G-gnome's Orac³ - Part 1

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  1. G-gnome

    G-gnome Peter Dickison

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    Re: did you use this?

    I sure did! :baby:
     
  2. princexxx

    princexxx New Member

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    if you read the system specs, you'd probably find that its not a water cooling 'kit' but there'd be the parts and locations to get the parts.
    IMO its best to build a w/c system than buy one straight off the shelf like that poor excuse of a water'cooling' system thermaltake makes...
     
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    I was just wondering how exactly the jack plugs work. and can you post a picture of how you connect the wires to the end of the plug. the only thing you have is one already connected with shrink wrap on it. thanks :D oh yeah one more thing what is the specific type of techflex that you used ?
     
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    G-gnome Peter Dickison

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    Welcome to the forums! :)

    I didn't get into the jack plugs as it's just a simple soldering job - live wire (+ve) to the 'tip' terminal and earth wire (-ve/GND) to the 'sheathe' or outside part of the plug terminal. When you open a plug up its easy to see where the wires get soldered to. So easy I don't think I even took a pic of it.

    The Techflex I used is mentioned a few posts back - including a link! :eeek:
    ;)
     
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    I was wondering how big the hose and techflex is. I plan on hopefully doing the same with the wires in the new machine im building. :rock:
     
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    Howdy!
    I'm a newbie at modding but by all means not new with computers. I started over 30 years ago programming on mainframes. I have to say, I never would have believed pc's would have gone so far. The work you have done so far is incredible and my hat is off to you for such an accomplishment. I can't wait to see more... thanks for sharing.
     
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    What ur doing is really fantastic, it has really inspired me to to bump it up a notch or two on my own mods..I alweys do things in a hurry. I believe I'll slow it down and pay more attention to the little things that can make the difference....detail-detail=detail........great work and can't wait for " the rest of the story"


    Forget the quote, its a Paul Harvey thing, u prolly dont get Paul Harvey over there on the radio.
     
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    G-gnome Peter Dickison

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    I haven't checked this thread in a while -

    imjacktoo and ramapoughnative - A slightly belated "welcome to the forums"!

    imjacktoo - you may be right re: Paul Harvey, I've not heard him on the radio here. "the rest of the story" is going on at a mad pace - hence the reason the update has been delayed. It can take me up to 2 days work to write, collate, edit, re-size pics, upload images and post an update. Updates seem to run at 80-90 pics so there's a bit of work there. Atm I'm concentrating on modding and getting the project finished. :)
     
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    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    LOL :D Yeah, I know the feeling... I keep checking on this thread just to see what I've got to try and keep up with! :D

    Absolutely. Mine is an amalgamation of self-made bits, non-commercial home-brew blocks, a motorboat/car engine part (pump) and modded Aqua-Computer parts. When you find yourself modding your modding bits, you know you've gone off the far end... :D

    Orac just keeps lookign tastier. Soon it will have an ego as big as its namesake in Blake's 7. :D Oh, and BTW G-gnome, your mod made the November issue of PC Format in the UK. :thumb:
     
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    /edit: wrong thread :blush:
     
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    G-gnome Peter Dickison

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    :hehe:

    Welcome to the forums Jonas79! (I saw your post in the other thread) :)
     
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    G-gnome Peter Dickison

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    All of the modding covered in this thread can be viewed in the following articles on the main bit-tech.net website - Orac{param} Parts 1-4 and further updates are available by viewing:[/SIZE]

    Part-1

    Part-2

    Part-3

    Part-4

    Comments etc can be made in the article discussion threads.

    Otherwise - check out the update thread in the forums (click on the images):


    [​IMG]
    Part-2 of the Orac³ Project – First Update
    VFD Module, Fan Controller, Front Bezel, Front Switch Panel

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    Second Update
    Wiring Cables, Plugs and Front Switches

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    Third Update
    Fan Controller Rear Cover, DVD and DVD-R/RW Mods, Front Grille
    Drive Covers, Radiator and Fan Mods, Case Feet
    Plug-Wire Separators, Light Diffuser Strip

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    Fourth Update
    Hard Drives and Rack, Pump Mods and Housing, Side-Panel Insert,
    Water Blocks and Mobo



    Regards

    G-gnome


    :)
     
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    G-gnome Peter Dickison

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    All done...

    [​IMG]
    Mod Finished!
    Click on the Pic!
    ::discuss::
     
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