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Scratch Build – In Progress Hydros Core Copper Reservior

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Kewtdz, 12 Mar 2009.

  1. Kewtdz

    Kewtdz Hydros Core

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    Thanks for the Info!

    I was able to get into the shop tonight for only a little bit. I got a little bit more done on the base:

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    I was able to get the center hole drilled and chamfered.

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  2. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    BSPT - British Standard Taper Pipe Thread (tapered threads) [eg: R1/4", R3/8", R1/2", etc]
    BSPP - British Standard Pipe Parallel Thread (straight threads) [eg: G1/4", G3/8", G1/2", etc]
    NPT - National American Pipe Taper (tapered threads)



    NPT is not compatible with G1/4"!
     
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  3. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    just what I was going to say Langer.

    Cheap, you should know better. :nono:

    ;)


    As for where to get em. Try McMaster Carr. The tap is $17. It is part number 8328A22
     
  4. Kewtdz

    Kewtdz Hydros Core

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    Well I was asking for a cheaper one. The BSPP taps I found where $35 and I didn't really want to pay THAT much for one. I am going to order one from McMaster today.

    Thanks for the link! You guys rock!:clap:
     
  5. Kewtdz

    Kewtdz Hydros Core

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    Hydros Core Res Update

    Update TIME!

    Sorry for not updating sooner but here is what I have done so far.

    I got the O-ring done for the base and scribed the circle for the bolts before parting the base.

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    Also I cleaned up the edges so that way they aren't sharp.

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    Also at the end of last week some of the parts I need to start build my case and cooling system arrived.

    Magicool Extreme Slim Profile 4X120mm Radiator
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    Danger Den DD-CPX-Pro 12V Pump
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    I am using Plug and Cool Fittings from Aquacomputer. I had to order them from Germany :D
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    Aquacomputer Cuplex HD
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    I also ordered some switches from mnpctech.com and Bill Owen threw in a fan grill!
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    I am still trying to figure out exactly where I am going to put the fan grill but it will be in my scratch build.

    Thats it for now. I won't have anything new until next week because I am machining some bushings for a automotive student.
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    The res is looking really good. WOW, that is a HUGE radiator lol, don't see a 120.4 everyday lol.
     
  7. Kewtdz

    Kewtdz Hydros Core

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    Hydros Core Res Finished!

    I finally finished the Reservoir! Unfortunately I haven't had a camera but here is the finished product:

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    Back Bottom

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    Front Bottom

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    Thats all the pics I have for now. I hope to be able to shoot it again sometime. I am also starting a NB and SB water block which I will post on this thread but I will start a new one for the actual case.
     
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  8. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    That's a great looking res mate!

    You'd give the AquaTube guys a run for their money! :thumb:
     
  9. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    that looks killer.. good work
     
  10. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That looks amazing, kinda reminds me of a light saber lol.
     
  11. SkiDave

    SkiDave Minimodder

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    Brilliant lathe skills! That is an awesome reservoir.
     
  12. badje

    badje boni

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    That a sweet res dude. How much fluid can go in there?
     
  13. ringo

    ringo What's a Dremel?

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    Great work, really great reservoir.
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Sweeet!

    @Langer - OK, it's not exact, but it works if you do the custom fit thing I said.;)
     
  15. Kewtdz

    Kewtdz Hydros Core

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    Hydros Core Reservoir/NBSB Block

    Hey Guys! I finally have enough stuff to post a decent update! So here is what I've been up to.

    First, here is my Rhino drawings. This is just to get a good idea of what I am trying to accomplish. I don't have the bolts drawn yet.

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    Here is my little piece of copper plate. 7" x 7" x 0.25"

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    The only problem is I need .200" so the block will fit underneath my graphics cards. Solution:

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    After plainning, I scribed out the drawing onto the copper. If you look closely on the drawing you can see the start of the O-ring being drawn in but we decided to go with a gasket setup instead since space is so limited.

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    After scribing, I broke 2 9/64 end mills I switched to a 3/16 and got the rpm and feeds right.

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    This is all I have done for now. I am going to do as much as possible with the larger end mill then I will switch to a smaller one for the tiny channel areas. After the channels are milled I will go back with some files and sandpaper to clean up the rough areas.

    I hope to have more soon! :D
     
  16. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    Wow looks great man keep it up
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Sweet, custom NB/SB block.
     
  18. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Amazing! :jawdrop:
     
  19. Monkey Puzzle

    Monkey Puzzle Minimodder

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    That's a beautiful looking reservoir. Are you going to be running one loop from that Danger Den CPX? I think it may well struggle with all the 180 degree bends of the NB-SB block and CPU/GFX as well.
     
  20. Kewtdz

    Kewtdz Hydros Core

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    Update

    Well I am only going to be running a loop for my CPU and NB/SB. I don't really need liquid for the graphics cards I am using. Also for the mosfets I am going to make a passive heat sink but I will tell you more about that when I get closer to making it.

    For now here are a couple more photos:

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    I am going in tomorrow for about 7 hours so I will have more then. Thanks for all of the complements.
     

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