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Scratch Build – In Progress Homemade Alu case /w copper highlights. FINISHED.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by legoman666, 9 Jan 2008.

  1. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    Thanks for the praise all! Now all I need is something with which to occupy my time...
     
  2. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    A new mod!!! Isn't that what all modders do?
     
  3. Real McCoy

    Real McCoy I know what a Dremel is

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    i like it so much!

    legoman666, I like your project so much! I`ve lived in Ohio (Troy and Cleveland) for 4 months! I liked it. So say HI to Ohio from me :) And good luck to you in your future projects!
     
  4. theAlien

    theAlien I know what a Dremel is....

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    +1 on that ...............


    Alan
     
  5. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    LOL, while I fully support this idea, who's going to pay for it? :p
     
  6. enorganik

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  7. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    OK fine, here's a better question, what is the new mod going to be used for? :p

    shouldn't you be in class.
     
  8. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    I got the piece to fix my overheating problem. It's amazing a piece so small can cause so many problems.
     
  9. theAlien

    theAlien I know what a Dremel is....

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    what is it and where does it go ?


    Alan
     
  10. Guest-23315

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    Looks like an original accelorator plate from a danger den TDX/RBX.
     
  11. theAlien

    theAlien I know what a Dremel is....

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    thanks '91 .........yes it is ....

    Alan
     
  12. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    Indeed you are correct. When I took the A64 Lucite top off my TDX to replace it with a S775 top, the black neoprene seal on top of the nozzle was destroyed. I figured it wasn't very important so I didn't bother with it. Turns out I was wrong. Now I get to have fun times replacing it.
     
  13. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    For those of you who are curious, this is where it goes. It forces the water to pass through the tiny fins on the block. Important I guess :p
     
  14. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    Well. This sucks. I had a leak in my water cooling that I didn't notice for several days.

    yup. My first leak ever in over 4 years of using water cooling. I use two cards for triple monitor sweetness. Well, one of my clamps apparently wasn't tight enough and water dripped onto the x1800xt, then onto the hd3870. The system didn't start acting screwy until the 3870 was soaked. Then after that it took me a day and a half to realize the coolant was leaking. By that time, the x1800xt was completely dead and my hd3870 was artifacting.

    Well today after work is when I noticed the leak, so i set about fixing it. I tightened a clamp and used a blow dryer to dry off the two cards. I even took the water block off the HD3870 to dry under the block because the card was soaked (the x1800xt wasn't as wet, not under the block anyway).

    Unfortunately, the system no longer even recognizes the x1800xt and the 3870 is artifacting while booting, then causes constant VPU crashes once it gets into windows. Coupled with random lock ups and power downs, I think its safe to say both cards are FUBAR.

    Tis a sad day in legoman666 history. That x1800xt has served me well over the years and my newer HD3870 was great also.

    :(

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    Water drips.

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    outline of pool on 3870

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    The 3870 artifacting after it had been blow dried and had a box fan pointed at it for > 24 hours.

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    The decoder chip on the x1800xt. I need to take a closer look, but it looks like its completely fried.
     
  15. theAlien

    theAlien I know what a Dremel is....

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    I'm sorry to hear about your bad luck.............


    What can I say ............ it *sucks* big time..............


    Alan
     
  16. zwiks

    zwiks My avatar: :D

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    Damn .. bad luck .. it sucks very much big times !
     
  17. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    yea :( And the sad thing is, I'm more exasperated that I'm going to have to drain the water loop and take the video cards out than I am about having to buy new cards. I can get a used x1800xt/1900/1950 (so i can use the same waterblock) for ~$90 and 3870's are $70 cheaper now than when I bought mine.

    The x1800xt is out of warranty, but I sent Diamond an email about the 3870. We'll see what happens.
     
  18. iggy

    iggy Active Member

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    you could try cleaning that out with some ipa and see what happens? worth a try :)
     
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    Oh dear. What coolant were you using?
     
  20. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Damn man... Sorry to hear about it... What liquid do you use? Tap-water or?
    But look at it from the positive side... Sell the waterblock for the x1800xt, and buy an extra 3870 block... And go crossfire with 2 of those! ;)
    Remember that things happens for a reason, and I think the God of W/C is telling you to upgrade! :lol:
     

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