Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by k.3nny, 20 Nov 2012.
Love where this is heading
especially liking the roof window
This is going to be one epic build
Doing me great that people are willing to put some effort into reacting on builds, more reactons - more updates, Counts for all buildlogs!
Awesome job so far Kenneth. Waiting for the next update.
Thnks ! Yes i need some little parts then i can move the hardware and finish it up
Well, My budget has reached his max point (49 euro) so yeah, All i can do is take the my daily and strip it down so i could do the heart transplant also using some other parts
Also created a new powercable fot the pump and sleeved it
Because i was so busy i forget to take pictures, i spend around 6 hours today on the setup and case.
Here some random pics, less text more pics
Thats it for this update !
Main point was i could re-use 3 pieces of solid tubing, glady saved me 10 euro on a new 2 meter acrylic pipe!
Budget modding is always fun to do, and see what u can realy achieve with less expensive things
Case: 110 euro
Alu sheet / paracord: 25 euro
Splitted order with a pal HighFlow.nl: 60 euro 20 Euro my costs
2 liter Demiwater: 4 euro
Mat black vinyl : Free
Total 159 euro
Got 1 euro left, The point was i had some things laying around, could save on those allot
good job on the re-using and a nice job on a budget.
Making Acrylic tube yourself!
Time to explain how to make acrylic tubing * my english is not THAT good!!!!
First of al, search and use object for the bends, i prefer steel, it keeps the heat stuck, and doesnt cool down your acrylic pipe that quick.
Always make the tube longer than u need!, the bends can not come out how u want sometimes (weakspots)
I use a Power suply 7mm thick cord (EU)
I prefer a hairdryer, because u cannot overheat the tube and it wont make it to warm so you pull the tube flat.
If the tube is hot enough, u cant start bending the pipe, dont pull to hard otherwise u get a flat spot at the end of the pipe.
If u are at the point that your tubing is bend and lined up with the fittings u can cut it to size
I used a cheapo rotary tool and a dremel atachment (sanding barrel P120)
My working situation xD!
Tape it 7/8mm of the edge, so you know you dont get an ugly spot above your fitting
only sand the tube till its frosted! dont use pressure, dont create flatspots, the pipe is sold as 12mm but the exact size is 12.3/12.7! so yes just a little touch all around is enough! finish it up with sandpaper Grid P400 so the rubber ring wil fit nicely!
Test the fitting
Thats it for this little guide
Further on with this update!
ready to be cleaned and Filled up !
After draining the loop, i put fresh and new water in it, Then started to play with Mayhems red Dye!
Gonna leave it like that for now, maybe some more or ill thin it up, we will see in the future
Rest of the pics.
I really like the look of that bent acrylic pipe.
Yep that pipe looks much better than tubing. nice work and thanx for showing how you did it.
Brave to strip a PSU; you must be a ninja
Thanks for the tutorial!
I still can't decide whether I should use nickel or acrylic tubing in my next build...
No problem glad to show off the things you can do
Nah, Just Challenge accepted its still running flawless, i had it on prime 95 and furmark for some stresstests nothing changed, i think i did a good job
Acrylic is the way man !
no stains always perfect sight
Awesome mod Kenny.
Nice result from a hair drier too, thanks for the tut.
wooah. I got a similar case (lian li pc-9f) and what you have done is very different from any integration sketch I did That is what makes me believe you job is great! ^^
Thnks guys !
Looks realy cool. Me like the idea of using those plastic tubes
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