, which imo looks pretty good. or if you're looking for things to do with the monstrous front panel, you could mount them above your front radiator. the pumps could be placed about anywhere, that case has more room in it than i'd know what to do with. just don't forget to add some dampening material such as neoprene(cut up a thick mouspad) between them and the case to absorb vibration.
     
  3. Providence

    Providence What's a Dremel?

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    I'm with Zog on the whole shroud idea. It will help your performance greatly. Another suggestion I suggest (redundant?) you take note of is using Modder's Mesh on the door. Of course, you already cut open the bottom, but there's still time to implement the mesh into the front cover. It will keep airflow blockage to a minimum.

    I'm not sure about the pumps working upside down, but I don't see why they WOULDN'T. After all, pumps use suction and force to push water, so as long as they still have access to cool air and don't overheat you shouldn't have a problem. Try it with a closed loop, just a tub going from output to input and turn the pump upside down. If it still works, there's your answer :thumb:

    Also...I think you should repaint the whole thing. You know, hot pink accents on dark green rusty type paint, keeping in theme with the movie your name is undoubtedly derived from.
     
  4. SharkBait

    SharkBait What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome start to an awesome mod! Keep up the great work!
     
  5. Spotpuff

    Spotpuff What's a Dremel?

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    For a total noob you sure have nice watercooling components :)

    And your case cutting skills look exceptional.
     
  6. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Nice components. As for the reservoirs: what about a window in the top of the case (seeing as it has a big hole already), with the two reservoirs mounted horizontally underneath, in some nice plexi or chrome polished brackets? I saw something similar recently and it looks trick.

    Pumps should run in most orientations. The critical factor is inlet and outlet position. My pump for instance runs inlet pointing up, but, provided you mount the pump somewhere low, you can have inlets pointing down. When inlet is horizontal, it doesn't matter how you orient the pump -on its side, feet up, whatever- as long as the outlet doesn't point downwards. This prevents air bubbles getting trapped in the pump.

    Now, by the way, is time to take a break and do nothing. Just look at the case for a few days. Shuffle some components around. Get a good feel for the possibilities and plan your circuit carefully. I redesigned mine several times before I actually built it, and the original design was WAY different. Don't be afraid to laugh convention in the face! :dremel:
     
  7. Providence

    Providence What's a Dremel?

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    That's some good advice Tank Girl. Just keep in mind that your case components can go anywhere. Just move things around and you'll be happy eventually :dremel:

    As far as the whole hot pink comment, I was j/k. I thought of the movie immediately when I saw your name :p
     
  8. RaZoRbLaDe

    RaZoRbLaDe What's a Dremel?

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    what kinda paint did u use for those hose barbs? The chrome paint i've used, was more likely silver paint than chrome :duh: Have you got a picture of the paintcan :) ?
     
  9. Tank Girl

    Tank Girl What's a Dremel?

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    Geez! Paint, upsidedown power supply! Here's the paint! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I think the power supply is right side up! But now I'm beginning to doubt myself! LOL! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    And to help me figure out how to organize stuff, here are the water blocks.[​IMG]
     
  10. dudeyourmomiscute!

    dudeyourmomiscute! What's a Dremel?

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    for those resivoirs since they can be verticle why not have them at the top?

    you may want them up high so the air can go there and not into your cpu block or something more vital :idea: depends what you want.
     
  11. Tank Girl

    Tank Girl What's a Dremel?

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    LOL! That's what I've come up with! LOL! Great minds think alike..... :rock:
    I guess I just didn't want to admit that this box wasn't going to be....well...portable! But I've worked through that angst now...so that's exactly what I'm gonna do! I still keep wondering if the powersupply was upside down! :confused: :worried: :worried: :worried: :worried:
     
  12. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    still looking mighty fine, hope that "chrome" doesnt fade as i've seen many of chrome fading to a dull silver :jawdrop:
     
  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    It seems from your choice of cooling components (Koolance HDD cooler and chipset block and DangerDen RBX and Z-Block) that you are mixing barb diameters. Koolance stuff is 6mm ID, whilst DangerDen stuff is 3/8" to 1/2" diameter. It is best to decide on one diameter or the other and stick with that consistently. Narrowing parts of the ciruit will result in flow resistance.

    As for the PSU, the right way up is label side down, window side up. Looking at where the cables exit the PSU, the cables are on the left and the fan on the right. Looking at the back of the PSU, exit fan should be on the right, and switches and socket on the left. ;)
     
  14. Tank Girl

    Tank Girl What's a Dremel?

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    I hate this case so much it makes my gums bleed! Tommorrow I'm going to Directron's "graveyard". They have tons of damaged cases and skeletons they are trying to unload for $10 a pop. Hopefully I can find something BIGGER!!!!!!!!! Okay, okay, what's the challenge if I get a case that actually works! THe PS issue is now resolved. I cut the back in a nice tidy square and Poof! No more problem! [​IMG]
     
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  15. Sparrowhawk

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    In all reality, could the PSU not be facing any which way, as long as it had access to outside air? :idea:
     
  16. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    It could, but in this case it doesnt fit the other way up.

    Keep up the good work though :thumb:
     
  17. x3r0

    x3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    Could you possible take a close up pics of one of those barbs.
    or at least tell me how close to chrom they acctually are ?
     
  18. Tank Girl

    Tank Girl What's a Dremel?

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Tank Girl

    Tank Girl What's a Dremel?

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    Sleeving Hell

    BeHOLD!!!!!!!!! The Worst Cable Sleeving job EVER!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!! Ummm...[​IMG] [​IMG] Go ahead and laugh....I am! :waah: :waah: :waah:
     
  20. tm36usa

    tm36usa What's a Dremel?

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    What happend with the sleveing. It looks like two pieces taped together and thats not something to laugh about. I feel your pain. :waah:
     

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