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Scratch Build – In Progress Ioncito v2.0 [Update TODAY]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by elGafas, 27 Oct 2009.

  1. ednismod

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    That is sweeeeettttt!
     
  2. elGafas

    elGafas Myopic

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    Thanks for your comments.

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  3. elGafas

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    Assembly test:
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  4. shakka65

    shakka65 New Member

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    Like Chico and the Man would say "Looking Good" incredible mod keep going.
     
  5. elGafas

    elGafas Myopic

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    Thanks shakka!

    Teaser:
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    Still can't find a Laing DDC or compatible pump and the case is almost done :S
     
  6. elGafas

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    Motherboard cooling mod:

    The mod consists in replacing the factory thermalpad and thermal compound. For this I used Tuniq TX2 and a 0.75mm copper sheet.

    It's really easy to remove the heatsink, just remove the 4 screws from the back and it pops out.

    Here you can see how the factory compounds look like:
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    Closer:
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    After cleaning the factory stuff we proceed to replace both compounds.

    Tuniq TX2 and copper sheet in place:
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    Now the temps (It's really hot in this room couse it's summer, 35°c)
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    After the mod:
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  7. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    Nice progress. Outstanding craftsmanship, its great to see that people have this kind of talent. Keep up the great work!:thumb:
     
  8. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Is it me, or did you completely move away from watercooling this rig?

    I mean, I still see a rad, a res and I also see that you're looking for a Laing DDC, but I also see improving the heat dissipation of the stock heatsink on the motherboard, the RAM is aircooled now AND I also see aircooling on your GPU.

    So, what's the deal here? Whatever happened to that custom block for the motherboard? Isn't that one going to return, even though it's a different motherboard? And what about the RAM cooler?
     
  9. elGafas

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    I'm still going to watercool this baby, changed the RAM cause the OCZ sucked at performance and modded the heatsink to practice some OC till I can get a pump.
     
  10. elGafas

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    Sorry I'm not updating as I used to... I'm having time/cash problems...

    Here you can see the result of hours and hours of sanding and fixing scratchs and holes... smooth and rounded bezels/edges.
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    I just love the effect of Enermax Cluster's white light on the hardware.
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    TODO List:
    Cut the back plexy window.
    Sidepanels.
    Alu Grills.
    Case feet.
    Build the HDD cage + case floor.
    Buy a Laing DDC pump + some new fittings.
    Buy a SSD to reduce even more the power consumption.
    Get a Job to afford all from above.
     
  11. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Sweet - looks really good with the Enermax fans inside the case. ;)

    Quick question: Is it your camera, or do those fans actually have BLUE light? I find it a bit of a shame that they don't come with plain white light, now that they're coloured in such a nice, bright white colour.
     
  12. elGafas

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    It's the camera, I hate KODAK!!!!
     
  13. elGafas

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    Rad grill:
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    Needs fileing and sanding.
     
  14. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    :jawdrop:
    How did you do that? Fretsaw?
     
  15. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Looks really cool!

    How much air it'll actually allow to pass through is a totally different story - sometimes modding is not so much about practicality, but a matter of aestethics. ;)
     
  16. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Lovin' this worklog! Good luck with finding a job dude!
     
  17. Evenge

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    That rad grill looks awesome! :rock:
     
  18. elGafas

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    ScrollSaw with metal cutting blade.

    Hehehe :rock::rock::rock:

    Thanks!

    Thank You.
     
  19. elGafas

    elGafas Myopic

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    Pump, Delphi DDC1A-VC:
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    Blue led + Blue UV water:
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    A few pics of the sidepanels while I lethercoated them:
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  20. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Dude, you badly need a new camera ;)

    But the rest looks really good, as usual.
     
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