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Scratch Build – In Progress Hibernation - SFF sleeper build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Goatee, 21 Dec 2020.

  1. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    When I think of something hibernating, I think of a warm toasty sleeper.

    Thats what I'm working on here.

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    Its a 2000w space heater, looks relatively old but in pretty good nick.

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    The back is just asking for a hole to be cut for an IO shield and GPU bracket.

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    Flipping it over I got a lot of screws to go.

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    Heater element and front guard (more screws)

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    Guts being removed
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    Importantly the measurements (340 x 190 x 100 mm's) that's a good size at just under 6.5L

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    I might need to move the front grill forward to get a board in, something like this

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    Here she is with a helper to remind you what she looks like

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  2. Modultra

    Modultra What's a Dremel?

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    I was thinking that it was one strange vacuum cleaner at first.
     
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  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It even has a little trough for wires. :D
     
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  4. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    Made some progress so here are some more shots:


    Everything laid out:

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    Another angle:

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    Current Specs

    • I5-9500T
    • GTX 1650
    • PIO motherboard (power via 240W laptop charger in rear IO)
    • 1TB Crucial SSD
    • 32gb of DDR4
    • Pair of Nocuta 92mm Fans (Slightly mangled from previous modding)
    Printed a new IO backplate before breaking my printer - Eeek

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    Doesn't she look nice!
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    Testing some WC components
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  5. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Ooh. Nice!
     
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  6. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Looking good there @Goatee, cheeky little PIO action!

    Even better, It'll be blowing 'hot' air out of the front as per the original design :D
     
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  7. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    I have some server based 40mm fans that I could rig up to the rad and connect to one of the original switches to disable the PWM signal enabling them to go to 11 (which is deafening).

    I have so many options.
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    What's that lump of Alphacool epicness?
     
  9. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    The quint 40mm rad or the pump res?
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Oh it's a 40mm rad? love it. That's cool!
     
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  11. IBMer

    IBMer Minimodder

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    Ohoh, nice to see that slim alphacool rad in action!!
     
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  12. Aytos

    Aytos Minimodder

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    I'm curious how this 40mm rad turns out. I contemplated even using those rads in my build, but TDP of parts I have is way higher than yours. I dropped the idea, since my thinking was if I was to use tiny fans (which kinda defeats purpose of quiet operation with water cooling), I could accomplish the same with air cooling at fraction of the cost.
     
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  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I didn't think you could do that without the rig going into panic mode. -Neat.
     
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  14. Goatee

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    guess we will see, haven’t tried it yet
     

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